The final fatwa of Shaykh Abdul-Azeez bin Baaz in warning against the
In the Name of Allaah, All Compassionate, All Merciful
His excellency, Shaykh Abdul-Azeez bin Baaz (rahima-hullaah) was asked
about the Jamaaah at-Tableegh, so the questioner asked:
Your excellency, we hear about the Jamaaah at-Tableegh and that which their
dawah entails. So would you advise me to join this Jamaaah (group). I
anticipate your guidance and advice, and may Allaah reward you immensely.
So the Shaykh responded by saying:
Whoever invites to (the path of) Allaah, then he is a muballigh (one who
conveys the message (of Islaam)), (as the hadeeth mentions): ((Convey from me,
even if it be a (single) Aayah)); However, the Jamaaah at-Tableegh (originally)
from India have many deviations. They have some aspects of bidah and shirk, so
it is not permissible to go (out) with them, except for a person who has
knowledge and goes (out) with them to disapprove of what they are upon and to
teach them (the truth). If, however, he goes (out) to follow and adhere to them,
That is because they have deviations, mistakes and lack of knowledge.
However, if there was a Jamaaah doing tableegh other than them, from the people
of knowledge, then (it is permissible to) go out with them for dawah
If there was a person of knowledge who goes out with them to enlighten and
guide them, along with teaching them such that they leave their falsehood and
embrace the way of Ahlus-Sunnah wal-Jamaaah, (then that is good).
[So, the Jamaaah at-Tableegh and those who sympathise with them, will
benefit from this fatwa, illustrating the reality of their aqeedah and Manhaj
and the writings of their scholars whom they blindly follow]
[This was extracted from the tape: Fatwa Samaahatush-Shaykh Abdul Azeez
Ibn Baaz concerning the Jamaaah at-Tableegh which was published in Taif about
two years before the Sahykhs death. The tape refutes the cover-up of the
Jamaaah at-Tableegh and the old statement of the Shaykh which was published
before their reality and manhaj was made clear to him.
The Jamaaah at-Tableegh and the Ikhwaan are amongst the 72 sects
His Excellency, Shaykh Abdul Azeez Ibn Baaz (Rahima-ullaah) was
Question: May Allaah grant you the best (of His favours).
In the hadeeth of the Prophet (sal-Allaahu alayhe wa Sallam), relating to
the splitting of the Ummah, he says: ((
and my Ummah shall split into 72
So, is the Jamaaah at-Tableegh, with what they have in terms of shirk and
innovations; and also the Jamaaah al-Ikhwaan al-Muslimeen, with what they have
in terms of partisanship and revolting/rebelling against the leaders and lack of
obedience; from the 72 sects?
So, he (the Shaykh) responded, may Allaah forgive him and bestow upon him His
They are from the 72 (sects). Whoever opposes the aqeedah of Ahlus-Sunnah
enters the fold of the 72 (sects). The meaning of the Prophets (sal-Allaahu
alayhe wa Sallam) statement ((My Ummah)) is: the Ummah of Ijaabah, i.e. the
Ummah of response; those who responded to the Prophets call and revealed their
allegiance to him. And the meaning of 73 sects: the victorious sect which
adhered to him and was upright in their religion and 72 of those sects amongst
them the kuffaar, the sinners and various innovators.
So, the questioners asked: Are these two groups (Jamaaah at-Tableegh and
Jamaaah al-Ikhwaan al-Muslimeen) from amongst the 72 sects?
He responded: Yes, they are from the amongst the 72 sects, along with the
Murjiah and other than them; the Murjiah and the Khawaarij some of the
people of knowledge regard the Khawaarij from amongst the kuffaar, out of the
fold of Islaam although amongst the 72 sects.
[Taken from the recording of the Shaykhs lessons in Sharh al-Muntaqaa in
Taif approximately 2 years or less before his death].
The ruling regarding going out with the Jaamah at-Tableegh
His excellency, Shaykh Abdul Azeez Ibn Baaz (rahima-hullaah) was
Question: "I went out with the Jamaaah at-Tableegh to India and
Pakistan. We used to congregate and pray in masaajid within which there were
graves and I heard that the salaah in a masjid within which there is a grave is
invalid. What is your opinion of my salaah and should I repeat them? What is the
ruling about going out with them to these places?"
Response: "Indeed, the Jamaaah at-Tableegh do not have real knowledge
pertaining to issues of aqeedah so it is not permissible to go out with them
except for the one who has real knowledge of the correct aqeedah of
Ahlus-Sunnah wal-Jamaaah. In this, he can enlighten them, advise them and
co-operate with them in good because they are active in their affairs. However,
they are in need of more knowledge from those who can enlighten them amongst the
scholars of Tawheed and Sunnah. May Allaah grant everyone understanding of the
religion and firmness upon it.