Letus Discuss the Tablighi Jamaat in context of allegation of neglect of Aqeedah and of Tauheed.
Letus discuss the facts and truth covering the issue
Tablighi Jamaat aim objective is that each and every Muslim adopts the Islamic way in all aspects of life. They are doing effort to bring deen (the commands of Allah and path of Muhammad Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) in the life of all mankind to start with those who have already accepted Allah their lord and Muhammad as their massanger.
There is no doubt that In deen the foremost thing is Aqeedah.
Word Aqeedah is synonymously and interchangably used for Emaan. It meaning is faith or belief.
Tablighi brother do not commonly use the word Aqeedah they use the word Emaan and Yaqeen (Faith) that is Synonymous to Aqeedah.
(please dont go after terminology .Without any question on word aqeedah which is right term but has not been used in quran and hadith, I would like to say that Actually Emaan is the term that has been used in the Hadith of Jibraeel that articulate the islamic faith.......
In the hadith of Gabriel, the Prophet explained the pillars of this faith in which every human must believe,
when he was asked, "What is eemaan?", he said, "To believe in Allaah and His angels and His books and His messengers and the Last Day and predestination of good and evil."
Sahih Bukhari Volume 1, Book 2, Number 48: http://www.usc.edu/schools/college/crcc/engagement/resources/texts/muslim/hadith/bukhari/002.sbt.html#001.002.047
1. If you listen Tablighi talk/Bayan wheather small and big always talk about Emaan in very emphatic way.
They always say that Only Allah has power no one other than Allah has power all are creation.He is having all qualities that no creation has.Only Alaah has to be worshiped and called.
You can confirm
.It by going in Jamaat. (Best way to confirm)
(Although it is true that as tabligh is a mass movement and capabilities of each one are different so general public may not quote relevant Quran and Ahadith. Rather they are not advised because chances of mistakes are their and this mistake in deen is not permissible.)
2. Tablighi Jamaat stress on six qualities to bring in life the
first Quality they stress is Emaan.
They always stress on Emaan and its full faith and understanding.
I am quoting from book by a Tablighi Scholar and Alim book on Six fundamentals
( Six Points of Tabligh by Bilal MAlik Page no 5-6)
..................Allah the Exalted has said:
Know that there is no god save Allah… (Qur’an, 47:19).
The purpose of this Kalima is twofold.
(i) That one achieves yaqin [certainty] of
the fact that whatever happens,
happens with the Will of Allah; that Allah is
capable of doing – without any help whatsoever from creation – anything and everything.
Thereby achieving certainty that the ghayr of Allah, that is creation, cannot do anything without Allah’s Will.
To become consciously aware of the
fact that Allah is al-Musabbib al-asbab [the Cause of causes]. To be certain that whatever is happening through a “cause” is not in reality originating from it, but rather, is happening only because Allah has willed it.
For example, water is dependant on the hukm [command] of Allah to quench thirst.
Also, to cure, medication is contingent on Allah’s hukm. Likewise, the human heart depends on
the hukm of Allah to pulsate and nourish cells throughout the body. Similarly, without Allah commanding it to, the universe is devoid of any power or ability to exist.
This part of the purpose of the Kalima is known as “yaqinon ki tabdili” or the transformation of certainties [from al-khalq (the creation) to al-Khaliq (the Creator)].
And (ii) to bring about certainty in one’s heart that success – in both temporal and eternal worlds – is completely contingent on following the Blessed Way
[Sunna] of the Messenger of Allah Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam for Allah has said “Say” [O
Muhammad Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam to mankind]: “If ye love Allah, follow me; Allah will love you…”
This certainty must be supported by the yaqin that any way other than the Sunna
of the Messenger of Allah Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam is, and leads to, failure. Allah the Exalted has said, "Truly, you have in the Messenger of Allah a most beautiful example for whoever seeks Allah and the Last Day..." 5 This second part of the purpose of the Kalima is called “tariqon
ki tabdili” or the transformation of ways.
1. Tabligh elders always remain concerned about the the importance of Emaan.
The revivalist of tablig in this specific form Moulana Muhammad Ilyas (Ramatullahi Alayhi) [d.1944] have said;
“If I had to give this work/movement a name I would have given it the name TEHREEK E IMAAN “The MOVEMENT OF IMAAN”.
2. M.Muhammad Ilyas (Ramatullahi Alayhi) expressing his concern for the Ummat and the objectives of this work states;
· The example of Deen and Iman (Aqeedah) is liken to a rose plant [deen] whose stems, leaves and flowers have all died and has lost its value. However, when effort was made on its roots Iman it again blossomed and was admired by all.
· The object of this work is to create zeal & thirst in the hearts of those who have no zeal & thirst for Deen and its practices.
When this is created in them they will rush to the fountains of knowledge i.e. (to the Ulama, Madrasas and Khankas) to quench their thirst.
· The actual aim of this work is to teach the Ummat everything with which Nabi (Sallallahu Alayhiwa Sallam) came with i.e. to get the Ummat attached a complete system of thought and practice of Islam.
(Taken from Words and Reflections of Ml. Muhammad Ilyas and http://www.askimam.org/fatwa/fatwa.php?askid=978028c340c242e69aabd425027d7df9)
I AM QUOTING from the MUCH DEBATED BOOK FAZAIL E AMAAl.
How it explain the importance of Emaan and strong faith (the Aqeedah).
(taken from chaptor Muslim Degeneration and its remeady page no 5-6)
.......................It is obvious from the above ayah of the Quran that the first Muslims had attained that high position in life because of the purity and strength of their faith and the excellence of their character.
As against this, the miserable condition of the present day Muslims is the result of weakness in their faith and character, the opposite of what their forefathers possessed.
Therefore, it will be right to say that today we are Muslims in name only!
In this connection, the true Messenger of Allah (Subhanahu wa Taala)
Mohammed (Sallallaho Alaihi wassallam), had prophesied. An era will come in the near future when Islam will exist merely in name and the Quran will exist merely in writing (Mishkat).
This is clearly applicable to the Muslims of the present time.
In these circumstances, the points which need urgent investigation are:
· As the right type of faith, which can have the approval of Allah (Subhanahu wa Taala) and His Rasul (Sallallaho Alaihi wassallam) (and which will bring us spiritual and material advancement). is not to be seen anywhere,
what will be the means of acquiring that true faith and
what are the factors that have caused the destruction of that faith and with it the true life of Islam, from our midst?
A study of the Quran clearly reveals that the capacity to maintain the required level of the true faith of Islam, and the ultimate rise to honor and fame through it, are dependent on the fulfillment of a special task which has been so graciously assigned by Allah (Subhanahu wa Taala) to the Muslims alone
. It is for this that they have been given in the Quran the distinguished position of Khair al-umam (the best of all Ummah)
According to the faith of Islam, the main purpose behind the creation of this world was to establish and prove the holiness, the Oneness and the most supreme existence of Allah (Subhanahu wa Taala)and to reflect His unlimited powers and boundless attributes through man, who was to be guided by the light of true knowledge.
It was impossible for man to understand and utilize that knowledge without his first being purified of Godlessness and impurity, Only after that purification is he to be decorated with fine virtues, excellence of conduct and the eventual capacity to act righteously. It was for this purpose of brining about this purity and power in the ranks of mankind that thousands of Ambiya and Rasools had been deputed by Allah (Subhanahu wa Taala), Then, last in the series came the Sayyid ul Anbiyaa wal Mursaleen (the greatest of all the Ambiya), Mohammed (Sallallaho Alaihi wassallam)....................
These quotations and above mentioned words clearly proves that Tablighi Jamaat is very much concerened about Emaan and correct and strong faith on the oneness of Allah and on correct Aqeedah.
(There are certain People and groups who consider that to call certain groups as mushrik only then the Aqeedah talk will be complete.They think if you have not taken the name of groups who are generally attached with actions of Bidat and shirk it will remain incomplete.
Tablighi Jamaat is not agreed with this view.Its view is that our aim is correction and not the talk/criticism. If you will directly tell any group no purpose will be solved and chances of reaction are more and they may become even harder.
So try to bring them with positive Dawat of Tawheed.Make them understand that biggest caller and Savior of Tawheed was our prophet Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam.Results proofs that it is a successful method.And uncountable people and places left the Bidat and shirk through this method.It is an observation in India pakistan that where tabligh work is strong Grave worship is weak and vice versa. So Tabligh wants business and not the talk and criticism of fellow muslims without any purpose being solved.)
Tawhid Al-Uluhiyyah and
awheed Asma o Sifat .
It is true that they do not use these term of Rububiyyah,Al-Uluhiyyah and Asma o Sifat and the classification of three types of tawheed
but Tablighi Jamaat tells Tauheed in most emphatic term includes all three types and everything about tauheed.
They always talk referring about
the power of Allah and
that only Allah has to be prayed and worshiped,
He is unique in his quality.
He is seeing everything.He is free from any help.
All are his creation No one is like him.
Help and benefit only Allah can give.
So they donot use the term but they mention everything about it.
(Another point is although their is no dispute over these terms and terms are correct and Rububiah Ululiah and Asma sifat are accepted term among all scholars. But...........
This division of Tawheed into three is not from
The Messenger of Allah صلى الله عليه وسلم or from Sahba or first few generation of Muslim.. ...........Some Scholars has divided into two some as Three
These teminologies are from scholars for understanding purpose.
So saying that if someone is not using these term that means his tauheed is weak is not CORRECT and acceptable.
Sahabas Imaan was most strong and they didnot used these three types.)
However in Tabligh there are People of different
ranging from Mufti and Alim scholars like Mufti Mahmoodul Hasan and Maulana Yusuf kandhalvi but also simple people who even learn Attahiyat and four Surah and start from Tajweed and kalima or may be learning reading Quran.
So depending on this their level of knowledge talk and refrence to quranic ayats and ahadith will certainly differ.
And this is normal in sahaba also some were very big Alim like Hazrat Abukar,Umar,Ali ,abdullah ibne massod,abdullah ibne abbas and others RAZIALLAH ANHUMA AJMAEEN but
MOST OTHER sahaba were ordinary muslim not Master of knowledge.
Terminologies role is there but the faith and Emaan should be strong and correct that is foremost.
More to emphasise that we see in India and pakistan and Bangladesh that where tableegh work is strong grave worship is weak.
(I have not gone outside Indian subcontinent)
Where Tabligh work is weak Grave worship and bidats are strong. I have seen it not only in cities but even among families and friends families.
This gives live and practical example that tablighi Jamaat is for tauheed correct Aqeeda and Strong Emaan.
All are requested to co operate.We should be kind for our muslim fellows.(Allah knows the best).
Ahle Sunnat Position and Guidelines in AQEEDAH matter for general Muslims(Non Alim/NonScholars)
1.. Please remember the fact very emphatically
that Islamic Aqeedah is
very simple and clear without any confusion
and well described in Quran and Ahadith
and has been well explained by salfussalehin.
2. You have to be on Aqeedah of Ahle Sunnat Wal Jamaat on which Huzure Pak Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam and Sahaba and Salfussalehi and great Imam and Muhaddethin were there.
These are six basic Aqeeda or article of faith (Iman) and these are to believe in
2. His angels,
3. His Books,
4. His Messengers,
5. In coming to life after death (resurrection) the Day of Judgment,
6. And in that the fate good and bad is predetermined by Allah
(Some books have separated life after death and Day of Judgment as separate number and it makes total number to seven)
These six articles of belief has been described in clear words in Quranic Ayats and has been sum up in the Hadith of Jibraeel that is in Bukhari and Muslim shareef both.
Sahih Bukhari Volume 1, Book 2, Number 48: http://www.usc.edu/schools/college/crcc/engagement/resources/texts/muslim/hadith/bukhari/002.sbt.html#001.002.047
Narrated Abu Huraira:
One day while the Prophet was sitting in the company of some people, (The angel) Gabriel came and asked, "What is faith?" Allah's Apostle replied, 'Faith is to believe in Allah, His angels, (the) meeting with Him, His Apostles, and to believe in Resurrection." Then he further asked, "What is Islam?" Allah's Apostle replied, "To worship Allah Alone and none else, to offer prayers perfectly to pay the compulsory charity (Zakat) and to observe fasts during the month of Ramadan." Then he further asked, "What is Ihsan (perfection)?" Allah's Apostle replied, "To worship Allah as if you see Him, and if you cannot achieve this state of devotion then you must consider that He is looking at you." Then he further asked, "When will the Hour be established?" Allah's Apostle replied, "The answerer has no better knowledge than the questioner. But I will inform you about its portents.
1. When a slave (lady) gives birth to her master.
2. When the shepherds of black camels start boasting and competing with others in the construction of higher buildings. And the Hour is one of five things which nobody knows except Allah.
The Prophet then recited: "Verily, with Allah (Alone) is the knowledge of the Hour--." (31. 34) Then that man (Gabriel) left and the Prophet asked his companions to call him back, but they could not see him. Then the Prophet said, "That was Gabriel who came to teach the people their religion." Abu 'Abdullah said: He (the Prophet) considered all that as a part of faith.
If you want the detail of Ahle sunnat Wal Jamaat Aqeedah .It has been nicely codified in AQEEDA TUT TAHAWIYYA by Famous Muhaddith Imam Tahawi.
Aqeedatut Tahawi arabic text with english translation can be seen here
4.It is sufficient for general muslims to follow and believe the aqeedah detail from Quran and Ahadeeth that is sufficient and their is no need of new teminology for general muslims.
5. Even if some terms to describe Aqeedah which may be correct/ BUT THEY ARE CERTAINLY NOT THE CORE OF ISLAM AND THEY CAME AFTER SAHABA(Ilme Kalam/Dilactic) and there is no point for general Muslim to enter into these Discussions of Terminologies and Philosphical/Logical concepts. (In the past those Scholars entered into field of DILACTICS/ ILME KALAM,because of necessity and not out of fun and were great scholars.They entered to dispel the wrong Ideas of Muatazellah,qadria etc.deviated group.
So At present muslim world also these should be left to the scholars of competence.
(These should be great scholars only and Even the normal low and middle level scholars/internet bloggers/forum discussion doer.They are totally incompetent to discuss these Philosphical terminologies.If they are doing without competency they are cheating themselves and others for their Akhirat)
5. Please Believes and practice as Salfussalehin Scholars and Imams has said practised and advised.
Position of Sahaba in Aqeedah
Everyone knows that SAHABA were very curious about matter of deen and Islam and asked even small detail from our beloved prophet but they didnot entered into these terminological detail of Aqeedah.This is enough proof that there is no need of entering into discussion of Aqeedah detail at least for general Muslim. If scholars consider it necessary Only Competent Scholars will enter into it.
IMAM SHAFAEE R.A.
the Imam of Hadith and Fiqh has Practised and advised the muslims in these words for Aqeedah.............
"I believe in what Allah revealed according to the meaning that Allah willed, and in what the Messenger of Allah conveyed according to the meaning that the Messenger of Allah willed."
Imam Tahawi R.A. has Advidsed in these word
We agree that holding together is the true and right path and that separation is deviation and torment.
وَدِينُ اللَّهِ في السَّماءِ وَالأَرْضِ واحِدٌ وَهُوَ دِينُ الإِسْلامِ، كَما قالَ اللَّه تَعالى:
إِنَّ الدِّينَ عِنْدَ الْلَّهِ الإِسْلامُ
، وَقالَ تَعالى:
وَمَنْ يبْتغِ غَيْرَ الإِسْلامِ دِينَاً فَلَنْ يقْبَلَ مِنْهُ
، وَقالَ تَعالى:
وَرَضِيْتُ لكُمُ الإِسْلامَ دِينَاً
103. There is only one religion of Allah in the heavens and the earth and that is the religion of Islam ("submission"). Allah says: "Surely religion in the sight of Allah is Islam." (Al `Imran 3: 19) And He also says: "I am pleased with Islam as a religion for you." (al-Ma'ida 5: 3)
وَهُوَ بَيْنَ الغُلُوِّ وَالتَّقْصيرِ، وَالتَّشْبيهِ وَالتَّعْطيلِ، وَالجَبْرِ وَالقَدَرِ، وَالأَمْنِ وَاليَأْسِ.
104. Islam lies between going to excess and falling short, between the likening of Allah's attributes to creation (tashbih) and divesting Allah of attributes (ta`til), between determinism and freewill, and between sureness and despair.
فَهذا دِينُنا وَاعْتِقادُنا، ظاهِراً وَباطِناً.
وَنَحْنُ نَبْرَأُ إِلى اللَّهِ تَعالى مِمَّنْ خالَفَ الَّذي ذكَرْناهُ، وَبَيَّناهُ.
105. This is our religion and it is what we believe in, both inwardly and outwardly, and we renounce any connection, before Allah, with anyone who goes against what we have said and made clear.
Imam Malik R.A.
One person came to Imam Malik (R.A) and asked What is the EXPLANATION of Istawa Alal Arsh He replied ; Istawa is definite and kaifiat (detail) is not known.
After that he asked the questioner to be chased away from his majlis/meeting and said he is spreading Fitnah.
So even questioning was Fitnah according to salfussalehin
BUT THE TRAGEDY OF UMMAT IS MUSLIMS ARE DISCUSSING IT IN FULL LENTH ON OPEN FORUM /facebook WHERE 99.99% PUBLIC IS INCOMPETENT TO DISCUSS THESE.
(IF SOMEONE WANTS TO CRY ON STATE OF MUSLIMS,HE SHOULD certainly cry IT IS TRAGEDY AND BEREAVEMENT)
6.Clear part of deen where no controversy is enough and sufficient for guidance for Whole Mankind.
Allah as also said in Surah Hujrat Ayah NO 7 that these clear matter are base of deen,So to concentrate on it.
7. Please donot enter into any controversy and dont allow you to be dragged in any controversy.
8. If flag bearer of any group try to misled you Gently and politely convince him these simple facts about Aqeedah,
9. If he further argue Dont reply him Refer him to any Pious Alim.
The content of the Blog Aqeedah in Islam has enough material to understand Aqeeda of Islam and Aqeedah differences.You may refer to blog . http://aqeedahinislam.blogspot.in/
All are requested to understand and practice these steps.
We are not Passing judgment............
We are not passing judgment that those among (non competent)who are indulging in Aqeedah discussion detail are wrong/deviated.We don't indulge in bashing buiseness............
BUT WE ARE CLAIMING THAT.........
Those who are not involved are better placed, saved and free from any deviation. They are on the path of Sahaba and salfussalehin.
This internet age is age of FITNA So if you will co operate in the way of Sahaba For this co operation you will be rewarded by Allah (Insha Allah).
May Allah help all of us.