Fatwa ID: 05299
Answered by: Mufti Muhammad Adnan
May Allah Tala bless you, your team, and me and our families with Ikhlaas-i-Kamil, Taqwa-i-Kamil, and a peaceful, healthy, and long life. I am not a native English Man so kindly forgive my grammatical mistakes.
I have a question regarding Tablighi Jamaat and their work, although it is not a time to ask this question as there are already some differences among them, I am forced to ask this because as per an old proverb it is said that “Excess of everything is bad”.
I consider Tablighi Jamaat as the most influential Deeni work and consider it to be Haqq as our Ulema-i-Haqq does, do support them, I try to help them by any means whatever is possible, I consider the tasks of Tablighi Jamaat the best way to spread the message of Allah Tala, But in spite of above-mentioned facts and Fazaail, it must clear to all of us what is its Status of Tablighi Jamaat as per Islam/Shariyat.
Mufti Sahib for the sake of Allah Tala, kindly answer the below questions and I am asking only for the sake of Allah Tala.
1. What is the Sharia Status of Tablighi Jamaat (and its work), is it Fardh, is it Waajib, is it Mustahab. (Kindly me the what is Ijma (إجماع) on this work)
2. If a person has a little free time and he has a choice to either go to attend Tablighi Aamaal or to help his wife and parents at home especially when the kids are small, and he is not in a position to have a female servant or any helper who can help their family members. As per Shariah, which one should he give preference to? And for his own Islah, he spares 1-2 Hours time in a week to attend his Sheikh’s Majlis.
3. What is the rule of a person or a group who consider Mustahab work equally as a Fardh, who insist or compel others to perform Mustahab work as are done for Fardh or Waajib.
4. Is there any Shariah rule, that if a person comes near to Deen and becomes religious with the help of some Deeni work e.g Tablighi Jamaat, now is it compulsory for him as per Shariyah to do this work?
- If a person has time to attend Tablighi Jamaat and Tablighi Aamaal but still does not attend either of Tablighi Aamaal, he considers it as one of the Islamic work and says, “I do not have Munasibat with this work, I do support it, but I will do the Deeni work by other means”. Is he a sinner as per Shariah?
In the name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful
1.The Tablighi Jamaat movement is based on a principle that is a collective responsibility of the Muslims. Allah (SWA) in the Holy Quran has said ‘You are the best of Nations, involved for Mankind, enjoining what is right and forbidding what is evil’. (Surah Al Imran v.110)
The discussion of Fard Ayn and Fard Kifayah is in accordance with the juristic evidence. However, it does not diminish the importance of the work of Tabligh and it should not be used as a basis for reluctance in this matter. In our times when the forces of evil are very active, the work of Tabligh and Dawah has assumed special importance and Masha-Allah Jama’ah Tabligh is, overall, discharging this responsibility very well. Therefore, Muslims should cooperate with it. At the same time, efforts should be continued to correct the overstatements (ghuloo) made by some of its members. And Allah knows best. (Quote Mufti Taqi Usmani)
- He should try to balance it all proportionately. Many people have similar dilemmas yet are able to achieve a good balance with necessities in life.
- See answer 1.
- No, there is no rule like that.
- No, he is not a sinner as long as he is fulfilling the fardh of seeking knowledge, giving dawah, and doing his own Islah.
Only Allah knows best
Written by Mufti Muhammad Adnan
Checked and approved by Mufti Mohammed Tosir Miah
Darul Ifta Birmingham