The Contradiction between the Salafi Wahabism and real Islam
This is not to preach Islam, but to prove the real fact that this Salafi Wahaby movement is hijacking Islam and contradicting it.
It is a long subject, but I give some aspects of this contradiction.
1- They say the pillars of Islam are five: to testify that No God but one God, and Mohammed is His messenger, the five daily prayers, giving alms, Fasting Ramadan, and making pilgrimage if you can. They believe that any one does these five pillars he will be on paradise regardless of any crimes he commits.
This is against Islam, because all these kinds of rituals are not aims in themselves, but they are just means to purify your self, or to have Al Taqwa, means to fear God by: maintaining the good deeds, and to uphold the real Islamic values of Justice, peace, freedom of speech and belief and tolerance, and abandoning the bad deeds..
2- In their Jihad, because of the first wave of wars that established the Muslim Arabic Empire, they attributed to the prophet Mohammed- falsely- that he said; “I am commanded to fight all the people until they testify that there is no god bur one God and I am His Messenger.” And they claimed also that he said: “My livelihood is maid under the shade of my spear.”
The Early Arab Muslim under the leadership of Quraysh started those continuous wars against all the known powers in the seventh and the eighth centuries to establish its new empire.
The Salafi Wahaby soldiers used to memorize the history of that Jihad to do the same or more. The Saudi state in its wars during the 18th, 19th, and 20th centuries used to kill the civilians including women and children. Actually, as a matter of fact, they used to attack the helpless farmers in Iraq, Syria and Jordon to kill them and plunder their little wealth. It is very easy to prove this by their own books as they consider it a religious Jihad, and they were proud of killing the non Wahaby salafi from the Sunni and Sufi and the Shiites Muslims. This is their jihad as it is confirmed by Ibn Abdel Wahab in his books.
In Islam, Muslim has to fight just to defend himself and his people when they are attacked. Muslim state is forbidden from attacking the other or to start war. Briefly God said in the Quran: “And fight in the cause of God those who are fighting you, and do not transgress the limits. Truly, God loves not the transgressors: [2: 190] “whoever transgresses against you, you transgress likewise against him”.[2:194]
3- In their jurisprudence, they make the holy Quran just one resource among their other human resources, and twist the Quranic meanings to match their demands. Moreover, they consider their jurisprudence a holy one, and for it they refused the democracy claming that democracy is against the rule of God!
In Islam, the Quran is the only resource of Islamic jurisprudence which is so simple and flexible that it could be applied any time. In this holy Jurisprudence, it is forbidden to accuse any peaceful man to be infidel or idol worshipper, and the only reason to kill a human being is when he kills some one, or when he is a soldier among army attacking your peaceful country. It is also prohibited to commit suicide through aggression and injustice.[4: 29-30]
In their jurisprudence, there are many reasons to kill the Muslim, male or female: if he/she commits adultery while being married or was married before, when abandoning the five daily prayers, when leaving Islam, when disputing on any Salafi religious issue, finally, it is the right of the Imam, or the Salafi ruler to kill the third of his people to reform the other two thirds!.
According to them, it is easy to kill any one if they accuse him to be [kafer] or [Moshrik] means infidel or idol worshipper. They accuse all Christians and the Jews to be infidels, and accusing the non Wahaby, non salafi to be Idol worshipper. Accordingly, every one of them should be killed.
4- The Salafi Wahaby has its special codes and terminology.
Sunna in the Quran and Arabic language means the law of God and His way in dealing with people. For them, Sunna means [the Hadeeth] or the sayings attributed to the prophet Mohammed.
In the Quran, the only saying that Muslim should believe in, is the saying of God in the Quran. To them, they believe in all the saying they ascribed to the prophet Mohammed.
In dealing with each others, Muslim in the Quran is any peaceful one regardless of his faith, and Mushrik [idol worshipper] or Kafer [infidel] is any one who attacks the peaceful people and commits crime threatening the human life, or persecutes the others in the field of religion. For the Salafi Wahaby, they are only the real Muslims while others are not.
The word Salaf -as a noun means ancestor – is mentioned in the Quran only one time in the Quranic stories about the pharaoh of Moses. God made that pharaoh and his elders as a [Salaf] for all the misguided people after them [ 43: 56] also [28: 41-42] It is not good meaning in the Quranic context.
So they add the word [Saleh] means the Righteous, so they say [Al Salaf al Saleh] means the righteous ancestor. It is also against Islam, because it is forbidden to praise your self or others by righteousness, because it is up to God alone.[53: 32][4: 49-50].
They describe themselves as [Ahl Al Sunna WA Al Jama’ah], means they are the majority of Muslims. According to the Quran and the only God who knows the innermost of people, in the realm of religion, only few of peoples who are really guided while the majority of the mankind are misguided.
This publication first appeared in Ahl AlQuran, International Quranic Center