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TABLIGH JAMAAT & PARENTS

Question: In Bangladesh, the Qoumi Ulama-Keraam are the supporters of Shura-e-Nezaam of Tablig Jamaat. They have totally rejected the Sa’d group members who are described as the ‘ITA’ATI GROUP’ in Bangladesh.

One of my friends is a supporter of the Sa’d group. But his parents are with the Shura-e-Nezaam of the Tablig Jamaat. His parents are very much upset with him due to his being with the Sa’d group.

Considering both groups are the same, is it permissible for the son / daughter to be an active member / supporter of the Sa’d group, thus upsetting the parents? Will the son / daughter be guilty of disobeying the parents?

Answer (by Mujlisul Ulama):

The better and correct option is not to be a supporter of any of the two Tablighi Jamaat factions. Both factions are astray and soiled with ghulu’ (haraam extremism).

Nafsaaniyat has gripped them, and is directing both groups. They are prepared to kill each other.

In this corrupt haraam scenario the safety of one’s Imaan and Akhlaaq is to steer clear of both groups.

Do not participate in their shenanigans. You may sit in the bayaans of any group without being a supporter of either group.

The son / daughter will be guilty of sin for disobeying the orders of parents who prohibit their child from being a supporter of either faction. In this case it is not an issue of Haqq versus Baatil. It is a case of nafs versus nafs, and both groups are astray.

When Jihaad is not Fardh-e-Ain, then for even this great and wonderful Ibaadat, the son may not embark on it without the consent of his parents.

Rasulullah (Sallallahu alayhi wasallam) himself had refused consent for participation in Jihaad out of consideration for parents. If any parent refuses permission, then it will be haraam to participate in a Jihaad which is not Fardh-e-Ain. Relative to Jihaad, the Tabligh Jamaat as it stands today, has absolutely no Shar’i status. It is haraam to participate in its activities without parental consent.

 

A TABLIGHI JAHAALAT & GHULU’

Question: A Tablighi Jamaat member says that people of status such as the ameers of the Tabligh Jamaat will not be questioned on the Day of Qiyaamah. They will enter Jannat without being questioned. Please comment on this claim.

Answer (By Mujlisul Ulama):

It is false to claim that a person of status, e.g. an ameer, will not be questioned on Qiyaamah. This jaahil’s claim is akin to kufr. On the contrary, the questioning for an ameer will be most intense and fearful. Even Ameerul Mu’mineen Hadhrat Umar (Radhiyallahu anhu) did not escape intensive interrogation and reckoning in Barzakh.

The tablighi people are generally astray. They suffer from pride and ignorance, hence they talk much drivel in the name of the Deen. It is because of their arrogance and ignorance that the tabligh jamaat has split into two hostile factions each one trying to kill the other one. Each jaahil faction is waging ‘jihad’ against its adversary.

NASEEHAT FOR THE TABLIGH JAMAAT

From Mauritius a Molvi Sahib querying the status of the Tabligh Jamaat, writes:

Q. What is the status of the Tabligh Jamaat.  Among its beliefs, practices and attitudes are the following:

(1) They regard their specific methodology of tableegh to be Fardh-e-Ain. In both belief and practice they display this attitude.

(2) They narrate maudhoo’ (fabricated) and extremely dha-eef (weak) narrations, and justify these on the basis of far-fetched interpretation.

(3) They resort to tahreef-e-ma’nwi of the Qur’aan and Ahaadith, e.g. they apply the Aayaat and Ahaadith of Jihad to their specific method of tableegh. The fadhaa-il which are related specifically to Jihad are applied to their tareeqah of tableegh.

(4) They regard only their method to be valid tableegh while they despise all other forms of Tableegh such as Madaaris, Khaanqas, etc.

(5) They are opposed to Qur’aan dars. They believe that teaching the Qur’aan leads to disunity.

(6) A mubah practice leads to fasaad on account of the excesses.

(7) Unqualified persons are appointed zimmidaars.

What is the Shariahs view regarding the Tabligh Jamaat movement on the basis of these factors? Is it therefore not proper to declare the Tabligh jamaat a deviant sect?

ANSWER (by Mujlisul Ulama):

Undoubtedlythere is much ghulu’ (haraam extremism) in the Tabligh Jamaat. All the facts you have enumerated, besides No.5, are correct. The Tabligh Jamaat is undoubtedly veering away from Siraatul Mustaqeem.

With regard to No.5, above, the Jamaat is not anti-Qur’aan. Anyone who is opposed to the Qur’aan becomes a kaafir. The reason for not allowing Qur’aan dars, is to avoid baatil being imparted. Qur’aan dars is not to be imparted by laymen. Most of the speakers and ‘zimmidaars’ of the Jamaat are from the masses or lack adequate expertise.  Baatil interpretations  from baatilcommentaries  will be propagated under the auspices of the Tabligh Jamaat if  Qur’aan dars is allowed. The Tabligh Jamaat has six principles. It is necessary that they remain within the confines of their SIX points in order to ensure that the Jamaat stays on the course of the Shariah. Divergence from the six points will lead to greater corruption and propagation of baatil.

The Tabligh Jamaat is a mass movement, hence infiltration by baatil and corrupt elements cannot be avoided. People from baatil sects can easily infiltrate and misguide their audiences with baatil commentaries. Therefore not allowing Qur’aan dars is valid.

Although it is conceded that the Tabligh Jamaat has strayed from Siraatul Mustaqeem, at this juncture it is not appropriate to label the Jamaat a deviant sect. However, if the Jamaat continues along its current trajectory of ghulu’, then the time will come when there will be no option but to excommunicate the Tabligh Jamaat for having become one of the baatil sects. It is our fervent dua that the elders of the Jamaat divest themselves of the bigotry and ghulu’ which have fossilized their thinking. Thus, they are unable to discern the grievous errors which have already corroded the Jamaat and split the Jamaat into two hostile factions each one harbouring intense shaitaani hatred for the adversary.

It is undeniable that innumerable Muslims all over the world have derived considerable Deeni benefit from the activities of the Jamaat. In the curriculam  of the Jamaat there  is nothing in conflict with the Shariah. It is the shaitaani attitude of ghulu’ which has developed in the Jamaat which threatens the existence of the Tabligh jamaat as a movement of Haqq.

The Tablighi groups all over the world are still engaging in teaching only what the Shariah allows. Their ta’leem is restricted to the Kalimah, Tahaarat and Salaat. They are not propagating beliefs of baatil. It is only their evil attitude of ghulu’ stemming from ujub and kibr  which has sullied the Jamaat. Their success which they lamentably base on numbers, has intoxicated them with pride and vanity, hence the ghulu’. They measure success on the basis of the number of people attending Ijtimas, on the number of busloads of people, and the number of jamaats sent out.

They have not understood the true Maqsad of the movement.  They are fossilized into the idea that the Tabligh Jamaat is the Maqsad (the actual objective of tabligh). They have also failed to understand the meaning of Tabligh, hence they believe that only their specific methodology is tabligh, and all other Deeni activities are futile. This attitude is indeed lamentable and dangerous.

Despite the many ghulu’ deviances, it is not proper at this juncture to brand the Tabligh Jamaat a sect of baatil. The Jamaat is like a damaged ship, listing on its side and adrift on the ocean. It can still be saved from sinking and perishing. It is incumbent for those Ulama who understand the ghulu’ of the Jamaat, to resort to Amr Bil ma’roof.Intelligent people who are not Ulama should also draw the attention of the Jamaat people to their grave errors. Silence and condonation of the evil ghulu’ are aiding the process of the destruction of the Jamaat.

The ghulu’ compound of the Jamaat consists of a number of evil ingredients:

(1) The notion that Tabligh is confined within the specific methodology of the Tabligh Jamaat.

(2) Deriding all other forms of Tabligh.

(3) Believing that the Tabligh Jamaat is like the Ship of Hadhrat Nooh (Alayhis salaam). The implication of this corrupt understanding is that whoever is not in the Tabligh Jamaat is a kaafirdoomed for perdition.

(4) That the specific method of the Tabligh Jamaat is Fardh-e-Ain.

(5) Misinterpretation of the Qur’aanic Aayaat and Ahaadith to convey the idea that the Fadhaa-il for Jihaad substantiated by Nusoos apply to the specific Tabligh Jamaat methodology. This is tahreef (haraam interpolation and misinterpretation).

(6) Insisting stupidly on joining the Jamaat for extended periods although adequate arrangements for the family at home are not made. Many Tablighi chaps abandon their families, leaving them without sufficient house expenses and without mahrams.

(7) Condoning, in fact, even encouraging women who join the Tabligh Jamaat to travel without mahrams if not available.

(8) The Makshufaat groups which are erroneously dubbed ‘masturaat jamaat’.

9) Wasting huge sums of money on ijtimas when there is no real and no imperative need. These ijtimas are gradually assuming bid’ah proportions.

10) Amenability to Bid’ah. Since the focus has shifted from the Maqsad of Tabligh, Bid’ah has crept into the Jamaat. Among their Bid’ah acts is the haraam act of expunging the Shariah’s rule pertaining to Sunnatul Muakkadah Salaat. Ittisaal (i.e. joining or performing without undue delay)between the Fardh and Sunnatul Muakkadah is Waajib. After the Fardh of Zuhr, Maghrib and Isha’, there are two raka’ts Sunnatul Muakkadah. Instead of engaging in the Sunnatul Muakkadah immediately after the Fardh, the Tablighis have introduced the practice of kitaab-reading. This act is in flagrant disregard for the Shariah. They accord preference to their own methodology over the Shariah. Thus this practice is Bid’ah.

Another Bid’ah, is to interfere with the concentration of the Musallis. Even before the Musallis have completed their Sunnat Salaat, the Tablighis rush to the front, face the Musallis who are still engaged in Salaat, and disturb them with their announcement to join in the bayaan. This is indeed shameless and demonstrating disregard for the communion the Musallis have with Allah Ta’ala in Salaat. They lack the patience to wait until the Musallis have completed their Sunnat and Nafl Salaat. The haste they display in this impermissible performance is further evidence for the Jamaat having lost focus of the actual objective of Tabligh.

(11) Loss of Focus. A glaring example of loss of focus is the Jamaat’s wooing of villains such as Tariq Jameel whose religion brings within its scope acceptance of the baatil of Shiahs and of any and all hues of Fussaaq and Fujjaar.  Merely because this Dajjaal is able to attract crowds, does the Jamaat deem it appropriate to include the villain within their ranks regardless of his blatant Shar’i infractions. Since the Maqsood is no longer the Pleasure of Allah Ta’ala, shaitaan has adorned baatil with deceptive ‘hikmat’ for acceptance by the Jamaat.

Once the public in Deoband had desperately kicked up considerable shaitaani smoke against Hadhrat Maulana Rashid Ahmad Gangohi (Rahmatullah alayh) who had rejected the proposal to appoint a prominent faasiq to be a member of the Shura Council of Darul Uloom. The severity of the fitnah had threatened the closure of the Madrasah. Senior Ulama advised Hadhrat Gangohi to accept the membership of the faasiq to save the Madrasah closing. Thousands of Students would be deprived of Ilm-e-Deen if Darul Uloom had to close.

Hadhrat Gangohi, Imaam-e-Rabbaani, resolutely stated: The Madrasah is not the Maqsood. Ridha Ulaahi (the Pleasure of Allah) is the Maqsood.”

If the Madrasah has to close in the wake of the fitnah of the juhala, let it close. They will be hauled into the Divine Court to answer for their shaitaaniyat.  Hadhrat did not compromise with baatil. The fitnah was extinguished and the faasiq was not accepted. This should be the attitude of the Ahl-e-Haqq.

Besides the aforementioned list of baatil, there are other infractions of the Shariah as well. Nevertheless, at this juncture it would not be proper to proclaim the Tabligh Jamaat a deviant sect among the 73 Firaqah Baatilah. We can only make dua that such a stage shall not be reached.

The need is to strive to reform the Jamaat by deracinating the bid’ah, baatil and ghulu’ which permeate all   levels of the Jamaat – seniors and juniors, and which gnaws the foundations of Tabligh Jamaat. The Jamaat elders should become cognizant with reality, ingrain Ikhlaas in themselves, meditate on their infractions and understand the real Maqsood. They should not commit the fatal blunder of viewing our Naseehat as destructive criticism. Hadhrat Yahya Bin Muaaz (Rahmatullah alayh) said:

“Your Brother is he who alerts you to your deficiencies and your Friend is he who  warns you of your sins.”

May Allah Ta’ala guide us all and save us from the villainy of our nafs and the snares of Iblees.

BUT AMR BIL MA’ROOF MUST CONTINUE

IMMORALITY – FISQ, FUJOOR AND KUFR ARE HERE TO STAY

BUT AMR BIL MA’ROOF MUST CONTINUE

The following letter of lament is from a Sister of Durban:

Over the weekend an event was organized and hosted in Durban by a young Muslim woman. The event was called The Rosay Winter Carnival. As the name suggests, the activities and entertainment followed a carnival theme such as magic displays, comedians, food stalls, fashion shows, soccer displays, music events, car shows, various tutorials etc. The event also included various non muslim comedians, musicians, Dj’s etc. It goes without saying that intermingling, music, photography etc were all an acceptable part of the event. Though it was not advertised as a “Muslim” event or touted as “Muslim” entertainment, the organizers and many of the performers/entertainers including certain comedians, magicians, fitness/sport personalities, fashion show coordinators were Muslim thus many Muslims attended the event. The event was organized in conjunction with an NGO charity called Reach for a Dream and was therefore supported by many Muslim businesses in the form of stalls and sponsorships.

Mufti Saheb, this is just a brief overview of this event.  Unfortunately, in recent months many similar events – agricultural shows, restaurant openings, business reviews etc.- have been organized and hosted by prominent Muslim personalities/influencers/families. Each event has become more explicit in flouting the commands of Allah. Each subsequent event is hyped and endorsed by various Muslim social media influencers many of whom are females. These endorsements generate a great amount of interest and followers with the result being more Muslims are attending these events and condoning/overlooking the complete disregard of Allah’s rules. Furthermore, these organizers and influencers have large followings that support them against anyone who tries to reason, admonish or advise them about their wrong-doings.

To explain briefly, these influencers became famous for “Islamic” fashion, cooking/baking, travel, being entrepreneurs etc. Over time they have amassed large followings and have now diversified into comedy skits, Islamic advices, life coaching and advertising. Their followers look to them as role models for female empowerment and modern Islamic lifestyles and many Muslim businesses use these influencers to advertise. As a result, these influencers express strong opinions on various Islamic rulings such as Hijaab, Mahrams, Marriage, Iddat etc without any Islamic knowledge. Aalims are mocked, sometimes degraded and any person in opposition is ridiculed or told not ‘to judge’. Their popularity is so widespread that even Madrassah learners, Apas, Moulanas’s wives etc have all fallen into this trap of “following” these influencers. The justification is that it is just for recipes or an online shop etc. The extravagance, revealing clothing, music, intermingling, and open sinning are overlooked in the pursuit for the perfect image/lifestyle/recipe.

These influencers have now unified to form a support group to fight back against their ‘haters’ – any person/organization/Aalim who speaks out against them. Any person in opposition to them are named and shamed on social media platforms, they are ridiculed as ‘People who judge” and have even received law suits against them. As a result, the minority of people who do not support or approve or condone any of these events and influencers are now hesitant to speak out against them.

I myself intended to email the various influencers and organizers of the carnival with the intention of Amar bil Ma’ruf and out of concern for the escalating amount of such events/influencers. However, I have been advised by my family not to pursue this matter due to the legal backlash experienced by some who have tried. Therefore, I am emailing Mufti Saheb to please raise a strong awareness about these phenomena that has overtaken our communities and homes as I am overwhelmed and unsure on how to approach this matter.

Humble request for Duas.

Was salaam

Sister in Islam

(End of the Sister’s letter)

OUR COMMENT

Allah Ta’ala says in His glorious Qur’aan Majeed:

“Verily, We have come to you with the Haqq, but most of you destest the Haqq.”

Allah Ta’ala instructed His Ambiya (Alayhimus Salaam) to say: “Upon us is only to deliver the Clear Message.” Rasulullah (Sallallahu alayhi wasallam) is commanded in several Aayaat to say: “I am not a guard appointed over you.”

Amr Bil Ma’roof Nahy Anil Munkar is the obligation of the Ulama as well as of all Muslims capable of executing this Waajib obligation. Regardless of acceptance or rejection, the obligation has to be compulsorily executed.  Hidaayat is the prerogative of Allah Azza Wa Jal. People are guided only if Allah Ta’ala has ordained hidaayat for them.  People are guided or go astray according to the Will and Command of Allah Azza Wa Jal. Our duty is only to proclaim the Haqq.

Furthermore, it should be well understood that with each passing day, Qiyaamah comes closer. Rasulullah (Sallallahu alayhi wasallam) has predicted the rise and preponderance of evil, immorality and shaitaaniyat in Aakhiruz Zamaan (the last of ages in proximity to Qiyaamah). We should therefore understand that our propagation of the Haqq will not abolish the evil and satansim which the Ummah has today adopted as its lifestyle. Therefore, there is no need for frustration and despondency when the efforts of the Ulama-e-Haqq appear to be unsuccessful. The duty ofAmr Bil Ma’roof is for Allah’s Pleasure.

The Ulama who seek refuge in their fortresses of silence while the community is drowning in deluges of filth, immorality and even kufr have been described as ‘Dumb Devils’ by Rasulullah (Sallallahu alayhi wasallam).

The evil described by the Sister, while lamentable should not be surprising. All those who participate in these evil, immoral satanic functions, carnivals, shows, sports, etc. are all the followers and agents of Iblees. They are in reality not Muslims. They are kuffaar of the murtad and zindeeqcategories. They are the fuel of Jahannam. Their Salaat, fasting, Hajj, Sadqah, etc. do not render them Muslim. Their supposedly ‘good’ deeds are for the sewer gutter. Their deeds have no worth in Allah’s Eyes. About these devils and villains, fussaaq and fujjaar, the Qur’aan Majeed says:

“(O Muhammad!) Say (to them): “Shall I inform you of those whose deeds are lost (destroyed and rejected)?” They are those whose efforts have been destroyed in this worldly life whilst they labour in the impression that they are doing deeds of virtue.  (In reality) They are the ones who have committed kufr with the Aayaat of their Rabb and with His Meeting. Thus, their recompense is Jahannam because they committed kufr and made a mockery of My Laws and My Rusul (Messengers).”

All these Zanaadaqah, Fujjaar and Fussaaq come within the purview of this Qur’aanic Aayat as well as many other Aayaat. They all belong to the legion of Iblees, hence all of this fisq, fujoor and kufr must only be expected from them.

Every Muslim, be he ignorant and sinful, if his Imaan is intact, can understand the satanism of these vile functions and carnivals which even some rubbish, devilish molvis support. The only function of the Ulama regarding these events of Jahaanam are concerned, is to vociferously and vigorously condemn them and their organizers.

There is no need to fear any legal threats by these spineless rubbishes. So far, it is not illegal to state the Qur’aanic Haqq in this country. Yes, in Saudi Arabia and in Pakistan proclaiming the Haqq of the Qur’aan has been banned by the murtad and kuffaar regimes. But here is South Africa we are still free to state the Haqq. It is spineless to fear shadows. Let the agents of Iblees institute legal action against the proclaimers of the Haqq. They will miserably fail.

It is not unlawful in South Africa to proclaim that these haraam functions are immoral and haraam. In proclaiming this Truth it is not necessary to comment in a manner which could constitute libel or defamation. Rasulullah (Sallallahu alayhi wasallam) said: “Proclaim the Haqq though it be bitter.” Allah Ta’ala says in the Qur’aan Majeed:“They do not fear the insults of those who insult.”

You should not abandon your intention of drawing the attention of the villains to their immoral villainy. Merely inform them that what they are perpetrating is haraam and the la’nat and ghadabof Allah Azza Wa Jal settle on those who organize fisq and fujoor.

There silly comments about “being the judge” should not deter any one from proclaiming the Haqq. The mushrikeen had labelled the Ambiya with worse epithets. Proclamation of the Haqq necessarily brings criticism, insult and mockery in its wake. It is a necessary corollary of Amr Bil Ma’roof. This dunya is the arena for the conflict between Haqq and baatil. This conflict will continue until the Last Day. The silence of the Dumb Devils will not preclude the proclamation of the Haqq. Allah Ta’ala harnesses in every age a group of Ulama-e-Haqq to bear aloft the Standard of the Haqq. So be part of this Taaifah (Group) of the Haqq.

How does one call a Non-Muslim to Islam when Islam does not Exist?

By Zafer Iqbal

By adopting a colonial apolitical personal version, integrated into secular nation states where consumerism is the valorised way of living… falsely labelled Islam.

Islam however is a living tradition, a civilisation, socially embodied revelation, a Deen.

It was destroyed in India in 1857, Iran in 1907 and the Ottoman Muslim heartlands in 1924 wiping out its existence across the Muslim world.
We can call people to some remnant beliefs or personal aspects of Islam that we can individually perform whilst following secular ideologies and lifestyles.

But this is not what any Messenger did.
All called those with power and their support base to a tawheedi worldview and implement Allah’s deen, reorganise society and its institutions by it and reorient society’s trajectory.

Once Islam, the way of life, is back, we can call nations to adopt it and join us in conveying it.

For clarity, the above is what we are required to focus on, do proactively. If anyone enquires about Islam, we react by explaining our way of life, the creed and truth. And if they believe it, we should say do what you can in terms of duties and work with us to bring Islam back. That is how every sahabi accepted Islam – through enquiring having heard rumours of the prophet’s discussions calling elites and wider society to change their collective social trajectory.

THE BASELESS ‘LOGIC’ OF THE TABLIGH JAMAAT

Question: The Tablighi brothers logically argue that in most of his journeys our Nabi (Sallallahu alayhi wasallam) was accompanied by some of his Wives. On this basis they justify the women’s tablighi groups going on journeys. What is the response for this logic?

Answer (by Mujlisul Ulama): The answer is that none of the Tablighi brothers, none of their Ulama and none of our Ulama are Mujtahideen. The function of interpreting Ahaadith was exclusively that of the Sahaabah and the Aimmah Mujtahideen. It is a subtle shaitaani deception to dig out a Hadith from the kutub and to interpret it in this age for the purpose of presenting daleel for our innovated practices.

This type of shaitaani interpretation is aggravated manifold when the product is in conflict with the explicit teachings of the Shariah. With their lopsided, haraam and baatil interpretations of Hadith, the tablighi brothers are conducting themselves as miscreants seeking to abrogate the masaa-il of the Shariah – masaa-il which are entrenched in the Deen since the age of the Sahaabah. This is the type of kufr which shaitaan subtly inspires into the tablighi brothers. Since they have become followers of Iblees in some aspects, they are now torn apart into two hostile factions ready to kill each other. This is the consequence of all their ghulu’ and tampering with the Shariah.

The tablighi brothers are acquitting themselves like the modernist juhhaal who strive for the so-called ‘emancipation’ of women in stark conflict and rejection of the Qur’aanic prohibition of luring women into the public domain. The logic of the tablighi brothers is absolutely baatil.

 

SA’D, THE DEVIATE TABLIGHI

THE HARAAM SHENANIGANS OF SA’D, THE DEVIATE TABLIGHI

A Brother who is a regular Musalli at the Musjid in the Nizaamuddin Musjid, the former Tabligh Jamaat markaz, narrating his experiences regarding the deviation and shenanigans of Sa’d who has usurped the leadership of the Tabligh Jamaat, writes:

AsSalaamu Alayqum

Al-Hamdulillãh, by the grace of Allah Subhaanahu Wa Ta’ala a few months ago I had  the  opportunity to move to Delhi.  I live 5 minutes, away by walking distance to Nizaamuddin Markaz. 

Whenever I came for Salaah to the Musjid, I have heard the Hadith of how meritorious and rewarding it is to be in the first saff and that too very close to the Imam. I, like hundreds who come there to attain the Barakat of this once soulful place (i.e. a place of roohaaniyat and piety – The Majlis), come an hour early so that we can be in the first saff just as the Sahaabah would do. But there is now a different scenario at the Nizaamuddin Musjid. 

What happens in reality is, that the khadims of Ml Saad, 10 minutes before the Jamaat Salaat time, come with prayer a musalla specially for Ml Saad. The musalla is specially cleaned in front of all people present, and  spread as if they are laying down a red carpet for a celebrity.  The khadims shove away the musallis in the first saff, about 3 prayer musallas to the right and left behind the imam to give way for Ml Saad’s close confidants/guests and trustees. 

The other thing that baffles me is that the whole Masjid is layered with one single carpet but the 5/6 musallas to right and left behind the imam are to show that these are special spots for special people. The special people could be old or young but whoever they are, they have no right to shove and chase musallis for the sake of  awarding special and specific places in the first saff because of their closeness to Ml Saad or whatever their reasons may be for such selection. This is just as it prevails  in Hindu temples where the wealthy are given preference to be first in line to do puja. 

I saw this happening a few times and I could not hold it back any longer. Therefore I questioned their Bid’ah practice, and reminded them that this is a Masjid, and that the person who comes first to the spot takes that place on first come first served basis, and that it is not permissible to evict them from  their places. The person then in turn asks me how much time  did I  spend in tabligh. He said: “If you did, you would not be asking such a question. I was dumbfounded!! I told him to explain what the relationship is between my question and my going out in tabligh. I told him that he was in conflict with the adab and rules of the Masjid, and that  this practice is not found in the Sunnah. 

He then tried to justify it by giving me some fatwa on how something which is Haraam is practiced by so-called Alims. I was wondering what is the relevance of what he is saying and what I’m asking. Then an elderly gentleman cames in and asked me: “What do you want?” I tell him the same thing, he said that I should meet him after Salaah. 

Then the personality himself (i.e.Ml Saad) enters from the door like a king makes an entrance. Everyone stands up on his arrival. He smiles and gives Salaam or replies to Salaams. I am flabbergasted at what I’m seeing. 

What’s happening with these people. I see personality-worship (extreme ghulu) and politics at play. Is it proper to perform Salaah behind Ml Saad or in this Masjid where such Bid’ah practice takes place?

COMMENT (By Mujlisul Ulama):

The act of reserving places in the Musjid for anyone even if he happens to the Ameerul Mu’mineen of the Ummah in a valid Khilaafat is haraam. Reserving places in the Musjid for Sa’d and his goondas is an aggravated haraam act. Evicting musallis from their places is a kabeerah sin.

The manner of entry into the Musjid by Sa’d exhibits his jahaalat, riya and takabbur. He appears to be drunk with self-aggrandizement – ujub and takabbir, hence he acquits himself like a clown performing to the gallery of juhala.

You have correctly mentioned that he is in emulation of the Hindus who reserve places in their temples to enable the wealthy and the prominent ones to do their idol-puja first. Similar haraam exhibitions are perpetrated in the Haram Shareef by the fussaaq/fujjaar Najdi rulers of Arabia. They shunt and shove and evict all the Guests of Allah Ta’ala to enable fussaaq, fujjaar and zanadaqah celebrities and rulers to make mock tawaafs, etc. in comfort.

Sa’d is acting like these kuffaar. He lacks shame, and he displays his crass jahaalat by ordering the shunting, shoving and eviction of musallis from their rightful places. No one has such haraam rights in Islam. The one who occupies a spot first in the Musjid is the master of that spot as long as he is there. No one has the right to evict him.

The Tabligh Jamaat, especially Sa’d’s faction, has degenerated into a deviant sect. The Deen is no longer the objective. They are led on by the nafs and shaitaan who has adorned for them their haraam ghulu’. It appears that Sa’d does not understand that Maut is hovering over his head. A man who understands the meaning of Maut, Qabr, Aakhirat, Hisaab and Jahannam will not conduct himself like a kaafir. These actions demonstrated by Sa’d and his gang of goondas create the impression that they are totally bereft of Deeni understanding. They were born as Muslim, hence continue proclaiming themselves to be Muslims. But in reality, there is very little of Islam in them.

When fear for Allah Ta’ala is lacking, then everything haraam becomes ‘halaal’. Then a man acts stupidly like a clown making a fool of himself. This is exactly how Sa’d acquits himself when he shoves his snout into the Musjid from the door to attract maximum attention for finding freeplay for his ujub and riya.

Regarding Salaat behind this fellow, the mas’alah is that Salaat behind even a faasiq is valid. You will, Insha-Allah, obtain your full thawaab for performing Salaat with Jamaat regardless of the Imaam being a faasiq.