May we know the stance of the Shafi'i madhab when it comes to the Tableegh jamaat?
Wa alaykum salam wa rahmatuLlahi wa barakatuHu,
The jama'ah al-tabligh movement was founded and is ran by great ulama based primarily in the Indian subcontinent. Moulana Ilyas, Shaykh al-Hadith Zakariyya al-Kandahlawi, and many others are scholars who gave over their entire lives in the service of Islam. Most of them link back to Dar al-'Ulum Deoband, in some way or another. This particular institute's educational methodology is Ash'ari/Maturidi and Hanafi. Accordingly, the tabligh movement is a part of Ahl al-Sunnah wa al-Jama'ah and should be respected.
And Allah knows best.
Answered by: Shaykh Yaqub Abdurrahman