Bukhari Shareef and Fazail e Amaal case of Tablighi Jamaat

It is an Allegation that Tablighi Jamaat Brothers prefer Fazail e Amaal over Bukhari Shareef/Give more importance to Fazail e Amaal.

Those who are making these Allegation they should do homework ready for the day of Qiyamah as surely they will be asked for this allegation. It is my sincere request to them.

Some unfortunate Brother (Badnaseeb Bhai) even alleges that they through Quran Pak on the wall and take fazail e Amaal.
There is no need to answer these Brothers. Just have a patience.
Pray for them.They are making baseless allegation so Allah will catch them. Just have Sabar and Pray for them to make Taubah from  lies and Misinformation that they are spreading to confuse Muslim.......They are actually Knowingly/Unknowingly enemies of Islam and are doing propaganda to defame the work of Dawah. 


There are brothers who dont have any allegation but wants to know
Why not Bukhari Shareef instead of Fazail e Amaal for collective Taleem in Jamaat

The specific context for using fazail e amaal is that it is book of virtues of Amaal only.  

Use of Fazail-e-amaal is not meant to discourage the reading of the Holy Quran or any other Ahadith book .(NAUZUBILLAH).

1.Whole ummate muslima is unanimous on the fact that Bukhari shareef is most authentic book of Hadith.

2. In jamaat for collective taleem Bukhari shareef, is not used for simple reason that Bukhari shareef covers hadith related to a wide range of topics and not only about virtues of deed. 
Purpose of Taleem is encouragement for good deeds that is through virtues.Those Ahadith of Bukhari that is about virtues has been included in Fazail e Amaal. 



Al-Abwab wa ‘l-Tarajim li ‘l-Bukhari: An explanation of the chapter headings of Imam Bukhari’s Sahih al-Bukhari. Assigning chapter headings in a hadith collection is a science in itself, known among the scholars as al-abwab wa ‘l-tarajim [chapters and explanations].

Writer of Fazail e Amal position in the field of Hadith
He was teacher of Bukhari Shareef for nearly 25 years.

Fazail e Amal was compiled by ShaikhulHadith Hazrath Muhammad Zakariya (Rahimahullah).He was a very high ranking Aalim and Muhaddith (Scholar of Hdith) and Musleh,  who has written many books including one of the most markable commentary of Mauta Imam Malik with title of Ojazul Masalik which is Alhamdulillah in six volume,

Shaikh zakaria has taught Bukhari Shareef for nearly 25 years in India and in Madeena Munawwara and commonly referred as Shaikhul Hadith. He was among few scholars of Hadith from India who taught Bukhari Shareef in Madeena Munawwara.
He died there and his Janaza was Offered in Masjid e Nabwi and Burried in Janatul Baqee (Baqee e Garqad)

Some of his Hadith works include.

  1. Awjaz al-Masalik ila Muwatta’ Imam Malik: One of the most comprehensive commentaries on the Muwatta of Imam Malik in terms of the science of hadith, jurisprudence, and hadith explication.
  2. Al-Abwab wa ‘l-Tarajim li ‘l-Bukhari: An explanation of the chapter headings of Imam Bukhari’s Sahih al-Bukhari. Assigning chapter headings in a hadith collection is a science in itself, known among the scholars as al-abwab wa ‘l-tarajim [chapters and explanations].
  3. Juz’ Hajjat al-Wida’ wa ‘Umrat al-Nabi : A comprehensive Arabic commentary on the detailed accounts of the pilgrimage [hajj] of Allah’s Messenger.
  4. Khasa’il Nabawi Sharh Shama’il al-Tirmidhi: Composed in urdu, a commentary on Imam Tirmidhi’s renowned work al-Shama’il al-Muhammadiyya, a collection of hadiths detailing the characteristics of the Messenger. This commentary explains the various aspects related to the different characteristics and practices of Allah’s Messenger. It has been translated into English and is widely available.
He was a prominent figure of scholary and spiritual personality of last century. He died in Madeena Munawwara on Monday Sha’ban 1, 1402 AH (May 24, 1982 CE) and was buried in Jannat al-Baqi


We should be fearful from allah before alleging against any muslim fellow.(May Allah save us from sins).


Fazail e Amaal is collection of Nine books in two volume on virtues/Fazail of different acts like Salat, Quran, Rememberance of Allah, Dawah o Tabligh, Fasting and Ramzan, Haj and Umrah, Charity and Huququl Ibad (Personal Social relation and Obligations).Two other books are Stories of Sahaba and Present Degeneration of Muslims and its Remeady.

2.The purpose of Fazail e Amaal to encourage muslim to be connected with Quranic Life.Fazail/virtues of acts/worship strengthen belief on the Rewards of Allah e.g. If I pray Salat with Jamaat/congregation Allah will give reward 27 times more, strong belief on the promises of Allah is the key for moving towards Quranic commands and Islamic way of life.

3.In Fazail e Amaal On each Topic Quranic Ayats Ahadith has been put together with great efforts by Sheikhul Hadith(Person who teaches Bukhari Shareef) Maulana Muhammad Zakariyya (Rah), one of the most distinguished scholar of Islamic World of Last century.
4.In covering different topics Hadhrat sheikh has mentioned Hadith touching the collateral topics also. For example if Hadith is about Salat in which some mention about Child Family Tarbiat (Care) has been done. Then sheikh in commentary will give the related Ahadith about Family Care also. This has made the book very useful and effective for encouraging towards Quranic Life.The millions of people benefiting from, is a reflection of Allah acceptance for the book and writer.

3.Without any doubt Fazail e Amaal hasbenefited hundreds of millions all over the world not only giving Ilm but connecting them with Quranic Life. Islam is a way of Life and not a philosophy and Practical Islamic life is very important for spreading Islam.

5.Although Sheikhul hadith Maulana Zakaria has writtenFazail e Amaal in accordancewith the principles laid down by Great Imams/Scholars on issues like use of weak Ahadith for encouragement, etc.........Even Imam Bukhari R.A.has used weak Ahadith in his book Al Adabul mufrad as it was a book of Fazail, Same case with Ibne Taimmiya R.A. also..................
Sheikh Zakaria himself was an scholar of Bukhari, taught Bukhari Shareef for nearly 20 years in India and Madeena, he even has done scholary work on it ..........................................some muslim groups has some reservation on certain aspect like weak Ahadith etc. These issues are broad in ummat and not only related with book Fazail e Amaal and almost all Muhaddith/Imam among Salafus Salehin has agreed that weak Ahadith are permissible in Virtues/targeeb/Encouragement. Still...........if someone is not Comfortable with Fazail e Amaal.He may go in Jamaat/take part in the Dawah effort of Tablighi Jamaat without using Fazaile Amaal.They may use other books as below mentioned...........
1.Some Groups/Brothers make a Propaganda and claim that Fazail E Amaal is only book read in Tablighi Jamaat and Ijtema.

2.First of all in Weekly Ijtema Fazail e Amaal is not read at all. In weekly Ijtema Ahadith and life of prophet and Sahaba (collected in book Hayatus Sahaba) is Read Only.

3.For Individual Taleem You can chose Tafseer/Hadith/any Islamic Book of Your choice.

4.When you are in Jamaat in collective Taleem Tableeghi Jamaat Uses these Four Books.1.Muntakahab Ahadith 2.Fazail e Amaal 3. Hayatus Sahaba 4. Riyadhus Salehin.

4.Out of this Muntakhab Ahadith (Collection of Quranic Ayats and Authentic Ahadith and no Commentry/Stories) is very Popular.So they may use Muntakhab Ahadith.

1.It is a total misconception/allegation that Fazail-e-A’mal is the guide book of Tableegh Jama’at.
2.The concept of Tableegh Jama’at was not derived from this book, nor is the jama’atdependant on this book to do the work of tableegh.

3.They thought it necessary to stipulate such a book that would encourage people towards good deeds/Virtues of Emaan and Amaal e Saliha,thats why Fazail e Amaal book.

4However, it is not compulsory upon each an every person who joins this effort to read Fazail e Amaal. 

5.Many Places in India and allover the world are using Muntakhib Ahadith(collection of Quranic Ayah and Ahadith on Iman, Salat, Ilm O Zikr, Ikram E Muslim, Ikhlas E niyah,Dawat E Ilallah,and Tark e Layani. ) and Hayatus Sahaba.

6.Many of the Arabs who are doing this effort chose to read Riyadu-s-Saliheen instead, and they are carrying on with the work of Dawat-o-Tabligh.

7. Therefore, it is totally incorrect to regard this book as the guide book of Tableegh Jama’at.

Tabligh door is open 24X7.
Come and understand it before making Allegation and confusing Muslims.

The guide book for all Muslims are only Quran and Ahadith.

May Allah save all muslims to be on truth and to prepare for Akhirah.

As the stories of Sahaba and of pious buzurgane deen from past are inspirational example.

So that stories are also there but not more than 5 -10 % of total content.
And it has been clarified in Fazail E Amaal that stories are only of historical importance and not anything compulsary to be followed and to keep our attitude as modest in our lavish lives.

Stories Of Prophet and Aulia Allah.

1. There is nothing wrong in stories of pious people of Past. In Quran Allah pak has told Stories of Prophet Rather one Ayat he has mentioned ...........AHSANAL QASASA.....

2. Prophet has himself Narrated Stories of Bani Israeel and SAID IN BUKHARI SHAREEF......AS WALA HARAJ.

3. Stories OF Aulia Allah are only for encouragement Purpose to keep our worldy engagement as modest. No Sharaee Ruling/Aqeedah can be obtained from Stories. Fazaile Amaal writer has clarified this emphatically.

Karamat e Aulia (    ISLAMIC RULING )

Ahle sunnat wal jamaat has believe that Aulia Allah by will and power of Allah can perform something that is normally considered impossible.
A muslim believe that Karamat is totally under control of Allah. 

It is not related to the will or status of a person (Aulia Allah) .
It is by Allah will and not the Desire/status of person have much Role. 

Sometimes a person other than Prophet may get Kramat from Allah.

Eg:   Quran says that  Hazrat Mariyam used to get fruits without season and Prophet Zakaria was not getting,But it does not mean that she became bigger than Prophet.

Karamat/Maujazah may differ for same person at different time.

Yaqub Alaihissalam could not trace from the well of Kunan But By will of Allah he could smell the cloths of Yusuf Alaihissalam from far away Egypt.
So if you will see the Karamat e Aulia with Muslim vision you will find the greatness of Allah. 

Otherwise you may find something else if you consider that it has been done by the Aulia Allah, then it will become shirk,as Some of the groups are smelling Shirk in Aulia Allah Stories.
May Allah show all of us Right path.

I am quoting from Shaykhul Islam Ibn Taimiyah (RA)
Ahlus Sunnah believe in Karamat of Auliya: By Shaykhul Islam Ibn Taimiyah (RA) [Sharh Al-Aqeedat-il-Wasitiyah]

وَمِنْ أُصًولِ أَهْلِ السُّنَّةِ: التَّصْدِيقُ بِكَرَامَاتَ الأَوْلِيَاءِ وَمَا يُجْرِي اللهُ عَلَى أَيْدِيهِم مِّنْ خَوَارِقِ الْعَادَاتِ فِي أَنْوَاعِ الْعُلُومِ وَالْمُكَاشَفَاتِ وَأَنْوَاعِ الْقُدْرَةِ وَالتَّأْثِيرَات ، وَالمَاثُور  عَنْ سَالِفِ الأُمَمِ فِي سُورَةِ الْكَهْفِ وَغَيْرِهَا، وَعَنْ صَدْرِ هَذِهِ الأُمَّةِ مِنَ الصَّحَابَةِ وَالتَّابِعِينَ وَسَائِرِ فِرق الأُمَّةِ، وَهِيَ مَوْجُودَةٌ فِيهَا إِلَى يَوْمِ الْقِيَامَةِ ۔
The testimony of the Karamat (charismata) occurred by the Auliya (those righteous people who are close to Allah) also forms part of the principles of Ahlus-Sunnah, as also the testimony of all those extraordinary occurrences and habits which Allah manifests through them in terms of various knowledges, spiritual experiences, powers, and influences and those that are mentioned in the Qur'anic Surah Al Kahf etc. regarding former communities and about the initial period of the Sahaba and Taba'een of this Ummah till today and will continue to remain till the day of judgement.

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