The movement of Tableeghi Jamaat is being utilised by
the enemies of Islam as an effective instrument in their struggle to prevent the
emergence of a true Islamic movement in Europe and elsewhere in the world.
Therefore, it is incumbent on all Muslims to disown it and discourage its
activity in every way. The British were continually looking for ways of
infiltrating and subverting Islam. They kept, through their comprehensive spy
network, a very careful eye, on any new Muslim group and movement. The Tableeghi
Jamaat was set up under the British Rule in India. After closely watching the
Jamaat for some time, the British realised that here was exactly what they were
looking for, a movement that totally absorbed the energy of its members and yet
did not threaten British domination in any way as the doctrine of Jihad was
totally absent in this movement. They saw that instead of the Jamaat's directing
their energies outwardly towards their legitimate Kaafir enemies, was now
directed inwardly towards the rest of the Muslims. Therefore, it was a group
that was allowed to flourish. This news was spread to other interested parties.
The book that is held by
many among the Tableeghi Jamaat to be as important as the study of the Quran
itself is the "Teachings of Islam." In "Teachings of Islam"
the Jamaat says that there is "NO WAY to gain honour, happiness, peace and
tranquillity in this life OTHER THAN to adopt and firmly hold on to the work and
system of Tabligh." This statement shows that the Tableeghi Jamaat wants to
be an exclusive sect of Muslims, which excludes all other Muslims who do not
follow its peculiar definition of what it means to convey the message of Islam,
a definition which is clearly and erroneous and far removed from the one which
Allah gives in the Quran. One can only conclude from this statement that all
other Muslims are considered by them to be misguided.
If one reads through their five point action plan which the
author of "Teachings of Islam" says that one must put into practice and
"will automatically ensure the growth and expansion of Islam in its true
form." He claims that this is the Prophetic method and was followed by their
ancestors and early Muslims. If one looks deeply, this five point action plan
meets the complete approval of the enemies of Islam, since there is no mention
anywhere of anything which might even slightly inconvenience a Kaafir
government. How different this is from the actual practice of the Prophet
(sallal laahu alaihi wasallam)!
From the day the Prophet (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam)
made his Prophethood public, the very people who held him in high regards became
hostile to him. Whenever the message of Islam is truly conveyed, it strikes at
the very roots of every other system with which it comes into contact. How
different is the case with the Tableeghi Jamaat. The British Weekly, "The
Economist", the mouthpiece of the Kufaar, in its article entitled "The
Other Side of Islam" pays glowing tribute to the Tableeghi Jamaat, saying,
"So long as such movements exist, and attract millions of Muslims, essential
Islam remains alive and well." Even the Kaafir authorities positively
welcome what is happening, as they clearly do in the case of the Tableeghi
Jamaat, because they know that other than the true Islam is being propagated.
Their brand of true Islam only centres around Ijtima, Ghust,
Chilla and Kitaab reading. To them, Moulood, Urs Celebrations, Esaale Sawaab,
the Recitation of Salaams, visiting of the Mazaars of Awliya Allah, etc. are all
Shirk and Bid'at.
thousands of members of the Tableeghi Jamaat are utilising all their energy
exclusively inwards towards other Muslims and leaves the Kaafir powers to pursue
their Godless exploitation of the Muslims completely unimpeded. They have
defined Jihad to be "spreading the Kalima of Allah and enforcing of Allah's
Commandments." (Teachings of Islam). In the very same book, under the
heading of "General Principles", the following point is made - "No
controversial matter or points of secondary importance to be discussed at any
time .... and confine all talk to the main points of Tabligh." Thus, a
programme originally designed to ensure that the adherents of Tableeghi Jamaat
did not come into conflict with the British authorities in India has now been
extended to include all aspects of Kufaar domination in the world. The members
of the Jamaat are actually forbidden to question it at all. No wonder the
enemies of Islam are delighted.
This is the reason why the Tableeghi Jamaat moves freely in
Kufaar countries in Europe and the rest of the world, while other Muslims are
being imprisoned, tortured, and killed on a daily basis. In Israel, under
Zionist control, the Jamaat is allowed free access to any part to do "Allah's
Work" while Palestinian men, women and children, who are opposing Zionist
rule, are tortured and killed.
It is also not surprising that under the Apartheid government
in South Africa and under the cruel "State of Emergency" in which gatherings
were restricted and carefully monitored under the vigilant eye of the then
police force, the Ijtima's used to draw crowds of thousands of devotees - and
there was not a single policeman in sight. It is obvious. With the type of Islam
that they portrayed of being completely subservient to Kufaar politics and their
rejection of Jihad in all its practical aspects, this Jamaat was not even
considered as a threat. Not a word was uttered by the Jamaat's leaders
condemning the then Apartheid regime. This is their policy throughout the world
- do not condemn the Kufaar and the Kufaar governments!
The Jamaat has also flourished under the puppet governments of Muslim countries
who rule in the name of they Kaafir paymasters (Israel, America, Britain,
France, etc.) - thousands upon thousands as well-behaved, submissive Muslims
praying in their mosques, quite content to live under a system which is opposed
to Islam in every way and which is openly dedicated to the suppression of true
Islam wherever it emerges.
take over the local mosques for days at a time, sleeping and eating in them and
imposing their own programme in complete disregard of the actual needs and
on-going organisation of the community concerned.
They also cause great offence
to Muslims in the way that they disrupt the worship in the mosques they visit by
they announcements immediately after the Fard prayers and their offensive
recruitment drives. As a result of which is to keep away from the mosque many
people who would normally be present. They encourage and force poorer ignorant
Muslims to leave their family and places of work for 3, 10, 20, 40, etc. days
and go out for Ghast, while they themselves, belonging to the upper strata in
society have accumulate enough wealth to live comfortable lives. We often hear
their women-folk, of course, after being brainwashed by their husbands, as
saying "Allah will give us Jannat for allowing our husbands to go in the path
always treat those not in the Jamaat as inferior beings in need of guidance.
They often repeat the same speeches regardless of the people that they are
speaking to. Much of their activity is based on having a bad opinion of Muslims,
something in fact forbidden by Allah and completely contrary to the Messenger
(sallal laahu alaihi wasallam), who, as we know, refused to listen to
anything that would give him a bad opinion of any of the Muslims. In
"Teachings of Islam" they condemn all Muslims as only being involved in vice
and sinning. Besides, 99.9% of their devotees in South Africa belong to the
Gujerati community and look down upon other ethnic groups!
They address their message solely to Muslims, the vast majority of
whom are as knowledgeable or more knowledgeable than they themselves are,
ignoring the Kaafir populations among whom they move, who actually are the
people to whom the message should be directed. Allah's words are frequently, and
sometimes specifically, directed towards the Kufaar and the efforts of the
Prophet (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) and the Companions
(radiya'allahu 'anhum ajma'een) were devoted to conveying Islam to them
(kuffar). Even when they visit the African townships, their only aim is to
"convert" the poorer African Muslims (who have already reverted to Islam) to
their brand of Islam. In fact, they do not even pass the message of Islam to the
non-Muslims in the townships.
leaders of the Tableeghi Jamaat are sincere, let them hold their next annual
gathering on the East bank of Jordan and let them cross the river and march to
Al-Quds and liberate it from Jewish/Zionist occupation. Let them hold their
Ijtima near the Babri Masjid in India and counter-attack the might of Hindu
extremist and capture the mosque. Lem them hold their Ijtima near the Shia'
centre in Ottawa and take over the centre in defence of true Sunni beliefs. They
would not! The Jamaat is only interested in increasing its number and wasting
the energy of thousand and thousand of Muslims.
When the Tableeghi Jamaat is asked about their complete
indifference to the dominance of the Kufaar, they say "We are not yet strong
enough to do anything yet." Yet, they boast of the large numbers that attend
their Ijtima's. The Quran says that if you are a hundred, steadfast, you will
overcome two hundred and if there are a thousand of you, you will overcome two
thousand by Allah's permission (Surah al-Anfal: 65-6). The Tableeghi
Jamaat's lack of strength cannot be considered as a valid excuse.
And speaking about the mass Nikahs that take place at the
Ijtimas, which is by the way, a meeting place of the rich upper class, the
grooms are immediately shoved off to sleep in some mosque for 40 days. And after
40 days, these "spiritually enlightened" individuals qualify as Molvis!
The Jamaat claims that it is a Sunnah of the Prophets and the
Sahaba and, on the other hands, it says that Molvi Ilyas is the founder of this
movement. The questions we ask, are:-
- If, in reality, this is a Sunnah of the Prophet (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam)
as claimed, then it must be proven by
authentic Islamic books that the Prophet (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam)
and his Sahaba also used to form Jamaats and do Ghast and Tableegh of Kalimah
and Namaaz amongst Muslims.
- Why was this Sunnah ignored for 1 419 years? Do we
classify all the past spiritual luminaries as anti-Sunnah?
- If this is a Sunnah practice, then surely Molvi
Ilyas cannot be its founder. But, if he is the founder, then obviously this type
of Tableegh did not exist before him. It is a Bid'ah!
It is the religious duty of the members of Tableeghi Jamaat
to clarify the position with their Tableegh work and deceiving the Muslim
community. The answers are obvious. This is a new movement founded by a Molvi
Ilyas and definitely not a Sunnah.
To have good and strong Imaan, one must have the proper
Aqeeda. It is for this reason that we quote a few un-Islamic beliefs of the
leaders of the Tableeghi Jamaat together with the proper Islamic answers. The
present Molvis and devotees of the T. Jamaat refuse to condemn the persons who
wrote such bad beliefs and to even disassociate themesleves from such false
beliefs. The un-Islamic beliefs which we have quoted below are quotations from
those individuals who possess such beliefs and by writing them in this handbill,
we have no intention of Kufr.
FALSE BELIEF 1: "Allah can speak lies".
("Barahine Qaatia" by Khaleel Ambetwi; "Yakrozi" by Ismaeel Dehlwi; "Fatawa
Rasheedia" by Rasheed Ahmed Gangohi).
ANSWER: Lies is a defect which is not worthy of the Zaat
of Almighty Allah and is totally Muhaal (Impossible) for Almighty Allah. Allah
is free from all shortages and defects thus making lies Muhaal for Almighty
FALSE BELIEF 2: "The Prophet (sallal laahu alaihi
wasallam) had died and is mixed in the sand." ("Taqweeyat-ul Imaan" by
ANSWER: It has been stated in the Hadith: "Verily,
Almighty Allah has made it Haraam upon the earth to eat the bodies of the
Ambiya". It has also been stated that Ambiya are alive and are blessed with
Sustenance from Almighty Allah.
FALSE BELIEF 3: "Every creation, no matter how big
or small, is equivalent to a cobbler before Allah." ("Taqweeyat-ul Imaan" by
ANSWER: The Holy Prophet (sallal laahu alaihi
wasallam) is the most beloved Nabi of Almighty Allah. Almighty Allah took
Qasm (Oath) even on the city of the Prophet (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam).
He is the greatest of the creations of Almighty Allah. His every word is
accepted in the Court of Allah. He is a perfection in the Attributes of Almighty
Allah and Allah has not created any unique being besides Sayyiduna Rasoolullah
(sallal laahu alaihi wasallam).
FALSE BELIEF 4: "To think of an ox and donkey in
Salaah is permissible, but to think of the Prophet (sallal laahu alaihi
wasallam) in Salaah is Shirk (Polytheism)." ("Seerate Mustaqeem" by Ismaeel
ANSWER: For a Muslim to perform any Ibaadat accepting
that it is a noble action of Rasoolullah (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam)
is the true sense of Ibaadat. If one reads Namaaz thinking of it as the Sunnah
of the Prophet (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam), then, without doubt, one
will think of the Prophet (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam). This belief
creates in the mind of the performer the thought of the Holy Prophet (sallal
laahu alaihi wasallam). Not only is the thought of the Prophet in Namaaz
permissible, it is also the demand of Shari'ah that one must remember the Holy
Prophet (salall laahu alaihi wasallam) at the time of Tasha'hud.
According to the Fuqaha (Jurists) it is Waajib to believe that the Prophet
(sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) is observing you and that he is aware of your
FALSE BELIEF 5: Any person who says the Nabi to be
Haazir and Naazir is a Kaafir. ("Jawaahirul Quraan" by Ghulaamullah Khan).
ANSWER: Until and unless we do not accept Rasoolullah
(sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) as being Haazir and Naazir, the concept of
Risaalat will be incomplete. Our Prophet (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam)
is Shaahid, Mubashir and Nazeer.
FALSE BELIEF 6: To commemorate the Meelad is like
commemorating the function of the Hindu deity. ("Baharine Qaatia" by Khaleel
ANSWER: Meelad is a means of gaining blessings and
closeness to Almighty Allah. It is the practice of all the great predecessors.
Many sources of Shari'ah are available to prove it's authencity. In fact,
Rasoolullah (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) observed fast on Monday as he
was born on a Monday.
FALSE BELIEF 7: If Allah wills, then he may create a
million Muhammads. ("Taqweeyatul Imaan") A Prophet can even come after Muhammad
(sallal laahu alaihi wasallam). ("Tahzeerun Naas")
ANSWER: The doors of Prophethood have been sealed.
Muhammad (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) is the Seal of Prophethood. The
Prophet also said that no Prophet shall come after him. Any person who claims
Nabuwat after the Prophet (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) is a Liar,
Dajjal Kazaab and a Shaitaan.
FALSE BELIEF 8: "Rahmatul Lil Alameen" (Mercy
unto the Worlds) is not a special title of the Prophet (sallal laahu alaihi
wasallam), but the Ummati are also "Rahmatul Lil Alameen". ("Fatawa
ANSWER: "Rahmatul Lil Alameen" is the unique
quality of Rasoolullah (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) as stated in the
Note: To believe all these above mentioned false
"Islamic" beliefs makes one a hypocrite, and one is included in the ranks of the
Shia, Rafazi, Khaarijite, Qadiani, Ghair-Muqallid (Ahle Hadith), Tabligi,
Deobandi, Maudoodi, Ahle Quran (People of Quran), etc. which are totally out of
Islam. Any person who falsely claims to be the true Mahdi is misguided and a
Faasiq. Any person who says that Allah can lie, that the Prophet's (sallal
laahu alaihi wasallam) knowledge are like those of animals, that the Prophet
Muhammad (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) is not the Final Messenger, that
the swearing of the Sahaba does not make one a criminal, that the Prophet's
knowledge is less than Shaitaan, etc. IS A KAAFIR (totally out of the folds of
Islam). We should not perform Salaah or associate with such persons as their
companionship is detrimental to our Imaan.
The members of Tableeghi Jamaat have become extremely
unpopular with many communities of Muslims throughout the world and even in
South Africa. However, many continue to tolerate them. In fact, what they do, in
the manner of Christian evangelists, is to play on the guilt of insecure people
and then offer them an emotional environment in which they can redeem themselves
and find others in a similar plight who are ready for the same treatment. Such
"conversions" are frequently very superficial and sometimes superficially quite
dangerous for the individuals concerned.
As we have seen, the ludicrous claim is made that the
programme of the Tableeghi Jamaat comprises in every respect the way followed by
the Prophet (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) and his Companions
(radia'llahu 'anhum ajma'een), in their establishment of Islam. In fact, the
opposite is true. From its inception, the programme of the Tableeghi Jamaat was
designed, while giving the appearance of Islamic activity, to leave in place the
very Kaafir forces whose explicit intention was precisely the prevention of the
establishment of Islam in any real way. In the light of all the foregoing:
- We declare that the Tableeghi Jamaat is, by its
own admission, a deviant sect of Islam and that it is being used by the enemies
of Islam to help them in their continuing battle to prevent governance by the
laws of Allah from being re-established in the world.
- We therefore call on the leadership of the Tableeghi
Jamaat to acknowledge that they are directly responsible for the
misguidance of millions of Muslims and to abandon their present programme which
only furthers the interest of the enemies of Allah.
- We therefore call on all members of the
Tableeghi Jamaat to reject the subversive role they have been unwittingly
persuaded to play and leave this sect which is being used by the enemies of
Islam to prevent Allah's Deen being restored and governance by His Laws
- We therefore call on all Muslims to disown the
Tableeghi Jamaat and to discourage its activities by refusing to give its
members permission to sleep in mosques and to use them for their activities. And
we call on all Muslims to reject the modernist perspective of Islam that they
have been given to and respond to Allah and His Messenger (sallal laahu alaihi
wasallam) by giving their wealth and lives to see the totality of Islam once
again re-established on the earth.