Maulana is the title preceding the name of respected Muslim religious leaders, in particular graduates of religious institutions, e.g. a madrassa or a Darul Aloom, or scholars who have studied under other Islamic scholars. In short a person who have huge knowledge about Islam in all manners can be a Maulana.
Tariq Jamil was born on 1 October 1953 in Mian Channu, Pakistan. Jamil belongs to the Sahu subtribe of Chauhan Rajputs. His family ruled Tulamba during the reign of Sher Shah Suri, who also distributed the lands around Tulamba.
Jamil completed his primary education at Central Model School, Lahore. He is an alumnus of Government College University, Lahore, and received his Islamic education from Jamia Arabia, Raiwind, where he studied the Qur’an, hadiths, Sufism, logic, and fiqh.
Jamil enrolled in King Edward Medical College after finishing a pre-medical education from Government College Lahore, but he left the college without completing his MBBS when he decided to pursue religious education.