As long as the situation is like that, it is upon the student of knowledge to
invite these people (those from Jamaaah at-Tableegh) to study the Book of
Allaah and the Sunnah and invite people to it.
And the Jamaaah at-Tableegh, with respect to dawah to the Book and the
Sunnah, do not intend by it a starting point, rather they consider that to be a
divided call (dawah)/approach; And because of this, they most resemble the
Jamaaah of al-Ikhwaan al-Muslimeen.
They say their dawah is based upon the Book of Allaah and the Sunnah,
however this is mere idle talk for certainly they have no aqeedah upon which
they are united (which unites them) so you find some are Maatureedee, others
are Asharee, whilst others are Soofee and even some who have no madhhab
(affiliation to any particular ideology).
This is because their dawah is built upon amassing (the people), then
gathering together and culturising/instructing them, and in reality they do not
really have any culture. More than half a century has passed and there has not
appeared from amongst them a scholar.
As for us, then we say instruct them, then gather together, such that the
gathering together is based upon a foundation in which there is no doubt.
So the dawah of the Jamaaah at-Tableegh is that of the Soofiyyah, they call
to good manners, as for correcting the differing aqeedah of the group, then
they do not exert themselves one iota. This is because they believe this will
cause differences (and splitting apart).
It came to pass that a brother, Sad al-Husayn had much correspondence with
the leader of the Jamaaah at-Tableegh in India or Pakistan and it became clear
from that they acknowledge (belief in) intercession and seeking help (from other
than Allaah) and many other such things. And they require their people (members)
to make bayah (oath of allegiance) based upon four issues: amongst them the
Naqshbandiyyah methodology. So it is upon every tableeghee (one who ascribes to
the Jamaaah at-Tableegh) to make bayah of these fundamentals (issues).
A questioner may ask: Indeed this group has corrected its faults (returned to
Allaah) as a result of the efforts of many individuals and quite possibly many
non-Muslims have accepted Islaam at their hands. Is this not sufficient (proof)
for the permissibilty of going out with them and participating in that which
they call to?
So we say: Indeed we know these words and hear them a lot and know them to
emanate from the Soofiyyah! For example, there is a Shaykh whose aqeedah is
incorrect and does not know anything about the Sunnah. Instead they deceitfully
take from the wealth of the people, so together with this, many open sinners
seek forgiveness from them!
So every group which invites to good, then it is imperative they should be in
adherence (to the Qur.aan and the Sunnah), and (this) our approach is pure, so
what are they (others) calling to?
Are they calling to adherence to the Book of Allaah and the Sunnah of the
Messenger (sal-Allaahu alayhe wa sallam) and the ;aqeedah of the Salaf
as-Saalih, abandoning blind following of the madhhabs to such an extent that
they adhere to the Sunnah over and above their madhhab!? So the Jamaaah
at-Tableegh do not have a knowledge-based (manhaj), rather, their manhaj is
according to the place where they are to be found, so they change their
"colours" to suit themselves.
[al-Fataawa al-Imaaraatiyyah of al-Albaanee].
Fatwa of the noble Shaykh, Abdur-Razzaaq Afeefee regarding the Jamaaah
The Shaykh was asked regarding going out with the Jamaaah at-Tableegh to
remind the people of the Greatness of Allaah.
So the Shaykh said: That which is the case, is that they are innovators and
those who adhere to the manhaj of the Qadariyyah and other than them and their
going out is not (regarded as) in the Path of Allaah, rather it is in the path
of Illiyaas. They do not invite to the Book (of Allaah) and nor the Sunnah,
rather they invite to Illiyaas, their Shaykh in Bangladesh.
As for going out with them with the intention to invite to the path of
Allaah, then that is (regarded as) going out in the path of Allaah but not that
which is going out with the Jamaaah at-Tableegh.
And I know of the Jamaaah at-Tableegh from a long time and they are
innovators wherever they may be; Egypt, Israel, America, Saudi Arabia and all of
them attach themselves to their Shaykh Illiyaas.
[Fataawa wa Rasaa.il Samaahhtu Abdur-Razzaaq Afeefee, Volume 1, Page