A request came to the Darul Iftaa for a Fatwā clarifying the motives of the Tablīghī Jamāt in order to present to the Kazakhstani court. According to the letter, the Kazakhstani government banned the movement of the Tablīghī Jamāt. The Tablīghī Jamāt is no longer considered a religious movement in Kazakhstan and is classified as an extremist movement.
The Fatwā was presented to Sheikhul Hadith Hadhrat Moulana Fazlur Rahman Azmi Saheb Damat Barakatuhum. Hadhrat checked the Fatwā and approved it.
The Honourable Judge,
In response to a request seeking clarity on the Tablīgh Jamāt movement, we hereby present the following.
An independent investigation on any issue is the corner stone of justice and fairness as also understood from the following verse of the Holy Quran:
يَا أَيُّهَا الَّذِينَ آمَنُوا إِنْ جَاءَكُمْ فَاسِقٌ بِنَبَإٍ فَتَبَيَّنُوا أَنْ تُصِيبُوا قَوْمًا بِجَهَالَةٍ فَتُصْبِحُوا عَلَى مَا فَعَلْتُمْ نَادِمِينَ (سورة الحجرات، رقم الآية 6)
O’ those who believe, if a sinful person brings you a report, verify its authenticity, lest you harm a people out of ignorance then become remorseful on what you did. (Qurān 49:6)
We understand the importance of political stability and the need for the intelligence of the Government to closely observe and monitor the activities of various organizations. We appreciate that and welcome such scrutiny as that process helps to filter the true and sincere organizations working for the general welfare of mankind from disruptive ones.
We take this privilege to introduce your honourable self to the noble activities of the Tablīgh movement.
At the outset, the Tablīgh movement is apolitical and has no political agenda at all.
The core of the movement is to create Allāh consciousness in people and make them obedient slaves of Allāh. The aim and objective of the Tablīgh movement is to secure eternal success for every human being and to prepare for life after death and accountability to Allāh.
The Tablīgh movement instills this sense of responsibility in every person and creates in him the desire to sacrifice his time and resources to come out in the path of Allāh for self-reformation and to inspire others.
This self-sacrifice approach driven by Allāh consciousness and concern for eternal success has been proven to be exceptionally successful throughout the world. Millions of people have reformed their lives and started coming to the Masjids to perform Salāh. They have changed their lives from immorality and shamelessness to being spiritually motivated. They have eradicated the debasing qualities and spiritual illnesses from their hearts and have replaced them with noble characteristics such as sincerity, humility, kindness, and well-wishing for all the creation of Allāh including non-Muslims and animals.
The Tablīgh movement has impacted many nations and communities and inculcated a great sense of responsibility in people. The core message of focusing on Allāh and placing one’s trust in Allāh (Imān and Yaqīn) has made:
While a Government may be searching and contemplating on solutions to its various domestic, social, and economical challenges, the Tablīgh movement positively contributes to the reformation and solutions of the various problems solely for the pleasure of Allāh and well-being of mankind. They do not seek any political position or any reward. Their reward is by Allāh:
إِنْ أَجْرِيَ إِلا عَلَى اللَّهِ (سورة يونس، رقم الآية 72)
My reward is only with Allāh. (Surah Yūnus, Verse 72)
The Tablīgh movement focuses only on the following six points to achieve self-reformation:
These six points can be condensed in two points-
If anyone attributes anything else to the Tablīgh movement other than what we have stated he is misinformed.
Honourable Judge, we are sure you will be guided by your training and skill of justice and fairness in independency, examining the Tablīgh movement. We are sure you will conclude that the Tablīgh movement is an asset for mankind and contributes to establishing and promoting a wholesome way of life for one and all.
(Mufti) Ebrahim Desai
Checked and Approved by,
Sheikhul Hadīth Hadhrat Moulana Fazlur Rahman Azmi Saheb Damat Barakatuhum
By: Al Maqdisi
Admin Darul Iftaa
13 January 2013
The pages of history are replete with accounts of unbelievable hardships faced by righteous men and their piety. Not only men but women too have endured untold hardships and shown extraordinary patience.
The wife of Firoun was among these strong willed women. In today’s terminology we would call her a first lady, the consort of the king, your royal highness. She was a woman who enjoyed every privilege and comfort. Rivers flowed beneath her palace and she had a view of the river Nile. She was intelligent and well-admired by all the women of Egypt, who all wished to be in her position.
After picking up Moosa (alayhis salam) from the river Nile she took care of him and paid attention to his upbringing. For this she appointed 400 slaves and when he went out, he rode with such grandeur that people thought him to be the son of Firoun.
Moosa (alayhis salaam) later left Egypt and returned to challenge the magicians of Firoun. This was not only between Moosa (alayhis salaam) and Firoun but it was between truth and falsehood for the people of Egypt. Aasiya who watched the victory of Moosa (alayhis salaam) over the magicians was left impressed. She and her slave girl Maashita went to Moosa (alayhis salaam) to express their desire to accept Islam. They then kept their imaan hidden from Firoun.
One day while combing the princess’s hair, Maashita the slave girl dropped the comb. She uttered “Bismillah” as she bent down to pick it up. The princess was astonished on hearing this and said, “Do you mean my father?”Firoun was informed about her iman and here began a difficult trial for her, a trial where even strong men falter. Firoun ordered a large brass vessel to be brought.A fire was kindled in it until it was venomously hot. Her children were then thrown in one by one in front of her eyes until it was the turn of the last child who was still suckling from his mother. This made her sob.The infant suddenly spoke to her saying, “Mother jump! The punishment of this world is light compared to the hereafter.”
Aasiya after witnessing the brutal punishment of her slave girl now revealed her Imaan. Firoun became enraged. She was given a last chance to accept Islam when Firoun threatened to drop a boulder on her. Firoun announced if she left Islam he would take her as his wife and if not, this would be her end. However Aasiya was convinced of her faith and she remained steadfast. As Rasulullah Sallallāhu Alayhi Wasallam mentioned in a hadeeth, “When imaan enters the recess’s of the heart there is nothing to deny it from the sweetness of imaan”. She made Dua and Allah mentions it in the Quraan. “And for the believers Allah has set an example in the wife of Firoun who said: My Rabb build for me a house in paradise, deliver me from Firoun and his misdeeds and save me from the wicked nation.” Her gaze then turned towards the heaven and she recited her Shahadat. In some narrations it is mentioned that Allah showed her palace in Jannah before she passed away, and that Allah took her soul away before the boulder fell on her.
Wealth and position should not make us compromise on Deen. When a person is sincere in faith then its blessing make it easy to tolerate persecution. It was only her sincerity that gave the Royal Queen, Aasiya the strength to bear oppression and cruelty. Those who walk the path of truth are never alone. At every step Allah grants them patience and steadfastness. A woman is naturally weak and a Queen more so by being waited on but when she tasted faith she stood by every kind of injustice.