Imam asw-Swawi al-Maliki (r.a.) Confirms the Wahhabis are Khwarij

بِسۡمِ ٱللهِ ٱلرَّحۡمَـٰنِ ٱلرَّحِيمِ

Imam Ahmad ibn Muhammad asw-Swawi al-Maliki (r.a.) passed away in 1241 AH / 1825 CE, over 170 years ago.  In his book, Hashiyat asw-Swawi 'ala al-Jalalayn, is an exposition of the exegesis of Tafsir al-Jalalayn.

Verily Satan is an enemy to you: so treat him as an enemy.  He only invites his adherents, that they may become companions of the Blazing Fire. (Surah Fathir:6)

On the following verse, he wrote, “This ayah was revealed about the Khwarij who misinterpret the Qur’an and ahadits, legitimising the killing and confiscating the property of other Muslims [under the impression that they are mushrikun and upon kufr.  As it is seen now, the equal to them are a group in the land of al-Hijaz called ‘al-Wahhabiyyah’, who think they are following the truth but they are liars whom Shaythan overwhelmed and made them forget the dzikr of Allah.  They are the followers of Shaythan.  Surely the followers of Shaythan are the losers and we ask Allah, the Most Generous, to Amputate their origin.”


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