Tuesday, 6 June 2023

Wake me up at such-and-such a time

 Wake me up at such-and-such a time

Q 5: It is widely common among people that they may say, before going to sleep, “O guardian angels, wake me up at such-and-such a time.” 

A: This is not permissible, in fact, it is a form of major Shirk (associating others in worship with Allah), because it is beseeching others than Allah (عزوجل) and asking a favor from the unseen such as the Jinn (creatures created from fire), idols, and the deceased people... 

[Majmoo ’al-Fataawa Ibn Baaz, Vol.: 7; pg. 180 - 181]

[This text has been translated into Spanish language, click here to access]

Monday, 5 June 2023




When one complains he is giving the message that he wants others to help him by either stopping whatever is hurting him or by doing something to help him. The servant has been commanded by his Lord to ask Him alone, not His creation. 

'Umar Ibn al-Khattāb (radiyaAllāhu'anhu) used to read in the morning prayer (fajr): 

إِنَّمَآ أَشْكُوا۟ بَثِّى وَحُزْنِىٓ إِلَى ٱللَّهِ 

"I only complain of my suffering and my grief to Allāh. [Yūsuf 12:86] 

Book: Gardens of Purification
By Shaykhul-Islām Ibn Taymiyyah
Translated and Published by Dār as-Sunnah Publishers, p. 166, 167

Monday, 29 May 2023

Whosoever persists ...

Whosoever persists 

Al-Imam Ibn al-Qayyim, [may Allāh have mercy on him], said:

“Whosoever persists in glorifying Allāh, uttering ‘Subhān Allāh’, his difficulties will be eased. Whosoever persists in praising Allāh, uttering ‘Alhamdulillāh’, blessings will continue to be bestowed upon him and whosoever persists in seeking forgiveness, uttering ‘Astagfir-Allāh’, previously locked doors will be opened for him.”

Ad-Dā’a wad-Dawā’a | Page 187-188 | Al-Imām ibn al-Qayyim [may Allāh have mercy on him]

Translation: Authentic Quotes

Thursday, 25 May 2023

Surah Al-Tawbah, Surah Al-Nisa and Silver


Surah Al-Tawbah, Surah Al-Nisa and Silver

It is reported that ʿUmar b. Al-Khaṭṭāb – Allāh be pleased with him – wrote (by way of instructions):

Learn Sūrah Al-Barāʾah (At-Tawbah), and teach your women Sūrah Al-Nūr. And have them wear silver for adornment.

Saʿīd b. Manṣūr, Al-Sunan #1003; Al-Bayhaqī, Shuʿab Al-Īmān #2213.

Taken from: https://www.sayingsofthesalaf.net/surah-al-tawbah-surah-al-nisa-and-silver/

Two Calamities for Fitnah


Two Calamities for Fitnah

It is reported that Al-Shaʿbī – Allāh have mercy on him – said:

Stay away from the sinful amongst the scholars and the ignorant amongst the worshippers, for these two are the calamity of everyone who would fall into fitnah.

Al-Bayhaqī, Shuʿab Al-Īmān ḥadīth 1753.

Taken from: https://www.sayingsofthesalaf.net/two-calamities-fitnah/

Wednesday, 10 May 2023




The similitude of this world is like that of a vessel filled with honey. The flies see this vessel and fly toward it. Some of them sit on the edge of the vessel and take from the honey until they satisfy their needs, and then they fly away. Some of them are led by their greed to plunge themselves into the abyss of the honey. Their submersion into the honey prevents them from enjoying it, except for a brief enjoyment, until they perish in the middle of it.

Book: The Dunya And Its Reality

By ibn Al-Qayyim رحمه الله

Translated by Rasheed Barbee 

Authentic Statements Publications 

P. 30

Sunday, 2 April 2023




Allāh described His believing slaves as those who perform righteous actions, are obedient, and strive in worship while they fear their Lord with severe fear because they do not know if their actions will be accepted or not. Therefore, the person must not be amazed by his actions regardless of what he does, because if Allāh does not accept it, then it will have no benefit, even if his actions are numerous and great. If his actions are not accepted, they will be like scattered dust particles; thus, it will have been toil and hard work without benefit.

Book: Sittings in the Month of Ramadān 

By Shaykh Sālih Al-Fawzān 

Translated by Raha Batts and Rasheed Barbee 

Authentic Statements Publications 

P. 185, 186

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Tuesday, 28 March 2023

People who claim to have Karamahs and miracles


People who claim to have Karamahs and miracles

9-The answer to a question about people who claim to have Karamahs and miracles:
From `Abdul-`Aziz ibn `Abdullah ibn Baz to our dear brother, may Allah protect you. May Allah's Peace, Mercy, and Blessings be upon you.
With reference to your letter, dated 25/9/1973, in which you ask for help to be able to come to Al-Madinah Al-Munawwarah, you mentioned a supplication in the letter and said that it is a blessed supplication full of Karamahs and miracles which Allah gives to His believing servants. You said that this supplication is extremely powerful to the extent that if it is recited on fire, it will be extinguished, and if it is recited on flowing water, it will become stagnant.
I would like to inform you that this supplication is not authentically reported from the Prophet (peace be upon him). As far as we know, it is baseless. Moreover, it includes impermissible kind of Tawassul (supplicating to Allah in the name of someone or something). The lawful Tawassul is to supplicate to Allah (Exalted be He) by His Names. Allah (Glorified be He) says: And (all) the Most Beautiful Names belong to Allâh, so call on Him by them Likewise,
(Part No. 1Page No. 442)
it is permissible to beseech Allah by your good deeds, including the best of them, i.e. Tawhid (belief in the Oneness of Allah). The most beneficial supplications are those reported to be said by the Messenger of Allah (peace be upon him), not those invented by people, as the supplication you referred to. It is obligatory to learn the necessary religious knowledge, asking the scholars about what seems difficult for you and keep away from what contradicts the teachings of the Chosen Prophet (peace be upon him).
As for your desire to come to Al-Madinah while you do not have enough money, I advise you to adhere to righteousness wherever you are. Allah does not make offering Hajj obligatory except for the people who have the capacity to offer Hajj. Allah (Exalted be He) says: And Hajj (pilgrimage to Makkah) to the House (Ka‘bah) is a duty that mankind owes to Allâh, for those who are able to undertake the journey. So, you are excused from it and when you have enough money, you can came to the holy land, for Allah does not burden someone beyond their scope. May Allah's Peace, Mercy, and Blessings be upon you.

Sunday, 26 March 2023



A month of good and blessings, a month of fasting and prayer, a month of mercy, forgiveness and emancipation from the Fire. A month of generosity, kindness, giving, spending, doing good and benevolence. 

The Messenger of Allāh () would give glad tidings to his companions of the arrival of this great month. He would encourage them to exert themselves with righteous deeds from the obligations and the supererogatory acts, such as prayer, charity, showing goodness and benevolence, patience upon the obedience of Allāh, filling one's day with the fast and night with prayer, and occupying one's blessed time with remembrance, thanks, glorification of Allāh, saying Lā Ilāha Illa Allāh [none has the right to be worshipped except Allāh] and reciting the Qur'ān. 

Book: Important Lessons For Ramadān

By Shaykh 'Abd al-Razzāq al-'Abbād

Translated by Hassan Hussein Abdi 

Hikmah Publications 

P. 7, 8

[This text has been translated into Spanish Language, to read it click here].

Thursday, 2 March 2023




O dear Muslim! If you are in the habit of spreading your brother's faults among the people, then Allah will certainly expose your own faults and make them known among the people, as the Prophet (صلى الله عليه و سلم) said in a hadith:

"Whosoever pursues the faults of his brother, Allah will pursue his faults and whosoever pursues his brothers faults Allah will expose his faults even if he be in the dephts of his home."

Book: The Explanation of The Chapters on Repentance & The Prohibition of Backbiting & Talebearing 

From the Classical Collection of Hadith Riyadh Al-Saaliheen by Imam An-Nawawi

By Shaykh Muhammad Salih Ibn Uthaymeen

P. 73

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Monday, 20 February 2023

Ruqyyah is Worship


Ruqyyah is Worship

By Shaykh Muhammad Nasiruddeen Al-Albaani

Translated y Abbas Abu Yahya

Questioner: Is it necessary that Ruqyyah is that which benefits?

Al-Albaani: Ruqyyah has a secondary part. Ruqyyah is worship, whether it benefits or does not, it is still worship. It is like Dua, a man makes Dua to Allaah -Azz awa Jal- and perhaps he is answered and perhaps not.

Even though a Dua may not be answered, we do not see it as the same as the aspect of requesting Ruqyyah, no, because requesting Ruqyyah is done by a worshipper of Allaah from another worshipper of Allaah.

However, when you make Dua to Allaah with Ruqyyah or for example make an absolute Dua then this is servitude of worship. Like the Messenger alayhi as-Sallam said: ‘Dua is worship.’

Ruqyyah is worship, so whether the effect of the Ruqyyah works or does not, that is equal because it is worship.

Questioner: Ruqyyah is worship followed on from Dua and not due to a second Hadeeth that Ruqyyah is worship.

Al-Albaani: There is no Hadeeth like this, just an explanation.

[Silsilah al-Huda wa Noor tape no. 628 Q. 7]

” الرقية عبادة “

السائل : هل الرقية من الراجح نفعها ؟

الشيخ الألباني : ” الرقية لها جانب ثاني .

الرقية عبادة سواء نفعت أو ما نفعت هي عبادة .

هي دعاء ..

الرجل يدعو الله عز وجل فقد يستجاب له وقد لا يستجاب له .

فكون مشكوك الإستجابة ما بنقول نحن نلحقها كطلب الرقية لا …

لأنه طلب الرقية طلب من العبد من العبد .

لكن أنت لما تدعو الله برقية أو بدعاء مطلق مثلا هذه عبودية .

كما قال الرسول عليه الصلاة والسلام ” الدعاء هو العبادة “.

الرقية هي العبادة فسواء تحقق أثرها أو لم يتحقق فهما سواء لأنها عبادة .

السائل :الرقية هي العبادة عطفتها على الدعاء ولا في حديث ثاني أن الرقية هي العبادة .

الشيخ : لا ما في حديث بس كبيان .

الشريط 628 سؤال 7

Taken from: https://followingthesunnah.com/2022/11/05/ruqyyah-is-worship/

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Saturday, 24 December 2022

Being Selective about Going Out


Being Selective about Going Out

It is reported that Imām Mālik said to one of his companions:

Do not leave your house a lot, except for something that you must do. And do not sit in a gathering in which you do not benefit some knowledge.

Al-Qāḍī ʿAyyāḍ, Tartīb Al-Madārik 2:63

Taken from: https://www.sayingsofthesalaf.net/being-selective-about-going-out/

Thursday, 8 December 2022




Al-Dhahabî describes Al-Fudayl b. ‘Ayyâd as an Imâm, an example, and Shaykh Al-Islâm.

He is renowned as one of the pious Salaf, and many wise and inspiring statements are related from him. Allâh have mercy on him. Here is the story of how he made tawbah.

Al-Fadl b. Mûsâ reports:

Al-Fudayl b. ‘Ayyâd used to be a highwayman, between Abyûrd and Sarkhas. He was in love with a girl, and the cause of his repentance was that he was once climbing a wall to meet her when he heard someone reciting the following verses:

Has not the time come for those who believe, that their hearts should be humbled and submitted (to Allah)…? [Al-Hadîd: 16]

When he heard this, Al-Fudayl said, “Indeed my Lord, it is time.” So he left, and seeking a night’s shelter he found himself at some ruins, and there he saw some travelers. Some of them said, “We should move on.” Others said, “Wait until morning, Al-Fudayl operates in this area, he will rob us.” Al-Fudayl said, “So I thought and said to myself: I spend the night in sin and there are some Muslims here who fear me; I think that Allah only led me to them so that I might take lesson and stop what I am doing. O Allah! I have repented, and as part of my tawbah I will live next to Al-Bayt Al-Harâm (in Makkah).”

Al-Dhahabî, Siyar A’lâm Al-Nubalâ` in his biography of Al-Fudayl b. ‘Ayyâd.


The Fitnah of the Dajjal


The Fitnah of the Dajjal

Question: We hear about the Dajjaal and the Fitnah (tribulations) surrounding him, from which the Messenger (peace be upon him) sought refuge (in Allah), and we have been commanded to seek refuge (in Allah) from his fitnah. So who is the Dajjaal? And what are his attributes?

Answer: Dajjaal is a man who will appear towards the end of time, and Jews will follow him. His appearance is a sign of the Last Hour, and he will bring with him immense Fitan (tests and trials) which will have an adverse effect o­n the Iman (of Muslims). Quite possibly many people may perish because of his Fitnah, except those whom Allah protects.As for his attributes, he would be a Kafir man, blind in o­ne eye. He will seek to divert people from their religion by whatever means possible. So his Fitnah and danger will be immense. It is obligatory upon us to seek refuge in Allah from his Fitnah, as we have been commanded (to do so) by the Prophet (peace be upon him).

Shaykh Salih Bin Fawzaan; 

Al-Muntaqaa Min Fatawa, vol. 2, pg. 97.

Wednesday, 12 October 2022





Yazīd al-Raqqāshī said, 

"It has reached me that when the dead person is placed in his grave his deeds will surround him, and then Allāh will make them speak. They will say: 'O slave who is alone in his grave! Your family and loves ones have been cut off from you, and nothing will stay with you except us!'" 

Then Yazīd wept and said, 

"Glad tidings for a person whose companion (and social circle) is righteous, and woe to the one whose companion (and social circle) is a destruction upon him."

Book: The Three That Follow The Grave 

By al-Hāfiz Ibn Rajab al-Hanbalī 

Translated and Published by 

Dār as-Sunnah Publishers

P. 39



More deserving to be called the Nation of Kufr, this cult has used black nationalism as its momentum in finding recruits. with elements of Muslim and Christian beliefs

The most prominent of the pseudo-Islamic groups in America was “The Lost Found Nation of Islam” which became known in the news media as the “Black Muslims”. This group’s beginnings are somewhat shrouded in mystery. A foreigner, by the name of Wallace Fard Muhammad, of uncertain origin, taught what he termed Islaam among Blacks in Detroit from 1929 to 1931. Following his disappearance in 1931, the most prominent of his students, Elijah Poole (1897-1975) secured leadership of the group and claimed that Fard was actually God in person and that he, Elijah, was the messenger of God sent to Black Americans. Elijah taught that Black people were gods, and White people were devils created by a Black scientist. Heaven and Hell, according to his teachings, are on earth in this life and there is no resurrection for the physically dead. [Black Muslims, pp. 72-78] Although Elijah claimed that the Qur’aan was the book of Muslims, he mostly referred to the Bible in his teachings. Actually, the main text of the cult was a book composed of some of his speeches and newspaper articles which he called Message to the Black Man in America. [Elijah Muhammad, Message to the Black Man in America, (Chicago, ILL: Muhammad’s Temple no. 2, 1965)]

Taken from: http://www.allaahuakbar.net/nation/farrakhanism.htm

Sunday, 21 August 2022

Ask Allah a Lasting Faith


Ask Allah a Lasting Faith

Mu’āwiyah b. Qurrah reports that Abū Al-Dardā` used to say, “We ask Allāh for a lasting faith (īmān), true certainty and beneficial knowledge.” Mu’āwiyah b. Qurrah then said, “So this indicates that there is a type of faith that does not last, and a type of certainty that is not true, and a type of knowledge that is not beneficial.”

Ibn Battah, Al-Ibānah Al-Kubrā Vol. 2 p498.


The supplication mentioned above is as follows in Arabic:

[To read this text in Spanish language click here]

Text taken from: https://www.sayingsofthesalaf.net/ask-allah-a-lasting-faith/

Sunday, 7 August 2022

Hadith: "He is not from us..."

Hadith: "He is not from us..."

Prophet Muḥammad Ṣallallāhu-ʿAlaihi Wa Sallam said:

“He is not from us who does not recite Qurʾān in a beautiful voice.”

● [مختصر صحيح الجامع الصغير برقم ٥٤٤٢ ، صححه الألباني]

Imām Ibn Bāz Raḥimahullāh said:

“This (Ḥadeeth) is a proof that beautifying one's voice and being attentive while reciting Qurʾān is something recommended for the submissiveness (Khushūʿ) of the Qārī and the one listening to him and it benefits both.”

● [من الموقع الرسمي]

Tuesday, 19 July 2022

Modern Day Deviant Groups : Shaikh Ahmad bin Yahyaa An-Najmee

 Modern Day Deviant Groups : Shaikh Ahmad bin Yahyaa An-Najmee

Source: Al-Fataawaa al-Jaliyyah ‘anil-Manaahij Ad-Da’wiyyah (pg. 51-55)
Compiled by Hasan Ibn Mahmood Ibn Mansoor ad-Daghreeri.
Taken from Al-Ibaanah.com

Question: “Noble Shaikh Ahmad Ibn Yahyaa An-Najmee, may Allaah give you tawfeeq, there are found some books that include talk about these hizbee groups, which have incorporated a methodology that opposes the methodology of the Salaf in the fields of knowledge and action. And these books fall in between that which is large and difficult for the beginner to grasp of its content and between that which is short and contains little benefit. So O Shaikh, we hope that you can give us a clear but brief image of the most prominent of some of these methodologies’ founders and some of the issues they are criticized in. This is so that the Muslims can beware of falling into any part of that. And if you would be so kind O Shaikh as to direct the last of your talk to focusing on the true methodology, which every Muslim is obligated to follow…”

Answer: All praise be to Allaah, and may His peace and blessings be upon the most honorable of all creation, our prophet Muhammad, and on his family and Companions. To proceed:

Jamaa’at-ul-Ikhwaan al-Muslimoon

Definition of the Ikhwaan Al-Muslimoon:

They are the followers of Hasan Al-Bannaa. There are several points to be noted about their methodology, the most important of which are the following:

1. They show a lack of importance to Tawheed Al-‘Ibaadah [1], which is the most important matter in Islaam, since the Islaam of an individual is not valid without it.

2. They remain silent and concede to the people in their performance of major Shirk, supplication to other than Allaah, performance of tawaaf around graves, making oaths to the dead in the graves, sacrificing in their names and so on.

3. The founder of this methodology was a Sufi. He had a connection with Sufism to the point that he gave bay’ah (oath of allegiance) to ‘Abdul-Wahhaab Al-Khusaafee upon (following) his Khusaafee Shadh-lee order.

4. The presence of innovations amongst them and their worshipping Allaah through them – even to the point that the founder of this methodology acknowledged that the Prophet (sallAllaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) would attend their gatherings of dhikr and that he (sallAllaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) would forgive what past sins they had committed, as is found in his saying:

“May Allaah bless the one who upon light in which he appeared
To the worlds, and so he surpassed the sun and the moon
This habeeb (i.e. Muhammad) along with his beloved has gathered
And pardoned everyone in what sins they did in the past.”

5. They call to establishing the Khilaafah and this is an innovation because the Messengers and their followers were not entrusted with anything except to call to Tawheed. Allaah says: “And We have indeed sent to every nation a messenger, (saying to his people): ‘Worship Allaah and avoid the taaghoot (false deities).’” [Surah An-Nahl: 36]

6. They have a lack of Walaa and Baraa (loyalty and disavowment) or a weak form of it. This is made clear in their call to bring closeness between the Sunnis and the Shee’ah. And their founder was quoted as saying: “We will cooperate with one another in what we agree on and pardon one another in what we disagree on.”

7. They hate and despise the people of Tawheed and those who adhere to the Salafee Way. This is made clear in their talk concerning the Saudi state, which is founded upon Tawheed and which teaches Tawheed in its schools, institutes and universities. And it was made clear in their killing of Jameel Ar-Rahmaan Al-Afghaanee just because he called to Tawheed and because he had schools in which he would teach Tawheed.

8. They pursue the mistakes of the leaders and expose their faults – whether true or false – spreading them amongst the youth in order to make the leaders appear hateful to them and so that they can fill their hearts with contempt against them.

9. They hold detestable partisanship to the party they ascribe themselves to. So they show friendship based on this party and they show enmity based on this party.

10. They give their oath of allegiance to work for the Ikhwaani Manhaj according to the ten conditions that the founder has set forth. And there are other issues of concern, which perhaps can be dealt with at a later time.

The Qutubees

They are a people that have read the books of Sayyid Qutb and accepted what is in them from truth and falsehood. So you will find them defending Sayyid Qutb when someone criticizes him, even if the truth is with the one criticizing.

It is well known that Sayyid Qutb was not from the men of religious knowledge. His original status was that he was an author. Then he adopted the beliefs of the Ash’arees – the belief of ta’weel (misinterpretation of Allaah’s Attributes), as did others among the learned people from Egypt. He has serious and vile errors, which the people of knowledge have refuted and exposed. But when they expose these errors, this results in the rage of the Qutubees befalling them by way of their criticizing, speaking ill and discrediting them. So Allaah is sufficient for us and He is the Best of Guardians.

So the basic principle is that: Men are known by way of the Haqq (truth) and the Haqq is not known by way of men. So it is obligatory on us to accept the truth and to worship Allaah, Lord of all worlds, by it, and to abandon everyone that treads an innovated methodology. And we must place as our role model, the Messenger of Allaah (sallAllaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam), his Khulafaa, his Companions, and those who followed them amongst the Imaams of guidance. And Allaah is the One who grants success.

The Suroorees

The definition of the people who adhere and ascribe to this methodology:

The Suroorees are a group of people or a sect that ascribe themselves to Muhammad Suroor Zayn-ul-‘Aabideen. They have some aspects of the Sunnah and some aspects of Bid’ah (innovation) in them. The most important characteristics that can be noted from them are:

1. They attack the rulers and speak about them in a manner that results in evil, corruption and danger. It appears that they declare the leaders to be disbelievers, but this can only be understood by way of their circumstances and actions and cannot be picked up from their words. This is since the path they take is the path of the Khawaarij or close to it, knowing that the religious texts state the obligation of hearing and obeying the rulers.

And our rulers in this land (of Saudi Arabia) are Muslims – all praise be to Allaah. They use Allaah’s Legislation for judging in their court systems and they establish the prescribed punishments (hudood). So declaring them to be disbelievers or talking about them in a manner that leads to revolting and rebelling against them is considered a great form of causing corruption. Due to this, we must warn against those who adhere to this methodology or rid ourselves from them, especially since they have attacked the scholars of this land by reviling them, making slanderous remarks against them and accusing them of betraying the Deen. This matter indicates what they are behind.

2. They call to Jihaad, but they do not intend by it the Jihaad against the disbelievers. Rather it seems like they intend by it to change the leaders, knowing that we cannot rid the leaders of their errors. And we do not claim that they are infallible however we say: It is obligatory to obey them and to advise them in a private manner because they are Muslims. And the Prophet (sallAllaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) forbade us from rebelling against the leader unless the one rebelling sees clear disbelief upon him by which he will have a proof from Allaah in the matter.

3. They claim that the scholars in this land do not understand the current affairs. And they can be refuted by the fact that the Muftees and the judges do not issue a fatwa in a single issue nor do they judge in a single matter except after coming to know its state of affairs, which encompasses it, such as the cause, the conditions for the ruling and its effects. So whoever claims that these scholars and judges do not understand the current affairs then he has wronged himself and spoken what is not permissible for him to say. As for knowing the plans and schemes of the enemies and so on, then this falls under the jurisdiction of each country’s army.


They are a people that follow Muhammad Ilyaas, the founder of this Jamaa’ah.

A biography of the founder: Muhammad Ilyaas was born in 1302H. He memorized the Qur’aan and read the Six Collections of Hadeeth. [2] He was upon the Deobandi methodology, taking the Hanafee madh-hab, the Ash’aree and Matureedee Creed and the Sufi way. They have four Sufi orders amongst them:

1. The Naqshabandees
2. The Sahroordees
3. The Qaadirees, and
4. The Jishtees

Shaikh Muhammad Ilyaas gave the Sufi bay’ah (oath of allegiance) to Shaikh Rasheed Al-Kankoohee, who later became Shaikh Rasheed As-Saharanpuree. Then he renewed it with Shaikh Ahmad As-Saharanpuree who certified him to take oaths of allegiance. Muhammad Ilyaas would sit in detached isolation (khalwah) by the grave of Shaikh Nur Muhammad Al-Badaayunee, in what is known as the Jishtee Muraaqabah (self meditation). And he would go out to the grave of ‘Abdul-Qudoos Al-Kankoohee, the one who forced the ideology of wahdat-ul-wujood [3] on him. He resided and taught in Delhi and passed away in 1363H.

Circumstances that brought about the start of the movement:

Shaikh Abul-Hasan An-Nadwee saw that Muhammad Ilyaas took refuge in this way of giving Da’wah when the ways of blind-following failed to rectify the people of his region. Shaikh Miyaan Muhammad Aslam quotes one of Ilyaas’ sayings that he received kashf (mystic disclosure) to follow this way through a dream in which he was inspired with a new tafseer (interpretation) of Allaah’s saying: “You were the best nation brought out for mankind, commanding good and forbidding evil and believing in Allaah.” [Surah Aali ‘Imraan: 110] And it was that going out (khurooj) to call people to the way of Allaah cannot be realized by staying in one place based on Allaah’s word “brought out” and that one’s Eemaan increases by going out in this khurooj based on Allaah’s saying: “and believing in Allaah” after having said: “brought out for mankind.”

The following can be noted from what has just been mentioned:

1. The Qur’aan is not interpreted by makshoofaat (mystical disclosures), and by Sufi dreams, of which the majority of them, rather all of them come from the inspirations of the Devil.

2. It is apparent from what was stated previously that the founder of this Jamaa’ah was engrossed in Sufism from head to toe. This is because he gave two oaths of allegiance on it and was tested by its false beliefs and because he would spend his time sitting by the graves of Sufis.

3. The founder of this Jamaa’ah was a qubooree (grave worshipper) and a khuraafee. This is clear from his saying: “…and he would sit in detached isolation (khalwah) by the grave of Shaikh Nur Muhammad Al-Badaayunee.” And concerning the second person, he mentioned that he forced the ideology of wahdat-ul-wujood on him. So his being attached to the grave of the one who forced the ideology of wahdat-ul-wujood on him is without doubt a clear proof that he held that same belief

4. Those who believe in wahdat-ul-wujood claim that Allaah embodies Himself inside the attractive woman – and refuge is sought from Allaah! This is a matter that has reached the highest level of repulsiveness. May Allaah give them what they deserve of His curses and wrath!

The methodology of the Jamaa’at-ut-Tableegh can be summarized in six issues or six principles or six characteristics:

1. Actualizing the statement of Tawheed: “Laa Ilaaha Illaallaah Muhammadur Rasoolullaah” (There is no deity worthy of worship except Allaah and Muhammad is His Messenger)
2. Praying with full submissiveness and humility
3. Knowledge of the Virtues (Fadaa’il) and not the Fiqh issues (Masaa’il) along with knowledge of dhikr
4. Showing generosity to the Muslim
5. Correcting the intention
6. Calling to Allaah (i.e. Da’wah) and going out (i.e. khurooj) for that purpose in the Way of Allaah upon the tablighi manhaj.

There is an objective behind each of these six principles or characteristics as well as a virtue to be attained. So for example the objective behind (Laa Ilaaha IllaAllaah) is to: “Eradicate the corrupted yaqeen (Certainty) from the heart while placing the correct and valid yaqeen into the Essence (dhaat) of Allaah.” They really intend the belief of wahdat-ul-wujood with this.

Point to be noted about Jamaa’at-ut-Tableegh:

1. The founder of this Jamaa’ah was raised upon Sufism and gave two oaths of allegiance on it.

2. He would position himself by graves, waiting to receive Kashf (Sufi mystical disclosure) and meditative ideas from the deceased inside them.

3. He would perform the Jishtee Muraaqabah (self meditation) at the gravesite of ‘Abdul-Quddoos Al-Kankoohee, who used to believe in wahadat-ul-wujood.

4. The Jishtee Muraaqabah is to sit by a grave for half an hour of every week, covering the face and reciting this dhikr: “Allaahu Haadiree, Allaahu Naadhiree.” [4] This statement or this action if done sincerely for Allaah is an innovation. And if it is done for the person in the grave then it is committing Shirk with Allaah. And the last of the two is what is most evident.

5. They have four of their graves located in the masjid from where their Da’wah emerged.

6. The founder of this Jamaa’ah believed in Kashf.

7. The founder of this Jamaa’ah was a grave worshipper.

8. The Tablighis perform their worship with an innovated form of dhikr, done in the way of the Sufis. This is by splitting up the statement of Tawhheed (Laa Ilaaha IllaAllaah).

9. Whoever cuts off the negation part of the Statement of Tawheed from its affirmation part intentionally, by saying “Laa Ilaaha” (only), then this necessitates the fact that he has committed disbelief. Shaikh Hamood At-Tuwayjiree stated this, quoting it from the scholars.

10. They make it permissible to wear amulets that have on them mystical writings and names of unknown people, which probably are names of devils! And this is not permissible.


[1] Translator’s Note: This is the category of Tawheed related to the Oneness of Allaah in the worship that is performed to Him, i.e. that we worship only Allaah and no one else.

[2] Translator’s Note: The hadeeth Collections of Al-Bukhaaree, Muslim, Abu Dawood, At-Tirmidhee, Ibn Maajah and Ahmad.

[3] Translator’s Note: Wahdatul-Wujood is the belief that Creator (Allaah) and the Creation is one existence.

[4] Translator’s Note: This has something with the meaning of “Allaah is my ever-Present Accompanier, Allaah is my Watcher”