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    WAHABISM EXPOSED

    In another thread someone mentioned that there is no such thing as wahabi, and he was ignored. Maybe this will help

    WAHABISM EXPOSED

    By M. Amir Ali

    The term "Wahabism" has been in vogue for over a century and it began to be used in India and spread to the whole of Muslim world. It is a derogatory and an accusatory term used to denigrate Muslims of certain Aqeedah and who shun certain practices, perceived by others to be Islamic. According to users of the term "Wahabism" it refers to Muhammad Ibn Abdul Wahhab of Nejd in the Arabian peninsula who lived in the eighteenth century C.E.

    In Muslim culture when a group is attributed or associated with a person it is done for the following commonality:
    1. When people belong to a certain tribe or a place or country or descendence, such as Ansari, Jaafari, Pakistani, Hindi, Johani, Saudi, Bukhari and so on.
    2. When people belong to a certain aqeedah, such as, Ashari, Juhaimi, Sunni, Shi'ah, Khwariji, Zahiri, Batini, and many others.
    3. When people belong to a certain Sufi order, such as Chishti, Suhrawardi, Quadri, Naqshbandi, Shadhli, Tijani and so on.
    4. When people belong to a certain madhhab or school of thought of fiqh, such as Jaafri, Zaidi, Hanafi, Maliki, Shafe'i, Hanbali, Salafi and so on.

    Let us examine "Wahabism" to find which of the above categories it fits.

    There is no place or tribe or country or nation or family by the name of "Wahab"; it is therefore, not applicable. If we examine to see if Muhammad Ibn Abdulwahhab originated a new aqeedah we find no such thing in his teachings to give credit to him for something new. Did he originate a new Sufi order? We discover that he was neither a sufi nor he supported them, in fact, he fought against certain innovations of the sufis. Did Muhammad Ibn Abdulwahhab presented any new school of fiqhi principles? We find that he was himself an ardent follower of HANBALI madh-hab, and he revered Imam Ahmad Ibn Hanbal. One of the major contributions of Muhammad Ibn Abdul- wahhab is that he discovered and brought into the limelight another great Hanbali scholar, Imam Ibn Taimiyah and his student Ibn Qayyim. We find that Muhammad Ibn Abdulwahhab remained throughout his life a follower of Hanbali madh-hab and did not deviate much from it.

    In the light of what has been said there is no definition of the term "Wahabism" possible except as a label to bring hatred against certain group of people. It is stereotyping, slanderous and a hate-mongering term; no educated person should allow himself to the use of this term. Those who made their goal to fight "Wahabism" are fighting a non-existent enemy, a creation of a figment of their own mind, an imaginary ghost.

    Alleged "Wahabis" do not call any one to follow any new fiqh, any sufi order, any new aqeedah but they call Muslims to follow the Qur'an and Sunnah of the Prophet (S) found in the famous books of Hadith like Bukhari, Muslim, Muwatta, Ibn Majah, Abu Dawud, Ibn-Majah and others. The books of Hadith mentioned are famous and all Sunni Muslims give lip service to them. It is unfortunate that those who call you to go one step beyond lip service to the Qur'an and Sunnah and implement the teachings in your lives are labelled as Wahabis by their opponents.

    Who was Muhammad Ibn Abdulwahhab? He was a reformer and called people to the Qur'an and Sunnah instead of getting trapped into following personality cults of self-appointed, ignorant religious leaders leading masses into the pit of disgrace in this world and the pit of fire in the life hereafter. He did hurt the business of selfish, ignorant and arrogant religious leaders of Arabian Peninsula and he tried to eliminate shirk (associationism with Allah) and bid'ah (innovation in the deen al-Islam). Naturally, those who were hurt by Muhammad's teaching screamed and fought back with their own devilish instruments of slander, lies and hate mongering.

    The Crusaders of Europe wanted to evict Muslims from Jerusalem but could not do so without creating hate hysteria in the European population. Today, in America there are Christian Crusaders of pen and tongue, like Anis Shorrosh, Robert Morey, John Ankerberg and others who are fanning the flames of hatred against Muslims through slander, lies and fabrications about Islam and Muslims. In our age, our enemies have adopted another Christian term to denigrate Muslims, that is, fundamentalism, a term without definition but made derogatory.

    All educated, intelligent and thinking Muslim brethren have a duty to isolate all those who use the term "Wahabism" or "Wahabis" and associate them with hate mongering groups. We have a duty to love all those who profess to be Muslims and educate those who are ignorant of the true teachings of Islam, rather than creating hate. Those who use the term 'Wahabism or Wahabis" are agents of our enemies, particularly, our worst enemy, Shaytan. We have a duty to do all we can to free our brethren from the clutches of Shaytan and his friends.

    In our time, when Islam and Muslims are under attack from all sides, from Christians, Jews, Hindus, atheists, agnostics, secular humanists and secular nationalists, it is not right for us to divide ourselves and fight against each other. We have to pool our resources together and fight the common enemies of Islam and Muslims. If a group among us is different, we should learn to ignore the differences, emphasize the commonality and call each other to the true teachings of the Qur'an and Sunnah of the Messenger (S) of Allah. We should not call any group of people by any name which they do not like, that is slander. There is no group of people who like to be called "Wahabis", therefore, this term should be dropped by the Muslims. The term "Wahabis" and "Wahabism" was the invention of the Britsih to divide Muslims and fight against each other and weaken each other, so that British could continue to conquer Muslims land and rule them. We should not allow ourselves to continue to be the victims of Imperialist designs.

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    Jazakallah, sister.

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      #3
      JAZAKUMULLAH U KHAIR AL JAZAA SIS.

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      huwe mar k ham jo Ruswa
      huwe kiyuN na gharq e darya
      huway mar k hum jo RUSWA huway kiyN na gharq e darya
      na kabhi janaza uth-ta na kaheen mazaar hota

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        #4
        jazak Allah sister....
        many ppl in our country have this wrong idea and will show no hesitation to label anyone who guides them to the right path with the term "Wahabi"....

        Both Halal & Haram r evident but between them r doubtful things, most ppl have no knowledge about them. So whoever saves himself from suspicious things saves his religion & honor, & whoever indulges in suspicious things indulges in Haram.

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          #5
          Thanks a lot sis aapki for this brief information about wahabism.

          just curious !! isn't the sect ahl e hadeeth or salafi called wahabi??

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            #6
            Originally posted by Gunja-Punga:
            Thanks a lot sis aapki for this brief information about wahabism.

            just curious !! isn't the sect ahl e hadeeth or salafi called wahabi??

            lol i'm sure ppl can/do label salafis as 'wahabis' but as the article said...its only done to divide the muslim ummah

            Aapki: Jazakallah khair for the article.. i did come across it a while ago... We'd all be better off by following whatever sects we belong to and not fighting and bashing others... why don't we all make duaa for the other sects as we all 'believe' that ours is the best or on the correct madhab and tolerate the differences... after all, we all believe in One God (Allah (SWT)) and follow Quran and SUnnah of the last prophet (SAW) and this is what really matters...

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              #7
              BS

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                #8
                thanks......................

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                  #9
                  JAzak Allah, khair sister. Most probably you are refring to my statement. The statement is exactly what the article says. There is no such thing as 'wahabi'. It is a derogatory word used by the people who's bidatee acts were challenged by Ibn Taymiyah, Ibn Qaiyyim and Abdul Wahab.

                  A glaring example is that before Abdul Wahab's reformation, there were four different jamaat in Makkah for every salah. Each school had their own jamaat. He had this stopped, Alhumdo Lillah.

                  Wassalam

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                  Rabbeshrah lee sadree; wa yassirlee amree; yafqahoo qaulee.

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                    #10
                    Originally posted by Akif:
                    BS
                    Please elaborate!



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                    Rabbeshrah lee sadree; wa yassirlee amree; yafqahoo qaulee.

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                      #11
                      my understanding was that abdul wahab, with the aid of the british actually massacred muslim on the basis that they followed a different aqeedah.

                      He actually fought against the existing islamic state, after which the "saudi" family was placed onto the throne and the khalif was removed.

                      Saudi arabia was then formed, and the borders for the arab countries were created with an increase in "arab-ism" culture.

                      If i understand correctly , he was used as a pawn by the british in order to destroy the khilafah i.e the islamic state.

                      It seems to make sense to me, but as i said, its my understanding. subject to error

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                        #12
                        This is derogatory (mis)information that the sects spread to try and distract uninformed Muslims. In actual fact, the people they call 'wahabis' are trying to stop them from bidattee and shirkee practices.

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                        Rabbeshrah lee sadree; wa yassirlee amree; yafqahoo qaulee.

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                          #13
                          Appki-

                          I'd like to send this article to a friend and wanted the source for credibility.

                          Where'd u get this article? Can u list the link?

                          Thanks!

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                            #14
                            Originally posted by Muni:
                            Appki-

                            Where'd u get this article? Can u list the link?

                            Thanks!
                            http://www.iiie.net/Articles/Wahabism.html

                            The site belongs to The Institute of Islamic Information & Education (III&E)


                            "The Institute of Islamic Information and Education (III&E) is dedicated to the cause of Islam in North America through striving to elevate the image of Islam and Muslims by providing the correct information about Islamic beliefs, history and civilization from the authentic sources. Inquiries are welcome.The Institute of Islamic Information & Education (III&E) was established in Chicago, Illinois in 1985. The III&E is registered in the State of Illinois and recognized by the Internal Revenue Service [IRS Code 501(C)(3)] and the United State Postal Service (USPS) as a not-for-profit, religious organization."

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                              #15
                              Originally posted by eemo:
                              my understanding was that abdul wahab, with the aid of the british actually massacred muslim on the basis that they followed a different aqeedah.

                              He actually fought against the existing islamic state, after which the "saudi" family was placed onto the throne and the khalif was removed.

                              Saudi arabia was then formed, and the borders for the arab countries were created with an increase in "arab-ism" culture.

                              If i understand correctly , he was used as a pawn by the british in order to destroy the khilafah i.e the islamic state.

                              It seems to make sense to me, but as i said, its my understanding. subject to error

                              Trust me brother, this is Kafir/Shia propaganda. Even I'd been duped into believing this for sometime, but later on, when I read more about them I figured out basically the Shias, Kafirs and fanatic Sufis have dedicated themselves to spreading lies against them (Muslims who try to follow true Islam).

                              The fanatic Sufis are unable to answer the mainstream Muslims why they practise shirk. So they label anyone who questions them as Wahhabi.

                              The Shias have never been able to justify their heretic beliefs, so now they have found a SCAPEGOAT. Anyone who doesn't follow the kind of Sunnism they demand you to follow, is labelled a Wahhabi by them . And they are so good at this deception, a lot of the unsuspecting and less-informed Sunni Muslims have been duped into this.

                              It is all a shia/Kafir attempt to divide the Muslims.

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