|Photo of Saudi Wahabis 60 years ago|
before the downfall of the Ottoman Empire
This type of hypocrisy is nothing new, during the time of the Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) and through out history we have seen Munafiq's pop up here and there. This time it is Al-Qaeda who is destroying Islam...however, we need to study the source of this evil philosophy that is twisting Islam into something it is not.
UPDATE: ANOTHER SAUDI WAHABI INSPIRED AL-QAEDA LOYALIST - ANWAR AL-AWLAKI CALLING FOR THE DESTRUCTION OF USA, IRAN, AND YEMEN
You may ask why Iran & Yemen? Traditionally Iran has been a Shia (Jafari) majority country while Yemen has been a Shia (Zaidi) majority country, however in recent years the Extremist Wahabis have made major progress in Yemen. The government of Yemen is moderate, so it has tried to keep the peace between the traditional Sunni and Shia population, however the Extremist Wahabis do not like that. They would rather have complete control. The Shias tribes of Arabia have always lived on the oil rich lands of Saudi Arabia and Yemen. The Shias in Yemen have never been hostile to the Sunnis of their nation, however they have resisted the Extremist Wahabis from Saudi Arabia.
UPDATE: ANOTHER SAUDI WAHABI INSPIRED AL-QAEDA ATTACK IN PAKISTAN!
UPDATE: SAUDI NATIONAL SUSPECT IN BOMB PLOT:
UPDATE: 37 KILLED AS IRAQI POLICE STORM CHURCH WHERE HOSTAGES HELD BY AL-QAEDA
Extremist Deobandi Imam in Britain that follows the misguided Wahabi teachings:
|Peter O'Toole & Omar Sharif |
in the movie "Lawrence of Arabia"
Thanks to the British patronage of the Saudi Wahabi Extremists and Indian Deobandi Extremists...we have their products called "Al-Qaeda" and "Taliban".
Now we must stop and ask why did the British back up the Wahabis vs. the Ottomans? The answer is simple...OIL. The British had discovered oil in Arabia and Persia and wanted to take control of all oil rich lands. It is not a coincidence that the oil rich regions of Saudi Arabia have always been in the lands of the Arab Shia tribes of Saudi Arabia, who have lived there since the time of the Prophet Muhammad (pbuh). In order to secure the oil rich lands, the British had to Wahabize the whole of Arabia and discredit the Arab Shia Tribes by turning them into "kuffars" or "infidels".
The Ottomans being traditional Sunni Hanafis have for the most part gotten along with other Sunnis and Shias, however the Wahabis changed all that by making Arabia exclusive rather than inclusive. Currently there is a resurgent "Ottoman Islam" or Sunnism that is taking over the Islamic world side by side with a new "Safavid" Islam or Shiasm. This alliance between Turkey and Iran will end up making the region more stable and giving America another chance of survival in regards to the European and Asian powers. America needs oil and manpower to challenge the new Euro-Asian economic powers, with the decline of the Saudi Arabian power in the region, we need to make good friends with Turkey and Iran who have traditionally been in charge of the Middle East and Islamic World. Even Afghanistan is making friends with Iran...so you will have an Islamic Crescent again to buffer the power of the Europeans and Asians who are threatening American supremacy. By America making allies of the Islamic World, we will have leverage in places like China's Xinkiang region etc. The world is changing quickly and Saudi Arabia, Pakistan, and Afghanistan can no longer afford to be allied with the Wahabi-Deobandi extremists which we call Al-Qaeda and the Taliban.
Here is an article from Wikipedia in regards to the Saudi sponsorship of the Wahabis:
Beginning in the last years of the 18th century Ibn Saud and his heirs would spend the next 140 years mounting various military campaigns to seize control of Arabia and its outlying regions, before being attacked and defeated by Ottoman forces. The invasions were justified according to the Wahhabis because the destruction of the villages of polytheists is authorized in the Qu'ran.
One of their most famous and controversial attacks was on Karbala in 1802 (1217 AH). There, according to Wahhabi chronicler `Uthman b. `Abdullah b. Bishr:
"[Wahhabis] scaled the walls, entered the city ... and killed the majority of its people in the markets and in their homes. [They] destroyed the dome placed over the grave of al-Husayn[and took] whatever they found inside the dome and its surroundings. .... the grille surrounding the tomb which was encrusted with emeralds, rubies, and other jewels. .... different types of property, weapons, clothing, carpets, gold, silver, precious copies of the Qur'an."
In the early 20th Century, the Wahhabist-oriented Al-Saud dynasty conquered and unified the various provinces on the Arabian peninsula, founding the modern day Kingdom of Saudi Arabia in 1932.This provided the movement with a state. Vast wealth from oil discovered in the following decades, coupled with Saudi control of the holy cities of Mecca and Medina, have since provided a base and funding for Wahhabi missionary activity.
The Saudi government established the Commission for the Promotion of Virtue and Prevention of Vice, a state religious police unit, to enforce Wahhabi rules of behaviour.
Here is an article by an American Muslim and his experience with the Wahabis that originally made him aware of Islam:
""A comprehensive research in to the Nawasib (Wahabis/Deobandis) you can ever find anywhere."
The motivation behind the writing of this book came about from my personal experience. From my humble Christian background Allah (swt) guided me to his deen (religion). The brothers who converted me were themselves Salafi and hence I was indoctrinated to their aqeedah (ideology). The earliest thing that I was told was that I should be weary of the enemies of Islam disguised as Muslims such as Shi'as who portrayed Islam on the outside but were infact kaffir, on account of the "facts" such as:
They believe that the Qur'an has verses missing from it.
They curse the Sahaba and wives of the Prophet(s).
They believe that the revelation should have gone to Ali, but Gabriel (as) accidentally conveyed it to Prophet Muhammad (s). As such they curse Gabriel when they complete their prayers.
They beat themselves in Muharram and fornicate in the precincts of their mosques on the 10th night - any male product from this illegal union is named Hussain, and any girl is named Zaynab.
You can imagine how this made me feel, being constantly told about this, time and time again. Hence I bore extreme hatred towards the Shi'a in my heart. As a brother told me "You should hate the Shi'a with a vengeance".
Two years after I reverted I married a Salafi sister of South Asian descent - whilst practising, she was rather less exuberant than I was in active Dawah activities.
A few weeks after we married, very close friends of my wife invited us both to dinner. It was only when I arrived there that I learnt that the family were Shi'a, had I known earlier I would have probably never gone.
The host was very kind, but kept asking me questions on my beliefs etc. I tried to side-track, but he kept prying and this made be feel very uneasy. This was our first meeting but we met many more times in the coming weeks, on account of the fact that his place of work was next to the University where I studied. He tried his hardest to convince me that the Shi'a were correct in their beliefs, but I simply programmed myself to believe that he was a kaffir who was practising Taqiyyah. Despite this after a year of heated discussions my heart was starting to accept some of his arguments. Whilst I would simply regurgitate whatever my Salafi brothers had taught me - he would always reply logically and would back up his comments by citing traditions from classical works such as Sahih al Bukhari.
In truth I had not discussed any of these conversations to my Salafi brothers, until I was out one day and visited a market stall that was run by two Salafi reverts. After our general salutations I informed one of the brothers that I had a friend who was Shi'a and inquired whether he knew anything about the Shi'a faith. No sooner did I say the name "Shi'a" that the brother's face changed colour, he said:
"Brother don't talk to them they are kaffir (infidels), they believe that the Qur'an has verses missing".
I told him that the Shi'a I had spoken to denied this and countered me by presenting a tahreef tradition from Sahih al Bukhari - with Umar stating that a Surah on stoning is missing. The brother was shocked and after about a minute's silence he said:
"brother they did black magic with your eyes you didn't see it!"
This really made me laugh and I walked off. I proceeded to do my shopping and was just passing the stall again when the brother called me over and introduced me to a revert who he acclaimed as an "expert on Shi'aism". The 'expert' said:
"So you wanna know about the Shi'a kaffir, all you need to know is that they believe in 12 Gods".
Even I from my general conversations with the Shi'a brother knew that this was a blatant lie. I then decided to test him by quizzing the fact that Shi'as believe 'Ali to be the Prophet (s)'s legitimate successor and I cited the Sahih tradition 'Ali is to me as Harun is to Musa except there shall be no Prophet after me'.
The 'expert' then countered this by asking:
"And what did he (s) say about Umar[r]?"
I knew exactly what he was asking and said:
"If there had to be a Prophet after me it would be Umar".
The expert patted me on the back and said:
"Exactly brother". I then asked him "That being the case why did Umar not become the first Khalifa? Is this not an insult to Hadhrath Umar?"
The expert looked bemused, smiled and said:
"Brother you've just used your Aql (reason) and that's haraam".
It was that reply that will act as a permanent memory for me. I still remember looking over to the revert brother who owned the stall following this reply, he smiled a half smile, that to me suggested that he was about as convinced at the reply as I was. For me this was the turning point in my life. The sheer stupidity and lies I heard at that stall convinced me that the Salafis were trying to cover something up. Alhamdolillah, the 'expert' achieved greater success in guiding me to the Shi'a than the Shi'a brother had, despite a year of rigorous debating! It was his blatant lies and lack of logic that repelled me away from the Salafis and attracted me to the Ahl'ul bayt (as).
You might ask 'what has this to do with the preface?' - well only a handful of brothers are fortunate enough to ever meet knowledgeable Shi'as and learn the actual truth. As the vast bulk of reverts are brought to the Din by the Salafi's the opportunity of them ever actually meeting and discussing matters with Shi'as is highly unlikely. This is increased when one takes into account the level of propaganda and lies that are pumped into a revert's mind with regards to the Shi'a and what they allegedly believe. When I look back at my time with the Salafis I recall that they never talked about 'Ali (as) - why? Well since becoming Shi'a, truth has been made manifest - they are the Nawasib, his enemies - and are hiding their enmity behind the "Sunni label".
That's why I had asked the brother who sacrificed so many hours of his time to guide me, to write a rebuttal of their lies and expose their actual aqeedah to the world. I hope that this book opens the minds of my fellow reverts who have been deceived by the Salafis. It is indeed sad that these same reverts who embraced Islam having researched the truth with an open mind and logical reasoning, abandon these same principles when being indoctrinated into the Salafi movement, preferring to blindly follow every word of their Nasibi Shaykhs. I also hope that the book acts as a source of inspiration to my down-trodden Shi'a brothers and sisters who have to put up with the Salafi Nasibi propaganda onslaught on a daily basis."
One thing that is very interesting in regards to these people who promote these false exclusive beliefs is that they are pushing so many new converts to Islam and especially traditional Sunni Muslims to embrace Sufi & Shia Islam. In a strange way you could say they are helping the teachings of Sufi & Shia Islam to spread more amongst the traditional Sunni community, because it is only human nature and psychology that people will always resist anything by force...be it food or faith. Hopefully, traditional Sunni and Shia Muslims can stand firm against this fanatical exclusive cult that has inspired the Taliban and Al-Qaeda.