Wahhabi Absolutism

بِسۡمِ ٱللهِ ٱلرَّحۡمَـٰنِ ٱلرَّحِيمِ

Perhaps the main attraction of the Wahhabi sect is its absolutism.  It is a doctrine that appeals to people who want simplistic answers to complex issues.  It is a form of anti-intellectualism that attracts the slow-witted, the foolish and the lazy, who have pretensions to scholarship. 

Wahhabism subscribes to an absolutist view of kufr and iman, where anybody who does not adhere precisely to certain parameters is automatically a kafir.  It feeds the ego with the false certainty of knowing who is Saved and who is Damned. 

This belief stems from an innovated understanding of Divine Nature where Heaven is for the few, and Hell is for the many, and in order to belong to the “few”, great effort is expended in putting others into the “many”.


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