As for the salaah in the masaajid within which are graves, then it is
incorrect and it is obligatory upon you to repeat all that you did (in those
masaajid) due to that which the Prophet (sal-Allaahu alayhe wa Sallam) said:
((Allaah has cursed the Jews and the Christians who have taken the graves of
their Prophets as places of worship)) its authenticity is agreed upon.
Also, his (sal-Allaahu alayhe wa Sallam) statement: ((Indeed those before
you used to take the graves of their Prophets and pious people as places of
worship, so do not take the graves as places of worship, for certainly I
prohibit you from that)), transmitted by Muslim in his Saheeh.
And the ahaadeeth on this subject are numerous - and with Allaah lies all
success and may Allaah send prayers upon our Prophet Muhammed, his family and
[Fatwa dated 2/11/1414 A.H]
Regarding Shaykh Abdul Azeez Ibn Baaz (rahima-hullaah) statement:
"Therefore, it is not permissible to go out with them except for the one who has
knowledge and understanding of the correct aqeedah upon which the Ahlus-Sunnah
wal-Jamaaah are upon, such that he can enlighten them, advise them and
co-operate with them in good."
I say: May Allaah bestow mercy upon the Shaykh for if they had accepted the
advice and guidance from the people of knowledge, then there would not be any
harm in going out with them. However, the actual reality is that they do not
accept advice, nor do they leave their falsehood for the severity of their
allegiance and adhering to their desires.
If they accepted the advice of the scholars, then they would have left their
false manhaj and trodden the path of the Ahlut-Tawheed and Sunnah.
If the matter is like that, then likewise it is not permissible to go out
with them as the manhaj of the Salaf as-Saalih is built upon the Book and the
Sunnah, warning against the people of bidah and against mixing and sitting with
them. This is because in this (i.e. going out with them) is adding to their
numbers and assisting and granting them strength in propogating their falsehood,
and that is misleading (in the name of) Islaam and also misleading the Muslims
and (ultimately) deceiving them (the Jamaaah at-Tableegh) and assisting them in
sin and wrongdoing.
Fatwa of the Noble Shaykh, Muhammed Ibn Ibraaheem Aal-ash-Shaykh
in warning against the Jamaaah at-Tableegh
From Muhammed Ibn Ibraaheem to his excellency Prince Khaalid Ibn Saood,
leader of the Royal Court, as-Salaam Alaykum wa-Rahmatullaahe wa-Barakaatuhu,
I received the noble correspondence of your excellency (No.36/4/5-D on
21/1/1382 A.H) and that which it contains of the request directed to his
excellency, the king, from Muhammed Ibn Abdul-Haamid al-Qaadiree, Shaah Ahmad
Nooraanee, Abdus-Salaam al-Qaadiree and Saood Ahmad Dahlawee regarding their
request for assistance in the project of their organisation which they have
named (Kulliyyatud-Dawah wat-Tableegh al-Islaamiyyah) - and also the pamphlets
that have been enclosed with their request.
I inform your excellency that there is no good in this organisation for
certainly it is an organisation of innovation and falsehood which I have
discovered by reading their pamphlets which were attached to their requests. We
found it to comprise of falsehood, innovation and the inviting to the
worshipping of graves and shirk. Quite simply, something which (we) cannot
remain quiet about.
Therefore, we shall (inshaa-Allaah) put forward a refutation revealing their
misguidance and falsehood.
We ask Allaah to assist his religion and make high His Word, was-Salaam
Alaykum wa-Rahmatullaahe wa-Barakaatuhu [S-M-405 on 29/1/1382 A.H].
Fatwa of the Noble Shaykh Muhammed Naasiruddeen al-Albaanee
regarding the Jamaaah at-Tableegh
He (rahima-hullaah) was asked:
"What is your opinion concerning the Jamaaah at-Tableegh? Is it permissible
for a student of knowledge or other than him to go out with them under the guise
of inviting to (the path of) Allaah?"
So he responded: The Jamaaah at-Tableegh does not uphold the manhaj of the
Book of Allaah and the Sunnah of His Messenger (sal-Allaahu alayhe wa sallam)
and that which our Salaf as-Saalih were upon.
And if the situation was such, then it is not permissible to go out with them
because it defies our manhaj in calling to the manhaj of the Salaf as-Saalih. So
in the path of inviting to Allaah, then an aalim (one who is knowledgeable) can
go out with them but as for those (ignorant without knowledge) who go out with
them, then it is obligatory upon them to remain in their countries and (study
Islaam) seek knowledge in their masaajid until there graduates from amongst them
people of knowledge who hold study circles inviting to the path of Allaah.