Haji Muhammad Abdul Wahhab (Urdu: حاجی محمد عبد الوہاب, Ḥājī Muḥammad ‘Abdul-Wahhāb; b. 1922) is an Islamic preacher and the amir (leader) of Tablighi Jamaat in Pakistan.
Muhammad Abdul Wahhab was born in Delhi, British India, in 1922. He originally hails from Karnal District Hariyana. He attended Islamia College, Lahore. After graduation he worked as a tehsildar in pre-partition India. In his youth he also worked for Majlis-e-Ahrar-e-Islam.
Abdul Wahhab joined the Tablighi Jamaat during the life of its founder, Muhammad Ilyas Kandhlawi. 1st January 1944 was haji sahab’s first day at Nizamuddin Markaz. He got the sohbah of Molana Ilyas (reh) for six months he was also hazrat’s khadim in molana’s last days. He left his job to devote his time and effort to the Jamaat, and he was one of the first five people in Pakistan who offered their entire life for doing Tabligh work. He was a direct companion of Maulana Muhammad Ilyas Kandhlawi, Yusuf Kandhlawi, and Inamul Hasan Kandhlawi.
Muhammad Shafi Quraishi (1903–1971) was the first regular amir of the Tablighi Jamaat in Pakistan; he was succeeded by Haji Muhammad Bashir (1919–1992). Abdul Wahhab succeeded Bashir as the third regular amir for Pakistan.He is based at Raiwind Markaz, the movement’s headquarters in the country, where he heads a shura (council). He is also a member of the movement’s alami shura (world council) based in Nizamuddin, Delhi, India.
He is a disciple of Abdul Qadir Raipuri (1878–1962).
As of the 2013/2014 issue, he is ranked #13 in The Muslim 500, a list of the 500 most influential Muslims in the world, due to his worldwide influence as a leading figure of the Tablighi Jamaat.
In October 2013 it was reported that the name of Haji Abdul Wahhab was suggested to head a loya jirga in preparation for peace talks with the Pakistani Taliban. In February 2014 it was reported that during consultations with a committee, TTP commanders of different factions recommended that the names of Haji Abdul Wahhab, Maulana Sami’ul Haq, Dr. Abdul Qadeer Khan, and other leaders be added in the government peace committee