Tablighi Jamaat Important role of ulema/islmic scholars and ilm seeking

Maulana Ilyas always tried to link the workers of Tabligh to the `ulama.

He used to stress the importance of `ulama, the need to benefit from them, the rewards of meeting them, and used to teach the manners of talking to them.

He used to educate the workers to take the best possible explanation of things they did not understand and keep their faith in the scholars.

The results of this effort became apparent when those big businessmen who were against the `ulama started attending their gatherings with respect and reverence and invited them for discourses to their congregations.

They did not have the condition that only those `ulama would give talks who had spent time in the Jama'at; all authentic and righteous `ulama were invited.