Q.1 What is Tablighi Jamaat?What is Aim of Tablighi Jamaat
Tablighi Jamaat work is Multifaceted and have a combination of Dawat Tableegh teaching-Learning and Islah the Self Reformation with only intention to please Allah. It is a mass movement with idea of not to leave any section of Society.
Apart from Dawat o Tabligh activities it has two more primary objective that is closly related with Dawat o Tabligh.
1. Basic Minimal attainement of Self Reformation (Tazkiyah/Ihsan) in all Muslims.
2. Basic Minimum level of attainment of Knowledge of Islam for all Muslims
1. Attaing minimal level of Self Reformation by stress on following
a) Our Heart should believe of Allah as a sole doer Allah can only give Loss and benfit. No other creation of Allah materials or human Jinnat can do any harm or benefit on its own but by will control and order of Allah. Our heart should say that any super power and Atom bomb cannot harm us untill Allah decides so.All things are under the control of order and wish of Allah. We have to beltve him with all of his special attributes and Qualities and he is the only to be Prayed.(Koi Ibadat ke Layaq Nahin Siwaye Allah ke.
Our heart should have firm believe And only way of success is the way of prophet Muhammadﷺ .Try to follow the way of Prophet in all our action ranging from sleeping,eating,bathing,going to toilet, to our dealings,business,family and social relation. Prphet love and obedience should be basic foundation of our life and our heart should say that only way of success in this world and hereafter. And all other ways of living are leading to permanat failure.
We have to make our Emaan (Aqeedah) strong on six articles of Faith( Believe in Allah, his Prophet,Books,Angels,Resurrection and Qadr the destiny).
a)Performing five time Regular Salat with Jamaat and with Khushu and Khuzu (Quality of Ihsan)
b) cleaning heart by remembrance of Allah with zikr and Tilawat and Prophet dua for daily activities. (Their
c) Fulfilling the obligation of creation of Allah by Love and kindness for all human being, special respect to Muslims because of their Eeman, Respect for Ulemas and Pious Ahlullah for elders. Love for children and Family care as prescribed by Prophet.
d) All the action not for any show rather with sole purpose of Pleasing Allah
e) To show mercy and love for all human being and try to save all rom fire of the hell. For this do the dawah and Tabligh with sacrificing our Life and wealth. PARADISE FOR ALL MANKIND..This was the Motto of Prophet Muhammad Sallallahu Alaihu wasallam.He even cried at the death of a Jew. We are his ummati Our concern should be same. To start simultaneously from ourself, family,locality,country to whole mankind till the day of Judgment.
For attaining all these qualities they call to spare some times and going in the path of Allah for a short period and to practice the same while being at home with attaching yourself with Amaal e Muqami (Masjidwar Amaal at home)
1. Attaing minimal level of basic minimum required knowledge of deen by all section of Muslims Ranging from doctors engineers to rickshaw puller and street vendors.
There Model for achieving this goal.
Obviously it is a very big goal. If we think a while ..we will find ..The same objective was successfully attained by Prophet with his Sahaba. Among Sahaba there were people of different Level of Knowledge some were very knowlegable as Hadith mention about knowledge of Many of them.
But the minimum level of knowledge was with all Sahaba. No Muslim in first few generation was ignorant of deen as we see among todays muslims. Prophet developed a patter of teaching-Learning by interdependence.They were teacher and learner simultaneously.
So Many Ahadith give glance of this method of learning
There is Hadith in Bukhari Shareef about Hazrat Umar and his neighbour. People of Suffah. And not only that this was the learning method for tribes and community as a whole.
A long Hadith Narrates gives full picture of this instance. (Musnad Ahmad 3/432)
Shihab ibne-'Abbad Rahmatullahi 'alaih narrates that I heard a
man from a delegation of the tribe'Abad AI-Qais. He said: We went
to Rasiilullah Sallallahu 'alaihi wasallam. The Muslims rejoiced
much at our coming. When we reached the assembly of people, they
made spacious room for us and we sat down there. NabT Sallallahu
'alaihi wasallam welcomed us and prayed for us......................(Then some other details are)
Sallallahu 'alaihi wasallam turned his attention towards the Ansar
and said: 0 People of Ansar! Treat your brothers generously for
they are Muslims like you in Islam............
(That delegation stayed with the Ansar).
Then in the morning, RasiiluIHih Sallallahu 'alaihi wasallam asked
them: How did you find your brothers in treating and hosting you?
They said: They are very good brothers. They gave us soft bedding,
served us with good food, and taught us by night and day the Book
of our Rabb Tabaraka wa Taala and the Sunnah of our Nabi
Sallallahu 'alaihi wasallam. Rasi.1lullah Sallallahu 'aIaihi wasallam
liked this, and was very pleased. 'Thcn he paid attention to us
individually. We told him what we had lcarnt and what we were
taught. Someone was taught, Attahiyiit, someone Surah Fatibah,
someone one Surah, some two Siirah, and some many Siinnah.
(Musnad At]mad 3/432)
Tablighi Jamaat basic teaching-learning method is for common mass about basic of deen for those who have not got a chance to go in formal Madarsas /Islamic Education.
That will not only include the illeterate but also those who are otherwise litterate even Elites Doctors and Engineers etc but not having the basic knowledge of deen.
The knowledge of deen has no limitation and upper limit so As for Advance knowledge of deen After realising the importance of knowledge they encourage the people to strive themselves to attain themselves by attaching to Ulemas or by books of Ulma e Haq.
This method is based on the method of Sahaba era by interdependence.Those who have learned something will teach the same to others. This was the common method of learning of Sahaba and the first few generation of Muslims. Sahaba learned deen without any materialistic resources. Even the print copy of Quran was not there, Hadith collection was also not Popular Imam Bukhari date of birth is Friday 13 Shawwaal 194 (
(Scholars and Madarsa have to play most important Role in this system Actually they will be the best teacher for common mass and Maulana Ilyas was intended to send one Aalim and one Qari with each Jamaat initially it was practiced But now Ulemas are not available in that Ratio to fulfill this Practically.May Allah make us understand and implement it.)
May Allah help us.
Follwing quote from Scholars will help to understand further the Movement of Tablighi Jamaat .
Maulana Ilyas said
"The actual aim of this movement is to teach the Muslims everything with which The Holy Prophet Muhammadﷺ came, (That is to get the Ummah attached to the complete system of thought and practice of Islam.) This is our aim.
As for this movement of jamaats and Tablighi Gusht- these are the initial means of achieving this aim; and the instruction and teaching of Kalimah and Salah (Kalima Namaz correction) are, in other words, the ABC of our complete syllabus.
It is also clear that our Jama'at cannot do all the work. What can be done by them is only that where ever they go, they can only produce a motion and awakening by means of their effort, and attach those people. who are unmindful of religious concerns, to the possessors of deen to their place- and can inspire those people
of their place who have the worry for deen (i.e. ulama and reformers) for making efforts to reform the
ignorant common people. [That is. connecting the public with the ulama and ulama with the public],..."
From Book Words and Reflections of Maulana Ilvas
Maulana Yusuf Rahimullah said…..To achieve strong connection with Allah and to gain his divine help, the only means are the way of Muhammadﷺ.If the following the prophet will be in all sphere of our life then Allah will make us successful irrespective of the situation & worldly means. (Biography page 767)
The Tabligh movement is ideally suited to meet the demand of time and repel the mounting challenge ofdisbelieve and irreligiousness. The present day materialists and Baatil movements make a direct appeal to the common masses and sedulously sow the seed of doubts among them.Ideological debates religious literature and plans and activities that are confined to the elite and do not involve the common man cannot arrest the progress of apostasy and materialism. Only a religious movement which begins at their grassroot and goes straight to the labourers cottage and farmer field and ignores no section of the society can provide an effective answer to the menace of irreligiousness. (Book Life and Mission of Maulana Ilyas Page no 204)
1. How the name of Tablighi Jamaat came ?
Maulana Ilyas view was that the work of Dawah is responsibility of all Muslims and he is not making any group for it Rather it is a collective work of all those who are Muslim.
No one has kept the name Tablighi Jamaat. Even the Markaz Nizamuddin address does not have anything like Tablighi Jamaat
Maulana Ilya said" I have not put any name like Tableegh or Tablighi jamaat Rather I never thought on the issue of keeping any name But people started calling it Tablighi Jamaat and the name became so popular that at times even we take name.
(Manzoor Nomani Article in book Jamaat Tableegh par Aitaraz ke jawab page no 131)
Maulana Ilyas also reported to said
"I even didnot think to put any name If it would have been it would be Tahreek e Emaan."
اسے اسی نام پکارتے ہیں۔
2. Muqami Amaal
.............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. (for complete article click the link
2.Imam Bukhari has mentioned Hadith on going for juma prayer in the chapter of jihad,(kitabul jihad page 194)
Imam Nawwi has classified as many as 13 kind of jihad.No Scholar of Sunnah salaf has said that AYAT.......WALLAZINA JAHADU FINA LANAHDIYANNAHUM SUBULANA is for FIGHTING/KILLING.
1.Tablighi jamaat call is simple ,
For above matter any Muslim can remind himself and all other Muslims.
3. They always STRESS that the participants who are non alim/not an scholar are to speak within 6 qualities,
MAY ALLAH HELP US IN understanding and practicing deen.