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 (RA) 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 (RA) 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 (RA) 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. The opinion of Shaykh (Mulla) Ali Qari (RA) that the Rafidhah of our times are exempt from the (earlier) Fatwaas of mere heresy was pointed out in مرقاة المفاتيح شرح مشكاة المصابيح
قلت : وهذا في غير حق الرافضة الخارجة في زماننا ، فإنهم يعتقدون كفر أكثر الصحابة ، فضلا عن سائر أهل السنة والجماعة ، فهم كفرة بالإجماع بلا نزاع .
Categorical statements of Shaykh (Maulana) Tariq Jameel (HA) in this Bayan:
- If someone calls Sayyidina Abu-Bakr (RA) Kaafir how can this wretched (despicable) individual be Muslim?
- If someone calls Sayyidina Umar (RA) Kaafir how can this wretched (despicable) individual be Muslim?
- And two Kaafirs are sleeping next to the Nabi (Sallallaho Alaihe Wassallam)? What a strange concept!
- So Takfeer of Sahaba (RA) is DESTRUCTION of Islamic Shariat
- So like these people consider majority of Sahaba (RA) Kaafir (except a few ) then this matter isالكفر البواح meaning OPEN KUF'R this is NOT الكفر مستور meaning hidden Kuf'r but it is isالكفر البواح meaning OPEN KUF'R
- I had not come across this statement and this was shown to me by Shaykh (Maulana) Ali Sher Haideri (RA) so I am admitting in front of you that when you benefit from someone then acknowledge the (error)
- Even highlighting errors of the Sahaba my Nabi (Sallallaho Alaihe Wassallam) is saying اللَّهَ اللَّهَ فِي أَصْحَابِي ، لَا تَتَّخِذُوهُمْ غَرَضًا بَعْدِي so this is highlighting errors so where is Takfeer of Sahaba (RA)...ALLAHU AKBAR just pointing out their error has a warning! Shaykh (Maulana) Ali Sher Haideri (RA) is wiping his tears at this point!
- So purpose of Tableegh is to bring a person closer to you with soft words to bring them into the environment and to rectify. Ofcourse the responsibility of Ulama is to ensure that Haqq stands manifest from error. Ulama's responsibility is to ensure that the line between Haqq and Baatil is clear
- Some cuttings of my talks have been spread and I wasn't aware of the errors as I thought that these were correct but then it was pointed out to me that I was wrong so I am wrong! The position of Sahabah (RA) has been established by my Allah (SWT). Their errors have been forgiven by by my Allah (SWT). Ja'rh on them is Haram. Criticism on them is Haram and the one does their Takfeer is KAAFIR!
- Our mother (Aisha RA) she is our mother whom Nabi (Sallallaho Alaihe Wassallam) had his noble head in her lap and Qur’aan used to be revealed so if someone calls her a Kaafir then this wretched (despicable) person! If there was something beyond Kuf’r then he has gone there. Even slander on her is dispicable!
- I loved history ever since college and I read history in Islam too and the best is Imam Ibn Katheer (RA)'s البداية والنهاية but even it has some objectionable matters and I discussed with my teacher Shaykh (Maulana) Jamshaid (HA) for one week but he made one statement and the dirt (in my heart) was washed off and he said, "The criteria for judging the Sahabah (RA) is not البداية والنهاية because their life is Deen and to the criteria to judge their lives is Qur'aan and Hadeeth"
Action of Ulama (Second):
The second group of Ulama which were vocal about Shaykh (Maulana) Tariq Jameel (HA) was Shaykh (Mufti) Zarwali Khan (HA) 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 (HA) to speak to him and all the matters were clarified. After the bayan Shaykh (Mufti) Zarwali Khan (HA) 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!