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The Jamaa'ah at-Tableegh's lack of importance given to seeking Knowledge

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Question: That which is well known about this group (Jamaaah at-Tableegh) is the lack of importance
they place on seeking knowledge, and likewise, their dislike for those from amongst them who do seek
knowledge, claiming that all the Sahaabah did not seek knowledge, and that there were only a few
scholars amongst them, whilst their emphasis was more on giving da'wah?
Response: This is from ignorance, and that is for someone to place a lack of importance in (seeking)
knowledge. I dont know how their da'wah can be correct without knowledge, (for) certainly da'wah is not
correct except with knowledge, as Allaah (Subhaanahu wa Ta'aala) says:
{Say: This is my way, I invite unto Allaah with sure knowledge, I and whosoever follows me},
[Soorah Yoosuf, Aayah 108]
And it is not possible for a person to become a caller (daa'ee) until he knows full well what he is calling to.
So that which is obligatory for the callers (ahl ad-dawah) is to learn first and (then) teach and call the
people.
Shaykh ibn Uthaymeen
as-Sahwah al-Islaamiyyah - Question 115, Page 282