Imports from Qafila Blog
As a community, one of our duties is to make sure that we keep the understanding of our deen alive within our newer generation. Over the years we have reserved makatib to do this job for us. While on one hand this has had a huge positive impact on the upbringing of our children, at the same time, it has had some negative affect as well. It is vital that for the betterment of our community, we understand both the positive and the negatives of these processes.
There is a core essence of Tablīgh and boundaries that govern it. We have been given ta῾līm (guidance) for everything and this ta῾līm is of a very pure nature. So pure that even the theories of elite philosophers also fail to produce something similar.
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[In the talk “Need for Tablīgh”, Maulāna Ashraf ῾Ali Thānvi rehmatullāhi ῾alayh says]
…Let us look at an Ayah which has been used to take proof that no one should propagate dīn until he brings that action into his own life.
لِمَ تَقُولُونَ مَا لَا تَفْعَلُونَ