Guide to Understanding Wahhabis, Salafis & Wahhabism

Refutation of the Wahhabi Doctrine

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1 Tawassul (Seeking Means) & Tabarruk (Seeking Blessings)
Refutation of those who question tabarruk bi al-athar (“seeking blessings” from the Prophet’s relics) as valid Islamic Practice
Tawassul is the very heart of Islam, and the shahada contains a declaration of belief in tawassul… Intercession is the greatest means as it will be only through intercession that the people of the Fire will enter Paradise… As-Sunnah Foundation ***** click hereNote: this is a link to another website and not a document
2 Al-Albani: Concise Guide to the Chief Innovator of Our Time Nasir al-Albani is the arch-innovator of the Wahhabis … in our time. A watch repairman by trade, al-Albani is a self-taught claimant to hadith scholarship who has no known teacher in any of the Islamic sciences and has admitted not to have memorized the Book of Allah nor any book of hadith, fiqh, `aqîda, usûl, or grammar. He remains the qibla of the people of Innovation, self-styled re-formers of Islam … and Wahhabi sympathizers… Most of the contemporary Sunni scholars warned of his heresy and many of them wrote articles or full-length works against him… Dr Gibril Fouad Haddad ***** click here
3 Advice to our Brothers The Scholars of Najd
Excerpt from al-Sayyid Yusuf al-Rifa`i’s recent epistle Nasiha li-Ikhwanina `Ulama’ Najd
I decided, after the Prayer of Counsel (al-istikhâra), to address you with this sincere faithful advice which, I hope, will be accepted. It is not permitted to charge Muslims – believers in monotheism who pray with you, fast, pay zakât, and perform pilgrimage shouting over and over, “Ever at Your call, O Allah! Ever at Your call, there is no partner with You, ever at Your call! Truly all glory and praise, all favor and grace belong to You, and all sovereignty and dominion! No-one can be a partner to You!” – It is not permitted, by Law, to charge them with idolatry (al-shirk) the way your books and publications are filled with such charges… al-Sayyid Yusuf al-Rifa`i’Translation & notes by Dr. Gibril Fouad Haddad ***** click here Note: this is a link to another website and not a document
4 Al-Albani Unveiled: 50 Errors
Al-Albani’s weakening of some of Imam Bukhari’s and Imam Muslim’s Ahadith
Al-Albani has said … that any Hadith … of al- Bukhari and Muslim is Sahih, … because the Ahadith are in fact correct. But he clearly contradicts himself, since he has weakened Ahadith from Bukhari and Muslim himself! ***** click here
5 Al-‘Uthaymin al-Uthaymin made the following statements in his Fatawa; “We must not call the Messenger of Allah Habîbullâh (“the Beloved of Allah”) but only Khalîlullâh (“the Intimate Friend of Allah”). Dr Gibril Fouad Haddad ***** click here Note: this is a link to another website and not a document
6 How Would You Respond to the Claim that Sufism is Bid’a? A good & concise discussion on Sufism I would respond by looking to see how traditional ulama or Islamic scholars have viewed it. For the longest period of Islamic history–from Umayyad times to Abbasid, to Mameluke, to the end of the six-hundred-year Ottoman period–Sufism has been taught and understood as an Islamic discipline, like Qur’anic exegesis (tafsir), hadith, Qur’an recital (tajwid), tenets of faith (ilm al-tawhid) or any other, each of which preserved some particular aspect of the din or religion of Islam. Shaykh Nuh Ha Mim Keller ***** click here
7 Mawlid According to the Salafi Ulama “To celebrate and to honor the birth of the Prophet (s) and to take it as an honored season, as some of the people are doing, is good and in it there is a great reward, because of their good intentions in honoring the Prophet (s).”