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Wahabiism A Misnomer

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Submitted by Anonymous (Saudi Arabia), Aug 6, 2005 at 11:31

Wahabiism or Wahhabism is a misnomer.

Sheikh Mohammad bin Abdul Wahhab, the eminent Islamic Scholar [, judge & spiritual co-founder along with the Emir of AdDariyah State in the heart of Najd, Sheikh Mohammad bin Saud {the Founder of the Aale Saud Dynasty}, of the Islamic Movement of 'Ahle AtTauheed' {called by the British Empire during that period as Wahhabi Movement after its founder's father's second part of the name {Abdul Wahhab meaning Worshipper of the Bequeather - one of the 99 attributes of God} - another misnomer, instead of calling by his name} in the 18th century AD to unite the Arabian Peninsula under Islamic Law under the first Saudi State] never brought a new religion nor schism nor devaited from correct Islam or from the path of the God's Messenger - The Sunnah. He did not delve on jurisprudence or Fiqha in his writings, but followed the Fiqha or School of Thought of Jurisprudence of Ahmed Bin Hanbal, one of the strongest - based on evidence- of the four most popular schools in the Islamic World established in the 8th Century AD , augmented by the Fiqha writings of eminent Islamic Scholar Sheikh Ibn Tamiyah who followed the same school & his student Ibn Jauzi in the 14th century& 15th century AD. Sheikh Mohammad wrote only about Tauheed in his famous 'Book of AtTauheed' or Unity of God, clarifying it according to the Sunnah, the biggest problem which he faced in his era, the first time ever the topic was comprehenively dealt with. The early scholars of fiqha did not delve into it comprehensively.

Whatever else is incorrect historically & has ulterior motives or sensational journalism where the truth is overruled or to dramatise out of truth.
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