Wahhabism Contends Muslims are Kafirun

بِسۡمِ ٱللهِ ٱلرَّحۡمَـٰنِ ٱلرَّحِيمِ

The Wahhabi scholar, Abu al-Fadhl Naswir ad-Din an-Nu’aymi wrote a book about their ‘aqidah, Hadzihi Aqidatuna, explicitly stating that the Wahhabis believe most of the Muslims are, in fact, mushrikin, polytheists.

Page 16 of their manual, explained major shirk as they believe, and what it entails, such as making the blood and property of the mushrikin violable.  This explains why Wahhabis are so quick to kill Muslims.  They do not view them as Muslims, but consider them polytheists, and apostates.

After the above introductory explanation of major shirk, the Abu al-Fadhl an-Nu’aymi then briefly lists the different forms of major shirk, at the end of which he then wrote the following in page 20 that, “most of those who claim to be Muslims are verily mushrikin.”

The above may be ambiguous as to whether they hold this belief regarding the Muslims of the present era only or does it include the past eras too.  This is clarified in later part of this manual on page 38: “Therefore, this belief of theirs is regarding at least the last centuries of Muslims, in that most of them Muslims are in fact kafir aswli to them.”  A kafir aswli is someone who is born a kafir.  The Wahhabis believe that Muslims who are not of their manhaj are born kafirun, not Muslims.

Aside from issues with their understanding of the Divine Nature which makes the Wahhabis muskrikun themselves, their labelling another Muslim kafir aswli by itself qualifies them for kufr and nifaq.  It is recorded in Sunan Abu Dawud that ibn ‘Umar (r.a.) related that the Prophet (s.a.w.) said, “If a Muslim calls another ‘kafir’, then if he is a kafir, let it be so; otherwise, he is himself a kafir.”

It is also recorded in Swahih al-Bukhari that Abu Dzarr (r.a.) reported that the Prophet (s.a.w.) said, “No man accuses another man of being a sinner, or of being a kafir, but it reflects back on him if the other is not as he called him.”


  1. As much as i find the takfir by wahhabis as problematic, i also find takfir of them to be equally problematic. Even imam ali refused to call the original khawaarij kuffaar, although they did takfeer of most muslims.
    Just one issue pertaining to translation
    وقع في شيء منها
    In the first quote, the above phrase doesn't necessarily mean most muslims have fallen into one of the categories of major shirk. It is more correctly read as accusing misty muslims of having fallen into 'something of' the previous categories of shirk. If you were going to be generous with the author you could say it is ambiguous, even great scholars have advised people of falling into 'something of' kufr or shirk, while not necessarily being kuffaar or mushrikoon, examples are those who knowingly disobey Allah's commands in honest trade falling into minor shirk mentioned by Prophet sAaws as "3abd al-dinar" because they favoured monetary gain over obeying Allah.

    I'm happy saying that wahhabi thought is shaytaani, has elements of shirk or kufr in it, bit i would not go as far as doing takfeer of the entire group. We shouldn't fall to that level.

    1. You have a right to your decision. There are more than enough posts on my blog explaining the position of the Wahhabi sect and our scholars. There is no doubt for me that they are kafirun. And I have put up the fatawa from our own scholars who have declared them mushrikun and kafirun.


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