abu nusayba wrote:
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Innocence and sincerity doesn’t mean that the criticism is valid and should be perused. My 4 year child is both so should I take her advice on my next car or our next house?
Let’s put the whole situation in perspective.
Tableeghi Jamaat was a small project by Shaykh (Maulana) Ilyas Kandhalwi (RA) to reform the people of Mewat. He encouraged them to come closer to Islam. He went through several iterations of programs before settling to the procedure of going in Jamaat.
How or why he arrived at this procedure is irrelevant to my point.
Like any other small project (of any kind in the world) he turned to his family for support. He was never a good orator or writer so he turned to his Nephew to write small booklets to encourage people.
These series of booklets were found to be beneficial to the masses of Mewat.
When the work expanded and extended, the same booklets were found to be beneficial to India.
Like expansion of any other business (he continued to rely) upon family, friends and close connections. It is clear from his biographies.
Arabs were always encouraged to study Riyadus-Saliheen from day one.
As early as 1960s when (Maulana) Yusuf Kandhalwi (RA) became Ameer he realised that the work was expanding and authored Hayatus-Sahaba (RA). So you can see Shura adapting to change.
This was the time when 4 Months officially came into the Picture.
In 1965 came the first official split since (Maulana) Inaamul Hasan Kandhalwi (RA) was considered a lightweight in terms of Academia to be following in the footsteps of a Giant like (Maulana) Yusuf Kandhalwi (RA).
The 1970s saw great turmoil in the shape of splitting of Pakistan, crack down on Jamaat-e-Islami and the rise of Salafiyyah.
Tableeghi Jamaat had to deal with global challenges on multiple fronts culminating with Afghan Jihad.
In the 1970s is when Shaykhul-Hadeeth (Maulana) Zakairiyya (RA) and his works were targeted. He looked at all of the objections, classified them and responded to them in detail. He didn’t comment on Fabrications because he never included any fabrications deliberately.
I have read his Lessons on Saheeh Bukhari and his opinion on Fabrication is in line with Scholars of Hadeeth so he made mistakes (who hasn’t).
His opinion on Taqleed is divergent with Deobandi opinion on Taqleed (Shaksi).
His opinion on differences is very relaxed as evident in his book on the topic.
In the 1980s when the work can truly be said to be becoming Global. Here we now see (Maulana) Ihsan and the likes (of him) revisiting the Fazail-e-Amaal topic again until Muntakhab-Hadeeth is published in 1990s. He wrote the book throughout this decade.
In the 1986 America Mushwara, America was granted provision to read Riyadus-Saleheen and it is on record. The zealot Tableeghees continued to inflict Fazail-e-Amaal upon America. Due to divergence from Mushwara Maryland, Florida and other Markaz split into groups and turmoil resulted.
England was approved for American Muslims to spend 4 months in Jamaat (disastrous decision in my opinion). My personal reasons are that due to this reason the multicultural work in America became PAKI-fied!
On a global scale, we see the beginning of “Masjid-Wali Jamaat” but 2 ½ Hours was recommended. By 1998 this became the official line. In 2003/2004 it was conveyed that this is too much for many people in the West so 2 ½ Hours was slightly diluted (for Western Muslims) but remained in force for Pakistan (and it still does).
In between (Maulana) Inaamul Hasan Kandhalwi (RA) passed away.
Second battle for succession follows.
(Maulana) Inaamul Hasan Kandhalwi (RA) might have been a lightweight but he provided stability at the Helm. The absence of Ameer for the past 2 decades has resulted in a rudderless ship!
This has resulted in various factions jockeying for power.
I suspect that Indian Intelligence is involved. Common Knowledge that ISI is involved in Raiwind Markaz.
In summary, How in the world can anyone say that they DON’T RESPOND or CHANGE? They do, but it is a global organisation and we only see it in the context of our country or our Mosque or city.
Please understand that I am not JUSTIFYING THE ERRORS OF TABLEEGHI JAMAAT. But Saudi Scholars of 1970s wrote, “Tell me which group doesn’t make mistakes?”
My dear Shaykh (Maulana) Inaamul Hasan Kandhalwi (RA) used to say to us, Tableegh teaches you 3 things:
- Mauqa Shanasi: Judge the Occasion
- Mardam Shanasi: Judge the Man
- Mizaj Shanasi: Judge the Mood
They have been running THE ONLY GLOBAL ISLAMIC organisation for close to 100 years and despite all the opposition and hatred it has not retreated but expanded. They MUST BE doing something right!
I have to be pragmatic and judge the work on the results. It needs improvements, it needs tinkering and it needs evaluation. I agree with all of those but in my humble opinion IT NEEDS AN AMEER!
Tableeghi Jamaat is showing signs of lack of leadership; and it needs to be fixed ASAP.
In a similar time period since Tableeghi Jamaat:
- Deobandees have come and gone, well they came before but you know what I am saying here...
- Jamaat-e-Islami have come and gone
- Ikhwanul-Muslimees have come and gone
- Ahrar have come and gone
- HT have come and gone
- Salafees have come and gone
- Sufees have come and gone
Only someone with blind hatred towards Tableeghi Jamaat cannot see that despite having problems they are still GLOBAL and still MASSIVE.