Maulana Tariq Jamil is a well known scholar from Pakistan. He was born to a fudel lord (famous but unkown to us) and his parents had aspirations for him to become a doctor. After matriculation (secondary school), he attended college in the city of Lahore. Here he resided in hostel with some friends. One of the residents would approach Maulana and talk to him about tabligh, however Maulana would kick him out of the room.
There was also a disabled person who lived in the hostel and Maulana was touched and inspired by the dedication and devotion this person would show in attending Salah, despite living on the fourth floor. As a consequence he first went to Jamaat for 3 days, and then spent more time in Jamaat. After completing a period of four months in Jamaat, Maulana decided to leave his medical studies and enrol for the Alim course at Raiwind Madrassah. As a result of leaving his medical studies his parents disowned him. After 10 years of study Maulana graduated as an Alim.
He has travelled accross the world to deliver speeches and has touched the hearts of many, including Saeed Anwar, Junaid Jamshed and Yousuf Youhana. Very recently (March 2010) Maulana suffered a heart attack though he is recovering well at this moment in time.
May Allah give long life and good health to Maulana Tariq Jamil in order that the Ummah continue to benefit from him.
Adapted from www.tariqjamil.org
Some of Maulana’s Urdu speeches can be heard at the following website. Islam Bayanaat