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Hazrat Mufti Taqi Saheb after penning the following incident, writes :

"These last advices of Hadhrat Binnor (Rahmatullah alayh)) should be inscribed on the heart of every person involved in propagating and spreading Deen."

A few days before his demise, Moulana Binnori (رحمة الله عليه) attended a meeting of the Islamic Advisory Council in Islamabad. On the second day of the meeting, some people approached Moulana, requesting him to deliver a bayaan (lecture) which would be broadcasted on television. Moulana politely excused himself and did not accede to their request.

This then led to the question of whether television, videos, etc. should be used for the sake of spreading and propagating Deen, if it is kept free from immodesty, shamelessness and other such elements which negatively affect people’s character. Although not on the agenda of the meeting, the topic was unofficially being discussed.

The crux of what Moulana Binnori said on this occasion is as follows:

“I would like to mention one important usool (principle) regarding the topic under discussion. Allaah Ta'ala has not made us mukallaf (duty-bound) to use any and every means possible, in order to bring people onto Deen. Yes, we have most definitely been made mukallaf (duty-bound) to use the various permissible means and methods of propagating at our disposal.

Together with commanding us to propagate and spread Deen, Islam has shown us the method and aadaab (etiquettes) of propagating Deen as well.
We are mukallaf (duty-bound) to propagate Deen, but within the confines of those methods and aadaab.

If we, by adopting the permissible methods and means of propagating Deen, achieve our goals and objectives, then well and good. But, suppose if we adopt the permissible means and methods, we do not achieve our goals, then we are not obliged and responsible to adopt such methods and means declared impermissible by Shari'ah for the sake of propagating the message of Deen and winning people over to our side.

If by adopting those methods and means which Shari'ah has permitted, together with the aadaab of propagation, only one person is brought on to the Deen, then too, our propagation efforts have been successful. (And even if not a single person heeds our call, we shall still be successful by Allah Ta’ala. – The Majlis)

On the other hand, if by adopting those methods and means which are declared impermissible by Shari'ah, even a hundred people are won over, then this “success achievement" holds no value in the sight of Allah Ta'ala, because that propagation which entails trampling on the laws of Deen, can never be the propagation of Deen, but rather it is a propagation of something else. (In fact, it is the propagation of satanism –The Majlis)

Videos and films are against the laws of Islam, therefore we have not been made mukallaf (commanded) of using these methods for the propagation of Deen.

We will extend our heart and soul for those who are prepared to listen to our Da'wah through the correct and permissible means, but as for those who are only prepared to listen to our Da'wah if it is done via such means and methods which are not permissible, like videos and films, then we are ma'zoor (excused) from conveying the message to such persons in such a manner.

If we do not adopt this stance (of the Shariah) which has been explained, then today, for the sake of the people, we will be using films to propagate Deen, tomorrow women without purdah /hijaab will be used for ‘spreading deen’, and we will try to bring people into the Deen through gatherings of music and dancing. (This is already transpiring. The haraam zina-kufr conference of the NNB jamiat of Fordsburg is the latest example of such satanism – The Majlis). In this way, in the name of propagation Deen, we will be trampling upon and destroying the laws of Shari'ah, one by one.

(Ulama-e-Deoband ke Aakhree Lamahaat  pg 170/171)


It is a great tragedy that Mufti Taqi has made a somersault by halaalizing videos, television and pictography on the exceptionally baseless grounds of digital pictures not being haraam pictures. His comment decades ago on the fatwa of Hadhrat Maulana Yusuf Binnuri (Rahmatullah alayh) is indeed a far cry from his lamentable haraam stance today on the issue of pictography. May Allah Ta’ala save us from the evil of our nafs and the snares of shaitaan.

15 Zil Qa’dh 1438 (8 August 2017)

Last Updated on Saturday, 19 August 2017 12:34  

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