18-2-2001 | IslamWeb
Who is the wahabi group?
Praise be to Allah, the Lord of the Worlds, and blessings and peace be upon our Prophet Muhammad and upon all his Family and Companions.
Actually there is no group called “Wahabi”. But there was a good, pious and big Alim (Scholar), His name was Mohammad ibn Abdul Wahab. He was born in the Arabian Peninsula during a period when the common Muslims of Arab and non-Arabs were in the darkness of ignorance, and they had deviated from the way of the Quran and Hadith. The Shirk (Polytheism) was spread among Muslims, who were practising worship of some pious people through Du'a, circumambulation around their graves,calling them for assistance, making sacrifice for them etc. In this situation, Allah blessed the Ummah and brought to them this reformer. He struggled very hard preaching the true teachings of the Prophet Muhammad (Blessings and peace of Allah be upon him). People opposed his call and hurt him very much. The ruler of his area tried to kill him. When he did not find any shelter in his land, he migrated to another place and preached the true Islam. Allah helped him and blessed his efforts, gradually his students increased and they took his message to many regions. So his name became very known among Muslims. The innovators and devious people got angry and accused him of many bad things he did not say and did not do. Since then, every person who called to true Islam and to adherence to Qur'an and Sunnah, the devious people accused him of being Wahabi. You should not be deceived by these rumors. Always try to follow the Quran and Sunnah. May Allah bless us and Allah knows best.