The Hindutva Oppression upon the Muslims of India

An omnious piece of article appearing in the editorial Dalit Voice in the year 1999 seems to be unfolding rapidly in India in present time with radicalists coming into power in that Nation. This piece is presented here in comparison to another recent report which appears in the “ADDENDUM” section of this article that confirms the prediction of the article of Dalit Voice. May Allah protect our Muslim Ummah in every part of the world. Aameen

How to Exterminate Muslims in India??

Dalit Voice, Editorial, May 16-31. 1999

Muslims ruled over Spain from 712 AD to 1492 AD for 780 years, yet today there are no Muslims in Spain though every aspect of Spanish life has a touch of Islam. Spanish language has many Arabic words, its music has an Arabic tone, its culture has more Arabic influence than the European, and proper nouns in Spanish often have the Arabic prefix al. From 1492, when the last bastion of Muslim political strength Grenada fell, the Muslims of Spain were on the decline and its culmination took place after 120 years when the last batch of Muslim die-hards left Spain in 1612. From that year, Islam vanished from the Spanish horizons.

A particular noteworthy point is that during this period of Islamic decline from Spain, the entire civilised world was ruled by Muslims. The Ottoman Turks had conquered Constantinople in 1553, and were ruling the entire Balkan Peninsula, Egypt was ruled by the powerful Mamlukes, Persia was at its political pinnacle under the Abbasid rulers, and India was ruled by the Mughals. Still Islam vanished from Spain and none of these great Muslim armies did anything to protect the Muslims of Spain. How Islam was ejected from Spain had been a subject of keen study by lndia’s Hindu Nazis in the 30s and 40s of this century. They studied this aspect to be copied in India and to counter this possibility, the Muslim leaders also studied this to prevent a repetition of the Spanish methods because Muslims (forming 11.35% of the population as per 1981 census) as lndia’s single largest minorities have become the biggest headache to the upper caste Hindus. But the present-day Muslims are totally ignorant of the history of Islamic decline in Spain and hence of the designs surrounding it.

Through this we intend to shed a little light on this subject so that the thinking section of the Muslims and their sympathisers may do some more research on this subject. As in India, Spanish Muslims had three categories: (i) the descendants of the original Arabs, (ii) descendants of Arab fathers and Spanish mothers and (iii) Christian converts to Islam. Immediately after the fall of Grenada many of the original Arabs to save their lives (not property, as they were not permitted to carry their wealth) left Spain to Tunisia and Morocco; many died on their journey by the attacking Christian hordes. Rest of the original Arabs who opted to live in Spain itself were subsequently branded ‘foreigners” (as in India) and destroyers of Spain. The other category of Muslims viz. the descendants of Muslim fathers and Christian mothers and converts from Christianity opted to live in Spain believing in the declaration of King Ferdinand that complete religious freedom would be guaranteed. (in India also, we are told that Muslims enjoy full religious freedom and minority rights). The attacks by Christian on their lives and property during the earlier years was pardoned as a temporary phenomenon.

Compare it with the development that took place in India after the partition (1947). But these attacks on Muslim life and property in Spain did not abate but continued for about 50 years with lesser intensity in a sporadic manner, just as it is happening in India today. In the earlier years, the Indian Muslims resisted and fought back. There were mini-battles in the streets, but gradually there were one-sided attacks and every time Muslims were the losers. Of late, the Hindu police itself is let loose to kill the Muslims in India.

While the organized Christian groups were committing such massacres, Ferdinand’s Govt, in Spain adopted the policy of eliminating Muslims from the services and adopting the following measures:-

Arabic was removed from administration, schools attached to mosques were debarred from teaching academic and secular subjects like science, history, mathematics and philosophy. Only religious teaching could be imparted, Lessons in history were faked by which the Muslim rule was dubbed as “barbaric.” Contribution of Muslims to the development of Spain was avoided, Muslim houses were made objects of constant searching by police on allegations of arms hoarding and secret meetings, Original Arab Muslims were projected as enemies of Christians and destroyers of Spain.

Christian converts were persuaded to reconvert to Christianity on the ground that their ancestors were forced to become Muslims and as there is no more coercion, they should revert to Christianity.

Muslims who were from Muslim-Christian parentage were branded as bastards and ridiculed and persuaded to revert to Christianity. Marriages performed in the Islamic manner were directed to be registered with the judicial officers. Islamic law was declared illegal. Every method followed in Spain is being experimented in India with better precision and timing.

Thus Muslims in Spain were made objects of ridicule, condemnation and continuous attack. Burning of Muslim houses and shops was encouraged to destroy their economy. Mock ceremonies of reconversion of Muslims to Christianity were held and publicized. In India, Hindu Nazis of all hues-Arya Samaj, Ramakrishna Mission, Vishwa Hindu Parishad etc,. are doing the same. The first two generation of Spanish Muslims adopted passive methods to save their religion by teaching Arabic to their children at home and mosques, and telling them orally about the realities but gradually they lost the zeal. When marriages were ordered to be celebrated only through Govt. agencies, Muslims in early stages performed dual marriages – one with the Govt. authorities and again privately in their homes in the Islamic manner. Gradually the second ceremony was given up as even such a private ceremony was banned.

During this period, Muslim masses gradually fell out of the grips of the Muslim leadership and Muslim elites started flocking to Turkey, Tunisia, Morocco and Egypt where they were received with sympathy. Poor Muslim masses were left uncared for. This is exactly what is happening in India. The richer, English-educated Muslims are getting Brahminised. They have become imitators of upper caste Hindus as they live not in Muslim localities but in Hindu areas. The poor Muslims (they form 95% of the Muslim population) live in ghettos and being better followers of Islam, they are left high and dry. Hence they are getting killed in all anti-Muslim riots.

The seeds sown in the first half of the century in Spain started yielding results in the second half. There was no political leadership, no organization to protect Muslims and enlightened personalities to save the situation. Religious leaders knowing nothing but Islamic’ theology tried their best to save the situation, but against heavy propaganda by the Govt. agencies, lures and offers to reconverts, ignorance of Islamic values by the masses and sense of inferiority nurtured in the minds of Muslim masses were too big a force to be undone by the theologians. This needed a political leadership and an organization with arms to counter, but there was none. Those who spoke of invoking the help of Muslim powers of Turkey and Egypt were feared and exposed before the authorities (by the Muslims themselves) to be condemned. Without willing fighters, other Muslim powers could not help. Those who had settled in Turkey and Egypt advised the authorities there to desist’ from such a thought as otherwise atrocities on Muslims of Spain would increase. An Ahmed Shah Abdali was needed but there was none. And the Muslim masses joined the “mainstream” of Spanish life and the mullahs finding no job for their preaching gradually left Spain. And the last batch to leave Spain consisted of the diehard mullahs in 1612

In India also the political leadership of the Muslims became a tail of the Hindu parties led by the upper castes. Only the theological leadership like that of Moulana Hasan Ali Nadvi (rahimahullah) has tried to maintain the cultural identity of the Indian Muslims.

This “Spanish experiment” is being tried with greater energy and efficiency in India. Urdu, which is as Islamic in India as Arabic was in Spain, is being eased out. Muslims are voluntarily holding on to madrasas. English-educated richer Muslims are away from the Muslim masses. We saw this at the Tablighe Jamat International conference held in Bangalore (DV, March 15, 1985). They are not going to Muslim countries, but are taking refuge in their psychological and physical seclusion. Any move to organise them to protect the Muslim life and property is branded as communal. Any Muslim flirting, if not supporting the upper castes, is called a “nationalist Muslim”. The gulf between the Muslim masses and educated rich Muslims is widening every day. Mass killing of Muslims is considered something natural by the Muslim leadership itself. Whenever it is raised at international Islamic platforms such actions are called interference in the internal affairs of India. Muslims history is deleted from the syllabus. Names of Muslims who died for India are avoided. A great martyr who died for India like Tippu Sultan is unknown to youngsters, whereas the name of Tantia Tope, who fought not for India but for his pension, and Jhansi Laxmi Bai, who fought for her adopted son’s heirship to the throne, is brought on the lips of every Indian. No Muslim gets awards for his contribution to science, medicine, music, art or gallantry. Even those who fought from the ranks of the ruling Congress Party like Moulana Azad, Kidwai, Syed Mahmood, Humayun Kabir etc. do not have a road or extension named after them. But there are half-a-dozen in the names of each upper caste leaders in our towns and cities. History is being re-written. (“Falsifying Indian History”, DV editorial, April 16, 1985). Muslims are killed daily and their houses and shops burnt. The doors of the Army, police and administration are closed to them. And yet Muslim organizations to protect Islam are coming up like mushrooms. Everybody wants to protect Islam and nobody wants to protect Muslims. We are really worried.

A study of the Ruling Class policies reveals that it has great similarity with the one followed by Ferdinand and Isabelle in Spain. The only difference is that the Hindu upper castes are more sharp and sophisticated because of the limitations imposed in the 20th century by the checks exercisable by the United Nations Human Rights Charter and international public opinion.

The systematic and daily anti-Muslim riots resulting in loss of life and property, and above all the sense of fear in the hearts of every Muslim, elimination of the martial Muslims from the Defence, paramilitary and police forces and brahminising of these forces, closing the doors of appointments in Govt. services and public undertakings, Brahminisation of education and mass.media like radio, TV and advertisement, elimination of Urdu as official language from those areas which form the present day States of Punjab, Haryana, UP, Bihar, parts of Madhya Pradesh, Maharastra, Andhra Pradhesh and Karnataka overnight in 1947-48, gradual closing of Urdu schools are all examples of positive anti-Muslim policies.

On the brahminical psychological warfare side comes the cries of Personal Law amendment, now diluted as common civil code, greatness of the Indian (Hindu) culture, projection of notorious anti-Muslim personalities like “Mahatma” Gandhi, B. G. Tilak, Madan Mohan Malaviya, Veer Savarkar, Lala Laipat Rai as heroes of India to belittle the contribution of Muslims for the development and progress of the country, re-writing of Indian history, describing Muslim professions like beef-selling as a sin and glorifying cow protection policies, introduction of mechanical slaughter of animals to throw out of job butchers, declaration of import and export business carried on by Muslims as smuggling are policies through which vulnerable Indian masses are misguided, resulting in a psychological anti-Muslim bias. Muslim electoral constituencies are divided horizontally and vertically so that they don’t have an effective voting power anywhere and thrusting upon them ultra-secular Muslim leaders who have started worshipping Hindu idols and such scenes being systematically televised. Unfortunately Muslim leaders, who are dejected with the Govt., repose much confidence in Hindu masses and hope to secure their help ignoring the fact that the poor Hindu (Dalit) masses are as much victims of such a propaganda. And as on this day only seeds are being sown. The harvest is yet to come. When the harvest reason comes, what will be harvested in India is repetition of Spain, unless the Muslims resort to counter measures soon.

It is high time the Muslim/ intelligentsia rises to the occasion to undo the repetition of the history of Spain in India. Islam has always been protected by the Muslim masses and not by the classes. Rich Muslims, who are not even 5% of the Muslim population (with minor exceptions) are joining the upper caste exploiters. They may talk of Islam but they have forgotten the fellow Muslims. Please note: religion does not protect its followers, but followers protect the religion. Remember if Islam has to be saved in India, Muslims have to be saved.

ADDENDUM

UPCOMING GENOCIDE IN INDIA

MUSLIMS TO BE FORCIBLY CONVERTED TO THE RELIGION OF THE COW AND IDOL-WORSHIPPERS AND ALL MUSJIDS TO BE TRANSFORMED INTO COW-WORSHIPPING AND IDOL-WORSHIPPING TEMPLES

[By Hazrat Maulana Ahmad Sadeq Desai]

The following report has been taken from the U.K. tabloid, Muslim News:

INDIA A HINDU NATION BY 2024

Surendra Singh, an elected lawmaker of India’s ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has announced that by 2024 India will become an exclusively Hindu nation, and all Muslims who wish to stay in India will have to convert to Hinduism or go in exile. “There are a very few Muslims who are patriotic. Once India becomes a Hindu nation, Muslims who assimilate into our culture (read convert) will stay in India. Those who will not are free to take asylum in any other country” said the Member of the Legislative Assembly of the northern state of Uttar Pradesh from where the BJP last year won a landslide victory and placed a controversial Hindu sadhu (holy man) as its Chief Minister…

For many analysts, India is already a de facto Hindu country and has been so since 2014 when the Modi Government came to power and implemented laws and policies which demoted Muslim and Christian minorities to second-class citizens. The discriminatory policies have emboldened and protected violent anti-Muslim Hindu extremists as evident in the rising numbers of Hate Crimes…

In addition to being demonised as terrorists, traitors and foreigners, Muslims are now dubbed “cow-killers”. The cow is considered sacred among Hindus, particularly in northern India where the BJP continuously win elections. The BJP has been beefing up their cow protection laws in their stronghold states, making cow slaughter illegal and cattle farming dangerous for Muslims. Self-styled cow vigilantes called ‘gaurakshaks’ (‘cow protectors’) roam roads in northern India seeking Muslims with cows, who are assaulted or even killed in the most horrific manner and falsely accused of taking the cow for slaughter.

In 2015 Mohammed Akhlaq became the first reported victim of mob-lynching on the pretext of cow slaughter. The 52-year-old was killed by his neighbours who accused him and his family of eating and storing beef. Forensic tests on the meat showed that it was actually mutton. Since his lynching things have just got from bad to worse with farfetched allegations of him smuggling cattle to Bangladesh, transporting beef, or very simply as in the case of 16-year-old Junaid Khan killed on a train during Ramadan – he is a “beef-eater”.

It is just enough to be a Muslim for vigilantes to kill you and then accuse you of having something to do with the holy cow as the cause of the murder.

IndiaSpend, a non-profit data media portal, collated all cow related mob attacks reported after 2010. They found that 97 percent of attacks occurred after Modi assumed office in May 2017. In the last seven years, there have been a total of 63 cases of violence triggered by ‘cow protection’ of which 20 happened in the first six months of 2017. According to the data released, 28 people were killed and 124 others were injured in the attacks…

Shockingly not a single person has been convicted in any of the reported murder cases, and ironically while most of the accused are often not even arrested as they enjoy the protection of the ruling party victims of violence or their families are all facing court cases accusing them of cow-related offences. The Government offers a barefaced official denial of the scale of hate crimes.

COMMENT (by Mujlisul Ulama)

Commenting on heinous developments in the Ummah of this kind, Rasulullah (Sallallahu alayhi wasallam) said that the time will dawn when the kuffaar nations of the world will unite in coalitions to devour the Ummah. In astonishment, a Sahaabi asked:

O Rasulullah! Will this be on account of the paucity of our numbers on that day?” Our Nabi (Sallallahu alayhi wasallam) responded: “On the contrary, you will be innumerable. But you will be ghutha (flotsam/waste matter) just as the flotsam of floodwaters. Most assuredly, Allah will eliminate from the hearts of your enemies fear for you, and He will most assuredly cast wahan in your hearts.” The Sahaabi asked: “What is wahan, O Rasulullah! (Sallallahu alayhi wasallam)?” Nabi (Sallallahu alayhi wasallam) said: “Love of the world and dislike for Maut (death).”

With over 200 million Muslims in this Hindu state of mushrikeen, India has most probably the largest Muslim population in the world. Despite these innumerable numbers of the Ummah, all of them are part of the ghutha mentioned by Rasulullah (Sallallahu alayhi wasallam).

It is unintelligent and unproductive, in fact negative, to rail against worshippers and the consumers of cow urine and cow dung for whatever villainy they are conspiring for the Muslims of India. Shaitaan diverts the Muslim focus from the reality of the causes which lead to the consequences of Muslim humiliation, misery and destruction.

While Rasulullah (Sallallahu alayhi wasallam) and the Qur’aan Majeed explicitly mention the causes which lead to kuffaar domination over us, shaitaan succeeds to convince Muslims to revile their own shadows and reflections. Thus, Muslims fail to understand what is happening to them and what has caused such destructive occurrences such as portrayed in this article and such as those being played out in Burma, Syria and elsewhere.

Muslims in India by their own actions have hinduized themselves. Just as Muslims in the West have westernized themselves, so too have Muslims in India adopted hindu culture.

Abandonment of Islamic culture, i.e. the Sunnah, has created a vacuum which is being filled by the filthy cult of the cow-worshippers in whose religion the primary cardinal of faith is consuming cow urine and dung and worshipping idols of stone which they manufacture with their own wretched hands.

Just imagine! Over 200 million Muslims, but the entire nation is impotent. This is the meaning of the FLOTSAM-RUBBISH (Ghutha) mentioned by Rasulullah (Sallallahu alayhi wasallam). May Allah Ta’ala have mercy on us.

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Alleged Origin of Tashahhud (at-Taḥiyyāt)

Question:

Did Tashahhud  really originate on the night of Mi’rāj during a conversation between Allāh ﷻ, the Prophet ﷺ and Jibrīl?

Answer:

The alleged incident in the question has been written in many books. The shortest version is that of ‘Abd al-Laṭīf b. al-Malak (rahimahullah), also known as Ibn Firishtah, in his Mabāriq al-Azhār. This is the same text quoted by Mullā ‘Alī al-Qāri (rahimahullah) in his Mirqāt al-Mafātīḥ.

روي: أنه  لما عرج به أثنى على الله تعالى بهذه الكلمات، فقال الله تعالى: «السلام عليك أيها النبي ورحمة الله وبركاته»، فقال : «السلام علينا وعلى عباد الله الصالحين»، فقال جبريل: أشهد أن لا إله إلا الله، وأشهد أن محمدا عبده ورسوله

“It has been narrated that when he ﷺ was raised above [for the Mi’rāj], he praised Allāh Most High with these words [i.e. al-Taḥiyyāt], whereupon Allāh Most High remarked: ‘Peace be upon you, O Prophet, and Allāh’s Mercy and His Blessings.’ He [i.e. the Prophet] responded: ‘Peace be upon us and Allāh’s righteous servants.’ Thereafter, Jibrīl said: ‘I testify that there is no deity but Allāh, and I testify that Muḥammad is His slave and messenger.’”[1]

This has also been quoted by Imām al-Qurṭubī (rahimahullah) in his Tafsīr from Ibn ‘Abbās (radhiyallahu anhu) with only a partial chain. Preceding the incident is a short academic discussion regarding whether the incident is related to the relevant verses or not. He states:

روي عن الحسن ومجاهد والضحاك: أن هذه الآية كانت في قصة المعراج، وهكذا روي في بعض الروايات عن ابن عباس، وقال بعضهم: جميع القرآن نزل به جبريل على محمد  إلا هذه الآية فإن النبي : هو الذي سمع ليلة المعراج، وقال بعضهم: لم يكن ذلك في قصة المعراج، لأن ليلة المعراج كانت بمكة وهذه السورة كلها مدنية، فأما من قال: إنها كانت ليلة المعراج قال: لما صعد النبي  وبلغ في السموات في مكان مرتفع ومعه جبريل حتى جاوز سدرة المنتهى فقال له جبريل: «إني لم أجاوز هذا الموضع ولم يؤمر بالمجاوزة أحد هذا الموضع غيرك»، فجاوز النبي  حتى بلغ الموضع الذي شاء الله، فأشار إليه جبريل بأن «سلم على ربك»، فقال النبي : «التحيات لله والصلوات والطيبات». قال الله تعالى: «السلام عليك أيها النبي ورحمة الله وبركاته»، فأراد النبي  أن يكون لأمته حظ في السلام فقال: «السلام علينا وعلى عباد الله الصالحين»، فقال جبريل وأهل السموات كلهم: أشهد أن لا إله إلا الله وأشهد أن محمدا عبده ورسوله

“It is narrated from al-Ḥasan, Mujāhid and al-Ḍaḥḥāk that this āyah was in the story of Mi’rāj. Likewise has been said in some narrations from Ibn ‘Abbās. Some maintain that Jibrīl descended with the whole Qur’ān upon Muḥammad ﷺ except for this āyah, because the Prophet ﷺ was the one who heard on the night of Mi’rāj. Others maintain it did not occur in the incident of Mi’rāj because the night of Mi’rāj had occurred in [the era of] Makkah; and this Sūrah, in its totality, was revealed in Madīnah.

Consequently, those who say it was in the night of Mi’rāj also say when the Prophet ﷺ ascended and reached the heavens in a lofty place, Jibrīl was with him until he [i.e. the Prophet ﷺ] had gone beyond the Sidrat al-Muntahā. Jibrīl said to him: ‘I cannot go beyond this juncture; none have been permitted to pass this point other than you.’ The Prophet ﷺ  passed through until he reached the place which Allāh had willed. Jibrīl indicated to him [i.e. the Prophet ﷺ] to convey Salām to his Lord, so the Prophet ﷺ said: ‘All verbal, physical and monetary deeds are for Allāh […]’” The rest is as mentioned above.[2]

Imām al-Qurṭubī (rahimahullah) seems to have taken it almost verbatim from Abū’l-Layth al-Samarqandī (rahimahullah) who mentioned it in his Baḥr al-‘Ulūm.[3] It has also been mentioned in a later work known as Rūḥ al-Bayān of Abū ’l-Fidā al-Khalwatī (rahimahullah)[4] The text is as follows:

وروى- أنه  عرج من السماء السابعة إلى السدرة على جناح جبريل، ثم منها على الرفرف، وهو بساط عظيم. قال الشيخ عبد الوهاب الشعراني: هو نظير المحفة عندنا. ونادى جبريل من خلفه: يا محمد، إن الله يثنى عليك فاسمع وأطع ولا يهولنك كلامه، فبدأ  بالثناء، وهو قوله: «التحيات لله والصلوات والطيبات»، أي: العبادات القولية والبدنية والمالية، فقال تعالى: «السلام عليك أيها النبي ورحمة الله وبركاته». فعمم  سلام الحق، فقال: «السلام علينا وعلى عباد الله الصالحين»، فقال جبريل: أشهد أن لا إله إلا الله وأشهد أن محمدا عبده ورسوله

Aside from a few details, the incident is the same as translated above.

Although this story has been written by a few scholars and is still told by many in public lectures, it holds no academic basis in Sharī’ah. This is for three reasons:

There is no chain of transmission recorded for the incident – neither authentic nor weak. The ḥadīth of Mi’rāj  has been authentically narrated with overwhelming details, and in no narration is the above incident related. The origin of Tashahhud has explicitly been mentioned in authentic narrations.

One ought to not be deceived by names of great scholars when the story is circulated on social media or related in a lecture. Although the likes of al-Qurṭubī (rahimahullah), Ibn al-Malak (Ibn Firishtah), Alī al-Qārī (rahimahumullah) and others have written it, and later scholars like Mawlānā Yūsuf al-Ludhyānwī al-Shahīd (rahimahullah) went to the extent of using it as his argument (ḥujjah) in a certain controversial discussion,[5] none have provided a chain of transmission in their works.

Imām Anwar Shāh al-Kashmīrī (rahimahullah), in his al-‘Arf al-Shadhī, made an interesting observation. He mentions:

وذكر بعض الأحناف قال رسول الله  في ليلة الإسراء: «التحيات لله» إلخ، قال الله تعالى: السلام عليك أيها النبي» إلخ، قال رسول الله: «السلام علينا وعلى عباد الله» إلخ، ولكني لم أجد سند هذه الرواية، وذكره في الروض الأنف

“And some Ḥanafīs mentioned…” then quoted the report; he continues: “However, I did not find a chain to this narration, and [Imām al-Suhaylī ؒ] mentioned it in al-Rawḍ al-Unuf.” [6]

Al-Suhaylī’s (rahimahullah) text[7] is as follows:

وينضاف إليها في هذا الحديث ذكر الأذان الذي تضمنه حديث البزار مع ما روي أيضا أنه مر وهو على البراق بملائكة قيام وملائكة ركوع وملائكة سجود وملائكة جلوس، والكل يصلون لله، فجمعت له هذه الأحوال في صلاته وحين مثل بالمقام الأعلى ودنا فتدلى، ألهم أن يقول: «التحيات لله» إلى قوله: «الصلوات لله»، فقالت الملائكة: «السلام عليك أيها النبي ورحمة الله وبركاته»، فقال: «السلام علينا وعلى عباد الله الصالحين»، فقالت الملائكة: «أشهد أن لا إله إلا الله، وأشهد أن محمدا رسول الله»، فجمع ذلك له في تشهده

Secondly, the details of Mi’rāj are recorded in numerous authentic narrations of a very lengthy ḥadīth, which would take up several pages should it be typed in a contemporary style. These narrations entail nuanced intricacies with regard to exactly what happened in the Night Journey and illustrate quite a picture. However, two things are not mentioned therein: the date of its occurrence and the incident in question. The narrations can be read in the Ṣaḥīḥayn and other works of Ḥadīth.[8]

Also, the Tashahhud itself has been authentically narrated in the books of Ḥadīth. The great companion, ‘Abdullāh b. Mas’ūd (radhiyallahu anhu) is on record as saying:

كنا إذا صلينا خلف النبي ، قلنا: السلام على جبريل وميكائيل؛ السلام على فلان وفلان،  فالتفت إلينا رسول الله ، فقال: إن الله هو السلام، فإذا صلى أحدكم، فليقل: التحيات لله والصلوات والطيبات، السلام عليك أيها النبي ورحمة الله وبركاته؛ السلام علينا وعلى عباد الله الصالحين، فإنكم إذا قلتموها أصابت كل عبد لله صالح في السماء والأرض، أشهد أن لا إله إلا الله وأشهد أن محمدا عبده ورسوله

“When we used to pray behind the Prophet ﷺ, we used to say: ‘Peace be upon Jibrīl and Mīkā’īl; peace be upon so-and-so.’ Allāh’s Messenger ﷺ looked towards us and said:

“Indeed, Allāh is the Peace. Whenever one of you prays, let him say: ‘All verbal, physical and monetary deeds are for Allāh. Peace be upon you, O Prophet, and Allāh’s Mercy and His Blessings. Peace be upon us and Allāh’s righteous servants.’ When you say this, it will reach every righteous servant of Allāh. [Then, continue:] ‘I testify that there is no deity but Allāh, and that Muḥammad is His slave and messenger.’”[9]

To conclude, the dialogue in question must not be quoted in lectures, nor written in books or articles, nor circulated on social media. If one quotes it in order to critique and/or expose the matter, this is an exception to the rule. Since there is no basis to this story, one must exercise full precaution. The Prophet ﷺ is on record as saying:

«من حدّث عنّي بحديث يُرى أنه كذِبٌ فهو أحد الكاذبين»

“Whosoever relays a ḥadīth from me, thinking it to be false, then he is one of the liars.” [10]

The Prophet ﷺ has also cursed those who fabricate lies upon him:

«من كذب عليّ متعمّدًّا فليتبوأ مقعده من النار»

“Whosoever deliberately lies upon me, let him reserve his seat in the Fire.”[11]

Instead, one ought to strictly adhere to the guidelines to which Allāh ﷻ draws the readers’ attention in the Qur’ān:

يَٰٓأَيُّهَا ٱلَّذِينَ ءَامَنُوٓاْ إِن جَآءَكُمۡ فَاسِقُۢ بِنَبَإٖ فَتَبَيَّنُوٓاْ أَن تُصِيبُواْ قَوۡمَۢا بِجَهَٰلَةٖ فَتُصۡبِحُواْ عَلَىٰ مَا فَعَلۡتُمۡ نَٰدِمِينَ ٦

“O you who believe, if a sinner brings some news to you, then verify it; lest you unknowingly convey (it) to some people, thereby regretting what you have done.”[12]

Answered by Shahin-ur Rahman, Northampton, UK.

Tuesday 6th Ramadan 1436 AH / 23rd June 2015 CE

Checked and approved by Shaykh Dr. Abul Hasan Hussain Ahmed, London, UK.

References:

[1] Mabāriq al-Anwār 1/244 and Mirqāt al-Mafātīḥ under ḥadīth (909).

[2] Tafsīr al-Qurṭubī under [al-Baqarah: 2/285-286].

[3] 1/189 (d. 373 AH).

[4] 5/21 (d. 1127 AH).

[5] Ikhtilāf-e-Ummat Awr Sirāṭ-e-Mustaqīm (Urdu) [Maktabah Ludhyanwiyyah edition, 2009], p. 61. Also in English: Differences in the Ummat [Zam Zam Publishers, 2003], p. 57.

[6] Al-‘Arf al-Shadhī under ḥadīth (289). Note: Some of the scholars named in the previous passages were not of a Ḥanafī background.

[7] 4/186.

[8] Al-Bukhārī (3207) and Muslim (162).

[9] Al-Bukhārī (3207) and Muslim (162).

[10] Muslim in the Preface to his Ṣaḥīḥ [1], al-Tirmidhī: (2662) and Ibn Mājah: (41).
Note: This ḥadīth has not been numbered by Shaykh Muḥammad Fu’ād ‘Abd al-Bāqī in Ṣaḥīḥ Muslim.

[11] Al-Bukhārī (110), Muslim in Preface [4] (3) and al-Tirmidhī (2659).

[12] Al-Ḥujurāt: 49/6.

مولانا محمد سالم صاحب قاسمی علیہ الرحمہ – مختصر سوانحی خاکہ

ایک چراغ اور بجھا  

حضرت حکیم الامت مولانا اشرف علی تھانوی نور اللہ مرقدہ کے آخری شاگرد رشید ،  معارف قاسمیہ کے أمین و پاسبان ، حضرت حکیم الإسلام قاری محمد طیب صاحب رحمہ اللہ کے جانشین ،  وقف دارالعلوم دیوبند کے صدر مہتمم ، آل انڈیا مسلم پرسنل لاء بورڈ کے نائب صدر ، ہزاروں علماء وصلحاء  کے سرپرست ومربی ، خطیب الإسلام حضرت مولانا محمد سالم صاحب قاسمی نور اللہ مرقدہ ، آج علم وعمل ، صلاح وتقوی  اور رشد و ھدایت سے بہر پور زندگی گزار کر ، بلاشبہ لاکھوں سوگواروں کو روتا بلکتا چھوڑ کر اپنے خالق حقیقی سے جا ملے ،
اللہ تعالٰی حضرت کی بال بال مغفرت فرمائے ،
اور تمام پسماندگان کو  صبر جمیل عطا فرمائے ،
اس عاجز کی سلسلہ عالیہ نقشبندیہ کے تمام متوسلین سے خصوصاً اور جملہ اھل ایمان سے عموماً درخواست ہے کہ حضرت والا رحمہ اللہ کے لئے زیادہ سے زیادہ ایصال ثواب اور دعائے مغفرت کا اھتمام کریں ،
ان شاء اللہ حضرت مرحوم کا سوانحی خاکہ بعد میں پیش کیا جائے گا ،
والسلام ، محمد طلحہ قاسمی ، بھیونڈی
26 رجب 1439 ،  14 اپریل 2018

مختصر سوانحی خاکہ

دارالعلوم وقف دیوبند کے صدر مہتمم خطیب الاسلام حضرت مولانا محمد سالم صاحب قاسمی علیہ الرحمہ

نام: محمد سالم

والد کا نام: (حکیم الاسلام قاری) محمد طیب

جائے پیدائش: دیوبند، سہارنپور، انڈیا

تاریخ پیدائش: ۲۲ جمادی الثانی ۱۳۴۴ھ مطابق ۸ جنوری ۱۹۲۶ء

ابتدائی تعلیم: مختلف اساتذہ سے انفرادی طور پر

ثانوی تعلیم: دار العلوم دیوبند

تکمیل: دار العلوم دیوبند

موجودہ اہم ذمہ داری:سرپرست دار العلوم وقف، نائب صدر مسلم پرسنل لاء

حالیہ پتہ: دیوبند، سہارنپور، انڈیا

تمہید

خطیب الاسلام حضرت مولانا محمد سالم صاحب قاسمی خانوادۂ قاسمی کے گل سر سبد اور حکیم الاسلام حضرت مولانا قاری محمد طیب کے خلف اکبر و جانشین اور دارالعلوم وقف دیوبند کے مہتمم اور اس کے سرپرست ہیں۔
نیز حکیم الامت حضرت مولانا محمد اشرف علی تھانویؒ کے صحبت یافتہ اور شاگرد بھی ہیں،
زمانۂ تعلیم کے ان کے رفقاء میں کئی ممتاز شخصیات میں سے ایک نام شیخ المشائخ مرشدالامت حضرت اقدس مولانا سید محمد رابع حسنی ندوی دامت برکاتہم العالیہ کا بھی ہے، جو ہدایہ کے سبق میں ان کے ساتھ تھے، ان کے معاصرین اور رفقاء تعلیم میں حضرت مولانا اسعد مدنی ابن شیخ الاسلام حضرت مولانا حسین احمد مدنی اور مولانا عتیق الرحمن بن مولانا محمد منظور نعمانی وغیرہ شامل ہیں۔

ولادت باسعادت

اس علمی خانوادہ اور بزرگ والدین کی گود میں آپ کی ولادت بروز جمعہ بتاریخ ۲۲ جمادی الثانی ۱۳۴۴ھ مطابق ۸ جنوری ۱۹۲۶ء کو دیوبند میں ہوئی۔

تعلیمی مراحل

آپ نے ۱۳۶۷ھ مطابق ۱۹۴۸ء میں فراغت حاصل کی، آپ کے دورۂ حدیث شریف کے اساتذہ میں حضرت مولانا سید حسین احمد مدنیؒ، شیخ الادب حضرت مولانا اعزاز علی صاحبؒ، جامع المعقول و المنقول حضرت مولانا ابراہیم صاحب بلیاویؒ اور حضرت مولانا سید فخر الحسن صاحبؒ وغیرہ ہیں۔

درس و تدریس

تعلیمی مراحل سے فراغت کے فوراً بعد ہی دار العلوم دیوبند میں بحیثیت مدرس مقر ر ہوئے اور ابتداء ً نورالایضاح اور ترجمۂ قرآن کریم کا درس آپ سے متعلق رہا، پھر بعد میں بخاری شریف، ابوداؤد شریف، مشکوٰۃ شریف، ہدایہ، شرح عقائد وغیرہ کتابیں آپ سے متعلق رہیں،

۱۴۰۳ھ مطابق ۱۹۸۲ء میں دار العلوم میں پیدا ہونے والے اختلاف کے بعد آپ نے اپنے رفقاء کے تعاون سے دار العلوم وقف کے نام سے دوسرا دار العلوم قائم کر لیا، جس کے شروع سے مہتمم اور اب سرپرست ہیں، ساتھ ہی بخاری شریف کی تدریسی خدمات کا فریضہ بھی انجام دے رہے ہیں۔

تعلق بیعت و ارشاد

حضرت مولانا محمد سالم صاحب دامت برکاتہم نے بیعت و ارادت کا تعلق حضرت مولانا شاہ عبدالقادر رائے پوری سے قائم کیا، لیکن اصلاح و تربیت اپنے والد ماجد حضرت مولانا قاری طیب صاحبؒ سے لی، اور ان کے مجازِ بیعت و ارشاد ہو کر ان کے متوسلین اور خلفاء کی تربیت فرمائی۔
مولانا کے سلوک و ارشاد میں تربیت و اجازت پانے والوں کی بھی ایک بڑی تعداد ہے، اجازت یافتہ حضرات کی تعداد ۱۰۰ سے متجاوز ہے۔

عہدے و مناصب

(۱) مسلم پرسنل لاء بورڈ کے ماضی میں رکن مجلس عاملہ اور اب نائب صدر۔
(۲) سرپرست دار العلوم وقف دیوبند۔
(۳) صدر مجلس مشاورت۔
(۴) رکن مجلس انتظامیہ و شوریٰ ندوۃ العلماء۔
(۵) رکن مجلسِ شوریٰ مظاہر العلوم وقف۔
(۶) مسلم یونیورسٹی علی گڑھ کے کورٹ کے رکن۔
(۷) سرپرست کل ہند رابطۂ مساجد۔
(۸) سرپرست اسلامک فقہ اکیڈمی، انڈیا۔
انعامات و اعزازات
(۱) مصری حکومت کی طرف سے برِّصغیر کے ممتاز عالم کا نشانِ امتیاز۔
(۲) مولانا قاسم نانوتوی ایوارڈ۔ (۳) حضرت شاہ ولی اللہؒ ایوارڈ۔
اور بہت سے انعامات و اعزازات سے آپ کو نوازا گیا ہے ۔
(بصیرت فیچرس)

THE GHULU’ OF THE TABLIGH JAMAAT

By Mujlisul Ulama

Ghulu’ is such extremism which is the product of bigotry and arrogance. It is this evil which has ruined the Tabligh Jamaat. It has culminated in the development of the two mutually hostile factions out for each other’s blood. In the Name of Allah Ta’ala and the Deen they are now directing their haraam bigotry to those who were all along their brothers. Both haraam factions are equal in this evil sin of Ghulu’.

Several persons have posed the following questions:

Q. According to the leaders of the Tabligh Jamaat their kind of tabligh is Fardh on every Muslim. Is this correct?

A. This is about their worst act of ghulu’. The Qur’aan Majeed states:

“Do not commit ghulu’ in your Deen.” This Aayat is in the first instance directed to the Christians who committed the ghulu’ of elevating Nabi Isaa (Alayhis salaam) to godhood. The Tabligh Jamaat is guilty of committing similar ghulu’ as the Christians.

In claiming that their specific methodology of tabligh is fardh, they are by implication attributing a brazen lie to Allah Azza Wa Jal.  Everyone is aware that Salaat, Saum, Zakaat and Hajj are Fardh on all Muslims when the sharaa-it (the imperative conditions) are found. These acts of Ibaadat have been decreed Fardh by Allah Ta’ala.

The specific tabligh methodology of the Tabligh Jamaat is a very late development in the Ummah. It is about a century old. There is no basis in the Sunnah for this method. Nevertheless, we say that the method of the Tabligh Jamaat is Mubah (Permissible), and it will remain permissible as long as it is maintained within the confines of permissibility.

If this method is elevated to Fardh, then most certainly, it will be bid’ah, and necessary to abstain. Now with the evil factionalism, it has become even more necessary to abstain.

Q. What is the status of Tabligh in Islam?

A. Firstly understand well that by Tabligh is not meant the specific kind of tabligh of the Tabligh Jamaat. It is a massive lie which tablighis are trading by claiming that their peculiar method is fardh. It is slander against Allah Ta’ala.

There are many branches of Tabligh, e.g. teaching the Deen in Madrasahs or from any other venue, teaching children in Maktabs, delivering bayaans, writing  articles, publishing books, speaking  individually to non-Muslims, practising Amr Bil Ma’roof Nahy Anil Munkar, Khaanqas, parents teaching their children, etc., etc. All these are forms of Tabligh.

Q. Tablighi molvis claim that Hadhrat Abdullah Ibn Mubaarak (Rahmatullah alayh) would take jamaats out for tabligh six months of the year. Please comment.

A. They are dishonest and extremely deceptive. This claim is a gross deception. Hadhrat Abdullah Ibn Mubaarak (Rahmatullah alayh) never did as the tablighi molvis claim. He used to participate 6 month in active Jihad (Qitaal). He would join the Islamic army to wage Jihad against the kuffaar. He never took jamaats in Tablighi Jamaat style knocking at the doors of people in emulation of the current style of the Tablighi Jamaat. They must beware of such deception which is tantamount to slander. Such lies may not be traded regardless of how good the intention may be.

Q. The Tablighi also claim that: 1) Rasulullah (Sallallahu alayhi wasallam) had even during his Last Illness repeatedly instructed that Usama (Radhiyallahu anhu) should go out with a jamaat. 2) Rasulullah (Sallallahu alayhi wasallam) during his lifetime had sent out 150 jamaats while he himself had participated in 20.

A. This is another deception of the ghulu’ class perpetrated by the Tablighi molvis. The ‘jamaat’ of Usama (Radhiyallahu anhu) and the ‘jamaats’ of Rasulullah (Sallallahu alayhi wasallam) were for Jihad (Qitaal). They carried weapons and issued into the world to raise the glory of Islam with their swords. These jamaats were not Tablighi Jamaat style groups which knocked at the doors of Muslims. Whilst this is permissible if retained within the confines of permissibility, there is no resemblance between the ‘jamaats’ of Rasulullah (Sallallahu alayhi wasallam) and the jamaats of the Tablighi Jamaat.

Q. What is the status of a person who claims that the method of the Tabligh Jamaat is fard/waajib?

A. He is a faasiq, bid’ati.

Q. What is the status of the Tabligh Jamaat? They preach so much of deception and extremism.

A. We hesitate at this stage of branding the whole Jamaat as being a baatil sect although it appears that it is heading this way. May Allah Ta’ala save the Jamaat from self-destruction. We are viewing the Jamaat with caution in view of the great work and goodness which its elders have accomplished. However, if tablighis are going to continue their downward slide into bigotry and factionalism, then there will be no alternative but to label them as a baatil sect just as most of the sufi tariqas of today are baatil sects despite claiming to be Chishtiyyah, Naqshbandiyyah, etc.

Q. Some Ulama are of the opinion that the Tabligh Jamaat is intransigently persisting in its transgression of the limits of the Shariah, therefore, it should be branded as a sect of bid’ah. Please comment.

A. Those Ulama should publicly state their argument and proceed with their labelling.

Islamic Ruling on Celebrating Poila Boishakh or Bengali New Year

[Compiled from Various Sources]

Do you want to refrain yourself from being polytheist?

So, do not observe Poila Boishakh or any New years day at all.

Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alaihi WaSallam said, “You should not follow from whatever the jews, christians, fire-worshippers and the mushriks do”. It is totally haraam to go hijab-less, do shamelessness, nudity, over exposures and behave drunk in the name of celebrating poila Boisakh or the (so-called) new year’s day. Bangla new year, English new year are all the customs and rituals of the Jews, Christians, Fire-worshippers and Mushriks; refraining from the celebration of which is a Fardh – Wajib for all the Muslims. Muslims are not to observe it.

According to historical data, this culture of celebrating pohela boishakh had originated from the hindus. Also that the Bangla Year or the poila boishakh is not introduced by one Bengali either. Emperor Akbar did it for ‘harvesting’ purpose. Akbar (himself was an heretic on the verge of being murtad) originated from Mongolia and spoke Persian. How can then be this poila boishakh a truly Bengali event? Therefore, as it is not appropriate for the Bengalis to observe, similarly it is haraam for the Muslims to celebrate poila boishakh.

Bangla new years’ day is a day of exclusive hindu rituals. The day preceding it is their ‘Chaitro Sangkranti’ and the next day is poila boishakh is the day for their ‘Ghot Puja. Hadith has the reference which has been quoted from Hadhrat Abdullah Ibn ‘Umar (Radhiyallahu Anhu), who said, Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alaihi WaSallam) Declared, “One who keeps in touch with certain community, becomes a member of that community and that his ‘Hashr-Nashr’ (disposals) shall also take place along with that community”.  [Ahmad, Sunan Abu Dawud].

So, say no to Poila Baisakh

As per the Royal Decree of Emperor Akbar in India, Emir Fateh Ullah Siraji introduced the Bangla calendar for the harvest seasons on 10 March 1563. Although Gregorian calendar was followed during the British period, but for the ease of revenue collection and business purposes, Bangla calendar used to be largely in practice.

Incorporation of religious sentiments along with the celebration of new year’s day had been a long term practice from ancient times which they did with religious fervour or they considered celebration of new year’s day as part of a ritual. The fire-worshippers, Shias and even some among the ignorant Pastuns still do it and they do it officially with lot of pomp and grandeur. This they hold as part of their religious ceremonies and term it as Nawruz or new day.

The festivities of feasts and fairs that take place in Bangladeshi urban and rural areas based on Poila Boishakh, the Bangla new year’s day, are also derived indirectly from that Nawruz. Before the Mughal periods, there was no celebration of Nawruz or new year’s day.

Imam Abu Hafs Kabeer (Rahmatullah Alaih) commented, ‘If anyone donating even an egg for the purpose of celebrating the new year’s day, shall be void of 50 years of his ’amal.’ That means for observing that new year’s day, one should be losing his whole life-time’s earnings, his ’amals.

Today, a lot of Muslims are observing 31st night. Celebrating Bangla, English and other new year days. Through this they are maintaining uniformity and following those non-Muslims and  and imitating them. Through observing new year days, those kuffriyya customs and rituals are being followed.

Certain ulama-e-soo of the age and the papers representing them, those Islamic dailies of the Rajakars are busy calling the Bangla new year’s day a gift from Allah and are pursuing motivation in celebrating it. But these are complete kufr.

Those ulama-e-soo and the religion mongers are distracting the common mass and leading them toward unethical, unjust and unpermitted things.

Allah Ta’ala says, “You help each other in virtuous jobs; do not assist in enmity and sinful acts. And fear Allah (in this aspect). Certainly Allah rewards toughest punishments.” [Surah al-Ma’idah]

Mongol Shobhajatra is haraam

Report from Dhaka Tribune

‘Adult men and women wearing indecent clothing and paint on their face and dancing together to the rhythm of drums while carrying giant dolls and animal masks – this Hindu ritual is being forced upon Muslims by the state’

Leaders of the Islamic group Hefazat-e-Islam have said the Mongol Shobhajatra procession observed on the morning of Pohela Boishakh is ‘haram,’ or forbidden in Islam.

Hefazat’s Dhaka unit Vice-President Junaid Al Habib said: “Mongol Shobhajatra is not a Muslim culture. If the government wants to push this on Muslims, the Qwomi madrasas will be forced to take to the streets.”

He was speaking at a protest in front of the Baitul Mukarram National Mosque on Friday. Hefazat organized the protest to condemn the killing of civilians in Afghanistan by NATO forces.

On Thursday, Hefazat Secretary General Junaid Babunagari issued a statement saying: “In the name of celebrating the Bangla new year, observing a procession with animal replicas is against the faith and practices of Muslims.

“Adult men and women wearing indecent clothing and paint on their face and dancing together to the rhythm of drums while carrying giant dolls and animal masks – this Hindu ritual is being forced upon Muslims by the state.”

“This is absolutely forbidden in the eyes of Islam,” he said in the statement.

Celebrating the Bangaali new year

Q: We live in Dubai. As a cultural practice, every year on Pohela Boishakh (14th April), our women only, from 20 families gather in any of our houses to welcome the new Bengali year. All of them cook different dishes, bring and eat together. Panta Ilish is the main item in the menu. In this get-together they not only do chit-chat but also discuss various religious topics to grow awareness and enhance knowledge. Some sisters bring books of Hadith and read, others listen. This year from some sources e.g. TV program etc, some women came to know that celebration of New Year is not permitted in Islam. As get together was decided already, instead of cancelling the program they changed the date and arranged get together on a later date. In this context, if you could answer us the following: Is the get together / celebration on Bengali New year haram? Should Muslims avoid it completely? What sort of Gunah it is – kabirah or Sagirah? · Instead of celebrating the day on a particular date can we arrange gathering on some other date?· Arranging get-together on Bengali New year at a particular date (14th April) and another day (say 15th April)- will both have the same Gunah?

A: These are not Islamic customs. These are customs stemming from kuffar cultures. Hence, they should be stopped.

Yes, it is permissible on another date, but don’t show any regards to any of the kuffaar cultures and celebrations.

And Allah Ta’ala (الله تعالى) knows best.

Answered by:

A: These are not Islamic customs. These are customs stemming from kuffar cultures. Hence, they should be stopped.

Yes, it is permissible on another date, but don’t show any regards to any of the kuffaar cultures and celebrations.

And Allah Ta’ala (الله تعالى) knows best.

Answered by:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)

TABLIGHI JAMAAT SHAITAANI SPLIT

By Mujlisul Ulama

ITS  TWO BELLIGERENT FACTIONS, THE DEBACLE, THE SHAITAANIYAT AND THE SINISTER  PLOTTERS BEHIND THE SCENES

Subsequent to our recent Naseehat for the two mutually hostile Tablighi Jamaat factions, numerous people have written from both factions and by those who are neutral, not affiliated to any of the hostile groups. While all express the desire for the unification of the factions, all are trapped in quandary and confusion. No one knows the solution for the diseases which have culminated in the grievous and ruinous split of the Tabligh Jamaat.

Let it be well understood that the split which is the prelude for the demise of the Tabligh Jamaat, that is the Jamaat which its noble elders had established to revive the Deen among the ignorant masses, will not be healed. On the contrary, the chasm will incrementally widen. The kuffaar plotters lurking in the dark behind the scenes will ensure that the Jamaat is killed off.

It is only naivety of the kind produced by gross jahaalat to fail to understand what is really happening to the Tabligh Jamaat and what the pernicious objective is. Sinister kuffaar forces of the U.S.A., Israel and India are in the conspiracy to destroy this Islamic mass movement. Although the kuffaar element is merely the ostensible worldly cause, the Actual Designer of the crisis which has torn the Jamaat asunder is Allah Azza Wa Jal. The real causes for the humiliating crisis of the Tabligh Jamaat are:

(1) Ghulu’Haraam excesses. The belief that the Tabligh Jamaat is the sole repository of Najaat (Salvation), and that all the other branches of Islamic Tabligh and Da’wat are superfluous and redundant. Stemming from this attitude are the acts of bid’ah innovated by the Jamaat. A detailed exposition of these evils is beyond the scope of this brief Naseehat

(2) Israaf – Colossal waste of the ni’mat of wealth. The israaf of the Easter Ijtimas is unparalleled. They shamelessly waste millions and millions of dollars world-wide on these Ijtimas which have assumed carnival proportions. The steel structure replacing the old style tent, used at the recent Rustenburg ijtima cost R25 million, and it failed to serve the purpose of its procurement. It could not ensure the successful operation of the Ijtima against the pouring torrential rain. It was thus a failure. There is no need for wasting such large sums of money, especially when millions of Muslims are suffering all over the world being the victims of genocide committed by the kuffaar.

With what heart and conscience do they squander like shayaateen so much wealth when the Ummah is ablaze? This shaitaani waste is one of the main causes for the elimination of the barkat from the work of the Jamaat.  

(3) COMMERCIALISATION
That the Ijtimas are commercialised is no secret. The Ijtima in Rustenburg was transformed into a veritable mall by the hundreds of stalls. They are operating the Ijtima in emulation of the Ansaarush Shaitaan souks. Besides the carnival ethos created at the Ijtimah, the monetary objective is of primary importance. Much shenanigans are perpetrated behind the commercial facade of the Tabligh Jamaat.

Raiwand itself has become a mini-state. Innumerable Tablighis are not aware of the seven day coup in 2011 at the Raiwand markaz where Qutbuddin, Haji Abdul Wahhab’s foster/adopted son abortively attempted to stage a coup and to install himself as the Ameer. With a gang of thugs armed with AK assault rifles riding an armoured vehicle, they stormed into the grounds and took control for about a week. However, the Principal of the Darul Uloom at the Markaz together with the students finally managed to disarm and pummel the invaders. Much worse is set to unfold at the Raiwand markaz. The monetary shaitaan is too strong and embedded in Raiwand.
(4) GHEEBAT
The members of the Tabligh Jamaat across the board indulge in gheebat of the worst kind – gheebat of those Ulama who do not participate in their specific Tablighi programmes. Without the slightest fear for Allah Ta’ala and without understanding whose flesh they are devouring with their gheebat, they deride and speak ill of such senior Heirs of Rasulullah (Sallallahu alayhi wasallam) as Hadhrat Maulana Ashraf Ali Thanvi (Rahmatullah alayh) and Hadhrat Maulana Masihullah (Rahmatullah alayh).

The Mashaaikh said that the flesh of the Ulama is fatal poison – poison for the Imaan of those who indulge in this abomination. Any Aalim who sincerely alerts the Tablighis to their errors, is deemed to be anti-Tabligh, hence gheebat becomes lawful in their math-hab of Ghulu’. The consequence of this evil is nothing other than the Wrath of Allah Ta’ala which we now realize has befallen the Tabligh Jamaat in the form of the Jamaat splitting up into two venomously hostile factions.

(5) GOONDAGERRY
The Tablighis have not hesitated to employ goondagerry (thuggery) to prevent the Tabligh and Deeni projects of others. An Aalim in a village in India had planned to build a Musjid in the village where the people are mostly Tablighis. Fearing the Musjid will not be a Tablighi one, the Tablighi goondas (thugs) threatened to kill the Aalim if he goes ahead to build the Musjid. They caused considerable distress to the Aalim who was constrained to abandon his plans.

While they tolerate the baatil of others, they have no toleration for the Haqq if it goes against their grain. People have written to us from various countries complaining about the goondagerry tactics of the Tablighis. The goondagerry was amply demonstrated by Molvi Sa’d in the villainous acts of thug violence at the Nizaamuddin markaz last year, and also in the Bangladesh markaz this year. The violence was further exported to the U.K. where Molvi Laat succeeded to sow the seeds of dissension which culminated in the Jamaat splitting into two factions over there.

Wherever the Jamaat has split asunder, its members have not hesitated degenerating into vulgar abuse and even violence.   We have been receiving reports from all over the world of this shaitaaniyat of the Tablighi Jamaat. The attitudes which even their seniors display proves that there is no Islaah-e-Nafs in the syllabus of the Jamaat. In fact, their attitude and behaviour confirm that they lack understanding of the meaning of Islaah-e-nafs.

(6) HONOURING FUSSAAQ
An evil tendency of the Tabligh Jamaat is honouring such fussaaq who they believe are crowd-drawers by virtue of being eloquent, glib-tongued orators. Thus it is observed that a chap such as Tariq Jamil who flagrantly violates the Shariah with his haraam indulgences being regarded as among the elders of the Tabligh Jamaat. When a Faasiq is honoured, the Arsh of Allah Azza Wa Jal shudders as is mentioned in the Hadith.

Tariq Jamil’s flagrant dalliance with the Shiahs, cinema characters, indulgence in television, video and photography, and intermingling with females render him a confirmed faasiq. Instead of demoting him and removing him from any type of shura, the Tablighi Jamaat does the exact opposite.

The very same applies to Molvi Ahmed Laat who flagrantly indulges in photography and video. Furthermore, a number of persons have made extremely grave allegation of moral misdemeanours perpetrated by him. Although the Tabligh Jamaat is well aware of these shenanigans, it continues to hold him in high office.

(7) THE WOMEN’S JAMAAT
The women’s jamaat is another evil diversion from Siraatul Mustaqeem. This is an evil haraam accretion in emulation of kuffaar women’s liberation movements. The Tabligh Jamaat has cast tens of thousands of women in roles which Allah Ta’ala never intended for them.

Due to the Ghulu’ the Tabligh Jamaat has gone off the Track of the Sunnah which its original founder had initiated. The arrogance in all ranks of the Tablighis is indicative of the contempt in which they hold those who do not participate in their specific tabligh methodology which was introduced only very recently.   Despite the recent origin of this methodology of Tabligh, they insist stupidly with bigoted intransigence, totally bereft of even a vestige of Shar’i daleel that their specific form of Tabligh is Fardh-e-Ain. This preposterous claim is the evidence for their jahaalat. Those grounded in Ilm will not disgorge such drivel. This arrogance had become a distinctive feature of Tablighis, and we refer to the Tablighis even before the split.  

In accommodation of baatil, they were extremely receptive and co-operative with the people of baatil. But with the Ahl-e-Haqq Ulama, they displayed enmity and arrogance, and indulged in gheebat. The consequences of these evils have now become manifest. It has culminated in the irreparable damage of the unbridgeable split. They are now devouring the flesh of one another. Wala houla wa la quwwata…. 

The satanic process of dissension has been incremental in the aftermath of the split. Instead of sagacity reigning, all the elders in both factions, have been fanning the flames of mutual animosity. Each faction is striving to undermine its opponent. Instead of making endeavours for unification to enable the work of Tabligh to proceed without the shaitaani encumbrance of nafsaaniyat, the polarization of the factions into adversaries is now the policy of both groups. There is no genuine desire in any of the factions for working together as a single Tabligh Jamaat.

Groups consisting of their most senior elders are now making ghasht, and roaming around not for Tabligh of the Kalimah, but for Tabligh of fitnah. They are moving around the globe wasting huge sums of money in travelling, to vindicate their respective positions. But in this evil process, the hatred is fomented and the chasm is becoming wider and wider. It now appears that there is no hope of bridging the gap, leave  alone the issue of unifying the two factions into the single group which had existed prior to Molvi Sa’d’s goondagerry coup in Nizaamuddin.

Instead of vindicating their respective stances, they should meet one another and with Ikhlaas explore avenues for reconciliation. On the contrary, a group comes to a town, arranges a gathering and explains its position. Instead of engaging in Tabligh, they indulge in gheebat. The salient feature of such meetings is gheebat of the adversary. In the name of da’wat and Tabligh, they have now added a new evil chapter of shameless indulgence in gheebat. This new policy has effectively negated the Six points of the Tabligh Jamaat.   The very elimination of Ikhlaas renders all the points meaningless.

Non-Tablighis listening to the hollow calls of “Success of mankind…yaqeen, etc., etc.” stare agape and aghast, in disbelief. Here they speak about ‘success for mankind in the world and in the Hereafter’ whilst they have daggers at the throats of one another! People are no longer attaching importance to these calls which ring hollow and are bereft of Ikhlaas. They are in serious violation of their cardinal article of faith, namely: Ikraamul Muslim (to honour and respect a Muslim). They have substituted this pillar of their faith with Ihaanatul Muslim (to disgrace a Muslim), and their own kind has become the target for this Ihaanat. 

THE SOLUTION
What is the solution for the Tabligh Jamaat?
As far as the leadership crisis is concerned, there is no solution. This evil is set to be perpetuated. There are faceless sinister role players behind the scenes. The entire haraam fiasco is the product of conspiracy. Just as Darul Uloom Deoband and Mazaahirul Uloom Saharanpur had split into two extremely hostile camps for which a solution could not be found, despite very senior Ulama being in these camps, so too, will there be no solution for the Nizaamuddin created split. On the contrary, the enmity and drift-apart will only intensify. 

The leadership fitnah erupted at a peculiar juncture. It did not occur during a leadership exercise. The Jamaat was not in the process of appointing an ameer. While the Jamaat was continuing along its course, Molvi Sa’d initiated the leadership fitnah. There was nothing to trigger this mischief.   This creates the impression that he was for some time planning to stage his coup. Without caring for the appalling consequences in which his evil action would culminate, he was blinded by whatever his objective was, to execute the despicable plot to rent the Jamaat asunder.

A brother writing to us on this issue proposed that the Ulama from South Africa should send a delegation to discuss with Molvi Sa’d to resolve the crisis. This is no solution. Firstly, the molvis in South Africa, the vast majority, are themselves entangled in the mess of this fitnah. Instead of conducting themselves sagaciously with fear for Allah Ta’ala, and with a genuine desire to unify the Nizaamuddin and Raiwand factions, they despicably degenerated into the rut and rot of taking sides, joining this and that faction.

The majority of the Gauteng and Natal molvis joined Raiwand whilst in the Cape it was Molvi Sa’d’s constituency. Instead of resolving the issue, the factions here in South Africa exacerbated it. The flames of the conflagration were fanned further. Thus, there are no Tablighi molvis in South Africa capable of acting the role of the mediator and reconciler. They are all biased and driven along by the nafs.

Secondly and most importantly, Molvi Sa’d has his agenda. He had resorted to real thuggery by engaging goondas to violently take control of the markaz. For the Hindu police to intervene and enter the markaz was all acceptable to him. He also has not shown the slightest vestige of remorse, and he is not in the lease amenable to abandon his haraam usurpation of the markaz property and the amaarate position for which he is unqualified.

Any delegation to discuss with him for the attainment of a resolution which will require him to relinquish the position he has established for himself, will be met with failure.

The nafsaani stakes are too high and from the worldly perspective too lucrative to abandon.

Besides Tablighi molvis there are no such Ulama in South Africa who will be acceptable to Molvi Sa’d. The only slender hope is for the Ulama of Deoband, Saharanpur and of other Darul Ulooms in India to attempt discussions with Molvi Sa’d. Although in our understanding even such a delegation of Ulama will meet with failure, nevertheless, it is worth to initiate the attempt to resolve the dispute.

As far as the issue stands between Raiwand and Nizaamuddin, there is no hope of resolution and solution. However, as far as the factions in South Africa and in all other countries are concerned, a resolution is possible if they can acquit themselves with Ikhlaas and utilize their cognitive abilities to understand the colossal damage they are causing the Ummah by aiding and abetting Raiwand and Nizaamuddin.

The work of Tabligh – methodology of Maulana Ilyaas (Rahmatullah alayh) – has reached almost all places on earth. The work is now well-known and well-established. There is no need for Raiwand and Nizaamuddin to ensure the smooth operation of this Tabligh all over the world. 

For the solution other than Raiwand and Nizaamuddin, the factions should resolve to work on only the Six points. Delete Raiwand and Nizaamuddin from the equation. These two markazes have not only outlived their utility, they are in fact destructive for the universal, smooth and successful functioning of the Tabligh Jamaat. A mighty explosion of the corruption underneath Raiwand is yet to explode. What had occurred in Raiwand in 2011 will be relatively insignificant.

Some Brothers say that while it is possible to work on the basis of only the Six points to which both factions are agreeable, the problem will develop when tashkeel of jamaats is made. Where should the jamaats go? To Raiwand or Nizaamuddin? The solution is to completely forget about Raiwand and Nizaamuddin. The problem lies in these two places. The objective of Tabligh is not to sustain or entrench the hegemony of either of these two markazes. The Maqsood is Da’wat and Tabligh of the Deen, not of the views and interests of Raiwand and Nizaamuddin. They have drifted from the Maqsood.

Another question posed to us is: The Ulama have issued a fatwa on the deviation of a person, confirming that he has deviated from the Straight Path of the Sunnah. That person is Molvi Sa’d. What is the status of those who follow him?

This is the primary argument of the Raiwand faction. For those who are not in Nizaamuddin, this should not be an issue. Molvi  Sa’d’s deviation should not be presented as the excuse for perpetuating the dissension. The work of this Tabligh has a solid mould of Six points. As long as all work within the confines of these Six points is the objective, Molvi Sa’d’s deviation (goomraahi) will be a non-issue. The Ulama can tackle him separately for his deviation. His deviation should not be an obstacle in the path of the Jamaat’s tablighi efforts.

However, if anyone attempts to propagate the deviated ideas and interpretations of Molvi Sa’d, then obviously he will not be a Tablighi in the meaning of the Tabligh Jamaat conception. Such a person should be expelled from within the fold. The safety measure to guard against the infiltration of deviation and un-Islamic concepts is to rigidly adhere to the Usool of the Six points. When the valid principles are violated, it opens the door for fitnah.

The following arguments have been advanced by some of those who support the Raiwand faction. The arguments are reproduced verbatim hereunder:

1) Almost a third of the nizamudinjamaats spoke about the 6 points and seemed correct from the front, however on private visits to individuals they spoke bad about the shura, even made the same statements as Moulana Saad regarding Ambiyaa (Alayhi Salaam). Some went on further and privately to individuals made other statements that Moulana Saad made. These statements started creating a problem in a community where there was no problem. It became very difficult to filter out which of the nizamudinjamaats was problematic, hence a blanket decision on all the jamaats from nizamudin. One mutawalli even stated that how can we accept a group of people who echo their leader’s statements but we not accept their leader (referring to Moulana saad). Furthermore the ideologies and work from the nizamudin camp was not the tabligh we were thought. The impression is given that the work and the effort is the same, to anyone not involved it looks the same, believe me, first hand who dealt with both parties publically and privately, it’s not the same.

Our response:
This is exactly what the Sa’d group says about the shura group. Who do we believe? Both speak convincingly of their stances. In private visits we have found even the Raiwand faction indulging in gheebat. This is not the property exclusively of the Nizaamuddin faction. Both factions, even their seniors, are  actively involved in spreading the culture of gheebat under guise of tabligh.

What is said in private cannot be adequately addressed. Of primary importance is to ensure that in public – in the bayaans, etc. only the Six points are the subject of Tabligh. The members of both factions are guilty of gossiping and backbiting of their former brothers who have overnight become their enemies.

Molvi Sa’d’s misinterpretations and deviations should not be presented as an excuse for perpetuating the factionalism. His impropriety must be addressed by the Ulama, especially the senior Ulama in India. This issue with Sa’d cannot be resolved by factionalism in the Jamaat.

It is a confounded lie to say that the statements made in private by Molvi Sa’d’s followers “started creating a problem”. The deviations of Molvi Sa’d were well aware long before the split. The Majlis had highlighted his errors in several articles. However, the Tablighi Jamaat then made The Majlis its target of gheebat. The current supporters of Raiwand were then not concerned about his deviations. On the contrary, they were agitated and annoyed with The Majlis for the exposure of a grave cancer which others had also begun criticizing. It is dishonest now to justify the split on the basis of Molvi Sa’d’s deviation. The split is the consequence of nafsaaniyat and shaitaaniyat. This evil dissension has erupted on the basis of baatil, not for the sake of the Haqq.

The “blanket ban on all Nizaamuddin groups” enacted by the stupid Tablighi leadership in Natal and Gauteng is the effect of nafsaaniyat.

At no stage in their lives did these molvis ever resort to similar actions on the basis of Amr Bil Ma’roof Nahy Anil Munkar. They never opened their mouths against the halaalization of carrion by the Carrion Devils. They opted for a deafening silence on the issue of halaalization of riba and haraam photography, television and videos. On the contrary, they condoned these evils. 

With their silence, all of these Tablighi molvis of Natal and Gauteng and elsewhere condoned the adulterous Souks of Ansaarush Shaitaan. Their haraam policy of stupid ‘hikmat’ find all the haraam shenanigans of Reverend Abraham Bham tolerable and even permissible. They have no word of criticism for the acts of fisq and fujoor in which the ulama-e-soo’ fraternity indulges. And all are the supporters of the Tabligh Jamaat.

They never enacted a blanket ban on the khuraafaat and shaitaaniyat of all these evil radios which are agents of Iblees. Now, they suddenly have become paragons of Amr Bil Ma’roof with their gossip against their own flesh and blood. The molvis of both factions are equally guilty of these crimes. They have descended further into evil by contaminating the brains and hearts of their masses with their mutual enmity and destructive ‘tabligh’ of a new shaitaani kind.

The Tablighi molvis are not known for standing out in defence of the Haqq. Compromising with baatil on the basis of their confounded policy of ‘hikmat’ has always been their outstanding feature. This is the lesson they have inherited from the leadership at the top. This evil is well demonstrated in their acceptance of characters such as Tariq Jamil and Molvi Laat into the upper echelons of their leaderless shura set-up which has replaced the Sunnah of Amaarate.

The question by the “one musalli” (mentioned in the above citation) is stupidly vindictive and dishonest. The Tabligh Jamaat has all along throughout its history accepted and accommodated people who echoed the baatil of their leaders without accepting the leaders. Tariq Jamil is a classic example of such acceptance. Despite his dalliance with Shiahs and other evil characters, he has, not only been accepted, but elevated into the upper echelons of the Raiwand shura hierarchy.

The second argument presented for justifying the factionalism is: 

2) Some of the nizamudin jamaats offered bribes to the muezzin (big amounts of money) to give the shura jamaats a difficult time.  

If this is true, it is an effect of the factionalism. It is part of the dirty fight between the two groups, and it will increase and become worse if the factionalism is going to be perpetuated. Sealing the date of the factionalism will terminate such effects of animosity. Anyhow, the alleged ‘bribery’ is lesser in villainy than the culture of gheebat with which both factions are plagued. Furthermore, this crime is the consequence of the Raiwand group fiving the Nizaamuddin a ‘difficult time’ by means of the ‘blanket ban’. The solution for such tit-for-tat shaitaaniyat is not the perpetuation of the split and dissension. 

The third argument proffered by the Brother of the Raiwand group is:

3) After our decision was made, we got threats of assault from the Durban brothers who support nizamudin. Our calls are not recorded but if you need proof, there was a recording of a call making its way on social media late last year of similar threats of violence by a young Mr Norath.

Our response is the same as for No.2, above. This too is a consequence of the factionalism, and sustaining the split is not the solution. The Nizaamuddin faction also makes similar claims against the Raiwand faction. They have explained to us that even guns were displayed to scare them from the Musjids.

The Tablighi brother’s fourth argument is:

4) The nizamudin brothers became very aggressive towards us and even threatened brothers of job losses through their contacts, unless we directly accept their jamaats. Some were even offered money to change our decision. Our musjid was even offered money monthly to change our decision.

The response is the same as above. This type of tactic is old hat among Tablighis. Long before the split, many others from other countries, especially India and Pakistan have written to us complaining of goondagerry tactics to compel compliance with Tablighi Jamaat methodology. If the allegations in the complaint is true, it only reflects what has been injected into the veins of Tablighis by years of ghulu’. Be it as it may, these consequence in the aftermath of the split highlights the urgency of eliminating the factionalism and to work as a single Tablighi Jamaat on the basis of the Six points. With the perpetuation of the factions, the evils will become vastly magnified.

The Tablighi Brother’s fifth argument:  

5) Jamaats from the nizamudin brothers used to just pitch up without routes, prior notification and proper mashura, creating logistical problems as at times we had two jamaats from two different camps with two different ideologies in the musjid. At times we had two jamaats in a week in a small musjid.

The response is the same. This too is a consequence of the split, and it may not be presented as a justification for sustaining the dissension. It must be observed that the claim of publicly propagating two ideologies is incorrect. In public, in the Musaajid where the groups have their bayaan, they do adhere to the Six points. It is a false accusation to claim that the Nizaamuddin faction propagates in its bayaans a different ideology. The brother has failed to outline that ideology. There is no evidence for claiming that they were propagating Molvi Sa’d’s deviation in their public bayaans in the Musaajid.

The Brother’s sixth argument:

6) The social media issues are numerous, attacking the shura including Moulana Ahmed Laat typed by the nizamudin brothers slandering Ulema on the shura side by attributing the messages to them. (I know one Aalim from Johannesburg whose name was attributed to the message, but he didn’t type it. He was in a great deal of distress). I can forward you three of such messages but don’t want to create a bigger problem. It seems as though the nizamudin brothers are using you to fight for them by not giving you correct and full information. They then are using your name on their social media attacks.

Our response is the same. Since the factions have polarized, the tug of war between the factions will continue and gain momentum with passing days. Both factions are utilizing evil and haraam tactics to justify themselves. They are acting with extreme stupidity and without the least fear for Allah Ta’ala and totally oblivious of the damage they are causing to their Cause and to the Deen. Each group is attempting to outclass its adversary. Like politicians they canvass for support and followers. The Haqq and the Aakhirat are not their concerns. Their success is measured by them by the number of people attending their gatherings. Yet they are ignorant of the fact that by Allah Ta’ala numbers are of no importance.

Hadhrat Nooh (Alayhis salaam) had after 950 years of Tabligh and Da’wat managed to gain about 70 or 80 followers. There will be a Nabi to enter Jannat with only three Ummatis; another one with two and a third one with only one. Perhaps there will be a Nabi who will enter Jannat without a single Ummati. They were not unsuccessful in their missions of Da’wat and Tabligh. But the Guide is Allah Azza Wa Jal. He says in the Qur’aan Majeed: “He guides whomever He wills, and He misleads whomever He wills.”   Numbers have no significance in Islam. In fact, the Qur’aan states: “The majority is astray”

As for the “Nizaamuddin brothers using us” (The Majlis) by feeding us false information, this brother’s bias has blinded him to the reality of our stance. In South Africa, The Majlis was the very first entity to expose Molvi Sa’d’s deviation and his goondagerry. We have not shifted from this position as even this current Naseehat will convince all unbiased people who are aghast at the haraam shenanigans of both factions.

In our earlier Naseehat there is nothing to suggest that we are supporting the Nizaamuddin faction. We had merely advised that the ‘blanket ban’ on the Nizaamuddin groups is improper and is designed to perpetuate the dissension. Both groups have reported the shenanigans of each other. The one accuses the other. All are in the same boat of corruption. And, all these shenanigans are the consequences of the factionalism.

Prior to the split, the Tablighi Jamaat would mete out such treatment to non-Tablighis. Now, Allah Ta’ala has created the circumstances for their own misdeeds to boomerang on them. Ghulu’ is an evil shaitaani plot. Iblees entraps Deeni personnel with this snare adorned with ‘deeni’ attire. Allah Ta’ala says in the Qur’aan Majeed: “Do not commit ghulu’ (excess) in your Deen.” It is ghulu’ which forged the doctrine of trinity, and it is ghulu’ which developed the Qabar Pujaari sect.

The Nizaamuddin group cannot use our name for propagating the views of Molvi Sa’d. They can only rightfully claim that according to us it is not permissible to debar them from the Musaajid as long as they adhere to the Six points. The world is well aware of our stance and our criticism of the ghulu’ of Molvi Sa’d. Furthermore, the local Raiwand faction in Port Elizabeth is using our Musjid as their base. The local Nizaamuddin faction does not even visit our Musjid for Salaat on account of the presence of the Raiwand group. This is indicative of their mutual hatred. They abhor even crossing paths.

The recent Raiwand caction consisting of its seniors used, our Musjid as their base for their mini-ijtima. Whilst in Port Elizabeth, they did not make even an attempt of meeting the other faction nor did the other faction attempt meeting those from Raiwand who just recently were regarded as seniors by them. This is indeed a dismal commentary of the seniors who are supposed to acquit themselves gracefully with sagacity and wisdom, and to try their level best to heal the wounds. 

Our neutrality stands out glittering. It is plain stupidity or silly bias which induces a person to understand that we are supporters of the Nizaamuddin faction.

Our stance has for all time always been the defence of the Haqq. It matters not who comes in the pathway of Haqq, he will clash with us, be it any of the factions of the Tabligh Jamaat or be it even our Darul Uloom Deoband.

The Tablighi Brother’s seventh argument:

7) First hand I can inform you that the zimmidaar brothers from the nizamudin side are not doing much work or making much effort for deen. Very few to no local jamaats have being taken out by them. Some who do come out to spend time are paid to do so. Some have being given free trips to nizamudin and to their programmes as well as to their ijtemas. I felt that this defeats the purpose of own health, wealth and time. It seems that the zimmidaar saaties in the nizamudin camp only make the routes of foreign jamaats, as there is nothing else to do. The local African people are given freebies and are paid to visit them. This is going to create a huge problem in future.

Our response is the same. These alleged deficiencies of the Nizaamuddin group are not valid cause for dissension or for perpetuating the split. These very same people were your saaties before the split. Now they are your enemies. Furthermore, the Nizaamuddin saaties are making the very same allegations about the Raiwand faction. They have personally told us a similar story. All the defects which are now being advertised had existed in the Tabligh Jamaat prior to the lamentable debacle. Dirty linen is now being washed in the public domain in the attempt to score points over the adversary.

Concluding his discourse, the Tablighi Brother who believes himself to be ‘neutral’, says:

These and many other issues are what we are facing in Natal. Bear in mind regarding my history of being neutral. After seeing first hand some of the deceitful things being done by the nizamudin camp, the result being the change of mine and my masjids decision. Again I reiterate that ALL jamaats are accepted in our musjid on condition they are given routes, hidayat bayaan on what to do and are screened from the Shura side.

It is clear from his discourse that this brother lacks understanding of the meaning of neutrality. The condition of being first screened by the Raiwand faction is simply an attempt to establish domination over the Nizaamuddin faction. This will not solve the problem of the dissension and the mutual enmity. The need is to first eliminate the root cause, for only then will a single jamaat be successful. The screening process will be understood by the Nizaamuddin faction as an attempt to impose Raiwand hegemony on them. The need is to eradicate the Raiwand and Nizaamuddin tags. And, this is possible only by deciding to stay away from Raiwand and Nizaamuddin until such time that the situation normalizes. But such normalization remains a remote hope.

A GRAVE ERROR OF THE SENIORS OF THE PAST
A serious lapse committed by the previous elders of the Tabligh Jamaat – all are now in their graves – was their misjudgement of leaving a vacuum. They left the Tabligh Jamaat without an Ameer. In so doing they were in violation of the Sunnah.  

The Sunnah requires even a travelling group of three to have an Ameer. How is it possible and how can it be Islamically permissible to leave such a huge ship as the Tabligh Jamaat to sail rudderless in stormy oceans?  Leaving the Jamaat without an Ameer to pilot this Ship and entrusting the operation to a shura was a terrible mistake.

The shura became emaciated with the demise of its members, and it never occurred to the remaining couple of shura members to immediately fill the vacancies. They woke up from their slumber to resurrect a new shura when it was too late. Sa’d, seeing this vacuum and driven on by whatever is his motivation, be it Hubb-e-Jah or some greater and darker plot engineered by aliens, deemed the time right to put into operation his coup. He succeeded in installing himself as the ameer in Nizaamuddin with the aid of his Mewati and other goondas. 

It is indeed a sad commentary on the integrity of the Jamaatis. Could the elders not find a capable and suitably qualified Aalim for the Amaarate from among the millions of Tablighis all over the world? It is clear that in their own estimate there was not a single Tablighi Aalim qualified for appointing as the Ameer. If they had a suitably qualified man, they would not have ignored the Sunnah requirement. The only conclusion is that they could not find in their ranks a reliable and qualified Aalim for this post.

Be this as it may. The fact remains that they had grievously erred by leaving the post vacant. At least they should have appointed one of their shura members to become the Ameer after the demise of the last Ameer.

CONCLUSION

1)  Molvi Sa’d created the split with his nafs and under direction of Iblees.

2) Raiwand exported the recipe for dissension to all the countries. They miserably failed to proffer sagacious advice.

3) The Tablighis in the foreign countries are perpetuating the split by falling in the trap of factionalism set up by Iblees

We can only make dua and implore Allah Ta’ala to guide the two factions and to bestow to them ikhlaas in which they are sorely deficient.

“Upon us  is only to deliver the Clear Message.” (Qur’aan)

Was-salaam

THE SCREENING PROCESS AND THE BLANKET BAN
The screening of the Tablighi groups and the blanket ban are two diabolical measures which only aggravate the dissension. Instead of breaking the ice between the two factions, these measures serve only a greater polarization. The supporters of Molvi Sa’d obviously understand that they are the target for this humiliating treatment.

There is no need for these measures to ensure that the deviations of Sa’d are not being propagated. The groups supporting him will generally be in such Musaajid in Gauteng and Natal where the Raiwand faction is in control. It is inconceivable that any Tablighi group would in its bayaan in these Musaajid veer from the Six points to give da’wat of Molvi Sa’d’s deviated views pertaining to academic issues. Too many voices will be raised in opposition.

In fact, where the Nizaamuddin faction predominates in the Cape, even there, they do not propagate Sa’d’s deviations in their tablighi bayaans. They adhere to the Six points. We, ourselves are unable to differentiate between the two Tablighi factions when they are conducting their programmes in the Musaajid. Recently there was a Tablighi group from Kashmir in our Musjid in Malabar, Port Elizabeth. Coincidentally there was also another group from Gauteng whose Ameer was Maulana Jeena from Kimberley. However, since both groups had pitched up at about the same time, we understood that they were all one big jamaat. We were not at all aware of the allegiances of the groups. But from Maulana Jeena’s statement that they were from Gauteng we inferred that the entire group was of the Raiwand faction.

After Salaat Maulana Jeena disappeared with his group never to be seen again by us. We wondered why only the Kashmiri brothers remained. There was not a single South African with the Kashmiri group, not even from the Nizaamuddin group. It later transpired that the Kashmiri group was from Nizaamuddin. But the conundrum of the absence of any local Nizaamuddin faction member remained. We managed to figure out the reason for the absence of local members of even the Nizaamuddin faction.

Although Musjidul Fuqara is a ‘free’ Musjid where jamaats from both factions are welcome, it has become the base for the Raiwand faction. This factor satanically prevents the members of the Nizaamuddin faction from coming to the Musjid. Thus, they neither come for Salaat nor render any nusrat of their own foreign members from the Nizaamuddin faction. From this the degree of mutual enmity can be gauged.

The Raiwand faction in Gauteng and Natal should dispense of the two diabolical measures and allow the Nizaamuddin faction free access. It is totally unexpected that they would speak anything out of line of the Six points in their public bayaans in the Musaajid.

It is also advisable, in fact urged, that the members of the one faction should participate in the bayaans of the other faction even if they do not at this stage of the hatred participate in the other programmes. If they participate in the bayaans with Ikhlaas, then InshaAllah, the animosity will gradually be replaced with brotherhood by Allah Ta’ala as is mentioned in the Qur’aan Majeed.

The trustees of Musjids, if they are not affiliated to the Raiwand faction should remain neutral and allow all jamaats. Insha-Allah, the groups on both sides of the fence will adhere to the Six points, and the screening will be obviated.

Both factions should reflect on the Aayaat and Ahaadith which they quote in their bayaans. In the prevailing climate of animosity, their da’wat rings hollow for lack of Ikhlaas. Both groups are the victims of nafsaaniyat.

NASEEHAT

THE QUR’AAN MAJEED SAYS:

“Hold on firmly to the Rope of Allah, all of you, and do not split up. And remember the Ni’mat (of brotherly love) of Allah on you when you were (Mutual) enemies. Then He Created mutual love in your Hearts. Thus by virtue of His Ni’mat (of brotherly love) you Became brothers whilst you were on the brink of the pit of the fire. Then He saved you from it. Thus does Allah explain His signs for you. Perhaps you will attain guidance.” [Aal-e-Imraan, aayat 103]

Members of the Tabligh Jamaat should incumbently contemplate (make muraaqabah) on this gracious Aayat so as to understand the nafsaaniyat currently gripping and convoluting their brains and contaminating their hearts with the pollution of animosity.

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