Why was Jamaat-ul-Muslimeen revived?
us why was Jamaat ul Muslimeen revived? As the hadith narrated by Hudhaifa (May
Allah be pleased with him) tells us to stick to Jamaat-ul-Muslimeen and in its
absences to be aloof from all sects even if we have to chew the roots of trees
till our death.
We do not seek the teachings of Islam in one particular ayah or hadith but in the entire Quran and Sunnah, we have to observe many ayaat and ahadith to reach a conclusion. In the mid 1960's when a handful of people decided to depart from all sects in the light of the above mentioned hadith, they also had to follow the following ayaat and ahadith.
Allah's rope firmly and do not become sects.
In this ayah Allah has commanded the Muslimeen to remain united and forbade them from breaking their unity, meaning not to secluded from other Muslimeen but remain united and live in the form of one Jamaah. That was what those people did after leaving all sects.
Who could be
better in words than the one who invites towards Allah, performs righteous deeds
and says surely I am among the Muslimeen.
They are to declare themselves to be Muslimeen, which is what they did and they gave up all sectarian names.
(SallAllah-u-Alaihi-wa-Sallam) said: It is not halaal for three men that they
live in a jungle but make an Emir from amongst them. (meaning to live in a
jungle without an Emir is forbidden).
(SallAllah-u-Alaihi-wa-Sallam) said: When three people leave for travelling they
should appoint an Emir amongst themselves.
Whether in the
jungle or in travel we are forbidden to live without an Emir, so how is it
possible that we can live our normal lives without an Emir? Syed Masood Ahmad
was nominated to be the Emir of those people who had departed from all sects.
We are ordered to remain united and in the form of one Jamaah, this unity of Muslimeen in the form of a Jamaah has been called 'Jamaat-ul-Muslimeen' by our Prophet (SallAllah-u-Alaihi-wa-Sallam), so Masood Ahmad and his friends became Jamaat-ul-Muslimeen by following Quran and Sunnah, and in practice of sunnah they named their Jamaah 'Jamaat-ul-Muslimeen'. Jamaat-ul-Muslimeen was a forgotten Sunnah, which was revived by Masood Ahmad and his friends.
In the end we can
conclude that for an individual it is not allowed to join any sect in the
absence of Jamaat-ul-Muslimeen even if he has to leave all his friends, family,
live in the jungle and die while chewing the roots of trees. But if he is joined
by other Muslimeen, then they all are to live in the form of a Jamaah, appoint
an Emir upon themselves and call themselves Muslimeen, their Jamaah will be
referred to as 'Jamaat-ul-Muslimeen' as there is no room in Islam for any Jamaah
or sect other than Jamaat-ul-Muslimeen.
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