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CHAPTER 5: TABLEEGHI JAMAAT - AN ESTIMATE OF ITS OUTWARDLY GOOD QUALITIES by Maulana Arshadul Qadri

 

By Maulana Arshadul Qadri

 

Up to now I have discussed their beliefs, thoughts, finances, aims and objects, expected results of its activities. Now I wish to investigate and analyse those outwardly good qualities of the Tableeghi Jamaat through which they create a false impression among Muslims.

I hope that the information given below will be beneficial to people who are very fond of the Tableeghi Jamaat because of its exterior 'good qualities’. As far as I have estimated the evident good qualities of the Tableeghi Jamaat may be brought under two headings:

1. The struggle to start afresh the religious life among the Muslims.

2. The preaching of Islam in foreign countries (among Muslims only).

THE STRUGGLE TO INFUSE A FRESH RELIGIOUS LIFE AMONG MUSLIMS

Generally people think the Tableeghi Jamaat in the following perspective, that in spite of a thousand defects in the Tableeghi Jamaat related to faith and thought, nobody can deny that through its devotional spirit it is ‘creating among Muslims a spirit of attachment with religion’, apart from its Missionary activities. Therefore, it’s not harmful if we accept its good qualities and neglecting its defect and drawbacks. This is the attitude of the gullible public!

I am quoting a writing of a devoted follower of the Tableeghi Jamaat, Maulana Amir Usmani, Editor of ‘Tajalli’ Deoband. I quote him for the benefit of my readers. He writes: "Even a single defect of either faith or thought is often so serious that all the good actions are wasted. For example if any person does not believe that the Holy Prophet (Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam) is the last Messenger of Allah, or he does not possess in his heart respect for his Companions or does not regard the confirmed sayings of the Holy Prophet (Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam) as greater than a piece of history, is so serious that an entire line of good actions may not cancel its evil, and wherever evil is found, even mountains of good actions are useless."(Tajalli, June 1958, pp/18)

Please ponder over his statement. If this is the result when only ONE defective faith and thought occurs how can the exhibition of good action be of any use to the Tableeghi Jamaat who are riddled with corrupt beliefs. The details of false beliefs and thoughts of the Tableeghi Jamaat have been given in previous pages, if you like, go through it once again.

THE FATWA (LEGAL VERDICT) OF INFIDELITY OF THANVI SAHIB ON MAULANA SHIBLI NOMANI AND MAULANA HAMEEDUDDIN FARAHI

Now read a Fatwa (religious verdict) of Maulana Thanvi, the fountainhead of instructions of the Tableeghi Jamaat. Maulana Abdul Maajid Daryabadi has quoted a letter of Maulana Amin Ihsan Islahi, in his book, "Hakimul Ummat". This letter is of that period when Maulana Islahi, was the Manager of Madressatul Islah, Sarai Meer, District Azamgarh. This portion of his letter is relevant: "The Fatwa (legal verdict) of Maulana Thanvi has been published. Maulana Shibli Nomani and Maulana Hameeduddin Farahi are infidels and since this Madressah (religious school) is the mission of these very people, therefore Madressatul Islah is the religious school for Infidels and Unbelievers, and the religious scholars (Ulema) participating in his missionary meetings are also infidels and heretics."(Haakimul Ummat, pp/4 75)

After receiving this letter from Islahi Sahib, Maulana Abdul Maajid Daryabadi wrote a letter to Thanvi Sahib in which he tried to present the defence of Maulana Shibli Nomani and Maulana Hameeduddin Farahi and describing their worship and prayer and Namaaz-e-Tahajjud, etc., expressed their faith and piety.

Thanvi Sahib replied to his letter as follows: "These are actions and conditions only. Beliefs are a separate entity from them. A man with corrupt beliefs is capable of good deeds too, and a man who has correct beliefs can also indulge in corrupt deeds."(Hakimul Ummat, pp/476)

Now read one more statement of Thanvi Sahib, he says: "If a religiously corrupt man talks about religious matters, then too, darkness is inherent in it. In the profile of his writing a complete darkness is wrapped, therefore one must avoid the company of heretics and also one must avoid reading the books written by heretics." (Kamalat-e-Ashrafia, pp/55)

In these sentences, Maulana Thanvi is merely confirming what the Sunni Ulema have been saying from day one. "Do not just look at the good deeds of a man. Judge his beliefs first!" Beliefs form fundamentals while deeds follow.

THE TOUCHSTONE OF DECISION

I do not wish to say anything more than this. The evidence which I have given about the false beliefs of the Tableeghi Jamaat from their own books in the previous pages are binding and irrefutable. They can either deny that the books cited do not belong to them or if I have framed false charges against them it should be proved that my references are incorrect.

If nothing could be done between the two, then it must be remembered that it is not wise to lose the essence of religion in the temptation of prayer and piety. Indeed it is an open revolt against Islam in the name of religious mindedness. It is the destruction of potentialities, wrong consumption of labour and a total wastage of time.

And since according to Thanvi Sahib the Madressah (religious school) established by people holding false beliefs, is a religious school of infidels and unbelievers (Kaafirs), and so much so that people who participate in the Missionary meeting of this school, are non-believers and infidels, then in that case we find the Tableeghi Jamaat which falls within the range of these charges and in the light of previous references, not worthy of any attachment. Joining the Tableeghi Jamaat will have no religious benefit whatsoever. Therefore, it must be understood clearly that before making any decision about the Tableeghi Jamaat in respect of its good or bad, we must observe whether their beliefs are within the boundaries of Islam or not, because according to Thanvi Sahib when a heretic talks about religion, he is bound to mislead and misdirect. So far as the question of the false beliefs of the Tableeghi Jamaat is concerned, it has already been recorded previously. The decision is yours.

THE EXAMPLE OF A CASE

Probably you will be aware that, in the Indo-Pak Sub-Continent there is a Jamaat in addition to Tableeghi Jamaat, which is an organised religious Movement, and is called Jamaaté Islami. This is also a very attractive Jamaat, because of its slogan, its missionary and reformatory steps, its untiring efforts and its apparent stature, as the Central Leaders, of Tableeghi Jamaat have also accepted it. In this regard the rector of Darul Uloom Deoband, Qari Taiyyab Sahib describing his impressions about Jamaatê Islami, says: "I have seen the basic portions of the literature of this movement and as far as their effort to establish a Divine Government is concerned, and also its aims and objects I did not note anything against Divine Laws (Shariat) in them hence it is a beneficial and a good movement in the constructive aspect."(Kalam-e- Tayyiib, pp/ 93, Published at Deoband)

Now read a script of the Crown Prince of Qari Taiyyab, viz., Maulvi Mohammad Salem and imprint it in your mind: "How welcoming is that Mission, which Jamaat lslami has presented and its target, meaning thereby, to invite towards faith in Allah, to purify the life of a believer from hypocricy and contradiction and to hand over the reigns of Government to the believers and pious men snatching it away from the hands of non-believers and hypocrites."(Haqeeqat-e- Meraj, pp/5, Published at Deoband)

At the end observe this Eulogy by a Mudarris (religious teacher) of Darul Uloom Deoband. He writes: "The object of this Jamaat is very noble. It means the establishment of the Government of Allah, and the achievement of the Pleasure of Allah in the hereafter. It is evident that even a Muslim of a humble stature will not differ from this gracious objective. And we pray to Allah the Almighty, that He may reward us with this blessing." (Tambeehat, pp/4)

Consider it carefully. The above-mentioned statements have readily accepted the literature of Jamaat Islami, and its target, and the graces of its objectives, its necessities and benefits etc., it has even surpassed Tableeghi Jamaat. Moreover in this avenue Jamaat Islami has gone so far that it even regards and treats Tableeghi Jamaat as defective and unsatisfactory, as the very religious teacher of Darul Uloom Deoband, writes in his book: "Jamaat-e-Tabling which was founded and established by Hazrat Maulana Ilyas, is not satisfactory in the eyes of Maulana Maudoodi so far as their method of preaching is concerned. Therefore, in the report of the third congregation page 71, in proposal number 17, Allama Maudoodi has been requested in these words: ‘To work among the common people, so the method of the late Maulana Mohammad Ilyas may be adopted.’"

In connection with this proposal, the following words are note-worthy. He replies: "So far as I have been informed, I am not satisfied with their method of Tableeg."(Tambeehat, pp/12, Published at Deoband)

After reading this you will be astonished to learn that even after praising Jamaaté Islami so much, and conceding to the grand qualities and religious benefits possessed by Jamaaté Islami the unanimous judgment of Ulema-e-Deoband, Saharanpur, Jamiatê Ulema and Tableeghi Jamaat, regarding Jamaaté Islami is as follows: "The Maudoodi Movement which is under operation in India and Pakistan in the name of Jamaat-e-Islami, the majority of the aged religious leaders and Muftis of the following places, viz. Deoband, Saharanpur, Delhi, Phulwari Sharif, Khanqah-Rahmania (Munger), Dhabel, Bombay, Kanpur, Varansi, Daira-e-Ajmal Shah Ajmal Allahbad etc. consider this Jamaat harmful to Muslims. And Jamaat-e-Ulema, Tableeghi Jamaat, Ehrar, Muslim League and Ahle-e-Hadith in the capacity of an association, finding religious misleading and deceptions in the movement, advise the Muslims that they should remain aloof from this Jamaat because the safety of religion is only possible by keeping far from them. (Hashia Maktoobat-e-Sheikhul Islam, pp/3O2)

MAKE YOUR OWN DECISION

Now please state with justice that if such types of religious misconceptions exist in "Tableeghi Jamaat" too, then are we not justified in advising Muslims to remain aloof from them for their own safety. So far as the existence of misconception in Tableeghi Jamaat is concerned we have pointed out these things in the previous pages. Anybody who differs from these citations may rightfully challenge me.

And according to the above quoted references, Tableeghi Jamaat itself is a party in declaring Jamaat Islami as a fatal and misleading organization. Surely then the Leaders of Tableeghi Jamaat must at least admit this on the basis of their own decision, that the circumstances under which they gave the above mentioned decision against Jamaat Islami, is likewise and equally applicable against them too!

Since neither of them can claim that any specific Quranic verse has been revealed, outlining the greatness of Jamaaté Islami or Tableeghi Jamaat, we obviously conclude that both of them are criminals of the same degree in the Court of Allah. Justice will not make concessions for anybody.

A true Muslim must remain aloof from a place where he finds misleading and wrong beliefs. There may be some good points in Tableeghi Jamaat just as in Jamaaté Islami, but as it has been advised that Muslims should remain aloof from Jamaat-e-Islami, similarly the advice of remaining away from Tableeghi Jamaat in spite of some qualities is also justified. And this decision will be right according to Divine Law (Shariat) and reason.

THE REMEDY OF ONE MORE MISCONCEPTION

People have good faith about Tableeghi Jamaat which it "exhibits" in the path of religion such as an "unbiased" spirit of "sincerity", its "good" objectives, and the zeal of "welfare" of religion can of course never be doubted in any manner.

I say firstly this is only an ‘exhibition’ which has wrongly been interpreted as reality. Secondly, if this is correct, even then the spirit of sacrifice and sincerity alone is not a commendable sentiment. It only becomes worthy if the cause is worthy. In this connection the things to be seen are the aims and objectives for which all these sacrifices and efforts are being made. If the aims are beneficial, profitable and honest, then there is no doubt about the merit of sentiments, sincerity and sacrifice.

If the pre-condition of examining intention is removed and deeds are only regarded as a criterion then there will certainly emerge many corrupt movements who are also devoted, hard workers and sincere to their despicable aims and objects, and even Tableeghi Jamaat advises Muslims to keep away from them.

For example take the case of movements of Christian Missionaries, Jan Sanghis and Communists, in spite of glaring differences nobody can deny their sentimental struggle and the spirit of unimaginable labour and love of sacrifice, but in this connection we ourselves feel that all these qualities are tempting us towards their aims which may be valuable for them but for us they are the root causes of annihilation and destruction.

And why go far, the people of Jamaaté Islami from whom the people of Tableeghi Jamaat advise Muslims to disassociate, the spirit of sacrifice and sincerity with which its members work for spreading their movement is unique and in this age you will hardly find a better example to quote, but in spite of it the decision to remain aloof from it remains intact, and because as far as its real objectives and the results of their activities are concerned this Jamaat is very harmful, almost fatal and misleading.

I say that this test should not only be restricted to Jamaat-e-Islami if Tableeghi Jamaat is also examined on this test stone, then accordingly its actual objectives and according to the result of its activities, it too, is not worthy of joining, because by having an attachment with this Jamaat it is not possible for anyone to save himself from its religious harm.

As I have clarified earlier in the previous pages of the book that Tableeghi Jamaat has emerged to change our religion under cover of Kalima and Namaaz. Apart from this aim it has no other religious objective. They merely want to establish the Wahabi Sect, which is devoid of love, and respect for the Prophet (Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam), Sahaba and Aulia-Allah. They want to demolish every Mazaar (Tomb), uproot Meelad, Urs, and Eesaalé Sawaab, etc. In short they wish to create a useless, docile and lifeless Ummah who can be a football at the feet of the Kuffaar!

Therefore, for achieving this objective, its sentiments, sincerity and sacrifice maybe commendable in the eyes of others, but so far as we are concerned, we regard the movement as an agent of religious assassination, with the personality of the Prophet (Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam) being the prime target. Quranic verses are quoted out of context to belittle Prophets and Saints. Those verses depicting the uselessness of idols and the folly of idol worshippers are deliberately being attached to the graves of Aulia-Allah and Muslims are being labeled as Qabar Pujaris (grave worshippers). If there ever existed in history a man who was grateful to his own murderers then and then only we accord you the option of being grateful to the ‘sincere destructive activities’ of Tableeghi Jamaat, because today it is impossible to find a movement full from top to bottom with murderers, as ruthless as those existing in Tableeghi Jamaat. Recently they have embarked on a campaign to murder Muslims because they regard the Sunnis as Kaafirs and Mushriks. They believe that to kill the Sunnis is Sawaab. Their belongings are worthy of being impounded. This is what the Wahabis did in Mecca and Medina etc.

THE PREACHING OF RELIGION IN FOREIGN COUNTRIES

This magic of Tableeghi Jamaat has also hoodwinked certain people when the Missionary activities of the Jamaat spread over Europe, Asia, and Africa and to the far distant places of the world. I say that this is such a charming propaganda of Tableeghi Jamaat, that when deeply examined, brings nothing but great astonishment.

If you want to know the secret of this propaganda, then carefully examine those businessmen participating in Tableeghi Jamaat. You will find among them such people who are doing import and export trade with foreign countries. Traveling in the name of ‘preaching’, and searching new fields for their business resources is such a trade secret, which these people have carefully camouflaged as religion!

And supposing we do admit that these people are going overseas for Islam only and because they leave their home countries and go to foreign countries, they deserve to be joined, then we want to say to the followers of Tabling this much, that if preaching in foreign countries is enough reason for which any Jamaat may be joined then the Qadiani Jamaat is worthy of this honour, whose preaching Centers have been established long before in those countries, where now-a-days the preachers of Tableeghi Jamaat are making endeavours to enter. As Maulana Abdul Maajid Daryabadi, the writer of the Deobandi group, editor of ‘Sidq-e-Jadeed’ Lucknow, writes his comments on a booklet published by Qadiani Jamaat: "This magazine is a complete pictorial exhibit of the services which Ahmedia Jamaat of Qadian, is rendering for preaching Islam in its own colours. The missions of the Jamaat are fully established in Europe, America, West Africa, Mauritius, Indonesia, Nigeria, India and Pakistan, and many different places. The list of all these missions, their activities, and through them the publicity of Missionary Literature in different languages e.g. English, French, German, Dutch, Spanish, Persian, Burmese, Malayan, Tamil, Malyalam, Marhatti, Gujrati, Hindu and Urdu etc. There is also another list of their Mosques, magazines and newspapers, and the description of other missionary activities that appear before you in these pages. (Sidq-e-Jadeed, 7th June 1957, with reference to Tableeghi-e-Islam, Qadian)

Now in this connection read these paragraphs of a book published by the Idara-e-Dawaw-o-Tableegh of the Qadiani Jamaat. Through this you can correctly assess the Missionary activities of the Qadiani Jamaat: "An English Lieutenant is working as a Missionary in England, devoting his life to this work. He offers prayers regularly. He does not consume alcohol. He publishes articles with his hard earned money and organises Qadiani Ijtimas also! Similarly a German has also devoted his life for this Missionary work. He is also a Missionary Officer, after a great struggle he managed to get out of Germany. We have just now received the information that he has reached Switzerland and is waiting for a visa there. This young man has a great zeal to serve Islam.

"Another young author of Germany and his educated wife are intending to devote their entire lives, and perhaps after making this decision they will come to Pakistan to study Islam. Similarly a young man from Holland has decided to devote his life for Islam and will probably join as a Missionary of Islam in any country as soon as possible."(Paigham-e-Ahmadiyat, pp/3O)

Read these details of Missionary activities in Foreign Countries of the World, many times, and consider that in spite of these universal endeavours, do you have any soft spot in your heart for this movement, or can you prepare yourself to be included in this movement. You will say that because the Qadianis have a faith against Islam, they are not convinced of the finality of the Holy Prophet (Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam), they do not believe in the wordings of Quran and Hadith, hence the question of a true Muslim to join their movement does not arise. May I point out to you that the Qadianis have themselves proclaimed their ‘Islam’ in the following words: "We have faith in that there is no God except Almighty Allah and Sayedina Hazrat Muhammad Mustapha (Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam) is His Prophet and His Last Messenger. We believe that Angels are true and the Resurrection Day for human bodies is true. We believe in Paradise. We believe in the whole Quran and whatever the Prophet (Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam) has mentioned. We believe that whosoever rejects any cardinal principles of Shariat is a non-believer. We encourage our followers to boldly read the Kalima and firmly believe in it and die on it. We believe in all the Prophets, we observe Salaah, Fast, give Zakaat (religious tax) and go for Hajj. We accept all the instructions of Allah and His Rasool (Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam). We accept every belief held by the Sunnis." (Ayyaamus Sulah, pp/86 & 87)

Infact an entire pamphlet appeared in the "Sunday Times Extra" which we reproduce below.

Here the Qadianis have given a statement about the general beliefs of Islam, now read their script about the problem of the Finality of Prophethood. He writes: "Some people claim that the Ahmadis refuse to accept the Prophet of Islam (Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam) as the last Prophet. This is a deception and stems from ignorance. When Ahmadis call themselves Muslims and recite the Kalima, how can they then deny the Finality of Prophethood. Allah says in the Quran: ‘Muhammad is not the father of you men but He is the Messenger of Allah and is the Last Prophet

"How can people having faith in the Holy Quran deny this verse? Hence Ahmadis never believed that Hazrat Muhammad (Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam) was not the Last Prophet. Nevertheless, Ahmadis do say that the meanings prevalent among Muslims at present are not consistent with the quoted verse and neither is the status of the Prophet (Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam) and his greatness exhibited in this verse befitting the Prophet (Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam), as claimed by the Muslims!" (Paigham-e-Ahmadiyat, pp/1O)

TABLEEGHI JAMAAT AND QADIANI JAMAAT CONCUR ON THE DENIAL OF THE FINALITY OF PROPHETHOOD

Now I begin that discussion, after reading that you ought to be spellbound for a long time. The above quoted script is of Qadianis. It is totally clear that they do not deny the finality of the Prophethood of Hazrat Muhammad (Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam), but they deny the understood meaning prevalent among the Muslims these days and because of this denial they are called the rejectors of the finality of his Prophethood.

The above statements reveal that they do not reject the Holy Prophet (Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam) as a Khatimun Nabiyeen but reject the general meaning of Khatimun Nabiyeen, which is established in the Muslims. Because of this very rejection they are labeled as people who reject the finality of the Prophethood of Rasoolullah (Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam).

Let us examine the meaning of Khatimun Nabiyeen as Muslims generally understand it, and also see as to whom the first man was to reject the generally accepted meaning. We quote a well-known Qadiani Book, printed in Pakistan, in which they have rightly quoted Maulvi Qasim Nanotwi’s interpretation of the concept of Khatimun Nabiyeen to prove the truth of Mizra Gulam Ahmed Qadiani. It states: "Muslims are unanimous that the Prophet (Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam) is Khatimun Nabiyeen because the Quran bears testimony to this. Muslims are also unanimous that the word Khatimun Nabiyeen used in the Quran is in his praise and is pointing out his greatness. Now the only question is, what is the meaning of the word Khatimun Nabiyeen. Obviously Qasim Nanotwi Sahib, the founder of Darul Uloom Deoband, has rejected the generally understood meaning of this Quranic verse. The Maulana writes: ‘Before replying I wish to state that firstly the meaning of Khatimun Nabiyeen must be known so that my answer can be understood easily. So in the opinion of the lay masses the meaning of the Finality of the Prophet (Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam) is that his era is after the era of the past Prophets and that he is right at the end of all the Prophets. But it must be obvious to those who really understand that there is nothing great about the beginning of an era or the end of an era. Then how can it be correct to quote the verse: ‘But he is the Prophet of Allah and the Final of the Prophets,’ as a verse of praise. Yes, if this attribute is not regarded as an attribute of praise and if this station (the station of Finality of Prophethood -Kathimun Nabiyeen) is not regarded a station of praise then only the Finality of Prophethood in respect of Finality of Era can be true.’" (Tahzeerun Naas, pp/3) - Quoted from Risala Khatimun Nabiyeen Ke Behtareen Manee, pp/7, printed in Qadian).

EXPLANATORY NOTE

What the above passage really means, is that the author has compared the concept of Khatimun Nabiyeen to that held by the common people. Although in reality this is the very meaning, which is proven from the words and works of the Companions of the Holy Prophet (Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam) and the subsequent great scholars. This person has in fact compared the concept of the Final Prophet as held by the Companions, Scholars and even by the Prophet (Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam) himself to that held by the common man. Implying that the understanding of the common man is incorrect.

The first thing which has come to our notice is that according to the explanation of Maulana Mohammad Qasim Nanotwi, founder of Madressah-e-Deoband, to interpret the word Khatimun Nabiyeen as the Last of the Prophets with reference to Hazrat Muhammad (Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam), Allah forbid! is the idea of unlettered people. All the educated and reasonable people do not admit the Holy Prophet (Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam) as the Last Prophet by the word ‘Khatimun Nabiyeen’.

According to this interpretation Maulana Mohammad Qasim Nanotwi was the first man who denied the Last Prophethood of Hazrat Muhammad (Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam), because the members of Qadiani Jamaat consider Maulana Nanotwi as their Leader (Imam), in this respect. If they were the first to deny the Finality of the Holy Prophet (Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam), they would not have claimed to follow Maulana Nanotwi as the Qadiani writer has confessed clearly in his book, his words are given below: "In the matter of Finality of Prophethood, Jamaat-e-Ahmadi, follows the understanding and interpretation of Maulana Mohammad Qasim Nanotwi which we have quoted after referring to the statement of Maulana Nanotwi."(Ifaadaaté Qasimiya, pp/16)

The thing, which has come to light is that so far as the topic of Finality of Prophethood is concerned, the manner of thinking and the logic of Mirza Qadiani and Nanotwi Sahib are remarkably similar. There also, the great status of the Holy Prophet (Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam) is used to support their argument. It has also been said that these meanings are only prevalent among common people, and here also they are saying that the common Muslims interpret these meanings.

After such great similarities who can claim that the Qadianis differ from the Deobandis on the issue of Khatimun Nabiyeen. Both share the same beliefs. There is no denying that Qadian and Deoband are the two sides of the same picture, both are traveling to the same destination, the only difference being that one traveler has reached the goal and the other is still on his way!

Since the Qadianis are being condemned for their denials of the Finality of the Prophethood of the Holy Prophet (Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam) then there is no reason why on this very basis, Tableeghi Jamaat (Deobandi Jamaat) cannot be declared as people refusing the Last Prophethood of Hazrat Muhammad (Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam) also.

You may say that because the members of Qadiani Jamaat, admit the presence of a new Prophet amongst them, after the Holy Prophet (Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam), therefore they can be charged as people denying the Finality of Prophethood. I will say that this is the Faith of Tableeghi Jamaat also, as printed in their book, "Tahzeerun Naas". On page 14, Maulana Qasim Nanotwi, founder of Darul Uloom Deoband, writes: "In short, if the meaning of the word Finality is accepted as explained, then his Finality of Prophethood will not be exclusively attached to the past Prophet. But even if for instance another Prophet appeared during the era of the Prophet (Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam) then too, him being the Final Prophet remains intact as normal." (Tahzeerun Naas, pp/14)

EXPLANATORY NOTE

The author is telling in simple terms that the Prophet (Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam) is not only the Final Prophet for the past Prophets, he remains the Final Prophet even if another genuine Prophet is born during the era of the Holy Prophet (Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam). The very possibility of the birth of another Prophet and the propagation of this belief is objectionable, to say the least!

He goes even further and says: "If for instance even after the era of the Prophet (Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam) any Prophet is born, then too it will not make any difference to the Finality of Prophethood of the Prophet (Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam)."(Tahzeerun Naas, pp/34)

EXPLANATORY NOTE

An open licence is hereby issued to all and sundry to announce their own Prophethood. The Founder of Darul Uloom Deoband, Molvi Qasim Nanotwi, gives the consent. If the birth of another Prophet does not affect the Finality of the Prophethood then why shouldn’t fakes go ahead and announce that they are Prophets of Allah, as did Mirza Gulam Qadiani, because Maulana Nanotwi states that the announcement of new Prophethood does not affect the Finality of Prophethood!

Just imagine, if the birth of a new Prophet within the circle of Tableeghi Jamaat does not disrupt the Finality of Prophethood, then why is the Qadiani Jamaat victimised? All it did was to bring into existence that possibility which was declared possible by Tableeghi Jamaat. The real infidelity lies in believing in the possibility of a new Prophet. If this very belief (Allah forbid!) is not accepted as Kufr then we have no way to restrain any lunatic who may come along and claim to be a Prophet and bring the Founder of Deoband as proof.

The object of my discussions is that if on the basis of the denial of the Finality of Prophethood of Hazrat Muhammad (Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam) the Missionary Movement of Qadiani Jamaat is not acceptable to a true Muslim, similarly there is no reason why Tableeghi Jamaat should not be declared undesirable for a true Muslim. Both these Jamaats (associations) are preaching infidelity in the name of Islam; therefore there is a danger to the safety of true belief from both of them!

 

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mOhamed mohsin
salamu alikum my brothers; again the best tableeghi is the nonextremist tablighi.  The ones that say you must go 4 months, 40days are the problem since they translate volunteer works into obligatory works which is against shariaa.
farhan shaikh

My name is farhan shaikh my Date of birth is 7th feb 1985 iam muslim SUNNI but iam intrested in kadiyani firqa and i want to join kadiyani who give me study about kadiyani i want leave pakistan do help me for making me kadiyani

 my cell number is 00923332766242

ashraf

qadiani bastards say whatever you want to say but when u die you all will be ****** with your gulam ahmed qadiani (the biggest kafir) you are all ********** , illicit children of British Empire.Go to hell.

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