What does being Wahabi mean?

According to the outside world and media, it is a form or sect of Islam that goes back to  Sheikh Mohamed bin Abdulawahab. But to Saudis, especially the central region it is a sub-tribe of the Tameem tribe which coincidentally Sheikh Mohamed and I both belong to.

To set the record straight, no Saudi calls himself Wahbi unless they belong to the sub-tribe I mentioned above. To us Sheikh Mohamed was just another famous big sheikh who also happened to be into politics. He did not start a new Islamic sect. What he did do was educate people in the central region. The central region is practically an out of the way desert. Sheikh Mohamed was born here in Al Uyyanah, not far from Riyadh. He travelled to Makkah, Medina and Iraq to study Islam and then he came back and taught his people. At that time, people here were illiterate, superstitious and many had forgotten or never learned the basics of Islam. There are even stories about paganism and idol worshipping. So he came back to teach people. And he also made a pact with an ancestor of Al Saud, that he would take care of the religion and Al Saud would take care of bringing unity and government to our people.

Sheikh Mohamed, contrary to popular western belief, was not an ultra conservative hell bent against women and human rights. He barely delved into these issues. He had religiously bigger issues to take care of with wiping out paganism and the worship of saints and reeducating people on how to pray! He was also busy stifling the spread of Shiaism. His main focus was to resume the monotheism condition of Islam. He did such a great job that  by the time he was through, the region had all the basics of Sunni Islam down. So much so that for the next two centuries, many many so-called sheikhs sadly had nothing better to do but twiddle their thumbs and create petty fatwas. For example, one that I came across written in the late eighties, early nineties that women should be discouraged from watching soccer matches on TV because the excitement of seeing men in shorts running around is too much for her fragile emotional health. That was a FATWA!

I digress, back to the term Wahabi. This is definitely an outsider’s term. And to those who the term refers to, it is meaningless. It isn’t even derogatory. It has no meaning outside of lineage and tribal names. There is no Islamic sect called Wahabi and Sheikh Mohamed bin Abdulawahab did not create a new Islamic perspective. He was just a famous and notable figure in Saudi Arabian history.

So what Islamic sect does the central region and the government follow? It is Sunni and we strictly follow Sheikh Ahmed bin Hanbil and Ibn Taiymiah, both of whom came long before Mohamed bin Abdulwahab. Religiously speaking we call our selves Hanabillah. The next time you hear someone say “those crazy Wahabis” please correct them and say “they’re actually crazy Hanabillahs”.


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379 responses to “What does being Wahabi mean?

  1. Nice post. 🙂 It annoys me when I hear this term also as I have read Ibn Abdul Wahhab’s ‘Kitab at-Tawhid’ and of course there is nothing crazy or extreme in there, just simple deductions based on Qur’an and sunnah and of course he did a huge amount to bring this region away from the Jahil practices that were prevalent at that time. Actually I live a couple of minutes from Old Dir’iyyah which is where he established a kind of dawa centre in partnership with King Sa’ud.

    • uthman al deen nurain al nigeri



      • um Abdullah

        May Allah protect us from the shirk that Sheikh AbdelWahab tried to eliminate. But I’d like to make a note about your comment, if you don’t mind. One can only travel to 3 mosques – Makkah, Medinah and Quds – so particularly travelling to pray in any other mosque than these 3 is not correct. Also one can not say the prayers are accepted in any particular mosque – Allah hears everybody whereever they are, the one has their prayers anwered quicker if they are close to Him – not because of praying to Him in a particular mosque.
        P.S. to everybody – Wahhab is a Name of Allah, so try not to use the label ‘Wahabbi’ as it may be using the Name of Allah in the wrong way.

      • gvs

        Again this is superstition..Your prayers answered only in that mosque means what…Prayers can be answered based on how true you are while praying and nothing to do with the place where we pray.

    • Assalaamu alaikum.

      Learn to love the most beloved to Allah Azzawajal, the messenger sallallahu alaihi wasallam and you will surely begin to recognise Allah Azzawajals blessings, you will NEVER EVER commit shirk if you have a spiritual guide/teacher/murshid/pir/shaykh who has an “ijaza” in one of the four Sufi orders which are spiritually linked to the messenger of Allah Azzawajal, if your heart is full of arrogance and you try and interpret the Quran and Hadiths yourself then it is a known fact you will be misguided, im not going to comment on ibn taymiyyah because it would sound biased but I have discovered the truth alhamdulillah and I have peace in my heart now.

      • Abdallah

        Which color does the ijazza has, and how big is the stamp on the ijazza.
        All you mean is to contact with the Evil Magicians. That is Shirk, and you just declared you are not muslim anymore

    • shahid

      what has been left to be mentioned in Islam by the Prophet (pbuh) so Abdul wahab would correct actually Abdul wahab was a puppet in the hands of jews abdul wahab was planted to destroy the Islam with the help of an Idiot called saud basically saud was a dacoit.

      • Brother, Mohammad Bin Abdulwahhab died more than 200 years before Zionism was created. You and the other brainwashed sheep need to wake up.

      • K m

        Infortunatrly it has been very difficult to accept stark realality of Wahabbi.
        Wahabbis are creation of Jews and English.

        A well know fact.

      • Wahab knew very well what he was doing and spread wrong ideology in to the already SICK mind of Saud and all his followers, and destroying the shrines of the sahabbahs and the holy wife’s [ our mothers] S.A.W But so much is happening right now due to these Kafir Saudi Bastards, they are spending millions on protecting their kings graves, yet SAHABBAHS they have even dug up and bull dozed grave yards and shrines, so don’t talk shit and until God gives you brain to understand the ,the Wahhabi bastards ideology what they are spreading ,so open your eyes brothers and sisters when see something like this on net it is not written by SUNNI but by kafir wahabbis
        raja tariq

      • Moizuddin

        Well said Akhi, these wahabi are deviant sect created by so called scholar Muhammad bin Abdul wahab Najdi.

    • shahid

      actually abdul wahab was a person having agenda in his mind fixed by zionist jews and christens how to destroy islam so abdul wahab helped them one can read the Humphrey diary a spy of west

    • aref salman

      Better if Mr. Wahab’s mom had aborted him.

    • In short Muhammad bin abdul wahhab’s teaching were the basics of Islam, basics of all Messenger’s teachings. Which is LA ILAHA ILLA ALLAH on the other side there is shirk with ALLAH subhanahu. Most of the people in the world are Al kuffar (disbelievers)Al mushrikeen(non muslims) even in this last ummah ummatu Muhammad s.a.v. and there are manys proofs of that, some are here
      1.It is from Nabi Muhammad s.a.v that there will be 73 sects of this ummah and 72 will go to fire(hell) except 1. His sahabah asked about those 1. He answered “ma ana alaihi wa ashabi” means they will be on what I am and my sahabah, or as he said.
      2.It is in Quran that most of the people on earth are gumrah.
      3.In the last day Alqiymah ALLAH azza wa jalla said to Adam to bring out the share of jahannad(hell) He asked to ALLAH how much? ALLAH subhanahu will say 999 out of 1000.
      (I am sorry if there is any mistake in translation. Because Islam is in Arabic.)

    • aref salman

      Even if there is nothing nuts in his book, surely the Saudi royals who claim to follow him are crazy.

    • Shahid

      Why wahabi says innovation is not allowed and whom so ever do that will go to jahannum that means Omar bin khattab will go to jahannum because Omar introduced Taravih and As salato khairum minun noum which was not practiced during the prophet pbuh Barelvis are following Sufism religion of peace not the religion of the Najis Najdi son of jihadunnikah who was bludy wahan was an Munafiq and companions are not pious than the family of prophet pbuh companions have made lot of mistakes which are enough for going to jahannum you are sure Omar bin khattab will go to Jahanum because he innovated Taravih , where as Quran restricts you that do not read Quran in haste read slowly

      • BMehdi

        Slandering the companions is a sin, you are making a false accusation against those that are guaranteed paradise.

        “And the first to embrace Islam of the Muhajirun (those who migrated from Makkah to Al-Madinah) and the Ansar (the citizens of Al-Madinah who helped and gave aid to the Muhajirun) and also those who followed them exactly (in Faith). Allah is well-pleased with them as they are well-pleased with Him. He has prepared for them Gardens under which rivers flow (Paradise), to dwell therein forever. That is the supreme success.” Qur’an 9:100

        Narrated ‘Abdullah: The Prophet (peace be upon him) said, “The best people are those of my generation, and then those who will come after them (the next generation), and then those who will come after them (i.e. the next generation), and then after them, there will come people whose witness will precede their oaths, and whose oaths will precede their witness.”

        Sahih al-Bukhari 6429
        Book 81, Hadith 18

        Narrated Sa’id ibn Zayd: AbdurRahman ibn al-Akhnas said that when he was in the mosque, a man mentioned Ali (may Allah be pleased with him). So Sa’id ibn Zayd got up and said: I bear witness to the Messenger of Allah (peace be upon him) that I heard him say: Ten persons will go to Paradise: The Prophet (peace be upon him) will go to Paradise, Abu Bakr will go to Paradise, Umar will go to Paradise, Uthman will go to Paradise, Ali will go to Paradise, Talhah will go to Paradise: az-Zubayr ibn al-Awwam will go to paradise, Sa’d ibn Malik will go to Paradise, and AbdurRahman ibn Awf will go to Paradise. If I wish, I can mention the tenth. The People asked: Who is he: So he kept silence. The again asked: Who is he: He replied: He is Sa’id ibn Zayd.

        Garde : Sahih (Al-Albani)
        Sunan Abi Dawud 4649

        You show your lack of knowledge, you don’t even know the names of the companions. Umar most certainly did not ‘introduce’ taraweeh prayers, they were established during the time of the prophet.

        Narrated Abu Salama bin `Abdur Rahman: that he asked `Aisha “How was the prayer of Allah’s Messenger (ﷺ) in Ramadan?” She replied, “He did not pray more than eleven rak`at in Ramadan or in any other month. He used to pray four rak`at —- let alone their beauty and length—-and then he would pray four —-let alone their beauty and length —- and then he would pray three rak`at (witr).” She added, “I asked, ‘O Allah’s Messenger (ﷺ)! Do you sleep before praying the witr?’ He replied, ‘O `Aisha! My eyes sleep but my heart does not sleep.”

        Sahih al-Bukhari 2013
        Book 31, Hadith 6

        What you are referring to is this hadith :

        ‘Abdur Rahman bin ‘Abdul Qari said, “I went out in the company of ‘Umar bin Al-Khattab one night in Ramadan to the mosque and found the people praying in different groups. A man praying alone or a man praying with a little group behind him. So, ‘Umar said, ‘In my opinion I would better collect these (people) under the leadership of one Qari (Reciter) (i.e. let them pray in congregation!)’. So, he made up his mind to congregate them behind Ubai bin Ka’b. Then on another night I went again in his company and the people were praying behind their reciter. On that, ‘Umar remarked, ‘What an excellent Bid’a (i.e. innovation in religion) this is; but the prayer which they do not perform, but sleep at its time is better than the one they are offering.’ He meant the prayer in the last part of the night. (In those days) people used to pray in the early part of the night.”

        Sahih al-Bukhari 2010
        Book 31, Hadith 3

        You have ignored the end, he says “but the prayer which they do not perform, but sleep at its time is better than the one they are offering.”. Which of course means he did not agree with the bidah, he recommended sticking to the way shown by the prophet, peace be upon him.

        Sufis are just as twisted as their deviant, Barelvi cousins. You are delusional to think the Muslims from the Indian Subcontinent are the ones who follow Islam correctly! People whose culture is influenced by the wretched Hindus, people are illiterate and backward. Anything contrary in worship to Qur’an and Sunnah is to be rejected, as I have shown.

        “(O Messenger!) Tell people: ‘If you indeed love Allah, follow me, and Allah will love you and will forgive you your sins. Allah is All-Forgiving, All-Compassionate. Say: ‘Obey Allah and obey the Messenger.’ If they turn away from this then know that Allah does not love those who refuse to obey Him and His Messenger.” Qur’an 3:31-32

        “O ye who believe! Obey Allah, and obey the messenger and those of you who are in authority; and if ye have a dispute concerning any matter, refer it to Allah and the messenger if ye are (in truth) believers in Allah and the Last Day. That is better and more seemly in the end.” Qur’an 4:59

        “He who obeys the Messenger has obeyed Allah ; but those who turn away – We have not sent you over them as a guardian.” Qur’an 4:80

      • Shaks

        First of all your hadeeths are fabricated and unreliable. You have criminals who you claim are guaranteed paradise. I’ll come back later and analyse your fake hadeeths.

        Bibi Fatima (as) cursed Abu Bakr and Umar till the day she died. Are you going to tell me that the Prophet’s pure daughter is a sinner?

      • BMehdi

        You don’t even understand the difference between authentic hadith and fabricated hadith. I quoted authentic hadith. Once again you slander the best of people, the hadith scholars. You’re an ignorant, deviant. How deluded you Pakistani’s are to think YOU, of all people, are on Qur’an and Sunnah!

      • Shaks

        You arrogant bedouin. I’ll destroy your fake hadeeths. The Prophet’s family were the best of people, not your Saqifan usurpers.

      • BMehdi

        I’m not a Bedouin nor do I use fake hadiths. To even suggest Bukhari, Muslim and others are fake shows just how astray you are. You lack knowledge. You’re a Shia and we all know there is no bigger enemy, nor ever will be, than the filthy Shia. We know what the dog Khomeini and others wrote about the prophet, peace be upon him, and his companions. We know the Shia conspired with the Mongols and Crusaders and we know the Shia buy arms from Israel. You fool no one. Your Taqiyya will not work here.

      • Shaks

        Hadeeth scholars have a formula where if someone narrates a hadeeth and uses it to praise himself or to elevate his own position then that narration can be considered suspicious. Claiming to be guaranteed a place in paradise and also being the narrator is highly suspicious.

        You have included in this hadeeth many dodgy characters. Those who angered the Prophet’s daughter and those who declared war on their Rightly Guided Caliph.

    • solly

      Then how come the Saudi Wahhabis, especially the hypocritical “royals,” have such a crazy, ungenerous notion of Islam, the religion of mercy?

      • BMehdi

        Who said they have a crazy notion of Islam? The Western press? You cannot trust the Western press to accurately report the news from their own countries, let alone others. Have you been to Saudi? Do you know how the country is run? They have taken in 2.5 million Syrian refugees, 1 million from Yemen. The give billions in charity, murders, terrorists and rapists are killed and Qur’an and Sunnah is taught in schools and mosques. That is anything but a crazy notion of Islam, it’s how a country should be run under Shariah.

    • Anthony DiMattei

      what happen if you didnt follow his understanding

    • solly

      Why have Saudi Wahabis destroyed so many historic Muslim sites, including the home of Khadija???

    • solly

      Then why is Saudi “royal” family destroying historic Muslim sites in Mecca and Medina? Is the way they live Islamic?

  2. saudiwoman

    Thanks. It is funny how the media’s superficial knowledge can sometimes snowball into “facts”.

    • My great great grandfather actually knew Shaikh Abdul Wahab – he met with him several times in Najd itself!. You will see in many of Shaikh Abdul Wahab’s writing quotations and references to Shaikh Siddique Hasan Al Qanuji.. and vice versa. 3-4 books of my GGGrandfather have been published by Imam University and are available at Jareer. He has also explained this term Wahbism. It actually started in India. Where there was a variety of Sects.. My grandfather was ruler of a State and he implemented the Sharia that WAS implemented here and so was also called wahabi by the Shias and other sects who wanted to dance around graves and sing lovely songs about Sahabas..He wanted them to work and progress and be united in belief.

      They called him WAHABI.. ( now I can tell you who came up with that, but I will not – it will lead to lots of bla bla).

      He said: I am Hussainy from Syedna Hussain ibn Ali.. Abdul Wahab is a different tribe. But, of course, with time.. twists and turns.. politics and thus: Wahabism.. lool.
      Good post.. we have been saying the same for the past 4 generations.. no one gets it!..

      The purpose of bothe Shaikh Abdul Wahab and my forefather was to establish one thing: TAWHEED. Worship of ONE Allah instead of idol worship and grave worshipping and other forms of worship which limit the mind and not enable it to grow. What a shame.. that is called a SECT!..

      • Ammoz

        Oi, when you say Tawheed is about worshipping God, there is something you forgot to say that you MUST say it, which is believing in AlHabeeb Muhammad “alyh alsalat wa alsalam” to be the messenger of God! These two parts are so associated together and no one can stand on its own. Be careful!

      • AA Hamid

        Riyadh Writer, if you are referring to Nawab Siddiq Hasan Khan of Bhopal, India as your late GGGrandfather, then i’m afraid he was born 1832 CE and Muhammad bin AbdulWahhab died in 1792 CE so they could not have met. However, Nawab Siddiq did mention M. bin AbdulWahhab in several of his books when discussing the difference between the movement in Najd and the Ahl-e-Hadith movement of Hind, as people began accusing him of being a follower of M. bin AbdulWahhab (i.e. a “wahhabi”). Nonetheless, I agree that they both called to monothiesm. Anyone who thoroughly investigates this subject, will find – in my opinon -, that both the Najdi movement and the Ahl-e-Hadith movement were revivalist and revolutionary movements – and not a sect.

      • Shaks

        Whatever the historical debate is , it doesn’t change the fact that all these characters are sons of Laanati Yazid. They idolise him as their saviour.

      • Salman

        Aoa sis/bro u r right wahabi want all human pray one allah!no shirk! Ok But did u explain me one thing ‘did allah himself tell muhammad saw quran’ no! Allah tell quran to muhammad saw via jibrael that is call wasila! Ok and one more thing u will understand no shia aur no suni were dancing and sang lovely song in grave yard ok! Shia and sunni went to grave yard ,mazar and shrine for rember there death only
        not went to ‘pooja baba ‘ worship dead people ok and u also remember abdul wahab (ln) that is also shirk from ur teachings! One request never tease any sect aur religion ok

      • aref salman

        So what you’re saying is “sheikh” Wahab and your grandpop wanted to be dictators (based on their understanding of Islam).

    • AA Hamid

      “Whatever the historical debate is , it doesn’t change the fact that all these characters are sons of Laanati Yazid. They idolise him as their saviour.”

      How immature.

    • Bissma Iqbal

      Assalamu alykum sister i just want to ask why “wahabis” dont celebrate the mawlid, “wahabis” say that the Prohet (SAW), astigfirullah, passed on the same day he was born so us Sunnis are celebrating the passing of the Prophet. yet in the Quran it is stated that “Every soul will taste daeth” so the Prophet (SAW)’s soul departed from the body but there wasnt anywhere to put the blessed soul so then the souls was put back in the body. Also in Islam you are only allowed to cry over a persons death for 3 day after that you cant. Also in the Quran it also says not in theses exact word but it is says to celebrate the blessing you are given and the biggest blessing that was bestowed upon us was the birth of the Prophet (SAW). So why do “wahabis” say celebrating the birth of the Prophet is wrong when sunnis actually celebrate the Mawlid. I would be very grateful if oyu took time out to reply. Jazakullah Khair!

      • Mr M B Mehdi

        It is bidah. To make something new in worship is to call the Lord and his messenger liars. They told us the religion was perfect. We were told to follow the best of people i.e. the companions. They did not do this, we do not do this either. We are not above them, we are beneath them. The LAST people on Earth we should take Islam from is the Barelvis. Their Islam is perverted with the filthy culture of the cow worshipping Hindus.

        It was narrated that Jabir bin ‘Abdullah said: “In his Khutbah the Messenger of Allah (peace be upon him) used to praise Allah as He deserves to be praised, then he would say: The truest of words is the Book of Allah and best of guidance is the guidance of Muhammad. The worst of things are those that are newly invented; every newly-invented thing is an innovation and every innovation is going astray, and every going astray is in the Fire.’
        Sunan an-Nasa’i 1578

        Narrated Aisha: Allah’s Messenger (peace be upon him) said, “If somebody innovates something which is not in harmony with the principles of our religion, that thing is rejected.”

        Sahih al-Bukhari 2697
        Book 53, Hadith 7

        Imam Malik, the founder of one of the four main schools of thought, used to say :

        “Whosoever introduces into Islam an innovation, which he deems is good, then he has claimed that Muhammad (sal Allahu alayhi wa sallam) has betrayed (the trust of conveying) the message. Read the saying of Allah, the Mighty and Majestic: ‘This day I have completed your religion for you, and I have perfected My favor upon you, and I am pleased with Islam as a religion for you,’ [5:3] So whatever was not (part of) the religion on that day is not (part of) the religion on this day. And the last part of this ummah (nation) will not be rectified, except by that which rectified its first part.”

        The Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) also described them in the following terms: “My ummah will split into seventy-three sects, all of whom will be in Hell except one group.” They said: Who are they, O Messenger of Allaah? He said: “(Those who follow) that which I and my companions follow.” This is mentioned in the hadeeth of ‘Abd-Allaah ibn ‘Amr which was recorded and classed as hasan by al-Tirmidhi (2641). It was also classed as hasan by al-‘Iraaqi in Ahkaam al-Qur’aan (3/432), al-‘Iraaqi in Takhreej al-Ihya’ (3/284) and al-Albaani in Saheeh al-Tirmidhi.

      • Shahid

        Why wahabi says innovation is not allowed and whom so ever do that will go to jahannum that means Omar bin khattab will go to jahannum because Omar introduced Taravih and As salato khairum minun noum which was not practiced during the prophet pbuh Barelvis are following Sufism religion of peace not the religion of the Najis Najdi son of jihadunnikah who was bludy wahan was an Munafiq and companions are not pious than the family of prophet pbuh companions have made lot of mistakes which are enough for going to jahannum you are sure Omar bin khattab will go to Jahanum because he innovated Taravih , where as Quran restricts you that do not read Quran in haste read slowly

    • But apparently there is good Bid’ah and bad bid’ah. And i dont see what is wrong in celebrating the birth of the Prophet (saw) if you can celebrate the birth of ur children then why not of the Beloved Prophet (saw). Also i have been told that most of Arabs are wahabis?

      • BMehdi

        All bidah is haram. Note the use of the word every. There is no grater way to honour the prophet, peace be upon him, than to follow him. Those that engage in these silly birthday party celebrations, how many of them pray 5 times a day? How many adhere to sunnah? They think they know better than the companions? They do not.

        It was narrated that Jabir bin ‘Abdullah said: “In his Khutbah the Messenger of Allah (peace be upon him) used to praise Allah as He deserves to be praised, then he would say: The truest of words is the Book of Allah and best of guidance is the guidance of Muhammad. The worst of things are those that are newly invented; every newly-invented thing is an innovation and every innovation is going astray, and every going astray is in the Fire.’
        Sunan an-Nasa’i 1578

        Narrated Aisha: Allah’s Messenger (peace be upon him) said, “If somebody innovates something which is not in harmony with the principles of our religion, that thing is rejected.”

        Sahih al-Bukhari 2697
        Book 53, Hadith 7

        Imam Malik, the founder of one of the four main schools of thought, used to say :

        “Whosoever introduces into Islam an innovation, which he deems is good, then he has claimed that Muhammad (sal Allahu alayhi wa sallam) has betrayed (the trust of conveying) the message. Read the saying of Allah, the Mighty and Majestic: ‘This day I have completed your religion for you, and I have perfected My favor upon you, and I am pleased with Islam as a religion for you,’ [5:3] So whatever was not (part of) the religion on that day is not (part of) the religion on this day. And the last part of this ummah (nation) will not be rectified, except by that which rectified its first part.”

      • Shaks

        In that case Umar was the master of innovstions. He must’ve thought he needs to complete the religion and felt it was incomplete since he invented Tarawee in congregation at the mosque, he changed the Adhaan, banned Mutah which was Halal right through the reign of Abu Bakr. These are just a handful of the Biddahs he invented. Today we have Saudi Wahabi Dog Kings doing the Biddah of celebrating the birthday of their ancestors with the biggest cake in the world. Wahabi Hypocrisy.

  3. Jess

    Thanks for this insightful post; I will definitely be cautious in the future not to refer to Wahhabism as a way of describing Saudi religious beliefs.

  4. Suleman

    I really liked the humor in the post. I lived in saudi for 5 yrs, only recently moved to Europe, and all along I also thought part of saudi is wahabi, but I also knew it followed Hanbali madhab.

    Thanks for the interesting explanation !!!

  5. That was nice to read. It was indeed the “genetically” bit that had me confused.

    Being used to hearing the term Wahabi as applied to “followers of Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdul Wahab” by outsiders, I just didn’t ‘get it’ :). But thank you for the explanation. So you’re Sheikh Mohammed’s tribe-mate :)!

    (And, oh, Saudis are not the only people who get called ‘Wahhabi’. In the Sub-continent, you can find people using the term ‘Wahhabi’ for anyone who appears ‘rigid’ or ‘strict’ in their beliefs (according to the observer) – some ‘Barelvis’ use the term for ‘Salafis’, ‘Tablighis’ and ‘Deobandis’ – very odd and amusing if you know that the ‘Salafis’ lump all ‘Barelvis’, Tablighis and Deobandis together as ‘innovators’ of the highest order.)

  6. I have never heard either term used, but I feel pleased to be set straight anyway! Thank you for your information and for your blog. I really like it.

  7. Sheikh Muhammed Ibn Abdul-Wahhab (rahimahullah) was a mujaddid (renewer/reviver of the Deen) at his time. Like SaudiWoman mentioned he aided the eradication of acts of shirk (polytheism) in the region (may Allah reward him)…

    Thank you Saudi Woman for writing this post.


  8. Nader

    Very good and informative post, SaudiWoman. I think I’ll just save the link of this post and give it to anyone who confuses the term.
    I remember…. during my first few weeks in the states, years and years ago… I met an Egyptian guy at the local mosque, and i introduced myself as Nader from Saudi Arabia. He asked me “Are you a wahabi”? Back then, I didn’t know what that meant, so I said I don’t know. He said.. ohh.. you’re from Saudi Arabia, you must be one. I said ok, if you say so. So I turn my back to him and he goes and asks another guy about me, while I still could hear everything. The guy told the Egyptian man my full name, and then the Egyptian guy comes to me running and saying “you are a wahabi!” دا انتا وهابي!!, because I happen to belong to the same tribe as Sheikh Muhammad bin Abdulwahab!

    • Subhan Khan

      Curse and fire of Allah be upon abdulwahab and his followers as he and his followers are following satan and his teachings.wahab has created a new sact in Islam and misled illiterate muslims around the globe.

  9. ammar

    من میخواهم از اعتقادات شما آگاه شوم

  10. jamal

    People call saudis as WAHABI because they follow Abdul wahab najdi’s teachings. Every body knows that all saudis are not from Abdul wahab najdi’s TRIBE.

  11. jamal

    Read the book, it is a very interesting book about how a british spy used Muhammad ibn Abd al-Wahhab an-Najdi to form the deviated sect of Wahabi aka Salafi. It shows us the British plan to destroy Islam in 21 specific ways. This is a MUST READ for every muslim. It also goes into detail on how they created other deviated sects mostly in India.

    You can read it for free here: http://www.hakikatkitabevi.com/downl…BritishSpy.pdf

    • Junaid

      Brother Asalamulaikum
      The book you reffered here is a nice story which has nothing to do with the Quran and Sunnah.This book says that Muhhamad ibn Abdul wahhab(rahimuhullah) was a british spy(naozubillah) but i dont talk about conspiracy theories tell me what in his literal or transmitted works goes against the Quran and the Sunnah and you will find out that he was indeed a reviver of the sunnah a mujtahid and also want to add that please read the books of people before accusing them…

      • Ammoz

        What do you think of someone who gives permissions to kill someone else when the Americans wanted to have a deal for oil??

    • Afzal

      The book cannot be genuine. If the spy who supposedly wrote all that really belonged to the 18th century, then the style of writing would have been very different.

    • Fraaz

      LOL!! that book is nothing but a huge massive hoax. the author didnt even get the dates right hahahahaha! sadly, such propaganda is consumed and believed by DUMB ppl who have no understanding

      • Fraaz

        even further, the ABSURD claims written in that FORGERY are completely DESTROYED if u read the letters written by Muhammad ibn Abdul Wahab (R) HIMSELF which are still available today in Saudi Arabia. get real you spoons!

    • mairinohailche

      So that is why now the west has helped install Salafi/muslim brotherhood to power in nations that were enemies of Saudi Arabia… hmmm.

  12. hope

    you forgot to say that they consider all other Muslims heretics. Y
    ou forgot to say that they require their women to cover fully (head to toe, only a little slit for the eyes so that they can see where they are being led by thier men).
    And what about education , science etc??
    And what is wrong with saints and Shiism?

  13. Splashernoph

    This must be a time-honored misunderstanding, as I learned about the conservative brand of Islam, Wahhabism, when I was lived in Saudi Arabia in the seventies, a teenage dependent of an American Aramco employee. I don’t dispute the facts as you have presented them, but I do think it is a shame that Saudi society is so closed that a foreigner can live there for years without really getting to know Saudi people at all. I just found this blog – looking forward to making up for lost time.

  14. Thats funny. I just happen to be studying this particular topic in Islam and its Empires. 😀
    Of course, your right on all of it!


  15. Hope said:

    “you forgot to say that they consider all other Muslims heretics. Y
    ou forgot to say that they require their women to cover fully (head to toe, only a little slit for the eyes so that they can see where they are being led by thier men).
    And what about education , science etc??
    And what is wrong with saints and Shiism?”

    “head to toe, only a little slit for the eyes so that they can see where they are being led by thier men).”

    Covering is an Islamic practice. The Saudi women do not have to wear niqab (the covering for the face). they do however have to wear hijab and the abaya.

    “And what about education , science etc??”

    Women are not legally prevented from an education in Saudi Arabia.

    “And what is wrong with saints and Shiism?””

    The veneration of saints IS outlawed in KSA because they think that it is a form of shirk (worshipping someone other than Allah). The issue between Shias and Sunnis is mainly political. There are other countries (Bahrain) in thr Gulf where it is practiced.

    Educate yourself before spewing venom.

    • mairinohailche

      You state “The veneration of saints IS outlawed in KSA because they think that it is a form of shirk (worshipping someone other than Allah).”

      You mean like mohammad… or the black meteorite you all turn to to pray 5 times a day.

  16. jamal

    These DEOBANDI and WAHABI fanatics should be dealt with firmly.Root cause of current terrorrism are DEOBANDI and WAHABI fanaticts.

      The root cause of terrorism is Ikhwan Al muslimeen from Egypt.

      • Muslima

        I don’t think that you should randomly accuse people of terrorism. I can just imagine a loooong chain of posts from here going “No its al-Qaeda!” “No it’s the Irish!” “No it’s the Saudis!” “No it’s the Sudanese!” “No it’s the Americans!”


      • hilltopbarber

        Hello RW do the Ikhwan trace back to Saudi?

    • sadiq

      Jamal is right.The muslims are killing the muslims in Asian countries , and it is bad sign for Islam.The Doebandi & Wahabi preach jihad , this will not propagate Islam but will perish it

  17. msa

    The term wahhabi was first used by Muhammad bin Abdul Wahab’s brother Sulaiman in his book “Ash Shaw’iqul Ilahiyah firraddi all Wahabiyah”.

    The term was also adopted by the Mufti of Mecca, Sheik Sayid Ahmad Zaini Dahlan who had a personal encounter with the wahhabi bandits when they conquered Mecca. His book entitled “Ad Durarus Saniyah firraddi alal Wahabiyah” has the term wahhabi.

    The problem with this movement was its penchant for declaring those who do not follow them as kufur or non believers. They spend to much time in semantic, redefining what constitute bida’ah (innovation) and shirk (or polytheism), and label their opponents, including those who follow the imam madhab guilty of such practice. It was an effective way to identify an enemy and destroy them. The employment of mutawwa is a manifestation of these wahhabi philosophy.

    Off course these movement regard the label wahhabi as derogatory because it is associated with its dark past.

    Realising this pitfall of promoting distorted version of Islam King Abdullah has recently introduced reform which has now include the madhab scholars in its Ulema Council.

  18. juggyguggy

    The Wahabis, who call themselves Salafis, are a group who had
    appeared in the last few centuries and hold beliefs contrary to the
    Ahlus Sunnah wal Jamaa’ah.

    They try to pull the wool over our eyes by affiliating themselves
    with the Salaf (Sahabah and Tabi’en) but in effect their beliefs and
    practices are completely in contradictory with those of the Salaf.

    The Wahabis are in essence Mujassimah (anthropomorphists-Those who
    a body to Allah Ta’ala).

    They attribute a hand, leg, face etc to Allah Ta’ala, while the
    illustrious Ulama of the Ahlus sunnah wal Jama’ah hold fast to the
    belief that Allah knows best the meaning of these words.

    Similar is the case with all the sifat (qualities) etc in the Quran
    ie. the Wahabis take them on there apparent meaning , claiming that
    interpreting the Quran is not permissible, while we say that Allah
    knows best what it means or at times we interpret it in a suitable

    -The Wahabis reject the permissibility of using a deceased person as
    a intermediary in dua, while we hold that it is permissible.

    -The Wahabis reject the Ambiyaa being alive in their graves

    – The Wahabis hold that Allah is really resting on His throne in the
    sky, while we hold that this is from the Mutashabihaat.(Those unclear
    statements hose meaning is only known to Allah).

    – The Ulama of the Ahlus sunnah wal Jamaa’ah disagree with the
    destruction of numerous blessed historical landmarks by the Wahabis.

    -The Ulama of the Ahlus sunnah wal Jamaa’ah hold that taqleed of one
    mazhab is necessary, while the Wahabis generally do not adhere to a
    mazhab and claim that following one imam blindly is Bidah and shirk.

    -There are dozens of other differences.

    The Wahabis are vehement opponents of the Asharis and Maaturidis, who
    constitute the Ahlus Sunnah Wal Jama’ah and are two groups whose
    beliefs are correct. They also vehemently oppose tawassuf.

    It is necessary for us to be on our guard against them as they are
    very active propagators of their Baatil and false beliefs.

    and Allah Ta’ala Knows Best

  19. Mohammad Idrees Bhat

    Dear Madam

    Wahabi i.e Ibn Abdul Wahab Najidi is the enemy od Islam
    Who belong to Najidi region of Arab. Prophet Muhammad Pease be upon him has informed muslims that from Najid
    ” The horn of evil(shaitaan),All major Fitnaas will be born there” (Sahee Bukharii,Sahee Muslim(Mutafaku Aliya))
    If Ibn Wahaab was so saviour of Islam why Prophet said that.Down with Najidi(Ibn Wahaab)and also Saudi kingdom.

    Mohammad Idrees Bhat
    Baramulla ,Jammu AND kashmir

    • Junaid

      Brother due to your less knowledge about deen and the hatred towards the scholars of Ahlus sunnah wal jamaah you have quoted a hadith which you impose on Sheikh Muhhamad ibn Abdul Wahhab(rah) but if you would have a little bit knowledge about deen you would have come to truth.
      Here is a refutation to the claim made by you:

      Ibn Hajar Asqalani said after quoting the words of al-Khattaabee explaining the meaning of Qarn (horn):

      “and others have said that the People of the East were disbelievers at that time and the Messenger of Allaah, sallallaahu alayhi wa sallam, informed us that the trials and tribulations would arise from that direction and it was as he said. And the first of the trials that arose, arose from the direction of the east and they were the reason for the splitting of the Muslim ranks, and this is what Satan loves and delights in. Likewise the innovations appeared from that direction.” [Fath al-Baaree 13/58 in commentary to the hadeeth of Najd]

      Imam Nawawi makes a claim against the idea that the hadith is relating to Wahabis or the House of Saud. In his Sharh Saheeh Muslim 2/29 he said that it had to with Dajjal coming from the East. Furthermore, it is shown in Najd Qarnu ash-Shaytaan that there is 13 places that have been labeled as Najd depending a lot on one’s own location, and from Madina, Najd would be Iraq.

      Ibn Hajr said: “al-Khattaabee said:

      “the najd in the direction of the east, and for the one who is in Madeenah then his Najd would be the desert of Iraaq and it’s regions for this is to the east of the People of Madeenah. The basic meaning of Najd is that which is raised/elevated from the earth in contravention to al-Gawr for that is what is lower than it. Tihaamah [the coastal plain along the south-western and southern shores of the Arabian Peninsula] is entirely al-Gawr and Mecca is in Tihaamah.'[…] by this [saying of al-Khattaabee] the weakness of the saying of ad-Daawodee is understood that ‘Najd is in the direction of Iraaq’ [min Naahiya al-Iraaq] for he suggests that Najd is a specific place. This is not the case, rather everything that is elevated with respect to what adjoins it is called Najd and the lower area called Gawr.” [B]Fath al-Baaree 13/58-59

      Other people have appealed to the definition of Najd, which is “elevated place”, argueing that the the others are merely interpreting it out of hatred to the Salafi movement.

      Furthermore, the interpretation of Najd favored by many anti-Wahabi, anti-Saudis is in rejection to a number of ahadeeth which praise the inhabitants of Saudi as a beneficial people, is found in Sahih Bukhari:

      “I have loved the people of the tribe of Banu Tamim, ever since I heard three things the Messenger of Allaah , sallallaahu alayhi wa sallam, said about them. I heard him saying, ‘these people (of the tribe of Banu Tamim) would stand firm against the Dajjaal.’ When the Saddaqat from that tribe came, the Messenger of Allaah , sallallaahu alayhi wa sallam, said, “these are the Saddaqat (charitable gifts) of our folk.” Aa’ishah had a slave girl from that tribe, and the Prophet , sallallaahu alayhi wa sallam, said to Aa’ishah, ‘manumit her as she is a descendant of Ismaa’eel, alayhis salaam.'”
      ahadith 2543 and 4366 of al-Fath

      Also from Musnad Ahmad ibn Hanbal:

      “do not say of Bani Tameem anything but good, for indeed they are the severest of people in attacking the Dajjaal.”
      Banu Tamim are the majority of people of the so-called Najd (Saudi Arabia). To label Najd as that area of Saudi Arabia would be in contradiction of the many hadeeth relating to Bani Tameem especially those in which they fight the Dajjal, who comes from the Najd that is to the East.

      The Messenger of Allaah, sallallaahu alayhi wa sallam, said,

      “O Allaah bestow your blessings on our Shaam. O Allaah bestow your blessings on our Yemen.” The people said, “O Messenger of Allaah, and our Najd.” I think the third time the Prophet, sallallaahu alayhi wa sallam, said, “There (in Najd) will occur earthquakes, trials and tribulations, and from their appears the Horn of Satan.”

      Reported in al-Bukhaaree [Book of Trials, Chpt. ‘The afflictions will come from the East’ 9/166 no. 214 Eng. Trans]

      A hadeeth which has some controversy surrounding it due to obvious sectarian reasons. A hadeeth which has been (deliberately) misunderstood by certain groups of people in order that they may spread their misguidance and deceive ignorant Muslims.

      This because upon research and investigation and looking to the words of our early scholars we find that this hadeeth does not refer to the Najd that is famously known in Saudi today, but rather it refers to Iraaq.

      About two years ago I read a book entirely devoted to this hadeeth entitled, “an-Najd Qarnu ash-Shaytaan” [I cannot remember the author as I do not have the book on me anymore.] I will quote in general from what I remember from this book, and refrain from mentioning precise quotes except from those references that I have on me.

      Amongst the scholars that are mentioned who referred this hadeeth to Iraaq were: al-Khattaabee, al-Kirmaanee, al-Aynee, an-Nawawee, ibn Hajr and others. The reasons behind this are numerous and clear:

      The Generality of the Hadeeth Pertaining to the Fitna Coming from the East.

      Al-Bukhaaree includes this hadeeth in the chapter: “The affliction will appear from the East”

      212) From the father of Saalim: The Prophet, sallallaahu alayhi wa sallam, stood up besides the pulpit (and pointed towards the east) and said: “Afflictions are there! Afflictions are there! From where appears the horn of Satan” or he said, “the horn of the Sun”

      213) From ibn Umar that he said: I heard the Messenger of Allaah, sallallaahu alyahi wa sallam, saying while facing the east: “Indeed Afflictions are there, from where appears the Horn of Satan.”

      214) The hadeeth of Najd under discussion.

      Similar hadeeth can be found in Saheeh Muslim (volume 4 no.’s. 6938+). Hadeeth that give the same meaning can be found in Saheeh Muslim (volume 1 no.’s 83+)

      That the Generality of the Early Trials and Tribulations arose from the East, many of them actually in Iraaq itself.

      Ibn Hajr al-Asqalaanee said after quoting the words of al-Khattaabee explaining the meaning of Qarn (horn), “and others have said that the People of the East were disbelievers at that time and the Messenger of Allaah, sallallaahu alayhi wa sallam, informed us that the trials and tribulations would arise from that direction and it was as he said. And the first of the trials that arose, arose from the direction of the east and they were the reason for the splitting of the Muslim ranks, and this is what Satan loves and delights in. Likewise the innovations appeared from that direction.” [Fath al-Baaree 13/58 in commentary to the hadeeth of Najd]

      Amongst the trials that arose in Iraaq and the east was the martyrdom of Alee, the martyrdom of the grandson of the Prophet, sallallaahu alayhi wa sallam, the first battle between the Muslims occurred in Iraaq, and many more.

      Imaam Nawawee mentions that one of the greatest trials to appear from the East will be the appearance of the Dajjaal. [Sharh Saheeh Muslim 2/29]

      From the innovations that appeared in the east and specifically Iraaq, was many of the early deviant sects amongst them the Qadariyyah (as the first hadeeth in Muslim shows), the Jahmiyyah and their offshoots etc…

      That at the time of the Prophet, sallaahu alayhis wa sallaam, there were 13 places known as Najd [according to ‘Najd Qarnu ash-Shaytaan’] depending on where one was. This because Najd linguistically means a raised/elevated land. Therefore the Arabs referred to lands that were elevated with respect to them as Najd. One of the most commonly referred to areas at that time as Najd was Iraaq.

      The Najd for those people living in Madeenah in the direction of the East would be Iraaq.

      Ibn Hajr said: “al-Khattaabee said: ‘the najd in the direction of the east, and for the one who is in Madeenah then his Najd would be the desert of Iraaq and it’s regions for this is to the east of the People of Madeenah. The basic meaning of Najd is that which is raised/elevated from the earth in contravention to al-Gawr for that is what is lower than it. Tihaamah [the coastal plain along the south-western and southern shores of the Arabian Peninsula] is entirely al-Gawr and Mecca is in Tihaamah.'”

      Ibn Hajr continues, “by this [saying of al-Khattaabee] the weakness of the saying of ad-Daawodee is understood that ‘Najd is in the direction of Iraaq’ [min Naahiya al-Iraaq] for he suggests that Najd is a specific place. This is not the case, rather everything that is elevated with respect to what adjoins it is called Najd and the lower area called Gawr.” [Fath al-Baaree 13/58-59]

      Al-Mubaarakfooree endorses these words in his commentary to Sunan at-Tirmidhee [B](10/314 no.4212)

      The Hadeeth in Saheeh Muslim [4/1505 no.6943]

      Saalim bin Abdullaah bin Umar said: O people of Iraaq, how strange is it that you ask about the minor sins but commit the major sins? [The killing of al-Husayn] I heard my father, Abdullaah bin Umar narrating that he heard the Messenger of Allaah, sallallaahu alayhi wa sallam, saying while pointing his hand to the east: “Indeed the turmoil would come from this side, from where appear the horns of Satan and you would strike the necks of one another…”

      The Variations in Wording of the Hadeeth of Najd that Leave no Doubt Whatsoever as to what it refers to.

      The hadeeth of ibn Umar Reported by Abu Nu’aym in al-Hilya (6/133), “O Allaah bestow your blessings on our Madeenah, and bestow your blessings on our Mecca, and bestow your blessings on our Shaam, and bestow your blessings on our Yemen, and bestow your blessings in our measuring (fee saa’inaa wa muddinaa).” A person said, ” O Messenger of Allaah and in our Iraaq” and so he turned away from him and said, “there will occur earthquakes, trials and tribulations and there will appear the horn of Satan.”

      Shu’ayb al-Arna’ut declares it’s isnaad to be saheeh as in his footnotes to ‘Sharh as-Sunnah’ (14/206-207 fn. 2) and he too endorses the words of al-Khattaabee quoted above.

      The hadeeth of ibn Umar reported in at-Tabaraanee in ‘al-Awsat’ that the Messenger of Allaah, sallallaahu alayhi wa sallam prayed Fajr and then faced the people and said, “O Allaah bestow your blessings on our Madeenah, O Allaah bestow your blessings in our measuring, O Allaah bestow your blessings in our Shaam and our Yemen.” A person said, “And Iraaq O Messenger of Allaah?” He said, “from there arises the horn of Satan and the trials and tribulations would come like mounting waves.”

      Ibn Hajr al-Haythamee says in his ‘Mujma az-Zawaa’id’ (3/305 – chapter ‘collection of du’aas made for (Madeenah)’): ‘its narrators are trustworthy and precise.’

      [This hadeeth could possibly considered to be the same as b) above, but I have included it separately due to the slight difference in wording. Allaah knows best.]

      The hadeeth of ibn Abbaas reported by at-Tabaraanee in ‘al-Kabeer’ that the Prophet, sallallaahu alayhi wa sallam, supplicated and said, “O Allaah bestow your blessings on our Shaam and Yemen.” A person from amongst the people said, “O Prophet of Allaah and Iraaq?” He said, “indeed there is the Horn of Satan, and the trials and tribulations will come like mounting waves, and indeed harshness/coarseness is in the east.”

      Al-Haythamee says: “it’s narrators are trustworthy and precise.” (ibid.)

      The Virtues of Bani Tameem

      Bani Tameem constitute the majority of the inhabitants of the Najd that is in Saudi Arabia.

      The hadeeth of Saheeh Bukhaaree reported by Abu Hurayra (RA): “I have loved the people of the tribe of Bani Tameem, ever since I heard three things the Messenger of Allaah , sallallaahu alayhi wa sallam, said about them. I heard him saying, ‘these people (of the tribe of Bani Tameem) would stand firm against the Dajjaal.’ When the Saddaqat from that tribe came, the Messenger of Allaah , sallallaahu alayhi wa sallam, said, “these are the Saddaqat (charitable gifts) of our folk.” Aa’ishah had a slave girl from that tribe, and the Prophet , sallallaahu alayhi wa sallam, said to Aa’ishah, ‘manumit her as she is a descendant of Ismaa’eel, alayhis salaam.'”
      [Hadeeth no. 2543, 4366 of al-Fath]

      Ibn Hajr al-Asqalaanee said, “this hadeeth also contains a clear mention of the excellence and superiority of Bani Tameem.” [Fath 5/217]

      The hadeeth of Ikrimah from one of the Companions reported in the Musnad of Imaam Ahmad and in it occurs, “do not say of Bani Tameem anything but good, for indeed they are the severest of people in attacking the Dajjaal.”

      Al-Haythamee says: “its narrators are those of the Saheeh.” [Mujma 10/48 chpt: What is reported concerning Bani Tameem]
      It is not strange that Bani Tameem would be the most severe against the Dajjaal, because the tools required to combat him are none but a correct and firm belief and proper beneficial knowledge. Alhumdolillaah many of the scholars of Saudi are from the most noble and skilled scholars on the face of this earth today, firmly upon the way of our noble Messenger, sallallaahu alayhi wa sallam.

      This is what Allaah has allowed me to very quickly put together. And our Lord Most High Knows best.


        Dia junaid u have da truth about mohamed abdulwahab .Allah bless u

      • I now and have knowledge who is doing kurfar, you Wahhabi and doebandis and there is nothing that you can say or do justify about the imam Abdul wabah to say thinks you have said in your Wahhabi books is every thing to do with being nothing short of being kafir I will give you one example out of hundreds, even though what I and millions like me think you of you WAHABBI AND DOEBANDI ARE PIGS AND DOGS, Your Abdul m.wahabb to say ,when Roosal Allah WENT TO ARSH THEY WERE SHOW JANNANT AND THEN HELL———AND ROOOSAL ALLAH SEEN HIS SHADOW IN HELL———-you ARE KAFIRS ALL WAHABBI AND DEOBANDIS BASTARDS SO YOU WANT TO BE EDUCATED SO TO SUNNI ALIM IF YOU WANT TO BE SAVED FROM HELL –DOG WAHABBI

        RAJA TARIQ [ SUNNI ]

    • Dear Sir,
      How idiotic is your comment! WOW!

      First of All, the Prophet talked about a Fitna that will rise.. this does not mean the Najdis are the problem – THEY COULD BE THE VICTIMS!..

  20. Mohammad Idrees Bhat

    Dear Viewers

    I can provide numerous facts about Ibn Abdul Wahaab Najidi.

    • Junaid

      Please i am waiting to see your numerous facts about the accusations against the Imam Muhhamed ibn Abdul Wahhab(rahimuhullah) and by the power of Allah subhana wa taala i will destroy and refute all claims of Baatil Against the Haq brought by the noble Imam…Inshallah

  21. Umm Abdullah

    The sister who wrote the above article clearly explains that there is no such term as WAHABI. But some of you are still ignorant and arrogant enough to use the word and bash your fellow muslims- subhanaAllah.
    Muhammad ibn Abdul Wahaab was a reviver of the SUNNAH- Yes he was a scholar that was a salafi and his work will forever remain prominent for muslims- whether they are in Saudi or anywhere else in the world. If you have issues with your FELLOW muslims, you dont openly bash them online- where is your hikmah?

  22. Afrene

    I really thank Saudi Woman for giving us a brief about what Wahabism is. Prophet warned us that there would be 72 Fiqahs before Qiyammah and it seems we’re dividing each other by using derogatory terms. Living in Saudi Arabia, I know there is no such open pratice of Wahabism. Infact, Saudi society is much better and saved from Bidah. Thank You Saudi Woman!

  23. Faran Imam

    This is in reply to the write up posted by juggyguggy who dare not to reveal his identity. Without prejudice let me state honestly and I pray to Allah if I am wrong please show me the right path and if juggyguggy is wrong please show him the right path for there is only one sarate mustaqeem the right path which goes straight to jannah. I hubly suggest this man to Read and Research this will inshahallah help him to shed doubts from his mind. Please see my esponse below:

    juggyguggy Says:

    March 14, 2009 at 6:44 pm
    The Wahabis, who call themselves Salafis, are a group who had
    appeared in the last few centuries and hold beliefs contrary to the
    Ahlus Sunnah wal Jamaa’ah. This is absolutely not correct. In fact they are the group of people who are actually ahle sunnah wal jamah (ASWJ) since the time of prophet Mohammed saw. You are pseudo ASWJ. You are misguided and heretics. You are guided by some soofi somewhere some saint some where who did this who did that and so on. You never thought to refer to koran you never felt like refering to sahee hadees when ever in your whole life time even once referred to any hadees you referred with an intention to justify your aqeedah and deeds and never ever to seek truth.

    They try to pull the wool over our eyes by affiliating themselves
    with the Salaf (Sahabah and Tabi’en) but in effect their beliefs and
    practices are completely in contradictory with those of the Salaf. Do you know the beliefs and practices of Sahaba RA and salfe saleheen. I think you know nothing.

    The Wahabis are in essence Mujassimah (anthropomorphists-Those who
    a body to Allah Ta’ala). This is an absolute lie. They believe in ayat Lais Kamislahi Shai. Nothing like him. Dont attribute such a big lie to them. How would you face Allah on the day of Judgement.

    They attribute a hand, leg, face etc to Allah Ta’ala, while the
    illustrious Ulama of the Ahlus sunnah wal Jama’ah hold fast to the
    belief that Allah knows best the meaning of these words. Yes they believe this because it is mentioned in Quran it is mentioned in Hadees but they do not attribute kafiya. Like Imam Malik RA was once asked about Astawa. Imam Malik RA replied Astawa maloom kaifya majhool and asking on this subject is biddah. Similarly Legs, Hands, Wajd eyes are mentioned in Quran And hadees but we dont know anything about kaifya because allah knows best about kaifya it was not mentioned. They do not unncessary ask and discuss on this subject as SAHABA did when ever any ayat revealed on this subject they used to have firm belief on that but nevered asked about kafia. Whether it is Arrahman Ala Al Arsh Al astawa or the hadees that Prophet Mohammed SAW said that Dajjal has one eye and your rab has two. Hear it and believe it simple. Now this hadees will save you from the trap of dajjal when he will proclaim that he is the lord you will deny by remembering this hadees how just think about that.

    Similar is the case with all the sifat (qualities) etc in the Quran
    ie. the Wahabis take them on there apparent meaning , claiming that
    interpreting the Quran is not permissible, while we say that Allah
    knows best what it means or at times we interpret it in a suitable Not in meaning but in kaifya Allah knows best.

    -The Wahabis reject the permissibility of using a deceased person as
    a intermediary in dua, while we hold that it is permissible.
    So does sahaba no example if you have please give authentic reference.
    -The Wahabis reject the Ambiyaa being alive in their graves. Impossible why he was buried then you stupid nonsence.

    – The Wahabis hold that Allah is really resting on His throne in the
    sky, while we hold that this is from the Mutashabihaat.(Those unclear
    statements hose meaning is only known to Allah). Replied already

    – The Ulama of the Ahlus sunnah wal Jamaa’ah disagree with the
    destruction of numerous blessed historical landmarks by the Wahabis. A place of Shirk see for urself in AJMER in INDIA and similar place around the world.

    -The Ulama of the Ahlus sunnah wal Jamaa’ah hold that taqleed of one
    mazhab is necessary, while the Wahabis generally do not adhere to a
    mazhab and claim that following one imam blindly is Bidah and shirk. Sahaba never did it this is another proof that salafees are true representative of sahabas RA

    -There are dozens of other differences.

    The Wahabis are vehement opponents of the Asharis and Maaturidis, who
    constitute the Ahlus Sunnah Wal Jama’ah and are two groups whose
    beliefs are correct. They also vehemently oppose tawassuf. Asharis and Maaturidis are heretics their belief run counter with Quran and Hadees.

    It is necessary for us to be on our guard against them as they are
    very active propagators of their Baatil and false beliefs. It is necessary for us to befriend with them and learn from them you idiot.

    and Allah Ta’ala Knows Best

    • Momin

      Mr Faran…You are one among the few idiots and loony characters who misinterpret Islam and give it a bad name !!!
      Islam can do well without dumb heads like you !!!

      • Yatnavalkyan

        This honourable sister is concealing the gross fact that all the opressive system of the religious police and the patheitc thought control mechanisms in place in Saudi Arabia is the product of this Whabi puritanism and bigotry. All the muttawa and the PVPV that is unleashed on the hapless human beings in Saudi is the product of this totalitatiran ideology that tries to contol all the activity of each neurona and axon in each human being that it can bring under its domain. It is pathetic that the sister is boasting that she belongs to the same tribe as if it is some great worthwile distinction! Pride in belonging to a tribe is OK as per Islamic belief system which declares that all humans are equal irrespective of their tribe of origin?? Whic madhab is supporting the tribal superiority complexes that rule the Whabi mindset of large sections of Saudi natioanls?

      • Madness

        yes,yes “dump head”. Read first laa.. what written in the book of M.wahab, then comment with your hujjah liaise with quran and hadith what and which are wrong.. not liaise with gurus which had mind set block due to against with M.wahab opinion…what ever clash argurement had to return back to 2 source Al quran and Sunnah and the good understanding of all this been aprove by prophet are those 3 genarations … i dont think “WAHABIES” had kind of thinking like you think…ALLAH knows better what about on ALLAH kalam, what ALLAH means on face, leg, hand… we cannot said what ALLAH mention in Al quran is wrong , THEY THINK THEY MORE UNDERSTAND AND MORE AUTHOR THEN ALLAH IN PUTTING ALLAH SYIFAT…ALLAH had mention that ALLAH not same as any of ALLAH creations…. on ALLAH statement already mention, nothing same or imagineable on ALLAH dzat. So only “dump head” when think Alquran or hadith said hand, leg, face they will imagine same as ALLAH creation ( SUBAHANALLAH from what they imagine and thinks) .. that why saying or discuss or what ever on other then what ALLAH mention in Alquran on ALLAH SYIFAT face, hand , leg are bidda’ah…. dont refer to “WAHABIES” on this please make some study on 4 madhab relate on this matter… what those Imams says… then refer on M.wahab books what again those Imam says.. Faran ” Do your leg same as Kangaroo leg” Remember that ALLAH not same as any of ALLAH creation…

    • shahid

      who authenticate hadees where, bukhari /abu hanifa/ ahmand ibney hambal all born after several years /100 yrs of prophet pbuh, why should we believe in them abu hanifa was a student of imam jafar a.s so why not we take from imam jafar why from abu hanifa (IMAM E AZAM) as we called them why should not we take from direct decedents of prophet pbuh.

  24. GreekLady

    Im a Wahabi

  25. Assalam Alaikum,

    I want to know why Muslims can’t buy land in Saudi Arab ?

    It is something which is against the shariah and it can be counted as Bid’ah , something Prophet Muhammad(s.a.w) never preached or did he?

    and since 1920 when Saud family got hold of Arab why it is that they never asked muslim Ummah to re-establish Khilafah and rather started pallying with America ?

    Thanks………Syed Abdul Aziz.

  26. Zaid

    Those who follow Sheikh Muhammed Ibn Abdul-Wahhab is a wahabi and those who follow Imam Ahmad bin Hanbal is a Hanbali and so on. There are four renowned mazhab agreed by ijma’ ‘ulama and wahabi is not included.

    Even arabs in Saudi as sister mentioned during Ibn Wahhab’s time are far away from islam, what about the rest of muslims whose countries have been colonised and westernised? There were many renowned scholars in Makkah during Ibn Wahhab’s time. What happened to them? Because they are not arabs?

  27. samira

    Dear Saudi woman
    since we are talking here about tribes.. would you happen to have any link that explains the division of tribes and the subcategories that exist in the present? How can I know from what tribe a person is nowadays?
    I have a friend with all these last names:
    Almatroud, Alsahali and Saad and I would like to know to which tribe he belongs . Also I would like to know if this is a a traditional tribe or what is this tribe famous for.
    Thank you very much for all your wonderful information.

  28. jamal

    Wahabis are Najdis whom beloved prophet predicted as fitna.

    following link illustrates this fact.

  29. Chiara

    This is a great post, and a much needed clarification for all, as to what wahabi, salafi, and hanbali mean. I hope you have occasion to publish the information widely, both in the academic and lay presses.

  30. Z Theory

    Great blog, shame I just fell upon it.
    I was wondering if you know that the first to coin the “wahabi” term is actually Sulaiman bin Abdulwahab, his brother and a fellow jurist, in his treaties: “الصواعق الالهية في الرد على الوهابية”

    Also, it is historically and terminologically inaccurate to state that by the late 19th century there has been polytheism or paganism in Arabia. It is true, however, that by Abdulwahab’s time in Arabia the practice of saintship and Karamat was rampant. Though as many jurists have debated this does not attain a level of “shirk” or anti-taoheed as long as the belief is that the saint will only bring you closer to God because of his/her Karamat, but the saint is not God.

    Keep up the good work, you have a new fan 🙂

  31. Abdul Qadoos Beig

    What the hell is american army doing in the Saudi Arabi

    • mairinohailche

      Doing what they are paid to do…. protect the filth that resides there.

    • sharin

      Aslaamalaykum.i pray to allah subhanawatala. To guide us all ameen. Were all Muslims and all should be united as one. In my understanding the one sect which will go jannah will be the one trying to keep us altogether and not have separate name for themselves and will be united as one just like our prophet ( may peace and blessings of allah subhanawatala be on them) did during their lifetime. We should respect everyone not just Muslims but Christian n jews alike. And even other non Muslims so when they see or beautiful strong bond they will automatically fall in love with Islam and inshalah we will get the blessings, this should help us in this life and the next ameen. Jazakhallah khairan. I pray for allah subhanawatala forgiveness. If I’m wrong ameen.

  32. My Questions-

    Have You studied Saudi funded Imams and Madarsas spreading in other muslim countries holds totally separated character.They are different from all sunni Muslims .In Every Muslim country You will found that Sunni scholars are against this salafi/wahabi Movement.

    These Salafi/wahabi scholars considers other Sunnis as in need of making Salafis and whenever find chances to convert people they converts them to Wahabism?Is Wahabism Only Ideology in Islam?

    Do You know that according to Hadith -Majority of Muslims will never Unite on error.They are unite against these teachings of Wahabism/salafism.

    Have You Studies Hambalis of other counries are different from Saudi Hambalis and they are united with other three means Hanafis/Shafai/Malikis of any country in terms of Aqaid.

    Why thousands of AhleSunnah scholars in the Past and in Present regarded the teachings of Muhahammad bin abdulwahab as heretical?

    Have You read his teachings even his brother and father opposed his extreme teachings which were against Islam?

    Have You read How the Saudi state was established?Whole Muslim ummah is not blind it was created by the direct help of britain.?

    Why Saudi are soft towards Kafirs like britain and U.S and Harsh on Poor Muslims?

    Dont you know that Adultery and Illicit relationship with girls of Poor Muslim Countreis is rampant in Your state and Saudi Muftis and Mutawwa is totally blind to these Practices ?

    The World Media is not alone in describing this Movement as Innovation and Extreme rather most muslims are aware about this movement.
    Just Search Internet and read Islam in Various countries.

    Why Saudi family changed the name of Hijaz to SaudiArabia?Was this Islamic or love of Prophet sallahoalihiwassalam.

    Luxurious Saudi kings added their Personal name to a country of Rasulallah sallahoalihiwassalam.

    Face it they also spread their Personal understanding of Islam in the land of Rasulallah sallahoalihiwassalam.

    The matter is crystal clear they are a new firqa and they are Gumrah. may allah Protect the Imaan of Muslims from heretical movements running in the name of Islam.

    You have to answer these Questions.

    • ahmed

      All bros nd sis asak
      We r very clear that jew and Christian power s had created division in our society in thename of islam sects and enmity was created u can c how elected gov in egypt was dismissed. how muslims killing each other an open madness wich defies all senses.we must now become adults and let all schools of thought flourish till they follow basic islam ie namaz.zakat.and iman otherwise we will be kept in zoos of hindu and Christian as a ver bad animal.all muslims pleeeez think in senses time will soon runout all sectleaders and founders were British agents had nothing to do with ummah
      Ur br in iman

  33. hexxor

    Don’t forget that it is not allowed to impose or force Islam on anyone, because if you do, it becomes oppression. And Allah urges you to fight oppression. It is permitted to invite to Islam. The best of believers are those who have chosen Islam by themselves.
    Similarly, this applies to the hijab as well. If you mistrust me, look up the noble Quran. There is no compulsion in religion!

    • Paltsu

      Hexxor, I completely agree with you. You’ve reflected some aspects of Islamic teachings. In this regard, Wahhabi is a sect that quite often force other Muslims to be Wahhabi. Our “suidiwoman” tries to hide Wahhabi atrocities, either toward Muslim(s) and non-Muslim(s). She must read “Al-Shawa’iq al-Ilahiyyah fi al-Radd ‘ala al-Wahhabiyya” by Sulaiman ibn ‘Abdul Wahhab (older brother Muhammad ibn ‘Abdul Wahhab), and ” Al-Durar al-Sunniyya fi al-Radd ‘ala al-Wahhabiyya” by Sayyid Ahmad ibn Zaini Dahlan. Please read the books calmly and cool brain, you will find dangers posed by Muhammad ibn Abdulwahhab thought/writings.

    • Yassin ibn Mika'il

      I have been reading these posts with a mix of laughter and disgust. First, as to this cry that “there is no compulsion in religion, so its wrong to legislate hijab” this is a misconception, and what happens when you take the Qur’an without the Sunnah. The choice to BE a Muslim, or not, that is what Allah swt refers to. Once someone has believed, there are thousands of compulsory matters, say, hudud punishments, salat, which one can be beaten and even executed for refusing to do, payment of Zakat, which Abu Bakr (ra) fought against the Muslims who refused it after the death of Rasul Ullah (saw ), and the second thing is that the only people who believe this stuff about the Sheikh being a British or Jewish creation are Rafidah, Saint worshipers, and deviants, or have been taken in by the propaganda of the same. It should be above real Muslims to debate with Shiites, who have always, as long as they existed, sown dischord at every opportunity, slandered the good while elevating the most vile, and institutionalized lying and dishonesty with their doctrine of taqiyyah, and saint worship with the elevation of their “imams” to superhuman levels, even above Rasul Ullah (saw) astagfirullah! One should not soil oneself by touching these people, or anything from them. Personally, Id rather lick a pigs balls than shake hands with a shiite.

      • shahid

        you are correct Yassin you are good to lick pigs balls as you people belongs to the same breed , your ancestors have done the same as saudi wahabi animals doing now

  34. Ahmad Aftab Khan

    Dear Brothers and sisters in Islam,

    Allah,The Glorious states in the Holy Qur’an:

    {Invite (mankind, O Muhammad [salAllahu ‘alayhi wa sallam]) to the way of your Lord (i.e. Islam) with wisdom (i.e. with the Divine Revelation and the Qur’an) and fair preaching, and argue with them in a way that is better. Truly, your Lord knows best who has gone astray from His path, and He is the Best Knower of those who are guided.}[an-Nahl 16:125]

    Well after reading the blog with all the comments from above to below,the sister from Saudi Arab tries to inform us that there is no such sect as ‘Wahabis’ and they are actually what Allah and his Prophet Muhammad(peace be upon him) wanted us muslims to be.


    Let us start with a Sahih Hadees From our Beloved Prophet (peace be upon him):

    The Prophet said, “AND THIS UMMAH WILL SPLIT INTO 73 SECTS, ALL OF THEM IN THE HELLFIRE EXCEPT ONE.” The companions said, which one is this. The Messenger of Allah replied ” THEY ARE THOSE WHO ARE UPON THAT WHICH I AND MY COMPANIONS ARE UPON TODAY”.


    But most of you above attack ‘WAHABIS’ as kaffirs
    on your own beliefs when ALLAH HIMSELF SAID IN THE HOLY QURAN THAT TrulyHE knows best who has gone astray from His path, and He is the Best Knower of those who are guided. (REFER 16:125 ABOVE).









    The Prophet (S) said, Adhere very closely to my Sunnah and the Sunnah of the rightly guided successors after me; bite on to it with your molar teeth, and beware of the newly invented matters. [Authentic; recorded by Abu Dawud and at-Tirmidthi.]


    As-Salaf us-Salih (or briefly: the Salaf) refers to the first and best three generations of Muslims. They are the Companions (Sahabah) of the Prophet (S), their immediate followers (Tabiun), and the followers of the Tabi’in. These were praised by the Prophet (s): The best of people is my generation, then those who come after them, then those who come after them [Bukhari and Muslim]. The term Salaf applies also to the Scholars of Ahl us-Sunnah wal-Jama’ah after the first three blessed generations who followed their way in belief and practices.

    The description “Salafi” applies to one who truly attaches himself to the Salaf. This attachment is not to an arbitrary single person or group of people. It is an attachment to that which will never err – to the guidance of Muhammad (S), his Sahabai, and their true followers. Likewise, Salafiyyah (the Salafi Da’wah) is not blind following of any particular Shaikh or Imam. It is adherence to the Qur’an and Sunnah as understood and practiced collectively by as-Salaf as-Salih. A true Salafi values Tawhid, singling out Allah in all acts of worship: in supplication, in seeking aid, in seeking refuge in times of ease and hardship, in sacrifice, in making vows, in fearing and hoping and total reliance, and so on. A true Salafi actively seeks to remove shirk (polytheism) with all his capacity. He knows that victory is not possible without true Tawhid, and that shirk cannot be fought with the likes of it (i.e., with another form of shirk). A true Salafi adheres to the Sunnah of the Prophet (S) and of his companions after him.

    A true Salafi is not of the Khawarij who consider most Muslims to be kafirs (disbelievers) because of committing sins. He is not of the Shiah who revile the Sahabah, who claim that the Qur’an has been altered, who reject the authentic Sunnah, and who worship the Prophet’s Family. He is not of the Qadariyyah who deny qadar (the Divine Decree). He is not of the murjiah who claim that iman is only words without deeds. He is not of the Mu’attilah who deny Allah’s Attributes. He is not of the Sufis who worship graves and claim Divine incarnation. He is not of the Muqallidun who insist that every Muslim should adhere to the Madth’hab (understanding) of a particular imam or shaikh, even when that madth’hab conflicts with the clear texts of the Qur’an or authentic Sunnah.

    Thus the true Salafs are Ahl us-Sunnati wal-Jamaah. They are at-Ta’ifat ul-Mansurah (the Aided, Victorious Group) and al-Firqat un-Najiyah (the Saved Party) which have been described in several hadiths. The Messenger (S) said: A group from my Ummah (nation or community) will always be aided with victory as they continue to persevere upon the Truth; they will not be harmed by those who abandon them or those who oppose them. [Recorded by Muslim]. And he (S) said: This Ummah will split into seventy three parties, all of which will go to Hell – except for one party: the one which will follow the same path as what I and my companions are following today. [Authentic; recorded by Abu Dawud, at-Tirmidthi, and others]. In one report he (S) described this Saved Party as: … except for one party, which is the Jama’ah.

    Among these scholars are (the number following the name is the Hijri year of death): Abu Hanifah (150), al-Awzai (157), ath-Thawn (161), al-Laith bin Sad (175), Malik bin Anas (179). Abdullah bin al-Mubarak (181), Sufyan bin ‘Uyainah (198), ash-Shafi’i (204), Is’haq (238), Ahmad bin Hanbal (241), al-Bukhari (256), Muslim (261), Abu Dawud (275), Ibn Taymiyyah (728), adth-Dthahabi (748), Ibn ul-Qayyim (751), Ibn Kathir (774), Muhammad bin ‘Abdil Wahhab (1206) and his many students, and, in our time: ‘Abd ul-‘Aziz bin Baz, Muhammad Nasir ud-Din al-Albani and others.

    Upon comprehending this, a Muslim has no option but to be salafi. In doing so he attaches himself to that group which has been guaranteed success, victory, salvation and safety from the Fire.

    The Salafi Da’wah stands upon the principles of Tawhid and Tazkiyah.
    Tawhid means to accept and believe in the oneness of Allah (T) and in the uniqueness of His Message. It means to worship Allah (T) alone, and to worship Him in accordance with His legislation.

    It is unfortunate that true adherence to the Way of the Prophet (S) has weakened in the Ummah and true love for him has all but disappeared because of:
    – Abandoning his Sunnah and removing it from our daily lives, belittling it, and developing an attitude of pride and arrogance toward it.
    – The spread of numerous unsubstantiated and fabricated hadiths among Muslims.
    – The spread of many bid’ahs (innovations) among Muslims.
    – Blind following of a specific madth’hab (Taqlid).
    – Delivering Islamic verdicts without knowledge or evidence.
    – Ceasing to implement the Shari’ah (Islamic laws) throughout the lands of Islam and replacing it by the ways and laws of the Kuffar (disbelievers).

    TAZKIYAH: On the other hand, means to be purified or to purify oneself by adhering to Allah’s commands. In its best form, it would be to worship Him with complete surrender, submission, and devotion. This is a great favor that Allah (T) bestowed on this Ummah.

    • shahid

      Now you described a new islam, your long speech is absolute nonsense and false Hadith you have quoted regarding Prophet pbuh and his companions is concocted and wrong because as we understand the true companions were ABUDHAR GHAFFARI,AMMAR E YASIR,SALMAN E FARSI and all these companions were killed by your so called companions how we can consider usman the companion of prophet pbuh and his successor where as usman clearly disobeys prophet pbuh because prophet pbuh thrown out the bastard marwan from Mecca Madina and announced that kill marwan bastard if found in Mecca , Madina but your usman, falsely claimed as successor of prophet pbuh call back marwan and made him governor what a disobedient khalifa

  35. Ahmad Aftab Khan

    MISCONCEPTIONS about the Salafi Da’wah:
    There following are is a number of misconceptions about the Salafi Da’wah:
    Calling as-Salafiyyah a “movement” or “movements.” It should be clear to all that the Salafi Da’wah is Islam, no more and no less. It is the True Islam with all its teachings and implications. Anyone who talks about it as an outsider might as well talk about Islam as an outsider! It is the teachings of the Qur’an and the authentic Sunnah in the light of practices and understanding of as-Salaf: A “movement” is meant to indicate something temporal or reactionary, whereas the Salafi Da’wah is the only true and constant and blessed Da wah of the prophets.
    Thinking or claiming that the Salafs are followers of a fifth madth’hab which is attributed to Muhammad Ibn Abdul Wahab ,Ibn Taymiyyah or Ibn Baz or al-Albani. This is a grave misconception. As stated above, the Salaf sources are the Qur an, the Sunnah, and the methodology of as-Salaf: If these scholars rely in their ijtihad on these sources then we take what they say, not because they said it, rather because Allah or His Messenger said it or called to it directly or indirectly through the known channels of ijtihad. The same applies to all scholars throughout the ages. We take from them all what conforms with the Qur’an and the Sunnah and we reject what does not.
    The Salaf Da’wah is against all forms of ‘asabiyyah and hizbiyyah (baseless allegiance for parties, factions, races, nations, etc). The only allowed allegiance is to Allah and His Messenger and to what stems from it. The leader of all Salafis is Muhammad (S). Anyone else will be respected and obeyed in as much as he obeys Allah and His Messenger. Claiming that the Salafi Da’wah calls its followers to be disorganized and chaotic in their behavior is another misconception. Work has to be organized and orderly, as was taught by the Messenger (S) on many occasions, but it should avoid the hizbiyyah disease described above.
    The Salafi Da’wah puts a strong emphasis on tarbiyah (education and cultivation). This is not a mere academic educational process; rather, it is a complete process which is meant to raise committed Muslims who understand their Din and who practice it in the best possible way.

    • mohamed

      Misconceptions!! well saudi loyalists and their wahabi pen-pushers ought to work harder to convince the learned muslim ulama or the wider ummah to shun their so called ‘blind following’ (sic) and ‘taqlid’ – which they do in their effort to follow the true Ahl-u-ssunna creed. If you think your soft and gentle-worded pleas on the ‘blind’ following the madhahib can have any effect on those who can tell the grain from chaff, you will be sadly disappointed……all your questions on these issues have been answered a thousand times over by those whom Allah has bestowed true knowledge and iman, and you just need to find a true scholar from any madhab to know why it is important for the ordinary folk to follow a madhab. If a follower of one madhab rejects or falsifies the other three, it is out of his ignorance, and such acts are not to be ascribed to the Imams or their Madhab… Inasmuch as ignorant people have existed among all communities, the learned men have always asserted that all the four madhab are in accordance with the Qur’an and Sunnah, but it is only that you cannot mix and match and follow all four of them the same time….One may need to change his/her taqlid during specific occasions like the Haj etc. or to fulfill an obligatory act or worship, when that act cannot be performed according to the madhab you follow due to some circumstance…..This is why it has been said that the differences amongst the Aimma are infact a blessing for the ummah….what exactly are you doing when you try to defend the Wahabi ideas on shirk and tawheed? As long as you cling to the salafist theories on these questions. and insist that is the only possible explanation, you are doing the same – a kind of blind taqlid to Abdul wahab in trying to explain away the salafist fitna which originated from him and his mentor Ibn Taymiyyah……..We consider that all the four imams are way above than any of the modern day academic – however great a pedagogue/ professor / doctor or reformer he may be, and we are not ashamed one bit to submit our limited intelligence at the feet of these four (in fact more than four) Imams or follow on the path they explained to us….We don’t need to break our heads on the why’s and how’s and why-not’s or formulate our own theories, when we have already been given the answers. In fact we don’t blindly follow any madhab, we follow a madhab because it is a beacon of light to show us on the path, because we are sure that there are questions that are beyond the means of our limited knowledge. We admit that we are incapable of finding our own way directly from the scriptures and the hundreds of thousands of ahadeeth…Why is this not permissible? because only a mujtahid mutlaq is allowed to break away from the ‘blind following’…..and formulate his own madhab….Are you one such? NO. Do you of know anyone who will qualify to stand equal to them? NO……….is there anyone in these times who will qualify to be called an imam of madhab? NO…….Has anyone from among the latter day scholars claimed to be a Mujtahid? NO…..Now put together all your Uthaymins and Ibn Bazs, and all those men you revere, and multiply them by another 1000, be assured that they would still not come anywhere near to a Abu Hanifa or a Malik or a Shafi, or a Hanbal (May Allah be pleased with all of them) even attain a fraction of their Ilm or Marifa..

      • shahid

        Sorry to say abdul wahab waa an ignorant and was a puppet in the of West abdul wahab spoiled the very true essentials of islam and even ibne taimmyah was not an independent scholar he followed the rulers of his time my question is why people do not take islam direct from the house of prophet. Pbuh why imams who are born 100s of years after prophet pbuh why from here n there go to the doors of prophets family and you get salvation but not going to them shows the blood of munafiqat and hatred towards the prophet pbuh and his family.

  36. Ahmad Aftab Khan

    Above,Alhamdulillah i have already provided a brief introduction to who the ‘Salfees’ /Ahl-e-Hadees/Ahl us-Sunnati wal-Jamaah/Wahabis are.These above are the different references to the SALFEES ,The term “Wahhabi” (Wahhābīya) was first used by opponents of ibn Abdul Wahhab.It is considered derogatory by the SALFEES,as their opponents by calling them WAHABIS want to SHOW THAT THEY ARE THE FOLLOWERS OF MUHAMMAD IBN ABDUL WAHAB (RAHIMULLAH) and not of the HOLY PROPHET(PEACE BE UPON HIM)..THIS IS NOT RIGHT ,EVEN THOUGH THEY CONSIDER MUHAMMAD IBN ABDUL WAHAB AS ONE OF THEIR SALAF & SCHOLARS JUST LIKE OTHER SCHOLARS LIKE Abu Hanifah (150), al-Awzai (157), ath-Thawn (161), al-Laith bin Sad (175), Malik bin Anas (179). Abdullah bin al-Mubarak (181), Sufyan bin ‘Uyainah (198), ash-Shafi’i (204), Is’haq (238), Ahmad bin Hanbal (241), al-Bukhari (256), Muslim (261), Abu Dawud (275), Ibn Taymiyyah (728), adth-Dthahabi (748), Ibn ul-Qayyim (751), Ibn Kathir (774); As stated above, the Salaf sources are the Qur an, the Sunnah, and the methodology of as-Salaf: If these scholars rely in their ijtihad on these sources then we take what they say, not because they said it, rather because Allah or His Messenger said it or called to it directly or indirectly through the known channels of ijtihad. The same applies to all scholars throughout the ages. We take from them all what conforms with the Qur’an and the Sunnah and we reject what does NOT.




    i ASK YOU:















    FOR eg., of the four ,three used to do Raf’ al yadyn in their prayers.the followers of the fourth madhab,here the hanfis when shown the saheh hadith ,shouldnt they follow the hadith?THEY DONT.THEY DO THE BLIND FOLLOWING OF IMAM ABU-HANIFA(RAHIMULLAH),ARGUING AND SUPPORTING WITH A HADITH WHICH HAD ALREADY BEEN CLASSIFIED DAEEF.



    Now how do you consider the Salfees wrong if they follow the way prescribed by the beloved PROPHET MUHAMMAD (PEACE B UPON HIM) TO FOLLOW HIM AND HIS THREE PIOUS GENERATIONS,

    • hilltopbarber

      Brilliant synopsis Ahmad,the scriptures of the Holy Bible teach us the same lesson and it is such a good feeling to annihilate the many false teachings thru true adherence to the word. I believe you have rendered the others speachless LOL

      • mohamed

        brilliant, yes for an average mind with little learning on the subject….his arguments and challenges are, for want of a better word, childish!

  37. hexxor

    Indiscriminate murder and suicide are two paths that leads to hellfire. Sadly enough such people who do those things are called “martyrs” and are celebrated as heroes. Indiscriminated murder is not the same as retribution and suicide is not the same as dying without wanting to.

    These people who do those things want a way to enter paradise in less than minute. The true path however is one of struggle against evil that may last a whole lifetime. 120 years of struggle is not the same as pushing a button and hope for the best. All of those suicide bombers on resurrection day will find out that they opposed Allahs laws. Thus they will enter hell.

    To all Muslim women who are beaten by their houseband, they have the right to strike back, because women have an obligation to follow the law of retribution also.

    Thanks for this Muslim forum.

    • Amer

      Can’t we all just get along. We all believe in one religion and speak the same language (Mideast). They will keep stealing our land and oil.

  38. Junaid

    SALAFI “Wahabis” on the issue of Suicide Bombing:: PLEASE READ IT CAREFULLY

    Sheikh Dr. Saleh Bin Fowzan Al-Fowzan, member of the Board of Senior Ulema and the Permanent Committee for Islamic Research and Verdicts (Ifta) and a leading scholar of Ahlus sunnah wal Jamaat has described those who claim to be engaging in jihad for the sake of Allah by killing themselves as committing suicide are Mujahideen for the sake of Satan.

    Al-Fowzan said: Those who have fallen into this Fitnah (trial or temptation) have not asked the religious scholars (Ulema), nor have they gained religious knowledge from them. Instead they isolated themselves from other Muslims and turned to people considered human tyrants who brainwashed them, and so they deviated from the right path followed by the majority. They consider other Muslims to be infidels, in what is known as Takfir. They kill them, blow up buildings and other facilities. They kill the young and old, male and female, and Muslim and Al-Muýahid, Al-Dhimmi and Al-Mustaýman, due to this deviant belief. These are the consequences for whoever inclines towards evildoers.

    Al-Fowzan quoted the Prophet (peace be upon him) on the seditions and trials (Fitan) of the late eras. The Prophet (peace be upon him) said that there would be callers at the gates of Hellfire and whoever obeyed them would be thrown into Hellfire.

    Sheikh Al-Fowzan said that this was reality now.
    Everybody rejoices at their misfortune and hates them for their deeds, even non-Muslims, let alone Muslims,Sheikh Fowzan said. Nobody is satisfied with their deeds except those who are like them. This is a great trial (Fitnah) and a Muslim should be alert and contemplate it. He should not be hasty, and should ask religious scholars and pray to Allah for guidance.

    He should not trust people without knowing their real intentions and make sure they are upright, even though they may appear to be upright, righteous and showing zeal and concern for Islam. On the other hand, whoever seems to be following the right path and is doing good deeds but is an unknown person, we must neither be hasty in our judgment about him nor should we trust him unless we know the truth about him, and know his true conduct and past.

    Without foresight and without consulting the learned, deviant groups fell into the abyss due to hasty judgments on people, ignorance, mixing with evil people, trusting them and distancing themselves from Muslims and their Ulema. They have dropped out of schools and stayed away from the Ulema and their families and homes. Muslim youth should learn lessons from what has happened to these people.

    Successful is he who learns a lesson from others misdeeds. We must learn lessons from these events, never go beyond the limits, abide by the Muslim consensus and obey the ruler.

  39. Junaid

    Another Great Scholar of this Era on suicide Bombings.

    Shaykh al-Albaanee on the Islamic Ruling on Suicide Bombings:

    Suicide attacks in the present time now,, all of
    them are not legislated (in the Sharee’ah), and all of them are unlawful, and they may be from those types (of suicide) on account of which its perpetrator will remain in the Fire forever….

    Now my dear brothers and sisters the best to know about the Islam is to gain knowledge from the true scholars of Ahlus sunnat wal jamaa’h.

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  41. I have read the following three emails and sending you for comment.

    First email.
    Sent: Sunday, December 31, 2006 1:28 PM
    Subject: Haraam Additives

    Assalamo Alaikum

    An attachment is a list of Haraam Additives.

    70 to 80% products (cake, chocolate, biscuit, bun, chips, sweet, rusk, hamburger, cheese burger, chewing gum, marmalade, jam, cheese, soap, vineger, etc,) in European and American countries are with Haraam Additives and these imported products are being consumed in the Muslim-majority countries (there is not a single Islamic country on the surface of earth neither Iran nor Saudi Arabia nor any other country but are the Muslim-majority countries) without any hesitation.

    It is observed that the Muslims who preach Islam, raise slogan against the innovation (Biddat), innovators (Biddatee), give a difference interpretation of an obvious meaning of a word or sentence (Taaweel), declare themselves the true followers of Islam and Allah-fearing people (elders, youngsters, parents, children) consume the stuff and products of Haraam Additives willingly without the fear of calamity (Qahr) and punishment (Azaab) of Almighty Allah. Such Muslims are in majority throughout the world and hypocrite (Munaafiq).

    There are also Muslims who do not care about the Haraam Additives and consume such products but do not declare themselves as pious, religious and Allah-fearing people. They are just like an open book and not hypocrite (Munaafiq).

    The consumers are of this opinion that the Haraam Additives are delicious, tasty and sweet-smelling. Such opinion should be corrected by this opinion that the Haraam Additives are Haraam by all means.

    Would the Muslims give up the hypocrisy (Munaafaqat)? The question is bitter.

    The Muslims think that the numbers 471, 472, E471, E472, etc., are Haraam. This is a misunderstanding. A lots of numbers are with Haraam Additives and not only these but Lard, Bacon, Gelantine, Ham, etc., are also Haraam.

    NOTE: If the extract of GELANTINE and such NUMBERS is from VEGETABLE and it is mentioned in the INGREDIENTS, so the stuff is consumable.

    May Almighty Allah guide us, Ameen Summa Ameen.

    Please send the attached list to others and get the Blessings of Almighty Allah.

    Akbar Azam Manzar

    Second email.
    Sent: Sunday, December 31, 2006 5:48 PM
    Subject: RE: Haraam Additives

    Assalaamu ‘alaykum wa rahmatullaah,

    I pray you are well and in strength of eemaan.

    What is this Soofi foolishness giving fatwa without knowledge of the principles of Fiqh and Islamic Jurisprudence. He declares most of the Ummah to be Munaafiqs (hypocrites outside of Islaam). He declares food to be haraam based upon additives, regardless of Islamic principles, and then he attaches a document making many foods haraam with a statement leading to polytheism at the top it where it states: “Yaa Muhammad”! This statement means:

    1. In the Arabic language: “O Muhammad” which is call to him.
    2. A disrespect as the Messenger (salallaahu ‘alaihi wasallam) was hardly ever called by his name by his beloved Companions, he was adressed as: “O Messenger of Allaah”. Only the bedouins and the unbelievers would call him by “O Muhammad”.
    3. To call upon the Messenger (salallaahu ‘alaihi wasallam) or any other Prophet or any other human being who has passed over to the next life (of the barzakh in the grave) for aid or assistance or refuge or intercession whilst you are in this world is major Shirk as mentioned in the Qur’aan, Sunnah and by the concensus of the Companions, the great Imaams as well as the four Imaams. Calling upon those who have passed on to the next life is a Soofi innovation borrowed from Christianity where they call upon and worship Prophet Jesus and the “Holy Saints”.
    4. How weak is the argument of the one who calls to abandoment of eating additives and accusing those who eat them of being outright hypocrites without any knowledge-based principles or ‘usool or knowledge of usoolul-fiqh or the ‘aqeedah, yet he has no concern with the dangers involved in calling upon the Prophet (salallaahu ‘alaihi wasallam)!

    Ignore this foolishness from this individual and take these affairs back to the ‘ulamah ar-Rabbaaniyyoon (the well-grounded scholars of the Sunnah).

    Wassallaamu ‘alaykum wa rahamtullaah.


    Third email.
    Sent: Sunday, December 31, 2006 10:03 PM
    Subject: Re: Haraam Additives

    Assalamo Alaikum

    Thanks for reply.

    Attacking the others is an easy job because “Ya Mohammad” pinches you.

    In your reply it can be assumed that you show yourself as defender of Islam. Do you have courage to write openly about the members (the royals) of the Saudi-Wahaabi-Najdi-Dynasty who are, inspite of praying regularly and preaching Islam day and night, owners of five star hotels with bars and night clubs and womanizers, who overnight lose millions of Dollars/Euros/Pounds in the casinos and publish the books of so-called Muslim-authors particularly in Urdu and Arabic for the disunity amongst the Muslims?

    The Muslims criticize the non-Muslims for all the adversities but are not ready to see their own character and hypocrisy.

    It is a misunderstanding that if a Muslim recites Kalima and gives speech on Islam then she/he is a true Muslim. Abdullah Bin Abbai and his followers were nearbout always with Hazrat Mohammad Mustafa Sallaaho Alaihe Wa Aleihe Wassallam. Abdullah Bin Abbai and his followers performed Namaaz regularly, did Hajj regularly, and took part in Jihad and Ghazwa. But they were Munaafiq and such Munaafiq are and will be on this planet (earth) till its end.

    If a Muslim enjoys the Haraam Additives nobody can stop her/him.

    Covering letter about the Haraam Additives is neither a Fatwa nor a Foolishness but an Information.

    Once again, may Almighty Allah guide us, Ameen Summa Ameen.

    Akbar Azam Manzar

    • ahmed

      All bros nd sis asak
      We r very clear that jew and Christian power s had created division in our society in thename of islam sects and enmity was created u can c how elected gov in egypt was dismissed. how muslims killing each other an open madness wich defies all senses.we must now become adults and let all schools of thought flourish till they follow basic islam ie namaz.zakat.and iman otherwise we will be kept in zoos of hindu and Christian as a ver bad animal.all muslims pleeeez think in senses time will soon runout all sectleaders and founders were British agents had nothing to do with ummah
      Ur br in iman

  42. Riyaz Ahmad Khan

    Asslamualaikum all brother and sister,

    I read this blog by one saudi sister and few comments.I dont have so much knowledge about Islam as I belongs to an area where majority of people are Hindu.Muslim are in minority but still they fight with each other on same topic and always have differences because of this all.I always search on websites books etc about the true Islam.who is right and who is wrong? I read a lots of topics,articles etc by scholars,ulemas ………..but still not satisfied.Till date I learnt to follow what is in Holy Quran and Sahih ahadith.If I have dought about any thing I left that thing.I learnt Quran is not only to read evry morning and evening but to follow this as our Prophet(SWM) and his sahaba(RA) adharn it their life.Ahadith and sunnah of Holy Prophet(SWM) are not read and preach but before that we need to adopt them in our life.We always make Quran,Ahadith a weapon against our own brother/sister insteed of Batil to let them down.

    Our Prophet(SWM) clearly informed us about each and every thing and how to react but still we are making our own openion and judging eachother.To judge who is right and who is wrong is not our duty.Its only Allah who know this all.Allah almighty clearly inform us through his Holy book Quran and life of Holy Prophet(SWM).

    I am sorry to say nobody here of otherwise think about a real quesion.Who we are? Our Prophet(SWM) gave us a name.MUSLIM….. MOMIN.But strange we are fighting and arguing with eachother over sects.Every one is saying I am sunni, I am shia, wahabi, deobandi,slafi,saudi,barelvi etc etc…………
    Angles MUNKIR-NAKEER are not going to ask about our sect.They will ask three quesions from every single person in their grave after death.
    1) Who is your creator(Rabb)?
    2) What is your religion?
    3) Who is your Prophet or they ask about our holy prophet(SWM)?
    If we answer correctly about these quesion only then we can think about rest and if we fail in our grave we fail forever.This is first stage,first exam after death and we are not serious about it.

    My brothers/sisters our duty is try to follow commands of Allah and his Prophet(SWM).Nobody is the judge of dooms day eccept Allah.
    Allah and his messenger know the best



  43. As salaamu alaikum,
    Sister, may Allah reward you for your effort and clarification. Those interested in reading more about this (wahhabi) misnomer and its reality can checkout http://www.thewahhabimyth.com/salafism.htm


  44. Jamal

    Tablighi Jamaat and Wahabis in light of Ahadees:

    The Holy Prophet (Sallal Laahu Alaihi Wasallam) has Prophesied that many individuals and religious sects will cause dissension and mischief till the Day of Judgment. He has made a particular reference to the Wahhabi/Tableeghi Movement.

    Hazrat Abu Huzaifa (Radiallhu Anhu) narrates a Hadith concerning the leaders of the mischief makers: “I swear by Allah that the Holy Prophet (Sallal Laahu Alaihi Wasallam) has not left out a single leader of Fitna from this day to the day of Qiyamah. Their followers would number 300 or more and further gave their names and that of their tribes.” (Abu Dawood)


    Imam Bukhari (Radiallhu Anhu) quotes this Hadith from Abdullah ibn Umar (Radiallhu Anhu) that the Holy Prophet (Sallal Laahu Alaihi Wasallam) once prayed for Syria (Shaam) and Yemen. It is narrated that there were some people of Najd also present in the gathering and they requested the Prophet (Sallal Laahu Alaihi Wasallam) to make du’a for Najd also. The Holy Prophet (Sallal Laahu Alaihi Wasallam) continued saying: “O! Allah, Shower Blessings on Shaam and Yemen,” The people of Najd again requested the Prophet (Sallal Laahu Alaihi Wasallam) to offer prayers for Najd. The Prophet (Sallal Laahu Alaihi Wasallam) said: “It is a place of tremor and Fitna (Mischief) and the horn of Shaitaan will rise from there.” (Bukhari Shareef, Vol. ii, PP. 1050)

    It can be deduced from the above Hadith that Najd is neither blessed nor a good place but one of Fitna and Evil. Najd has been deprived of the prayers of the Holy Prophet (Sallal Laahu Alaihi Wasallam) and therefore Najd has the seal of misery and misfortune and hoping for any good from there is going against the Will of Allah.

    The Arabic word used in the above Hadith is Qarnush Shaitaan, which normally means the horn of Shaitaan. But the ‘Misbahul Lughaat’, a dictionary printed in Deoband has the following meaning: “One who follows the advice of Shaitaan.” (Misbahul Lughaat, pp/663). Thus we learn that a Najdi/Wahhabi group will emerge, as pointed out by Rasoolullah (Sallal Laahu Alaihi Wasallam) and this group will follow the advice of Shaitaan (Shaitaan refuses to respect Prophets and Saints, remember his refusal to bow to Hazrat Adam (Alayhi Salaam) is mentioned in the Quran. It will create havoc in the Muslim world. We are now witnessing the emergence of the Wahhabis who, with the assistance of petrodollars, are sweeping the Muslim world and are bribing them into accepting Wahhabism as the official version of Islam. Wahhabism is a disease but so many are misled into believing that it is curing the Ummah of Shirk, Kufr and Bidah. It is being portrayed as a revivalist movement. This is against the Ahadith. Looking at the geographical position of Najd, it lies to the East of Medina. The Prophet (Sallal Laahu Alaihi Wasallam) pointed towards the East and said:
    “There, that is the direction from where Fitna will emerge.”


    Abdullah bin Umar (Radiallhu Anhu) narrates in Muslim Shareef: “The Holy Prophet (Sallal Laahu Alaihi Wasallam) once emerged from the room of his wife, Hazrat Ayesha (Radiallahu Anha) and pointing towards Najd exclaimed:
    ‘This is the center of Kufr from where the horn of Shaitaan will rise’.”
    (Muslim Shareef Vol. ii, PP. 1394)

    Allama Dahlan narrates an authentic Hadith in his book ‘Addarus Sunniah’, which he has quoted from Sihaah.

    The Holy Prophet (Sallal Laahu Alaihi Wasallam) is reported to have said: “There will rise a group of people in the East who will recite the Holy Quran, but alas, the Quran will not go beyond their throat. This group will keep rising till the Day of Judgment and they will eventually rise with Dajjal. Their main symbol will be to sit in groups (Halqa).”
    (Addarus Sunniah, PP. 50)

    It should be noted from the above Hadith, that, the center of Kufr and Shaitaan is situated to the East of Medina. You will also note that Najd lies to the East of Medina from where a group of so-called Muslims will recite the Holy Quran but it will not penetrate beyond their throat. They will invite the masses towards the Holy Quran and religion. Now, if you examine the situation carefully, you would observe without any fear of contradiction, that reference is made to no other Group besides the notorious Tableeghi Jamaat whose one end is in Delhi and the other is implanted in Najd (Riyadh).

    The above Nadwi writes in his well known book “Muhammad Ibne Abdul Wahab” – on the side commentary: “The Southern part of Najd has the famous town of Riyadh, the Capital of his (Wahhabi) headquarters in Dariya. Both these villages are in the valley called Waadi Hanifa (situated in Najd).” (PP. 16)

    Allama Dahlan has quoted the following Ahadith from the Sihaah.

    The Holy Prophet (Sallal Laahu Alaihi Wasallam) said: “During the initial part of my Dawah in Mecca, I particularly invited the outside tribes who used to arrive during the Hajj season. From these tribes the most hostile and ugly reaction was from the Banu Hanifa tribe” (The same tribe in which Ibné Abdul Wahab was born. He founded Wahhabism which is begin followed by the Tableeghi Jamaat) (Addarus Sunniah, PP. 52)

    He quotes a further Hadith, Hazrat Abu Bakr Siddiq (Radiallhu Anhu) reports that the Prophet (Sallal Laahu Alaihi Wasallam) said: “From the tribes that live in Waadi Hanifa, Fitna shall emerge till the final era. That valley shall be notorious for its fitna because of the rise of false leaders.” (PP. 52)

    Hazrat Imraan, the son of Hazrat Haseen (Radiallhu Anhu) reports:

    that the Prophet (Sallal Laahu Alaihi Wasallam) disliked three tribes life long. (1) Banu Saqeef; (2) Banu Hanifa; (3) Banu Umayya. (Tirmizi Shareef)

    It is reported in Mishkat from Hazrat Abu Said Khudri (Radiallhu Anhu) who narrates that:

    “Once we were in the presence and company of the Holy Prophet (Sallal Laahu Alaihi Wasallam). He was distributing booties (Spoils of War) when a person named Zul-Khawaisara, who was from the tribe of Bani Tamim addressed the Holy Prophet (Sallal Laahu Alaihi Wasallam) “Oh Muhammad Be Just!” “. The Prophet (Sallal Laahu Alaihi Wasallam) replied: “A Great pity that you have doubts, if I am unjust then who will be just, you are a loser and a failure.” Zul-Khawaisara’s attitude infuriated Hazrat Umar (Radiallhu Anhu) and he pleaded with the Prophet (Sallal Laahu Alaihi Wasallam) to permit him to slay Zul-Khawaisara. The Prophet (Sallal Laahu Alaihi Wasallam) remarked: “Leave him, as his slaying will serve no good purpose, as he is not the only individual but there are a host of others like him and if you compare their prayers and fasting to that of yours, you yourself will feel ashamed. These are the people who will recite the Quran but it will not go beyond their throats, with all these apparent virtues they will leave the fold of Deen just like the arrow leaves the bow.” (Miskhat Shareef, PP. 535)

    The previous Hadith has also been narrated as follows: “A person with eyes protruding, with a long beard and head clean-shaven came to the Prophet (Sallal Laahu Alaihi Wasallam) and declared: ‘O Muhammad! (Sallal Laahu Alaihi Wasallam) fear Allah. “‘ The Prophet(Sallal Laahu Alaihi Wasallam) replied: “If I disobey Allah, then who else will obey Him? I am obedient to Allah at all times and never disobedient. Allah has sent me as Amin(Honest for the entire world, but you don’t accept me as an honest man?’ A Sahabi (Companion) became infuriated and sought permission to remove him from the presence of the Prophet (Sallal Laahu Alaihi Wasallam). The Prophet (Sallal Laahu Alaihi Wasallam) prevented the Sahabi from doing so After the person had left, the Holy Prophet (Sallal Laahu Alaihi Wasallam) said: “From his progeny will rise a Group who will recite the Holy Quran but it will not go below their throats. They will leave the Deen just as an arrow leaves the bowstring. They will kill the Muslims but spar the idolaters. If I ever confronted these people I would slaughter them just as the people of Aad had been destroyed” (Mishkat Shareef, pp/535)

    Shareekh Ibn Shihab (Radiallhu Anhu) also narrates a similar incident of a person who displayed disrespect towards the Holy Prophet (Sallal Laahu Alaihi Wasallam). He states the Prophet(Sallal Laahu Alaihi Wasallam) said “Nearing Qiyamah there will be a Group of people who will recite the Holy Quran but it will not go below their throats. They will leave the true Religion of Islam as fast as an arrow leaves the bow. They will be recognized by the shavings of their entire head and they will move in Groups and their last Group will emerge with Dajjal, when you meet them you will discover their nature and character, the worst of its kind.” (Mishkat pp/309 – Prints may vary and pages may be different in other publications) The aforementioned Hadith are the words of a Great and Noble Prophet of Allah (Sallal Laahu Alaihi Wasallam) who is the possessor of Unseen Knowledge, who knows the signs and the secrets of the future. All Praise is due to Allah, that we do not have to search far for this Group, as the Prophet(Sallal Laahu Alaihi Wasallam) has mentioned the different signs of this notorious Group, so we are able to detect our enemies without difficulty.

    Another sign mentioned in recognizing this particular Group is that they will be so punctual and devoted to their Salaat, that one will feel ashamed of ones own Salaat compared to theirs. It is obvious that these qualities are prevalent amongst the Tableegh Jamaat. For example, you will agree that there are thousands of individuals, nay, many millions of individuals that are performing Salaat for a period of over 40 to 50 years, an yet, they do not possess a sign on their forehead (sign of Sajda) whereas, very surprisingly, the devotees of the Tableeghi Jamaat get the mark of Sajda on their forehead within a few weeks! The reason for this is very clear, they deliberately press and rub their foreheads on the mussallah to obtain the much coveted mark. This is to display to the Muslims, their so-called piousness. An other sign of this Group is that they will consider all other persons as being inferior to them and even those of high standing-in society are looked down upon by them. The most glaring sign of recognizing these people is their constant attempts in degrading the Prophets and Aulia (Prophets and Saints) of Allah.

    These signs are prevalent amongst the Tableeghi Jamaat. They look down upon all Sunni Muslims who are, without any doubt, true and devout Muslims. They openly challenge the Ulema and Imams. They engage in discussions and arguments on matter which they themselves do not understand and yet they have the audacity to degrade the status and the Glory of the Holy Prophet (Sallal Laahu Alaihi Wasallam).

    In the fifth Hadith it is mentioned that another sign of this notorious Group is that they will shed the blood of fellow Muslims and will have no dispute whatsoever, with the’ idolaters. This glaring sign is also present in the present Tableeghi Jamaat. You have often witnessed or heard that in certain Masjid the Tableeghi Jamaat had a dispute or in a certain Masjid the Tableeghi Jamaat had come with sticks, chains, knives, etc. You have also noticed that when and wherever they fight it is always with the Muslims and not with the Kafirs and Mushriks (Polytheists). You may have also noticed that when or wherever they confront the Kafirs or Mushriks, which is seldom or never, they tug their tails between their legs and run. This is true in India, during Hindu Muslim Riots.

    In the sixth Hadith it was mentioned that a peculiar sign of this Group will be the shaving of their head completely. This act is now reckoned to be its sign and emblem as such they advise their followers and Mureeds (Disciples) to also shave their heads and therefore you will notice that most of them are bald.

    The Arabic word Thaleeq (Shaving) as used in the Ahadith must be taken into consideration. The common translation of the word Thaleeq is clean-shaving of the entire head. The Deoband scholars in Misbahul Lughat – page-148 give its meaning as ‘to turn around and sit in a circle’. This translation fits like a glove with the Movement of the Tableeghi Jamaat, one translation is regarding them moving around and the other indicating their sitting in circles in Masjids and doing Kitab-reading as a splinter group detached from the other Musallies. They cut across the Imam and display a defying attitude. They never read the Quran. They love the Kitab written by Molvi Zakariya. They will never participate in Khatamul Quran organized in Mosques on certain nights or auspicious nights. If the Imam is delivering Tafseerul Quran, or Darse Hadith or fiqah lessons or even Zikrullah, these people never take part, as if they are super Muslims and everybody else is 3rd grade! These Tableeghis are programmed internationally to behave in this manner. It is not peculiar to any one country. This is the global strategy to destabilize the Muslims The anti-Muslim West has realized that they cannot break the Muslims from outside. They will have to use a group of hypocrites, who will use Western financial resources, and creep into Muslim society, systematically dismantling them and fragmenting them. Remember, all this is done in the name of establishing the Sunnah and “The Mubarak Tareeqa” of our Beloved Rasoolullah(Sallal Laahu Alaihi Wasallam), as claimed by them!

    Hazrat Abu Saeed Khudri (Radiallhu Anhu) and Hazrat Anas (Radiallhu Anhu) report that the Holy Prophet (Sallal Laahu Alaihi Wasallam) stated: “My Ummat is destined to differ and be divided. So a group will arise whose talks will sound very good but their character will be misleading. They will read the Quran but it will not descend below their throats (just oral reading). They will leave Deen just as an arrow pierces and goes right through the prey. They will not return to Islam. They are the worst of creation because of their nature and constitution. They will call the people towards the Quran and Deen whilst in reality they will have nothing to do with Islam. Whoever will confront them, he will be the most beloved servant of Allah. The Sahaba inquired: “Ya Rasoolullah, (Sallal Laahu Alaihi Wasallam) what is their sign?” He replied: “Sitting in a Halqa (circle).”(Mishkat Shareef, pp/308)

    Hazrat Ali (Radiallhu Anhu) once narrated: “I swear by Allah that to fall from the sky to the Earth is very simple for me, but to utter one false word in reference to the Holy Prophet (Sallal Laahu Alaihi Wasallam) is a very difficult and impossible task for me.”

    Hazrat Ali(Radiallhu Anhu) then narrated as follows:

    “I heard the Holy Prophet (Sallal Laahu Alaihi Wasallam) as saying that as the Day of Qiyamah approaches there will appear a group of youths with a low mental capacity and understanding, apparently they will talk of good but their Imaan will not go beyond their throat and they will leave the true Deen like an arrow leaves the prey. Wherever you find them, you should make Jihaad with them. (Bukhari Shareef, pp/1024)

    The following Hadith is reported by Hazrat Abu Naim (Radiallhu Anhu) in his book entitled ‘Huliya’. Hazrat Abu Umana Bahili (Radiallah Anhu) narrates that the Holy Prophet (Sallal Laahu Alaihi Wasallam) said “Before the Day of Qiyamah, they (Tableeghi Jamaat) will spread and attack bitterly like the small and the large insects and whosoever witnesses this period must seek refuge in Allah.” (Huliya)

    Hazrat Hassan Basri (Radiallhu Anhu) narrated the following Hadith, “The Holy Prophet (Sallal Laahu Alaihi Wasallam) said that there will come a time when people will speak of worldly affairs in the Masjid and when this period arrives, keep away from such people as Allah has no relation with them.” (Mishkaat)

    In the previous Hadith, above, it is stated about this Group, that it will consist of youths of low mental capacity and understanding. If one desires to confirm this sign then one has to go to their Ijtima (as an observer) and one would find people of both these categories. You will also notice that a great number of ignorant people joining the Tableeghi Jamaat with the idea in mind that they are doing a great service to Islam. You will also find a group of little children from schools, colleges, madressas and the general public who without thinking or understanding join the Tableeghi Jamaat in the belief that they are rendering a religious service. These innocent, simple-minded individuals unwittingly become target of their deception and fraud. Thus, many youth and unwary persons have unconsciously joined the Tableeghi Jamaat due to their misleading tactics. In the eighth Hadith it is stated that before Doomsday the ‘Mullahs’ will multiply like the insects and the Masjids will be turned into a village pavilions or rural clubs. It is apparent from observation and experience that the Tableeghi Jamaat is a living picture of this Prophecy. There are a great number of individuals, who by merely reading a few pages of the “Tableeghi Nisab” (Teachings of Islam), automatically become Moulvies and Alims. These so-called Mullahs now utter disrespect and disregard for the Great Ulema, who have spent the best and greater part of their lives in attaining Islamic Knowledge at reputed colleges and Universities, here and abroad.

    The state of Masjids has now become the center of various activities besides a place of Worship. These gypsies (Tableeghi Jamaat members) have transformed the Masjid into a hostel, with canteen and sleeping hall and engage in other worldly affairs. This disgraceful and tormenting attitude towards the Masjid is both shocking and disheartening.

    Sayed Allama Dahlan (Rahmatullahi Alaihi) quotes in his book ‘Addarus Sunnia’ an authentic Hadith of the Holy Prophet (Sallal Laahu Alaihi Wasallam) which states:

    “There will be a Group of people emerging from the East who will recite the Holy Quran but it will not go down their throats. They will leave the folds of Islam like an arrow leaves the bow never to return. A feature to recognize this Group is that their heads would be shaven clean.” (Addarus Sunnia, PP. 49)

    From the above Hadith it will be noted that since they deviate from the truth it is impossible for them to return to the Right Path. This Hadith could be put to a simple test by yourself, for the sake of confirmation of your doubts, if any, then confront a staunch follower of the Tableeghi Jamaat and try and influence him a thousand times and try t rid him of his false belief and not to associate with those who degrade the Prophet (Sallal Laahu Alaihi Wasallam) and to believe in the true status of the Aulia Allah’s (Saints). Surprisingly, you will note that your attempts and confrontation will fall on deaf ears and they will neither return t the truth nor will they try to reason and see the truth. Muhaddith Kabir Imam Abu Ya’la (Rahmatullahi Alaihi) narrates a Hadith from Hazrat Anas bin Malik(Radiallhu Anhu) and the Author of ‘lbriz’ who states:
    “Hazrat Anas Bin Malik (Radiallhu Anhu) narrates that in Medina, there lived a very pious youngster. One day we made reference about this youngster to the Holy Prophet(Sallal Laahu Alaihi Wasallam). Inspite of the Sahaba describing the youngster’s features and character to the Prophet (Sallal Laahu Alaihi Wasallam), the Prophet (Sallal Laahu Alaihi Wasallam) was unable to recognize the youngster made mention of. However, a few days later, whilst we were in the company of the Holy Prophet (Sallal Laahu Alaihi Wasallam), the young man passed that way. On seeing the young man, the Prophet (Sallal Laahu Alaihi Wasallam) exclaimed: ‘I see the scabs of Shaitaan imprinted on his face. The youngster then approached the Prophet (Sallal Laahu Alaihi Wasallam) and made salutation. The Holy Prophet (Sallal Laahu Alaihi Wasallam) then said to him:’Is it not true that right now you are thinking that there is no one better than yourself here, ‘The youngster then replied: ‘Yes, these thoughts did pass my mind.’He then walked away into the Masjid. The Prophet then inquired as to who will kill this person. Hazrat Abu Bakr(Radiallhu Anhu) volunteered to do so and entered the Masjid and saw the person he was to kill engrossed in performing his Salaat and he remembered a Hadith of the Holy Prophet (Sallal Laahu Alaihi Wasallam) which prohibited one from killing a person who is performing his Salaat and returned to the Prophet (Sallal Laahu Alaihi Wasallam).

    The Prophet (Sallal Laahu Alaihi Wasallam) again inquired as to who will kill the youngster, this time Hazrat Umar (Radiallhu Anhu) volunteered to kill him and entered the Masjid and found the youngster performing his Sajda and with the same thoughts as Hazrat Abu Bakr (Radiallhu Anhu), Hazrat Umar (Radiallhu Anhu) returned to the Prophet (Sallal Laahu Alaihi Wasallam). For the third time the Prophet (Sallal Laahu Alaihi Wasallam) again inquired who will kill the youngster, this time Hazrat Ali (Radiallhu Anhu) volunteered to do so, the Prophet (Sallal Laahu Alaihi Wasallam) said:’You will surely kill him, if you find him.’

    When Hazrat Ali entered the Masjid, he was surprised to see that the youngster was no longer in the Masjid and he too like the others returned to the Prophet (Sallal Laahu Alaihi Wasallam). The Holy Prophet (Sallal Laahu Alaihi Wasallam) said: ‘If you had only killed him then all the Fitna in my Ummah till Day of Qiyamah would have been wiped out and no two persons in my Ummah would have fought between themselves.” (Ibreez Shareef, pp/277, Author Allama Shah Abdul Aziz Dabbaag (Rahmatullahi Alaihi)). The Holy Prophet (Sallal Laahu Alaihi Wasallam) informed the Sahaba (Companions) that among my Ummah will rise a Group of people who will recite the Quran, invite to good talks, will be punctual for their Salaat and will be mindful of their fasting, yet they will have no relation with Islam. With this confusion in their minds the Sahaba asked the Prophet (Sallal Laahu Alaihi Wasallam) to forecast a sign to recognize this particular Group of people. The Prophet (Sallal Laahu Alaihi Wasallam) replied that their head will be shaven clean or sitting in circles.

    Let us all fervently pray to Almighty Allah, with the Grace and Blessings of the Holy Prophet (Sallal Laahu Alaihi Wasallam) that Allah grants protection to all true Muslims from this false an astrayed Sect. I invite you to be impartial and ask yourself one question. Where is that group which the Holy Prophet (Sallal Laahu Alaihi Wasallam) described so vividly in so many Ahadith? Is it so difficult to pinpoint them? Surely these prophetic statements are a pen-portrait of the Tableeghi Jamaat.

    Zul Khuwaisra – the man who showed so much disrespect to the Prophet (Sallal Laahu Alaihi Wasallam) was from the tribe of Bani Tamim. The Prophet (Sallal Laahu Alaihi Wasallam) foretold that the Wahhabi group who will cause much fitna, will be the off-springs of the above Munaafiq. Allama Dahlaan, the celebrated Historian of our era writes: “Zul Khuwaira was of the Banu Tamim tribe and so was Ibne Abdul Wahab Najdi.” (Addarus Sunniah, pp/51). These Ahadith certainly do not fit the Kharajees because they were not the off-springs of Bani Tamim. Shah Abdul Haq the great Muhaddis of Delhi writes: “The Kharajees were not the descendants of Zul Khuwaisra.” (Ashatul Lamaat, Commentary on Mishkat pp/535)

    Moulana Muhammad Ali Jauhar has made the following observations about the Wahhabi Najdi Jamaat: “The hands of Najd and Najdis are red with the blood of Muslims, this is their only achievement. Now too, there are hostilities with the Yemenis and a war is looming.” (Maqaalaate Muhammad Ali, Part 1,PP. 37)

    • osman

      Your claims are full of contradictions and errors. Additionally, the efforts of the Tableeghi Jamaat are part of the reason for the Islamic Revival today. A mere look at the effects of their efforts throughout the world (USA, England, France, India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Fiji, Malaysia, and over a hundred other countries) proves this.
      Additionally, you gave no Shar`ee arguments against the Tableeghi Jamaat; only mere speculation and invalid claims against the Tableeghi Jamaat. In reality, everything that the Tableeghi Jamaat does has been sanctioned by great scholars, including some of the greatest scholars of the past century: Shaykh Abu Fattaah Abu Ghuddah (RA), Maulana Hasan Ali Nadwi (RA), Shaykhul Hadeeth Maulana Zakariyyah Kandhlawi (RA), Mufti Taqi Uthmaani (RA), and countless others.
      Shaykh Abu Bakr Al-Jazaa’iri, one of the greatest scholars of Saudi, who has been teaching in Medinah for decades, speaks highly of the Tableeghi Jamaat. He says, “40 days with the Tableeghi Jamaat is more effective in reforming a person than 40 years in this madrasah.” The Imams of the Haram have also spoken highly about it.

      • Nadja

        The Tableeghi Jamaat hasn’t had much effect in the USA from what I have seen. It looks like the Sufi tariqat have led more people to salaat and sunnah here than the Tableeghi Jamaat. We have people led to Islam by leaders of Tariqat based in Turkey, Syria, India, and several African nations. They lead people gently, working on the character and an understanding of what people owe to Allah (SWT) and then teaching them to implement the five pillars and the Sunnah in their lives. I know quite a few Americans led to Islam by the Sufis, and I don’t think I’ve met anyone led to Islam by the Tableeghi Jamaat. Indeed, many of those who come here to lead people to Islam fail miserably because they only speak to men, and, as the old saying goes, religion is for women, children, and the old. B^)

  45. Yara

    “So what Islamic sect does the central region and the government follow? It is Sunni and we strictly follow Sheikh Ahmed bin Hanbil and Ibn Taiymiah, both of whom came long before Mohamed bin Abdulwahab.”

    AS IF!!!!

    You cannot be naive enough to believe that?

  46. Akbar Azam Manzar

    Assalamo Alaikum,

    Wish to make an announcement that I have left the wahhabi sect, done tawbah and have become a proper muslim following Quran and Sunnah.

    Once again, may Almighty Allah guide us, Ameen Summa Ameen

    Akbar Azam Manzar

    • idrees

      may allah guide us, the tableeghi jamat is making great efforts in the u.k to revive deen, take a look at the ‘deobandi’ masjids and the ‘sunni’ masjids, you will see a great age gap between the ages of 6 to 60 in the ‘sunni’ masjids and the ‘deobandi’ masjids the youth are ever present. absolutely no youth at all in the ‘sunni’ masjids, was islam spread by the youth or the old?.surely the tableeghi jamat must be doing something right. when this effort of dawat was revived my maulana Ilyas (rehmatullah alayhai), for many decades it was rideculed indeed by its own scholars and especially by the ‘alhu sunna wal jamma’ scholars. now ‘dawati islami’ has been created only 20 or 30 years ago to counter the great work done by the tableeghi jamat, they have even adopted their methods by going out on the street and preaching, much like tableeghi jamat. this is the part and parcel of life.

      1st first they will be against us – for many decades tableeghi jamat was rideculed and was giving fatwas against it by both sects, it was the butt of jokes.

      2nd they will attempt to copy us – ‘dawat islami’ has sprung up to try and oppose tableeghi jamat, and after trying many other ways to preach, has now turned to preaching on the streets to youngsters much like tableeghi jamat after seeing the success of their efforts

      3rd they will join – soon my freinds soon they will join us

      and Allah knows best

  47. Abdlrazaq al Boramee

    Salamu alaikum wa rahma tullah

    May Allah have mercy on the great sheik of islam and the muslims as a whole, the reviver of the sunnah and the imam of dawa salafiyah of his time sheik muhamed ibn abdulwahab al najdee al tameemee.

    The greatness of the sheik and his knowledge can be clearly seen from his books that are WIDELY studied in the muslim lands. The funny thing is that those who call people ‘wahabi’ don’t know anything about the sheik nor have they read a single book of his.

    The only people that call someone wahabi are peple who come from the following backgrounds either from a sufies, or the rawafid (shia) qatalahum Allah and the kufar.

    If you criticize the sheik then bring proof on where the sheik went wrong.
    Once again rahimuhullah sheik muhamed ibn abdulwahab al najdee al tameemee

    • idrees

      mashallah very well said

    • Ulum Shofatun

      “The only people that call someone wahabi are peple who come from the following backgrounds either from a sufies, or the rawafid (shia) qatalahum Allah and the kufar.”
      These statements are reflecting the bad habit of follower(s) of Muhammad ibn Abdul Wahhab. Need to takfir other(s) to establish your own understanding? Very very very bad akhlak.

  48. Reminds me of a discussion or rather an argument I had once with someone over the term ‘wahabi’. According to that someone, Islam has different ‘brands’ and wahabism is one of them ,and it’s an extreme ‘brand’ of Islam.
    It’s definitely ignorance of Islam that makes people attack this beautiful man , sheikh Muhammad bin Abdulwahab, who got people in Arabia out of darkness into light.

    That was a good post.

  49. Aslam-U-Alikum
    All wahabis believe that only they are on the right path and everyone else is on shirk.
    My Allah(swt) guide all of us on the right path.

    • Abu Najeed

      Assalam ‘alaikum warahmatuLlah wabartakatuHu

      Everyone know that Wahhabi claims to be the true Muslims and others are shirk. Everyone defend Wahhabi/Wahhabism, please read: “Al-Shawa’iq al-Ilahiyyah fi al-Radd ‘ala al-Wahhabiyya” by Sulaiman ibn ‘Abdul Wahhab (older brother Muhammad ibn ‘Abdul Wahhab), and ” Al-Durar al-Sunniyya fi al-Radd ‘ala al-Wahhabiyya” by Sayyid Ahmad ibn Zaini Dahlan. Sharp alternative to understand dangers posed by Wahhabism.

  50. There !
    That clears my concept of wahabis & wahabi(sm?)

    Got it straight from the horse’s mouth ! : )

    JazakAllah !

  51. about inibn tymiyya
    read the followings, wahabbi take ibin taymiyya as leader.

    ibin taymiyya some who has more knowledge than his wisdom, his wisdom could not bear that, then astray himself and also other muslims, making fitna…. and symbol of “has knowlegde but it is not hayir(good) for him.”

    Ibn Taymiyah: the Wahhabi founder’s role model

    It is worth giving an overview of a man named Ahmed Ibn Taymiyah (1263-1328) who lived a few hundred years before Muhammad ibn `Abdul-Wahhab. The Wahhabi founder admired him as a role model and embraced many of his pseudo-Sunni positions. Who exactly was Ibn Taymiyah and what did orthodox Sunni scholars say about him? Muslim scholars had mixed opinions about him depending on his interpretation of various issues. His straying from mainstream Sunni Islam on particular issues of creed (`aqeedah) and worship (`ibadat) made him an extremely controversial figure in the Muslim community.

    Ibn Taymiya has won the reputation of being the true bearer of the early pious Muslims, especially among reformist revolutionaries, while the majority of orthodox Sunnis have accused him of reprehensible bid’ah (reprehenisible innovation), some accusing him of kufr (unbelief).[4]

    It behooves one to ask why Ibn Taymiyah had received so much opposition from reputable Sunni scholars who were known for their asceticism, trustworthiness, and piety. Some of Ibn Taymiyah’s anti-Sunni and controversial positions include:

    (1) His claim that Allah’s Attributes are “literal”, thereby attributing God with created attributes and becoming an anthropomorphist;

    (2) His claim that created things existed eternally with Allah;

    (3) His opposition to the scholarly consensus on the divorce issue;

    (4) His opposition to the orthodox Sunni practice of tawassul (asking Allah for things using a deceased pious individual as an intermediary);

    (5) His saying that starting a trip to visit the Prophet Muhammad’s (s) invalidates the shortening of prayer;

    (6) His saying that the torture of the people of Hell stops and doesn’t last forever;

    (7) His saying that Allah has a limit (hadd) that only He Knows;

    (8) His saying that Allah literally sits on the Throne (al-Kursi) and has left space for Prophet Muhammad (s) to sit next to Him;

    (9) His claim that touching the grave of Prophet Muhammad (s) is polytheism (shirk);

    (10) His claim that that making supplication at the Prophet Muhammad’s grave to seek a better status from Allah is a reprehensible innovation;

    (11) His claim that Allah descends and comparing Allah’s “descent” with his, as he stepped down from a minbar while giving a sermon (khutba) to Muslims;

    (12) His classifying of oneness in worship of Allah (tawheed) into two parts: Tawhid al-rububiyya and Tawhid al-uluhiyya, which was never done by pious adherents of the salaf.

    Although Ibn Taymiyah’s unorthodox, pseudo-Sunni positions were kept away from the public in Syria and Egypt due to the consensus of orthodox Sunni scholars of his deviance, his teachings were nevertheless circulating in hiding. An orthodox Sunni scholar says:

    Indeed, when a wealthy trader from Jeddah brought to life the long-dead ‘aqida [creed] of Ibn Taymiya at the beginning of this century by financing the printing in Egypt of Ibn Taymiya’s Minhaj al-sunna al-nabawiyya [italics mine] and other works, the Mufti of Egypt Muhammad Bakhit al-Muti‘i, faced with new questions about the validity of anthropomorphism, wrote: “It was a fitna (strife) that was sleeping; may Allah curse him who awakened it.”

    It is important to emphasize that although many of the positions of Ibn Taymiyah and Wahhabis are identical, they nonetheless contradict each other in some positions. While Ibn Taymiyah accepts Sufism (Tasawwuf) as a legitimate science of Islam (as all orthodox Sunni Muslims do), Wahhabis reject it wholesale as an ugly innovation in the religion. While Ibn Taymiyah accepts the legitimacy of commemorating Prophet Muhammad’s birthday (Mawlid) – accepted by orthodox Sunni Muslims as legitimate – Wahhabis reject it as a reprehensible innovation that is to be repudiated.

    Ibn Taymiyah is an inspiration to Islamist groups that call for revolution. Kepel says, “Ibn Taymiyya (1268-1323) – a primary reference for the Sunni Islamist movement – would be abundantly quoted to justify the assassination of Sadat in 1981…and even to condemn the Saudi leadership and call for its overthrow in the mid-1990s”.[5]

    Sivan says that only six months before Sadat was assassinated, the weekly Mayo singled out Ibn Taymiyya as “the most pervasive and deleterious influence upon Egyptian youth.” Sivan further says that Mayo concluded that “the proliferating Muslim associations at the [Egyptian] universities, where Ibn Taymiyya’s views prevail, have been spawning various terrorist groups.” Indeed, a book entitled The Absent Precept, by `Abd al-Salam Faraj – the “spiritual” leader of Sadat’s assassins who was tried and executed by the Egyptian government – strongly refers to Ibn Taymiyya’s and some of his disciples’ writings. Three of four of Sadat’s assassins willingly read a lot of Ibn Taymiyya’s works on their own.[6]

    Ibn Taymiyah is also noted to be a favorite of other Salafi extremists, including the Muslim Brotherhood’s Syed Qutb. Ibn Taymiyyah’s student, Ibn Qayyim al-Jawziyyah, is also frequently cited by Salafis of all colors.

    Ibn Taymiyah’s “fatwa” of jihad against Muslims

    What is also well-known about Ibn Taymiyah is that he lived in turbulent times when the Mongols had sacked Baghdad and conquered the Abassid Empire in 1258. In 1303, he was ordered by the Mamluk Sultan to give a fatwa (religious edict) legalizing jihad against the Mongols. Waging a holy war on the Mongols for the purpose of eliminating any threat to Mamluk power was no easy matter. The Mongol Khan Mahmoud Ghazan had converted to Islam in 1295. Although they were Muslims who did not adhere to Islamic Law in practice, and also supported the Yasa Mongol of code of law, they were deemed apostates by the edict of Ibn Taymiyah. To Ibn Taymiyah, Islamic Law was not only rejected by Mongols because of their lack of wholesale adherence, but the “infidel” Yasa code of law made them legal targets of extermination. The so-called jihad ensued and the Mongol threat to Syria was exterminated. Wahhabis and other Salafis to this day brand the Mongol Mahmoud Ghazan as a kafir (disbeliever). Orthodox Sunni Muslims, however, have praised Mahmoud Ghazan as a Muslim. Shaykh Muhammad Hisham Kabbani writes:

    In fact, Ghazan Khan was a firm believer in Islam. Al-Dhahabi relates that he became a Muslim at the hands of the Sufi shaykh Sadr al-Din Abu al-Majami’ Ibrahim al-Juwayni (d.720), one of Dhahabi’s own shaykhs of hadith….During his rule he had a huge mosque built in Tabriz in addition to twelve Islamic schools (madrasa), numerous hostels (khaniqa), forts (ribat), a school for the secular sciences, and an observatory. He supplied Mecca and Medina with many gifts. He followed one of the schools (madhahib) of the Ahl al-Sunna [who are the orthodox Sunnis] and was respectful of religious scholars. He had the descendants of the Prophet mentioned before the princes and princesses of his house in the state records, and he introduced the turban as the court headgear.[7]

    Muhammad ibn ‘Abdul-Wahhab would later follow Ibn Taymiyah’s footsteps and slaughter thousands of Muslims in Arabia.

  52. Muslima

    NUTS! The comments to this post are totally screwy! Get a life and stop insulting each other people!

    • mohamed

      Are you naïve, childish or just acting stupid? people are debating here, and that is an adult exercise to find the truth behind controversial subjects on religion, and that is also part of ‘getting a life’. if you don’t know what’s going on here, try to read a bit, understand, study, reflect, debate, and engage in constructive criticism….and know that throwing words like NUTS! etc. don’t actually make you any smarter…. you are probably a teenager who just strayed into this page, and the best you can do is: get out of here ,and get a life yourself..:)

  53. afghan

    Thankyou Saudi Woman.

    I grew up in Thuqba (Al Khobar) and in Jeddah as a young boy. Later I worked and lived in Riyadh.

    Wahabi is NOT a sect (Shia is sect from arabic definition of shia), not a Madhab! (Shafi, Hanbali, Hanafi, Maliki are Madhabs).

    I was raised sunni, and I have seen people of my tribe/culture visiting shrines (maqbara) and revering dead people claimed to have greater connection with . . . yes, you know who!!! I saw people idolising the deceased. This scene shook me without having read Islam in detail.

    In Saudia, in mosques, I hear loud A’meen, in my neighborhood I saw dead being taken for burial immediately, I heard that graves had no ornaments, I saw shops pull shutters down when salaah time, I saw no worship at shrines, I heard people with bizare names (which lacked knowledge or meaning in Arabic) not beig allowed into KSA – I saw the oneness of Allah being accepted – some call this strict or fundamental version of Islam. I then heard from other A’JamaatW.Sunna people call Saudi’s Wahabi and kafir.

    I discovered this in my childhood in Saudia amongst my Saudi friends, Salem, Naif, Hatim, Saad, Khalid, Abdullah . .

    I understand that a lot of corruption of belief in Islam has happened due to revivers in India (barelvi, deobandi, ahlejamaat ahle sunnat), whose lack of ‘real’ arabic, lack of scholarly education, reliance on translation (many bad), acceptance of dubious hadith or hadith that favoured cultural conceptions of the revivers, as the main cause of misconceptions.
    I am becoming to realise arabic translations of the quran as one cause, cultural prejudices as second, and lack of astute mind with wider owledge of the world. Unfortunately many mullas (sheikhs) were students who failed to get higher education in medicine or other academic sciences, so these academically weak students end up studying islam at universty and with less astute minds they begin to analyse and spread Islam. when an well read person gets through, the chances are he is biased by his culture and upbringing (like niqab vs. covering bosom or not allowing women to watch football or drive a car).

    now shia and sunni definitey a political divide. it is well know dynastic leadership is nepotism, so shiasm s not the most favourable option, sunni khalifas wanting approval of ahlebayt is politics, and it is abundantly clear that Mohammad(s) is the last prophet, so why is another imam/khalifa required? . . . . . . why? traditionally we like a leader, a person, to look upto (getting close to worship again).

    duboius hadith, contradicting, collected hundred of years after they were heard have no place either. only hadith with DIRECT reference to quran are worthy of authenticity without doubt.

    we are indeed living in times when fiqhs are forming. I see on Pakistani TV these guys in green turbans and white shawls, I see Taliban – some of them misguided and ignorant, I see the sects evolved from India spreading their versions of authentic islam t british muslims, I see rise of subitters, like the self-proclaimed messenger from egypt. it is a sad case of affairs – culture, lack of islamic academics who are culturally unbiased, and lack of good example by our great leaders.

    read the quran in arabic. read different translations if you dont understand arabic, reach your own conclusion rather than relying on tafseer.

    • osman

      Actually the ulemaa of Deoband have made some of the biggest contributions to Ilm and Deen in the past century. Read a book called “The Elders of Deoband.” One of their contributions includes a commentary of Saheeh Bukhari (Faydh al-Bari) which was accepted as the standard in Saudi Arabia and hailed as the best commentary of Bukhari.
      In fact, Deobandi ulemaa (such as Mufti Taqi Uthmaani of Pakistan) are revered by Saudi scholars and scholars around the world.

  54. Heintz

    Very nice post.. i am from pakistan and follow the interpretation of Imam Taymiyyah and in fiqh Imam Abu Hanifah.

    Even Here people call me wahhabi because I talk againt Shrines/graves worshipping and Bid’aat.. May Allah guide us all to the straight path

  55. I was excited and surprised to find this blog….
    I was born and grew up in the well, some of my years i had spent them in my parents home land..
    Grew up a Christian and converted to Islam a few years a go……..I was working in Jeddah and I started to ask what and who is ‘wahabis’ with every question i was told forget about that it’s not good……later i found out who sheik Mohamed was and what he did and i value all his opinions and are sound and factual…when i came back to England and talk to a few people about him ….. mmmm…
    Thank you for your post

  56. GreekMan

    Saudi Woman can I ask a Question..what can i be classified as a ‘wahabi’ or to the point how can I be one

  57. Ziyaad

    I am now confused. I am from South Africa. Are people who do Jamaat work referred to as Wahabi’s?

  58. Wow !!!MashaAllah! we are “Wahabi “(Tabligh)any problem?he he he :)nice to see yout post :)thanks for sharing:)

  59. Abu Feras

    Thanks. We really need subjects like this to tell other people what (Wahabi) means.
    We, In Saudi Arabia, do not use the term Wahabi because we know that we only follow Muhammad peace & prayers be upon him.
    We believe that Muhammad Ibn Abdulwahab is only a man who dedicated himself to Islamic most important issues. He struggled to lead illutrate people at his time to the right path.

  60. Read all of the postings.If in doubt of whether its correct or otherwise to follow Sheikh Muhammad Wahab teachings or not, refer to Allah swt – ask him in your prayers and Inshallah he will answer you with some signs,a dream or connection with the truth via somebody.
    There are many sincere Muslims be it in Saudi Arabia or else where but with different doctrines & idealogies but we must never underestimate the honour & role Allah SWT gave Prophet Muhammad SAW . He is NO ordinary man and NONEof us mortals can ever be like him as he is CHOSEN by the Almighty himself .
    God is with you and in you – as preached by the Christians .
    Allah swt said that he is nearer to us than our jugular vein – Quran .
    We are connected to the divine via our hearts , as Allah swt only looks at our hearts .
    Just like the internet which is connected to the main server . As long as you are still alive, you are connected BUT when you die the connection is severed .
    Many arguments I see here & there , but best to ask the Almighty creator himself for a sign if in doubt & Inshallah he will answer .
    He knows everything & whatever is in your hearts.

  61. Marbbe


    I was so happy to find your sight awhile back and have been catching up on all your post.

    Reading the comments on this post I found most commical. It seems all are wanting to prove their way of being Islamic or Muslim is right!

    I am an American and these comments remind me of Christian’s who want to prove thier way (catholic, methodist, or whatever they belong to) is the only way.

    The thing I find most disturbing from all religions is that people want to prove their points by referenceing books to read.

    I will not tell anyone in anyway what religion is best but I will advise this to all who will listen,

    Your chosen religion is a sham and untrue if you do not read your book (Bible, Torah, or Quran) and obey it. It is the only authority on your religion, every thing else is a man’s interpretation of what is written.

    I find christians (because I do not know any Muslim’s or Islamist (not sure which term to use so please forgive me) are the biggest hypocrites of this. Christians are always wanting to tell you what you should believe and how to practice when 99% of them have not read their Bibles, go to feel good churche’s who preach a feel good message instead of preaching from the Bible, and WILL NOT stand behind what is written. Example is: The Bible says ”Do not kill”. So many people will tell you that (most did not read it they were told the Bible says that) but will vote (in American elections) to have abortion be ok in certain circumstances. HYPOCRITICAL !!!!!

    I have always found religious sects ie. Catholic, Protestant, Jews, an now Islam (from what I am learning in the last 5 yr’s ) to be like race, you are not black, white or whatever, you are human.

    Please ALL do not fight over whether you are a better religious sect, or sect of race, or sect of Muslim.

    Just be the best your Holy Book wants you to be.

    That way you KNOW you will get it RIGHT. 🙂

  62. NMS

    When we say “crazy Wahabis” we’re calling a spade a spade. It IS an ideology born out of the desert of extreme fundamentalism and repression. The majority of terrorists ARE Wahabi and there is a connection. Your ideology is one of exclusivity and oppression, touting itself as “real” Islam calling all those of us who are Sufis, Shias etc “kaafirs” for not agreeing with your archaic, medieval, hateful perspective.

    Really the tone of this piece, despite being a tiny bit funny, is clearly biased against any other Islam and oh so Wahabi!

    PS: thanks for giving the entire muslims world a name. And thanks for ruining my country.

    • I guess the Prophet (sallallahu alaihi wasallam) was “archaic, medieval, hateful” in your eyes. He said:

      “Muslim narrated that Abu al-Hiyaj al-Asadi reported that Ali Ibn Abi Talib sent me as an envoy and advised me saying I am tasking you as the Messenger of Allah (Sallallahu Alaihi wa Sallam) tasked me: You have to destroy all statues and level all raised tombs.”

      And we know how much Sufis love tombs. I guess you’d have to call the Prophet (sallallahu alaihi wasallam) a “Wahhabi” for ordering Ali (RA) to destroy tombs.

      About Shi’as. They believe that Abu Bark (RA) and Umar (RA) will be in lower depths of hell than Iblis himself. This is pure hate. Which Sahaba do “Wahabbis” hate? Answer: not a single one. Also Shi’as believe that their twelve Imams are infallible and have knowledge of unseen. This is kufr.

      Read the Qu’ran and study Islaam. You’re jahil.

  63. wahabi exposed

    watch and see wahabis exposed

  64. Abubaker

    The writer is of the view that the fatwa against women watching men in shorts as ludicrous….is in any event a cause for great concern for every sensible muslim.

  65. Abubaker

    Muslims ought to unite and discard all the mumbo jumbo that is cause for disunity of the UMMAH and find common grounds…..shame on us as we engage in internal bickering and act oblivious of the Kuffars attacks, rapes and destruction of the homes and livelyhood of our fellow muslim brothers and sisters all over the world….even the Kuffars with their pathetic and fictitious beliefs will unite when it comes to attacking muslims for any self created and/or fictitious reasons…a crying shame…

  66. terence lorens

    That guy was nuts, and the wahabi sect of belief he founded was so extreme that many saudis say that if the prophet (pbuh) was to return to the ecntral region today and practice his loving form of islam he would be branded an athiest.

  67. Ulrich Eggert

    As a westerner who got to know – however limited – some places in Saudi Arabia in the 70s I read the blog and the many commentaries with utmost interest. Thanks especially to Saudiwoman for clarifying things.

  68. Ashari

    This is nothing but paltry propaganda, if you want to know what Muhammad Ibn Abdul Wahhab did then go to the work of his own brother -Sulaiman Ibn Abdul Wahhab a real Hanbali Faqih (Hanbali Scholar) who refuted him in his book “The Divine Lightning” which is now availible in English in which Sulaiman refutes his brother in his making takfir of Muslims contrary to what this propagandist contends as ‘reeducation’, Ibn Abdul Wahhab Al Najdi and his followers not only made takfir of those people but resorted to war mongering and violence just like the khawarij did and this is recorded by various historians including the late and esteemed Imam Abu Zahra.

    If you want an objective conception of about Muhammad Ibn Abdul Wahhab without partiality then do read Imam Sana’ani, Ahmad Zayni Dahlan, Imam Ibn Abidin, Mohammad Bikheet Al-Motee’ee, Yusuf Dajawi, Mohammad Makhluf, Imam Kawthari, Hafiz Abdullah Ghumari, Shaykh Buti, Mohammad Alawi Maliki, Abdullah Harari, Hasan Saqqaf, Hasan Al-Maliki, and others on him and not just Wahhabi propaganda.

  69. Abdullah

    It is very funny when you want to fake a description for something everyone know very well. Wahhabis themselves know that they fellow Abdul Wahhab not Imam Ahmed.

    You don’t need to LIE to clear (what you call) misconception!!!

    I never saw a people as bad as Saudis (sorry to the few good people); they beat Pakistanis, Indians and all other (third-world-nations) expats.

    Alhamedlillah, no one can do anything to me here as I’m westerner.

    I would like to know what they have done to our brothers and sisters in Palestine or any muslim people in this world; just one real example and without fantasies please!!!

    In Afghanistan, US have forced them to do so; to get rid of socialism which have speared over the whole region at that time.

    I think you guys are mentally sick and schizophrenic!!! No cure for YOU!!!

    Wa alsalam

  70. I find your article Mrs. Al Nafjan very informative and precise according to what we have learned on our Saudi history classes at Saudi schools. I would like your premision to publish this in my FB page.
    Thank you.

  71. Peace Dove

    Reading all these entries–many of which, if not all of them, sounding sincere and well meaning–gave me a headache. Why do so many people have the need to follow old tribal, old desert religions–whether Judaism, Christianity, or Islam–or any other religion for that matter, rather than using their own brains, their inherent humanity, and link up with thoughtful, caring, peace loving human beings in their own world and around the globe?

    Most wars have religious undertones. Most cruelty is inflicted in the name of “My God is better than your God,” etc. The oppression of women cries out. The oppression of working class people cries out. And the oppression of minorities cries out. And who benefits? (1) the rulers. (2) the religious leaders, (3) the rich, (4) men. And most of them make themselves the center of truth and knowledge and wisdom, when in reality, the misuse of religious books has done nothing to make this world a better world.

    It’s time to make religions, all created by human beings to suit their purposes, a voluntary activity, but not force anyone into those private belief systems. “It’s liberating to recognize that supernatural beings are human creations … that there’s no such thing as “spirit” … that people are […] responsible for themselves.” Check it out for yourself. Just google the “Council for Secular Humanism” and form your own views. http://www.secularhumanism.org/

    And if you still feel that you are better off with your religious views, fine, but at least you have looked across one of the walls that separates so many of us around the world.

    Salam, Shalom, Peace, Pace.

  72. Saudi_analyst

    hah, trying to establish credibility by saying ….”Tameem tribe which coincidentally Sheikh Mohamed and I both belong to”

    well, Abu Jahl and Abu Lahab belonged to which tribe and where are they today ?

    Anyway, what is wahhabism ? who cares about wahhabism ?

    does wahhabism allow Usury ( interest ) like the Saudi American Bank ( SAMBA ) owned by Mr. Evil ?

    does wahhabism allow semi naked women on arab satellite tv channels ?
    who is aal-ibrahim the owner of tv channels ?

    okay, let us to do an exercise with ” SAUDIS ” and test their IQ ;

    Saudi Law / Culture / Society requires that a man should not look on other woman ( not related to him ) that is why you see Saudi Woman wearing Burqa / Veil when she is in public….
    but hold on, Saudi Law / Culture / Society allows men to watch semi naked women on MBC LBC ( owned mr evil ) Star Academy and other xxx channels but outside the home you cannot.

    inside the home watch the awrah of women but don’t let your women show awrah to other men. pure hypocrisy.

    Total screwed up society ; no wonder no one is interested in invading or occupying a country full of dump people , dump research, and dump intellectual while you can easily get everything ( $$$ ) without actually occupying.

    Countries that need to be destroyed are real countries with civilization like Iraq, Iran, Syria, etc….

    these gay-type GCC countries are only busy on women driving, misyar mutah marriage , bonus salary, vacation, cars, women wine,dancing, star academy etc etc….

    • banduguji

      For Saudis doing all sorts of satanic acts is not shirk or bidha!!!!

      • Shirk is ascribing a partner to Allah in terms of His Rububiyyah (Lordship), Asma wa Sifaat (Names and Attributes) and Uloohiyyah (Worship).

        And bid’ah is a newly invented way [beliefs or action] in the religion, in imitation of the Sharee’ah (prescribed Law), by which nearness to Allaah is sought, [but] not being supported by any authentic proof – neither in its foundations, nor in the manner in which it is performed.

        Now how you can compare committing sins (major and minor) to shirk and bid’ah? You need to learn Islaam.

  73. Really love the opinions and comments by people who are not Saudi’s but THINK they know what they are saying. All I have to say is clean up your own yard before criticizing another’s. Some posts have such venom it’s hard to believe the authors of these venomous post are ever anything but negative people in general!!!!!

    • Yahya Sulayman

      Welcome to the Greater Middle East where all ideas get melted down. In the end, hardly anything gets done. Many people here do not know history or what they are talking about. Besides, they have no manners. Saudis do treat must of their guest workers kindly. The maids are another matter, on the negative side of the spectrum.

  74. Madness

    This what kaffirun like about Islam..fighthing each other without knowing what they are shouting to.. think my brother and sister…what the truth … dont just barking and give away comment that not base on 2 major source Alquran and Sunnah.. your comment without true knowledge and understanding might influence others… come back to 2 major source Alquran and Sunnah.. and if there some different ( not in THAUHID ) open your chest be peaces…

  75. zainab

    Can any body give us the details of the descendants of
    his highness and the lifeline of the prophet, the king of hijaz, do we have his family living in today’s saudi arabia or they have been killed by the saud family.

  76. zainab

    Sayyid Hussein bin Ali descendants we want to know if their descendants live in saudi arabia or iraq or they have been killed by the saud family.

  77. sunni786

    well the only thing i wanna say is that whabi dnt beleev in our beloved rasool (S.A.W) asthaghfaar tauba tauba. and us sunnis du. and i also no that wahabis dnt read namaz proply they only read farz asthaghfaar tauba tauba. And i also no that wen the read namaz they do sajdah on a stone. meaning they put a stone or sumthing on the prayer mat. asthagfaar tauba tauba. whilst us sunnis follow our beloveD rasool (S.A.W.) THEIR SUNAHS AND THERE hadiths. and wahabis are calle wobblers. they wobble alot. and ive got a frend who has 3 brothers who are wahabis and thats weird because hes a sunni himself. a propa sunni. and so r his paremts. so i dnt understand how can his 3 brothers b wahabi. so strange. his parents are sunni and his sister. 🙂

    • “And i also no that wen the read namaz they do sajdah on a stone. meaning they put a stone or sumthing on the prayer mat.”

      What are you talking about? Only Shi’as do that. You’re so ignorant, it’s not even funny.

  78. sunni786

    and also,, sunnis dont like wahabis or shias.

    • sunnisis

      brother, please dont even start about the sheits, they are truly the head bangers, im a sunni and so are my entire fam apart from one , all im gonna say is Allah knows best, and never 4get that , LA ILLA HA ILLALLAH MUHAMMED DUR RASOOLULLAH, may Allah forgive me for any spelling mistakes. dont know too much about wahabis but i know their teachings are different to ours,

    • Nadja

      Yes, but I was taught (Maliki fiqh) to leave the Shia alone because they profess belief in Allah (SWT) and the Nabi (SAAW). This whole hate the Shia and kill them thing is very, very, very far from what I was taught by Shayrukh from Mauretania.

  79. shukeel

    WAHABBI/SALAFI / YAZEEDI,, what does it matter. Your all the descendants of Laanati yazeed, the great enemy of our Rasool pbuh and his holy family. Why do are you ashamed of being recognised as enemies of Islam.Yahudi Arabia is truly a den of serpents. How much have you yazeedi saudis done for our poor dying brothers in palestine?? Whilst you all eat pork and drink wine with the zionists Only Iran and Lebanon dare challenge your close brotheres the zionists. Onlyy Iran and Lebanon have offered any meaningful support to Palestine. Yahudi arabians will drown in their oil dollars insha’allah. Your country is the biggest sponsor of terrorism. How is this a part of islam? You will all suffer the fate of Yazeed.

    • sunni786

      sunnisis yess bro ur ryt. wahabis beleefs are different to sunni beliefs. and this shukeel or hueva he is, the wahabi, thinks heez all it. well first off all the guy i bet dont even read propa namaz. and they dont send durood upon our beloved prophet rasool (s.a.w.). when u shud recite durood. like e.g. dr.zakir naik. hez a relli big islamic scholar, and hez turned so many muslims into wahabism. and thats guna a sin. asthaghfaar. ive heard that wahabis vbrainwash pple with theire own made up baleefs. and u tel me bro hu does sajdah on a stone . asthaghfaar :0 and allah knows best. may allah make all wahabis into proper sunni muslis. and may wahabis convert into sunnis and become the lovers of our aashiqaane rasool (s.a.w.) ameen.

      • sunnisis

        so what they all trying to deny? truly they dont read drood on our rasool saw, or on anybody who passes away,they dont do khatam either, or read full namaz, seen that with my own eyes.( nafal and sunnah were performed by the prophet saw himself) , plus the fact they are the extremists, and the brain washers , and as for anybody kussing in regards to visiting shrines as u describe them, we dont idolise or pray to them directly. are you dumb? we beleive in THE LAST PROPHET SAW END OF!!!!!!!!!! ps, not sure bout the doin the sajdah on a stone tho.

      • Abu Haamidah

        Asalamu Alaikum,,,Sunnisis
        During the khilafah of Umar [may Allah be pleased with him] he ordered the tree of Hudaibiyah to be chopped down because people went and prayed there now tell me was Umar [may Allah be pleased with him] a wahabi or a sunni.
        There is nothing as a wahabi or a sunni you are only muslim if you follow Quran and Sunnah of the Prophet (peace be on him) for eveything in life. And that is the straight path to Jannah. Just keep in mind an ayat of Surah Al An’am that our worship, our life and our death are all for Allah.

      • sunnisis

        btw the digs were at da wobblers na u,

  80. Abu Haamidah

    Asalamu Alaikum wa Rahmatullahi wa Barakatu

    Of the 99 Attributes of Allah subhanahu waTa’ala Al wahab is one of them so whenever anyone calls you a wahabi he is actually calling you one of Allah attributes. Just like Azeem or Ghafoor which are commonly used names with muslims. Listening to them should not bring you in a fit of rage. Its actually an honor for you by call you a giver. We muslim are givers….we give charity…we give up our will to Allah and we give peace to anyone we meet.

    • Shaks

      Yes I agreee, we muslims are givers, we give give charity to the poor, we give prayers and thanks to Allah subhanahu waTa’ala and we give to the betterment of mankind but your Yahudi Arabia kings and clerics take peoples heads off without any fair trial. Islam prescribes strict procedures to ensure all people have fair trials in open honest courts . In your backward country women have no rights even though the Holy Quran gives women rights. You recently beheaded a woman for “witchcraft” if it wasn’t so tragic it would be laughable. We are in the 21st century not the
      8th century. Women aren’t allowed to work in most jobs and aren’t even allowed to drive cars. What are the lovers of Yazeed afraid of? Are you scared that women may prove to better than you stupid men

      • Abu Haamidah

        Imam Anwar Al-Awlaqi said in his Seerah of the prophet (sallahu wa Aalaih wa salam) that the people at the time for the prophet (sallahu wa Aalaih wa salam) we more liberal than our time now and there were more conservative than us. This means that they were more tolerant towars women working. For example….during the battle of khyber some women offered Rasool Allah (sallahu wa Aalaih wa salam) services of medical assistance to the sahabah and he accepted…..but in our times people would not agree to this.
        However witchcraft is a crime under sharia and is punishable with severity so that no one dares to take it up as a profession. And witchcraft was practised during since babylonian times and today as well.
        And finally with repect to Arabia Kings you have no right to judge them in this manner. If a leader does not follow quran and sunnah while ruling the kingdom then it is considered as Kufr where man made laws are given preference than the laws of Allah.
        So don’t get angry and agitated and call all men stupid and leave it all to Allah to decide who is right or wrong. Besides by stating what you have stated you are creating fitn and I would request you to keep to your self if you have any complaints.
        Fear Allah and obey the rulers. If they are wrong they are accountable to Allah.

      • Shaks

        Abu Haamidah, So you think we should blindly follow thye tyrants and wrongdoers such as the self styled kings and Mullahs of Yahudi Arabia. Our beloved Rasool taught us that to stay quiet in the face of oppression and tyranny was to side with the the tyrant. Yahudi Arabia is the biggest exporter of Fitnah, they have no love for the Ahlulbayt and the true muslims. They have allowed the kaffir US bases on our holy land and have named the country after themselves. What kind of evil arrogance is this? Remember that an army will rise from Khorasan carrying black flags and will arrive in Mecca and Medina to give allegiance to The Al Mahdi, but one of your people, a descendant of the lanatai Abu sufyan will raise an army to fight against the Al Mahdi. Do you know where Khorasan is? Its the land of the true followers

      • Abu Haamidah

        I agree with you on the point of facing oppression but kindly define oppression,
        are you allowed to pray!
        Are your basic needs fulfilled (eat and drink)!
        Are you family and property safe!
        Are you free to socialize with friends and family! and finally
        Are you wrongfully imprisoned or any member of your family in jail for no reason whatsoever.
        If you answer these questions as truthfully as possible then you will come to realise that you are not oppressed. Leave it to Allah to decide their fate and you concentrate on keeping on the true Islam for terrible times are to come make your Imaan strong and work for the Hereafter.
        Enough of arguing for now…please tell me Shaks are you Muslim and kindly note that I am not asking you if you are shia or sunni I am only asking are you muslim?

  81. Shaks

    Im muslimm, brother Abu Haamidah
    But I cant understand why you think it’s better to bow your head to tyrannical self made kings? Imam Hussain (RA) sacrificed his life including most of his family in ther fight against tyranny. Do you think he should abandon the teachings of the Holy Quran. To accept oppression is to side with oppression. In Saudi people are truly oppressed. The people in Qatif are being persecuted because they dare to challenge the illigitimate King and his murderous regime. They are locked up in jails for exercing their go-given rights to protest peacefully. Instead they are met with batons and bullets. This is the freedom in our Yahudi Arabia. We do more to please the zionists and their allies than we do to for the muslim ummah. Only the sons of Yazid can behave like this. You defend these tyrant because your afraid of losing your head on some trumped up charges that they come up with. If you all stood up to the wahabbi imposed tyranny you can make yiur country a free country for all muslims. Try it

    • Abu Haamidah

      Its not for you to decide their fate for example….Saddam Hussein when in power was considered a dictator and his duplicate was hanged on EID and can be considered as Shaheed if he was a muslim (Allah knows best). And soon after all the factions in the country went to war either instigated by US who knows. But my point is that when he was in power he kept all factions in check. So this means that Saddam did a better job of uniting Iraq than the present day leaders. So if the tyrannical self made kings are brought down who knows what new Devil may come into power who may charge a tax for hajj or even try to stop hajj alltogether. All I am saying is that as long as you can follow Islam…….Pray 5 times, Fast in ramadhan, Pay zakat and go for Hajj then its best for the major interest of the public just to keep quiet and obey Allah and his messenger and obey the leaders. and finally if you see something wrong change it with your hands if you cannot and speak against it and if that is also not possible then feel bad in your heart.But dont be the one to bring a revolution because you words may spark a fire that may lead to innocent people be killed.
      But I would like to share one more thing you see I am not In complete disagrement with you. did you know who is the real power behind these kings? They are merely puppets in the hands of the US and UK who are puppets to the Jews and this will not end until the day of judgement.
      In short can you mobilize an army to take down these kings then I will join you but remember people not involved in this are at risk.

  82. Asfora

    Salaam Aleykum
    Here is a link to the new re-vamped Quranists Welcome Pack

  83. Abubakar abba musa

    What shiek abdurahma teach is an islamic practice?

  84. Abu Haamidah

    The Tree at Hudeybiyah…..
    We all know about the treaty of Hudeybiyah and the tree where Rasool Allah (صلى الله عليه و سلم ) sat and its mention in the Quran Surah Al Fath verse no 18 Certainly was Allah pleased with the believers when they pledged allegiance to you, [O Muhammad], under the tree, and He knew what was in their hearts, so He sent down tranquillity upon them and rewarded them with an imminent conquest. This tree became an icon and soon after the death of Rasool Allah (صلى الله عليه و سلم ) people went there to pray underneath. And it was the second caliph Umar (رضي الله عنه ) who ordered to cut down the tree.
    Now my question is: Was Umar (رضي الله عنه ) a wahabi?
    Dear readers please study history to get the full grasp of the concept of Islam.

  85. Amer kaleem mohammed

    As salam u alaikum warahamath ullah hi wa barkathu -I PROUD TO BE AHL E HADEES N U

  86. asm

    Would like to know – Kingship is allowed in Islam — Hereditary rulers is yes, yes in Islam — forcing my type of Islam on others is yes yes – Except me all others are Kafirs is fine in Islam – My way or the Highway is okay in Islam – Discrimination solely on the basis of one being born at a particular place in terms or salary, benefits is allowed in Islam for the same position – Priority to locals in each and every thing in the kingdom is according to the way Allah’s Prophet shown to us — An Arab is superior to an Ajami – Spreading hatred and inviting Non Muslims in the kingdom to fight and kill other muslim is what Islam teaches–Having the Kalima on the currency notes which one takes along to the latrines is okay. Having giant size photos / pictures of His Excellency looking down upon the ummah is the way of Shiekh Mohammad Ibn Al Wahab – Charging a fee for the Haj is allowed in Islam ( when you KSA is so filthy rich) ??????

  87. hussain

    thanks for the knowledge about whabism etc. islam is actually basic religion to be a pure muslim you only need to follow two things THE QURAN AND THE LAST PROPHET and you are muslim ,and of course if you want to follow the great people just make sure they are following the two i mention

  88. Nur

    Masha-Allah, easy way to lift the fog for people who use the term wehabi, most people don’t know what it really mean, but they simply utter words which they heard it from people around them. In our country(Eritrea) it is creating problem and even sentence of prison, if you are accused as wahabi.

  89. Shaks

    Ok don’t call these people Wahabbi’s. Just call them Salafists. or Ahle Yazeed. The name makes no difference to what’s in the heart.

  90. What did sheyk Muhammad ibn abdul Wahab say about Salafiyah.

  91. shubby

    I am from South Africa, and the tableegi (wahabbi) community is a joke. they want to convert the converted, only interested if your beard is the correct size, your moustache is clean shaven ( contrary to Sunaah) etc, no salaams to to blessed Prophet swa, although Angel Jibraeel brought salaams from Allah subhanutuallah to the holy prophet swa. i can go on on their off track rituals, but to the saudi woman who started this blog, 10 points for you, you need to send this to your king and his cahoots of princes and jokers, as he needs to catch a wake up, like you, cos the rest of the muslim world knows, The Americans don’t use toilet paper any more, the current arabs are there to suck their @ss clean. Too all u wahabis, yes you’ll do exist, sitting in circles for 4 days, 40 days , 4 months…. give it up, start propagating and inviting non Muslims to Islam, that’s what the Holy Quraan instructs.

  92. M J Gayas

    I am A Indian I am Sunni Muslims Whenever I read wahabi books they talk about Allah But they never talk about The Prophet Pbuh They din’t have respect on Prophet Pbuh These wahabis are Najdis and they are enemies of Prophet Pbuh right from beginning Now these coward Arab rulers join hands with Americans who are enemies of Islam. Arab lady very first think of your Kingdom is you will allowing Non Muslims to kill Muslims please stop this then speak about muslims You Arab rulers are responsible for today’s Islam destruction

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  94. raunak afroz

    wahabi log apni rah batao gaye hai

  95. Shafaqat Jan

    great piece of work dear sister. May it help many in understanding the true meaning of the term “wahabi”. May Allah guide us all to the right path. God bless you sister.

  96. Shaks

    Sister you have given people the chance to speak their true mind, something that is not allowed in Yahudi Arabia lest you risk losing your head in a public car park after friday prayers. You may be blessed for this opportunity. At the same time I worry for your safety, as you may anger your illigitimate fake sheikhs and they may send the securuty services to execute you. I pray for your safety. Keep the good work up and continue to open up new platforms

  97. shahul

    Following hanbili is not the way in islam.
    Follow Mohammed(sal).
    May Allah give us Jannah.

  98. Zakaria

    thought that was a very good article sister, keep it up :). Im headed to olaya, Riyadh, in about two weeks. Looking forward to it.

  99. Junaid

    mazhoor junaid:
    Assalaamalikum wa Rahmatullahi wa Barkaatuhu,
    Alhamdulillah and Salaat o Salaam to Rasoolullah Sallallahualaihiwasallam.
    No, Iam not writing anything against anybody, I just want to inform who Sufis are. They are not a sect

  100. Junaid

    They are not a sect or Firqa of Islam. They are practising muslims. What you see near Graves or as you call them as Grave Worshippers are not Sufi. They respect AuliyaAllah. Let us see a teaching of a Sufi, who says: Never feel you are better than other, Always Respect the fellow Human Beings. If you meet a person younger to you respect him thinking that the years of difference in our age, this young guy has not done Gunaahs as I have done and if you see an older person think that he has done more pious acts than me.
    All the while reading the posts i have seen rediculing each other and trying to prove we are better, we are 1 sect which is going to Jannah and all others are Hell driven. I think Allah knows Best who belongs to the Najiya Sect. I pray that whole Ummat e Muslima must be in a position to meet our Beloved Prophet SallallahualaihiwaSallam on Roz e Mahshar in a state that we are not ashamed of our deeds.
    All other things live it to Allah subhahawahuta’la and Rasool e Kareem Sallallahualaihiwasallam.
    But, our Prophet peace be upon Him has clearly foretold as mentioned in various Ahadees about the Fitna that will rise from the East and He never prayed for Najd. He also mentioned about the attributes of this Fitna Followers. May Allah Subhanahu SAVE us from this Evil Fitna, and Guide us to the Right Path-The Siraat e Mustaqueem. The path that was tread by Ambiya wa Rusul, Siddiqueen, Shohadah and Saliheen. and they were the Guided One and upon whom Bounties of Blessings From Allah were Showered. Ameen
    Also, I read a Hadees in which Rasoolullah SallallahualaihiwaSallam told- Oh my ummah I am leaving behing The Quran and My Sunnah, and from other Narration The Sunnah and My Itrat-my Ahl e Bayt, Cling to them and you will not go astray. When the Guidelines are given let us follow them and InshaAllah, we will be Guided.

  101. Forgive me late on this website. I see that the enthusiasm of the participants provides responses to hundreds. I thought it futile to spend time to read it without leaving little response. Hopefully you are not bothered suppose contrary to the minds of all participants. Opinion seems to me that will never be completed if the issue is Wahabi each of our underlying response to the writings of others or history. Because history has as many versions as well kind of hadith. Indeed, I want to take participants to the nature of reality.

    Kenyatraan now that:
    1. In the Middle East people’s revolution now taking place. Where people in various countries in the region such as Tunisia, Egypt, Libya, Bahrain, Yemen and even Saudi Arabia itself has realized that they have been wronged in such a long period by their rulers.

    2. In fact all the countries mentioned above received strong support from U.S. authorities, Europe and Israel. The result has been entered into the second year of the revolution has not been completed due to Western powers and Israel want to hijack the popular revolution.

    3. Among the folk community is evolving, Bahrain and Yemen are the most affected. This is due to the Lord of Saudi Arabia directly send armed forces (read military trucks) to help the Bahraini authorities to keep it lasting, by shooting or killing people empty-handed.

    4. Community urged Egyptians ousted the elected president of his post-Hosni Mubarak to decide the relationship with the Saudi Arabia and Zionist Israel. That’s according to the revolutionaries of Egypt, Saudi Arabia is not that different from Zionist, which both countries are working together in menzalimi people are evolving.

    5. The fact that the Islamic Republic of Iran are majority Shiite Muslim population, Lebanon and Syria are supporting the people’s revolution throughout the Middle East. Then Sunni and Shia in Lebanon RII and live in harmony without hostile kinds elsewhere where Wahabi Muslims always menzalimi other minorities due to their different streams and often accused the Muslim minority was as infidels and heretics.

    6. There is still a lot to us but we point out both ends 5 first.

    Now comes the question us. Why Wahhabi religious authorities that people menzalimi Bahrain and its people are being evolved, andaikatan Wahabi heresy though it often accuse others astray? Why the Wahabi Saudi Arabia working with the Zionists and the West are hostile to the revolution? Why is reality not a Wahhabi Saudi Arabia to support the popular revolution in the Middle East, but Iran, Lebanon, Iraq and Syria?. Why Wahabi menzalimi People across the Middle East and his own people? (Philosophical and ideological approach)

  102. I really have just one concern – especially since I was born and raised in Jeddah, and I come from a country which has over 17 sects (Lebanon) – why do we use the same language which has been shoved down our throats by western propaganda? why do “we” (and by that i mean arabs, and here muslims in particular) have mention we’re sunni or shias or whichever. Islam is based on the Shahada, and if you’ve said – then spare others the details of what ur sect is. It only separates us, and at the end, we are being judged for our actions – not by what we will out on governmental papers. It really upsets me when I hear the discrimination in western media – Muslim sunni extremist; shiaa-backed terrorists – and it hurts even more to find that same discrimination among-st ourselves.

    Otherwise, I applaud ur attempt at showing the different more civilized view of Saudi, and Muslim women in general.

    • Excerpt from this article:
      “Other historic sites lost include the Prophet’s birthplace – now a library – and the house of his first wife, Khadijah, which was replaced with a public toilet block” !

      Whether Wahhabi or Hanbali, Sunni or Shiite same nonsense, read the article about Saudi Arabia and you would realise whatever it is the whole Islamic nations need a soul searching and accept the facts that we are living the 21 century need to adapt and adjust their antiquated laws! Men and women are considered equal in other part of the world except in muslim communities with the Mullas, Sheikhs, Mutawa’ and their fatwas. Time for them to pack and leave women alone and get their own disgusting breed cleansed just like the Christian Church is plagued with corruption, misogyny and child abuse!


      • Lina i understand and share your frustration, i just don’t understand how it “replies” to my post – my comment was abt trying to unite muslims and ppl in general on the morals and basics on Islam instead of pinpointing sects and minute differences. If you’d like to debate Saudi Arabia in particular, then this is the not place for u – tho i would welcome a discussion any time.

        Have a nice day.

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  104. nazir

    I have been reading about wahabis for some time to my knowledge current Saudi government which is run by wahabis is he’ll bent on destroying the old history of Islam .what happened when wahabis entered mekkha killing thousands Sunni Muslims .you go back in history it tells u every thing .and it’s not much different now .places of important sahabis being destroyed where as wahabis kings grave being protected .sorry to say this but I don,t have any sympathy for wahabis

  105. To the author of this article, I think it is more appropriate to call those who adhere to the teaching of the sheikh as Wahhabies rather than Hanbali. Since, throughout the Islamic civilisation and its history no historical monument, shrine, church was destroyed until your lovely Wahhabi sect appeared on the face of the earth and with your da’wa destroyed the Buddhist temple in Afghanistan, Abolished the house of Khadijah, the first wife of the prophet whom without her, he status, her money, her power he would have not made it, and instead you dared to build a Public Toile in its place.

    I might add while you are at it why not abolish the Ka’ba in Mecca isn’t it also an idol and was used in the past as a place for idol worshipping! You stated that this sheikh came at a time to cleanse the community from paganism and idol worshipping! Or what about the black stone (al hajar al aswad) that is in fact meteorite that fell from the sky supposedly dated back to Abraham this is paganism.

    But the truth is you are only trying to abolish history or should I say her story! and any sights or trace that relates to the history of women in Arabia and their influence and their side of the story of Islam.
    Shame on you and whomever done this in your county.

  106. Tala Ghalayini
    Obviously you are so self absorbed that you are not willing to look into your own community to confront the wrong doings and do some soul searching. One must start within themselves first instead of blaming the West for it. As the saying goes it takes two to tango! I don’t need to tell you that I lived around the world and as a matter of fact I come as well as my ancestors from the heart of the Arabian peninsula. Perhaps you ought to fix your problems in Lebanon first if you are so righteous! You missed the point and ignorance is a bliss.

  107. Mr AIMAN

    Whabi islam means desert islam a1000 years ago and ignorance its mentioned in quran that they much more invidals than others and hibicrates full of ignorance and uses magic and wichcraft and divide to sereve there regime interests ..,,, hhhhh which what ever can say or issue faswa ask to knockdown chruchs who gave thim the right

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  110. Wahhabism/Salafism is an evil, barbaric and fanatical ideology of hate. It is like a cancer slowly destroying islam from the inside thanks to saudi funding from oil revenues and the ignorant governments who allow it to fester and thrive.

    We saw the outcome of Wahhabism/Salafism all too clearly in Mali where they ruled with terror, cutting hands and feet, stoning women and other savage acts in the name of “Islam”. Bashar assad maybe a evil dictator, but he is much more preferable to the wahabi/salafi savages who will take his place.

  111. Chamroeun

    Asalaam’alaikum Wa’ Rahmatullahi wa’ barakatu.

    Very nice post, jazakallah khayran for the knowledge.

  112. Luqmaan

    allhamdulillahi was salaatuwasalaamu alayka YA RASOOLALLAH wa ba’d
    the ”followers” of bin wahab enjoy proofs may I please be informed as to where the proof of grave worshipping is
    (Luqmaan Ibn Omar Sarwari Qaderi)

  113. sameer

    The land known as Najd , which for two
    centuries has been the crucible of the Wahhabi
    doctrine, is the subject of a body of interesting
    hadiths and early narrations which repay close
    analysis. Among the best-known of these
    hadiths is the relation of Imam al-Bukhari in
    which Ibn Umar said: ‘The Prophet (s.w.s.)
    mentioned: “O Allah, give us baraka in our Syria,
    O Allah, give us baraka in our Yemen.” They
    said: “And in our Najd?” and he said: “O Allah,
    give us baraka in our Syria, O Allah, give us
    baraka in our Yemen.” They said: “And in our
    Najd?” and I believe that he said the third time:
    “In that place are earthquakes, and seditions,
    and in that place shall rise the devil’s horn
    [ qarn al-shaytan ].”’
    This hadith is clearly unpalatable to the
    Najdites themselves, some of whom to this day
    strive to persuade Muslims from more
    reputable districts that the hadith does not
    mean what it clearly says. One device used by
    such apologists is to utilise a definition which
    includes Iraq in the frontiers of Najd. By this
    manoeuvre, the Najdis draw the conclusion that
    the part of Najd which is condemned so
    strongly in this hadith is in fact Iraq, and that
    Najd proper is excluded. Medieval Islamic
    geographers contest this inherently strange
    thesis (see for instance Ibn Khurradadhbih, al-
    Masalik wa’l-mamalik [Leiden, 1887], 125; Ibn
    Hawqal, Kitab Surat al-ard [Beirut, 1968],18);
    and limit the northern extent of Najd at Wadi al-
    Rumma, or to the deserts to the south of al-
    Mada’in. There is no indication that the places
    in which the second wave of sedition arose,
    such as Kufa and Basra, were associated in the
    mind of the first Muslims with the term ‘Najd’.
    On the contrary, these places are in every case
    identified as lying within the land of Iraq.
    The evasion of this early understanding of the
    term in order to exclude Najd, as usually
    understood, from the purport of the hadith of
    Najd, has required considerable ingenuity from
    pro-Najdi writers in the present day. Some
    apologists attempt to conflate this hadith with
    a group of other hadiths which associate the
    ‘devil’s horn’ with ‘the East’, which is
    supposedly a generic reference to Iraq. While it
    is true that some late-medieval commentaries
    also incline to this view, modern geographical
    knowledge clearly rules it out. Even the briefest
    glimpse at a modern atlas will show that a
    straight line drawn to the east of al-Madina al-
    Munawwara does not pass anywhere near Iraq,
    but passes some distance to the south of
    Riyadh; that is to say, through the exact centre
    of Najd. The hadiths which speak of ‘the East’
    in this context hence support the view that Najd
    is indicated, not Iraq.
    On occasion the pro-Najdi apologists also cite
    the etymological sense of the Arabic word najd ,
    which means ‘high ground’. Again, a brief
    consultation of an atlas resolves this matter
    decisively. With the exception of present-day
    northern Iraq, which was not considered part of
    Iraq by any Muslim until the present century (it
    was called ‘al-Jazira’), Iraq is notably flat and
    low-lying, much of it even today being
    marshland, while the remainder, up to and well
    to the north of Baghdad, is flat, low desert or
    agricultural land. Najd, by contrast, is mostly
    plateau, culminating in peaks such as Jabal
    Tayyi‘ (4,500 feet), in the Jabal Shammar
    range. It is hard to see how the Arabs could
    have routinely applied a topographic term
    meaning ‘upland’ to the flat terrain of southern
    Iraq (the same territory which proved so
    suitable for tank warfare during the ‘Gulf War’,
    that notorious source of dispute between
    Riyadh’s ‘Cavaliers’ and ‘Roundheads’).
    Confirmation of this identification is easily
    located in the hadith literature, which contains
    numerous references to Najd, all of which
    clearly denote Central Arabia. To take a few
    examples out of many dozens: there is the
    hadith narrated by Abu Daud (Salat al-Safar,
    15), which runs: ‘We went out to Najd with
    Allah’s Messenger (s.w.s.) until we arrived at
    Dhat al-Riqa‘, where he met a group from
    Ghatafan [a Najdite tribe].’ In Tirmidhi (Hajj, 57)
    , there is the record of an encounter between
    the Messenger (s.w.s.) and a Najdi delegation
    which he received at Arafa (see also Ibn Maja,
    Manasik, 57). In no such case does the Sunna
    indicate that Iraq was somehow included in the
    Prophetic definition of ‘Najd’.
    Further evidence can be cited from the cluster
    of hadiths which identify the miqat points for
    pilgrims. In a hadith narrated by Imam Nasa’i
    (Manasik al-Hajj, 22), ‘A’isha (r.a.) declared
    that ‘Allah’s Messenger (s.w.s.) establised the
    miqat for the people of Madina at Dhu’l-
    Hulayfa, for the people of Syria and Egypt at al-
    Juhfa, for the people of Iraq at Dhat Irq, and for
    the people of Najd at Qarn, and for the Yemenis
    at Yalamlam.’ Imam Muslim (Hajj, 2) narrates a
    similar hadith: ‘for the people of Madina it is
    Dhu’l-Hulayfa – while on the other road it is al-
    Juhfa – for the people of Iraq it is Dhat Irq, for
    the people of Najd it is Qarn, and for the people
    of Yemen it is Yalamlam.’
    These texts constitute unarguable proof that
    the Prophet (s.w.s.) distinguished between
    Najd and Iraq, so much so that he appointed
    two separate miqat points for the inhabitants of
    each. For him, clearly, Najd did not include Iraq.
    There are many hadiths in which the Messenger
    (s.w.s.) praised particular lands. It is
    significant that although Najd is the closest of
    lands to Makka and Madina, it is not praised by
    any one of these hadiths. The first hadith cited
    above shows the Messenger’s willingness to
    pray for Syria and Yemen, and his insistent
    refusal to pray for Najd. And wherever Najd is
    mentioned, it is clearly seen as a problematic
    territory. Consider, for instance, the following
    noble hadith:
    Amr ibn Abasa said: ‘Allah’s Messenger
    (s.w.s.) was one day reviewing the horses, in
    the company of Uyayna ibn Hisn ibn Badr al-
    Fazari. [. . .] Uyayna remarked: “The best of
    men are those who bear their swords on their
    shoulders, and carry their lances in the woven
    stocks of their horses, wearing cloaks, and are
    the people of the Najd.” But Allah’s Messenger
    (s.w.s.) replied: “You lie! Rather, the best of
    men are the men of the Yemen. Faith is a
    Yemeni, the Yemen of [the tribes of] Lakhm and
    Judham and Amila. [. . .] Hadramawt is better
    than the tribe of Harith; one tribe is better than
    another; another is worse [. . .] My Lord
    commanded me to curse Quraysh, and I cursed
    them, but he then commanded me to bless
    them twice, and I did so [. . .] Aslam and Ghifar,
    and their associates of Juhaina, are better than
    Asad and Tamim and Ghatafan and Hawazin,
    in the sight of Allah on the Day of Rising. [. . .]
    The most numerous tribe in the Garden shall be
    [the Yemeni tribes of] Madhhij and
    Ma’kul.’ (Ahmad ibn Hanbal and al-Tabarani,
    by sound narrators. Cited in Ali ibn Abu Bakr al-
    Haythami, Majma al-zawa’id wa manba‘ al-
    fawa’id [Cairo, 1352], X, 43).
    The Messenger says ‘You lie!’ to a man who
    praises Najd. Nowhere does he extol Najd –
    quite the contrary. But other hadiths in praise of
    other lands abound. For instance:
    Umm Salama narrated that Allah’s Messenger
    (s.w.s.) gave the following counsel on his
    deathbed: ‘By Allah, I adjure you by Him,
    concerning the Egyptians, for you shall be
    victorious over them, and they will be a support
    for you and helpers in Allah’s path.’ (Tabarani,
    classed by al-Haythami as sahih [ Majma ‘, X,
    63].) (For more on the merit of the Egyptians
    see Sahih Muslim , commentary by Imam al-
    Nawawi [Cairo, 1347], XVI, 96-7.)
    Qays ibn Sa‘d narrated that Allah’s Messenger
    (s.w.s.) said: ‘Were faith to be suspended from
    the Pleiades, men from the sons of Faris
    [south-central Iran] would reach it.’ (Narrated
    in the Musnads of both Abu Ya‘la and al-
    Bazzar, classified as Sahih by al-Haythami.
    Majma, X, 64-5. See further Nawawi’s
    commentary to Sahih Muslim , XVI, 100.)
    Allah’s messenger said: ‘Tranquillity ( sakina ) is
    in the people of the Hijaz.’ (al-Bazzar, cited in
    Haythami, X, 53.)
    On the authority of Abu’l-Darda (r.a.), the
    Messenger of Allah (s.w.s.) said: ‘You will find
    armies. An army in Syria, in Egypt, in Iraq and in
    the Yemen.’ (Bazzar and Tabarani, classified as
    sahih: al-Haythami, Majma , X, 58.) This
    constitutes praise for these lands as homes of
    jihad volunteers.
    ‘The angels of the All-Compassionate spread
    their wings over Syria.’ (Tabarani, classed as
    sahih: Majma , X, 60. See also Tirmidhi,
    commentary of Imam Muhammad ibn Abd al-
    Rahman al-Mubarakfuri: Tuhfat al-Ahwadhi bi-
    sharh Jami‘ al-Tirmidhi , X, 454; who confirms it
    as hasan sahih .)
    Abu Hurayra narrated that Allah’s Messenger
    (s) said: ‘The people of Yemen have come to
    you. They are tenderer of heart, and more
    delicate of soul. Faith is a Yemeni, and wisdom
    is a Yemeni.’ (Tirmidhi, Fi fadl al-Yaman,
    no.4028. Mubarakfuri, X, 435, 437: hadith
    hasan sahih . On page 436 Imam Mubarakfuri
    points out that the ancestors of the Ansar were
    from the Yemen.)
    ‘The people of the Yemen are the best people
    on earth’. (Abu Ya‘la and Bazzar, classified as
    sahih. Haythami, X, 54-5.)
    Allah’s Messenger (s) sent a man to one of the
    clans of the Arabs, but they insulted and beat
    him. He came to Allah’s Messenger (s.w.s.)
    and told him what had occurred. And the
    Messenger (s) said, ‘Had you gone to the
    people of Oman, they would not have insulted
    or beaten you.’ (Muslim, Fada’il al-Sahaba, 57.
    See Nawawi’s commentary, XVI, 98: ‘this
    indicates praise for them, and their merit.’)
    The above hadiths are culled from a substantial
    corpus of material which records the
    Messenger (s.w.s.) praising neighbouring
    regions. Again, it is striking that although Najd
    was closer than any other, hadiths in praise of
    it are completely absent.
    This fact is generally known, although not
    publicised, by Najdites themselves. In an
    attempt to circumvent or neutralise the explicit
    and implicit Prophetic condemnation of their
    province, some refuse to consider that the
    territorial hadiths might be in any way worthy of
    attention, and focus their comments on the
    tribal groupings who dwell in Najd.
    The best-known tribe of Central Arabia are the
    Banu Tamim. There are hadiths which praise
    virtually all of the major Arab tribal groups, and
    to indicate the extent of this praise a few
    examples are listed here:
    Allah’s Messenger (s) said: ‘O Allah, bless [the
    tribe of] Ahmas and its horses and its men
    sevenfold.’ (Ibn Hanbal, in Haythami, Majma X,
    49. According to al-Haythami its narrators are
    all trustworthy.)
    Ghalib b. Abjur said: ‘I mentioned Qays in the
    presence of Allah’s Messenger (s) and he said,
    “May Allah show His mercy to Qays.” He was
    asked, “O Messenger of God! Are you asking for
    His mercy for Qays?” and he replied, “Yes. He
    followed the religion of our father Ismail b.
    Ibrahim, Allah’s Friend. Qays! Salute our
    Yemen! Yemen! Salute our Qays! Qays are
    Allah’s cavalry upon the earth.”’ (Tabarani,
    declared sahih by al-Haythami, X, 49.)
    Abu Hurayra narrated that Allah’s Messenger
    (s) said: ‘How excellent a people are Azd,
    sweet-mouthed, honouring their vows, and
    pure of heart!’ (Ibn Hanbal via a good ( hasan )
    isnad, according to Haythami, X, 49.)
    Anas b. Malik said: ‘If we are not from Azd, we
    are not from the human race.’ (Tirmidhi,
    Manaqib, 72; confirmed by Mubarakfuri, X, 439
    as hasan gharib sahih.)
    Abdallah ibn Mas‘ud said: ‘I witnessed Allah’s
    Messenger (s.w.s.) praying for this clan of
    Nakh‘.’ Or he said: ‘He praised them until I
    wished that I was one of them.’ (Ibn Hanbal,
    with a sound isnad . Haythami, X, 51.)
    On the authority of Abdallah ibn Amr ibn al-As,
    who said: ‘I heard Allah’s Messenger (s.w.s.)
    saying: “This command [the Caliphate] shall be
    in Quraysh. No-one shall oppose them without
    being cast down on his face by Allah, for as
    long as they establish the religion.”’ (Bukhari,
    Manaqib, 2.)
    The hadith which appears to praise Tamim is
    hence not exceptional, and can by no stretch of
    the imagination be employed to indicate
    Tamim’s superiority over other tribes. In fact,
    out of this vast literature on the merits of the
    tribes, only one significant account praises
    Tamim. This runs as follows: Abu Hurayra said:
    ‘I have continued to love Banu Tamim after I
    heard three things concerning them from
    Allah’s Messenger (s.w.s.). “They will be the
    sternest of my Umma against the Dajjal; one of
    them was a captive owned by ‘A’isha, and he
    said: ‘Free her, for she is a descendent of
    Ismail;’ and when their zakat came, he said:
    ‘This is the zakat of a people,’ or ‘of my
    people’.”’ (Bukhari, Maghazi, 68.)
    This hadith clearly indicates that the rigour of
    the Tamimites will be used for, and not against,
    Islam in the final culminating battle against the
    Dajjal; and this is unquestionably a merit. The
    second point is less significant, since all the
    Arabs are descendents of Ismail; while the
    variant readings of the third point make it
    difficult to establish its significance in an
    unambiguous way. Even the most positive
    interpretation, however, allows us to conclude
    no more than that the Messenger (s.w.s.) was
    pleased with that tribe at the moment it paid its
    zakat . As we shall see, its payment of zakat
    proved to be short-lived.
    Far more numerous are the hadiths which
    explicitly critique the Tamimites. These hadiths
    are usually disregarded by pro-Najdite
    apologists; but traditional Islamic scholarship
    demands that all, not merely some, of the
    evidence be mustered and taken as a whole
    before a verdict can be reached. And a
    consideration of the abundant critical material
    on Tamim demonstrates beyond any doubt
    that this tribe was regarded by the Messenger
    (s.w.s.) and by the Salaf as deeply
    An early indication of the nature of the
    Tamimites is given by Allah himself in Sura al-
    Hujurat. In aya 4 of this sura, He says: ‘Those
    who call you from behind the chambers: most
    of them have no sense.’ The occasion for
    revelation ( sabab al-nuzul ) here was as
    ‘The “chambers” ( hujurat ) were places
    enclosed by walls. Each of the wives of Allah’s
    Messenger (s.w.s.) had one of them. The aya
    was revealed in connection with the delegation
    of the Banu Tamim who came to the Prophet
    (s.w.s.). They entered the mosque, and
    approached the chambers of his wives. They
    stood outside them and called: “Muhammad!
    Come out to us!” an action which expressed a
    good deal of harshness, crudeness and
    disrespect. Allah’s Messenger (s.w.s.) waited
    a while, and then came out to them. One of
    them, known as al-Aqra‘ ibn Habis, said:
    “Muhammad! To praise me is beautiful, and to
    criticise me is shameful!” And the Messenger
    (s.w.s.) replied: “Woe betide you! That is the
    due of Allah.”’ (Imam Muhammad ibn Ahmad
    ibn Juzayy, al-Tashil [Beirut, 1403], p.702. See
    also the other tafsir works; also Ibn Hazm,
    Jamharat ansab al-‘Arab [Cairo, 1382], 208, in
    the chapter on Tamim.)
    In addition to this Qur’anic critique, abundant
    hadiths also furnish the Umma with advice
    about this tribe:
    On the authority of Imran ibn Husayn (r.a.): ‘A
    group of Tamimites came to the Prophet
    (s.w.s.), and he said: “O tribe of Tamim!
    Receive good news!” “You promise us good
    news, so give us something [money]!” they
    replied. And his face changed. Then some
    Yemenis came, and he said: “O people of
    Yemen! Accept good news, even though the
    tribe of Tamim have not accepted it!” And they
    said: “We accept.” And the Prophet (s.w.s.)
    began to speak about the beginning of creation,
    and about the Throne.’ (Bukhari, Bad’ al-Khalq,
    An attribute recurrently ascribed to the
    Tamimites in the hadith literature is that of
    misplaced zeal. They are associated with a
    fanatical form of piety that demands simple
    and rigid adherence, rather than understanding;
    and which frequently defies the established
    authorities of the religion. Imam Muslim records
    a narration from Abdallah ibn Shaqiq which
    runs: ‘Ibn Abbas once preached to us after the
    asr prayer, until the sun set and the stars
    appeared, and people began to say: “The
    prayer! The prayer!” A man of the Banu Tamim
    came up to him and said, constantly and
    insistently: “The prayer! The prayer!” And Ibn
    Abbas replied: “Are you teaching me the sunna ,
    you wretch?”’ (Muslim, Salat al-Musafirin, 6.)
    Perhaps the best-known of any hadith about a
    Tamimite, which again draws our attention to
    their misplaced zeal, is the hadith of Dhu’l-
    Abu Sa‘id al-Khudri (r.a.) said: ‘We were once
    in the presence of Allah’s Messenger (s.w.s.)
    while he was dividing the spoils of war. Dhu’l-
    Khuwaysira, a man of the Tamim tribe, came up
    to him and said: “Messenger of Allah, be fair!”
    He replied: “Woe betide you! Who will be fair if I
    am not? You are lost and disappointed if I am
    not fair!” And Umar (r.a.) said, “Messenger of
    Allah! Give me permission to deal with him, so
    that I can cut off his head!” But he said: “Let
    him be. And he has companions. One of you
    would despise his prayer in their company, and
    his fast in their company. They recite the
    Qur’an but it goes no further than their
    collarbones. They pass through religion as an
    arrow passes through its target.”’ Abu Sa‘id
    continued: ‘I swear that I was present when Ali
    ibn Abi Talib fought against them. He ordered
    that that man be sought out, and he was
    brought to us.’ (Bukhari, Manaqib, 25. For the
    ‘passing through’ see Abu’l-Abbas al-
    Mubarrad, al-Kamil , chapter on ‘Akhbar al-
    Khawarij’ published separately by Dar al-Fikr
    al-Hadith [Beirut n.d.], pp.23-4: ‘usually when
    this happens none of the target’s blood remains
    upon it’.)
    This hadith is taken by the exegetes as a
    prophecy, and a warning, about the nature of
    the Kharijites. There is a certain type of
    believing zealot who goes into religion so hard
    that he comes out the other side, with little or
    nothing of it remaining with him. One expert
    who confirms this is the Hanbali scholar Ibn al-
    Jawzi, well-known for his hagiographies of
    Ma‘ruf al-Karkhi and Rabi‘a al-Adawiya. In his
    book Talbis Iblis. (Beirut, 1403, p.88) under the
    chapter heading ‘A Mention of the Devil’s
    Delusion upon the Kharijites’ he narrates the
    hadith, and then writes: ‘This man was called
    Dhu al-Khuwaysira al-Tamimi. […] He was the
    first Kharijite in Islam. His fault was to be
    satisfied with his own view; had he paused he
    would have realised that there is no view
    superior to that of Allah’s Messenger (s.w.s.).’
    Ibn al-Jawzi goes on to document the
    development of the Kharijite movement, and the
    central role played by the tribe of Tamim in it.
    Hence (p.89) ‘The commander of the fight
    [against the Sunnis, at Harura] was Shabib ibn
    Rab‘i al-Tamimi’; also (p.92) ‘Amr ibn Bakr al-
    Tamimi agreed to murder Umar’. All this even
    though their camp sounded like a beehive, so
    assiduously were they reciting the Qur’an
    The Kharijite movement proper commenced at
    the Siffin arbitration, when the first dissenters
    left the army of the khalifa Ali (k.A.w.). One of
    them was Abu Bilal Mirdas, a member of the
    tribe of Tamim (Ibn Hazm, 223), who despite
    his constant worship and recitation of the
    Qur’an became one of the most brutal of the
    Kharijite zealots. He is remembered as the first
    who said the Tahkim – the formula ‘The
    judgment is Allah’s alone’ – on the Day of Siffin,
    which became the slogan of later Kharijite
    In his long analysis of the Kharijite movement,
    Imam Abd al-Qahir al-Baghdadi also describes
    the intimate involvement of Tamimites, and of
    Central Arabians generally, noting that the
    tribes of Yemen and Hijaz contributed hardly
    anyone to the Kharijite forces. He gives an
    account of Dhu’l-Khuwaysira’s later Kharijite
    activism. Appearing before Imam Ali ibn Abi
    Talib (k.A.w.) he says: ‘Ibn Abi Talib! I am only
    fighting you for the sake of Allah and the
    Afterlife!’ to which Imam Ali replies: ‘Nay, you
    are like those of whom Allah says, “Shall I
    inform you who are the ones whose works are
    most in loss? It is they whose efforts are astray
    in the life of this world, but who think that they
    are doing good!” [Kahf, 103].’ (Imam Abd al-
    Qahir al-Baghdadi, al-Farq bayn al-firaq (Cairo,
    n.d.), 80; see the note to p.76 for the full
    identification of Dhu’l-Khuwaysira.)
    As Imam Abd al-Qahir gives his account of the
    early Kharijite rebellions, replete with appalling
    massacres of innocent Muslim civilians, he
    makes it clear that the leaders of each of the
    significant Kharijite movements hailed from
    Najd. For instance, the Azariqa, one of the most
    vicious and widespread Khariji movements,
    were led by Nafi‘ ibn al-Azraq, who was from
    the Central Arabian tribe of Banu Hanifa (Abd
    al-Qahir, 82). As the Imam records, ‘Nafi and
    his followers considered the territory of those
    who opposed them to be Dar al-Kufr, in which
    one could slaughter their women and children.
    [. . .] They used to say: “Our opponents are
    mushriks , and hence we are not obliged to
    return anything we hold in trust to them.’ (Abd
    al-Qahir, 84.) After his death in battle, ‘the
    Azariqa pledged their allegiance to Ubaydallah
    ibn Ma’mun al-Tamimi. Al-Muhallab then
    fought them at Ahwaz, where Ubaidallah ibn
    Ma’mun himself died, along with his brother
    Uthman ibn Ma’mun and three hundred of the
    most fanatical of the Azariqa. The remainder
    retreated to Aydaj, where they pledged their
    allegiance to Qatari ibn al-Fuja’a, whom they
    called Amir al-Mu’minin.’ (Abd al-Qahir, 85-6.)
    The commentator to Abd al-Qahir’s text
    reminds us that Ibn Fuja’a was also of Tamim
    The Azariqa, who massacred countless tens of
    thousands of Muslims who refused to accept
    their views, had a rival in the Najdiyya faction of
    the Kharijites. These were named after Najda
    ibn Amir, a member of the tribe of Hanifa whose
    homeland is Najd; Najda himself maintained his
    army in Yamama, which is part of Najd. (Abd
    al-Qahir, 87.)
    As is the way with Kharijism in all ages, the
    Najdiyya fragmented amid heated arguments
    generated by their intolerance of any dissent.
    The causes of this schism included the Kharijite
    attack on Madina, which came away with many
    captives; and different Kharijite ijtihads over
    sexual relations with Muslim women who, not
    being Kharijites, they had enslaved. Three
    major factions emerged from this split, the most
    dangerous of which was led by Atiyya ibn al-
    Aswad, again of the tribe of Hanifa. Following
    Najda’s death, his own faction split, again into
    three, one of which left Najd to raid the vicinity
    of Basra (Abd al-Qahir, 90-1).
    The last major Kharijite sect was the Ibadiyya,
    which, in a gentler and much attenuated form,
    retains a presence even today in Zanzibar,
    southern Algeria, and Oman. The movement
    was founded by Abdallah ibn Ibad, another
    Tamimi. Its best-known doctrine is that non-
    Ibadis are kuffar: they are not mu’mins , but
    they are not mushriks either. ‘They forbid
    secret assassinations [of non-Ibadis], but
    allow open battles. They allow marriages [with
    non-Ibadis], and inheritance from them. They
    claim that all this is to aid them in their war for
    Allah and His Messenger.’ (Abd al-Qahir, 103.)
    The best-known woman among the Kharijites
    was Qutam bint ‘Alqama, a member of the
    Tamimite tribe. She is remembered as the one
    who told her bridegroom, Ibn Muljam, that ‘I will
    only accept you as my husband at a dowry
    which I myself must name, which is three
    thousands dirhams, a male and a female slave,
    and the murder of Ali!’ He asked, ‘You shall
    have all that, but how may I accomplish it?’
    and she replied, ‘Take him by surprise. If you
    escape, you will have rescued the people from
    evil, and will live with your wife; while if you die
    in the attempt, you will go on to the Garden and
    a delight that shall never end!’ (Mubarrad, 27.)
    As is generally known, Ibn Muljam was
    executed after he stabbed Ali to death outside
    the mosque in Kufa.
    Muslims anxious not to repeat the tragic errors
    of the past will wish to reflect deeply upon this
    pattern of events. Tens of thousands of
    Muslims, absolutely committed to the faith and
    outstanding for their practical piety,
    nonetheless fell prey to the Kharijite temptation.
    The ulema trace the origins of that temptation
    back to the incident of Dhu’l-Khuwaysira, who
    considered himself a better Muslim than the
    Prophet himself (s.w.s.). And he, like the
    overwhelming majority of the Kharijite leaders
    who followed in his footsteps, was a Tamimi. Of
    the non-Tamimi Kharijites, almost all were from
    There is a final issue which Muslims will wish
    to consider when forming their view of Najd.
    This is the attitude of the Najdis following the
    death of the Messenger (s.w.s.). The
    historians affirm that the great majority of the
    rebellions against the payment of zakat which
    broke out during the khilafa of Abu Bakr (r.a.)
    took place among Najdis. Moreoever, and even
    more significantly, many of the the Najdi
    rebellions were grounded in a strange anti-
    Islamic ideology. The best-known of these was
    led by Musaylima, who claimed to be a prophet,
    and who established a rival shari‘a which
    included quasi-Muslim rituals such as forms of
    fasting and dietary rules. He also prescribed
    prayers three times a day, a view that may
    have influenced the similar ruling in Twelver
    Shi‘ism. As leader of a rival religion, he and his
    Najdi enthusiasts were in a state of baghy ,
    heretical revolt against due caliphal authority,
    and Abu Bakr (r.a.) sent an army against them
    under Khalid ibn al-Walid. In the year 12 of the
    Hijra Khalid defeated the Najdis at the Battle of
    al-Aqraba, a bloody clash that centred on a
    walled garden which is known to our historians
    as the Garden of Death, because many great
    Companions lost their lives there at the hands
    of the Najdis. (See Abdallah ibn Muslim Ibn
    Qutayba, Kitab al-Ma‘arif (Cairo, 1960), p.206;
    Ahmad ibn Yahya al-Baladhuri, Futuh al-
    buldan (repr. Beirut, n.d., 86.) An indication of
    the continuity of Najdi religious life is given by
    the non-Muslim traveller Palgrave, who as late
    as 1862 found that some Najdi tribesmen
    continued to revere Musaylima as a prophet.
    (W. Palgrave, Narrative of a year’s journey
    through Central and Eastern Arabia [London,
    1865], I, 382.)
    The other ringleader of Najdi rebellion against
    the khilafa was a woman known as Sajah,
    whose full name was Umm Sadir bint Aws, and
    who belonged to the tribe of Tamim. She made
    claims to prophethood in the name of a rabb
    who was ‘in the clouds’, and who gave her
    revelations by which she succeeded in uniting
    sections of the Tamim who had argued among
    themselves over the extent to which they
    should reject the authority of Madina. Leading
    several campaigns against tribes who remained
    loyal to Islam, the Najdi prophetess is said to
    have thrown in her lot with Musaylima. Other
    than this, little is known of her fate. (Ibn
    Qutayba, Ma‘arif , p.405; Baladhuri, Futuh ,
    To all of this evidence, we may add the striking
    fact that not one of the great muhaddiths,
    mufassirs, grammarians, historians, or
    mujahids , has emerged from the land of Najd,
    despite the extraordinary and blessed profusion
    of such people in other Islamic lands.
    A good deal of material concerning Najd and
    Tamim has been preserved from the time of the
    Salaf. If we reject the method of some Najdi
    apologists, a method based on the highly
    selective quotation of hadiths coupled with the
    blind imitation of opinions expressed by late-
    medieval commentary writers, we may reach
    some reasonably settled and authoritative
    conclusions regarding Central Arabia and its
    people. The Qur’an, the sound Hadith, and the
    experience of the Salaf overwhelmingly concur
    that Central Arabia is a region of fitna. The first
    of all fitnas in Islam emerged from that place,
    notably the arrogance of Dhu’l-Khuwaysira and
    his like, and also the apostasy and fondness for
    false prophets which caused such difficulty for
    Abu Bakr. Subsequently, the Kharijite heresy,
    overwhelmingly Najdi in its roots, cast a long
    shadow over the early history of Islam, dividing
    the Muslims, distracting their armies from the
    task of conquering Byzantium, and injecting
    rancour, suspicion, and bitterness among the
    very earliest generations of Muslims. Only the
    most determined, blinkered and irresponsible
    Najdi sympathiser could ignore this evidence,
    transmitted so reliably from the pure Salaf, and
    persist in the delusion that Najd and the
    misguided, literalistic rigorism which it
    recurrently produces, is somehow an area
    favoured by Allah.

  114. Islam is only what is in the Quran. If its not in the Quran then it’s not Islam.

    Most of you ignorant and don’t have the intelligence to this or yourself.

    You believe what you been to to believe.

    If the prophet wanted you to follow anything else, he’s would have put in it in Quran.

    The Sunni school contradict each other and Shia Islam is also ver different.

    • mohamed

      ”Islam is only what is in the Quran. If its not in the Quran then it’s not Islam”……HAHA…..really?? So if you cannot read all those thousands of ahadeeth ”,in the Qur’an”……the hadith is not part of islam???………you need to get your basic lessons right before posting such nonsense here. Just see how you dig your pit with such childish statements….Quran cannot be understood with Qur’an alone…….not even the As’haab fully understood the ayahs when they were first revealed. they needed to be explained by the Holy Prophet( saw)….All his actions and his words, are an explanation of the revealed message…the meanings of the divine message needs many years of study, and is not for laymen like you and me to make such remarks, thinking it makes you look smart……..it only makes you look stupid…so lets start with the alphabets and the proceed to learn to read the Quran first………READ!! The meanings will follow later……..

  115. Steve

    You don’t sound that crazy!

  116. Wahabis = Bull shit, worse than prostitute

  117. sagir

    Actually there is a religious orientation called wahabism and its claims its foundation from the hanbali madhhab so if saudiwoman says they are hanbalites thats partly correct. However the brand of islam practiced and that the state and law courts implement have powerful unique elements that makes it clearly distinguishable, derived from the priorities and fatwas of sheikh Muhammad ibn Abdulwahab’ The man had lofty intentions of trying to cleanse the system of innovation in religion and associating partners in worship with the almighty but he went about it from a narrow perspective therefore with the wrong tools and understanding. I give to him that he was a pious man but his and his students after him were very crude and because of that unislamic in some of their conclusions and approach. This kind of understanding lead them to revolt when electricity was introduced to the kingdom. So yes there is wahabism not withstanding the so called sub tribe which I don’t doubt and evidence is there in scholarly books, historical books, in the judgements and pronouncements of Sheikhs and judges and the entire saudi system, it is undeniable.

  118. Anwar uz Zaman

    The more I read the more I get confused. As far as I understand Shia, Sunni, Wahabi, Deobandi etc., have all branched out due to politics. It has nothing to do with my religion Islam, The religion itself was complete the day our beloved Prophet (swm) died. Regional powers of Arabia, Iraq, Turkey then competed against each other and influenced the sects. I grieve so much that today Muslims are mainly killed by fellow Muslims in this world due to this sectarian infighting between brothers. I pray to Allah to cleanse our heart and make us one. I believe it is best to have connection with Allah DIRECTLY through regular prayers and following the five pillars of Islam as best as you can. What is the use of seeking Allah’s blessing through 3rd parties i.e., going to Peers, Awlias, Huzoors ??

  119. mohamed

    NIce post….you have attempted to absolve your great tribal elder from all the harm he had done to islam, and elevate him to the status of a mujaddid……nice try, but anyone with an iota of historical understanding of the times he lived and the political dynamics that shaped his extreme dogmas will know that abdul wahab was not all that great as a scholar or mujaddid but just another Osama bin laden of his times….Do not forget that during his own lifetime, there were many ulemas who were more than him in eminence and learning, and who had summarily rejected his great ;ijthihad and fanatical nonsense and his so-called revivification of the deen. Even a cursory look at his fatwas reveal that his teachings were in stark opposition with those great alims themselves whom he chose to base his fatwas….a case in point is the question on mawlid un nabi, where according to abdul wahab it is a grave sin, and bida, No alim before or after abdul wahab who was worth his salt could assert that celebrating mawlid is haram. Even Ibn Taymiyyah concurred that it is permissible to celebrate the holy Prophet’s -pbuh- birth anniversary…Abdul wahab’s own father who was a respected scholar himself had rejected him,seeing that the son was going nuts with his crazy narrow-minded definitions of shirk, tawheed and bid’a. According to the saudi wahabites, true islam exists only among those who subscribe to the wahabi creed. The rest of the world have not understood islam properly and are all gone astray with grave worship and sufi khurafi ideas……Understandably your conciliatory remarks at justifying your great sheikh and your attempt to claim that abdul wahab was just fighting idolatry and grave worship in mecca is childish and reeks of a true understanding of history….according to him, visiting the graves of the awliya-ullah and seeking Allahs mercy through his chosen souls is a ‘grave’ shirk -literally… But you must realize, only an ignoramus can take his lessons in tawhid and shirk from abdul wahab. because he was a terrorist of first order who gave the fatwa that whoever visits a grave and seeks blessings from the saints must be killed…..one can see the where this kind of ijtihad has led the world to thru those brainwashed salafis of the current day…….Men of Tasawwuf, were all rejected, and the killings and destruction the shaikh carried out to purify the deen continues to the modern day…….All this killings happen because ibn al wahab could not comprehend the essence of what sufis were talking about…..for him everything his little brain could not accept was to be dismissed as shirk and bid’a, and those who reject him deserved to be killed.period.

  120. mohamed

    the List of books that refutes Wahhabi teachings

    1. Ibn `Abd al-Wahhab al-Najdi, `Allama al-Shaykh Sulayman, elder brother of Muhammad ibn `Abd al-Wahhab: al-Sawa’iq al-Ilahiyya fi al-radd ‘ala al-Wahhabiyya [“Divine Lightnings in Answering the Wahhabis”]. Ed. Ibrahim Muhammad al-Batawi. Cairo: Dar al-insan, 1987. Offset reprint by Waqf Ikhlas, Istanbul: Hakikat Kitabevi, 1994. Prefaces by Shaykh Muhammad ibn Sulayman al-Kurdi al-Shafi`i and Shaykh Muhammad Hayyan al-Sindi (Muhammad Ibn `Abd al-Wahhab’s shaykh) to the effect that Ibn `Abd al-Wahhab is “dall mudill” (“misguided and misguiding”).
    2. Al-Dahesh ibn `Abd Allah, Dr. (Arab University of Morocco), ed. Munazara `ilmiyya bayna `Ali ibn Muhammad al-Sharif wa al-Imam Ahmad ibn Idris fi al-radd `ala Wahhabiyyat Najd, Tihama, wa `Asir [“Scholarly Debate Between the Sharif and Ahmad ibn Idris Against the Wahhabis of Najd, Tihama, and `Asir”].
    3. Ibn `Afaliq al-Hanbali, Muhammad Ibn `Abdul Rahman: Tahakkum al-muqallidin bi man idda`a tajdid al-din [Sarcasm of the muqallids against the false claimants to the Renewal of Religion]. A very comprehensive book refuting the Wahhabi heresy and posting questions which Ibn `Abdul Wahhab and his followers were unable to answer for the most part.
    4. Ibn Dawud al-Hanbali, `Afif al-Din `Abd Allah: as-sawa`iq wa al-ru`ud [“Lightnings and thunder”], a very important book in 20 chapters. According to the Mufti of Yemen Shaykh al-`Alawi ibn Ahmad al-Haddad, the mufti of Yemen, “This book has received the approval of the `ulama of Basra, Baghdad, Aleppo, and Ahsa’ [Arabian peninsula]. It was summarized by Muhammad ibn Bashir the qadi of Ra’s al-Khayma in Oman.”
    5. Dahlan, al-Sayyid Ahmad ibn Zayni. Mufti of Mecca and Shaykh al-Islam (highest religious authority in the Ottoman jurisdiction) for the Hijaz region: al-Durar al-saniyyah fi al-radd ala al-Wahhabiyyah [“The Pure Pearls in Answering the Wahhabis”] pub. Egypt 1319 & 1347 H; Fitnat al-Wahhabiyyah [“The Wahhabi Fitna”]; Khulasat al-Kalam fi bayan Umara’ al-Balad al-Haram [“The Summation Concerning the Leaders of the Sacrosanct Country”], a history of the Wahhabi fitna in Najd and the Hijaz.
    6. al-Dajwi, Hamd Allah: al-Basa’ir li Munkiri al-tawassul ka amthal Muhd. Ibn `Abdul Wahhab [“The Evident Proofs Against Those Who Deny the Seeking of Intercession Like Muhammad Ibn `Abdul Wahhab”].
    7. Shaykh al-Islam Dawud ibn Sulayman al-Baghdadi al-Hanafi (1815-1881 CE): al-Minha al-Wahbiyya fi radd al-Wahhabiyya [“The Divine Dispensation Concerning the Wahhabi Deviation”]; Ashadd al-Jihad fi Ibtal Da`wa al-Ijtihad [“The Most Violent Jihad in Proving False Those Who Falsely Claim Ijtihad”].
    8. Al-Falani al-Maghribi, al-Muhaddith Salih: authored a large volume collating the answers of scholars of the Four Schools to Muhammad ibn `Abd al-Wahhab.
    9. al-Habibi, Muhammad `Ashiq al-Rahman: `Adhab Allah al-Mujdi li Junun al-Munkir al-Najdi [“Allah’s Terrible Punishment for the Mad Rejector From Najd”].
    10. Al-Haddad, al-Sayyid al-`Alawi ibn Ahmad ibn Hasan ibn al-Qutb
    11. Sayyidi `Abd Allah ibn `Alawi al-Haddad al-Shafi`i: al-Sayf al-batir li `unq al-munkir `ala al-akabir [“The Sharp Sword for the Neck of the Assailant of Great Scholars”].
    12. Unpublished manuscript of about 100 folios; Misbah al-anam wa jala’ al-zalam fi radd shubah al-bid`i al-najdi al-lati adalla biha al-`awamm [“The Lamp of Mankind and the Illumination of Darkness Concerning the Refutation of the Errors of the Innovator From Najd by Which He Had Misled the Common People”]. Published 1325H
    13. KabbaniAl-Ahsa’i Al-Misri, Ahmad (1753-1826): Unpublished manuscript of a refutation of the Wahhabi sect. His son Shaykh Muhammad ibn Ahmad ibn `Abd al-Latif al-Ahsa’i also wrote a book refuting them.
    14. Al-Ahsa’i, Al-Sayyid `Abd al-Rahman: wrote a sixty-seven verse poem which begins with the verse: Badat fitnatun kal layli qad ghattatil aafaaqa /wa sha“at fa kadat tublighul gharba wash sharaqa [ A confusion came about like nightfall covering the skies /and became widespread almost reaching the whole world]
    15. Al-`Amrawi, `Abd al-Hayy, and `Abd al-Hakim Murad (Qarawiyyin University, Morocco): Al-tahdhir min al-ightirar bi ma ja’a fi kitab al-hiwar [“Warning Against Being Fooled By the Contents of the Book (by Ibn Mani`) A Debate With al-Maliki (an attack on Ibn `Alawi al-Maliki by a Wahhabi writer)”] (Fes: Qarawiyyin, 1984).
    16. Ata’ Allah al-Makki: al-sarim al-hindi fil `unuq al-najdi [“The Indian Scimitar on the Najdi’s Neck”].
    17. Al-Azhari, `Abd Rabbih ibn Sulayman al-Shafi`i (The author of Sharh Jami’ al-Usul li ahadith al-Rasul, a basic book of Usul al-Fiqh: Fayd al-Wahhab fi Bayan Ahl al-Haqq wa man dalla `an al-sawab, 4 vols. [“Allah’s Outpouring in Differentiating the True Muslims From Those Who Deviated From the Truth”].
    18. Al-`Azzami, `Allama al-shaykh Salama (d. 1379H): Al-Barahin al-sati`at [“The Radiant Proofs…”].
    19. .Al-Barakat al-Shafi`i al-Ahmadi al-Makki, `Abd al-Wahhab ibn Ahmad: unpublished manuscript of a refutation of the Wahhabi sect.
    20. al-Bulaqi, Mustafa al-Masri wrote a refutation to San`a’i’s poem in which the latter had praised Ibn `Abd al-Wahhab. It is in Samnudi’s “Sa`adat al-Darayn” and consists in 126 verses.
    21. Al-Buti, Dr. Muhammad Sa`id Ramadan (University of Damascus): Al-Salafiyyatu marhalatun zamaniyyatun mubarakatun la madhhabun islami [“The Salafiyya is a blessed historical period not an Islamic school of law”] (Damascus: Dar al-fikr, 1988); Al-lamadhhabiyya akhtaru bid`atin tuhaddidu al-shari`a al-islamiyya [“Non-madhhabism is the most dangerous innovation presently menacing Islamic law”] (Damascus: Maktabat al-Farabi, n.d.).
    22. Al-Hamami al-Misri, Shaykh Mustafa: Ghawth al-`ibad bi bayan al-rashad [“The Helper of Allah’s Servants According to the Affirmation of Guidance”].
    23. Al-Hilmi al-Qadiri al-Iskandari, Shaykh Ibrahim: Jalal al-haqq fi kashf ahwal ashrar al-khalq [“The Splendor of Truth in Exposing the Worst of People] (pub. 1355H).
    24. Al-Husayni, `Amili, Muhsin (1865-1952). Kashf al-irtiyab fi atba` Muhammad ibn `Abd al-Wahhab [“The Dispelling of Doubt Concerning the Followers of Muhammad ibn `Abd al-Wahhab”]. [Yemen?]: Maktabat al-Yaman al-Kubra, 198?.
    25. Al-Kabbani, Muhammad Hisham, Encyclopedia of Islamic Doctrine, vol. 1-7, As-Sunnah Foundation of America, 1998.
    26. Islamic Beliefs and Doctrine According to Ahl as-Sunna – A Repudiation of “Salafi” Innovations, ASFA, 1996.
    27. Innovation and True Belief: the Celebration of Mawlid According to the Qur’an and Sunna and the Scholars of Islam, ASFA, 1995.
    28. Salafi Movement Unveiled, ASFA, 1997.
    29. Ibn `Abd al-Latif al-Shafi`i, `Abd Allah: Tajrid sayf al-jihad `ala mudda`i al-ijtihad [“The drawing of the sword of jihad against the false claimants to ijtihad”].
    30. The family of Ibn `Abd al-Razzaq al-Hanbali in Zubara and Bahrayn possess both manuscript and printed refutations by scholars of the Four Schools from Mecca, Madina, al-Ahsa’, al-Basra, Baghdad, Aleppo, Yemen and other Islamic regions.
    31. Ibn `Abidin al-Hanafi, al-Sayyid Muhammad Amin: Radd al-muhtar `ala al-durr al-mukhtar, Vol. 3, Kitab al-Iman, Bab al-bughat [“Answer to the Perplexed: A Commentary on “The Chosen Pearl,”” Book of Belief, Chapter on Rebels]. Cairo: Dar al-Tiba`a al-Misriyya, 1272 H.
    32. Ibn Khalifa `Ulyawi al-Azhari: Hadhihi `aqidatu al-salaf wa al-khalaf fi dhat Allahi ta`ala wa sifatihi wa af`alihi wa al-jawab al-sahih li ma waqa`a fihi al-khilaf min al-furu` bayna al-da`in li al-Salafiyya wa atba` al-madhahib al-arba`a al-islamiyya [“This is the doctrine of the Predecessors and the Descendants concerning the divergences in the branches between those who call to al-Salafiyya and the followers of the Four Islamic Schools of Law”] (Damascus: Matba`at Zayd ibn Thabit, 1398/1977.
    33. Kawthari al-Hanafi, Muhammad Zahid. Maqalat al-Kawthari. (Cairo: al-Maktabah al-Azhariyah li al-Turath, 1994).
    34. Al-Kawwash al-Tunisi, `Allama Al-Shaykh Salih: his refutation of the Wahhabi sect is contained in Samnudi’s volume: “Sa`adat al-darayn fi al-radd `ala al-firqatayn.”
    35. Khazbek, Shaykh Hasan: Al-maqalat al-wafiyyat fi al-radd `ala al-wahhabiyyah [“Complete Treatise in Refuting the Wahhabis”].
    36. Makhluf, Muhammad Hasanayn: Risalat fi hukm al-tawassul bil-anbiya wal-awliya [“Treatise on the Ruling Concerning the Use of Prophets and Saints as Intermediaries”].
    37. Al-Maliki al-Husayni, Al-muhaddith Muhammad al-Hasan ibn `Alawi: Mafahimu yajibu an tusahhah [“Notions that should be corrected”] 4th ed. (Dubai: Hashr ibn Muhammad Dalmuk, 1986); Muhammad al-insanu al-kamil [“Muhammad, the Perfect Human Being”] 3rd ed. (Jeddah: Dar al-Shuruq, 1404/1984).
    38. Al-Mashrifi al-Maliki al-Jaza’iri: Izhar al-`uquq mimman mana`a al-tawassul bil nabi wa al-wali al-saduq [“The Exposure of the Disobedience of Those Who Forbid Using the Intermediary of the Prophets and the Truthful Saints].
    39. Al-Mirghani al-Ta’ifi, `Allama `Abd Allah ibn Ibrahim (d. 1793): Tahrid al-aghbiya’ `ala al-Istighatha bil-anbiya’ wal-awliya [“The Provocations of the Ignorant Against Seeking the Help of Prophets and Saints”] (Cairo: al-Halabi, 1939).
    40. Mu’in al-Haqq al-Dehlawi (d. 1289): Sayf al-Jabbar al-maslul `ala a`da’ al-Abrar [“The Sword of the Almighty Drawn Against the Enemies of the Pure Ones”].
    41. Al-Muwaysi al-Yamani, `Abd Allah ibn `Isa: Unpublished manuscript of a refutation of the Wahhabi sect.
    42. Al-Nabahani al-Shafi`i, al-qadi al-muhaddith Yusuf ibn Isma`il (1850-1932): Shawahid al-Haqq fi al-istighatha bi sayyid al-Khalq (s) [“The Proofs of Truth in the Seeking of the Intercession of the Prophet”].
    43. Al-Qabbani al-Basri al-Shafi`i, Allama Ahmad ibn `Ali: A manuscript treatise in approximately 10 chapters.
    44. Al-Qadumi al-Nabulusi al-Hanbali: `AbdAllah: Rihlat [“Journey”].
    45. Al-Qazwini, Muhammad Hasan, (d. 1825). Al-Barahin al-jaliyyah fi raf` tashkikat al-Wahhabiyah [“The Plain Demonstrations That Dispel the Aspersions of the Wahhabis”]. Ed. Muhammad Munir al-Husayni al-Milani. 1st ed. Beirut: Mu’assasat al-Wafa’, 1987.
    46. Al-Qudsi: al-Suyuf al-Siqal fi A`naq man ankara `ala al-awliya ba`d al-intiqal [“The Burnished Swords on the Necks of Those Who Deny the Role of Saints After Their Leaving This World”].
    47. Al-Rifa`i, Yusuf al-Sayyid Hashim, President of the World Union of Islamic Propagation and Information: Adillat Ahl al-Sunna wa al-Jama`at aw al-radd al-muhkam al-mani` `ala munkarat wa shubuhat Ibn Mani` fi tahajjumihi `ala al-sayyid Muhammad `Alawi al-Maliki al-Makki [“The Proofs of the People of the Way of the Prophet and the Muslim Community: or, the Strong and Decisive Refutation of Ibn Mani`’s Aberrations and Aspersions in his Assault on Muhammad `Alawi al-Maliki al-Makki”] (Kuwait: Dar al-siyasa, 1984).
    48. Al-Samnudi al-Mansuri, al-`Allama al-Shaykh Ibrahim: Sa`adat al-darayn fi al-radd `ala al-firqatayn al-wahhabiyya wa muqallidat al-zahiriyyah [“Bliss in the Two Abodes: Refutation of the Two Sects, Wahhabis and Zahiri Followers”].
    49. Al-Saqqaf al-Shafi`i, Hasan ibn `Ali, Islamic Research Intitute, Amman, Jordan: al-Ighatha bi adillat al-istighatha wa al-radd al-mubin `ala munkiri al-tawassul [“The Mercy of Allah in the Proofs of Seeking Intercession and the Clear Answer to Those who Reject it”]; Ilqam al hajar li al-mutatawil `ala al-Asha`ira min al-Bashar [“The Stoning of All Those Who Attack Ash’aris”]; Qamus shata’im al-Albani wa al-alfaz al-munkara al-lati yatluquha fi haqq ulama al-ummah wa fudalai’ha wa ghayrihim… [“Encyclopedia of al-Albani’s Abhorrent Expressions Which He Uses Against the Scholars of the Community, its Eminent Men, and Others…”] Amman : Dar al-Imam al-Nawawi, 1993.
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    53. Al-Subki, al-hafiz Taqi al-Din (d. 756/1355): Al-durra al-mudiyya fi al-radd `ala Ibn Taymiyya, ed. Muhammad Zahid al-Kawthari [“The Luminous Pearl: A Refutation of Ibn Taymiyya”]; Al-rasa’il al-subkiyya fi al-radd `ala Ibn Taymiyya wa tilmidhihi Ibn Qayyim al-Jawziyya, ed. Kamal al-Hut [“Subki’s treatises in Answer to Ibn Taymiyya and his pupil Ibn Qayyim al-Jawziyya”] (Beirut: `Alam al-Kutub, 1983); Al-sayf al-saqil fi al-radd `ala Ibn Zafil [“The Burnished Sword in Refuting Ibn Zafil (Ibn Qayyim al-Jawziyya)” Cairo: Matba`at al-Sa`ada, 1937; Shifa’ al-siqam fi ziyarat khayr al-anam [“The healing of the sick in visiting the Best of Creation”].
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    55. Al-Tabataba’i al-Basri, al-Sayyid: also wrote a reply to San`a’i’s poem which was excerpted in Samnudi’s Sa`adat al-Darayn. After reading it, San`a’i reversed his position and said: “I have repented from what I said concerning the Najdi.”
    56. Al-Tamimi al-Maliki, `Allama Isma`il (d. 1248), Shaykh al-Islam in Tunis: wrote a refutation of a treatise of Ibn `Abd al-Wahhab.
    57. Al-Wazzani, al-Shaykh al-Mahdi, Mufti of Fes, Morocco: Wrote a refutation of Muhammad `Abduh’s prohibition of tawassul.
    58. Al-Zahawi al-Baghdadi, Jamil Effendi Sidqi (d. 1355/1936): al-Fajr al-Sadiq fi al-radd ‘ala munkiri al-tawassul wa al-khawariq [“The True Dawn in Refuting Those Who Deny the Seeking of Intercession and the Miracles of Saints”] Pub. 1323/1905 in Egypt.
    59. Al-Zamzami al-Shafi`i, Muhammad Salih, Imam of the Maqam Ibrahim in Mecca, wrote a book in 20 chapters against them according to al-Sayyid al-Haddad.
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  121. Abu Mundzir

    If You think Salafi teaching are wrong, You should be not understand Al Qur’an, You should be not understand Prophet Muhammad صلى الله عليه وسلم teaching and best live style examples, You don’t really love Islam in the right way.
    If You think Salafi teaching are not right, You must be think of your self, your logic for your own interest, not for Islam.
    If You hate Salafi teaching by your heart and your another alignments, You should be create arguments for hate your really love, The Truth.
    No matter how many you attempt to destroy Salafy,
    no matter what you call Salafi in the bad name,
    no matter you think you have success for make influence in people minds,
    You still oppose the Truth, You never winning anything, but always in loss.
    Before you live, when you live in this world and after you live, in span of times, in every places, You still loss in Standard of Truth.
    Who is oppose Salafi will be loss until he right learning and implement salafi teaching, Islam.

    • mukhtar

      Salafi are not Islam, their teaching are against the Holy Prophet (saw) of Ahlé Sunnah Wal Jamat and His (saw) Blessed Ahlé Bait, from lanati Abou soufiane, marwiya, and lanati yazid and up to saudi regime, Insha Allah all the wahabis will disapear soon Ameen,

    • muhammad umer

      mundhir now have u been not satisfied with the books refuting wahabismmmmmmm!!!!!!

  122. muhammad umer

    wahabism is just that turmoil just the prophet( saw) has warned about !!!

  123. Rashid

    Salaam Aleikum dear Brothers and Sisters,
    The debate seems to grow by the day and yet we are all of the same family, Islam. Importantly for all of you to comprehend, is, in light of the various distractions to our belief that keep cropping up and eroding our understanding of Islam, where should our priorities be?
    Poverty, unending wars, disease, drug abuse, homosexuality, unemployment etc. How do the majority muslims who don’t know Wahabi or the like but suffer from the daily trials in the world keep afloat? The debate should be on the basic tenets of Islam and its answers to the current crises we face. Polemics in line with which sect or sheikh or school of thought is correct are only futile and take us further away from the simple notion that is “A muslim is a brother of a fellow muslim” which has made Islam so revered by friends and foes alike.
    Allah (SWT) has the ultimate say in our lives’ decisions and knows best where we have come from, where we are and where we shall go.
    Lets discuss Islam as an answer to the political intrigue by the west that fuels the so called Arab spring, the African dictatorial regimes, the nuclear races etc. Let us encourage the building of mosques, orphanages, raise money for the sick and poor and lets use our brilliance in research to enlighten the world on solutions already given by Allah (SWT) and well enunciated by Prophet Muhammad (SAW). We must enjoin belief in One God and the messenger-ship of our beloved Prophet Muhammad (SAW).
    May God guide us unto the right path.

  124. Hadi Shah

    Why were all Hanbalees Sleeping before AbdulWahab.?
    One Question Here.

    Iblees was so monotheist that he refused to bow before Adam and neglected orders of Allah.
    Was he Wahabbi?

    Prophet Yaqoob and his sons made sajda-e-Tazeemi to Prophet Yousef…….
    Is there any Fatwa for their Faith?

  125. saniyah

    assalamoalaiakum wa rehmatullahi wa barakaatuhu
    i recently met someone whi said that sheikh ibn abdul wahab was a hanbali, but i found that imam ahmed bin hanbal, rahimahullah permit tawassul thru the prophet peace be upon him(sheikh albani mentions the same in his book on tawassul pahe 38), but wahabbis say it is shirk….so how can they be hanbali…..

  126. Salim Ali Masud

    So please explain why the Saudi authorities are destroying sacred historic sites in Mecca?

  127. First line second paragraph typo? “Whabi” vs. “Whahabi” as in the title?
    To set the record straight, no Saudi calls himself Wahbi

  128. mohamed

    i don’t think typos like whabi/whahaby etc or what the saudis call themselves are relevant in this discussion……the truth is: there exists a very dogmatically blind group and often violent band of followers of Ibn Abdul Wahab who go under various names such as salafis/ hanbalis etc.(with no disrespect to the great Imam Ahmad bin Hanbal whose madhab they claim to follow) and these people go at great lengths preaching distorted and falsified ideas about such basic concepts like shirk/ tawheed/bid’a etc.by quoting from the holy book and the Prophets ahadeeth mostly out of context. This small band of ‘reformists’ gained power in the present day Saudi Arabia under this leader about two centuries ago…Later time scholars used to refer this man and his ideas as fitnatul wahabiyyah meaning the falsifications of wahabis by this man- named Muhmammad ibn AbdulWahab. so if no thief calls himself a thief……and no terrorist calls himself a terrorist – he considers his act as jihad in the way of Allah….similarly the wahabis, salafis etc see themselves as preachers of true Tawheed and true Islam and they don’t call themselves that anymore due to the notoriety the name has gained among the wider muslim ummah……Yes they no longer go under this name, they are very much active and are around. But people who have gained a sound understanding of Islam and are knowledgeable enough never fall for their ‘wahabi’ distortions….


    • K m

      Wahabies are no different from Jews .
      Both of them are full of hatred because too many people know the truth.
      They are an insult to human race.

  129. abuasiyahyahya

    This is not accurate what you posted. The truth is as follows; ‘Abdul Wahhab disagreed with his teachers and did a great deal of self study. He came up with his own interpretations and taught his own understanding. Amongst those that warned against him was his teachers, his father, and his own brother Sulaiman Rahimahullah who labeled his followers wahhabis. Muhammad ‘Abdulwahhab accused the Muslims of worshiping graves but they only worshiped Allahu ta’ala. Worship is to totally submit your self with the ultimate humility to Allahu ta’ala and this was exactly what the Muslims did. He however along with those who follow him say if you call on someone who is dead or not present then you have worshiped them. The Prophet Sall Allahu ‘alaihi was sallim, the Ashabul ajma’in, and the four Imams have all taught us to say “AsSalaamu ‘alayka ya ayyuha nabi” in the salaat and countless Muslims have said that. This is not shirk. Imam Tabari and Ibn Kathir(who said that the hadith was Qawwi very strong in his Al Bidayah wa Nihaya) have mentioned when the sahabah fought Musaylimah Al Kadhdhab they called out Yaa Muhammadah. Besides this issue the Wahhabis interpret Qur’aan and Ahadith wrong and liken Allahu ta’ala to the creations. They attribute to Allahu ta’ala bodily attributes such as hands, eyes, shin, movement, and locations and etc. Hence they are ignorant of the Rabb we the Muslims worship. Don’t let tribal affility and affection ruin your judgement. You want to to know the Hanbali madhhab look into the books of ibn al Jawzi the student of Abdul Qadir Al Jilani, and Al Buhuti. Noye beware of wahhabi tampered text of the aforementioned. Get it from a pure source and you will find that if you compare to the wahhabi transmitted version evident tampering.

  130. korjaralla@gmail.com

    Wahabi think that God has physical body (anthropomorphism ) and some of ibn taimiya statements went far beyond that, he think that if we said that God has no physical body, then we decided that there is no God, because the existence can not be true with out physical feature. check his book “Bayan telbees Al-jehmya 2/55, first print in sudia arabia, goverment print 1972. revision by: mohammad abd al-rahman qasim”.
    this critical blief of meterilism of Wahabi religion is reflected on all of their shallow thinking and prospect.
    you can imagine the deference between islamic great advanced deep prospect of existence and this primitive prospect.
    how far between one who think that human spirit is unbounded by physical conditions, and one who think that God is limited by these conditions. there is no hope that they respect human being or wrights in one day even after thousands years in far future.

    Read more: Difference Between Sunni and Wahabi | Difference Between | Sunni vs Wahabi http://www.differencebetween.net/language/difference-between-sunni-and-wahabi/#ixzz2pyojhW8b

  131. fatima1433h

    Mash’Allah Sister, very well written Jazaki’Allah Khairan

  132. This is awesome Masha Allah! its good to see Saudis clarify this absurd myth. Allah yeertha 3layki … Bravo Bravo Bravo!

  133. Anonymouse

    I don’t understand why, if people were enjoined to seek blessings in the name of the Nabi (SAAW), and if the caliph ‘Umar could sit at the grave of the Nabi (SAAW) and talk to him how anyone can possibly think that visiting the gave of the Nabi (SAAW) or a wali could be wrong. From what I can tell, the Wahhabis have reduced Islam to a penal code and a justification for enslaving and robbing other Muslims. Please correct me if I misunderstand what happened during the conquest of the Hijaz, and the sack of Kerbala.

  134. Jabir

    Wahabbi ism is full of hatred and violence. Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) never promoted hatred and killings. Look at the world today. The world is laughing and mocking Islam because of these Salafis.

    • You are right brother.
      They have been created to kill Islam from the inside. Muslims all over the world are hurting and that is all Wahhabi/Salafi fault. They are blind with hatred and would kill anyone without blinking an eye. I think Muslims themselves should eradicate this problem. How I wish our beloved Prophet sawas was now among us. He (sawas) would know what to do. My heart cries for him when I see what atrocities are being committed in his name and the name of Islam.

  135. Naveed ulhaq

    Salafi are great people.I love them.but I don’t believe on secterianism.be friendly with each other

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  138. This sounds like it’s coming straight out of my middle school history book, and this in no way is a complement. You are either picking and choosing with your history or simply ignorant. House of Saud would like to paint a picture of Abdulwahhab being this night in shinning armor who, without his wisdom, we’d all be lost and it’s simply not true. He wasn’t a conservative, he was an extremist. He believed that there was no way but his way and anyone who disagrees should be killed, and to use one of his quotes he said, “Those who would not conform to this view should be killed, their wives and daughters violated, and their possessions confiscated”.

    “He was also busy stifling the spread of Shaisim”, yeah you mean by going from town to town and killing them? To mention one, the notable and sadly ignored massacre of Karbala where he ,along with Saud, massacred people and ruined their religious sightings. An act that prompted the Ottman empire to fight and bring down the first Saudi state.

    One thing you got right, we Saudis don’t walk around saying we’re Wahhabis, but it did start out as a sect during the first Saudi state, people out of Najd were at times forced to convert or be killed. During the second Saudi state Abdelaziz might have realized that his father was taking the wrong approach by aligning himself with a bent hill extremist. The fight turned over lands rather then spreading a religious version of Abdulwahhab and Wahhabism was changed from radical to conservative Islam and history is still being manipulated to this day by people like you. Hailing a murderer who allegedly helped people out of the dark ages. Absolutely ridiculous.

  139. Shak

    The medieval oppressive unislamic satanic wahabbi najdi Khawariji nasibi fake Kingdom of Yahudi Arabia is planning to execute Sheikh Nimr Baqir al Nimr for simply demanding basic human rights. Shame and infinite curses upon these harami children of Sufyaniat. Shame on you

  140. Wahhabis are the cancer of Islam. They are blood thirsty, terrorism supporting, Muslim killing monsters. You have shamed the Holy , Pure and Gentle Prophet Mohammed SAWAS and you have done more damage to Islam than the crusaders. You have been created to destroy our religion from the inside, spreading your venomous hatred towards anyone who does not share your sick opinion.
    No true Muslim would want to be associated with you. May you all burn in hell you blood thirsty Yazeed loving sub humans.
    Maybe all wahhabis are not terrorists, but all terrorists are wahhabies. Shame on you! Taking innocent Muslim and non Muslim lives like it means nothing! Shaitaan’s helpers!

  141. they’re actually crazy Hanabillahs, that cracked me up, thank you eman

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  143. Thank you for the enlightening post, i think they’re really strict in their madhab.

  144. Speak Truth

    A Muslim is one that submit to the will of Allah (SWT)only not to the will of a Sheik,imam,maulana(Lord),Mufti or any Madaab, but to the will of One Allah(SWT),Your religion is ONE Religion,Your Allah(SWT)is ONE Allah(SWT) and your book is ONE BOOK, if you fear Allah(SWT), submit,and follow what was revealed to Nabi Moegamat (SWA),Al Quran.a guidance and a mercy unto All Mankind. ,any other books is forbidden to follow. Judgement day you will be questioned about Al Quran which you neglected and the only complaint that day by Rasoolulahi is that the Ummah neglected Al Quran, you have been created with Reason,Logic and Intellect, so use it, to secure your place in Jannah, Do not folllow the desires and false doctrines of an ullama that wish to lead you astray.Rasoolulahi did not follow any Madaab, So why should I follow one, he followed and recited the Quran,I do exactly that,he did not follow Hadith, Surah 45 verse 6 reads In which Hadith other than this Quran will they believe in, and the next verse 7 clearly states, Woe to the Fabricators / Liers,So why must I follow the Hadith and Madaab when the Quran and Rasoolulahi forbids me to do it. Think , Reason and use your intellect, and distiguish between Political Fabricated Sectarian Islam, and between Islam that was chosen for us by Allah(SWT) “This day have I Perfected your Deen and Chosen Islam as your Deen,and Completed my favour upon you,”The religion of Islam still belongs to Allah(SWT), not to an Arab,not to a Sunni,not to a Shia,not to a Hanballi,not to a Soofi,not to a Hannafi,not to a Safi etc,etc,etc, but to Allah (SWT) alone, ” I HAVE CHOSEN ISLAM AS YOUR DEEN, YOUR RELIGION IS ONE RELIGION,why are you making it different sectarian religions, and beliefs. , because you neglected the Quran. A grievous punishment awaits you, if you do not return to the One Islam everything forbidden and lawfull is revealed in Quran follow it and you will never go astray.

    • b

      My friend, you are right in not following ‘hadith’ as such, but all this is valuable information and supports Islam. The problem lies when people say “QURAN & HADITH” stubbornly. Hadith is very important but it is not the Sunnah, but contains descriptive Sunnah, and not all hadiths are correct. Hence it is a source for scholars in the absence of a True Leader or Imam, to provide the best details of Sunnah. Quran alone is NOT sufficient, as it contains many clear and many ambiguious verses. The Prophet said:” I am leaving you TWO things , if you hold on to you will not go astray: Quran and my Ahlul Bayt” (see Sahih Muslim, Tirmidhi etc). (Ofcourse Wahaabis & some Sunnis will deny this and say ‘Quran and Sunnah’, but this does not exist in any authoritarive hadith recording). Anyway, factually it is agreed by all the available evidence, aswell as logic, that these TWO are the ones that people should cling to. As for following scholars, there is no problem, & acutally necessary or you will have everybody interpreting the way they want rather than as the Prophet (s) and his Ahlul Bayt(s). As Quran states: “Ask those who know if you do not know”. You cannot have Quran along without a Guide for its correct Interpretation.

  145. K m

    Did seekh /. Singh religion establish before or after Wahabbies.
    Both of them appear to be brain dead and senselessly extremist in thought

    • Mohamed

      Sikhism grew in India in the 16th century. They came before Wahhabi’s…they follow the teachings of guru Nanak and guru gobind Singh..Sikhism is built on tenets borrowed from Hinduism and islam….

  146. Shak

    Why do members of the Takfiri wahabbis/Salafi cult love Yazeed, Muawiya and Abu Sufyan who are all laaanati, but have hatred and enmity towards the pure family, the Ahlulbayt? This alone proves that this Najdi cult is deviant. They blow up shrines, mosques, behead innocent people, oppress poor people, oppress women, rape them like they own a possession and are generally active in the haraam suicide bombing business. Also I have never seen any Saudi Rabbi issue any Fatwa against Israel. Why do they never call for Jihad against Israel, why is that? Why destroy Muslim nations but never ever call for Jihad against Israel to liberate Al Asqa and the impoverished and oppressed brothers and sisters of Palestine? The reason behind this is that Abdul Wahab laanati was a Jew as are the Al Saud family.
    I think it was in 1953 that a Saudi writer by the name Saker was executed for writing a book that exposed the hidden Jewish credentials of the these satanic people

  147. abdullahabdurehan

    No Doubt Sheikh Mohammad has revived Islam in arab and there is nothing wrong in his work/books. If any body has found something questionable in sheikhs work please provide reference and be specific so that we can look into matter.
    Please do not denounce sheikh due to your personal likes or affiliation with some sect/group/madhab.

    Please also do not just provide someones/scholors opinion. Provide concrete proof against sheikh mohamad ibn abdul wahab from Quran and Sunnah only.

    Religion of islam consist of Quran and Sunnah only not the opinion of humans.

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  149. Wahabi part of Islam is causing damage to Islam now. ISIS and all recent cults are following the same ideology as wahabis. This lecture http://jihad.info/videos/islam-jihad-and-terrorism-lecture.html#comment-184

    will shed some light on it

  150. KHA

    sometime truth it too bitter to swallow, it was prophesied people of Najd will attack yeman and sharm (syria).
    It is shame on Saudi who have openly collaborated with yahouds to kill part of ummah.

    The EVIL roots of Saudi, Wahabi collaborated with english spy to bring down islamic empire.

    Truth will one day prevail. INSHALLAH.

  151. abdinasir

    assalamu calaykum.may you help me
    to answer this question,who said
    “whoever belittles anyone of the
    companions of the (PBUH) or hates
    them or mentions their faults is
    himself an innovator until he is
    pleased with them all and his heart
    is pleased with them all”

  152. b

    re. Mhd ibn Abd Wahaab, you forgot to mention that he legalised death, destruction, rape and pillage of anyone who did not agree with him, created a Wahaabi cult to put fear in the uneducated muslims, similar to whats happening now in the region now. Although they, Wahaabi/Saalafis, profess Tawheed by their TONGUES, they do not acutally BELIEVE in Tawheed! This is evident by their actions. Hence they can be called PRETEND muslims(? if that). The similarity is to the deviant Jews & their scholars, who also profess to say “Tawheed” but their proof is in their actions; destroying and causing FITNA.

  153. b

    Thats why the Prophet (s) said abt them (Wahaabis): “[IIN THE EAS/NAJD]…FROM THERE WILL RISE THE HORN OF SATAN (DAJJAL)”. The same birthplace of the WAHAABI CULT. Unfortanetely these indonctrinated blind followers cannot think and their Wahaabi scholars instruct them what to do, say and who talk & not talk to. Hence they are wasted sheep following orders.
    Have you ever asked yourself: was the Prophet (s) kind and merciful? or did he call eveyone else names (bid’ah, shirk, kaffir etc) who he couldn’t debate with?
    Did he chop hands, feet, head like your favourite team is doing?
    Did he believe that God (Swt) had human forms (hands, feet and sitting in a chair? Aouthubillah! – This is the biggest Shirk..
    No!…Contrary to Wahaabist (un-islamic) cult (the 73rd sect), Tawheed is that you do not associate the ONENESS of God with anything. On the other hand, it is the Wahaabis who profess SHIRK without shame by saying he has hands, eyes, feet etc, They are outwardly “muslim” but inwardly “kaffir”. As the Prophet (s) said, ‘DAJJAL will say: ” I am muslim” but the [real] believers see him clearly as “kaffir” written on his forehead’. Dont be fooled, and do not follow your ego/nafs like they do. These dirty animilistic beings have no morals and no islamic values. Wahaabis ARE NOT Sunni but a new 73rd sect like Ahmadis, Druze etc. !! They believe in LA-MADTHABIYY, but pretend to be Hanaffiy when questioned! Let them fix themselves first before trying to fix others…Oh, i forgot they are perfect already! the little gods (their nafs) that they worship! Good luck. I hope Wahaabis will be fuming as usual from reading this as it does not conform to their god NAFS,… as Truth is Bitter…Honestly, I really feel sorry for you guys who have been duped by your masters, and serve no purpose to humanity, … but then if you havent got a brain, you should still have a heart that you could use…

  154. Sanja

    You conveniently forgot to mention the deal Mr.Wahab made with the wretched Saudi clan, in which the the Saudi clan was to govern the newly created country, Named after the founder no less, with iron grip and the religion part to be sub-contracted to the Wahab clan. Was it not the Saudi clan who fought against the Muslim Khalifah with the help of the British and Ikhwan? Mecca and Medina have been turned into a Arab version of Las Vegas, can you deny that? I understand that you being in KSA cannot utter a single word against your rulers, but you cannot distort history by posting such nonsense. Maybe it works for the ill informed Arab audience. May Allah SWT destroy this truly evil Saudi clan who have made Islam the laughing stock in the entire world. Do you need 5000 princes? What does your Wahab clan has to say about that?

  155. yarkhan

    assalum al kum
    I am a deobundi and i little search about Hanabillahs, i think its is also correct way, plz tell me your thought about deobhundi.

    • K m

      The line between wahabies and indian form of Islam deobund is getting very fine.
      Sometimes deobund a are called confused sunnies.
      They are not clear what is correct form of moderate Sunni Islam .

    • Mohamed

      If you are seriously considering safeguarding your iman and aqeeda you must seek out true scholars in the Barelvi school..deobandis take a favorable view and are often supportive of the salafiwahabi fitnah..and Saudis which is the biggest enemy of islam..

    • Shaka Zulu

      Deobandi is same as Najdi Wahabism. Evil

  156. Ahmed

    Wahabiism absolutely exists. No one cares about your tribal status. The only issue that matters in today’s environment is the influence of Saudi puritanical religious teachings on the rest of the middle east. This is without a doubt the root of all current terrorist movements. You are uninformed, all Muslims refer to Wahabis as Wahabis, not just the West!! Saudis escalated their push in the late seventies and early 80s against the Iranian revolution and their own push for greater Shia influence. At the same time newly indoctrinated migrant Sunni workers returned to their home countries with Saudi/Wahabi POVs. Your article above is defensive, offensive, reductive and inaccurate.

    • Khalid

      What’s the point.
      Now whole world knows, wahbies have no place within humanity.
      Wahabies collaborating with kafers to masacar Muslims who don’t conform to wahabi sect.

      ‘Say what you wish in abuse of me,
      For my silence towards the idiot is indeed an answer.
      I am not at a loss for a response but rather,
      It does not befit the lion to answer the dogs.’
      ~imam sha’fi~

  157. it is a creed that has blossomed the most wicked and corrupt of the ummah you have reduced yourself to takfiri amongst the worse of humanity i would rather live besides pagans than you bigoted power hungry animals may allah destroy your corruptions upon the return of isa the biggest drug fiend and whoremongers look at your people https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VbxQGUBGcQ4 i would be glad when you all perish look at your crooked jew like faces

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  159. Zahed Rahman

    How do you tackle the arrogance in your heart? Don’t you fear a Day when you’ll be told all your efforts have gone to waste. Despite following a restrictive interpretation of the our religion, casually calling other Muslims that accept Islam in its entirety as mushriks and kaafir. Imagine all this hate you harbour in your heart for others eats away at your humanity and you end up like your neighbours (like many in your unislamic country) that have already been identified as khawarij.
    Do you say that we’re pagans because we believe Moosa (‘alayhis salaam) did shifa’a for us (the entire ummah) even though he returned to ALLAH thousands of years ago. Or because we believe he was praying in his grave. Or is it because we believe everything spoken by the messenger our Beloved Nabi (salaALLAHu ‘alayhi wasallam) and defend his honour from being tarnished by the self proclaimed Muslims that wish to diminish his rank? By calling a Muslim a mushrik for calling to the Prophet (salaALLAHu ‘alayhi wasallam) to distribute the Mercy which ALLAH made his the vessel of, are you not accusing imam Ahmed bin Hanbal (rahmatULLAH ‘alayh) of being a Mushriks, since this is what he taught.
    Is it because we don’t believe that ALLAH is restricted by directions, or that we dont believe that HE is subject to the same conditions that we have?

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  177. AleeZa

    Assalam o alaikum!
    Firstly, May ALLAH (SWT) shower HIS blessings on all of us Muslims and guide us towards the proper path AMEEN.

    Secondly, This is the problem I have with sunnis. They think that they are the only beings on earth who are true Muslims and they call people belonging to any other sect, the ‘Kuffar’.. ASTAGHFIRULLAH Do you people even know the meaning of the word “KUFFAR” to begin with?
    A person who says that “there is no one else worthy of worship except ALLAH ALMIGHTY and the prophet (PBUH) is the servant and Last messenger of ALLAH” is a Muslim!
    WHO ARE YOU PEOPLE TO call a person who says these words a Kaafir??!
    If a person says these words, then he is a Muslim! and the rest of his deeds are a matter between him and ALLAH(SWT). So it does not give you sunnis any right to call anyone else a kaafir!!
    (I MYSELF BELONG TO A SUNNI FAMILY WHO IS SAYING ALL THIS) seriously you people need a brain! Even if you have one it seems like you never cared to use it.

    There is nothing wrong in trying to seek knowledge from Ahadeeth and Quran. ALLAH ALMIGHTY has given every human being a brain of his own so use it yourself instead of blindly following anyone else you listen to.
    How dare you people call ahle hadeeth kuffar when all they do is try to follow what our beloved prophet (P.B.U.H) has told!
    Honestly, I am so sick of these disputes I cannot even find ONE honest opinion regarding the proper way of performing Salah.. everyone has different opinions!! ARE WE SERIOUSLY MUSLIMS?
    After struggling for long I have came to the conclusion that ALLAH ALMIGHTY is all knowing and all forgiving! If I perform my salah with heart HE ALMIGHTY will accept it no matter how I perform it..

    As much as I hate fighting over sects and schools of the same religion we belong to, I must admit you sunni people are extremely annoying..I am sorry but I had to say this! because not only on the internet, but also in reality I have encountered many other sunnis who claim to be truly righteous and true lovers of the prophet(P.B.U.H) but are against the ones who try to learn from actual ahadeeth told by the beloved messenger of ALLAH (SAWW). Just because ahle hadeeth people don’t blindly follow sheikhs like you guys do, doesn’t make them KAAFIRS you idiots!!

    May ALLAH forgive me and every other Muslim and guide us! AMEEN. I really couldn’t stand this nonsense anymore!

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  184. Shaks

    Listen you Yazeed loving Saqifan Bakri. Are you telling me every narration in your so called Sahih books are authentic? Are you telling me there’s not a single fabricated dodgy hadeeth in them?

    • BMehdi

      I see your ignorance extends to not understanding that there is a grading system for hadith – authentic, weak and fabricated. It’s very easy to check. I only quote authentic hadith, unlike you Shia, Muslims take deceit seriously.

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  188. Shaks

    The Dog who created Wahabism, the religious cult of the Saudis supported the mass murder of those who did not want to follow his Satanic ideology.

    • BMehdi

      I already told you Shia, your Taqiyya won’t work here. Taraweeh had already been established.

      Narrated Abu Salama bin `Abdur Rahman: that he asked `Aisha “How was the prayer of Allah’s Messenger (ﷺ) in Ramadan?” She replied, “He did not pray more than eleven rak`at in Ramadan or in any other month. He used to pray four rak`at —- let alone their beauty and length—-and then he would pray four —-let alone their beauty and length —- and then he would pray three rak`at (witr).” She added, “I asked, ‘O Allah’s Messenger (ﷺ)! Do you sleep before praying the witr?’ He replied, ‘O `Aisha! My eyes sleep but my heart does not sleep.”

      Sahih al-Bukhari 2013
      Book 31, Hadith 6

      No surprise you filthy perverts complain about mutawa being banned, that’s how much you value women.

      Rabi’ b. Saburah reported on the authority of his father: The Messenger of Allah (ﷺ) prohibited temporary marriage with women.

      Sunan Abi Dawud 2073
      Book 12, Hadith 28

      Narrated `Ali bin Abi Talib: On the day of Khaibar, Allah’s Messenger (ﷺ) forbade the Mut’a (i.e. temporary marriage) and the eating of donkey-meat.

      Sahih al-Bukhari 4216
      Book 64, Hadith 256

      Before you use this website as a platform to spread your Shia filth, let’s put you dogs in your place and expose your slanderous, deviant faith to those that aren’t familiar with it.

      1. Shia Slander Of the Companions

      “We worship that God and recognise only Him as God whose acts are based on mature wisdom and who does not do anything against the dictates of wisdom. Nor do we recognise such God who having built the edifice of justice and piety on the exalted foundation of devotion to God, Himself paves the way for its destruction and ruin, and hands over leadership and governance to such oppressors and scoundrels as Yazeed, Mu’awiyah and Uthman.”

      Kashaful Asrar, Ayatollah Khomeini, p. 107

      “The result of our discussion in this regard : We come to know from the examples we have presented that opposition to the Quran openly amongst the Muslims or secretly was not an extraordinary thing for Shaykhain (Abu Bakr and Umar). The condition of the Muslims at that time was such that they were either included in their party for acquiring government, and if they weren’t in their party , still they couldn’t dare to say a single word against those who had oppressed Prophet and his daughter.”

      Kashaful Asrar, Ayatollah Khomeni p. 119

      2. Slander of The Prophet, Peace Be Upon Him

      “All prophets came for the purpose of laying down the foundation of justice in the world, but they failed to do so; even Prophet Muhammad, the last of the Prophets who came to reform mankind and to apply justice failed too. The person who will succeed in all this and in laying down the foundation of justice in the world at all levels, and redressing the wrong is the expected Mahdi.”

      From The Book Entitled ‘Brotherhood’ by Ayatollah Khomeini

      • Shaks

        Wahabi, you continue to rely in questionable hadeeths

      • BMehdi

        I told you before, deviant, I only use authentic hadith. Unlike you, we take lying seriously, we see it as a major sin. Taqiyya is not part of our religion. Your attempts to deceive the ummah will not work. We don’t live in an era of ignorance, far more people are aware of your wretched ways than at any time in the past. You sit here slandering the prophet, peace be upon him, and the companions and you think this will bring people onside? Wretched deviant.

      • Murtaza

        Truth is worst to hear sometimes.
        100 percent terrorist are wahabis.
        Wahabis are the worst human on earth.
        World 90 percent terrorism directly or indirectly sponsored by Saudi wahabis.
        Saudi doesn’t have democracy.
        No rule
        No humanity
        Only terrorism
        And spreading terror by teaching wahabis culture to kill humans.
        But unfortunately America supports Saudi by supplying weopens so that Saudi can spread terror and to attack at innocent.
        May Allah bless America and his brother Saudi. 

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  193. Murtaza

    Truth is worst to hear sometimes.
    100 percent terrorist are wahabis.
    Wahabis are the worst human on earth.
    World 90 percent terrorism directly or indirectly sponsored by Saudi wahabis.
    Saudi doesn’t have democracy.
    No rule
    No humanity
    Only killing.
    Wahabism has nothing to do with Islam.
    They are the evil on earth

    • BMehdi

      Those without knowledge should not comment. You do not know what you are talking about. Every single one of your comments is false.

      Democracy is a western system. No humanity? The Saudi’s have taken in 2.5 million refugees from Syria, 1.5 million from Yemen and have taken in 4 million Burmese. What have you done to compare? No one is more outspoken about deviants than the Saudis, whether they are Barelvis, Sufis, Shia or ISIS, the Saudi’s hate them all equally, and they should.

      Anyone that uses the term Wahabbi is ignorant of Islam.

      Wahabb is one of the names of Allah, using it as a slur is of course blasphemous :

      Allah’s are the fairest names. Invoke Him by them. And leave the company of those who blaspheme His names. They will be requited what they do. Qur’an 7:180

      Now go ahead and keep using the name Wahab to insult, you will answer to your lord on the day of judgement.

      • solly

        You are hallucinating, and so are your “Saudi” pals with their ill-begotten wealth.

      • BMehdi

        It’s called being informed. You can go through life steeped in ignorance, listening to clichés and assumptions and think you have anything of value to add but you only embarrass yourself.

      • Shaks

        Total Bullshit and lies. The Wahabis of Yahudi Arabia haven’t taken a single refugee from any country, ever Refugees would rather drown in the sea than take even a grain of salt from the Wahabis, the children of Yazeed.

      • solly

        And not even a single Saudi has been martyred in the struggle against Zionist Israel–but Saudis are happy to kill Yemeni men, women and children.

      • BMehdi

        Not only are you ignorant on religious matters you’re also ignorant of political matters. It doesn’t matter what you think or you claim, you’re a deviant.


      • jixiang

        “No one is more outspoken about deviants than the Saudis, whether they are Barelvis, Sufis, Shia or ISIS, the Saudi’s hate them all equally, and they should.”

        So followers of Shia are “deviants”, are they? I think you’re exposing your true mentality here.

        How about you learn to respect other religions? In Europe they got to that point hundreds of years ago.

        And what Syrian refugees are you talking about?

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  196. MainStreamSunni

    It is a well known fact that Mohammad ibn wahab was planted and groomed by the British and their allies with the aim of breaking down the last khilafa of Islam, the ottoman Empire who were the adharent to the true sunni path of Ahle Sunnah wal jamaat, Mohammad ibn wahab’s father and his own brother were opposed to the new creed/sect that he preached by misinterpreting the Quaran and Hadith and they condemned him and his teaching, and Saud clan were decoit who were used as a political wing by the British to creat chaoes against khilafah Osmania,

    And my sister is referring herself as Hanabillah, but the fact today whoever adheres to the wahabist sect is that they are Ghair Muqallid, they discourage following the school of thought of the four imams of fiqah (Hanafi, Shafaee, Maliki and Hanbilah), so to conclude it is indeed a fact that the Wahabist or the salafist or their siblings like the Ahle Hadith, Jamate Islami, Deobandi etc in the Indian sub continent are not the Main stream sunnis, but rather the deviant sect of sunnis.


  197. jixiang

    I had also heard from a Saudi I met in Cairo that Saudis themselves don’t usually refer to themselves as Wahabi. They just call themselves Muslims.

    It’s nice to hear a confirmation of this. Thanks for the interesting blog post.

  198. Ghani

    All be careful while commenting avoiding abusive and stupid language Non of us has to grant jannah to anyone Allah alone is sufficient to decide that. .Abuses and dirty language is not necessary for Condemnation. You are responsible for your own deeds. So whoever does an atom’s weight of good,shall see it. And whoever does an atom’s weight of evil, shall see it.

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  210. Saniyah

    Assalamoalaikum was rehmatullahi wa barakaatuhu
    Sister , as far as my knowledge is concerned, doesnt Muhammad ibn Abdul wahab has considered tawassul as shirk, then how can those who follow his idealogy consider themselves hambali when imam ahmad bin hambal has written so many duas inwhich he has made tawassul and for proof u can see the site of Saudi ulema, coz I have read this on their site only, when I was into reading about this issue.
    Also , on a different level, is it not haram to see the portion from naval to knee of either man or woman without a shariah excuse, and in soccer they have shorts well above knees, isn’t it a deed which will cause the curse of Allah ta ala,? And esp for women when they r to lower their gazes from men…..
    These times the kuffar r killing the Muslims all over the world and the Muslims r hell bound to distort the rulings of shariah to suite their desires. ….we can only succeed if we follow islam 100% ,we can make excuses in front of people, critise the ulema, but tomorrow we have to present in front of Allah ta ala, will all this help us in front of Allah ???
    Muslim is one who has submitted his will to the will of Allah ta ala, we should be honest with ourselves , coz tomorrow we will have to answer.

    • BMehdi

      You’re failing to make one, important, distinction. The scholars have at no point suddenly declared that concerts, cinemas and free mixing are no longer haram. They don’t speak on the matters. Don’t confuse what the rulers do with what the scholars call to. The rulers are doing the will of the people, whether you like it or not, the Saudi public want what other nations have.

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  213. You have to read the book “Confessions of a British Spy” by Hempher. Abdul wahhab najdi was a shaitaan. And you are also brainwahsed by him. No one ‘worships’ saints. Muslims revere saints n go for blessings, not for worship. You people dont know difference between asking help and worshiping. That is why all terrorists belong to your wahhabi creed cult.

    • BMehdi

      No, we don’t ‘have to’. Great logic, to learn about someone, read third of fourth hand accounts instead of his own work, written by an ‘author’ who hides behind a fake name and one that hasn’t published anything else!

      I’ll ask you a simple question that destroys your pitiful attempts to slander a great scholar. What did Abdul-Wahab teach contrary to Qur’an and Sunnah? The answer is nothing. He called to Qur’an and Sunnah and that you and your ilk slander those who call to Qur’an and Sunnah exposes your lack of Islam.

      Saints did not exist during the time of the prophet, peace be upon him, and, as anyone familiar with Qur’an and Sunnah knows, anything new in worship is bidah and bidah is haram.

      Who told you anyone is a position to give other Muslims blessings? And asking for help from the dead, is grave worship. Go and learn about shirk.

      As for terrorism, not a single terrorist has or was educated in a major Islamic university. None of them are scholars. They are poorly educated career criminals or in the case of the Taliban, village idiots. Bin Laden, like his Taliban brothers, was a Deobandi, an extreme Sufi sect. Baghdadi, the founder of ISIS, didn’t train at any major Islamic university nor did the fathers of modern terrorism, the Muslim Brotherhood.

      ‘Wahhabis’ follow Qur’an and Sunnah and are obviously aware that suicide is haram which kind of kills your silly theory about terrorism.

  214. عبدالله

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