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Islamqa.info* typifies Wahhabism

By Gibril F Haddad

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*Islamqa.info/en (formerly islamqa.com) is a Wahhabi/"Salafi" site rife with errors and should be avoided. Its texts are mostly from the late "Desert Storm" mufti - `Abd al-`Aziz bin Baz - and by another Saudi author, Muhammad Salih al- Munajjid who is on record for stating that female circumcision consists in clitoridectomy (i.e. precisely what the enemies of Islam adduce as barbarous mutilation) in "Manners of Welcoming the New Born Child in Islaam" ("By Yoosuf ibn Abdullah Al-Areefee, Translated by Aboo Talhah Daawood ibn Ronald Burbank."
(These are the same translators that to this day spell the name "Nasa'i" [from Nasaa, Khurasan] as "al-Nisaa'ee" - the womanizer.)

Some examples of more errors on islamqa.com*:
- The strange claim that if a hadith is not sahih but da`if then it is not mustahabb to use it.
See - expired link (before 2023-02-03) www.islamqa.com* among other replies. This claim shows true ignorance of hadith science as there is consensus on the permissibility and istihbab of weak hadiths in fada'il al-a`mal or good deeds, as is the case here.
(Therefore disregard the blatant falsehood that:

Based on this, it is not mustahabb to recite this du'aa' ["Allaahumma ajirni min al-naarī" seven times] after Fajr and Maghrib prayers!!
It IS mustahabb.)

- The usual Wahhabi hurlings of "shirk", "bid`a", and "kufr" together with obsession with condemning the celebration of the birth of the Prophet ﷺ upon him peace (Mawlid) as an innovation when the massive majority of the reliable Ulema consider it good.

Subhan Allah, how they rush to commit offenses with a vengeance! This is the Khariji plague and it survives today in the sects. A man said to Ibn `Umar, Allah be well-pleased with them: "I have a neighbor who bears witness against me that I commit shirk." He replied: "Say: 'La Ilaha illAllah,' you will make him a liar."

Sawwar ibn Shabib al-A`raji said: I was sitting in Ibn `Umar's house when a man came and said: "O Ibn `Umar! There are groups of people bearing witness against us and attributing to us kufr and shirk." Ibn `Umar replied: "Woe to you! Did you not say: 'La Ilaha IllAllah'?!" Whereupon the entire household began to say La Ilaha IllAllah until the house was shaking.

Abu Sufyan said they went to see Jabir ibn `Abd Allah who lived in Makkah and resided with the Banu Fihr. A man asked him: "Did you [the Companions] use to call anyone from the People of the Qibla [i.e. Muslims], 'Mushrik'?" He replied: "I seek refuge in Allah!" The man continued: "Did you call anyone from them 'Kafir'?" He said: "No!!"

All three reports in Ibn `Asakir, Tabyin Kadhib al- Muftari (Saqqa ed. p. 373f.).

- The usual Wahhabi cant that “visiting graves to pray to their occupants or seek their help or ask them to intercede - this is a reprehensible action, and indeed it is major shirk.”
Signed by Bin Baz at - expired link (before 2023-02-03) www.islamqa.com*

Indeed, the same man made the same impudent comment about the Sahabi Bilal ibn al-Harith's visit to the grave of the Prophet ﷺ upon him peace, and request for the latter's intercession and help against a drought as mentioned in Ibn Hajar's Fath al-Bari (Istisqa').

- The claims made about Abu Mansur al-Hallaj on - expired link (before 2023-02-03) www.islamqa.com* :

[T]he scholars were agreed that he was a kaafir and a heretic:
This is untrue, several major figures considered him a Wali of Allah among the Muslims, such as al-Harawi al-Ansari, Ibn `Aqeel, Ibn Qudama, and al-Tufi, to mention only the Hanbalis!

It is established that Imam Ibn Khafif al-Shirazi visited al-Hallaj in prison in Baghdad upon his return from pilgrimage in the year 300 and described him as "a true monotheist (muwahhid) and godly knower (`ālim )."

Similarly, most of the Sufis denounced him and denied that he was one of them. Among those who denounced him was al-Junayd, and he was not mentioned by Abu'l-Qaasim al-Qushayri in his book in which he mentioned many of the Sufi shaykhs.
This is another lie: al-Junayd is the exception, al-Sulami, Ibn `Ata' Allah, and al-Daqqaq praise al-Hallaj, while al-Qushayri reproduces al-Hallaj's `Aqida of several pages in its entirety in the beginning of his Risala Qushayriyya! This text is pure Sunni `Aqida and was translated and posted in full at
sunnah.org → /aqida/Hallaj_doctrine

The false claims made by Muhammad Salih al-Munajjid - may Allah forgive him - in this matter stem from his blind taqleed of Ahmad ibn Taymiyya who said, according to the same webpage:

We do not know of anyone among the imams of the Muslims who spoke well of al-Hallaaj, neither among the scholars nor among the shaykhs [...]
(Majmoo' al-Fataawa, 2/483)

So he is either ignorant or dishonest but in either case he is unreliable - and usually always is, in matters concerning Sufis and tasawwuf. May Allah forgive him.

- The apology for Muhammad ibn `Abd al-Wahhab against the description of Wahhabism by D.S. Margoliouth at - expired link (before 2023-02-03) islamqa.com*

This apology and attempted refutation is replete with lies and inaccuracies beginning with the fact that Margoliouth spoke about the Wahhabis while apologists try to restrict the discussion to Muhammad ibn `Abd al- Wahhab himself. Even so, it is clear that the latter strayed from Ahl al-Sunna (as exposed by his own brother Sulayman in his long fatwa) then his followers strayed even more. This is the rule with sects since the beginning.

Wahhabism is TA`TEEL - nullification- of the CORE of the Religion. They want all Muslims to:

(i) make less dhikr (alone and especially in group)
(ii) pray less (especially in Ramadan)
(iii) make less du`a (alone and especially in group)
(iv) invoke less blessings on the Prophet sallallahu `alayhi waSallam
(v) remember him less, love him as "a brother", "just a human being"
(vi) memorize Qur'an less (especially in Morocco which has the highest per capita rate of memorizers)
(vii) discard hundreds of hadiths via nincompoop gradings
(viii) avoid qualified Shaykhs in the Deen (`Aqida, Fiqh, Tasawwuf)
(ix) live lives and die deaths devoid of tabarruk and tawassul
(x) think of Awliya' as unidentifiable and meaningless
(xi) hurl insults on the friends of Allah in thought and deed beginning with the Sahaba and down to our times.

Wal-`Aqibatu lil-Muttaqin, wala `Udwan illa `alal-Zalimin.

Hajj Gibril
GF Haddad
[1 Jun 2003]

* The page url has been changed from islamqa.com into: islamqa.info/en , therefore the old links won't work.

"In any case, what Westerners call civilization, the others would call barbarity, because it is precisely lacking in the essential, that is to say, a principle of a higher order."
René Guénon, East And West, 1924

صلّى الله على سيّدنا محمّد و على آله و صحبه و سلّم

The blessings and peace of Allah on the Prophet, his Family, and his Companions, ( sallAllahu `aleihi wa sallam ) .



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