Answer: It is the very sect about whom Sayyiduna Abdullah Ibne Abbas (radi Allahu anhu) requested the permission from Ameeril Mu’mineen, Sayyiduna Ali Al Murtudah (Karramallahuwajhahu) to confront. After obtaining permission from Ameeril Mu’mineen, Sayyiduna Abdullah Ibne Abbas (radi Allahu anhu) went to these people and asked them: “What was it about the Ameeril Mu’mineen that you so greatly disagree with?” They replied: “Why did the Ameer appoint Sayyiduna Abu Moosa Ashari (radi Allahu anhu) as a Hakm (Judge) in the Event of Siffeen? This is Shirk (Polytheism) because Allah states in the Quran: ‘That judgement is from none but Allah'”. Sayyiduna Abdullah Ibne Abbas (radi Allahu anhu) replied: “Is it not in the very Quran that states, ‘If there arises a dispute between husband and wife then get one Hakam (Judge or Arbitrator) from both sides, and if the couple require a reconciliation then Almighty Allah will put them together”.
(This is absolutely the same tactics used by todays Wahabis. They close their eyes when it comes to the belief of I’lm-ul-Ghaib – Knowledge of the Unseen – possessed by Sayyiduna Rasoolullah -sallalahu alaihi wasallam. It is an Islamic belief that he did possess this Science of Knowledge as an Ataee – Gift of Allah and not Zaati (Personal). But the corrupt Wahabi totally refutes this. According to them such belief is Shirk).
Sayyiduna Abdullah Ibne Abbas (radi Allahu anhu) then asked them as to what type of belief do they hold that they claim Imaan with all the Ayahs of Nafi (Negation), and Kufr with the Ayafs of Ithbaat (Affirmation). On hearing this scholastic statement of Sayyiduna Ibne Abbas (radi Allahu anhu), half of that group (5, 000) made Taubah (Repented) and joined Ameeril Mu’mineen. The remainder of the group (5, 000) remained stubborn. After this dialogue the Noble Ameeril Mu’mineen issued the order that the remainder be killed.
Sayyiduna Imaam Hasan, Imaam Husein and many other eminent scholars hesitated because this group spent the entire night in Tahajjud and spent the day in the recitation of the Holy Quraan. They said: “How could we raise our swords on such people”. On the contrary, Sayyiduna Rasoolullah (sallalahu alaihi wasallam) had already in the past informed Sayyiduna Ali (Karramallahu wajhahu) about this Sect that will revolt against Islam and they will be very staunch in their external duties, i.e. of Salaah, Fasting, etc. They will leave the Deen as an arrow leaves the bow for its target, never to return again, and they will recite the Holy Quraan but it will not go below their throats.
Eventually the Muslim army was compelled to execute the command of the Ameeril Mu’mineen. Hence, the battle commenced. In the course of the Jihad, the Ameer was informed that the enemy had reached the river in retreat. On hearing this, Sayyiduna Imaam Ali Al-Murtudah (Karramallahu wajhahu) said: “By Allah! Not even 10 if them will cross the river. All will be killed on this side”. So it did happen. None of the 5 000 escaped and all of them were killed. Since the army of the Ameer was impressed by the piety of the enemy he had to clear their minds and heart. To put this into effect, the Ameer issued an order to his army: “Search the bodies of the enemy. If you find Zul Thadiyya amongst them, then you have verily killed the most evil of men on earth, and if you do not find him amongst them (killed) then you have killed the best of men on earth.” The search began and all the corpses were inspected. Below a pile of the executed was lying the body of this cursed person. His one hand was shaped like the breast of a woman. When Ameeril Mu’mineen saw him, he loudly shouted the Takbeer (Allahu-Akbar) and praised the Almighty Allah. Likewise, the entire muslim army was convinced and satisfied by the Karamat (I’lm-e-Ghaib) of the Ameer, praised Allah and thanked Him for cleansing this filth from the earth.
Then the illustrious Ameer again addressed the army and said: “Do you think that this cursed Sect is totally exterminated? Absolutely not! Some of them are still in the womb of thier mothers and others are in the sperm of thier fathers. When one of these groups will be exterminated the others will rise with the Fitna and this will continue until the last group will emerge with the cursed Dajjal!”
This is the very sect that will emerge in the future in different names and famous disguises. Now, in this last period of time the very same cult emerged as “Reformers of Deen” and called themselves Wahabis. All the signs about this group that were foretold in the Sahih Ahadith Shareef are found exactly in the present Wahabi followers. A few prophecies were mentioned here.
1. If you compare your Salaah with their Salaah you will regard yours as insignificant and insufficient. Likewise, your fasting in comparison to theirs ( Wahabis) and your good deeds to that of theirs.
2. They will recite the Holy Quraan but it will not go below their throats.
3. Their words and speech will be very sweet and appealing and they will quote in every step.
4. Their condition will be such that they will leave the (boundries of) Deen as an arrow leaves the bow for its target.
5. One of their signs is that most of them will shave the hair of their heads.
6. Their pants will be raised high above the ankles.
N.B.: It is said that the father of Wahabism, Ibne Abdul Wahab Najdi, used to excercise the shaving off the hair so strongly that if any women converts to his corrupt cult (Wahabism), he ordered the female to shave off her hair. This was done because he said: “This is the hair of the period of Kufr therefore it must be shaven off”. This shaving off of the female hair carried on for some time until one lady confronted him and said: “Why don’t you shave off the beards of your recruits when they enter you Deen. That is also the hair of the period of Kufr?” It was from then that he stopped this shameful and disgusting practise.
Look at the Wahabis of todays. Majority of them shave off their hair and lift their pants high above their ankles. How true are the prophecies of Sayyiduna Rasoolullah (sallalahu alaihi wasallam) of over 1 400 years ago. They fit on the behavior of the present day Wahabis perfectly.
A’la Hadrat (may Allah santify his soul) went on further to say:
When the Holy Prophet (sallalahu alaihi wasallam) was distributing booty after the Battle of Hunain, one person (that day Wahabi), objected to the manner of the Holy Prophet’s (sallalahu alaihi wasallam) distribution and said: “I do not find justice in this distribution because some persons are getting more than the other”. On hearing this remark, Sayyiduna Omar Al-Farouq (radi Allahu anhu) became furious and said: “Ya Rasoolullah! Grant me permission to behead this Munafiq (hypocrite)”. He replied: “Leave him because such and such type of people will be from his offsprings”. Then the Holy Prophet of Allah (sallalahu alaihi wasallam) further said: “Unfortunately, if I do not excercise justice with you then who will be just to you? May Allah have mercy on my brother (Nabi) Moosa (alaihis salaam) who was oppressed more than me!”
The pious Ulema state that the distribution of the Holy Prophet (sallalahu alaii wasallam) on the single day was more than the lifelong charity of generous kings. The jungle was full of booty and the Sahabas came in huge numbers and the Nabi of Allah distributed the booty to them moving backwards (as the goods got lesser until all was given out).
While this virtuous distribution was carrying on a Bedoin came up to the Noble Prophet (sallalahu alaihi wasallam) and kindly pulled away his Rida (Mantle) from his blessed shoulders. The force of that snatching left marks on the shoulders and the back of the Beloved Nabi (sallalahu alaihi wasallam). He did not get annoyed by this act, but all he humbly said: “Oh People! Do not hasten, by Allah you would never find me a miser at any given time”. Certainly by the Lord of Power Who has sent his beloved Rasool (sallalahu alaihi wasallam) with the truth and ultimate guidance, the most esteemed Khalifa of the Almighty Allah is Sayyiduna Rasoolullah (sallalahu alaihi wasallam). Whatever bounties and mercies are recieved in this universe is indeed due to his blessings. Infact, his blessings in this universe is but an atom of his Divine Rahmah.
Arif-e-Billah, Imaam Sharfudeen Busiri (may Allah sanctify his soul) states in his famous Qasidah Burdah Shareef: “Truly the mercies of this Duniya and Akhirah is but a trace of the blessings of the Beloved Nabi (sallalahu alayhi wasallam) and all the Knowledge of the Unseen (I’lmul-Ghaib ) is but a glimpse of the sacred knowledge of Sayyiduna Rasoolullah (sallalahu alaihi wasallam)”.
One day the eminent Ashaab of the Holy Prophet (sallalahu alaihi wasallam) were assembled around him and a person came by and stood at the edge of the Majlis Shareef. Immediately, he proceeded from there into Musjid-e-Nabawi Shareef. The Holy Prophet (sallalahu alaihi wasallam) addressed the Sahaba and said: “Who amongst you will go and kill him?” Sayyiduna Abu Bakr As Siddique (radi Allahu anhu) got up and went towards this person who was engrossed in Salaah. He could not kill a person who was engrossed in Salaah, and returned to the Holy Prophet (sallalahu alaihi wasallam) and explained the situation.
The Beloved Nabi of Allah (sallalahu alaihi wasallam) stated again: “Who is it that will kill him?” Sayyiduna Omar Al Farouq (radi Allahu anhu) got up and went towards that person and found him in the same situation.
For the third time the Holy Prophet (sallalahu alaihi wasallam) stated: “Who is it that will kill him?” Sayyiduna Ali Al Murtudah (radi Allahu anhu) got up and said: “I will kill him”. The Holy Prophet (sallalahu alaihi wasallam) said: “Yes, you would if you find him but he will not be there”.
When Sayyiduna Ali (radi Allahu anhu) went to the Musjid Shareef the man had already left. Then the Nabi of Allah (sallalahu alaihi wasallam) said: “If you had killed him then a very great Fitna (dissention) would have been removed from this Ummah”. He was the father of Wahabism whose offsprings are found today. They are soiling this earth and causing Fitna in this Ummah. That rude person stood on the edge of a Majlis Shareef of Sayyiduna Rasoolullah (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) and gave one look at everyone present there. His corrupt heart told him that there is no one in this Majlis better than himself. He was very proud and boasted of his Salaah and piety. He did not realize that Salaah or any virtue, is but a mercy of the Glorious Prophet of Allah (sallalahu alaihi wasallam).
One can never be a devout servant of Allah until one sincerely pledges his allegiance to the beloved of Allah (sallalahu alaihi wasallam). In the Holy Quraan Allah Subhaanahu Wa Ta’ala places the respect and honour of His Beloved Nabi before His worship. Therefore, Allah states: “So that you bring faith on Allah and his Rasool and respect and honour his Rasool and glorify Allah day and night, (meaning, perform Salaah)”. The first and formost factor of Imaan is respect for the Rasool. Without respect for the Rasool, Salaah or any from of Ibadaah is useless. There are may Abdullahs (Servants of Allah) in this world but the true and sincere Abdullah is he who is Abde-Mustafa (servant of the choosen Prophet – sallalahu alaihi wasallam). If it is not so then the servant is Abde-Shaytaan – servant of the cursed Devil. Allah forbid this!
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