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The Sharing Group Discussion: Identifying the Wahhabi Sect & Its Doctrines

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بِسۡمِ ٱللهِ ٱلرَّحۡمَـٰنِ ٱلرَّحِيمِ
The following thread was posted by me on The Sharing Group, on the 16th October 2014: "We have had threads on the group discussing the Wahhabi doctrine and its divergence from the Ahl as-Sunnah wa al-Jama’ah.  And in the course of these discussions, it is mentioned that certain ‘scholars’ or preachers belong to the Wahhabi sect.  The question is, how do we know? What are the red flags?"

Brother James Harris:  We know them from their criticism of bid’ah, Sufism and Shi'ism, ‘taqlid’ with respect to adhering to a madzhab; descriptions of Allah (s.w.t.) in entirely physical and spatial terms, and excessive advising on fiqh issues over anything else.  This sums up any of their presentations or writings in a nutshell.
Brother Rehan Sadik: To know them, just mention to them the names of awliya’ and the name Imam Ahmad Ridha (r.a.), you will find their face changing and becoming red.
Brother Saiyed Shahbazi: Those who say, “I follow Qur’an and