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Profile: Maulana Tariq Jamil

Aamir Tariq 04:00 PM | 24 Jan, 2023
Profile: Maulana Tariq Jamil
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Maulana Tariq Jamil is a revered Pakistani Islamic scholar, television personality, philanthropist and entrepreneur.

As a religious scholar, he is respected nationally and internationally. He is known for his work as a preacher, mentor and communicator. As a television figure, he speaks on topics related to Islamic teachings, contemporary morals, social and political values and humanitarianism. 

Maulana Tariq Jamil has a massive following in and outside Pakistan. He has written several books on Islam and delivered lectures on religion at universities and Islamic centres around the world. Some of his books are:

• Majmua Bayanat-e-Jameel

• Hamare Masail Ka Hal

• Guldasta-e-Ahle Bayt

• Allah ko Apna Banalo

• Aao Jannat Pukarti Hai 

• Bikhray Moti

• Pur Taseer Iman Afroz Waqiat

• Allah se Sulha Karlo

Some of Maulana Tariq Jamil's major contributions include his efforts to promote peace, harmony and understanding between Muslims and people of other faiths. He advocates interfaith, inter-ethnicity and inter-sect harmony for a peaceful world.

Maulana Tariq Jamil is known for his humanitarian efforts and has been involved in various charitable projects both in Pakistan and abroad. He has worked to promote education and social welfare in Pakistan and set up schools and hospitals for the poor and the unprivileged.

A look at his background shows that Maulana Tariq Jamil comes from a rural area. He was born in Tulambah near Multan on October 1, 1953 and he carries a primeval hierarchy of the Muslim Rajputs. His father was an agriculturist and was respected in his area. He was raised in Mian Channu City where he spent his childhood.

Maulana Tariq Jamil came to Lahore for education later. He did his matriculation from Central Model School Lower Mall and then FSc from the Government College Lahore with high grades. He took admission to MBBS in the King Edward Medical College in Lahore. Later, he realized his leaning towards spirituality and switched to Islamic education. He studied the Holy Quran, Hadith, Sharia, Tasawwuf, logic and Fiqh at Jamia Arabia in Raiwind, Lahore. He is the student of the late Mufti Yousuf Ludhianvi, a Deoband scholar.

Maulana Tariq Jamil has travelled from Asia to Africa, Europe, Australia and the Muslim world in search of knowledge.

As a reformist, Maulana Tariq Jamil changed the lives of many Pakistani cricketers like Saeed Anwar, Inzamam-ul-Haq, Mohammad Yousuf, Saqlain Mushtaq, Mushtaq Ahmed and Saleem Malik. He inspired the late Pakistani singer JunaidJamshaid to change the course of his life. Pakistani actors like Veena Malik, Feroze Khan, Hamza Ali Abbasi and many othersare deeply influenced by Maulana Tariq Jamil’s teachings.

Maulana Tariq Jamil was given the President’s Pride of Performance award in 2020. He was named twice among The 500 Most Influential Muslims. He was named as one as of The 500 Most Influential Muslims in the world by the Royal Aal al-Bayt Institute for Islamic Thought in Jordan from 2013 to 2019 and then again in 2022.

As a young man, Maulana Tariq Jamil planned to join the showbiz industry as a singer or actor but the Almighty had something else in store for him.

In March 2021, he launched his flagship clothing brand named MTJ with its headquarters in Karachi. It is claimed the revenue from the business is used to fund the religious seminaries and hospitals he runs. He launched the Maulana Tariq Jamil Foundation, which is a non-profit organisation in Tulamba, Khanewal.

Maulana Tariq Jamil is on social media and he has his own YouTube Channel named Tariq Jamil Official since March 29, 2017. Currently, he has more than 5.49M subscribers with more than one million views. He received Silver and Gold Buttons from YouTube in 2018 and 2019, respectively. 

Recently, Maulana Tariq Jamil suffered a heart attack in Canada. He survived the heart attack and is now recovering at home.

Aamir Tariq
Aamir Tariq

The writer is a staff member.

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KARACHI - Following are the foreign currency exchange rates for US Dollar, Saudi Riyal, UK Pound Sterling, U.A.E. Dirham, European Euro, and other foreign currencies in Pakistan open market on February 9, 2023 (Thursday).

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)

Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar ‎USD 271.9 274.85
Euro EUR 294.7 297.7
UK Pound Sterling GBP 331 334.2
U.A.E Dirham AED 75.3 76
Saudi Riyal SAR 73.2 73.9
Australian Dollar AUD 191.3 193.7
Bahrain Dinar BHD 732.35 740.35
Canadian Dollar CAD 205 207.2
China Yuan CNY 40.72 41.12
Danish Krone DKK 39.92 40.32
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.08 35.43
Indian Rupee INR 3.35 3.46
Japanese Yen JPY 2 2.16
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 900.32 909.32
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 64.65 65.25
New Zealand Dollar NZD 173.63 175.63
Norwegians Krone NOK 27.12 27.42
Omani Riyal OMR 715.53 723.57
Qatari Riyal ‎QAR 75.64 76.34
Singapore Dollar SGD 208.03 210.03
Swedish Korona SEK 26.1 26.4
Swiss Franc CHF 298.06 300.56
Thai Bhat THB 8.25 8.4

KARACHI – The price of a single tola of 24-karat gold in Pakistan is Rs193,700 on Thursday. The price of 10 grams of 24k gold was recorded at Rs166,070.

Likewise, 10 grams of 22k gold were being traded for Rs167,318 while a single tola of 22-karat gold was being sold at Rs 195,157.

Note: The gold rate in Pakistan is fluctuating according to the international market so the price is never been fixed. The below rates are provided by local gold markets and Sarafa Markets of different cities.

City Gold Silver
Lahore PKR 193,700 PKR 2,350
Karachi PKR 193,700 PKR 2,350
Islamabad PKR 193,700 PKR 2,350
Peshawar PKR 193,700 PKR 2,350
Quetta PKR 193,700 PKR 2,350
Sialkot PKR 193,700 PKR 2,350
Attock PKR 193,700 PKR 2,350
Gujranwala PKR 193,700 PKR 2,350
Jehlum PKR 193,700 PKR 2,350
Multan PKR 193,700 PKR 2,350
Bahawalpur PKR 193,700 PKR 2,350
Gujrat PKR 193,700 PKR 2,350
Nawabshah PKR 193,700 PKR 2,350
Chakwal PKR 193,700 PKR 2,350
Hyderabad PKR 193,700 PKR 2,350
Nowshehra PKR 193,700 PKR 2,350
Sargodha PKR 193,700 PKR 2,350
Faisalabad PKR 193,700 PKR 2,350
Mirpur PKR 193,700 PKR 2,350

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