Arab Scholars views on Tablighi Jamaat/Jamatut Tabligh and advice by shaikh abdullah Ibne Baaz to Salafi Scholars

This is letter written by Abdullah Ibne Baaz the grand Mufti of Saudi Arabaia in which he has advised to those who are spreading baseless allegations against tabligh are harming themselves and the ummate e muslima and cause of Islam.This advise is very heart breaking full with compassion and love for cause of Islam.He has  very emphatically warned that we should be fearfull from Allah.
Insha Allah articles will be translated soon.
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1. Shaikh Abu Bakar Jabir Al Jazairi
Who was Renowed Ustad at Masjid e Nabwi Madeena Munawwara, has written a book in Arabic which has been translated in urdu Titled “Tablighi Jamaat ka Belag Jaeza” (“An Unbiased study of Tablighi Jamaat”.published by Al Markazul Arabi Lilkitab,U.A.E.)
This book has been translated in urdu but unfortunately not in english.
He has first described the Basis and methodology of the work of Tabligh and then discuss the doubts/allegations against it.

He has discussed almost every points/doubts that salafi brothers bring against Tabligh.

He extensively travelled outside the Arab World and in Africa and Europe got first hand information and finally wrote the book.
The shaikhs starts with these words
“Now a days talk about Tablighi Jamaat is very common and base on his knowledge and understanding anyone praises it or criticize it.
For this reason I am writing this book so I become free from my responsibility and clear my duty of informing the right things and afterall everything has to be presented to Allah”.
This book is available at following link
If someone claim that it is only book that has been written for clarification of doubts around tablighi Jamaat in whole history his claim may be right. Only other book is from Zakaria Rahmatullah Alaihi in urdu but the issues discussed in it are very old.
As tabligh has a written policy of not indulging in argument and counter argument so there is no question of any book from Tablighi Jamaat officially.Some brothers has written as their personal capacity but it is not complete book and are scattered articles on certain issues and not in book form.
Muhammad ibn al-Uthaymeen has opined in a balanced manner on Tablighi jamaat in these words.
Question: I have started to become committed recently, praise be to Allaah. In our area there is the Jamaa?at al-Tableegh, who go out for thirty days or more. People say different things about them. Some say, don't go out with them, because their going out is an innovation (bidah) and they have some mistaken ideas. Others advised me to go out with them. What is the correct view concerning that? Should I go out with them or not?.

Answer: Praise be to Allaah. We have already discussed this group and some of their pros and cons.

Usually in every issue there are two extremes and a middle way. Some people praise this group a great deal and encourage going out with them; others condemn them a great deal and warn against them more than they would warn you about a lion. And some people tread a middle path between those two extremes.

I think that there is some good in this group; they call others to Islam and have a clear influence that no other daaiyahs have had. Many kaafirs have become believers at their hands, and many evil doers has Allaah guided through them.

Moreover they have an attitude of humility and selflessness that is not found in many others.

Some people say that they have no knowledge of hadeeth, and so on.

They are undoubtedly good people, but I think that those of them who are in Saudi do not go to Pakistan or other countries, and we do not know anything about the aqeedah of those people (in other countries) or their manhaj (methodology). But there is nothing wrong with the manhaj followed by our companions here in Saudi.

With regard to limiting dawah to three or four days, or to two or four or six months, or two years, there is no sharaee evidence for that. But they think that this has to do with organization (of groups). If a person goes out for three days, and knows that he is limited to these three days, he will focus his mind and forget about worldly matters. This is the matter of organization, and is not an act of worship or a matter of shareeah.

I think, may Allaah bless you, that if you have the opportunity to seek knowledge then it is better to do that, because seeking knowledge is good and the people nowadays have a great need for scholars who have knowledge of the Sunnah and who are well-versed in knowledge. If you are not able to seek knowledge, and you go out with them in order to purify yourself, there is nothing wrong with that. There are many people whom Allaah has guided at their hands.

Al-Baab al-Maftooh, no. 10, P. 304.  And Allaah is the Source of strength
Abdul Aziz ibn Abdullah ibn Baz (R.A.) the grand Mufti of Saudi Arabia Fatwa.

Abdullah Ibne Baaz on Tabligh

1. Speech No. 1155 dated 05/09/1399 A.H.
In his response to Iwad Bin Iwad al-Kahtani, when the latter inquired about this group, he stated that it was confirmed from trustworthy people who kept company with them that they did not notice anything contradictory to the Shariah, or anything that would prohibit going out with them.  He mentioned some of their positive effects on whomever accompanied them, and he does not see any harm in going out with them.  The people of knowledge should cooperate with them and make up for any shortcomings that may result from them. 

2.Speech No. 325 dated 20/03/1406 A.H.
In his response to Abdel-Selam Al-Sulaimani he stated that he learnt from trustworthy people who are impossible to lie, like the lecturers of Tawheed in the Islamic University (Al-Jami’a Al-Islamiya) and others, that the Tablighi group are patient in calling to Islam, being affectionate and steadfast.  Allah guided, thanks to them, many people who are astray.  Ibn Baz was advising the people of knowledge to participate with them in calling to Allah so that they would help each other.  It is not appropriate to judge the Jama by the shortcoming of some individuals amongst them.  It is incumbent upon a Muslim to advise his Muslim brothers with soft words, and not run away from them or make other people dislike them. 

3.Speech dated 27/01/1407 A.H.
In his response to Ibrahim Abdurrahman al-Hussein Ibn Baz stated that he is still holding to his opinion in what he wrote about them previously, because, thanks to them, Allah benefited enormously other people, and guided many people.  Therefore, we must thank them for their efforts and encourage them and draw their attention to things that they might not be aware of, because Muslims must advise each other.  He urged people to go out with them and gather with them.  He stated to those who contradict them the following:
“You have to stop criticizing them, or do what they have done.”

4.Speech No. 889, dated 12/08/1406 A.H.

Ibn Baz responded also to Saad Bin Abderrahman Alhussayn to doctor Taki al-Dinn al-Hillali and criticized them about discrediting this group.  He also responded to Fahih Bin Nafi’i when he criticized them, and praised them and confirmed his view by standing by their side but advising them with regard to the shortfall that could result from some of them, as everybody is subjected to imperfection, this is the human nature.

He stated that running away from them and warning people not to mix with them is a serious mistake as these causes more harm than benefit.

5.On the report of Salih Ibne Ali Alshaweeman the representative of Dawat Al Irshad in Aneeza whose was sent as a part of fact finding mission for on spot assessment on Tablighi Jamaat to Raiwind Pakistan Abdul Aziz Abdullah Ibne Baaz R.A. praised Tableeghi Jamaat and replied that these sort of Ijtema should be continued with Letter number 1007 dated 17 Shaban 1407 Hijri

Shaykh Muhammad Amaan Jami (HA) & Shaykh Abdul-Kareem Murad (HA)

Eye witness account of Bangladesh (Tableeghi) Ijtema

Tableeghi Jamaat sent an invitation towards Jamia Islamiyya (Madina Munawwara) and requested attendance at the major Tableeghi Ijtema in the Dhaka, capital of Bangaldesh so the Jamia accepted the invitation and I (Muhammad Amaan Ibn Ali Jami) from the faculty of Hadeeth and Abdul-Kareem Murad from the faculty of Shariah were sent to attend the Ijtema and we departed on Sunday morning the 10th of Safar 1399 (9th of January 1979) from Madina airport via Jeddah to Karachi (Pakistan). We arrived at Jeddah airport at 06:30 and immediately due to the intervention of president of Jamia library Mr. Musfir Zahraani, reached the office of Pakistan International Airlines because our reservations at Pakistan International Airlines were completed (in advance). The formalities at the airport were completed in less than 10 minutes and we reached the departure lounge in no time to prepare for our departure but here we were informed of this unfortunate and unexpected news that due to a technical problem (in the plane) the departure will be delayed for an unspecified period.
We kept waiting for this unspecified period as the airline had not given us a timeframe or perhaps it was not possible for them to give us a timeframe until the time for Dhohar Salat reached which we prayed at the airport since it was not permitted for us to leave the airport premises and then we were invited for lunch which affirmed to us that the delay will be even longer. Similarly we waited until after Esha Salah on Monday night and eventually the departure was announced to be at 23:00 and yet the departure actually occurred after midnight. Thus our travel towards Karachi started and since we were exhausted (of all the waiting) we fell fast asleep because this was our rest after a long tiring wait at Jeddah (airport) and we woke up with the announcement that we were near Karachi airport. We praised Allah (SWT) that we reached here with safety and reached Karachi a little before Subh-Sadiq (true dawn) and prayed our morning prayers at our residence at the hotel. After some rest we made Mushwara on whether to proceed towards Lahore (Pakistan) or Dhaka (Bangaldesh) as per the previous program and it was decided to proceed to Dhaka (Bangaldesh) to attend the Ijtema so our primary objective is not delayed (in completion).
We spent Wednesday (the 12th of Safar 1399) at the reservations office hoping to purchase tickets for Thursday however we discovered that there were only two flights to Dhaka from Karachi, a Pakistani flight on Tuesday and a Bangladeshi flight on Friday and there was no third flight. Thus we reserved seats for the Friday flight and with the Will of Allah (SWT) after Asar started our journey and reached Dhaka Airport in the last part of the night.
A Rabita (welcoming) Jamaat was present at the airport to welcome us and other (foreign) attendees and with them there some Pakistani & Sudani companions whom we had prior acquaintance. They performed the necessary formalities at the airport, there was special dispensation for Ijtema attendees that they were not physically searched and even our luggage wasn't searched and yet everyone else was fully searched. We were then transported to a nearby Masjid so that the guests can be distributed and directed towards their (temporary residence) during their stay which was close to the Ijtema site. Our assignment was done before Fajar Salah and we even managed to take a little nap before the Adhan of Fajar prayers. After Adhan we performed our Fajar prayers at the nearby Masjid. This Masjid was a huge hall which was created in an open field and in our estimation it may have been 1 ½ kilometre long and 1 kilometre long and able to hold 1 million people (for stay as well as prayers) and all of them pray behind one Imam without the use of loudspeakers. In order to facilitate the sound of the Imam to reach everyone there were many people appointed at various places (to relay the sound) so that people may follow the Imam. I don't know why they didn't use loudspeakers for Salah when loud speakers were used for speeches, sending Jamaats and giving them (Jamaats) necessary guidance.
How the setting and arrangement of Ijtema was done and how the material was organised and used, the details are astonishing to hear because the temporary Masjid and lodging of (foreign) guests were all made from light-weight material which was meant to be returned to the shops thus it remained useable and able to be resold. And what was this material? Tin, Bamboo sticks, jute and ropes were the primary constituents, nails are not used so the material remains (reusable) and since the traders and the factory owners have temporarily lent this material they are the ones who do its setting and arrangement and after Ijtema they themselves easily disassemble the whole lot. To bring (people) to the right path in an Islamic environment this temporary Masjid was astonishing as after prayers people used to form Halaqahs of knowledge which reminded us of Masjids of the earlier generation which were for prayers and acts of worship and they were neither buildings of pride nor elaborately decorated.
After breakfast the talks started and on Saturday around Duha prayers (on the 15th of Safar 1399) there was a special talk in Arabic by Shaykh Umar Palunpuri (RA) and it was a beneficial and comprehensive talk. He elaborated and answered many of the doubts on Tableeghi Jamaat and its methodology of Dawah and the purpose of going out in the path of Allah (SWT). The summary is to change the environment of those giving the Dawah and those to whom Dawah is being given and not all of those leaving (in the path of Allah (SWT)) are Da'ees rather it is intended for them to reform their lives, and inculcate the love of Islam in their heart and to encourage them towards (good) and to inform them of the matters of Deen which they don't are (yet) unaware of. Experience tells us that these things cannot be achieved until a person leaves behind their normal business and engagements of (life of this world) temporarily and joins a righteous and religious environment.
Afterwards, the Arabs were requested to attend the normal talk at the gathering which was to occur after Dhohar Salah. We were requested to deliver this public talk and we accepted with pleasure and thus after Dhohar prayer I gave this talk which was simultaneously translated in various (local) languages while the original speech was in Arabic and afterwards it was announced that on Sunday the 16th of Safar 1399 after Dhohar respected Abdul-Kareem Murad (HA) will be giving a talk. We were present in all the talks which were translated from Urdu to Arabic (for us). Shaykh Abdul-Kareem Murad (HA) delivered his talk on time and his talk was about "Tauheedul-Ibadah" and he prohibited people from exaggerating the love for the pious and also warned them about making structures on graves.
The Ijtema site was roughly 7 kilometres from the capital (Dhaka) and it was chosen so that people may find some peace (& solace) and also for them to remain at one place (Masjid) and for people like us who arrived (late) wouldn't have a chance to reach Dhaka before or after the Ijtema. Monday was the day of giving (leaving) guidance to Jamaats and to bid farewell to the Jamaats and it was a day of mixed emotions (of happiness and sadness). Their happiness and sadness on that day was the proof that their hearts were filled with the love of each other for the sake of Allah (SWT) and that the love of Allah (SWT) had penetrated their hearts. How the people of Dawah are able to let go (of all other engagements) to connect the hearts of bondsmen to Allah (SWT), [the Alone] and they have no reliance except for Him (SWT) and none worthy of attention expect Him (SWT)!
This is the summary of their talks and and their speeches and their actions and their Zuh'd (asceticism) which is gained after witnessing them and listening to them, on the contrary to people who discuss (their affairs) without recognising them or become ignorant to the reality of (Tableeghi) Jamaat due to some evil (purpose or) reason.
A noteworthy trait of this Jamaat is that this Jamaat concerns itself with matters which other Jamaats don't find appealing and it is that they take people with them (for reformation) and remain patient (on their excesses) and make their Tarbiyah (nurture them) in an excellent manner and have concern for their guidance. Their worry and concern is similar to a merciful mother towards her beloved son. Allah (SWT) has guided many kinds of people through them and foremost amongst them are those youth whom we have sent to America & Europe for education and then left  them to their (affairs) and not worried about their welfare and Tarbiyah. Allah (SWT) has deputed this Jamaat for many such individuals when these youngsters had left this (Deen of Islam) after being impressed by the irreligious society around them and I have many such eye witness accounts and stories and it will be too long to write them all so I will suffice with recounting only one incident.
A resident of Riyadh brought a group (Jamaat) of American youth to the Dhaka Ijtema. Allah (SWT) had enable him to climb out of the abyss (of misguidance) through the work of Jamaat. This youth desired to perform Umrah as he longed for the Umrah to become a means of his (forgiveness of sins) and his distance from his actions (of Jahilliyah). I congratulated him and told him about the virtues of repentance to which he embarrassingly replied "O Br Muhammad! I intend to perform Umrah but don't know how to actually perform it and I don't know what I should do when I reach Makkah and before going to America whatever I had learned in primary (education), I have forgotten and lost it." I told him to go to one side so we may be away from the (rush of people) and that I may describe the actions of Umrah to him in detail. He requested of me to record it on a cassette to which I replied that if you have a cassette recorder and a cassette then there is nothing preventing us from this matter. So he brought me a cassette and I recorded the actions of Umrah and then also he also asked for a cassette of actions of Hajj and I also summarised those actions for him. I also encouraged him to visit Masjidun-Nabawi and to also visit Jamia Islamiyya so that he may obtain beneficial books and magazines from there.
The purpose of recounting this incident and other (incidents) which I have presented in your presence and there are many other successes of this Jamaat and the mention of these will be rather long and these success are real (and palpable so that can be touched by hand) and some of other Jamaats which are engaged in Dawah (towards Allah (SWT)) are not able to achieve these and no one (friend or foe, alike) can deny this. The secret is that this Jamaat has made Dawah-Illallah and the work of reformation of morals (of people) its primary objective (of life) and it is not so that they have taken the work of dawah in their left hand and the (fame and enjoyments due to Dawah) in their right; rather this Jamaat has grasped the work of dawah (itself) with both hands and these people are far from the greed of fame and popularity and to them praise and condemnation is equal until the life of this world has no value in their eyes.
And I suffice at this hint and since the issue is clear so the effects of the Dawah of this nation is also clear as I previously elucidated so the ones to make decisions can do so as the work, its effects and its successes are in front of them to decide.
We spent 3 days in the environment of this Ijtema and on the fourth day on Monday after Dhohar prayers we returned to Karachi and on the 23rd of Safar 1399 on Sunday we returned to Jeddah via our flights and we hope that this journey will be a blessed one, Insha'Allah.


1 The name "Tableeghi Jamaat" is not an organised adaptation, rather it is an identity and they didn't propose but people witnessed their work (of Dawah and Tadhkeer) and gave them (this name).

2 Dawah, discipline and repeated Ijtemaas have inculcated in them skills of organisation and structure which enables to perform their duties in an excellent manner without getting tired.

3 They have the ability to organise and conduct large-scale Ijtemaas in a structure and organised manner and if someone else was to organise such a large scale Ijtema they would need to exert themselves (heavily), require large sums of money while they (Tableeghi Jamaat) are able to do so with the minimum of expenditure except for when they host (long distance foreign) guests. All participants of Jamaat consider themselves responsible for the work of the Ijtema.

Every person performs his assigned task and presents his belongings (according to his capacity) and performs his duty himself and it is the intention of every individual that he may become a Khaadim (i.e. serve others) and not a ruler and strives to benefit his brothers as to them it is an exalted action, indeed.


There are clear and apparent qualities and successes associated with this Jamaat (and its work) which we have highlighted and are accepted by friends and foe, alike. Subsequently, we deem it appropriate to present the following recommendations:

1 For benefit and advantage, practical and sincere cooperation with the Jamaat should be done.

2 We recommend that this movement (of Tableegh) should also be present amongst our students so that they may benefit from it and for them to benefit Jamaat. Our students are in need of this blessed Dawah compared to many other people.

3 Jamia Islamiyya (Madina) should frequently (and in great numbers) attend these Ijtemaas and teachers and students alike should be represented here.

We beseech Allah (SWT)to make our actions pure and exclusive for His Benevolent Diety (SWT) and to keep show and fame away from us for surely He (SWT) is the most exalted and the one towards whom beseechment is directed.
Muhammad Amaan Ibn Ali Jami (HA)
10th of Rabiul-Awwal 1399 (8th of February 1979)
تقرير عن زيارة جماعة التبليغ في بنغلادش للشيخ محمد أمانالجامي وعبد الكريم مراد حفظهما الله
بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم
وجهت جماعة التبليغ والدعوة إلى الجامعة الإسلامية، فطلب إليها حضور لقاء إسلامي كبير يعقد في (داكا) عاصمة (بنغلادش) فلبّتْ الجامعة الطلب، فأوفدتنا أنا محمد أمان بن علي الجامي من كلية الحديث، وعبد الكريم مراد من كلية الشريعة, للمشاركة في اللقاء .
فغادرنا مطار المدينة المنورة صباح يوم الاثنين 10/2/1399 هـ إلى جدة في طريقنا إلى (كراتشي)، فوصلنا مطار جدة في تمام الساعة السادسة والنصف, واتصلنا بالخطوط الباكستانية فور وصولنا بواسطة مدير الخطوط المذكورة، فتمت إجراءات السفر في أقل من عشر دقائق, فدخلنا صالة المسافرين استعداداً للسفر، وبعد ساعة تقريباً من دخولنا فوجئنا بأن السفر سوف يتأخر إلى موعد غير محدد إذ طرأ في الطائرة خلل فني كما قيل، فجعلنا ننتظر هذا الموعد الذي لم يحدد بل لم َتِردْ أو لم تستطع الشركة تحديده، فحان وقت صلاة الظهر فصلينا في المطار, لأن الخروج ممنوع، ثم دعينا لتناول طعام الغداء, من هنا تأكدنا أن الموعد سوف يتأخر وأنه ليس بقريب .
وهكذا استمرّ انتظارنا إلى بعد صلاة العشاء من ليلة الثلاثاء، ثم أعلن عن الموعد الأخير, وأنه ستكون المغادرة بعد الساعة الحادية عشرة من الليل، فتمت مغادرتنا فعلا بعد منتصف الليل, فواصلنا سفرنا إلى كراتشي، فأخذنا نغط في نومنا الذي هو عبارة عن راحة بعد تعب طويل في مطار جدة، ولم نشعر إلا حين أعلن أننا على مقربة من مطار كراتشي فاستيقظنا، فحمدنا الله تعالى على الوصول بالسلامة, فدخلنا مدين كراتشي قبيل صلاة الفجر, فصلينا الفجر في منزلنا في الفندق . وبعد أن استرحنا زمنًا كافياً للراحة بعد صلاة الفجر, تبادلنا الرأي بالنسبة للسفر إلى (لاهور) قبل السفر إلى (داما) كما هو المقرر, فرأينا تأجيله إلى ما بعد العودة من (داكا), خشية أن يحصل تأخر لسبب من الأسباب فيؤثر في الاجتماع الذي هو المقصود الأول من سفرنا هذا، فقضينا يوم الأربعاء 12/2/1399هـ في محل الحجز إلى داكا ليوم الخميس، ولكننا علمنا أن السفر إلى داكا عاصمة (بنقلاديش) لا يتم إلا ليوم الجمعة بالنسبة لمن لم يسافر يوم الثلاثاء والذي وصلنا فيه إلى كراتشي، هما رحلتان فقط رحلة لطائرة باكستانية يوم الثلاثاء ورحلة لطائرة بنغلاديش يوم الجمعة لا ثالثة لهما .
فحجزنا في طائرة يوم الجمعة فسافرنا فيها بعد صلاة بإذن الله، وصلنا مطار (داكا ) في وقت متأخر من الليل, والمسافة بين مطار (كراتشي) ومطار (داكا) تستغرق ثلاث ساعات ونصف ساعة، وكان في استقبالنا نحن وجميع الذين وصلوا معنا لحضور اللقاء لجنة مرابطة بالمطار لاستقبال الوافدين, ومعهم عدد من الأشخاص الذين بيننا وبينهم معرفة سابقة من السوادنيين وبعض الباكستانيين, فقاموا بجميع إجراءات المطار, وللوافدين لحضور الاجتماع إجراء خاص، حيث أنهم لا يفتشون بل لا تفتح شنطهم, وإنما تكتفي بالإشارة عليها بالتباشير الملون فقط, بينما يفتّش غيرهم تفتيشاً دقيقاً، ثم نقلونا إلى مسجد لهم بجوار المطار ليوزعوا الضيوف، من هناك على منازلهم في المخيم المهّيأ لهم بجوار مقرّ الاجتماع، فتم توزيعنا قبل صلاة الفجر, بل هجعنا قليلاً قبل الأذان ثم أذن, فصلينا في ذلك المسجد القريب, وهو: عبارة عن صالون كبير أقيم على مساحة من الأرض تقدّر ب(كيلو ونصف في كيلو) ليّسع لآلاف من الناس, ويصلي العدد الكبير الذي قدروه بما يقارب المليون خلف إمام واحد دون استخدام مكبّر الصوت، بل يكتفى بعدد كبير من المبّلغين موزّعين في المسجد على أماكن مرتفعة, حيث يسمع كل مصلي مهما بعد مكانه عن الإمام صوت المبلغ فيّتبع الإمام, ولست أدري ما السبب في عدم استخدام مكبر الصوت في الصلاة, علماً أنهم كانوا يستخدمونه في المحاضرات (بيانات) والتوجيه والتعليمات اللازمة؟!
وأما كيف تم ذلك التنظيم الدقيق والإعداد العجيب, فأمر يعجب الإنسان عن وصفه وصفاً دقيقاً, فقد بنى المسجد ومنازل الضيوف من مواد بناء خفيفة تستخدم ثم ترد لأصحابها في حوانيتهم, وهي لا تزال صالحة للبيع والاستعمال, وهذه المواد عبارة عن زنك وعيدان الخيزران والخيش والحبال دون استخدام المسامير لئلا يتلف شيء من مواد البناء, إذ قد تبرع بها التجار وأصحاب المصانع وقاموا بأنفسهم بالبناء والتركيب, فإذا ما انقضى الاجتماع, فسوف يقوم بحلّ الحبال ونقض البناء بسهولة كما كان التركيب والبناء بسهولة من قبل . في هذا المسجد الغريب من نوعه في ذلك الجو الإسلامي الهادئ يبعث على الخشوع والطمأنينة, وبعد الصلاة أخذ المصلون يعقدون جلسات موزعة في المسجد, ذلك الذي يشبه مساجد المسلمين في أيامهم الأول عندما كانت المساجد إنما تقصد للصلاة والعبادة فقط لا للتباهي بها وزخرفتها... والله المستعان.
فأخذت الجماعات الموزعة في المسجد تتدارس القرآن حفظاً, وكانت التلاوة قاصرة على السور القصار التي يحفظها غالباً جميع المصلين أو أكثرهم حتى تطلع الشمس ويحين وقت تناول طعام (الفطور), فبعد الفطور تُعدّ المحاضرات, وفي ضحى ذلك اليوم السبت 15/2/1399هـ حضرنا محاضرة ألقاها في طائفة ذلك المسجد فضيلة الشيخ محمد عمر باللغة العربية، وهي محاضرة تخصّ العرب فقط، ولقد كانت قيّمة ومفيدة أجاب فيها على كثير من الشبهات التي تدور حول نشاط الجماعة ووضعية دعوة الناس إلى الخروج، والغرض من الخروج وخلاصته تغيير البيئة للدعاة والمدعوين، لأن الذين يخرجون ليسوا كلهم دعاة, بل أكثرهم ممن يُراد إصلاحهم وترغيبهم في الإسلام وحُبّه، وتعليمهم ما يجهلون من أمور دينهم، وقد أثبتتْ التجربة أن ذلك لا يتم للإنسان إلا إذا خرج تاركاً مشاغل الحياة المتنوعة, وانتقل إلى بيئة صالحة للإصلاح... ..الخ, وبعد محاضرته أعلن لجماعة العرب أنهم يحضرون محاضرة في الميكرفون العام بعد صلاة الظهر, وطلب من أحدنا أن يقوم بهذه المحاضرة العامة، فلبيّنا الطلب طبعاً, فألقيتُ المحاضرة بعد صلاة الظهر، فتُرجمت فوراً إلى عدة لغات، ثم أعلنت عن محاضرة لعبد الكريم مراد يوم الأحد 16/2/1399هـ بعد صلاة الظهر، فكنّا نحضُرُ بعد كل صلاة محاضرة مترجمة من الأردية إلى العربية .
فألقى الشيخ عبد الكريم محاضرة في الموعد المحدد, وكانت تدور حول توحيد العبادة, والتحذير من الغلو في الصالحين, والبناء على قبورهم . وأما محاضرة يوم السبت فكانت توجيهات عامة تناولت تحقيق كلمة التوحيد في آخرها.
هذا ! وقد كان محل الاجتماع بعيداً عن العاصمة نحو 7 كيلو متر، وهذا مما ساعدهم على إيجاد الهدوء ومواظبة الناس على صلاة الجماعة، بل ملازمتهم للمسجد مدة الاجتماع. أما نحن وأمثالنا الذين وصلنا في وقت متأخر فلم نتمكن من دخول العاصمة لا قبل الاجتماع ولا بعده، فغادرنا بالسفر يوم الثلاثاء بعد انتهاء الاجتماع مباشرة للقيام بزيارة بعض الجهات في باكستان .
وأما غيرنا فبادروا بالخروج في سبيل الدعوة إلى الله، فكانوا يُشكّلون جماعات متعددة بعد كل محاضرة، ويوم الثلاثاء كان يوم توجيه للدعاة وتبصيرهم ووداعهم، وهو يوم إمتزج فيه الفرح بالبكاء الذي يدل على ما يكنّه القوم من التّحابُب في الله, والتفاني في حب الله, والتجرد للدعوة إلى الله, وتعليق قلوب العباد بالله وحده دون الالتفات إلى ما سواه. هذا ملخص ما يُستفاد من محاضرات القوم, وحديثهم, وتصرفاتهم, وزهدهم المتعدد، خلافَ ما يَذكُرُ من لم يعرفهم حق المعرفة أو يتجاهل حقيقة القوم لغرض .
ومما ينبغي التنويه به أن الجماعة تتمتع مما لا تتمتع به الجماعات التي تدعو إلى الله، وهو الصبر مع من يريدون إصلاحهم وهدايتهم وحسن السياسة معهم، صبرٌ يشبه صبر الأم الرؤوف على طفلها الحبيب. وقد هدى الله بهم خلقاً كثيراً في مختلف الجنسية، وفي مقدمتهم شبابنا الذين نبعثهم للدراسة إلى أوروبا وأمريكا, ثم نهملهم ونتركهم وشأنهم دون رعاية أو تربية، وقد قيّض الله بكثير منهم بهذه الجماعة فهداهم الله بها، بعد أن كادوا يمرقون من الإسلام متأثرين بحياة الجهة التي يدرسون فيها، ولديّ مشاهدات وقصص يطول سردها .
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أذكر على سبيل المثال قصة قصيرة عن شاب من أهل الرياض حضر اجتماع داكا ضمن مجموعة من شباب في أمريكا بعد أن أنقذه الله من الجاهلية التي تورّط فيها، بسبب هذه الجماعة، وهذا أبدى لي رغبة في أن يعتمر, ولعل العمرة تُكفّر عنه سيئاته وتذهب بأمر الجاهلية. فشجّعته على ذلك طبعاً، بعد أن ذكرتُ فضل التوبة، وأنها تجبُّ ما قبلها، فقال: وهو يحسُّ بالخجل والاستحياء باد على وجهه - يا أخ محمد أريد أن أعتمر، ولكن ما أدري كيف العمرة, وأين أعمل لها، وماذا أفعل إذا وصلت مكة ؟ لأني نسيتُ كل ما درسته في المرحلة الثانوية قبل أن أذهب إلى أمريكا ؟ وضيّعتُ كل شيء... قال هذه الجملة وهو متأثر، وأنا بدوري تأثّرت، فقلت له: فتعال بنا إلى بعيد عن الناس لكي أشرح لك أعمال العمرة إلى أن قال: هل تسمح تُسجّل لي ? قلت: لا مانع إذا لديك مسجل وشريط، فأحضر المسجل فسجلتُ له بالاختصار، فشجّعته على زيارة المسجد النبوي بالمدينة المنورة، وزيارة الجامعة الإسلامية لكي تُزوّده الجامعة بالكتب والرسائل النافعة .
والأمر الذي أريد أن أخلص إليه في هذه القصة وما قبلها أن لجماعة التبليغ مكاسب يطول سردها ليست لغيرها من الجماعات التي تدعو إلى الله في العالم الإسلامي وغير الإسلامي، وهي مكاسب ملموسة لمس اليد، لا يقدر أحد إنكارها عدواً كان أو صديقاً.
وسرُّ المسألة أن الجماعة جعلت الدعوة إلى الله ومحاولة إصلاح الناس هدفها في هذه الحياة, ولم تمسك الدعوة باليد اليسرى والتعيش بإسمها باليد اليمنى، بل مسكتها بكلتى اليدين، ثم إنها ابتعدت عن التطلع إلى حب المدح والثناء عليها, بل استوى عندها المدح والذم، حتى أصبحت الحياة رخيصة عندها .
وأكتفي بهذه الإشارة لأن الأمر واضح، ولأن أثر دعوة القوم واضح كما قلت, والعاملون يستدل عليهم بآثار أعمالهم وبمكاسبهم, والله ولي التوفيق، وفي ذلك الجو الذي ذَكَّرنا حياة الدعاة الأولين الفطريين... قضينا ثلاثة أيام .
وفي اليوم الرابع غادرنا كراتشي بعد صلاة الظهر من يوم الثلاثاء 18/2/1399هـ فبادرنا بالحجز في طائرة يوم الأحد 23/2/1399هـ إلى جدة, على أن يسافر أحدنا إلى لاهور في هذه الفترة قبل يوم الأحد ثم يعود ليسافر الوفد معاً إلى جدة, فتم سفره إلى لاهور يوم الأربعاء 26/2/1399هـ , ولكنه تأخر لظروف طارئة ولم يتمكن من العودة إلى كراتشي إلا في يوم الاثنين 24/2/1399هـ , فبعد ذلك كان سفر أحدنا يوم الأحد 23/2/1399هـ وسفر الآخر يوم الأربعاء 26/2/1399هـ , هكذا انتهت الرحلة المباركة إن شاء الله .
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ومما يلاحظ أن جماعة التبليغ ليس لها اسم رسمي، وإنما يُسمّيها الناس بهذا الاسم الذي تدل عليه دعوتهم وعملهم وهو التبليغ والتذكير . وأن المِرَانَ على الدعوة والتنظيم والاجتماعات المتكررة كل ذلك أكسبهم دقة التنظيم في أمورهم, دون أدنى تكلّف أو ملل . وفي إمكان الجماعة أن تعقد وتُنظّم لأكبر اجتماع الذي لو قامت للإعداد له جهة غيرهم لتكلّفت نفقات باهظة، واحتاجت لزمن طويل جداً، أما جماعة التبليغ فلا تتكلف في مؤتمراتها ولقاءاتها شيئاً يُذكر، إلا ما كان من قِرَى الضيف بالنسبة للوافدين من جهات بعيدة، بل أفراد الجماعة يعتبر كل واحد نفسه مسؤولاً عن المؤتمر، فكل واحد منهم يقوم بعمل يخصّه، ويحضر ما في استطاعته أن يحضر, ثم يباشر العمل بنفسه, فكل واحد منهم يحاول أن يخدم وينفع غيره, مما جعل مستوى التحابُبِ عندهم مرتفعاً جداً .
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وبعد أن شرحنا هذا عن الجماعة وما تقوم به من أعمال إسلامية تُعبّر عنها تلك المكاسب الهائلة الملموسة التي تحدثنا عن بعضها، والتي يَعتَبِرُ فيها الصديق والعدو على حد سواء، بعد هذا كله يحسُنُ بنا أن نقترح الآتي:
1 - التعاون مع الجماعة تعاونا فعّالاً وصادقاً مُؤثّرين ومُتأثّرين, ليحصل ما يشبه تبادل الخبراء.
2 -نقترح أن يكون لنشاط الجماعة في صفوف طُلابنا ليُفيدوا ويستفيدوا، وطلابنا من أحوج الناس إلى مثل هذا النشاط, وهذه الدعوة المباركة . 3- أن تُكثرالجامعة الإسلامية من المشاركة في لقاءات الجماعة ومؤتمراتهم، مُمَثّلةً في أعضاء هيئة التدريس وطلابها .
والله نسأل أن يجعل أعمالنا خالصة لوجهه الكريم, بعيدة عن الرياء والسمعة إنه خير مسؤول, وصلى الله وسلم وبارك على أفضل رسله محمد وآله وصحبه .
محمد أمان بن علي الجامي عميد/ كلية الحديث الشريف والدراسات الإسلامية 10/2/1399 هـ

Report on Annual Tableeghi Ijtema by Shaykh Salih Ibn Ali Al-Shawaymaan (HA).

In the name of Allah (SWT), the most beneficent the most Merciful,
To my respected father respected Shaykh Abdul-Aziz Ibn Abdullah Ibn baz (RA) الرئيس العام لإدارات البحوث العلمية والإفتاء والدعوة والإرشاد)حفظه الله من كل سوء ووفقه وسدد خطاه (Ameen)
Asslamo Allaikum Wa Rahmatullahi Wa Barakatuh,
And thereafter, today dated 1st of Raibul-Awwal 1407 (4th of November 1986) my holidays started and on the 3rd of Rabiul-Awwal I travelled to Pakistan along with Ulamah and students of different groups to Pakistan. These Ulamah and students belonged to "Al-Jamia Al-Isamiyyaa", "Jamiatul-Imam Muhammad Ibn Saud Al-Islamiyyah", "Jamia Al-Malik As-Saud" and others and we witnessed some astonishing events there. When we landed at Lahore airport a Jamaah (group) of pious youngsters welcomed us whose faces and beards were illuminated with the Noor (light) of Ilm (knowledge) and Eemaan. We went to the Airport Mosque and after praying the Sunnah gathered together and sat down in a Halaqah. We were from various localities and then from amongst those youth one of them stood up and spoke in an amazing manner which penetrated the hearts. Then the buses came and transported us to Raiwind Ijtema site and the Ijtema was on such a beautiful site that it filled the heart with "Al-Khushu" and the eyes became wet with tears of fear (of Allah (SWT)) and happiness.
This Ijtema resembled the gathering of Jannah in the sense that there was no shouting or yelling, no Laghw (irrelevant and useless matters), no lies and no chaos but the surroundings were nice, clean, organised and free from foul smell and filth. It was organised and structured in a disciplined and graceful manner with no traffic (jams), no police and no security guards although there were in excess of a million souls there but life was continuing along its natural course and this natural course (of life) was encircled with Halaqahs of Dhikrullah, speeches, teaching and learning day and night. I swear by Allah (SWT) that it was an Ijtema through which dead hearts are revived and Eemaan strengthens and gets illuminated. So how wonderful and majestic (of a scene) it was! A scene which placed the pictures of the lives of the Sahaba (RA), Taba'een (RA) and Taba-Taba'een (RA) in front of our eyes. There were talks of effort of Deen, Ilm & Dhikrullah, (inculcating) good habits and (to make) movements for Islam and faces radiant with knowledge and Eemaan. You would not have heard anything but Tauheed of Allah (SWT), Dhik'r, Tasbeeh, Tamheed ,Takbeer and recitation of the Qur'aan. Saying Asslamo Allaikum wa Rahmatullahi and Jazakullah Khairun was the norm there. Everything there was pleasing to the heart and Sunnahs of Rasul-ullah (Sallaho Alaihe Wassallam) were being revived and freshened every moment. In short, there were practical teachings of adopting the life based upon the book of Allah (SWT) and Sunnah of Rasul-ullah (Sallaho Alaihe Wassallam) and how fortunate and wonderful such a life is! A desire arose in my heart many times that such an Ijtema should have taken place in Saudi Arabia as the era of Malik Abdul-Aziz (RA) has given rise to an illuminated age and every moment is competing to surpass the last one (in virtue and goodness).
There were people from various countries of the world in the Ijtema but as if they were of the same face, same intention and of the same the purpose like they were children of the same man as if Allah (SWT) had created a single heart and then distributed it amongst them (all) and it served no purpose but to fulfil all the commandments of Deen and to reform the Muslim youth and to bring Non-Muslims to the path of Allah (SWT). Those (unknown people) who spread rumours about them dare to criticise these pious souls when Shaykh Abdul-Majeed Zindaani (HA) said, "These are heavenly beings who walk on this earth!" So who are those who dare to criticise them and accuse them of matters which are not present in them? In my opinion, Tableeghi Jamaat has the same objective as Saudi Aabia which is to reform all of humanity and to bring them to the straight path and to spread peace and harmony in the world. So which of these (matters) is objectionable?
After Esha (Salah) when the Bayans are all completed and when you gaze your eyes to the right and to the left you will find nothing but gatherings of knowledge and you will find beneficial information from wherever you may find yourself and you will benefit no matter which Halaqah you may sit in. When people are fast asleep you will witness them standing (in Salah) like Pillars and in the last part of the night you will hear their crying in the presence of their Lord (SWT) like buzzing of a honey bee and you will witness that they are beseeching their Lord (SWT) with utmost humility for the sins of the whole Ummah to be forgiven and for the whole Ummah to be delivered from the fire of Jahannum and for the entire Ummah to be given Taufeeq (of Hidayah) and to live their lives according to the Sunnah of Mustafa (Sallaho Alaihe Wassallam).
So this Ijtema deserves that every Scholar and every student and every Muslim who fears Allah (SWT) and has hope in the day of judgement should attend it. May Allah (SWT) give the best of reward to those who worked in it and to give steadfastness and to assist them and to benefit the Muslims from them, for verily he is the Listener, the Acceptor.
Those who were appointed to serve were Hafidh of the Qur'aan. The one grinding the flour commenced his task with "Bismillah" and then continued with "Subhanullah, Alhumdolillah, Allahu-Akbar", the one kneading the dough commenced his task with "Bismillah" and then continued with "Subhanullah, Alhumdolillah, Allahu-Akbar" and the one making bread commenced his task with "Bismillah" and then continued with Tasbeeh, Tamheed and Takbeer. We heard them and we witnessed their Dhikr and yet they didn't know that we were watching them. So Purified and Exalted be Him (SWT) who opened their eyes and granted them Taufeeq for their Dhikr and showed them the straight path and surely this is desired by every Muslim. O honoured Shaykh! The reality is that whoever will sit in their company will become a Daee Illallah (inviter towards Allah (SWT)) due to their experience and companionship.
I wish! That while I was a student at the Jamia I would have recognised this Jam'aah (Tableegh) and engaged in this work so today I would have been an Allamah of the knowledge of his work. I swear by Allah (SWT), I consider this Deen! And soon I will be questioned regarding it, that day when no wealth and no sons will help anyone.
I wish that all those who work (under you) would attend this Ijtema and for them to proceed in the path of Allah (SWT) along with them so that they may learn Ikhlaas (sincerity) and the work of Dawah with the Akhlaaq (mannerism) of the the Sahaba (RA), Taba'een (RA) and Taba-Taba'een (RA).
In the end I beseech Allah (SWT) to give us the correct understanding of the truth and to follow it, to give us the fervour of doing righteous deeds and to grant us the Tawfeeq of Ikhlas (sincerity) and action, to protect us from the evil of our Nafs (self) and the evil of our desires and Shaytaan and to grant honour to His Deen, to elevate His Kalima and to strengthen our kingdom with Islam and to strengthen Islam with it and verily He (SWT) is the owner of it and has control (over it).
Written by your Son
Shaykh Salih Ibn Ali Al-Shawaymaan (HA)
Ad-Dawah Wal-Irshaad Unaiza
بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم سماحة الوالد الكريم الشيخ عبد العزيز بنعبد الله بن باز (الرئيس العام لإدارات البحوث العلمية والإفتاء والدعوة والإرشاد)حفظه الله من كل سوء ووفقه وسدد خطاه, آمين . سلام عليكم ورحمة الله وبركاته: أمابعد: فقد بدأت اجازتي في 1/3/1407هـ وسافرت إلى باكستان في 3/3/1407هـ مع مجموعة من العلماء وطلاب العلم من مختلف الجامعات، من الجامعة الإسلامية, وجامعة الإمام محمد بن سعود الإسلامية, وجامعة الملك سعود وغيرها، فشاهدنا العجب العجاب، فبعدوصولنا مطار لاهور استقبلنا جماعة من الشباب الصالحين الذين يشرق نور العلموالإيمان من لحاهم ووجوههم, واتجهنا إلى مسجد المطار فأدينا فيه السنة ثم جلسنا حولبعضنا ونحن من بلاد مختلفة، فقام واحد منهم يتكلم بكلام عجيب يأخذ بمجامعالقلوب . ثم جائت السيارات ونقلتنا إلى مقر الاجتماع في رايوند, ذلك الاجتماعالجميل الذي تخشع بسببه القلوب وتذزف منه العيون وابل دموع الفزع والسرور والخوف من الله، يشبه اجتماع أهل الجنة، لا صخب, ولا نصب، ولا لغو, ولا فوضى, ولاكذب . نظيف جداً لا روائح ولا أوساخ، ومرتب ترتيب دقيق، فلا مرور ولا شرطة ولا نجدة ولا حراس، مع العلم أنه يفوق المليون . حياة طبيعية فطرية يحوطها ذكر الله، علم ومحاضرات ودروس وحلق ذكر ليلا ونهاراً، فوالله إنه اجتماع تحيى به القلوبوينصقل به الإيمان ويزداد, فما أروعه وما أجمله يعطيك صورة ناطقة عن حياةالصحابة والتابعين واتباعهم رضوان الله عليهم، جهد وعلم وذكر، كلام جميل، أفعال جميلة، حركات إسلامية رائعة، ووجوه مشرقة بنور الإيمان والعلم, فلا تسمع إلاكلام التوحيد والذكر، والتسبيح والتحميد، والتهليل والتكبير, وقراءة القرآن, والسلاموعليكم السلام ورحمة الله، وجزاكم الله خيراً, ولا ترى إلا ما يسرك ويبهج قلبك من إحياء سنن المصطفىطريـة تتمتع بهـا فـي كل لحظة، ما أجمله وما أحلاه من اجتماع إسلاميعظيم . وبالجملة تطبيق عملي لكتاب الله وسنة رسوله،فيا لها من حياة طيبةسعيدة، كم تمنيت من قلبي أن يكون هذا الاجتماع في ربوع المملكة العربية السعودية، لأنها جديرة بكل خير، ولأنها سبّاقة إلى كل خير منذ فجر عهد الملك عبد العزيز المشرقغفر الله له وقدّس روحه في جنات النعيم, وجمعنا وإياكم به في الفردوس الأعلى .
وأفراد هذا الاجتماع أشخاص من جميع جهات العالم على شكل واحد, وطبع واحد,وكلام واحد, وهدف واحد, وكأنهم أبناء رجل واحد, أو كأن الله سبحانه خلق قلباً واحداًفوزعه على هؤلاء، ليس لهم مطامع, ولا مآرب غير التمسك بأهداب الدين, وإصلاح شباب المسلمين, وهداية غير المسلمين إلى صراط الله الحميد، فكيف يجرؤ المرجفون على النيلمن هؤلاء الصالحين ؟ وقد قال فيهم الشيخ عبد المجيد الزنداني: "هؤلاء أهل السماء يمشون على الأرض". فأي قلب يجترئ على سبهم أو اتهامهم بما ليس فيهم, أنني أزعم أن هدف هذه الجماعة هو هدف حكومة المملكة العربية السعودية، وهو: إصلاح الناس في جميع العالم, ونشر الأمن والأمان في جميع المعمورة,... وإذا إنتهت المحاضرات بعد العشاء وسرحت طرفك يمنة ويسرة رأيتهموروداً علمية تتفكه فيها حيثما شئت, فأي حلقة تجلس فيها لا بد أن تخرج منهابفائدة، وإذا هدأت الرجل ونامت العين رأيتهم كالأعمدة يصلون قبل النوم،فإذاكان آخر الليل سمعتهم وكأنهم خلية نحل بكاء ونحيب وابتهال إلى الله, بأن يغفر اللهذنوبهم وذنوب المسلمين وأن ينجيهم الله وإخوانهم المسلمين من النار، وأن يهدي الناسجميعاً إلى إحياء سنة المصطفى، وقصار القول أنه اجتماع جدير بأن يحضره كل عالم طالب علم، بل وكلمسلم يخاف الله ويرجو الدار الآخرة, فجزى الله القائمين عليه خير الجزاء وثبتهم وأعانهم, ونفع بهم المسلمين, إنه سميع مجيب .
أما القائمون على الخدمة فكلهم من حفظه القرآن الكريم، فصاحب المطحنة يطحن باسم الله وبالتكبير والتسبيح، وصاحبالمعجنة يعجن باسم الله والله أكبر وسبحان الله والحمد لله، والخبازين يخبزون بإسمالله وبذكر الله والتسبيح والتحميد والتكبير أيضاً، وقد شاهدناهم وسمعناهم وهم لايشعرون, فسبحان من فتح بصائرهم ووفقهم لذكراه, ودلهم على الطريق الصحيح الذي يتمناهكل مسلم .
والحقيقة يا سماحة الشيخ أن كل من صحبهم لا بد أن يكون داعية إلى اللهبالتمرين وطول الصحبة، فيا ليتني عرفتهم منذ أن كنت طالباً في الجامعة لكنت اليومعلامة في الدعوة وسائر العلوم. وهذا ! والله ما أدين الله به، وسيسألني الجبارسبحانه عن ذلك, يوم لا ينفع مال ولا بنون ولا يغني أحد عن أحد .
ويا ليت جميع الدعاة التابعين لرئاستكم المباركة يشتركون في هذا الاجتماع, ويخرجون مع هذه الجماعة, ليتعلموا الإخلاص, وأسلوب الدعوة، وأخلاق الصحابة والتابعين واتباعهم رضوان الله عليهم أجمعين.
وختاماً أسأل الله سبحانه أن يرينا الحق حقاً ويرزقنا اتباعه، وأنيلهمنا رشدنا ويوفقنا للإخلاص والصواب, وأن يكفينا شرور أنفسنا والهوى والشيطان, وأنينصر دينه ويعلي كلمته, وأن يعز حكومتنا بالإسلام ويعز الإسلام بها, إنه ولي ذلكوالقادر عليه, وصلى الله على نبينا محمد وآله وصحبه .
كتبه ابنكم صالح بنعلي الشويمان مندوب الدعوة والإرشاد بمنطقة عنيزة

Below are the Arabic and English translation of some of the reports views and Finding of Taken from
Shaykh Abdul Aziz bin Abdullah bin Baz (HA) to Falih Ibn Nafi Al-Harbi

Correspondence 889 (خ) dated 12th of Sha’baan 1406 AH (22nd of April 1986)

In the name of Allah (SWT), the most beneficent the most Merciful

From Abdul-Aziz Ibn Baz (RA) to honourable brother respected Shaykh Falih Ibn Nafi Al-Harbi (HA) and may Allah (SWT) increase his Baseerah (foresight for Islam) and expand his breast for actions suited for His (SWT)’s pleasure (Ameen).

Asslamo Allaikum Wa Rahmatullahi Wa Barakatuh,

And thereafter, I received your letter dated 22nd of Rajab 1406 AH and the objections raised towards Tableeghi Jam’aat I understood. Whatever I wrote regarding the Tableeghi Jamaat and before me our respected Shaykh (Allamah) Muhammad Ibn Ibraheem Al-Shaykh (RA) [who was the Mufti of the of this Kingdom of Saudia in his time] who also praised Tableeghi Jamaat and I understood your objections towards it. You have devalued Shaykh (Allamah) Muhammad Ibn Ibraheem Al-Shaykh (RA)by referring to him as “Ibn Ibraheem” and I disliked it! And I also disliked those whom you have referred to who have disagreed with the Shaykh (RA) with regards to his opinion regarding Tableeghi Jamaat and I am astonished! Where is their knowledge and their opinion (in comparison)? (Who are they) compared to the Baseerah, understanding, depth in knowledge, foresight and steadfastness of our Shaykh (RA)? We (Alhumdolillah) are upon Baseerah on our Deen and we don’t compare benefits and harms and we prefer where our heart finds peace. We investigated the affairs of the Tableeghi Jamaat and our contentment (of the heart) is towards agreement and alongside it those are deficient should be encouraged to reform (themselves) out of good will because deficiency is part of human nature apart from whom Allah (SWT) protects.

If our teachers and student brothers whom you have pointed to should have kept in touch with these (Tableeghi) people and participated in their work (of Tabeelgh) and guided them and tried to reform their deficiencies and shortcomings and guided them where they committed mistakes it would be of great benefit to Islam and Muslims. But, to hate them and to stay away from them and to warn people from mixing with them is a mistake and its harm is greater than its benefit. So my brother! Reconsider your opinion and beseech your Lord (SWT) with humility to expand your breast towards actions which are pleased to Him (SWT) and which bring benefit to his bondsmen and to show you the path of truth in this matters (of difference of opinion) and I ask Allah (SWT) to show me and you truth as truth and falsehood as falsehood and to abstain from it as His (SWT)’s special favour and not to let the haqq and falsehood become (mixed up) upon us otherwise we will be misguided and Surely He (SWT) is Capable of it and Owner of it.

Was-Salamo Allaikum Wa Rahmatullahi Wa Barakatuh,

You have referred to honourable Shaykh Muhammad Amaan (HA) that he has retracted his opinion in which he has praised Tableeghi Jamaat and stated that they are the originator of fictitious tales and  baseless stories and people of Bid’ah. So know that Shaykh (HA) has denied this and is astonished by these opinions (attributed to him) and has stated that I had written from observation and Yaqeen and I am still of the same opinion (of praising Tableeghi Jamaat) and whosoever asks him about the Tableeghi Jamaat he refers to his report (of Bangaldesh Ijtema) so it’s wrong to attribute this opinion towards him.

خطاب من سماحة الشيخ عبد العزيز بن عبد اللهبن باز رحمه الله إلى فضيلة الشيخ / فالح بن نافع الحربي برقم 889/خ المؤرخ 12/8/1406هـ
بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم من عبد العزيز بن عبد الله بن بازإلى حضرة الأخ المكرم فضيلة الشيخ فالح بن نافع الحربي أمدّه الله البصيرة, وشرحصدره لما يرضى رب العالمين, آمين. السلام عليكم ورحمة الله وبركاته، وبعد: فقدوصلني كتابك المؤرخ 26/2/1406هـ , وفهمتُ ما تضمّنه من النيل من جماعة التبليغ,واستنكارك لما كتبتُ بشأنهم، وما كتبه قبلي شيخنا العلامة الشيخ محمد بن إبراهيم آل الشيخ مفتي الديار السعودية في زمانه قدّس الله روحه, ونور ضريحه من الثناء عليهم. ولقد ساءني كثيراً تنقُّصُك وحطُّك من قدره بقولك: "ابن إبراهيم", وأنالأشخاص الذين أشرتَ إليهم يخالفونه في الرأي فيهم. ولقد عجبتُ مما ذكرتَ فأين يقع علم هؤلاء ورأيهم من علم شيخنا, وبصيرته, وبُعد نظره, وسعة اطلاعه, وتأنّيه, وحكمته . ونحن بحمد الله على بصيرة من ديننا, ونوازن بين المصالح والمضار، ونُرجحما تطمئن إليه قلوبنا, وقد تأكّدنا من أخبارهم ما يطمئننا إلى الوقوف بجانبهم, معمناصحتهم فيما يحصل من بعضهم من النقص الذي هو من لوازم البشر كلهم إلا من شاء الله. ولو أنّ إخواننا من المشايخ وطلبة العلم الذين أشرتَ إليهم خالطوهموشاركوهم في الدعوة إلى الله، ووجّهوهم وكملوا ما يحصل منهم من النقص, وأرشدوهم فيمايخطئون فيه، لحصل بذلك خير كثير, ونفع عظيم للإسلام والمسلمين. أما النُّفرة منهموالتخلّي عنهم والتحذير من مخالطتهم فهذا غلط كبير وضررُه أكبر من نفعه . فاتهمالرأي يا أخي, واضرع إلى ربك أن يشرح صدرك لما هو الأحب إليه والأنفع لعباده, وأن يهديك لما اختلف فيه من الحق بإذنه, وأسأل الله عز وجل أن يُرينا وإياكم الحق حقاً ويمنّ علينا باتباعه، والباطل باطلاً ويمنّ علينا باجتنابه, ولا يجعله ملتبْساًعلينا فنضل, إنه ولي ذلك والقادر عليه, والسلام عليكم ورحمة الله وبركاته .

الرئيس العام لإدارات البحوث العلمية والإفتاء والدعوة والإرشاد

تكميل أنا بعد ما نسبت إلى فضيلة الشيخ محمد أمان من رجوعه عن الثناء على الجماعة المذكورة, وإنه يقول خرافيون ومبتدعة, فقد أنكر ذلك, واستغربه جداً, وأخبر أنه لا زال على ما كتب عنهم, لأنه كتبه عن مشاهدة ويقين, وأنه يحيل كل من سأله عنهم الى ما كتبه في ذلك .

Shaykh Abdul Aziz bin Abdullah bin Baz (RA) to (Dr) Taqiduddin Hilali

Correspondence 889 (خ) dated 12th of Sha’baan 1406 AH (21st of July 1983)

In the name of Allah (SWT), the most beneficent the most Merciful

From Abdul-Aziz Ibn Baz (RA) to honourable brother respected Dr Muhammad Taqiuddin Hilali (HA) and may Allah (SWT) grant him Taufeeq towards Khair (Ameen).

Asslamo Allaikum Wa Rahmatullahi Wa Barakatuh,

And thereafter, I received your letter dated 12th of Sha'baan 1403 AH and may Allah (SWT) immerse you in His guidance. What you have alluded to I have understood and you want to know my opinion about stopping the Salary of brother Ahmed Muhaani when he goes out with Tableeghi Jamaat. I would like to give beneficial advice that his Salary which we deliver through you will be continued because his going out with Tableeghi Jamaat is not condemned tourism because he wanders in cities and towns for Dawah (towards Allah (SWT)) and meets honourable people and not so (honourable) and their (Tableeghi) Ijtemaas which occur in Bangladesh are attended by many people (honourable and not so) as we have been told by those trustworthy Ulamah who we were sent to attend the Ijtema last year.

Your condemnation of their Khurooj (i.e. going in the path of Allah (SWT)) and your proof that the statement of Al-Hafidh Ibn Haj'r (Al-Asqalani (RA)) that a person wanders around and considers his wandering his worship and chooses to live (in solitude) in caves, hilltops and jungles is contrary to the actions of Tableeghi Jamaat because these people don't leave (their homes) for solitude rather they exit for the benefit and reform of people, thus there is difference between them and those seek solitude.

And we beseech Allah (SWT) to give you Taufeeq towards actions for His (SWT)'s pleasure for verily he is Most Beneficent.

Was-Salamo Allaikum Wa Rahmatullahi Wa Barakatuh,

خطاب من سماحة الشيخ عبد العزيز بن عبد الله بن باز (رحمه الله) إلى فضيلة الدكتور / محمد تقي الدين الهلالي برقم 889 / خ المؤرخ 10/10/1403هـ

بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم من عبدالعزيز بن عبد الله بن باز إلى حضرة الأخ المكرم فضيلة الدكتور محمد تقي الدين الهلالي, وفقه الله للخير, آمين . سلام عليكم ورحمة الله وبركاته, وبعد: يا محبّ: كتابكم الكريم المؤرخ 12/8/1403هـ وصل, وصلكم الله بهداه، وفهمتُ ما أشرتمإليه من أخذ رأينا في قطع راتب الأخ أحمد المهاني بكونه يخرج مع جماعة التبليغ، وأفيدكم بأن الذي أرى الاستمرار في إعطائه راتبه الذي نرسل بواسطتكم, لأن خروجهمعهم ليس من السياحة المذمومة في شيء، لكونهم يقومون بالتجول للدعوة إلى الله عزوجل في المدن والقرى, ويتصلون بكبار الناس وعامتهم، واجتماعاتهم في بنغلاديش وغيرها, يحضرها كبار الناس وصغارهم حسب ما أفادنا به الثقات من المشايخ ممن أرسلنا لحضوراجتماعهم في بنغلاديش في عام مضى، فاستدلال فضيلتكم على ذم خروجهم بأنه ينطبق عليهم ما ذكره الحافظ ابن كثير رحمه الله تعالى عمّن يتعبد بمجرد السياحة في الأرض والتفردفي شواهق الجبال والكهوف والبراري، يخالفه واقعهم وعملهم، ونسأل الله أن يوفقالجميع لما يرضيه, إنه جواد كريم, والسلام عليكم ورحمة الله وبركاته .

الرئيس العام لإدارات البحوث العلمية والإفتاء والدعوة والإرشاد 10 /10/1403هـ
Shaykh Abdul Aziz bin Abdullah bin Baz (RA) to Audh Ibn Audh Al-Qahtaani

In the name of Allah (SWT), the most beneficent the most Merciful

From Abdul-Aziz Ibn Baz (RA) to honourable brother respected Audh Ibn Audh Al-Qahtaani and may Allah (SWT) increase his knowledge and Eemaan and increase His (SWT)'s abundance and blessings upon him, wherever he (Audh) may be. (Ameen)

Asslamo Allaikum Wa Rahmatullahi Wa Barakatuh,

And thereafter,I received Your letter and whatever you have elucidated in it I have understood the question about Tableeghi Jamaat and as to whether their methodology is correct? Is their method and framework correct and there any obstacles in joining them and what is the status of leaving in the path of Allah (SWT) with them?

People narrate differing accounts regarding them, some praise them while others object to them but we have enquired about them from trustworthy brothers from Najd (Saudia) who have accompanied them in their travels and also made journeys to India/Pakistan and they have not made any mention of matters which are objectionable in Shariah or would prevent in joining them. I have also witnessed many people who have spent time with them and they went out with them because they were impressed by them and their condition and ideas about Deen, Akhlaaq (morals) and Aakhira had become good, therefore I see no impediment in leaving with them and to cooperate with them in Dawah. Moreover, people of knowledge and foresight should engage in this work (of Dawah) and should correct and reform if they (people of Tableegh) commit any mistakes or errors because there is impressive effect in their Seerah and actions and those who are well known in indulgence in sins and divergent from Deen are effected by their companionship and with this I am enclosing a letter of our teacher Shaykh Muhammad Ibn Ibraheem Aal Shaykh (RA)in which he praised this Jamaat and its work and therein he encourages people to make Nusrah (provide assistance to them) and prevents people from placing impediments in their path. In the letter he mentions that their main aim is to give sincere advice and talks in the Masajid, to guide people towards (goodness) and to establish people towards Tauheed and good Aqai'd and to encourage them to act upon the Kitaab & Sunnah to prevent them from Bi'daa and (blameworthy) useless matters. You will also find attached a photocopy of research by our trustworthy brothers rector Muhammad Amman Ibn Ali (rector of Jamia Islamiyya, Hadeeth and teaching) Madina Munawwara who was sent last year by the Jamia accompanied by Shaykh Abdul-Kareem Muraad who is also a teacher and he is known amongst us and also knows Urdu language along with Arabic as he attends the annual Ijtema in Pakistan, regularly.

The summary of their report is that their work is praised and people are encouarged to join this work of Dawah and to attend the Ijtemaas and to treat (the people of Tableeghi Jamaat) with goodness and excellent manners.

Abdul Aziz Bin Abdullah Bin Baaz
بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم من عبد العزيز بن عبد الله بن باز إلى حضرة الأخ المكرم عوض بن عوض القحطاني زاده الله من العلم والإيمان, وجعله مباركاً أينما كان, آمين . سلام عليكم ورحمة الله وبركاته, أما بعد: فقد وصلني كتابك الكريم, وفهمت ما شرحتم فيهوما تضمّنه السؤال عن جماعة التبليغ وهل طريقتهم صحيحة ؟ وهل هناك مانع من مشاركتهم فيما يقومون به من الدعوة والخروج معهم إلى آخره ؟
 والجواب: قد اختلف الناس فيما ينقلون عنهم فمن مادح وقادح, ولكننا تحققنا عنهم من كثير من إخواننا الثقات منأهل نجد وغيرهم الذين صحبوهم في رحلات كثيرة وسافروا إليهم في الهند والباكستان,فلم يذكروا شيئاً يُخِلّ بالشرع المطهر أو يمنع من الخروج معهم ومشاركتهم في الدعوة. وقد رأينا كثيراً ممن صحبهم وخرج معهم قد تأثر بهم وحسنت حاله كثيراً في دينه وأخلاقه ورغبته في الآخرة .
 فعلى هذا لا أرى مانعاً من الخروج معهمومشاركتهم في الدعوة إلى الله، بل ينبغي لأهل العلم والبصيرة والعقيدة الطيبة أن يشاركوهم في ذلك, وأن يُكملوا ما قد يقع من بعضهم من نقص, لما في سيرتهم وأعمالهم من التأثيـر العجيـب علـى مـن صحبهم من المعروفين بالانحراف أو الفسق.
 وإليكم برفقه صورة من كتاب كتبه شيخنا الشيخ محمد بن إبراهيم آل الشيخ رحمه الله يثني عليهم فيه, ويشجع على مساعدتهم في الدعوة وعدم منعهم, وذكر فيه: "أن مهمتهم العظة في المساجد, والإرشاد, والحث على التوحيد وحسن المعتقد، والحث على العملبالكتاب والسنة, مع التحذير من البدع والخرافات إلى آخر ما ذكر في كتابه المشفوع بهذا... " , وتجدون أيضاً برفقه نسخة من تقرير كتبه بعض إخواننا الثقات عنهم وهوفضيلة عميد كلية الحديث والدراسات الإسلامية بالجامعة الإسلامية بالمدينة المنورةفي العام الماضي, وفضيلة الشيخ عبد الكريم مراد الأستاذ بالجامعة الإسلامية وهو معروف لدينا بحسن المعتقد ويجيد لغتهم مع العربية لحضور مؤتمرهم السنوي الذي يقامفي الباكستان كل سنة . وخلاصة التقرير الثناء عليهم والدعوة إلى مشاركتهم في دعوتهم واجتماعهم واستمرار الصلة بهم .
 وأسأل الله أن يوفق الجميع لما يرضيه, وأن ينفع بهم وبأمثالهم المسلمين, إنه سميع قريب, والسلام عليكم ورحمة الله وبركاته .

الرئيس العام لإدارات البحوث العلمية والإفتاء والدعوة والإرشادThis letter has been written by Abdul Aziz bin Abdullah bin Baz Grand Mufti of Saudi Arabia in which he has given his opinion on Tableeghi Jamaat.Its English Translation is below.This has been taken from book TABLIGHI JAMAAT AND ARAB SCHOLARS page no 91-92 For downloading full book click
English Translation

Samahatus sheikh Abdul Aziz Bin Abdullah Bin Baaz Hafidahullah letter to Hazratul Ustad Audh bin Audh Qahtani Hafizahullah.

Letter no 1155                Dated 5/9/1399 Hijri

Bismillahir ramanirraheem

From Abdul Aziz bin Abdullah Bin Baaz to hounarable brother Audh bin Audh Qahtani. May Allah increase his knowledge and Emaan and wherever he is may get barkat from Allah Ameen.

Assalam o Alaikum Wa rahmatullahi Wa Barakatuhu ,Amma Baad

I received Your letter and whatever you have clarified in it I understood,and the question about tableeghi Jamaat , wheather their way is correct.? Is there any obstacle in the way of dawah adopted by them. And What about your opinion for go out in the path of Allah (KHURUJ) with them.

People narrate so many things about them. Some people praise them and some criticize them. But I have rigorously enquired  from our brothers from Saudia who were with them in Khuruj and have been with them in India and Pakistan.

They have not reported any thing that contradict the Shariah Way and may be a cause of distancing with them in the work of Dawah. I have personally seen so many people who have been them and went in the path of Allah with them (in Khuruj), they were very impressed with them. Deen ,Akhlaq (Character) and about Akhirah their condition was very good.

Thats why I donot see any objection in going with them and to become part of Dawah work with them.Rather the knowlagble Pious people with correct belief should involve with them and if make any mistake that they may correct. Because in their seerat and action has a very impressive effect.

Those who were away from deen they turned on the right path as a result of their company.

And with a letter is being sent to you from sheikh Muhammad bin Ibraheem Ale sheikh Rahmatullah Alaihi in which he praises the Jamaat Tabligh and he exhalt the people to co operate with them and at least not to become hinderance for the work of Dawah.

He has mentioned in this letter that Their main aim is talk and nasihah in the mosque, to guide and to prepare people on the correct belief and to exhalt them to follow kitab o sunnat.and at the same time to prevent from Bidah and Innovations.

You will also get a copy of speech that has been done by some of my trusty fellows and that is Principal of Hadith and Darasat Madeena University Shaikh Mohd Aman Bin Ali, as the Madeena University sent him along with Fazilatus sheikh Abdul Kareem Murad as their representative.

And he (Shikh Abdul kareem Murad) is Famous here with good Aqeedah. He is also master in urdu language apart from Arabic as he every year attend the annual Tablighi Ijtema in Pakistan.

The summary of his report is that he praised the Jamaah and exhalted others to go with them,to attend the Ijtema and to co operate in the work of dawah and always be with passion and good manners.

Abdul Aziz Bin Abdullah Bin Baaz

Chief  Idara Al Josul Ilmia wal Ifta Wal Dawat Wal Irshad 

(NOTE: It is well known that they criticized Tablighi Jamaat also but there approach was scholary, advisory that every muslim should have while dealing in the matter of difference of opinion and dealing with brothers in islam.

As Slafi Organisation has already publicized material that they said while criticizing so we are not giving that.

Here we are giving some speeches and writing  that gave in support and praise of Tablighi Jamaat but these are not widely known, and

those who criticize Tableegh by taking name of these shaikhs conceal from the audience and public these words of praise.Ideally they should present both facets.