From the doubts that are spreading on social media from those who oppose Ad Da’wah As Salafeeyah was that Shaikh Muhammad Ibn ‘Abdul Wahhab was a Khariji/ from the Neo-Khawarij or had Khariji tendencies.
Before I debunk such propaganda it is a must to know who the Khawarij are and their beliefs. Then, after doing so one can examine as to whether or not such a description fits Shaikh Muhammad Ibn ‘Abdul Wahhab and his da’wah.
The word Khawarij comes from Kharaja (خرج) meaning to leave. The group was named the Khawarij because of their action of making Khuruuj or rebelling against the Muslim ruler, the first being ‘Ali (رضي الله عنه). In other words they left (خرجوا) from the obedience of the Muslim ruler.
Secondly, one of the major beliefs of the Khawarij was that they call those who commit major sins disbelievers. They therefore believe that Imaan (belief) is stripped from a Muslim if he commits Zina (fornication/adultery), Riba (usary) etc.
Knowing that these are the main beliefs of the Khawarij and that they are now known to the esteemed reader the question must be asked as to whether or not such a description should be applied to Sh. Muhammad Ibn ‘Abdul Wahhab. In other words:
i. Does Muhammad Ibn ‘Abdul Wahhab believe that it is lawful to rebel against the Muslim ruler?
ii. Does Muhammad Ibn ‘Abdul Wahhab believe that the one who commits major sin is a disbeliever?
These two aforementioned questions are the main two questions we must ask before we make a judgment as to whether or not an individual is from the Khawarij/ Neo-Khariji/ Kharijite. We shouldn’t get caught up on the banter, emotion and apparent eloquence of speakers on social media like Bro. Hajji and others of his ilk. Rather, we must base our arguments on solid premises and evidence.
Hence, in the next post I shall debunk the arguments of Yasir Qadhi and Bro. Hajji regarding Shaikh Muhammad Ibn ‘Abdul Wahhab’s Da’wah by clarifying the following:
i. Sh. Muhammad Ibn Abdul Wahhab’s position regarding revolting against Muslim rulers.
ii. Sh. Muhammad Ibn Abdul Wahhab’s position regarding the one who commits major sins.
و الله تعالى اعلم
Note: Another topic that needs to be dealt with is the topic of homosexuality (LBGTQ alphabet soup movement) and Islam. In that I will go point out the following:
i. Islam’s view on the LBGTQ movement.
ii. The History of the LBGTQ movement in the U.S.A and how it piggybacked (and is still piggybacking) off the African American Civil Rights movement.