Category: Basic Tenets of Faith
Fatwa#: 41547
Asked Country: Finland

Answered Date: Dec 05,2018

Title: Incorrect attribute to Ml. Saad regarding da’wah being fardh ‘ain

Question

With reference to fatwa# 32804, there has been a misunderstanding about what Sheikh Saad Kandhalavi daamat barakatuhum said. Here's the link to the Bhopal Ijtima bayan (please disable images before opening since Youtube contains pictures): https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=mJrNAyi6Qsk
Please listen from 21 minutes onwards. Sheikh Saad is stating that da'wa of Iman for one's own correction is fard 'ayn and that da'wa for the correction of others is fard kifaya. He doesn't state that inviting to an Ijtima is fard áyn.

BarakAllahu feekum

Answer

In the Name of Allaah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful.

As-salaamu ‘alaykum wa-rahmatullaahi wa-barakaatuh.

Brother in Islaam,

We appreciate that you directed us to the correct link for the lecture in reference. We have listened to that portion of the recording and found it contrary to what was portrayed in the previous question. It is unfortunate that some people incorrectly attribute statements to people to defame them. That is haraam and one will be sinful for doing such. May Allaah Ta’aala guide us and them. Aameen.

Nevertheless, in fatwaa #32804, we stated: “the statement quoted above is incorrect. It is not fardh ‘ain to invite to an ijtimaa’.” Our fatwaa was in regards to the statement quoted, not the person referenced to in the query.

 

And Allaah Ta’aala Knows Best.

Muajul I. Chowdhury

Student, Darul Iftaa

Astoria, New York, USA

 

Checked and Approved by,

Mufti Ebrahim Desai.

 

 

 


[1] Question:

Hazrat i want to ask a very important question. I was listening to a bayan of hazrat maulana Saad saheb damatbarkatuhum and hazrat clearly mentions in it that an ijtema dawat is fard e ain and not fard e kifaya. Please listen to the bayan near the 25th minute hazrat is explaining this issue. I personally am alhamdulilah attached to khanqah imdadia ashrafia in Karachi, is it not sufficient for the obligation of acquiring emaan? Waiting for a responce jazakAllah. It is the top most 2009 ijtema bayaan on the page

www.islamibayanaat.com/bhopalijtema.htm

Please provide a comprehensive explanation of the issue.

 

Answer:

In the Name of Allaah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful.

As-salaamu ‘alaykum wa-rahmatullaahi wa-barakaatuh.

Brother in Islaam,

The link provided is invalid. Nevertheless, the statement quoted above is incorrect. It is not fardh ‘ain to invite to an ijtimaa’. To consider a permissible act to be compulsory is bid’ah[1].

You enquire whether being attached to a khanqah is sufficient for the obligation of acquiring Imaan. Allaah Ta’aala says,

هُوَ الَّذِي بَعَثَ فِي الْأُمِّيِّينَ رَسُولًا مِنْهُمْ يَتْلُو عَلَيْهِمْ آيَاتِهِ وَيُزَكِّيهِمْ وَيُعَلِّمُهُمُ الْكِتَابَ وَالْحِكْمَةَ وَإِنْ كَانُوا مِنْ قَبْلُ لَفِي ضَلَالٍ مُبِينٍ

Translation: “He is the One who sent among the unlettered people, a messenger from among themselves, who recites to them His revealed- verses, of the Qur’aan, and purifies them, and teaches them the (Heavenly) Book and the wisdom (of revelation). And, indeed, before this they were utterly lost in clear misguidance.” (Al-Jumu’ah v.2)

Almighty Allaah refers to these missions of Rasulullaah (Sallallaahu ‘alaihi wasallam): Tilaawah of the Qur’aan (a form of tableegh), Tazkiyah (cleansing oneself from evil traits) and Ta’leem (education). If a person engages in all three activities stated above, he will excel in his Imaan. Each one of the above three is equally important. If one lacks any of the three, he will fall short in that quality. If a person is engaged in tableegh but lacks in tazkiyah or ta’leem, his effort in tabligh will not be as effective as the person engaged in tazkiyah and ta’leem. Likewise, if one is only engaged in tazkiyah, he would not have excelled as much in Imaan as the one engaged in all three.

 

And Allaah Ta’aala Knows Best.

Muajul I. Chowdhury

Student, Darul Iftaa

Astoria, New York, USA

Checked and Approved by,
Mufti Ebrahim Desai.

 

 

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