The spread of the Tablighi Jama'at across Western, Central and Eastern Java and the role of Indian Muslim diaspora
Farish A. Noor
Date of Issue2009
S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies
The Tablighi Jama'at is perhaps the single biggest Muslim missionary movement in the world today that nonetheless has features unique to itself; such as its aim of primarily converting fellow Muslims to what it feels is the correct mode of Muslim religious life. Since its formation in India during the early stages of the 20th century, the Tablighi Jama'at has now developed the most extensive network of mosques, centres and bases for its itinerant members all over the planet, and Southeast Asia is no exception.
RSIS Working Papers ; 175/09