Tulu` Al-Islam

Q: Tulu` Al-Islam is an organization that publishes an Urdu magazine bearing the same name. They are followers of Ghulam Ahmed Pervez one of the most nefarious deviants. He denies the Sunnah (whatever is reported from the Prophet), Islamic beliefs and the entire faith, as shown in the attached document which includes some of his evil views. Followers of this organization have begun to appear in Kuwait, and we heard that it has followers in other Gulf countries, Pakistan, and other countries.Please issue a Fatwa (legal opinion issued by a qualified Muslim scholar) so that the majority (Part No. 2; Page No. 118) of Muslims may know the truth of this organization and may not be misled by it. This organization spreads its deviant ideas opposing the Qur'an and Sunnah and calls to disbelief. Unfortunately, this occurs under the name of Islam.Your Fatwa will have a huge effect in destroying this evil and spreading the Truth In sha’a-Allah (if Allah wills). May Allah reward you!Please inform us of the Islamic ruling on Al-Qadyaniyyah as well, for it has some followers carrying out its activities in Kuwait and other countries. May Allah reward you!

A: After reviewing the beliefs and opinions of the sect called Tulu` Al-Islam published by its founder Ghulam Ahmed Pervez and his followers in their books and articles, and based on previous Fatwas issued by many Muslim scholars in different Muslim countries regarding this sect, we have discovered that this sect commits many evils, such as:1. Denying the obligation of obeying the Messenger of Allah (peace be upon him), denying the evidences in the Sunnah and claiming the Qur'an is the only source of legislation.2. Distorting the pillars of Islam in a way that negates the Qur'an, Sunnah and Ijma` (consensus of scholars). Prayer, Zakah and Hajj have other meanings to followers of this sect, (Part No. 2; Page No. 119) similar to the interpretations of the deviant Al-Batiniyyah sects.3. Distorting the pillars of Islam in a way that negates the Qur'an, Sunnah and Ijma`. According to followers of this sect, angels are not a real separate creation but forces given to other creatures and predestination is a Magian scheme.4. Denying the existence of Paradise and Hell.5. Denying Adam (peace be upon him), father of all humans, ever existed and claiming his story is just drama.6. Interpreting the Qur'an according to their own opinions and whims and claiming the rulings included in it are temporary and not eternal.There are many other false beliefs and ideas adopted and propagated by this sect. Only one of its beliefs is enough to deem its followers outside the fold of Islam and among the apostates, let alone all of these beliefs. Any ordinary Muslim who examines these ideas will discover they follow other than the believers' way and distort all Ma`lum minad-din biddarurah (well-established theological matters). Based on our previous discussion, anyone who follows this sect, calls people to it or convinces others of its beliefs in any way in the media is Kafir (disbeliever) and Murtad (apostate). The Muslim ruler has to call such a person to perform Tawbah (repentance to Allah) and return to the Truth or they are subject to capital punishment as a Kafir. (Part No. 2; Page No. 120) Moreover, it is the duty of all Muslims to beware of and warn others against these misguiding groups and other deviant sects, such as Al-Qadyaniyyah, Baha'ism and others. We advise our Muslim brothers to hold fast to the Qur'an and Sunnah, follow the example of the Sahabah (Companions of the Prophet) and Tabi`un (Followers, the generation after the Companions of the Prophet) and the Rightly-Guided Imams (initiators of a School of Jurisprudence) known for their knowledge and virtuousness. We ask Allah to suppress the enemies of Islam wherever they are and to repel their plotting, for He is All-Powerful. Allah Alone is Sufficient for us, and He is the Best Disposer of affairs for us. All praise be to Allah.May Allah grant us success. May peace and blessings be upon our Prophet Muhammad, his family, and Companions.