The Shaykh was asked: O eminent Shaykh, here we have newly invented groups, the Jama’ah al-Ikhwaan (al-Muslimeen) and the Jama’at at-Tableegh and other than them. Are these groups from Ahlus Sunnah and what is your advice regarding this subject?
So the Shaykh said: These differing groups are newly invented, firstly. They are newly invented, their origins being in the 14th century (AH). And prior to the 14th century, they were not present and they had not originated; they did not exist.
As for the correct methodology and the straight path, then its birth and its origin are from the sending of the Noble Messenger (صلى الله عليه وسلم). The path which the Messenger (صلى الله عليه وسلم) and his Companions were upon since he was sent (عليه السلام).
So whoever followed this, this truth and this guidance, then they are saved and victorious.
And whoever strays from this (path), has deviated to this sect or that group, thinking that they have with them some good and they have with them some mistakes.
But their mistakes are huge and tremendous so be warned about them and protect yourself by following the Jama’ah, who are Ahlus Sunnah wal-Jama’ah and they are upon the methodology of the Salaf (pious predecessors) of this Ummah. And they are dependant upon them (the Salaf) for what has been brought regarding Allaah and His Messenger (عليه السلام).
And (Ahlus Sunnah are) not dependant on the matters that came from fulaan (so and so) and fulaan (so and so) and upon the ways and the methodologies that were invented in the 14th century of the Hijraah. And these groups, or these two groups that were pointed out, they came about in the 14th century upon a way or upon a methodology that is well known.
As for Jama’at at-Tableegh, they have with them matters of evil, firstly. And it is a newly invented methodology. It originated in Delhi, and it did not originate in Makkah or in Madeenah. And its spring and its origin is in Delhi in India. And from what is know about India is that it is full of superstitions and full of innovations. Eventhough, there are many people from Ahlus Sunnah there, and they are upon the Sunnah and the correct way. For example the group Ahlul Hadeeth, those who are the best of people in this land.
The Shaykh also said: And the founders (of Jama’at at-Tableegh) are from the people of innovations and from the people who follow the ways of the Soofiyyah and they are deviated in aqeedah so it is a newly invented innovation found in this land. And it depends on these matters that have been established by its founders for this way. And they (the founders) are deviated in their aqeedah and in their methodology as well. They have with them aspects of Soofiyyah and aspects of Ash’ariyyah, those who are not upon the methodology of Ahlus Sunnah wal-Jama’ah. Not in their aqeedah and not in their behavior