Pseudo Hanbalism of Wahhabism

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Recently came across a blog site with title proclaiming “We the Hanaabilah” (though weirdly with the Saudi flag as the background picture). A post there under the title “Method of Seeking knowledge” being basically a self made curriculum style list of books through which to seek Islamic knowledge. One might initially suppose it could be a list of books deeply rooted in Hanbali school of Sunni Islam. But unsurprisingly it turns out no more than filled with post 18th century Wahhabism & Salafism, with few here and there books of classical hanbalism, that too many of the which are unfortunately commented upon by post 18th century Wahhabi authors. Below you can see a quick rundown of the list. When a Salafi comes around asking “What is Wahhabi ?” “Why do you call us that ?” , showing their curriculum such as this should be sufficient as an answer.

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    1. Good writing but there are aspects i have to disagree (besides of course the conspiracy element which i over looked as you are open about that), speifically the portrayal of respected Sufi figures like Sheikh Abdal Qadir al-Jilani as a freemasonic kind of figure. If that had any truth it would have been recorded in Islamic history, but instead non exists such that even the usual critics of Sufism will have only respect & attests the integrity of Sheikh Abdal Qadir Jilani (rah). Yes of course there will be others who don’t ascribe to orthodox islam especially neo-Sufi and perennialist groups who will portray the Sheikh in different ways but that is something they do with regard to all personalities and not reliable. If you go straight into the books of the Sheikh himself which are widely available, it is strong, deep and rich Sunni orthodoxy.

      1. Thank you. But I didn’t offer my own opinion. I offered the qualified opinion of others, to allow readers to make up their own minds. We should also avoid characteriing controversial ideas as “conspiracy”. The Quran is the ulimate conspiracy book. Other than informing us on how to properly worship Allah, we have been warned of a centuries-old conspiracy on the part of Shaytaan to delude and humiliate humanity, and to be on our guard. With all due respect, we also need to be careful about the kind of loyalty we show to certain Islamic traditions. Muslims are fallible. Our worship should be for Allah lone.

        1. Plots of Shaytan are known by revelation, which for a believer in the Quran is a proof in and off itself and hence not a “secretive plot” nor conspiracy in the sense i used the term. Sure Muslims are fallible, and so are most humans, but my point was based on collective historical records which is how anyone would go about scientifically analyzing history, where no such notion of Sheikh being a secretive free masonic agent exists, and hence quite unbelievable that someone born in past 100 years will discover new biographic details that no one ever knew.

  1. As salaamu alaikum,

    I put the author of this blog post on you guys, so he could come here to explain himself, because on Facebook, he acts as a champion of the Hanaabilah.

  2. Salaam alaikum,

    I appreciate a great deal of the material on your website. I wish you had saved the remainder of the stuff from the IslamicAwakening forum thread where Pluma clearly showed the evil of the Najdi da’wah, as it was part of what woke me up and is no longer available on the internet. C’est la vie.

    But more to the point, as regards this list, I wanted to point one thing out – Muhammad ibn Abdul-Wahhab al-Wasaabi is (or was, not sure) a Yemeni Salafi associated with the late Muqbil al-Wadi’i, not Muhammad ibn Abdul-Wahhab himself.

    Jazakallahu khyran for your work.

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