During 1980s Salfi Islam was used as a political and military tool to achieve the agenda set by the US and her allies including the Saudis as their principal financiers. Once they succeeded to achieve their goal, for them the Mujahideen were now a spent force. However, the Saudi rulers from the day one had been the principal partners of USA’s ‘Jihad’ against the former USSR.
Now this partnership has morphed into a much closer cooperation between the Saudis and Shaitan-e-Buzurg or the great Satan [as late Imam Ayatullah Khomeini used to call America], whereby Saudis are spending their petro dollars in furthering the over all objectives principal being a domination of Wahhabism all over the Muslim world and the US is trying to achieve its domination over the whole world.
An agenda which the US Neocons [and under Barack Obama too these are as active as they have been under the presidency of Bush junior] have taken it to their heart to achieve by any means.
THE WAHHABI DOCTRINE: AN EXPOSÉ
by Nayyar Hashmey
The upcoming post is an excellent exposition of the terrible manifestations of Wahhabism as seen in most Muslim countries and elsewhere. These though arose from the deserts of Najd, have, however, multiplied many folds like the mythical head of hydra after the house of Saud went into a marriage of covenience, or rather the convenience of terror between the Saudis and the successive US administrations.
Since YouTube is still under a ban in Pakistan, am not in position to view this or the other videos which form an essential part of this write-up and hence its contents in full cannot be subjected to an unbiased, middle of the road, neutral assessment.
Our PC mentor ZJeddy has been kind enough to refer us a software called UltraSurf. My experience about Ultrasurf has, however, not been good enough. Whereas in the first effort it works fine, yet in subsequent runnings errors crop up.
Since my knowledge of religion is very limited, I would definitely have preffered to access the books or other literature on the subject, however, since there is no mention of any source, therefore, I had no recourse left but to google the Al-Khwasir incident.
Interestingly there too, there is absolutely no keyword, no title, no site where Al- Khwasir incident seems to have mentioned. So dear readers, I request you to do come to my help. If you have some knowledge about Al Khwasir, please do inform. It would definitely help us to understand the facts and fiction about Al-Khwasir.
In a subsequent update, I am told that the name of this Najdi guy, the Gustakh-e-Rasool actually was Abdullah bin Dhil Khawaisira at-Tamimi and not Zul Khwasir. and that the incident of the contemptible behavior of this Najdi, a scion of the tribe of Bani Tameem, is reported in Sahih Bokhari, a book respected even by followers of Salfism.
The exact reference to page number and the number of the quoted hadith in the Sahih Bukhari is reported by the speaker in the video referred to above. [Since YouTube is still banned in pakistan, am sorry, am not in a position to upolad this video itself].
Some reports mention this Dhil Khawaisira as the fore-father of Abdel Wahab Najdi, the founder of Salfism I am not in a position either to confirm or negate the veracity of such reports, but readers are recommended a website, a massive one which has all the pertinent data, and relevant illustrations as well. It also includes data from the Holy Quran, books of Ahadith, and data from history and much more.
Readers who are interested in browsing deeper into the subject can also go through this website and they will emerge with answers to many questions. In partiular context to Wahhabism’s arrival here in the Indo Pak Subcontinent. And here is the website for those who have a scholastic interest in the subject.
And then the assertion by the writer that “Abdel Wahab was also from Najd, was of the same tribe of Bani Tameem and created a religion dedicated to killing Muslims”. Again this is a statement that can be subjected to debate and hence readers can go for a take this or that way.
I abhore what these so called Wahhabis under the guise of Tehrik-e-Taliban of Pakistan [TTP] and their ilk are doing in Pakistan and elsewhere; yet to call all the Wahhabis as dedicated to killing fellow Muslims, seems a farfetched statement.
Then comment about Imam Ibne Taimiyya needs also a reappraisal.
I don’t find myself qualified enough to comment this or that way on a person like Abdul Wahhab, the person who established the maslik of Wahhabism in line with the basic teachings of Imam Ibne Taymiyya.
What the Imam said is so complicaeted in terms of religious philosophy that a person with a quite common, ignorant mind like me cannot make out what exactly the Imam had said. The only thing which I could grasp on his teachings has been that he didn’t approve the visits to shrines and other holy places.
I personally am a person with a middle of the road position. Born into a Sunny family, my mother and my maternal grandma were fequent visitors to the Dargahs. They used to hold regular Mehfil-e-Milad meetings. My father neither visited the shrines nor he disallowed the mehfil-e-milad in our house. An atttitude and approach which I inherit from him and practice this as well.
I personally do visit the shrines and the dargahs, pray also there and ask the blessings of Almighty Allah for myself, my family my country as well as blessings and peace for humanity at large. However, I neither do subscribe to offer prayers to the saint, wali or pir whoever he is, because this act I myself think is pure shirk. In that case if some Sunni brother may call me a Wahhabi then may be I too am a Wahhabi!.
However, our brothers following the Wahhabi maslik do not visit the shrines at all. They neither respect the sanctity of the shrines, nor do they respect the saint which again I think is wrong. These men of God are the people who rose from the ranks of common masses and through their noble actions which were more folkish they brought millions of people to the fold of Islam. The men like Hazrat Baba Farid Ganjshakar, Data Sahib Ganj Bakhsh [Syed Ali Hajveri], Baba Bullej Shah and so many others, have made colossal contribution in the service of Islam.
In contrast to spread of Islam by the use of sword, which our Ahle Hadith brethren always think is the solitary way of spreading Islam and because of which the non believers wrongly assert that the principal vehicle in this regard was the sword and not the teachings of Islam. However, it were these men of God who did it in their own simple way what they thought was the essence of Islam and hence people got attracted to their teachings.
Hence a total negation of the role of saints, Sufis and pirs cannot be accepted in sofar as without them the whole subcontinet would have been a continent of non believers.
Coming back to the thoughts of Imam Ibn-e- Taymiyya, I have gone through what he said and preached, irrespective of his philosophical thoughts as I have already said is beyond my comprehension, yet I could see the popularity of the Imam amongs masses when he died.
Wikipedia mentions the final state of Ibne Taymiyyah in following words and I quote:
When he was ultimately banned from having any books, papers and pens during the latter stage of his final imprisonment, he devoted all of his time to worship and recite the Qur’an. Ibn Taymiyyah died in prison on 22 Dhu al-Qi’dah, 728 AH (27 September 1328).
Al-Bazzar says: “Once the people heard of his death, not a single person in Damascus who was able to attend the prayer and wanted to, remained until he appeared and took time out for it. As a result, the markets in Damascus were closed and all transactions of livelihood were stopped. Governors, heads, scholars, jurists came out.
They say that none of the majority of the people failed to turn up, according to my knowledge – except three individuals; they were well known for their enmity for Ibn Taymiyyah and thus, hid away from the people out of fear for their lives.”
So not all the Ahl-e-Hadith, as maintained by the author are so rigid that they will take sword into their hands and start killing all those who are non Wahhabis nor are all the Sunnis so puritanically against the Wahhabis.
So personally I do believe, while discussing religious or political matters we should be tolerant enough to listen to others’ viewpoint and then make up our own decisions. And finally now something about the phenonenon called Taliban.
Taliban extremists [Taliban are the successors to Mujahideen of the first Afghan war against the Soviets] are a creation of the ISI of Pakistan, MI6 of Great Britain and CIA/ Mossad respectively of the US and Israel.
During 1980s Salfi Islam was used as a political and military tool to achieve the agenda set by the US and her allies including the Saudis as their principal financiers. Once they succeeded to achieve their goal, for them the Mujahideen were now a spent force. However, the Saudi rulers from the day one had been the principal partners of USA’s ‘Jihad’ against the former USSR. Now this partnership has morphed into a much closer cooperation between the Saudis and Shaitan-e-Buzurg or the great Satan [as late Imam Ayatullah Khomeini used to call America], whereby Saudis are spending their petro dollars in furthering the over all objectives principal being a domination of Wahhabism all over the Muslim world and the US is trying to achieve its domination over the whole world, an agenda which the US Neocons [and under Barack Hossein Obama too these Neocons are as active as they have been under the presidency of Bush junior] have taken it to their hearts to achieve by any means.
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