Name of Organization   TEHREEK-E-JAFRIA

 

Formation  

Established-1979

Tehreek e Jafria is a Shia political party that was established in 1979 by the name of Tehreek Nifaz Fiqah Jafria[1], which was later split into two groups, one was headed by Allama Hamid Ali Moosavi which kept the original name TNFJ and the second was headed by Allama Arif Husseini which was named Tehreek e Jafria in 1994 [2]. After the assassination of Allama Arif Husseini in 1988, the party was led by Allama Sajid Naqvi. 

 

Leadership   Allama Arif Husseini (founder)

Allama Arif Husseini broke away from the original group TNFJ and created Tehreek e Jafria. He remained the organization’s leader till his death in 1988. No more information regarding Arif Husseini is available [3].

Current Leader
Allama Sajid Naqvi is the current leader of the organization, he assumed control of the organization after the death of Allama Arif Husseini [4].  

 

School of Thought   Shia

Shias consider Hazrat Ali as the first true leader of the Muslim Community. The religious practice of Shia’s revolves around the remembrance of Hazrat Ali’s younger son Hazrat Imam Hussain who was martyred in the city of Karbala in Iraq in the year in 680 Ad[5].  

 

Structure of the Organization  

Unknown 

 

Financial Resources  

Financial resources are unknown, but the affiliated groups like Sipah e Abbas,Sipah e Ahle Bait and youth organization Imamia student organization are believed or assumed to play a role in the funding of the organization [6].

 

Status  

Proscribed in 2002 by General Musharraf, started functioning under the name of Tehreek e Islami [7].

 

Recruitment tools & demographics  

Recruitment sources of the group are unknown but they have affiliated organizations like:
 Sipah e Abbas,
 Sipah e Ahle Bait and
 Youth organizations like Imamia Student Organization so it is assumed these affiliated groups play a role in the recruitment [8].

 

Ideology  

Protect rights and interests of Shias [9] 

 

Areas of Operation   Mainly in Jhang, Pakistan. 

 

Linkages   The organization has links with its splinter group Sipah e Muhammad Pakistan (SMP) [10].
 
Tools   Unknown 
    Audio / Video:
Unknown 

Social Media:
Unknown 
Facebook:
The group is active on facebook
https://www.facebook.com/TahreekJaffriah 
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Tehreek-e-Jafria-Mandi-Bahaudin/179608438776228 

 
 

web site   http://www.jsopakistan.org/ 
Name Variations   Tehreek e Jafria is also known as Tehreek e Islami 
 

Who they are

Tehreek e Jafria is a Shia outfit which focuses on protecting the interests of the shia community in Pakistan. It is believed to be involved in militant activities against Sipah e Sahaba in Jhang through the help of its splinter group Sipah e Muhammad Pakistan [11]. Information regarding the violent incidents carried by the organization are unknown.

History

1979-Tehreek e Jafria was created in 1979 to protect interests of the Shia minority in Pakistan under the name of Tehreek e Nifaz Fiqah Jafria [12]. The organization was later split into two groups’ one group led by Allama Hamid Moosavi and the other group headed by Allama Arif Husseini which was named Tehreek e Jafria in 1994.
After the death of Allama Arif Husseini in 1988, Allama Sajid Naqvi became the leader of Tehreek e Jafria
[13].

Organization's Message

The message of the organization is to create a pure Islamic state and protect the interests of the Shia community [14].

Target Audience

The organization focuses on the Shia Community.

Tools

Tehreek e Jafria uses the social media like facebook pages to disseminate its agenda. It also has a website.


http://tahreek.org/
Webpage for the Tahreek’s ‘Islamic Portal’.

 

 
 

Splinter Groups

N/A

 

 

References:

[1] http://www.globalsecurity.org/military/world/pakistan/tjp.htm  

[2] http://www.satp.org/satporgtp/countries/pakistan/terroristoutfits/TJP.htm

[3] ibid

[4] ibid

[5] Blanchard C. M. (2009). Shia Islam: Development and Basic Tenets. Shia Practices and Core Beliefs. January 28, 2009. Congressional Research Service (CRS). Retrieved on: December 27, 2012.Retrieved from: http://www.fas.org/irp/crs/RS21745.pdf.

[6] Terrorist Group of Pakistan. Tehreek e Jafria http://www.satp.org/satporgtp/countries/pakistan/terroristoutfits/TJP.htm

[7] http://www.globalsecurity.org/military/world/pakistan/tjp.htm

[8] Terrorist Group of Pakistan. Tehreek e Jafria http://www.satp.org/satporgtp/countries/pakistan/terroristoutfits/TJP.htm

[9] Ibid

[10] Ibid

[11] http://www.satp.org/satporgtp/countries/pakistan/terroristoutfits/TJP.htm

[12] http://www.globalsecurity.org/military/world/pakistan/tjp.htm

[13] http://www.satp.org/satporgtp/countries/pakistan/terroristoutfits/TJP.htm

[14] Ibid

[15] http://www.satp.org/satporgtp/countries/pakistan/terroristoutfits/SMP.htm

[16] Blanchard C. M. (2009). Shia Islam: Development and Basic Tenets. Shia Practices and Core Beliefs. January 28, 2009. Congressional Research Service (CRS). Retrieved on: December 27, 2012.Retrieved from: http://www.fas.org/irp/crs/RS21745.pdf

[17] Amir Rana and Waqar Gillani (November 24, 2003). Iran not funding ISO: Shirazi. DailyTimes.com. Accessed online http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/default.asp?page=story_24-11-2003_pg7_20