The "Mot D'ordre" of Todays's Tabligh IS Tolerance.

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 Bismihi Ta`ala


In one of the sayings of Hazrat Mowlana Ilyas r.a. is that as per human effort and Tawakkul on Allah we are not Qadriyyah nor are we Jabriyyah. But we are Ahle Sunnah wal Jam`ah. The baatil sect of Qadriyyah says that there are no interference of Allah`s power and will(destiny) in making effort and hence we are only subject to our efforts and the fruits. On the other hand the baatil sect of Jabriyyah says that we have no option of effort and we are all completely subject to written destiny. Whereas Ahle Sunnah wal Jam`ah believes in an effort to be made in this world but the results of the effort is not in our hands. Like the effort of getting married to have children. We can get married but to have children is in the hands of Allah Ta`ala. Likewise hazrat Mowlana Ilyas r.a. said that the effort of deen should be done and then leave the effect of the effort to only Allah Ta`ala. Sacrifice yourself and family to stay in the masjids, meet people to get them close to Masjid and then make duas that Allah Ta`ala give us an them True Guidance towards Islam.
A work of deen have been established that have reached the whole ummah at large Alhamdulillah. It worked to populate masjids in western countries, in African countries, Arab countries and also Asian countries. Hence this work of Tabligh is not on test, but tested and proven successful and accepted. Amongst the ingredients that made it accepted worldwide is that we don`t talk of difference of mazhab and world politics or divided portions of the ummah. These are prohibited to talk and talk everything about the Greatness of Allah. This brought the work of Tabligh no opposition in whatever sphere.
In the very same way, tabligh saathies should not talk of differences between our elders. They should adopt the established ways of Gasht, Khuruj, Mulakaats and 6 points.
In fact the more tolerance we will have between us, the more it will benefit the work. And the Sunnah also teaches us to be tolerant. Unfortunately this sunnah of tolerance has been trampled upon and everyone is pinpointing the other one in this Ummah. Brothers and Sisters, this is a call that we should come to what is common between us as Tawheed, Quraan and Sunnah. You may be following someone in the 1st century of his understanding of Qur-aan and Sunnah, and some other one following after that. The Shariah tolerate in one Saff different postures of the hand during salaah. So be more tolerant please. Without tolerance, we will split like hairs with split ends!
The one who has affinity to Fazail Amaals should tolerate those who has both Fazail and Muntakhab Ahadiths. All jamaats should be tolerated in a Masjid since they are promoting the deen of Allah. Hence a principle may be applied not to talk on diverged issues and talk on collectively agreed ways.
Sad! And it is against the principle of tolerance of Sunnah for that group Admin who jump smash a group member simply because he expressed his opinion on certain issue.

Besides where is that degree of tolerance that the beloved prophet SAW showed to his companions? 

Tolerance will attract people and intolerance will spell people away from deen. But in any case, you need to enquire from Ulamas the limits of tolerance. 
And remember tolerance starts at home. If there is no tolerance, then there will be divorce and talaaq. Rise in talaaq in all ranks indicate the extreme norm of intolerance in the Ummah. 
عَنْ عُرْوَةَ عَنْ عَائِشَةَ
أَنَّ أَبَا بَكْرٍ رَضِيَ اللَّهُ عَنْهُ دَخَلَ عَلَيْهَا وَعِنْدَهَا جَارِيَتَانِ فِي أَيَّامِ مِنَى تُدَفِّفَانِ وَتَضْرِبَانِ وَالنَّبِيُّ صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ مُتَغَشٍّ بِثَوْبِهِ فَانْتَهَرَهُمَا أَبُو بَكْرٍ فَكَشَفَ النَّبِيُّ صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ عَنْ وَجْهِهِ فَقَالَ دَعْهُمَا يَا أَبَا بَكْرٍ فَإِنَّهَا أَيَّامُ عِيدٍ وَتِلْكَ الْأَيَّامُ أَيَّامُ مِنًى وَقَالَتْ عَائِشَةُ رَأَيْتُ النَّبِيَّ صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ يَسْتُرُنِي وَأَنَا أَنْظُرُ إِلَى الْحَبَشَةِ وَهُمْ يَلْعَبُونَ فِي الْمَسْجِدِ فَزَجَرَهُمْ عُمَرُ فَقَالَ النَّبِيُّ صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ دَعْهُمْ أَمْنًا بَنِي أَرْفِدَةَ يَعْنِي مِنْ الْأَمْنِ

Reported in Bukhari that on the day of Eid, two girls were singing with daffs in the house of Hazrat Aisha r.a. and the beloved prophet Swalallahou `Alaihi Wasallam was covering his face. Abu Bakr r.a. came in and started reprimanded them about singing in the house of the prophet. The prophet SAW uncovered his face to tell Abu Bakr to leave them as it was the day of Eid…(Bukhari) Using daff without rhythm on occasions of nikah/eid is a diverted issue. As such the beloved prophet SAW tolerated it.

Advice is important generally. But there are places when silence of tolerance is sunnah. That is why the Qur-aan exhort Da`wah to be done with Hikmah and wisdom. Ulamas says that it is  harmful without wisdom. Matters that are of divergence nature reach a tolerance level. You may express your opinion softly taking into consideration the respect and existence of the opposite opinion. One should not purposely pin point the other one that they are ignorant, prejudiced or without proof,etc.
Let us unite under the banner of Islam. One Allah. Following one prophet. One QUr-aan. Take only one name: muslims. Leave the rest of affinity names.
Be more tolerant. The only way for us to become One.

Mufti Mackoojee

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