Sunday, December 11, 2011

“Why does the Tabligh Jamaat go mostly to Muslims?”

“Why does the Tabligh Jamaat go mostly to Muslims?”
Why does Tabligh Jamaat preach, teach, talk, and walk amongst mostly Muslims. Firstly, many times the Tabligh Jamaat because of their conspicuous nature have to work and give Da'wah to non- Muslims. This happens at bus stops, railway platforms, airport areas and on the road.

Secondly, when someone is doing well in accordance to the Shari'ah, then allow them to carry on. No one is stopping one from giving Da'wah to non-Muslims provided one knows the Shar'i requirements and perimeters for this important responsibility. Thirdly, in the Shari'ah we have many examples to prove that teaching, learning and advising Muslims was done.

1. Allaah instructs reminding because reminding is beneficial for the Muslims: Allaah says:

"Continue advising because advice is beneficial for the Mu'mineen." {Surah Dhaariyaat, verse 55}

"So advise because advice is beneficial." {Surah A'la, verse 9}
"The Mu'mineen men and the Mu'mineen women are supporters (helpers, protectors) of each other. They command (others and each other to do) good, prevent evil, establish Salaah, pay Zakaah and obey Allaah and His Rasool . These are the ones on whom Allaah shall soon shower mercy. Verily Allaah is Mighty, The Wise." {Surah Taubah, verse 71}

From here it is clear that the reminding, advising, admonishing is done by Muslims for Muslims.

2. The gathering of Muslims at Darul Arqam for learning, teaching, advising and practising was done by Muslims, for Muslims. Here the Ameer was none other than Nabi Sallallahu Alaihi Wa Sallam.

3. The sending of Hadhrat Mus'ab bin Umayr Radiyallahu Anhu to Madinah to teach Muslims.

4. The sending of Hadhrat Mu’aadh bin Jabal Radiyallahu Anhu to Yemen, as a governor, guide and teacher for the Muslims.

5. Hadhrat Abdullaah bin Mas’ood Radiyallahu Anhu narrated Ahadeeth once or twice a week to those gathered in Masjid e Nabawi.

6. Hadhrat Abu Hurayrah Radiyallahu Anhu used to stand near the mimbar (pulpit) of Masjid e Nabawi once a week and narrate Ahadeeth.

7. Hadhrat Tameem Daari Radiyallahu Anhu used to narrate Ahadeeth before the Jumu'ah Khutba every Jumu'ah.6 (From this one we prove also that the lecture is given prior to Jumuah Khutba in many countries).

8. Hadhrat Umar Radiyallahu Anhu sent Hadhrat Abu Dardaa Radiyallahu Anhu to Shaam to teach
the Qur'aan and Sunnah to the people.

9. The Mufassireen, Muhadditheen and the Ustaads in all Darul Ulooms as well as the Mashaa'ikh in Khanqahs teach, study, educate, advise and admonish Muslims.

10. Rasulullaah Sallallahu Alaihi Wa Sallam once dispatched a group of six Sahabah Radiyallahu Anhum to teach the people of a tribe that had accepted Islaam. These Sahabah Radiyallahu Anhum were however waylaid at a place called Raj'ee.

11. There is a Hadith in which states, ”convey, perhaps the listener understands more than the speaker” This also refers to Muslims to Muslims. The Muhaaditheen (scholars and compilers of Ahadeeth themselves state that although they are compilers, the ‘fuqahaa’ (jurists) understand the meaning in greater depths.

12. There is an extremely important Hadith which states "convey from me, even if it be an Aayat”
This is so general that Muslim and non-Muslims can be inferred there from.

13. This single Hadith is sufficient to relate most, if not all objections regarding Dawat and Tabligh.

SOURCE: 'Tabligh Made Easy' ~Mufti Afzal Hoosen Elias~


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