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Submitted by Razia Sultana (United Kingdom), Jun 20, 2008 at 13:48

I look, read, and become even more frustrated with this Tablighi Jamiat. I have a family member who has been completely brainwashed by the group.

He has 6 children, and two elderly parents, and at the intonation of the big beards in the jamat, leaves his children, at home with no one to take them to school, leaves his parents crying, his wife upset and distraught at his leaving his house.

Since this Jamiat came into our lives we have come from happy people to miserable people, with constant fights in the house, no peace. I wonder if that is what Allah wills, if something is so good as this Jamiat makes itself to be then why should it create so much unhappiness in a family which was otherwise so happy. This individual leaves for 4 months, then 3 days and then 40 days every year to go to tabligh.

His children are far behind in their education, than most other children in their age group, his flourishing buisness takes a dip, he is nearly claiming benefits, his elderly parents cry for him each time he goes, wondering if he will return when they are still alive, but he does not care. He has to go to tabligh. I will be petitioning the government to ban this group,.

But why i ask you?

This group would have been enjoyed by all the family, and more people would have joined, but the irresponsibile nature of this individual has driven every member of our family away, with the younger generation being told to stay away, and when they see elderly people that can barely stand, crying for their children, then who wants this type of group.They do not preach compassion, they contradict, and people such as our family member, more than attract people to the group has driven them away, due to his one sided nature.

I beseech these people to leave people alone, Alhumdullillah that they are spreading Islam, but does it have to be when a father is taken away from his children, his parents have no importance in his life. Then where are the values of Islam?

I have seen that most tablighi people go off to tabligh as a way of running away from their domestic responsibilities and not to spread Islam. Should it not be that if possible change with love those around you first before embarking on changing others, if you have through your habits turned the family and the community against you, and what is the worth. You are bringing more hatred for the group rather than loyalty.

Either make yourself amiable to all or close down, as the tears of an elderly father will be a curse upon you, and may Allah destroy you for the pain you have caused my family, you are despicableTabligh Jamiat.

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