Asslamo Allaikum Wa Rahmatullah Wa Barakatuh,
Shaykh (Maulana) Tariq Jameel (HA) came to our Masjid in America almost 20 years ago and due to severe headache and vomiting couldn’t give a Bayan so I was unable to listen to any of the talks of an up and coming young Tableeghi Maulana.
A few months later I was Taskhleed to go 40 days but the Jamaat had no car. A Dr friend of Shaykh (Maulana) Tariq Jameel (HA) gave me the keys of his car at his request and I was the driver of the Jamaat during my entire 40 days. Again, I kept missing Shaykh (Maulana) Tariq Jameel (HA) but he kept a special eye on our Jamaat and me (for some reason) as I kept getting special instructions passed along my 40 days. Over the next few years I kept missing him in USA and only met him in the Masjid of Nabi Sallallaho Alaihe Wassallam where he did recognise me but couldn’t place me as to where he had met me.
So my encounters with Shaykh (Maulana) Tariq Jameel (HA) go way back before most people had even known him and from close encounters I always felt uncomfortable with some of his opinions from day one but I am a nobody so for close to 20 years I haven’t listened to many of his Bayans simply because it’s not my cup of tea, to be honest but no technical reasons just personal taste. I am aware of many of the narrations and quotations which we produce in his Bayans which may be on the weaker side but as per the opinion of the Ulamah that is permissible in issues of Fadhail.
For the first time day, I have come across this detailed analysis of Maulana (HA)’s position which was presented to no less of a Giant of Deobandees Shaykh (Maulana) Sarfarz Khan Safdar (RA) during his last days. Hazrat was too ill to read it himself so he ordered the manuscript to be sent to Shaykh (Maulana) Abdul Haq Khan Basheer (HA) for thorough analysis and subsequently to forward it to Shaykh (Maulana) Tariq Jameel (HA). The review was completed by Shaykh (Maulana) Abdul Haq Khan Basheer (HA) and read it in its entirety to Shaykh (Maulana) Sarfarz Khan Safdar (RA) before his passing away and then sent to (Maulana) Tariq Jameel (HA) with his permission.
The booklet also contains acknowledgements and endorsements from many Ulamah and darul-ulooms around the country.
I know that this will go down like a lead balloon and taken as yet another attack on Tableeghi Jamaat so I won’t bother translating or summarising the booklet as people should read it themselves and consult their own Ulamah.
The pedigree, status and proficiency of Ulamah who have written it is beyond doubt.
Resolution 08 of June 2014:
Asslamo Allaikum Wa Rahmatullahi Wa Barakatuh,
Part 1 about Shias NOT being Kaafir:
This is a detailed thread with analysis and factual data regarding the controversy surrounding Shaykh (Maulana) Tariq Jameel (HA) of Tableeghi Jamaat.
We neither say that any human (including us) is perfect nor do we claim that this analysis is perfect and people have the right to disagree. However we do request that people disagree with respect, dignity and above all fairness and justice and in the light of evidence.
Years ago (around 2008/2009) Shaykh (Maulana) Tariq Jameel (HA) gave a Bayan in which he claimed a number of things which he claimed to have read from the Fatwaas of our Akabir:
- If someone calls our (Deobandi) Akabir Kaafir then this person doesn't automatically become a Kaafir
- If someone calls a Sahabi a Kaafir then this person doesn't automatically become a Kaafir
- If someone calls all the Sahaba Kaafir then this person doesn't automatically become a Kaafir
This speech is available far and wide and here is the exact exercpt for you to listen to:
This speech was circulated far and wide in Pakistan and some of the Ulama became irate on this issue. The Ulama took action.
There is little doubt that in the enthusiasm of delivering a speech Shaykh (Maulana) Tariq Jameel (HA) made a mistake!
Shaykh (Maulana) Tariq Jameel (HA) made this mistake because he relied on earlier scholars of Ahlus-Sunnah who DID NOT entirely considered all of Shia Kaafirs.
Action of Ulama (First): Who Initiated the correction and retraction?
The most stringent group of Deobandees is Sipah-e-Sahaba Pakistan which is vehemently Anti-Shia and considers all Shias as Kaafir. Shaykh (Maulana) Ali Sher Haideri (HA) called Shaykh (Maulana) Tariq Jameel (HA) into his Madrasah and after deliberation between the two Ulama Shaykh (Maulana) Tariq Jameel (HA) admitted his error and retracted his mistake.
Shaykh (Maulana) Ali Sher Haideri (HA) showed (Maulana) Tariq Jameel (HA) the commentary of Mishkaat by Mullah Ali Qari (RA) himself of Persian/Afghan descent who states that today’s (i.e. of his time) Shias are not the same of the earlier times.
(Maulana) Tariq Jameel (HA) accpted this error in the Darul-uloom, retracted and issued a correct statement which was endorsed by Shaykh (Maulana) Ali Sher Haideri (HA) and the issue was closed.
The exact excerpt of his retraction can be heard here where Shaykh (Maulana) Tariq Jameel (HA) talks about the error, reason and the correction.
Action of Ulama (Second):
The second group of Ulama which were vocal about Shaykh (Maulana) Tariq Jameel (HA) was Shaykh (Mufti) Zarwali Khan (RA) who is one of the Senior Deobandi Mashaykh of Pakistan.
Shaykh (Maulana) Tariq Jameel (HA) visited Darul-uloom Ahsanul-uloom (Karachi) around July 2012 and requested Shaykh (Mufti) Zarwali Khan (RA) to speak to him and all the matters were clarified. After the bayan Shaykh (Mufti) Zarwali Khan (RA) states that he hasn't been affected by a Bayan in such way for 40 years! He also clarifies (and laughs) that the Shia controversy was communicated to him by Tableeghees in a way which affected him!
The dragging of Darul-uloom Ahsanul-uloom (Karachi) into this controversy is blatantly false and disingenuous!
Part 2 Visiting Shia place of worship in Gilgit:
Gilgit is a remote mountainous region of Pakistan with roughly 300,000 inhabitants. The Muslims of this area roughly 50% Shia.
Price Kareem Aga Khan (Kaafir) has been pouring money into this disadvantaged and undeveloped area to spread Shia (Ismaili) religion and during the last 10 years this area has been plagued with violence because the Pakistani Government appointees are mostly Shia and turn a blind eye to wanton violence. Newspapers and Islamic publications have raised the point of violence in this (strategic) valley again and again and again.
Nothing has been done.
Visit to the Shia centre and talk:
Shaykh (Maulana) Tariq Jameel (HA) visited this violence hit area and went to Sunni and Shia places of worship and he gave this 8 minute Bayan at the Shia centre:
Please listen to complete 8 minutes and clearly state what he said is wrong and against Shariah?
Did Maulana (HA) pray behind Shias or in a Shia centre?
NOBODY has reported that Shaykh (Maulana) Tariq Jameel (HA) either prayed BEHIND or IN a Shia centre, what has been reported that Shia and Sunnes prayed behind him (i.e. he led the Salah).
Lets take the worst case scenaio and say that he led a Salah in a Shia temple, does that make him a Kaafir or a deviant?
Did Maulana (HA) have pictures taken?
His trip was widely covered by Media and pictures were taken and plastered all over the media as a trip of solidarity to mend Shia/Sunni relations and to arrest the violence.
Shaykh (Mufti) Taqi Usmani (HA) goes around the world and his pictures are taken. He doesn't have a personal photographer but because of him being who he is pictures are taken!
A large number of Ulama are of the opinion that pictures are permissable but in this case Shaykh (Maulana) Tariq Jameel (HA) didn't pose specifically with Shias his pictures are all over the media anyways! There is a video of him AT A DARUL-ULOOM where he retracted his opinion!
Did Maulana (HA) eat with the Shias?
But what did he eat? Did he have tea and Biscuits or did he enjoy Kebabs made from Shia slaughtered Sheep?
Give it a rest, people...
Part 3 Maulana Tariq Jameel (HA) describing his mistake in his own words:
The unfortunate mistake (part 1) occurred near Peshawar so Maulana (HA) said that first of all the people of Peshawar didn’t leave him (smiling) until he got the idea that he had made the mistake.
He recalls the whole incident all over again in this Bayan and this is again on an Anti-Shia Deobandi site for anyone to listen to. The last 3 minutes of the Bayan are particularly heart wrenching!
Maulana (HA) says that dishonesty is of two kinds
- Dishonesty with Allah (SWT)
- Dishonesty with people
Maulana (HA) says that I am a weak human and I have committed many dishonesties of Allah (SWT) and until I die I cannot fulfil His (SWT) rights and I continue to make Istighfaar and I still far short.
But I have never committed dishonesty of people, used Deen for personal gains or sold the Deen. Allah (SWT) had always blessed me (from Dunya perspective) and I have always had beyond my means so perhaps this is why I was spared for using Deen for personal gains.
I have 3 Khilafahs from my Akabir, No! Let me say that I have 3 Khilafahs from the TOP AKABIR in the TOP Silsilas as follows:
- Hazrat Raipuri (RA) was an Imam of Tassawuff and one of the last signs of that Khanqah we had Syed Nafeesul-Hussaini (RA) and I have Khilafah from him
From Shaykh (Mufti) Yusuf Ludhyanwi (RA)
- He had Khilafah from the Silsila of Shaykh (Hazrat) Maulana Ashraf Ali Thanwi (RA)
- He had Khilafah from the Silsila of Shaykhul-Hadeeth (Hazrat) Maulana Zakariyya Khandalwi (RA)
- Shaykh (Ghulam) Mohammad Saheb (RA) who had Khilafah from Hazrat Lahori (RA)
So if I wanted to connect myself to myself, I could have and I have legal/legitimate reasons (Khilafahs) from top Akabir...I SWEAR BY ALLAH I DON'T WANT TO CONNECT PEOPLE TO ME!
Whoever gets affects by me I only connect people to the work of Tableegh not to myself (personally).
O Yes! I have done dishonesty with Allah (SWT), I have deficiencies and I don't think that I will (overcome these shortcomings) until death but I have NO dishonesty with people (no dodgy dealings, no financial gains NOTHING!)
This is the Karam of my Allah (SWT) upon me.
Yusuf ibn Hussain (RA) was a well known Scholar of Hadeeth and a well known Khateeb and a Wa'iz and on his death bed he said:
O Allah! One was my relationship with you and one was my relationship with your creation (i.e. people). In our relationship I committed dishonesty and I fell short but in the relationship with your creation I was always honest and I conveyed your commandments to them (fully) and I neither asked for recompense nor reward (from them). O my Rabb! I have one dishonesty and one honesty to bring to you. I beg of you to forgive my dishonesty (towards you) at the cost of my honesty with creation.