Women’s Tabligh Jama’at – The Makshufaat Jama’at

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Amr bil ma’ruf-nahy anil munkar (commanding virtue and prohibiting evil) is an ibadat and a duty of the utmost Importance. Its importance is of such a nature that its significance cannot be overemphasised. Amr bil ma’ruf-nahy anil munkar is divided into many classes, each having rules and regulations to ensure its orderly operation. The scope of this article does not envisage the detailed discussion of the obligation of Amr bil ma’ruf-nahy anil munkar. The purpose of this article is to explain the Shar’i view regarding the question of women’s ‘tabligh’ in the latest form originated by the Tablighi Jamaat of recent times.

The Tablighi Jamaat activity is one of the branches of Amr bil ma’ruf-nahy anil munkar, and if executed on the sound principles evolved by the founder, Hadhrat Maulana Ilyas (rahmatullah alayh), and contained within the limits prescribed by the Shariah, then this form of Arnr bil ma’ruf will fall within the Mustahab category. The Shar’i definition of ‘Mustahab’ is a reference to acts which warrant Sawaab if executed, but occasion no punishment if not practised. However, it should be clearly understood that Mustahab does not mean unimportant or insignificant. Here our object is to elaborate on the question of the “ladies jamaat” which operates under the auspices of the Tablighi Jamaat of today.

[Maulana A S Desai] [Mujlisul Ulama, South Africa]


[An Organized Movement of Women Travelling Far and Wide for Da’wah purposes – Against the Spirit of Islam with No Precedent]

[Where Do Women Acquire the Greatest Pleasure of Allah?]

[Advice And Summary]


[Mastooraat or Makshufaat?] – [Concealed or Exposed?]

[Tableegh Has Never Been a ‘Need’ That Permitted Women to Emerge – Even During the Salaf’s World-Wide Tableegh]


See also:

Tableegh Is Not Dependent on the Use of Doubtful Means (Asbaab)
(Allamah Sayyid Yusuf Binnori)

The Vital Importance of Tableegh
(Shaykh Ashraf Ali Thanwi)