Thursday, 22 December 2016
The Prophet's (s.a.w.) Prophecy of the Najdi
بِسۡمِ ٱللهِ ٱلرَّحۡمَـٰنِ ٱلرَّحِيمِ
Hafizh ibn Katsir (r.a.) wrote, in his Tarikh, that when the kuffar of Makkah had a meeting concerning the Prophet (s.a.w.), Shaythan came in the form of a Najdi shaykh. An old man came, claiming, “I am a Najdi. Whatever you want to know, I will be helpful.” This Najdi shaykh then gave his view against the Prophet (s.a.w.) throughout the meeting.
It is recorded by Imam al-Bukhari (r.a.), in Kitab al-Fitnah, that the Prophet (s.a.w.) stated, “I fear from the Najdi.” Imam al-Bukhari (r.a.) also recorded that the Prophet (s.a.w.) stated, “The fitnah will emerge from the east,” referring to the Najd.
Shaykh Sulayman ibn ‘Abd al-Wahhab (r.a.), the brother of the heretic, Muhammad ibn ‘Abd al-Wahhab an-Najdi, said about his brother, “The horn of Shaythan which the Prophet (s.a.w.) referred to is you.” This was recorded in Sawa’iq al-Ilahiyyah, meaning that ibn ‘Abd al-Wahhab had left the fold of Islam. Perhaps the Najdi shaykh that Shaythan took the form of, was that of Muhammad ibn ‘Abd al-Wahab himself.