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Darul Uloom Deoband condemns Saudi Arabia for linking Tablighi Jamaat with terrorism

In a statement signed by its rector Mufti Abul Qasim Nomani, Darul Uloom Deoband also asked the Kingdom to stop its ‘(smear) campaign’ against Tablighi Jamaat

Sunday December 12, 2021 10:59 PM, ummid.com News Network

Saudi Minister of Islamic Affairs

[Saudi Minister of Islamic Affairs, Dr. Abdullatif Al Alsheikh, whose tweets about the Tablighi Jamaat has angered Muslims in India. (Image source: Twitter)]

Deoband (Uttar Pradesh): Darul Uloom Deoband, a renowned Muslim seminary representing majority of Muslims living in India, has condemned Saudi Arabia for linking Tablighi Jamaat with terrorism.

In a statement signed by its rector Mufti Abul Qasim Nomani, Darul Uloom Deoband also asked the Kingdom to stop its ‘(smear) campaign’ against Tablighi Jamaat.

“The allegations of polytheism (shirk), innovation (bida'h or heresy) and terrorism against the Tablighi Jamaat are absolutely baseless”, the seminary said.

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“Darul Uloom Deoband strongly condemns the Saudi stand and demand from the Kingdom to withdraw these allegations and stop its (smear) campaign against the Tablighi Jamaat”, the Darul Uloom said.

 


Darul Uloom further said that Maulana Muhammad Ilyas, one of the disciples of renowned cleric and Shaikhul Hind Maulana Mahmood Hasan, had founded the Tablighi Jamaat under which the sincere efforts of its senior leaders have been successful on religious practices and social well being of people.

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“Despite some small and partial differences, Tablighi Jamaat since its foundation has been successfully working on its mission spread all across the world”, it said.

Darul Uloom Deoband’s condemnation follows the decision by Saudi Arabia to ban Tablighi Jamaat in the Kingdom.

Sharing the decision on social media site, Twitter, Saudi Minister of Islamic Affairs, Dr. Abdullatif Al Alsheikh on December 06, 2021 directed the preachers of the mosques to warn during the Friday sermon about the Tablighi Jamaat and its activities.

Listing the topics to be covered, Dr. Abdullatif Al Alsheikh directed that the Friday sermon should include:

1. Declaration of the misguidance, deviation and danger of Tablighi Jamaat, and that it is one of the gates of terrorism, even if they claim otherwise.
2. Mention their most prominent mistakes.
3. Mention their danger to society.
4. Statement that affiliation with partisan groups, including (the Tablighi and Da’wah Group) is prohibited in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

Following the directives by Dr. Abdullatif Al Alsheikh, the Imams of the mosques in the Kingdom - barring Masjid Haram in Makkah and Masjid An Nabawi in Madinah, included in the Friday sermon delivered on December 10, 2021 the above mentioned warnings about the Tablighi Jamaat.


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