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Tabligh is a name associated with one of the most important 20th-century Islamic reform movements. It is an Islamic term, a synonym of da'wah, referring to the call or invitation to Islam in particular and the call to good deeds in general. Tabligh, an Arabic infinitive word stemming from the root b-l-‘, literally means to transmit, to deliver, or to convey. Even though this term does not exist in the Qur'an in infinitive form, its verb forms are used occasionally meaning “delivering the message of God” (5:67, 7:62–68, 33:39, 46:23).

Tabligh became known as the name of an influential Islamic revival movement, Tablighi Jama'at, that originated in the Muslim community in India in the first decades of the 20th century and spread elsewhere within the Muslim ...

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