of Shaykh 'Abdul-'Azeez ibn Baaz regarding the Jamaa'ah at-Tableegh
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I went out with the Jamaa'ah
at-Tableegh to India and Pakistan. We used to congregate and
pray in masaajid
within which there were graves and I heard that the salaah
in a masjid
within which there is a grave is invalid. What is your opinion
of my salaah
and should I repeat them? What is the ruling about going out
with them to these places?
Indeed, the Jamaa'ah
at-Tableegh do not have real knowledge pertaining to issues
so it is not permissible to go out with them except for the
one who has real knowledge of the correct 'aqeedah
of Ahlus-Sunnah wal-Jamaa'ah.
In this, he can enlighten them, advise them and co-operate
with them in good because they are active in their affairs.
However, they are in need of more knowledge from those who
can enlighten them amongst the scholars of Tawheed and Sunnah.
May Allaah grant everyone understanding of the religion and
firmness upon it.
for the salaah
in the masaajid
within which are graves, then it is incorrect and it is obligatory
upon you to repeat all that you did (in those masaajid)
due to that which the Prophet (sal-Allaahu
`alayhe wa sallam) said:
has cursed the Jews and the Christians who have taken the
graves of their Prophets' as places of worship))
- it's authenticity is agreed upon.
`alayhe wa sallam) statement:
those before you used to take the graves of their Prophets'
and pious people as places of worship, so do not take the
graves as places of worship, for certainly I prohibit you
from that)), transmitted by Muslim
in his Saheeh.
on this subject are numerous - and with Allaah lies all success
and may Allaah send prayers upon our Prophet Muhammed, his
family and his companions.
dated 2/11/1414 A.H.