Shaykh Hammaad ibn Muhammad al-Ansaaree

Reference: Almajmoo’ the biography of Allamah Hammad bin Muhammad Alansaree, Volume 2, page 587 / 672-673 / 762

With regards to Jamaatut-Tableegh [2] then they have within them good and bad [characteristics]. In ‘Aqeedah they adhere to the heretic innovated beliefs of the Matureedeeyah, [3] and are bigoted blind-followers of the Hanafee[4] Madhab [in Fiqh].

He also said: This group [Jamaatut-Tableegh] does not have an interest or zeal for [Islaamic] knowledge, nor do they seek [Islaamic knowledge]. Based upon this methodology, they cause more corruption and mischief [in the religion] than goodness and righteousness. I know [Jamaatut-Tableegh] very well. In Aqeedah they are Matureedee and Chishtis[5], and in Fiqh they are bigoted blind followers of the Hanafee Madhab.

He also said: The Salafees are the people of Sunnah and they are the Jama’ah, because Salafiyyah means to adhere and hold fast upon that which the pious predecessors were upon.

He also said regarding them: Anybody that adheres to a view that contradicts and opposes the [way of the] people of Sunnah, then that person can not be regarded as being from amongst them. Therefore Ikhwaanul-Muslimeen[6] & Jamaatut-Tableegh are not from Ahlus-Sunnah because their ideology contradicts and opposes the way of the people of Sunnah.

[1] He is the Allamah Hammad bin Muhammad Alansaree As’sadee Alkhazrajee, born in the year 1343 or 1344 AH [1924 CE] in Mali, West Africa. He died on Wednesday morning 21st Jamaaduth-Thanee 1418 AH corresponding to 22nd October 1997. For a detailed biography of the Muhadeeth of Madeenah in English refer to: fatwa-online.com [TN]

[2] Jamaatut-Tableegh is a group who ascribe themselves to the innovated ideology in calling to Islam of Muhammad Ilyas Deobandee Chisti [1885-1949 CE]. Muhammad Ilyas founded this group in the early 1920’s and adopted this idea from a man by the name of Saeed Annoorsee, nick-named as Badeeuz-Zamaan Annoorsee [1293-1379 AH] from Turkey. For a detailed history about this group and its beliefs refer to the following books:

1. Alqawlul-Baleegh Fee Tahdeer min Jamaatet-Tableegh by Allamah Hamood Tuwaijaree;

2. Asiraajul-Muneer Fee Tanbeeh Jamaatet-Tableegh Alaa Akhtaaehim by Allamah Dr Taqiudin Alhilali;

3. Jamaatut-Tableegh its history & its beliefs by Abu Usamah Sayeed Talibur-Rahman, with the introduction of Allamah Saleh Alfawzaan. [TN]

[3] Matureedeeyah: a heretic sect in Aqeedah that opposes the methodology of the pious predecessors particularly in understanding the Names & Attributes of Allaah the Most Exalted and many other issues pertaining to Aqeedah. Its founder was Abu Mansoor, Muhammad bin Mahmood bin Muhammad Almatureedee, Asamarqandee Alhanafee born in the year 238 or 258 AH and died on 333 AH. [Almatureedeeyah Volume 1 page 212-213.] For a detailed refutation on this heretic sect, their history and beliefs refer to the outstanding refutation of Allamah Shams Asalafee Alafghani known as ‘Almatureedeeyah’. [TN]

[4] Blind-followers of Numan bin Thabit bin Alkhazaz Alkufi (80-150 A.H), famously known as Abu Haneefah in the application of the subsidiary issues of the Shariah [Fiqh] [TN].

[5] Ascription to the Chishti Sufi order. This order was founded by a man by the name of Khawja Abu Ishaq Shami [d. 941 AH] who brought Sufism to the town of Chist, 95 miles east of Herat in present day Afghanistan. The most famous of the Sufis in the Chisti order is Khawja Moinuddin Chishti who was born 536 AH/1141 CE in Sajistan, Khorasan in Persia. He travelled to India and was the first person to introduce Sufism in India. He settled in the city of Ajmer, India where he died on 627 AH/1230 CE. His tomb has become the central place of grave worshipping worshipped by ignorant Muslims, Hindus, soothsayers, and magicians etc. Jamaatut-Tableegh ascribe themselves to this man and his heretic beliefs. For his detailed biography refer to ‘Nuzhatul-Khawaatir’ Volume 1 page 104. [TN]

[6] The group Ikhwaanul-Muslimeen [Muslim Brotherhood] was founded in 1928 by a school teacher by the name of Hassan Albanna (1906-1949 CE). Its other influential leader and main writer include Sayyid Qutub (1906- 1966 CE). For detailed refutations of this deviated sect refer to the refutations of Shaykh Rabee ibn Hadee Almadhkhalee which include:

1. Mataeenu Sayyid Qutub Fee Ashaabi-Rasulillah;

2. Addwaau-Islamiyyah Alaa Aqeedati-Sayyid Qutub;

3. Alawaasim Mimmaa Fee Kutub Sayyid Qutub minal Qawaasim. [TN]

Translator: Zulfiker Ibrahim al-Memoni al-Athari

Date Published: Tuesday, 06 June 2006

جماعة التبليغ

الشيخ حماد بن محمد الأنصاري


  1. Umm Muhsinah
    February 18, 2012 at 20:47

    where can i get the book Jamaatut-Tableegh its history & its beliefs by Abu Usamah Sayeed Talibur-Rahman?


  2. shen
    May 23, 2012 at 00:47

    The translator has taken things from wikipedia and not given appropriate referance. Could be accused of plagarism, which would be a shame.

  3. shehzadsattar
    February 3, 2013 at 03:09

    Fazaail hajj from Tablighi Nisaab seritipiously promotes grave worshipping. Actually openly calls to grave worship.

    • aswj
      February 3, 2013 at 18:45

      Does it say to go to a grave and worship it? Where does it say to do that because I have not seen anything in it that can’t be found in the books of the aslaaf. Or have you misunderstood it?

  4. February 9, 2013 at 18:04

    From Fazaail-e-Aamaal (Virtues of Hajj) (abridged):
    A traveler relates, “At the grave of Rasulullah I said, ‘I have
    come from Egypt and for five months now, I have been in
    your presence.

    ** I beg of Allah and of YOU **

    that one such person should
    take charge of feeding me so that I be made able to depart
    homewards from here.’ Thereafter, I prayed for further things,
    went and sat down near the Minbar (pulpit).
    A man then came to him and gave him food… After the
    hungry man had eaten to his fill, he was given the remaining
    food in a basket…
    The man (who fed the traveler) then said,

    **‘By Allah, do not ever complain to my grandfather, Rasoolullah again.**

    It disturbs him greatly…’ He then sent a servant along with
    the traveler to reach him to the Prophet’s grave.
    Upon reaching Baqi, the traveler said to the servant, “It is
    all right, for now I know the way. You may return.” The
    slave replied, “I have not the right to return without having
    left you at the grave. Perhaps, Rasoolullah will inform my
    master if I should.”

    Fazaail-e-Aamaal, (Eng. Trans.), Virtues of Hajj,
    Chapter. 9, p.180, story no.28,
    (New Edition 1982, Published by Dini Book Depot – Delhi)

    (My personal copy, the story is found on Page 196)

    I have denoted the questionable comments pertaining to direct someones Aqeedah to ask the graves between **’s

  5. February 9, 2013 at 18:04

    From Fazaail-e-Aamaal (Virtues of Hajj):
    “Hazrat Ibn Jalaa relates, “While in Medina, I once suffered
    tremendous hunger. It became so unbearable that I presented
    myself at the grave of Rasoolullah and said,

    **“O Rasoolullah, I suffer great hunger. I am now your guest.”**

    Thereafter, sleep overtook me and in a vision, I saw
    Rasoolullah gave me a piece of bread. I ate half of it and
    when I woke up, I found myself with the other half of that
    piece of bread still in my hands.”

    Fazaail-e-Aamaal, (Eng. Trans.), Virtues of Hajj
    Chapter.9, p.178, story no.23,
    (New Edition 1982, Published by Dini Book Depot – Delhi)
    Similar incidents have been mentioned on p.171 (story no.8)

    (My personal copy, the story is found on Page 193 and story 8 is found on

    Page 185)

    I have denoted the questionable comments pertaining to direct someones

    Aqeedah to ask the graves between **’s

  6. February 9, 2013 at 18:05

    From Fazaail-e-Aamaal (Virtues of Hajj):
    “In Medina, there lived a woman from the Hashimi family,
    whose servants used to ill-treat her.

    ** She went with her complaints to Rasoolullah where she poured out her
    heart. **

    From the grave was heard this reply, “Do you not prefer
    to follow my excellent example. Have patience, as I patiently
    She said, “After hearing that voice all my grief
    disappeared, and all the servants who used to annoy me
    passed away.”

    Fazaail-e-Aamaal, (Eng. Trans.), Virtues of Hajj,
    Chapter.9, p.175, story no.16,
    (New Edition 1982, Published by Dini Book Depot – Delhi)

    (My personal copy, the story is found on Page 190)

    I have denoted the questionable comments pertaining to direct someones aqeedah to ask the graves between **’s

  7. February 9, 2013 at 18:05

    From Fazaail-e-Aamaal (Virtues of Hajj) (abridged):
    Three men fasted for days on end since they could not find

    ** One of them went to the grave of Rasoolullah and
    said, “O Rasoolullah, hunger has overtaken us.” **

    Soon afterwards … “a man from Alawi family knocked at
    the door. We opened the door and found a man with two
    servants, each one carrying a large basket with many
    delicious foods.”
    The man from the Alawi family said before leaving,
    “You have complained about hunger to Rasoolullah. I have
    seen Rasoolullah in a dream and he commanded me to bring
    food to you.”

    Fazaail-e-Aamaal, (Eng. Trans.), Virtues of Hajj,
    Chapter.9, p.177, story no.22,
    (New Edition 1982. Published by Dini Book Depot – Delhi).
    Similar stories have been mentioned on p.179 (story no.27)
    and p.181 (story no.29)

    (My personal copy, the story is found on Page 195 and Story number 29 can

    be found on Page 197)

    I have denoted the questionable comments pertaining to direct someones aqeedah to ask the graves between **’s

  8. February 9, 2013 at 18:06

    From Fazaail-e-Aamaal (Virtues of Hajj) (abridged):
    Once a Muazzin was giving Adhaan (the call of prayer) when
    someone came along and struck him a hard smack. Crying,
    the Muazzin said,

    ** “… O Rasoolullah! See what is done to me in your esteemed presence!” **

    Immediately after the complaint, the (attacking) person
    was paralyzed and fell down. People who were nearby picked
    him up and took him home, where after three days he died.”

    Fazaail-e-Aamaal, (Eng. Trans.), Virtues of Hajj,
    Chapter.9, story no.26, p.179,
    (New Edition 1982, Published by Dini Book Depot – Delhi)

    (My personal copy, the story is found on Page 195)

    I have denoted the questionable comments pertaining to direct someones aqeedah to ask the graves between **’s

  9. February 9, 2013 at 18:17

    Please do bring you evidence of where these stories have been recorded from other than the Fazaail E Amaa/Tablighi Nisaab/Fazaail E Hajj.

    What do your scholars of Leicester have to say about these stories such as Moulana Adam, MuftiMuhammad ibn Adam al Kawthari, Moulana Saleem Dhorat, Moulana Sindee, etc have to say about these stories?

    Before you answer, consult your ulema first and get their opinion on these matters.

    When I was with the Tablighis, why did no one clarify these stories to me, if you truly believe that they have been mis-understood then clarify and help a sincere Muslim audience understand.

    The Fazaail e Amaal, goes against the pure teachings of Islaam and promotes the similar intercession belief of the Pagans of Makkah with their idols?

  10. aswj
    February 10, 2013 at 13:10

    None of these stories tell people to worship graves. How about this:
    Iman ibn Hajar al Asqalani records in Fathul Baari and also in Bayhaqi, al Haakim and ibn Khuzayma with sound chains that Bilal bin al Harith a sahabi of Rasul sallalahu alayhi wasallam came to the grave of Prophet sallalahu alaihi wasallam in a dry year during the khilafah of Umar radhiallahu anhu and said O PROPHET OF ALLAH, the land and the crops have burnt and dried so ask Allah to send rain on your ummah.

    Hasan ibn Sufyaan Nasawi (RA) was once with his friends in Egypt out in search for Ahaadith. Their provisions became exhausted to such an extent that three days passed by without a morsel of food. They were forced to beg. Hence, they drew lots to see who from amongst them will go out to beg. Hasan ibn Sufyaan’s name came up and consequently, he took to one corner of the Musjid and performed two Rakaats of Salaat after which he made Du’aa crying and begging unto Allah Ta’ala. When he finished, he saw a young handsome man who had just entered the Musjid and remarked, ‘Where is Hasan ibn Sufyaan?’ he replied, ‘I am here’ The young man then said, ‘The King (Tooloon) conveys his salaams to you and he apologises for his shortcomings towards your service. Here is one hundred Dinaars for every one of you. when Hasan and his friends asked the young man as to how the King had come to know of them, the young man said, ‘The King saw a dream in which a rider flew to him in the air. The rider was holding a spear with which it entered his home and pierced the King in his hip and said – wake up! Go and see to Hasan ibn Sufyaan and his friends. Go! Wake up – Go. Wake up because they are starving for 3 days in the Musjid. The Kinf asked, ‘Who are you?’ the reply was, ‘I am Ridhwaan, the door-keeper of Jannat’ The King woke up and his hip was in severe pain. Thus, he sent these coins to you. (Siyaar aalamin nubalaa vol.14 pg.161; of Hafiz Dhahabi)

    Once during the era of Hadhrat Umar (Radhiallaahu Anhu) there was a drought. A person came to the grave of Nabi (Sallallaahu Alayhi Wasallam) and said, ‘O Rasulullah (Sallallaahu Alayhi Wasallam)! Seek rain for your Ummah because they are about to be destroyed.’ This person saw in a vision a voice telling him, ‘Go to Umar (Radhiallaahu Anhu), convey salaams to him and inform him that very soon it will rain.’ Also, tell him to be alert and watchful. The man went to Umar (Radhiallaahu Anhu) and related this to him. Hadhrat Umar (Radhiallaahu Anhu) began to cry and thereafter he said, ‘O my Lord! I do not leave out except that which I am incapable of doing.’
    Dalaail-un-nubuwwah of Imaam Bayhaqi (vol.7 pg.47).

    • February 10, 2013 at 17:04

      you say this is not grave worship because you dont know what grave worship is

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