Tableegh and Jamaat Ismail
Mu' meneen Brothers and Sisters,
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Dear burhan saheb
Thank you for responding for my previous mail, may Allah gives you reward. Now I`ve another question.
What is your opinion regarding "Tableeghi jama`at and Jama`at e Islami(I know making groups in islam is disallowed). Are they on the right Aqeedah? Please clarify in detail.
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Dear and Beloved Brother, to the best of my knowledge both the above mentioned organizations and likewise many other similar organizations cannot be considered amongst the disallowed sects; simply because these groups do not encourage breaking away and forming a separate sect or creed of their own, but rather these are organizations of believers who are very much inclined to unify the Ummah of Islam, and strive as an organization to enjoin the good and forbid the evil in accordance with the guidance of the Quran and Sunnah.
What is absolutely discouraged and considered a grave sin in Islam is to form a group with the intention to break away from the Ummah, and form a complete separate and distinct identity of their sect and claim and propagate that only the members of their sect are rightly guided and on the true path! These sects strive to do everything to disassociate themselves from the Ummah, forbid their followers from associating with other muslim groups, forbid their followers to pray in mosques other than their own, etc. These are the kinds of sects that Islam has absolutely prohibited.
But if some believers wish to form an organization of like-minded people, and organize themselves to enjoin the good and forbid the evil, and do good righteous deeds according to the Quran and the Sunnah to further the Cause of Islam; there is absolutely no harm in forming such organizations. Whoever works to further the Cause of Allah, and their sole mission is to spread the Truth of Allah to all who care to listen to good caution and they strive to make the Word of Allah Subhanah Supreme in the land, they are all our brothers and sisters in faith and it is our duty to assist and support them in these their noble goals for the Pleasure of our Lord and Creator, Allah Subhanah.
There are literally thousands, if not tens of thousands, of such good organizations in Islam who strive together to further the Cause of Allah Subhanah, enjoining the good and forbidding the evil. Some are organized and focused on humanitarian and charity works, some others in education, some others in health, some others in inviting non-muslims to Islam, some others in teaching the Quran and Sunnah, etc.; but their one and only mission in forming these organization is to earn the Pleasure and Good Will of their Lord Most Merciful. May Allah Subhanah bless all the brothers and sisters who devote their time, their wealth and their lives to such good causes and honor them with the best of this world and the Hereafter. Ameen.
Whatever written of Truth and benefit is only due to Allah’s Assistance and Guidance, and whatever of error is of me. Allah Alone Knows Best and He is the Only Source of Strength.
Your Brother in Islam,