Saudi: Wahabism and Terrorism

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Wahhabism has been Saudi Arabia’s dominant faith. Strict Wahhabis believe that all those who don’t practice their form of Islam are heathens and enemies.

Wahhabism named after an eighteenth-century preacher, Muhammad ibn Abd al-Wahhab. Ibn Abdulwahab  started the movement in the remote, sparsely populated region of Najd (now called Riyad).

Eventually Ibn Abdulwahab formed a pact with a local leader, Muhammad bin Saud , offering political obedience and promising that protection and propagation of the Wahhabi movement meant power and glory and rule of lands and men.

The alliance between followers of ibn Abdulwahab and Muhammad bin Saud’s successors (the House of Saud ) proved to be a durable one. The House of Saud continued to maintain its politico-religious alliance with the Wahhabi sect through the waxing and waning of its own political fortunes over the next 150 years, through to its eventual proclamation of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia in 1932, and then afterwards, on into modern times.

Today Ibn Abdulwahab’s teachings are the official and  state-sponsored in Saudi Arabia. With the help of funding from Saudi petroleum exports  and other factors,the movement underwent explosive growth worldwide.

Today, Wahhabism is the ideology utilised by militants and terrorist groups such as ISIS/ISIL, Al Qaeda, Boko Haram and Taliban. It promotes hatred and intolerance and has distorted the face of Islam. It threatens world peace. In fact, the philosophy of Wahhabism is the backbone of Terrorism in the name of islam.

Followers of Wahhabism are so extreme in their views that they consider Muslims of other sects as infidels who deserve death.

According to Wahhabis, anybody who does not conform to their ideology is not a (pure) Muslim.

The Wahhabi agenda is supported by the Royal Family of Saudi Arabia, whose history and rise to power is closely linked to the acceptance of Wahhabism in the Muslim World. For the past few decades, Saudi Arabia has been funnelling billions of dollars into the global spread of Wahhabism.

The Wahhabi agenda aims to eradicate all other sects in Islam, especially Sufism (the mystical, peace-loving interpretation of Islam). To achieve their goals, they have used all mediums available, from modifying translations of the Holy Quran to calling for Jihad (Holy War) in Muslim countries. The Wahhabis are extremely well-organised with many branches used to handle different aspects of the Wahhabi agenda. For example, the sole purpose of Lashkar-e-Tayyaba is to trap Sufis in false cases and lessen their influence in society, while groups like the Tableeghi Jamat focus on converting regular Muslims into Wahhabis.

In Nigeria,  the followers of the Wahabism school of thought are the the spreaders of hatred, intolerance and takfirism among the Muslims. A few examples of such Wahabism scholars whom always attack Muslims that are not Wahabist are Kabiru Haruna, Sani Jingir, Ahmed Gumi,  Abdallah Pakistan, late Albani Zaria, late Jaafar Adam, Dr. Jalo Jalingo of Taraba state who’s known for his blasphemous words to Prophet Muhammad peace and blessings of Allah be upon him and late Muhammad Yusuf, the leader of Boko Haram.

I concur with Prof . Maqari in his recent interview with BBC HAUSA where he stated that Saudi is breeding terrorists and most students who studied in Saudi end up as Wahabist, Takfirist and terrorist.

Not all Muslims are terrorists, however all terrorists killing in the name of Islam are are Wahhabist.

The world should be just to Islam and stop labelling terrorists and Takfiri groups breeded by the Wahabism ideology as Muslims.  Islam has nothing to do with terrorism, Islam is a religion of peace.

Islam teaches love and compassion for every human being, no matter their religion.

All terrorism acts are prohibited in Islam, those we are witnessing today are caused by Wahhabism and its teaching of hate, NOT Islam.

The views expressed in this article belong to the author and do not necessarily reflect the editorial policy of NewsRescue
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