Maulana Saad Kandhalvi is the great-grandson of Maulana Muhammad Ilyas, the founder of the Tabligh Jamat (TJ) missionary movement and the grandson of its second ameer. He is currently the head of the TJ centre in Nizamuddin, New Delhi, India. A recent falling out with other leaders has led to some clashes between rival followers and a fatwa issued by Deoband criticising Maulana Saad’s leadership has led to further ramifications worldwide including at Biswa Ijtema, Bangladesh, the second largest religious congregation of Muslims after Hajj.
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