Question: May Allaah treat you well, Oh noble Shaykh, the questioner asks: “Is it permissible to go out for a period of months, or weeks, or days, as is done by the Jamaa’ah at-Tableegh (Tableeghi Jamaa’ah)? Is this Sunnah or Bid`ah? And is it permissible to go out with this Jamaa’ah (group) if the person is learning (studying) Sharee’ah knowledge?
Response: This is not permissible. This is Bid`ah (innovation). This Khurooj (going out), which is for 40 days, or 4 months, or 4 days, or 40 days, or 4 months, this is Bid`ah. And this group is a Soofee Jamaa’ah, and it is confirmed that they are a Soofee Jamaa’ah from the Deobandees (a group of Soofees from India). They go from land to land in order to spread Sufism. It is not permissible for a person of the Sunnah and a person of Tawheed to go out with them. Because if he goes out with them, he is helping them in spreading their Bid`ah, and people will use him as an argument, and they will say, “so-and-so goes out with them.” Or they will say, “well, the people all go out with them.” Or they say, “well, they’re allowed in the country.” Therefore, it is obligatory to reject these people. It is obligatory that they be rejected and they should not be given attention (i.e. listened to). This is so that they will return to with their Bid`ah to their own country, and so they do not spread their Bid`ah amongst us. Also, it is not permissible to go out with them to teach them. This is incorrect. Then along with this, they do not accept being taught. They do not accept being taught, because they are people of deceit and people who have a program. They have come in order to teach you, they have not come so that they can learn something from you. They have come to teach you their Soofism and their Madhhab . They have not come to learn from you! If they wanted to learn then they would sit with the scholars (‘Ulamaa.) in the masaajid and read the books (of the Pious Predecessors). This is from the errors that it is not permissible to be deceived by. Yes.
[Shaykh Saalih ibn Fowzaan|Translated by: Abu Sumayyah Aqeel Walker|From:Actual recording of the Shaykh’s statement]
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