Q: I’m a university student. I’ve been involved with tabligh for 7 years. Due to tabligh I gained intense love for ulama, especially when Hazrat Maulana Yunus Patel rahimahullah came to UK from South Africa. I’ve never met a pious person like him to this day.
When I was young I wanted to take bayt to a shaikh (for spiritual reformation), but my ameer (tabligh leader) told me tabligh is enough, but now I see that my spiritual condition is horrendous. What do you advise?
A: Dawat (tabligh) and self reformation are not mutually exclusive they deal with seperate issues. Yes, despite being in the effort of dawat you need the expert advice of a spiritual guide to assist in your reformation.
And Allah knows best
Aadiel Moosagie (Mufti)
Council of Ulama Eastern Cape
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