Al-ʿAllāmah Ḥammūd al-Tuwayjirī said [concerning the leadership of the ṣūfī tablīghī movement]:
The leadership of the tablīghiīn is responsible for the intense ignorance of its followers, and their leaders are the reason for those who have slaughtered their own children based on visions shown to them by shayṭān.
In response we add: It is a well-known principle among academics that any structure erected upon a foundation that is as faltering as the edge of a bank about to collapse, then its foundations are closer to complete destruction than what is built upon it.
To clarify this, [we state] that the very foundation of tablīghī leadership has always been based in innovation, ignorance, and misguidance. There then should be no differentiation between the tablīghī leaders and followers insofar as being completely unaware of most judicious rulings of this sharīʿah. I mentioned as well in the first instance of the actions of the supreme leader of the jamāʿah al-tablīgh in our time, a man named Inʿām al-Ḥasan who: utilised talismans, enlisted the help of shayāṭīn, and recited incantations containing major shirk, all seeking cures from magic he alleged was affecting him. I have also already mentioned that Inʿām al-Ḥasan actually advised ʿUmar Banbūrī—considered the very tongue of the tablīghī daʿwah—to seek a cure from magic, that he also alleged was affecting him, with the like of what Inʿām al-Ḥasan utilised from talismans, incantations containing shirk, and seeking help from the shayāṭīn.
If the ignorance of the leader of the jamāʿah al-tablīgh and their mouthpiece has reached such heights to where they “remedy themselves” by reciting incantations containing major shirk, and seeking cures from talismans and devilish aids, we should not be overtly surprised by the actions of their followers when they slaughtered their own children based on satanic visions. There should be no doubt that the actions of Inʿām al-Ḥasan and ʿUmar Banbūrī containing shirk, seeking cures from the use of talismans, and enlisting the help of shayāṭīn is worse even than the slaughtering of children [enacted by their followers]. This is because shirk is the greatest of oppressions, the most major of all major sins, and the most severe of prohibited acts.
For Allāh has related to us that He will not forgive shirk, but will forgive anything other than it. This proves that the slaughtering of children is a lesser evil than shirk as their slaughter would be included in the verse:
‘And those who do not invoke with Allah another deity or kill the soul which Allah has forbidden [to be killed], except by right, and do not commit unlawful sexual intercourse. And whoever should do that will meet a penalty.’
It is, therefore, obligatory upon Inʿām al-Ḥasan and ʿUmar Banbūrī to repent from what they have fallen in to from shirk, talismanic reliance, and satanic aid. For Allāh accepts the repentance of the sincere, truthful, ones regardless of their misdeed.