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    Question ID: 65408Country: India

    Title: Objections on Tabligh Jamah

    Question: I am living in Kerala. Here all the Sunni Islamic scholars are against Tabligh Jamat and they say we are not supposed to follow them as they are against the belief of Ahl Sunnat wal Jamat. What is your opinion? Tabligh is pushing people to go for 3 days , 40 days and six months in Jamat. But nobody following other than tabligh. Is it a bida’h? They say it is compulsory to go for such jamat. Please clarify.

    Answer ID: 65408

    Bismillah hir-Rahman nir-Rahim !

    (Fatwa: 836/848/L=08/1437)

    (1) The beliefs of Tabligh Jamat are same as of Ahl Sunnah al-Jama’ah.

    (2) Going to jamah for 3 days or 40 days is according to a system. It is also for the reason that these days [3 days or 40 days] have great importance in self reformation and purification. Many Hadiths speak for special rewards on doing some deed regularly for 40 days. Specification of these days [3 days or 40 days] is not some addition in the religious affairs, so it cannot be termed innovation.

    (3) It is not necessary to go to jamah. However it is mandatory to seek knowledge as much it is required and self reformation is also mandatory. In order to achieve the said purposes going in jamah is one of the useful methods.

    Allah (Subhana Wa Ta'ala) knows Best

    Darul Ifta,

    Darul Uloom Deoband, India