bewteen Najd and Najaf: The wahabi problem and shiagenocide in Pakistan

There are many people in Pakistan who oppose the Taliban and their militant activities; however, ironically, not all of them question the Saudi-Wahabi ideology that provides impetus to militant Islamists.

Quetta NewTown Blast: pick a minority and kill. The root cause of religious persecution and suppression, the saudi mindset, follws an imam who rejects the importance of prophet, has no regard for soul and its disgressions. The art of life. Which leaves their followers dry, tasteless, frustrated bitter and insecure w inner demons and waiting for death and hoors, who then endup hating n pointing fingers at “dirty impure muslims believing in mysticism and the joy that softness in life brings!

Previous to 1979 Shiite revolution in Iran, the Pakistani state maintained good relations with both a liberal Iran and a conservative Saudi Arabia. After the revolution, it became much closer to the latter.

Saudi-Pakistani ties deepened during the Afghan War against the Soviet Union during the 1980s. At that time, both Pakistan and Saudi Arabia became close allies with the US and wholeheartedly supported the mujahedeen in Afghanistan.

The similar stance on public opinion has been generated ever since zia ul haqs death followed by PMLn/JI n JUI support of banned outfits such as LEJ and likes! The state and military is so confused about its morality that it lets shia and hazara genocide continue!!

what is the difference bw sunni and wahabi thought and why is it unnautual and wrong interpretation of islam.

1. Wahabi Muslims are followers of Muhammad ibne Abdul wahab present in the 18th century in Saudi Arabia (a close friend of lawrence of arabia.

HISTORY:

Wahhabism (Arabic: وهابية‎, Wahhābiyyah) is an ultra-conservative [1] branch of Sunni Islam.[2][3] It is a religious movement among fundamentalist Islamic believers, with an aspiration to return to the earliest fundamental Islamic sources of the Quran and Hadith, with inspiration from the teachings of Medieval theologian Ibn Taymiyyah and early juristAhmad ibn Hanbal.[4] Wahhabism was a popular revivalist movement instigated by an eighteenth century theologianMuhammad ibn Abd al-Wahhab (1703–1792) from NajdSaudi Arabia.

History OF SAUDI WAHABISM:

King Abdulaziz  was the first monarch ofSaudi Arabia, the third Saudi State.[2] He was referred to for most of his career as Ibn Saud.  His primary occupation, and the family’s sole source of income, was undertaking “raids” in the Najd. He also attended the daily majlis of the emir of Kuwait, Mubarak Al-Sabah, from whom he learned the art of statecraft

Beginning with the reconquest of his family’s ancestral home city of Riyadh in 1902, he consolidated his control over the Najd in 1922, then conquered the Hijaz in 1925. Having conquered almost all of central Arabia, he united his dominions into the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia in 1932. As King, he presided over the discovery of petroleum in Saudi Arabia in 1938 and the beginning of large-scale oil exploitation after World War II. He was the father of many children having 45 sons,[4] including all of the subsequent kings of Saudi Arabia.

The defeat of the Al Rashidi doubled the size of Saudi territory. This allowed Ibn Saud the leverage to negotiate a new and more favorable treaty with the British. Their treaty, signed at Uqair in 1922, saw Britain recognize many of his territorial gains. In exchange, Ibn Saud agreed to recognize British territories in the area, particularly along the Persian Gulf coast and in Iraq. The former of these were vital to the British, as merchant traffic between British India and England depended upon coaling stations on the approach to theSuez Canal.

His newfound oil wealth brought with it a great deal of power and influence that, naturally, Ibn Saud would use to advantage in the Hijaz. He forced many nomadic tribes to settle down and abandon “petty wars” and vendettas. He also began widespread enforcement of the new kingdom’s ideology, Unification of Saudi Arabia, based on the teachings of Muhammad Ibn Abd al-Wahhab. This included an end to traditionally sanctioned rites of pilgrimage, recognized by the orthodox schools of jurisprudence, but at odds with those sanctioned by Abd al Wahhab.

whereas all the other Sunni Muslims Sects are followers of Prophet Muhammad and his companions.

2. Sunni Muslims believe in intercession and mysticism whereas Wahabis call them as deviants and wrongful innovations in Islam.

3. Sunni Muslims strictly follow one of the four schools of thoughts or madhabs of fiqah or Islamic jurisprudence  shared by the majority of Islamic sects, but with an emphasis on advocating following of the Athari school of thought only. whereas Wahabis follow their sheikh. Ibn Abd-al-Wahhab who was influenced by the writings of Ibn Taymiyya and questioned the prevalent philosophical interpretations of Islam being the Ash’ari and Maturidi schools,

HISTORY

Muhammad ibn Abd al-Wahhab (1703–1792) from NajdSaudi Arabia began his movement through discussions with attendees of various shrines[5] and eventually gained popular support by convincing the local Amir, Uthman ibn Mu’ammar, to help him in his struggle.[6] Ibn Abd Al-Wahhab advocated a popular purging of the widespread practices by Muslims being what he considered to be impurities and innovations in Islam

4. Wahabis do not observe annual Sufi festivals, events or the birthday of Prophet Muhammad. 

5. Sunni Muslims wear charms and believe in healing powers unlike Wahabi beliefs like visiting tombs or shrines of saints.

In Pakistan’s that most jihadist and terrorist organizations operating in Pakistan were Wahabis , hence saudi interference is he root cause of extremism. “Whether they are the Taliban or the Lashkar-e-Taiba, their ideology is Saudi-Wahabi without an iota of doubt”

Pakistan’s former law minister Iqbal Haider who served as law minister under former Pakistani Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto (who was allegedly assassinated in 2007 by the Taliban) blamed the former military dictator General Zia-ul-Haq for making it a state policy to fund and arm Wahabi groups in the 1980s.

He said that the General used these organizations against minority groups, including the Shiites, who, according to Haider had sympathies with Iran. He said there was no doubt that Saudi Arabia was supporting Wahabi groups through General Haq to kill Iran’s support in Pakistan.

A Pakistani historian Dr. Mubarak Ali said the Wahabi influence in the Indian sub-continent was as old as Wahhabism itself.

“Abdul Wahab,  died in the late 18th century. Wahabi preachers started coming to British India in the 1880s. They motivated many Indian Muslims to fight against the British rule,” Ali said, adding that the puritan Deobandi sect was also an offshoot of Wahhabism’s influence in India.

The historian also said that Wahhabism not only affected the polity of Pakistan but also damaged the pluralistic Indo-Pakistani culture. “In Pakistan, Wahabi groups and organizations enjoyed state patronage and flourished at the expense of other groups, which were snubbed by various Pakistani regimes. It is a bit strange because Wahhabism is a minority Sunni sect in Pakistani,” Ali said.

In 2009 On Bakri Id, over 1,500 Sunni Muslims in Kandivali, a Mumbai suburb, found that they couldn’t enter their mosque to offer prayers. Some 700 Wahabis, a hardline sect of Sunni Muslims, from neighbouring Pathanwadi had taken over the shrine. The congregation, prevented from entering the mosque, finally offered prayers in a playground that December day.

The incident was the latest example of the growing influence of Wahabis in India. Intelligence agencies say there has been a spurt in the missionary and political activities of Wahabis after 9/11, though the ultra orthodox brand of Islamic faith, practised in Saudi Arabia, has been in existence in India for over a century. Intelligence reports suggest that since Wahabism embraces the ideology of militant jihad, it is pushing a section of Muslim youth towards fundamentalism!!

The major difference between them is that Wahabis believe that Prophet Muhammad should be praised only as a human being whereas Sunnis show extra special care and respect towards the Prophet of Islam. This is a huge BIDDAH!! as prophet is part of mandatory holy kalima of shahdah!

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