He and others accuses us of belonging to a group that they call Wahabi. Those who call us Wahabi do so because we take from a scholar known as Muhammad ibn Abdul Wahab. They accuse Shaik ul Islam ibn Tamyyah and others of some really bad things. They twist and mangle words and do not analyze things with factual, historical, and accurate truths. They misrepresent us, the scholars of Saudi Arabia, and the scholars of old. They often label us an Occult and evil ( people who fallow the Ashari, Shia, and other Schools... As a new Muslim and follower of many of the scholars they slander, I don't see what they see and don't hear the teachings they accuse the scholars of. Why is that? Is it a secret society that only teaches these twisted teachings to its members, or am I blind to it? Or, are they openly twisting the facts and lying about us? ( the asharis and others) ????
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With all due respect Ali Gill, the prophet Muhammad SWS prophecied about these groups in a famous Hadith about a man named Kuwais. He SWS said “that from this man would come a group of people that would recite Quran , but it would not penetrate their throats.” He SWS said ” and they would shed the blood of Muslims…” These people have come to be known as Al-Khawaraj, the same people Ibn Tamyyah and others warned against. Don’t you think that you should have included that in your opinion? A detailed analysis of the Scholars of what you call “Wahabism” and I call Orthodoxi Islam would show that all these scholars call for these groups to cease and repent. Shaik Uthaymeen and many others have called them Khawaraj and accused them of being Mujahideen for Shaytan and not for Allah.
Again, you have been nothing but respectful with me and I am doing the same, but I truly believe that you are not being just and fair in your critique of the scholars and the topic of Extremism. For proofs on my end, I site the book ” Religious Extremism In The Lives of Contemporary Muslims” by Abdul Rahman (A Wahabi, as you would call him) of Muhammad Ibn Saud Islamic University. He quoted the view of many scholars, modern and contemporary, and the evidenced to refute all these groups that say they act according to Quran and Sunnah. I really hate that people’s theological differences in the understanding of Tawheed cause them to attack righteous scholars and distort the reality of the views, perspectives, rulings, positions, etc of those scholars…. My opinion ( Sincerely, Joseph Sneed)