|The Sayings of the Scholars on Jamaa’at ut-Tableegh|
|Author: Shaikh Rabee’ bin Haadee al-Madkhalee|
|Source: Trans. Abu Abdullaah|
|Article ID : GRV020003 |
The final fatwa of Shaykh Abdul-Azeez bin Baaz in warning against the Jamaaah at-Tableegh
In the Name of Allaah, All Compassionate, All Merciful
His excellency, Shaykh Abdul-Azeez bin Baaz (rahima-hullaah) was asked about the Jamaaah at-Tableegh, so the questioner asked:
Your excellency, we hear about the Jamaaah at-Tableegh and that which their dawah entails. So would you advise me to join this Jamaaah (group). I anticipate your guidance and advice, and may Allaah reward you immensely.
So the Shaykh responded by saying:
Whoever invites to (the path of) Allaah, then he is a muballigh (one who conveys the message (of Islaam)), (as the hadeeth mentions): ((Convey from me, even if it be a (single) Aayah)); However, the Jamaaah at-Tableegh (originally) from India have many deviations. They have some aspects of bidah and shirk, so it is not permissible to go (out) with them, except for a person who has knowledge and goes (out) with them to disapprove of what they are upon and to teach them (the truth). If, however, he goes (out) to follow and adhere to them, then no.
That is because they have deviations, mistakes and lack of knowledge. However, if there was a Jamaaah doing tableegh other than them, from the people of knowledge, then (it is permissible to) go out with them for dawah purposes.
If there was a person of knowledge who goes out with them to enlighten and guide them, along with teaching them such that they leave their falsehood and embrace the way of Ahlus-Sunnah wal-Jamaaah, (then that is good).
[So, the Jamaaah at-Tableegh and those who sympathise with them, will benefit from this fatwa, illustrating the reality of their aqeedah and Manhaj and the writings of their scholars whom they blindly follow]
[This was extracted from the tape: Fatwa Samaahatush-Shaykh Abdul Azeez Ibn Baaz concerning the Jamaaah at-Tableegh which was published in Taif about two years before the Sahykhs death. The tape refutes the cover-up of the Jamaaah at-Tableegh and the old statement of the Shaykh which was published before their reality and manhaj was made clear to him.