The History of Islam

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Wahhabism الوهابية, is a sect of the Sunni branch of Islam, founded and named after the eighteenth-century preacher and scholar, Muhammad ibn Abd al-Wahhab (1703–1792).

In the remote and sparsely populated area of Najd, a central region of what is now Saudi Arabia, Muhammad ibn Abd al-Wahhab began a revivalist movement to advocate the purging of practices such as the popular "cult of saints" as well as shrine and tomb visitations which were common among Muslims, but which Muhammad ibn Abd al-Wahhab considered as complete idolatry (shirk), innovations and impurities in Islam 'Bid'ah'.

Muhammad ibn Abd al-Wahhab formed a tight pact a local leader, Muhammad bin Saud (to become Royal Saud). Giving him a guaranteed protection and allowing the propagation of his Wahhabi movement in return for "power and glory" and rule of "lands and men" as the protector of the movement.

Wahhabism is centered on the principle of Tawhid, or the "uniqueness" and "unity" of God, drawing upon the teachings of medieval theologian Ibn Taymiyyah and early jurist Ahmad ibn Hanbal.

Wahhabism is openly described by Islamic Scholars as "ultraconservative" -  "austere" - "fundamentalist" - "puritanical" - "puritan" - "extreme monotheistic worship" (tawhid) "divisive" - "extremist" and "primitive", as well as "extremist pseudo-Sunni movement" by those opposed to this extreme and damaging form of religion.

Followers often take offense to the term Wahhabi or Wahhabism and prefer to use thee names Salafi or muwahhid. However, regardless of preference, Wahhabism remains the most popular and common name for this sect or branch of Sunni Islam.

Many Sunni and Shia Muslims disagree with the Wahhabi movement,  believing it to be extremely divisive amongst Muslims and alienating non Muslims by their violent interpretations of the Quran.

An Al-Azhar scholar has referred to Wahhabism as a "Satanic faith".

The pact between the followers of Muhammad ibn Abd al-Wahhab and Muhammad bin Saud's successors who became the Royal House of Saud, became solidified by the very nature of Wahhabism which states that execution is the remedy and punishment for those that wish to leave or do not accept Wahhabism.

The house of bin Saud continued to maintain its politico-religious alliance with the Wahhabi sect for mutual benefit throughout the turbulence of the Ottoman empire and into the 20th century and The eventual formation of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia in 1932.

With the advent of Oil discoveries in Saudi Arabia, the Wahhabi movement went to a different level, with Saudi Arabia funding countless mosques and schools which proclaimed Wahhabism as the only form of Islam.

Through hundreds of charities and associations, Saudi Arabia has pumped over $1,000,000,000,000 (one thousand billion) into these mosques and schools to teach the unforgiving form of Islam which has led to terror funding, terrorism financing, as being the true and core purpose of Saudi Wahhabism.

It has been openly recognized that the thousands of Maddrasses, largely in uncontrolled Pakistan, has been the home for terrorist training and outfitting.

Today, Saudi Arabia holds Mohammed bin Abd Al-Wahhab's teachings as the official State form of Sunni Islam, a major conflict to those seeking modernity in a 21st century Saudi Arabia.

Estimates of the number of Wahhabi followers vary, with one source (Mehrdad Izady) giving a figure of fewer than 5 million Wahhabis in the Persian Gulf region (compared to 28.5 million Sunnis and 89 million Shia).

Some scholars have described Wahhabism as a cancer, a small section of the whole causing damage to all.

Without Saudi Arabian funding, Wahhabi would be a small if not extinct group of extremists.

With the Saudi unlimited wealth,  they have produced and funded terror groups such as;










 Muhammad ibn Abd al-Wahhab (1703–1792).

WAHHABI - SALAFI      الوهابية - السلفيين