Tell me Directly what you think about the term `Whabisim` -- and what you think about the late Shakh Muhammad Ibn Abdel Wahhab (Rahmalal Allaah).
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Re: Sayed Qutb..
I have recently read about a great deal of critisisim about this man..
Please see above..
Anyway, a couple of years ago i read the book `Islam and World Peace` by him - i found it very enlighting and closely linked to the Qur`aan and Sunnah, However i have indeed come accros a lot of valid critisisim of this author - - What do you think about it?
Secondly can you please tell me Directly what you think about the term `Whabisim` -- and what you think about the late Shakh Muhammad Ibn Abdel Wahhab (Rahmalal Allaah).
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The late Brother Syed Qutb (may
Allah have Mercy on his soul and grant him an honorable status in the
Hereafter) is regarded amongst the most eminent modern scholars, thinkers, and
writers of Islamic literature of the 20th century. Because of his vocal and literal adherence to
the pure tenets of the Quran and the Sunnah, Brother Syed Qutb was condemned
and put to death in
It may be that some modern or liberal minded muslims might not adhere or agree with the views or works of our late and beloved brother Syed Qutb, and in their effort to stop people from accessing his views and thoughts, they might have taken steps to assassinate the character or literature or thoughts of the one who was himself assassinated for his views and writings! Their criticism might be valid or it may be wrong; and Allah Subhanah Alone has the Knowledge and the Power to Decide with justice amongst them.
Allah Says in the Holy Quran Chapter 2 Surah Baqarah verse 134:
134 That was a People that hath passed away. They shall reap the fruit of what they did and ye of what ye do! You shall not be questioned regarding what they used to do.
Your Question: Secondly can you please tell me Directly what you think about the term `Whabisim` -- and what you think about the late Shakh Muhammad Ibn Abdel Wahhab (Rahmalal Allaah).
About 200-300 years ago, the majority of the Islamic countries were under colonial rule, and elements of ‘bida’ and ‘shirk’ was rampant amongst the muslims. In various parts of the world, a number of good scholars arose who warned the believers against the heinous crime of ‘shrik’, and guided them to follow the clear commands of the Quran and Sunnah.
Among such scholars was a
person named Mohamed ibn Abdul Wahhab in the
Mohamed ibn Abdul Wahhab was
influential in propagating the Truth from the Quran and Sunnah in the
The term Wahhabi soon became synonymous with fundementalist Islam, and was widely used as a derogatory term by the Western colonial powers and the so-called ‘moderate’ muslims, to imply the believers who would not practice innovations and shirk in their deen.
Wahhabi is thus not a sect in Islam, neither a school of thought, nor a deen! It was simply a term concocted, used and used as a ferocious propaganda tool by the Western colonial powers of the time; just as today they display their open prejudice against the true believers by naming them ‘Islamists’, ‘fundementalists’, ‘extremists’, and ‘terrorists’! In their convenient terminology, the muslims who obey and follow the Western Powers are called ‘moderate’; and the muslims who obey and follow Allah and His Messenger are given derogatory names like ‘Islamists’ and ‘extremists’!
The irony is that in the
Your brother and well wisher in Islam,