The Source of Wahhabi 'Aqidah

بِسۡمِ ٱللهِ ٱلرَّحۡمَـٰنِ ٱلرَّحِيمِ

Shaykh Taqi’ ad-Din Ahmad ibn Taymiyyah (r.a.) was the culprit responsible for the innovated ‘aqidah of the Wahhabi sect.  He divided tawhid, monotheism, into two types: tawhid ar-rububiyyah, Oneness of Lordship; and tawhid al-uluhiyyah, Oneness of Godhead.  He said the first consisted in the acknowledgment of Allah (s.w.t.) as the Creator of all, a belief shared by believers, and non-believers alike.  And he said the second was the affirmation of Allah (s.w.t.) as the one true deity, and only object of worship, a belief exclusive to believers.  His natural conclusion was that, “whoever does not know tawhid al-uluhiyyah, his knowledge of tawhid ar-rububiyyah is not taken into account because the idolaters also had such knowledge.”  He then compared the scholars of kalam, scholastic theology, to the Arab idol-worshippers who accepted tawhid al-rububiyyah, but ignored tawhid al-uluhiyyah.  This is the basis by which the Wahhabi sect denies the shahadah of the Muslims, and claim them to be kafirun, disbelievers; and mushrikin, polytheists.

As can be seen, one scholar’s bid’ah adh-dhalalah, reprehensible innovation, in the field of theology became a reason to condemn hundreds of millions, to death, to deprivation, and to suffering.  This is the basis why which Saudi Wahhabi scholars, and ISIS ideologue alike, call for the death, or condemnation, of Muslims for adhering to the established practices of the ummah.  The Wahhabi theology must be refuted at the root, and condemned unreservedly.


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