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The son of Abdul Wahhāb; by Necip Fazıl Kısakürek
Ibn Taymiyyah’s world view, that can be framed as connecting everything to the external and cutting off the products of religion that are above ground level from their roots and thus preventing the comprehension of the unseen, was put into action socially by the Son of Abdul Wahhab (Muhammad bin Abdul Wahhab) and finally nationalized, reaching today’s Saudi regime.
The Son of Abdul Wahhab, who was born during the beginning of the 18th century and lived until his 90s, late into the 18th century (Hijri 1111-1206) left the village of Dar’iyyah where he was born and arrived at Medina – the city of Islamic thought and knowledge – where he would begin his studies.
A strange young man… Venturing back and forth about discussions regarding religion and faith – and in one aspect, holding tightly to measures, and in another aspect, looking with a destructive eye at the fundamentals that Islam had laid down on its route up until that date.
He poses an ideological attitude where everything is twisted into a superficial surface and his blind selfishness, subjugated to his coarse mindset. His teachers’ impression in the face of this mien:
- There seems to be a possibility that a deviant will come about from this young man.
This is what happened; the Son of Abdul Wahhab found his factor to be in Ibn Taymiyyah, and mixed together his ideas with the measures of Ahmad bin Hanbal without observing any type of chemical relevance – identical to Nasraddin Hoja’s saying “the mixing of honey and garlic and eating it was my invention, but I did not like it either!” He attempted to knead a madhab that was not edible nor swallowable.
And lo, Wahhabism in one sentence.
If you were to ask the observers of Wahhabism of today, they would rather say “we are Hanbalis!” (and/or ‘Salafis’ for us today). So they want to show the honey-garlic mixture from its honey perspective. However their passion in applying the principles of the Hanbali ‘structure’ in genuineness and fury on the outside, cannot find place on the ‘land’ of the Wahhabi doctrine. And this obvious measure cannot by any means be explained nor understood.
The first ones to object to the son of Abdul Wahhab were his father and his brother. However they were not able to make him listen to their counsels. On the contrary, he travelled to the East of Hijaz around the age of 30 in order to influence the Bedouins and raised his voice saying: “Leave shirk and join the true religion of Tawheed.”
With this cry of his – as much as he went against superstitious beliefs - he also went against the doctrine of Ahle Sunnah wal Jama’ah and referred to his illegitimate creed under the cliché of ‘real tawheed’.
He managed to obtain a surface consisting of ignorant and confused desert men. When he approached the age of 40, he raised his flag and emerged.
He approached the stray Muhammad Ibn Su’ud who established a little government of his own around Najd, excluded from the Ottoman Empire’s registration office – and was able to influence him into accepting his deviant notions.
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I can’t wait until I am called to his ﷺ feet
For whoever has not watched the short video recollecting this story
Um Sama’ah bint Abi Ruhm recounts for us:
"I saw Aminah bint Wahb in her illness which she died from. Muhammad ﷺ who was a growing boy -five years old- was at her head at the time of her death" They were returning from Al-Madinah. They had neared Makkah, but there was still some distance to go. They were at Abwa.
I saw him ﷺ near her head and she was sick. His mother (Aminah) gazed at his ﷺ face and said:
"May Allah bless you, my boy. O son of the one who was saved from the terrible arrow of death (referring to his father-Abdullah) with the aid and beneficience of Allah, the Sovereign, and ransomed by a hundred camels! If what I have seen in my dreams is true, then you are the one who will be sent to all mankind, by Allah, the possessor of Majesty and Glory. You will be sent to all lands; to the (Holy) Sanctuary and beyond. You will be sent to complete submission to God and the religion of your pious forefather, Ibrahim. You will be sent with ease and Islam. Allah shall ever protect you and keep you away from idols and worshipping them. Every living creature will die and everything new will wear out. Every worn-out thing will disappear. Yes, I am going to die as well, yet I will be remembered forever because I have given birth to an immaculate child and am leaving behind an auspicious person behind me."
Um Sama’ah said: “Then she died.”
Remembrance of her remains through Muhammad, and here now is her enduring remembrance, that continues to renew (over and over) centuries after that moment, and after that death. After this, do evil-mongers dare speak ill of Aminah? Or have a bad opinion of Aminah? Who is Aminah the mother of? If Aminah (which means safe) is not safe, then no one on the Day of Judgment will be safe! Nor will anyone on the Day of Resurrection be safe.― Habib Umar bin Hafiz