People in the world do not know everything about Wahhabism. I lived in a country where I have seen the rise of Wahhabism. Initially, I was under the impression that Wahhabism is yet another denomination in Islam. There are many sects in Islam like Shiite, Sunni, Ahle Hadith, Tauheedi and Zikri, who confine themselves to the religiosity of their denomination. They have no other motive or agenda — especially not of ruling the world.
The first time I thought of going into the depth of the Wahhabi mindset and philosophy was only after false cases of blasphemy against Islam, blasphemy against Prophet Mohammad and blasphemy against the Koran were instigated against His Divine Eminence Gohar Shahi in Pakistan. All these false cases were instigated by individuals who hold high offices in organisations that practise, promote and sponsor Wahhabism.
I went into the depth; I was literally horrified and terrified by my findings. I couldn’t imagine how dangerous to humanity Wahhabism can be.
Muslims who live in Pakistan have but very little knowledge of their religion.When it comes to knowing Wahhabism, their knowledge is very limited, superficial and religious. The most they will know is the difference between Barelvis and Wahhabis in terms of the creed system.
For example, Wahhabis do not approve of saints. They do not approve of visiting graves of the saints. Wahhabis do not approve of sending benedictions upon Prophet Mohammad; they do not celebrate Prophet Mohammad’s (the founder of Islam) birthday. Wahhabis do not approve of any festivity within the religion. Wahhabis do not believe in seeking any sort of intermediary or mediumship. They do not even believe in the potential salvation that a sinner expects to find through Prophet Mohammad. They do not believe in man becoming holy. They do not believe in any sort of knowledge pertaining to the souls. They believe nothing is mystical. They believe there is no other knowledge for except what they read in the Koran which they hold in their hands, which consists of 30 parts.
This is the most a Muslim in Pakistan will know of Wahhabism.
Wahhabis are very cunning. They’re more cunning than a fox, more deceiving than the Satan and meeker than a homeless person sitting on the pavement. However, they are more dangerous than the Devil.
What the world needs to understand today is the religiosity of the Wahhabi sect. They need to know the tenets of the Wahhabi sect and their culture. How do they cultivate minds of people?
It is so sad that Wahhabism found a sponsor a hundred years ago: Saudi Arabia. They say money can’t buy anything, but money is buying killers of humanity. 22 innocent people lost their lives in the Manchester Attack. Life has ended for them; even if a reward is given to their families, they are gone.
We are living in a hypocritical world where government and politicians have their vested interests. People who are in a position where they can really change the world have been limited by their political or religious agendas. Otherwise, combating and fighting against terrorism is not a very difficult task.
[In politics you have many problems and they’re all interconnected. If you do one thing, then you have to consider the repercussions in all aspect; you have to think about the aftermath of your actions and weigh the pros and cons]. These things muddle up and suffocate the brains of [people in the] security agencies.
Then again, you have to do what must be done in order to protect your citizens, freedom and way of life.
Wahhabis Through the Eyes of Islam
Yesterday, I said that there is a reference in the Koran which mandates Muslims and the governments to demolish any mosque which is not intended to seek God’s pleasure [but rather is] inviting God’s wrath.
[In a Wahhabi mosque], worshippers are indoctrinated with hate preaching and taught how to make bombs to kill as many people as possible. Do you think doing such things in a mosque will please God? Demolishing such a building — which some may call a mosque — [is not a crime].
Secondly, I am not asking members of the public to demolish it. I am asking the security agencies, the law enforcement agencies and the governments to do it. It is not about taking the law in your own hand.
There was a time in the era of Moula Ali (a Companion of Prophet Mohammad) when there were 10 000 Muslims with the same mentality as Wahhabis. They were hate-mongers who were spreading mischief in the name of Islam. Every one of them was misquoting Prophet Mohammad. Every one of them was giving a false, misleading interpretation of the Koran.
They were the ones who said, ‘On God’s land, we will only follow God’s command.’ Some people who are very cunning say things like this; God is not here, so they are basically trying to say that they will not follow anybody’s law.
To resolve this issue, Moula Ali fought with them and finished 5000 of them. The other 5000 repented. When they repented, Moula Ali sent them to Hassan Basri [a Sufi]. He said, ‘Go and learn Islam from him.’
When the Koran mandates the demolishment of a mosque, how can you go against it? When a mosque is not serving its purpose, rather it is spreading hatred, shedding blood, it is not a mosque anymore.
If any government demolishes such a mosque which promotes terrorism, [Muslims] should accept it because it is not doing what a mosque should be doing. A mosque is a place where you go and worship God; you do not hurt anybody.
Islam does not allow you to kill any human being; it equals the murder of a single man with the massacre of the entire humanity. However, let’s suppose someone goes to a mosque and his mind gets polluted listening to the lectures of the scholar there. Then, in the name of the religion of Islam, he carries out atrocities and kills innocent people. Will you consider such a person a ‘warrior of Islam’? No! He was a killer.
Every single true Muslim ought to disown such a philosophy and individuals who preach hatred and spread terror. If you do not disown them verbally, practically, physically and ideologically, then you are one of them.
The Tenets of Wahhabism:
- They want to turn every single human being into a Wahhabi.
- If you don’t, as a result of your denial, you will be killed. Your properties will be forfeited and your women will be taken as sex slaves.
- They want to rule the world. No matter how many people they have to kill, they will not stop.
Some governments will have to stop them. If somebody is going to stop them, then that will be the United Kingdom of Great Britain, the United States of America and — do not be surprised — India too. They have to stop them. This will only happen when they understand the problem first. Saudi Arabia and Iran [are spreading mischief throughout the world. If they were to be taken care of, we would be much closer to world peace.]
This article was originally posted on Younus AlGohar's Medium page.