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Islami Jamiat-e-Talaba Pakistan Source: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Islami_Jamiat-e-Talaba_Pakistan

Islami Jamiat-e-Talaba Pakistan
اسلامی جمعیتِ طلبہ پاکستان
PresidentShakeel Ahmad
Secretary-GeneralAsad Ali Qureshi
Assist. Sec. GeneralFaizan Bhatti
Assist. Sec. GeneralSadiq Raheem
FounderSayyid Abul A'la Maududi
Founded23 December 1947, Lahore
HeadquartersIchhra, Lahore
IdeologyIslamism[1]
Islamic revivalism[1]
Islamic socialism[1]
Islamic teachings[1]
Social justice[1]
Patriotism[1]
Political Islam[1]
Revolutionary[1]
Pan-Islamism[1]
National affiliationJamaat-e-Islami Pakistan
International affiliation
Slogan"To build the lives of human beings on the exact parameters of Allah's orders and teachings of Prophet Muhammad to seek absolute obedience of Allah"[1]
Website
www.jamiat.org.pk

Islami Jamiat-e-Talaba (Urdu: اسلامی جمعیتِ طلبہ ) abbr. IJT is the largest student organisation in Pakistan. It was founded by 25 students on 23 December 1947 at Lahore, Pakistan.[2] Islami Jamiat-e-Talaba is working in Pakistan to eliminate the non-Islamic elements and secularism from the curriculum and teachings of the educational institutions of Pakistan.[3][4][5] It is a member of the International Islamic Federation of Student Organizations and the World Assembly of Muslim Youth.

IJT was influenced mainly by the works of the late Syed Abul-Ala Maududi and Maulana Naeem Siddiqui.[6] It is an Islamic organization whose stated mission is to preach Islam to students of modern institutions throughout Pakistan. From the 1970s until about the early 1990s it was also the main ideological engine powering the concept of political Islam on the country's university and college campuses. It attempts to promote its vision of Islamic values and glorify the image of Islam through various means.[7] Its main fields are the modern educational institutions, i.e. colleges and universities across Pakistan, though many local sub-divisions are active at the school level, like Bazm-e-Sathi, Bazm-e-Paigham, Bazm-e-Roshni.[8][9]

History[edit]

Islami Jamiat-e-Talaba was founded on 23 December 1947 in Lahore, and is one of the oldest student organizations in Pakistan. The headquarters of IJT is in the city of Lahore.[10] Islami Jamiat-e-Talaba's ideology is not based on any language and ethnic origin. The women's wing of the party, with the same ideology but with a separate structure and organisation, is known as Islami Jamiat-e-Talibaat.

It has a counterpart of the same ideology but with a complete, separate and independent structure and organisation, known as Jamiat Talaba Arabia Pakistan. (JT Arabia works in religious institutions of Pakistan.)[11]

Islami Jamiat-e-Talaba is continuously struggling by keeping their voice up for the revival of students unions after the ban.[12]

Motto[edit]

Islami Jamiat Talaba's purpose or motto is "To seek the pleasure of Allah Almighty by ordering human life in accordance with the principles laid down by Allah and His Messenger Muhammad (peace be upon him)."[13]

  1. Dawah (Call to Allah) - Conveying the message of Islam to the students and inspiring them to acquire knowledge and to arouse in them the sense of responsibility to practice Islam in full.
  2. Organization - To organize the students who are ready to partake in the struggle for establishing the Islamic way of life within the fold of this organization.
  3. Training - To take appropriate steps to impart Islamic knowledge among the students integrated under the organization to make them men of character, capable of braving the challenges of Jahilyah and, thus, to prove the superiority of Islam.
  4. Islamic Education Movement and Student-oriented Problems - To struggle for changing the existing system of education on the basis of Islamic values to build up ideal citizens and enhance leadership to solve real problems of the students.[14]
  5. Establishing Islamic Social Order - To strive tooth-and-nail to establish Islamic social order for freeing humanity from all forms of economic exploitation, political oppression and cultural servitude.

List of chief administrators[edit]

No. Year(s) Name
1 December 1947– October 1950 Zafarullah Khan
2 November 1950 – September 1951 Mohammad Naseem
3 October 1951 – October 1952 Khurram Murad
4 November 1952 – July 1953 Israr Ahmad[15]
5 August 1953 – October 1953 Murad Ali Shah
6 November 1953 – September 1955 Khurshid Ahmad[16]
7 October 1955 – December 1956 Hussain Khan
8 December 1957 – October 1958 Absar Alam
9 November 1958 – November 1962 Mohammad Hussain Khan
10 December 1962 – November 1964 Mehboob Ali
11 December 1964 – October 1967 Syed Munawar Hassan
12 November 1967 – November 1969 Kamal Khan
13 November 1969 – September 1971 Motiur Rahman Nizami
14 October 1971 – August 1972 Tasneem Alam Manzar
15 September 1972 – September 1975 Zafar Jamal Baloch
16 October 1975 – September 1977 Abdul Malik Mujahid
17 October 1977 – August 1979 Liaqat Baloch
18 September 1979 – September 1982 Shabbir Ahmad
19 October 1982 – June 1984 Mairajuddin Khan
20 July 1984 – August 1984 Ejaz Chaudhry
21 September 1984 – August 1986 Syed Rashid Naseem
22 October 1986 – September 1988 Ameer Azeem
23 October 1988 – September 1991 Sirajul Haq[17]
24 October 1991 – September 1993 Izharul Haq
25 October 1993 – January 1995 Owais Qasim
26 February 1995 – January 1998 Waqas Anjum Jafry
27 February 1998 – February 2000 Hafiz Naeem Rehman
28 February 2000 – February 2002 Mushtaq Ahmad
29 February 2002 – February 2004 Navaid Anwar
30 February 2004 – February 2006 Zubair Ahmad
31 February 2006 – February 2008 Nasrullah Goraya
32 February 2008 – February 2010 Ateeq Rehman
33 February 2010 – February 2012 Abdul Rasheed
34 February 2012 – February 2014 Zubair Safdar
35 February 2014 – February 2016 Zubair Hafeez Shaikh
36 February 2016 – February 2018 Sohaibuddin Kakakhel
37 February 2018 – February 2020 Amir Nagra
38 February 2020 – February 2022 Hamza Siddiqui
39 February 2022 – Present Shakeel Ahmad

Controversies[edit]

Islami Jamiat-e-Talaba has been continuously speaking against campus violence in the name of ethnicity.[18][19][20][21] It has been allegedly linked with Islamic Brotherhood but IJT denies any link and said that, "It is a false accusation to disrupt our mission by the secular lobbies".

Notable alumni[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j "Mission statement of Islami Jamiat-e-Talaba". jamiat.org.pk. Retrieved 13 December 2018.
  2. ^ Nadeem F. Paracha (18 August 2012). "Bleeding green: The rise and fall of the IJT (Islami Jamiat-e-Talaba)". Dawn (newspaper). Retrieved 12 December 2018.
  3. ^ Constitution: Islami Jamiat-e-Talaba Pakistan GoogleBooks website, Retrieved 13 December 2018
  4. ^ Paracha, Nadeem F. (16 August 2012). "Bleeding green: The rise or fall of the IJT". DAWN.COM. Retrieved 29 June 2020.
  5. ^ "Islami Jamiat E Talaba | News Updates from Pakistan | eTribune". The Express Tribune. Retrieved 29 June 2020.
  6. ^ "Other side of the coin: On IJT's call, PU seeks action against Pakhtun students". The Express Tribune. 14 April 2017. Retrieved 29 June 2020.
  7. ^ "Campus politics: No ban on rallies can stop IJT from protest". The Express Tribune. 13 April 2017. Retrieved 29 June 2020.
  8. ^ "PU teachers fret over IJT's rising influence". The Express Tribune. 30 October 2017. Retrieved 29 June 2020.
  9. ^ "Banning student events: IJT to challenge government's decision at LHC". The Express Tribune. 13 April 2017. Retrieved 29 June 2020.
  10. ^ "Other side of the coin: On IJT's call, PU seeks action against Pakhtun students". The Express Tribune. 14 April 2017. Retrieved 29 June 2020.
  11. ^ "Campus politics: No ban on rallies can stop IJT from protest". The Express Tribune. 13 April 2017. Retrieved 29 June 2020.
  12. ^ "United we stand: '2017 will be the year of revival of student unions'". The Express Tribune. 9 February 2017. Retrieved 29 June 2020.
  13. ^ Mission statement of Islami Jamiat-e-Talaba Retrieved 13 December 2018
  14. ^ "Youth should be ready to bring about real change". thenews.com.pk. Retrieved 29 June 2020.
  15. ^ Prominent scholar Dr Israr Ahmed dies Profile and obituary on Dawn (newspaper), Published 15 April 2010, Retrieved 12 December 2018
  16. ^ Profile of Khurshid Ahmad on theamericanmuslim.org website Retrieved 12 December 2018
  17. ^ Changing traditions: Sirajul Haq picked to head JI (Jamaat-e-Islami) The Express Tribune (newspaper), 31 March 2014, Retrieved 12 December 2018
  18. ^ Rahul (28 October 2018). "Islami Jamiat-e-Talaba students at IIU assault waiter". The Nation.
  19. ^ Baloch, Shah Meer; Musyani, Zafar (16 November 2018). "Islami Jamiat-e-Talaba | Pakistan's Dark History of Student Extremists". The Diplomat. Retrieved 11 March 2020.
  20. ^ Ahmed, Hassaan (21 March 2019). "Islami Jamiat-e-Talaba attacked us: Punjab University students". Daily Times. Retrieved 11 March 2020.
  21. ^ "Islami Jamiat-e-Talaba Refutes Militant Link Charge". Kashmir Observer. 1 May 2019. Retrieved 11 March 2020.
  22. ^ Sheikh Rasheed Ahmed

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