The Path

Hadhrat Abdullah bin Umar radiyalaahu anhuma had mentioned, "Whoever wishes to follow the way of another, should follow the ways of those who have passed away. These were the companions of Muhammad sallalaahu alayhi wassalam, who were the best people of this Ummah. Their hearts were most pious, their knowledge was deepest and they were least pretentious. They were people whom Allah Ta'ala had chosen to be companions of His Nabi sallalaahu alayhi wassalam and for the transmission of His Deen. You people should emulate their character and mannerisms. By the Rabb of the Kaabah! The Sahabah radiyalaahu anhum of Rasulullah sallalaahu alayhi wassalam were correctly guided."

Saturday, 8 September 2012

The Letter from Sheikh Abdul Aziz bin Abdullah bin Baz rahimahullah to Ustaadz 'Awadl bin 'Awadl Al-Qahtany

Ref. No. 5511

Date: 5 Ramadhan 1399 (Sunday 29th July, 1979)

From Abdul Aziz bin Abdullah bin Baz, to the respected brother Awadl bin Awadl  Al-Qahtany, may Allah increase his knowledge and Imaan, and make it blessed wherever. Aameen.

Assalamu'alaykum Warahmatullahi Wabarakatuh

Your letter has been delivered to me and I understood the content described in it. Also questions about  Tablighi Jamaat, whether their way is right and whether there is any restriction to participate with them in the effort of dakwah that they are doing and joining them in khuruuj? etc.


Some people are in disagreement or in conflict  when informing or reporting about them, there are people who praise them and there are people who condemn. But we have been inquiring about them through a lot of our brothers who can be trusted from Nejd and others who have joined them in journeys and visited them in India and Pakistan. They never mentioned anything that damaged the syari'at, or forbid to go out with them, and participate with them in dakwah. We see many of the people who have joined and go out with them had been clearly affected and they have assuredly changed much in terms of Deen, moral characters and their passion towards Aakhirah.

Based on this, I am of the view that there is no restriction to go out with them and participate with them in dakwah ilallah. In fact it is desirable for the scholars of Deen, those who have an indepth understanding and good Aqeedah to join them in this respect, so that they are able to complete any deficiencies that may occur on their part. Indeed their journey and efforts have magical effect on all those who participate, whereas those people were previously known as astray and evil doers.

I submit to you herewith a copy of a letter written by our elder, Sheikh Muhammad bin Ibrahim rahmatullah alayhi in which he praised them and gave encouragement to provide assistance to them in dakwah and not to prevent them.

He also mentioned that their mission is to spread reminders, guidance, exhortation and encouragement towards Tawheed and Aqeedah at masaajid, along with enjoining towards the practice of Al-Quran and As-Sunnah, including reminders against bid'ah (innovations) and khurafat (superstitions) etc...etc... as mentioned in the enclosed letter.

And you will also find in the enclosure a written explanation by some of our trusted brothers, namely the Honourable Dean of the Faculty of Hadith and Islamic Studies, Islamic University of Madinah Al-Munawwarrah, Sheikh Muhammad Aman Ali, who has been sent by the Islamic University of Madinah Al-Munawwarrah together with the Honourable Sheikh Abdul Kareem Murod, the head teacher at the Islamic University, who we know very well his admirable aqeedah and mastering both their language and Arabic, to attend their annual conference or ijtema' in Pakistan. In summary, the report praises and commends them and  calls for participation in their dakwah, their various ijtema' and fostering relationship with them. 

I ask Allah to grant us tawfeeq to implement the deeds that will please Him, and for Allah to make them and those who resemble them, useful for the Muslim Ummah. Verily He is All-Hearing and ever close.

Wassalamu'alaykum Warahmatullahi Wabarakatuh

Head of the Board of Ilm, Fatwa, Dakwah and Islamic Guidance



Assalam O Alaikum.
We are in the process of making a book that will also include these letters and report. We are having urdu and english translation but not original Arabic Scan of letter.
We will be highly obliged if you send these scanned copies on my mail ID.

HAJI said...

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