Questioner: I heard that the meaning of Jihaad is “Ijade” ‘outings of the Tableegh Jama’ah’…
Dr Sharof: We have explained this issue! We have explained this issue!! It is not Jihaad. See, the Tableegh Jamaa’ah is as a result of the ideology of Kandahlavee. He invented the Jamaa’ah on the ideology that there is no Jihaad. They are agents of the British just as the Ahmadis, that is, the Qadiyaaniyyah; they are the mere tool for achieving the goal of the British. They were used as an ‘inside job’ to fight Islaam.
During the colonization of Pakistan and India when they were the same country, the Muslims confronted the colonizers in the name of Jihaad, (but) when the whites entered Nigeria, they easily penetrated the Yoruba Land because there was no one who taught them that they should disagree. History even reveals that the Yoruba Land was handed over to Alaafin (by the colonizers) just to manage it. That is why the Yorubas are more slaves to the whites (than others) because the whites civilized them. You know that the Yorubas are reticent; they became long-winded when the whites came.
If you closely study the northern Nigeria, (you will discover that) it wasn’t easy for the whites (to enslave their intellects) because they had Islaam. Islaam teaches us that we must not allow anyone to strip us of our Land. That is why they have maintained their status for them to certain extents even till today. Sharee’ah law got there; they were unable to cancel it. They only decreased its power. Once you get there, you will see Islaam because the whites were unable to take it from them. But unfortunately, they met many of the Yorubas as idolaters, and the leaders of the Yorubas gave lands to them free of charge.
The whites encountered great difficulties in hijacking areas where Muslims dominate. They used some of the Muslims as ‘inside job’ to fight Islaam. That is what happened in India and Pakistan. That was when they raised Ahmadiyyah; its ideology is that there is no more Jihaad. All his (Mirza Ghulam Ahmad) claims that he is the Mahdi and others are lies; he only said those preposterous statements so as to establish that there is no more Jihaad. Before he died he wrote statements claiming he worked for England throughout his life. He is the Prophet of England.
The Congregation: Laughing mode activated!
Dr Sharof: (Ironically, Shaykh said) ‘you know that Indians and Pakistanis are whites. Aren’t they?’ You know he said his revelations were in English. Great lair! Allaah says, ‘And We did not send any Messenger except with the language of his people…’ [Soorah Ibrooheem (14):4]. Are the Indians and the Pakistanis whites? That is it.
This is also the same thing with the Tableeghees. From their ideologies is that there is no more Jihaad; useless ‘outing’ is the remaining thing. And we know that Jihaad will continue to exist till the Day of Qiyaamah. It would be fought behind a leader who is righteous or a sinner anytime he calls for Jihaad. A person may ask why we have not been engaging in Jihaad. We would say to them that we don’t have a leader who has called us to one. If we are summoned for Jihaad, we would move to the battle field. So you should (make them) understand.
But in their own case, they are only strolling the nook and cranny of the world and deceiving themselves. They are used to fabricating untrue stories. They may get to a place telling cock and bull stories and yet calling themselves brothers (upon ignorance) including those who are Arabs amongst them. Birds of a feather flock together. Having understood this, it (the outing of the Tableegh Jama’ah) is not the way. It is sorrowful that many Yorubas do not follow the Sunnah; they follow ideologies that are innovations. Why? (Figuratively Shaykh said) all (perfect) praise is for Allaah (alone), they say they would stop it.
Congregation: Laughing mode activated!
[SOURCE: QUESTION AND ANSWER SESSION DURING THE EXPLANATION OF MA’AARIJUL QABUUL; VENUE: IBADAN, TIME OF THE TRANSCRIBED QUESTION AND ANSWER IN THE CLIP: 47 minutes 06 seconds to 50 minutes 51 seconds]
Translated by Aboo Aaishah Al Odeomeey