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Corrupt Beliefs of the Wahabi / Deobandhi Sects

21 Aug 2023

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Corrupt Beliefs of the Wahabi / Deobandhi Sects

بِسۡمِ اللهِ الرَّحۡمٰنِ الرَّحِيۡمِ

Brief Introduction

Compared to the other sects, the Wahabi sect is a new sect, which was formed in 1209 Hijri. The founder of this sect was Muhammad bin Abdul Wahab Najdi, who unleashed a reign of terror and corruption in Arabia, especially targeting Makkah Shareef and Madinah Shareef.

He mercilessly killed many Ulama and demolished and dug up many Mazaars of the Sahaba-e-Kiraam, Ulama and Shuhada. (Allah Forbid) He referred to the Blessed Rauda-e-Anwar of the Prophet صلى الله عليه وآله وسلم as Sanam al Akbar, in other words “The biggest Idol”.

He spread immense cruelty and corruption, just as it was mentioned in a Hadith of the Prophet صلى الله عليه وآله وسلم where he mentioned that fitna will spread from Najd (today known as Riyadh).

The Prophet صلى الله عليه وآله وسلم further said that the army of shaitaan will emerge from Najd. 1200 years has since passed and this group has now emerged in Najd. Hazrat Allama Shaami رَضِيَ اللهُ عَنْهُ referred to this group as the “Kharijis”

His Book: Kitaabut Tauheed

The son of Abdul Wahab wrote a book called Kitaabut Tauheed.

This book was later translated into Urdu by Isma'eel Dehlwi of India. He called the book, Taqwiyatul Imaan. It is Isma'eel Dehlwi who was the one responsible for spreading Wahabism in India (which later spread throughout the globe). 

One of the core beliefs of this sect is that anyone who does not conform to their way is a kaafir and mushrik. It is for this reason that they label the Muslims throughout the world as unbelievers and whenever they have the chance, they can be heard mentioning the words kufr and 'shirk'.

On page 45 of Taqwiyatul Imaan, he quotes the Hadith which explains that close to Qiyaamat a sweet breeze will blow, causing all the Muslims to pass away. After quoting this Hadith, he says, “It has happened just as the Prophet of Allah  prophesied and this wind has already blown.

In other words he believes that there are no Muslims now left on earth. So ignorant is he, that he has also included himself and his followers in this as well, meaning that according to him, he too is an unbeliever. These wahabis are bent on insulting Almighty Allah and his Prophet. This is their main objective. In their bid to find faults, they always take a skeptical and disdainful view of everything.

Their corrupt beliefs

A few of their corrupt beliefs are being quoted below so that our unsuspecting Muslims brothers and sisters may become aware of their false beliefs and be protected from their web of deceit, so as not to be deceived by their attire and huge turbans.

My Dear Muslim Brothers! Take careful heed to what I am about to say and weigh it on the scale of Imaan, for there is nothing more valuable to a believer than his Imaan. Another name for Imaan is the love for Allah and His Rasool صلى الله عليه وآله وسلم. The one who attains more excellence in his faith is the one with the highest status. If a person has no Imaan then he has no value amongst Muslims, even if he claims to be a great Aalim, Zaahid or one who has divorced himself from the splendours of this world. Do not regard them your leaders merely because they are Aalims, Molvis and Faazils, if they are the enemy of Allah and His Rasool صلى الله عليه وآله وسلم. Do you not find learned scholars amongst the Jews, Christians and Hindus etc.? Will you accept them as your leaders? Definitely not! How then can these irreligious and corrupt people be your leaders?

  1. It is on pages 35 and 36 of Izaa ul Haq (published by Farooqi Publications) ‘It is an evil innovation to say that Allah is free from time, space and place, and having faith in the reality of seeing him directly (i.e. being blessed with His Divine Vision). One who holds such a belief is a sinner and an innovator.’ The author of this book says that to believe that Allah is free from place, time or space is wrong and we the Ahle Sunnat believe that Allah is free from time, place or space. In this statement, the author has branded the entire Ahle Sunnat and its leaders as Bid'atis (innovators) and sinners. It is in Bahrur Ra’iq, Durr-e-Mukhtar and Fatawa Alamgiri that any person who considers a place for Allah (i.e. confines Allah to limits of time or place) is a kaafir.
  2. On page 60 of Taqwiyatul Imaan, he quotes this Hadith 
    Then translates it in the following words, ‘Think, whether you will prostrate before my grave when you pass by it.’ After this, he puts a note and then adds to it the following words, ‘One day I too will die and be mixed with the sand’. He added the above mentioned statement falsely, whereas the Prophet صلى الله عليه وآله وسلم himself says: 

    Allah has made it Haraam upon the earth, that it may devour the bodies of the prophets.
    So, the Prophets of Allah are alive and they are given sustenance
  3. It is as follows on page 19 of Taqwiyatul Imaan, ‘Since Almighty Allah alone is our Creator, we should only ask him for help in all our affairs, just as a man after becoming a servant of a King only turns to him and not to another King, What then has to be said about (taking help from) any ‘chamar’ (low cast person) 

    Can any person who claims to be a Muslim use such a derogatory term towards the Ambia-e-Kiraam and Awliyah-e-Izaam?
  4. On page 95 of Siraat-e-Mustaqeem under the verse: 

    Meaning: Some (types) of darkness is deeper than the other 
    (In other words, some sinful actions are worse than others) He then says, ‘It is better to think of sexual intercourse with your wife than thinking of adultery. Similarly, it is better to engross yourself in the thought of your ox or donkey, rather than thinking of your Peer (Murshid) or any other pious person, even though it maybe the Prophet صلى الله عليه وآله وسلم. 

    Dear Brothers! This is the statement of the leader of the Wahabis regarding Huzoor . Any person with even the least bit of Imaan in his heart, which is even less than a mustard seed will be able to see this and will definitely acknowledge that there is blasphemy in it.
  5. It is on page 10 of Taqwiyatul Imaan that, ‘To increase or decrease ones sustenance, to bless with good or bad health, to give one respect, to fulfil ones desires, to get rid of evils and calamities and to remove one from hardships is only under the authority of Allah. No Prophet, Awliyah, devilish creature or fairy has any authority in this regard.’ Anyone who calls out to anyone other than Allah in time of need is a mushrik, even if he feels that the one whom he is calling out to, is able to assist him by himself or through the Will of Allah. It is shirk (polytheism) either way.’ 

    Almighty Allah says in the Holy Qur’an: 
    Allah and His Rasool enriched them with His bounties - [Al Quran - Surah 9, Verse 74] 

    Here, the Holy Qur’an is announcing that the Prophet has blessed people to be enriched with wealth, whereas the author of the corrupt book says that one who believes anyone to have such authority over such things is a mushrik, so according to him the Holy Qur’an is propagating polytheism. 

    The Holy Qur’an announces: 
    (O Esa!) “And you cure the those born blind, and the leper by My Command” - [Al Quran - Surah 5, Verse 110] 

    Referring to Hazrat Esa علیه السلام, it is mentioned as follows in another verse of the Holy Qur’an
    And I cure those born blind, and the leper; and I bring the dead back to life through the Command (permission) of Allah.” [Al Quran - Surah 3, Verse 49] 

    This is the injunction of the Qur’an and yet the Wahabis say that none other can give good health (with or without the command of Allah). They claim that anyone who believes that someone has been given any such authority is a polytheist. Almighty Allah ﷻ has mentioned this kind of authority for Hazrat Esa علیه السلام, so the Wahabis must now say what declaration is there in this regard. According to them, even if this authority is afforded to him by Allah ﷻ, it is still polytheism and thus I cannot understand what their definition of Islam is.
  6. On page 11 of Taqwiyatul Imaan, a saying of the Prophet صلى الله عليه وآله وسلم is quoted wherein it is said, "Respect this jungle for it is in the (sacred Haram) and do not hunt any animals therein and do not fell the trees in its boundary for it is a place sacred for worshipping Allah." After quoting this narration, he says, “To show respect to the jungles around the houses of Prophets or ghosts is shirk, even though one thinks that he is worthy of respect or to think that Allah will be pleased by you affording them respect is also shirk (polytheism).” There are numerous Ahadith which prove that the Prophet صلى الله عليه وآله وسلم said, ‘Ibrahim علیه السلام made Makkah the Haram and I have made Madinah a Haram, therefore do not cut down the Acacia trees and do not hunt the wild animals in its vicinity.’ 

    Dear Muslim Brothers (and Sisters)! Look with the eyes of Imaan and see how this mischievous author has distorted the facts? He has levelled such a terrible accusation against the Prophet صلى الله عليه وآله وسل.
  7. On page 8 of Taqwiyatul Imaan, its author says that even the idol worshipers in the time of the Prophet صلى الله عليه وآله وسلم did not equate their idols to Allah. What they really did was that they called out to them in their times of need and they made offerings to them expecting to attain some favor. He then says that it is for this reason that anyone who considers any servant of Allah as an intercessor or a mediator between Allah and the servants is equal in shirk to Abu Jahl (This, statement, not only condemns the intercession of the Prophet  but it also condemns all the companions, the Great Imams, the Awliyah Allah and all the Muslims as mushriks like Abu Jahl. (Allah Forbid)). What he is really saying is that if anyone accepts and believes that the beloved Prophet صلى الله عليه وآله وسلم is our mediator and intercessor in the Court of Allah then (Allah Forbid), such a person is a polytheist similar to Abu Jahl.
  8. In the same book, he says that if one is asked about how many leaves are on a tree, or how many stars etc. are in the sky, then one should not say that Allah ﷻ and His Rasool صلى الله عليه وآله وسلم know because only Allah has the knowledge of the unseen (Ilm-e-Ghaib) and not the Holy Prophet صلى الله عليه وآله وسلم.
  9. On page 7 of Taqwiyatul Imaan he says, “Allah Saaheb has not afforded anyone the power to ordain anything.” In other words he is saying that Almighty Allah ﷻ has not given anyone on earth the power to cause anything to happen. 
    This clearly refutes the miracles of the Prophets and the Karaamat of the Awliyah Allah. Almighty Allah says: 
    Then plan to accomplish the commands (of Allah) [Al-Quran Surah 79 Verse 5] 
    Is the author not explicitly refuting the above mentioned verse of the Holy Qur’an?
  10. On page 22 of Taqwiyatul Imaan, it is said that anyone who’s name is Muhammad or Ali has no power or right over anything. 
    This is very astonishing because the Wahabis too have a right over their belongings and yet they say that Hazrat Muhammad صلى الله عليه وآله وسلم who is the most beloved to Allah has no power or right over anything.
  11. One of their corrupt beliefs is that Almighty Allah has the ability to lie (Allah forbid). One of their leaders has given a decree that Waqu-e-Kizb means pardon for all those who referred to Allah as a liar and such people can no longer be condemned. 
    This is such a blasphemous decree. He says that even though someone calls Allah a liar, they should be pardoned and still regarded as Muslims. I cannot understand what they really regard as Allah.
  12. They also refute the fact that the Prophet صلى الله عليه وآله وسلم is Khaatamun Nabiyeen (The Final Messenger). To deny that Prophet صلى الله عليه وآله وسلم is the Final Messenger is clear infidelity without any doubt.
  13. Hence, it is on page 2 of Tahzeerun Naas, the view of the ordinary people regarding the Prophet صلى الله عليه وآله وسلم being Khaatamun Nabiyeen, is in the sense that he is the Final Messenger in the lengthy chain of Prophets. 
    However, the well informed (knowledgeable) people definitely know that being Khaatamun Nabiyeen has no untouchable seal to it. It only shows the end of an era. It does not in any way show or determines a special level of excellence or elevation. 
    If one goes by this view, then the divine mention of this verse will be regarded in its true context 
    But indeed, he is the Prophet of Allah and the seal of the Prophets [Al-Quran Surah 73 Verse 40] 
    Here the malicious author has tried to establish that Khaatamun Nabiyeen only denotes the end of an era. He says that it has no significance with the pious people, as they know that it is not a unique station 
    The author here has attempted to refute the words of the Prophet  who himself has explained it to mean final Messenger. This is a unique attribute which has been blessed to him by Almighty Allah. This is evident from numerous Ahadith. However, the author out of his lack of consideration has tried to identify the Prophet صلى الله عليه وآله وسلم with the common people and has omitted him from the category of the men of knowledge and wisdom. 
    He further says that even if one assumes that if another Nabi had to come on this earth or in some other domain, it will still not interfere with the Prophet  being the final Messenger. 
    The ruling in regards to the corrupt beliefs of the author is evident from the decrees mentioned in ‘Husaam ul Haramain’ as decreed by the then great and learned Ulama of Haramain Sharifain. Even he has mentioned on page 46 of his book, regarding the condition of his Islam being names sake. 
    Allah protect us from those who are only Muslim by name. On page 5 of the same book, it has been mentioned that: 
    The fact that the Ambia علیه السلام are superior to their Ummah is only in (the context) of knowledge. As for the issue of deeds (actions), then in this the Ummati occasionally appear to be equal and sometimes even supersede the Prophets. 
    The author of this book has also tried to establish that the Nabuiwat of the Prophet  is Qadeem whilst the Nabuiwat of the other Ambia علیه السلام Haadith. He states on page 7 of his book that the distinction between Qadeem Nabuiwat and Haadith Nabuiwat, despite the union of characteristics can only then be properly applicable. 
    Is there really anything else with the exception of the Zaat (Divine Self) of Allah and His Sifaat (Divine Attributes) that are Qadeem (uncreated)? 
    It must be noted that Nabuiwat is a quality and it is impossible for the quality to exist without the one that it represents. 
    (In view of his statement) If the Nabuiwat of Huzoor صلى الله عليه وآله وسلم is Qadeem, i.e. uncreated, then it would necessarily mean that Huzoor صلى الله عليه وآله وسلم is also not Haadith (creation), and thereby would mean that Huzoor صلى الله عليه وآله وسلم is Azali (meaning he always existed and is uncreated), and according to the consensus of the Muslims, it is regarded as kufr to believe in anything else except Allah and His Divine Attributes to be Qadeem. 
  14. One of the characteristics of the followers of the Wahabi sect is that they attempt to invalidate and falsify everything that reflects the excellence and purity of those who have been afforded special closeness and the special favour of Allah. 
    They are bent on finding faults and shortcomings that can prove to be an effective tool in their hands to defame and condemn the men of true knowledge. They even refute the knowledge of the unseen which has been bestowed upon the Prophet صلى الله عليه وآله وسلم. 
    It is on page 51 of Barahin-e-Qaatiya that the Prophet  does not even have knowledge of that which is behind a wall. The author quotes this and then falsely attributes this statement to Shaykh Abdul Haq Muhadith .رحمة االله عليه Dehlwi 
    He further mentions that the vast knowledge of shaitaan and the Angel of death are evident from the Qur’an and there is no such source that authenticates the vastness of the Prophet’s صلى الله عليه وآله وسلم knowledge. 
    He thus claims that to accept such knowledge for the Prophet  without evidence is shirk. The author of this book is prepared to give preference to the knowledge of shaitaan over the knowledge of the Prophet صلى الله عليه وآله وسلم . 
    He accepts it for shaitaan but says that it amounts to polytheism if accepted for the Holy Prophet صلى الله عليه وآله وسلم. 
    In other words, he has actually associated shaitaan as a partner to Allah, and he believes that this is established from Qur’an and Hadith. Undoubtedly, these servants of the shaitaan have no qualms in making shaitaan a partner to the Almighty. 
    Every Muslim should look with the eyes of Imaan, how the author has tried to establish that the knowledge of shaitaan the cursed is more than the knowledge possessed by Holy Prophet . 
    Has he not really regarded it as being more and has he not really associated shaitaan as a partner to Allah? 
    He has definitely accepted this and not only has he accepted it but he has also tried to establish it as being true from Qur’an. 
    All 3 of these beliefs are undoubtedly kufr and there is no doubt that the one acknowledging it is an infidel. Which Muslim is there that can doubt the infidelity of such a person?
  15. In another book, Hifz ul Imaan, its author Ashraf Ali Thanvi says on page 7, “that if knowledge of the unseen which is possessed by the Prophet  is partial then there is no uniqueness in this, since all insane people, little children and animals possess such knowledge”. 
    Dear Brothers, Think for a moment about what he has said. He has no conscious and does not feel any remorse in equating the knowledge of the Prophet  to that of children, insane people and animals. 
    Can any Muslim still have doubt in the author of Hifz ul Imaan and his followers being disbelievers?
  16. A common practice of the Wahabis is to shun the practices of the Muslims by branding these practices as shirk, whereas they have been permitted by Allah and His Rasool صلى الله عليه وآله وسلم. 
    They brand Meelad Shareef, Standing for Salaam, Esaal-e-Sawaab, visiting the graves of the Awliyah and the Blessed Grave of the Prophet , making Faateha and 40 days etc. as shirk. 
    It is in the book Barahin-e-Qaatiya that the repeated hosting of the Meelad of the Prophet صلى الله عليه وآله وسلم is similar to the Hindus who repeatedly host the prayer of “Kanhaya” (a Hindu deity) and to the Shias who repeatedly observe the day of martyrdom at Karbala. 
    Allah Forbid! They have equated the Commemoration and Remembrance of the Birth of the Beloved Rasool صلى الله عليه وآله وسلم to the celebration hosted by unbelievers in remembrance of their false deity. 
    They have even surpassed such nations. They are allowed to do as they wish in any fixed and appointed time, and there is no stipulation in this regard for them. They formulate these false obscenities whenever they feel like. 
    Translator’s Note: Look at how these Wahabis have branded Muslims to be worse than Hindus and Shias, just because they commemorate the Birth of the Prophet and remember the Awliyah and convey blessings to their deceased.

Concluding Note

Their beliefs have no bearing to Islam. They charge others with kufr and shirk for many things, yet when they have any such stipulations; it is not regarded as kufr and shirk.

This is hypocrisy of the highest degree. Beloved Muslim Brothers! That which has been mentioned above is only a few of the heretic beliefs of the Wahabis. There are numerous other corrupt and blasphemous beliefs of the Wahabis which show their enmity to the Prophet in many of their other books

We beseech Allah to protect us from them and from all the other corrupt and deviant sects. Aameen.

REFERENCE: Wahabi / Deobandhi Beliefs Book from

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