Allama al-Sayyid Ahmad Ibn Zayni al-Dahlan (died 1304 H / 1886 AD), Mufti of Makka and Shaikh al-Islam in Hijaz, narrates an authentic Hadith in his book 'Addarus Sunniah', which he has quoted from Sihaah. Prophet Mohammad (SAWS) is reported to have said: ‘There will rise a group of people in the East who will recite the Holy Quran, but alas, the Quran will not go beyond their throat. This group will keep rising till the Day of Judgment and they will eventually rise with Dajjal. Their main symbol will be (they will) sit in groups (Halqa).’ (Addarus Sunniah, P. 50)
It should be noted from the above Ahadith that, the center of Kufr and Shaitaan is no other place except
When we examine the above Ahadith carefully, we will realize without any fear of contradiction and without any doubt that the reference in these Ahadith is made to none other than Wahhabis / Salafis and their like minded groups, viz, Ahle Hadith, Deo bandis, Tablighis, Jama'at-e-Islami, etc.
Maulvi Masood Aalam Nadwi writes in his well known book ‘Muhammad Ibne Abdul Wahhab’ on the side commentary (Page 16) that ‘the Southern part of
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Allama Dahlan quoted another Hadith from the Sihaah. Prophet Mohammad (SAWS) said: ‘During the initial part of my Dawah in Makka, I particularly invited outside tribes who used to arrive during the Hajj season. From these tribes the most hostile and ugly reaction was from the Banu Hanifa tribe’ (Addarus Sunniah, P- 52).
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Allama Dahlan also quoted another Hadith. ‘Hazrat Abu Bakr Siddiq (RU) reported that the Prophet (SAWS) said, From the tribes that live in Waadi Hanifa, Fitna shall emerge till the final era. That valley shall be notorious for its fitna because of the rise of false leaders. (Addarus Sunniah, P- 52).
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It is in Tirmizi. Hazrat Imraan, the son of Hazrat Haseen (RU) reports that the Prophet (SAWS) disliked three tribes life long, (i) Banu Saqeef, (ii) Banu Hanifa, and (iii) Banu Umayya.
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It is reported in Mishkat from Hazrat Abu Said Khudri (RU) who narrates that, ‘Once we were in the presence and company of Prophet (SAWS). He was distributing booties (Spoils of War) when a person named Zul-Khawaisara, who was from the tribe of Banu Tamim addressed the Prophet (SAWS) ‘Oh Muhammad Be Just!’. The Prophet (SAWS) replied: ‘A Great pity that you have doubts; if I am unjust then who will be just; you are a loser and a failure’. Zul-Khawaisara's attitude infuriated Hazrat Umar (RU) and he pleaded with the Prophet (SAWS) to permit him to slay Zul-Khawaisara. The Prophet (SAWS) remarked: ‘Leave him, as his slaying will serve no good purpose, as he is not the only individual but there are a host of others like him and if you compare their prayers and fasting to that of yours, you yourself will feel ashamed. These are the people who will recite the Quran but it will not go beyond their throats, with all these apparent virtues they will leave the fold of Deen just like the arrow leaves the bow." (Miskhat, P. 535).
The above Hadith has also been narrated as follows: ‘A person with eyes protruding, with a long beard and head clean-shaven came to the Prophet (SAWS) and declared: 'O Muhammad! (SAWS) fear Allah. ' The Prophet (SAWS) replied: ‘If I disobey Allah (WST), then who else will obey Him? I am obedient to Allah (SWT) at all times and never disobedient. Allah (SWT) has sent me as Amin (Honest for the entire world, but you don't accept me as an honest man? A Sahabi (Companion) became infuriated and sought permission to remove him from the presence of the Prophet (SAWS). The Prophet (SAWS) prevented the Sahabi from doing so. After the person had left, the Prophet (SAWS) said: ‘From his progeny (descendants) will rise a Group who will recite the Holy Quran but it will not go below their throats. They will leave the Deen (Islam) just as an arrow leaves the bowstring. They will kill Muslims but spare the idolaters. If I ever confronted these people I would slaughter them just as the people of Aad had been destroyed'. (Mishkat, pp/535).
Historians have mentioned that Ibn Abdul Wahhab belonged to Banu Tamim tribe. The House of Sauds belonged to Banu Hanifah tribe. All historians have mentioned that the place of birth of Ibn Abdul Wahhab is Dariya, in
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Shareekh Ibn Shihab (RU) narrates a similar incident of a person who displayed disrespect towards Prophet (SAWS). He has stated that Prophet (SAWS) said ‘Nearing Qiyamah there will be a Group of people who will recite the Holy Quran but it will not go below their throats. They will leave the true Religion of Islam as fast as an arrow leaves the bow. They will be recognized by the shavings of their entire head and they will move in Groups and their last Group will emerge with Dajjal. When you meet them you will discover their nature and character, the worst of its kind.' (Mishkat p. 309).
Prophet Mohammad (SAWS) has mentioned many signs that will show up a few centuries before Qiyamah.
Most of those signs have appeared during our life times. When we study above Ahadith together, it is not difficult to identify the group of people Prophet Mohammad (SAWS) has cautioned us to be away from. Anybody can conclude that the group mentioned in Prophet's (SAWS) Ahadith is none other than Salafis and their subsequent offshoots.
An important sign to identify these misguided people mentioned by Prophet Mohammad (SAWS) is that they will be so punctual and devoted to Salah to the extent that one will feel ashamed of his own Salah as compared to theirs.
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Hazrat Abu Saeed Khudri (RU) and Hazrat Anas (RU) report that the Prophet (SAWS) stated: ‘My Ummah is destined to differ and be divided. So a group will rise whose talks will sound very good but their character will be misleading. They will read the Quran but it will not descend below their throats (meaning they will not understand its meanings). They will leave Deen just as an arrow pierces and goes right through the prey. They will not return to Islam. They are the worst of creation because of their nature and constitution. They will call the people towards the Quran and Deen whilst in reality they will have nothing to do with Islam. Whoever will confront them, he will be the most beloved servant of Allah. The Sahaba inquired: "Ya Rasoolullah, (SAWS) what is their sign?" He replied: "Sitting in Halqa (circle). (Mishkat, p. 308).
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Hazrat Ali (RU) once narrated: "I swear by Allah that, to fall from the sky to the Earth is very simple for me, but to utter one false word in reference to the Prophet (SAWS) is a very difficult and impossible task for me."
Hazrat Ali (RU) then narrated as follows. 'I heard Prophet (SAWS) as saying that as the Day of Qiyamah approaches there will appear a group of youths with a low mental capacity and understanding, apparently they will talk good but their Imaan will not go beyond their throat and they will leave the true Deen like an arrow leaves the bow. Wherever you find them, you should make Jihaad with them. (Bukhari, p. 1024)
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The following Hadith is reported by Hazrat Abu Naim (RU) in his book titled 'Huliya'. Hazrat Abu Umana Bahili (RU) narrates that Prophet (SAWS) said ‘Before the Day of Qiyamah, they ( the misguided sects/groups) will spread and attack bitterly like the small and the large insects and whosoever witnesses this period must seek refuge in Allah (SWT). (Huliya).
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Hazrat Hassan Basri (RU) narrated that ‘The Prophet (SAWS) said that there will come a time when people will speak of worldly affairs in mosque and when this period arrives, keep away from such people as Allah (SWT) has no relation with them." (Mishkaat).
When we look at the big gatherings of these sects, we realize that the prophesy of Prophet Mohammad (SAWS) is happening in front of our eyes. The innocent Muslims go to these Ijtimas / comparative religion debates thinking that they are doing service to Islam. We find huge number of students from schools, colleges, madressas in these gatherings who eventually become victims of these sects.
It is mentioned in the above Ahadith that these groups will multiply like insects and ants. We are seeing the same thing happening in front of our eyes. Thousands of simple minded Muslims are falling prey to these sects. The books and Dawa literature of these sects is available all over the world, in book stores, media, internet and it has penetrated in every single Muslim home.
Indeed, these groups are the happening portrait of Prophet’s (SAWS) prophecies.
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Allama Dahlan quotes in his book 'Addarus Sunnia' an authentic Hadith of Prophet Mohammad (SAWS) which states as follows.
"There will be a Group of people emerging from the East (
Let us look at the seriousness of these Ahadith. Prophet Mohammad (SAWS) is cautioning us that whoever follows these groups, will go out of Islam as the arrow goes out of the bow, never to return back. Meaning, the chances of returning back to Correct Islamic Faith for them are nil. Allahu Akbar, Allahu Akbar.
Prophet Mohammad (SAWS) has repeatedly cautioned us about this danger in many Ahadiths. In spite of these warnings, if we fall prey to these sects' Dawa, then no one can save us from Allah’s (SWT) torment (Azab).
It is our experience that whatever Quranic and Ahadith references you place before them, whatever evidence you provide to bring them back to the straight path of Islam, it falls on their deaf ears. They are not willing to listen to reason and evidence of any kind. It seems their fate is sealed.
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Muhaddith Imam Abu Ya'la (R) narrates a Hadith from Hazrat Anas bin Malik (RU) and the Author of 'lbriz' as follows.
‘Hazrat Anas Bin Malik (RU) narrates that in
The Prophet (SAWS) again inquired as to who will kill the youngster, this time Hazrat Umar (RU) volunteered to kill him and entered the Masjid and found the youngster performing his Sajda and with the same thoughts as Hazrat Abu Bakr (RU), Hazrat Umar (RU) returned to the Prophet (SAWS).
For the third time the Prophet (SAWS) again inquired who will kill the youngster, this time Hazrat Ali (RU) volunteered to do so, the Prophet (SAWS) said, 'You will surely kill him, if you find him.'
When Hazrat Ali entered the Masjid, he was surprised to see that the youngster was no longer in the Masjid and he too like the others returned to the Prophet (SAWS). The Prophet (SAWS) said: 'If you had only killed him then all the Fitna in my Ummah till Day of Qiyamah would have been wiped out and no two persons in my Ummah would have fought between themselves.’ (Ibreez , p. 277) Author- Allama Shah Abdul Aziz Dabbaag.
Anyone who reads the above Ahadiths will be convinced that the groups being referred to by Prophet Mohammad (SAWS) is none other than Wahhabis. Because their characteristics meet 100% from the characteristics mentioned in these Ahadith.
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In some Ahadith it is mentioned that the Prophet (SAWS) said ‘There will be a huge confusion within my Community. There will not remain one house of the Arabs except that confusion will enter it. Those who die because of it are in the fire. The harm of the tongue in it will be greater than that of the sword.'
What is 'the harm of the tongue' referred in the above Hadith. It is the eloquent speeches, references of Quranic verses and Ahadith and argumentative skills of Wahhabis that overwhelms the hearts of innocent Muslims. They join their group without realizing the consequences of their actions on the Day of Judgment.
Allama Dahlaan, the celebrated Shaikh al-Islam, Mufti of Makka, and famous Islamic historian writes that Zul Khuwaisra - the man who showed disrespect to the Prophet (SAWS) was from the tribe of Bani Tamim and Ibn Abdul Wahhab was from the descendants of Bani Tamim". (Addarus Sunniah, p. 51).
Wahhabis and their like minded groups misguide innocent Muslims saying that these Ahadith are with reference to Kharijites. But, the truth is that these Ahadith certainly do not fit Kharajite because they were not exclusively hailed from Najd and they were not the descendants of Bani Tamim Tribe.
It is a known fact among the righteous scholars of Shariah that Najdis have a history of insulting the Prophet of Islam (SAWS). Musailima Kadhab, the lier, who declared himself a prophet also hailed from Najd.
Wahhabis try to manipulate the above Ahadith in many ways. Some say that the Dua (Prophet's -SAWS supplication) was not made as regards to a high land. Some others say that the what Prophet (SAWS) meant was Iraq. They should understand that in Prophets (SAWS) Hadith there is a mention of
Prophet's (SAWS) Ahadith clearly mention the place 'Najd' which points out directly, and unequivocally to the rise of Ibn Abdul Wahhab Najdi as 'the horn of Satan'. There is no single person in the History of Islam who has created so much bloodshed, tribulation and discord among Muslims. Anyone reading these Ahadith and looking at the history of Islam will easily be convinced that Prophet Mohammad (SAWS) is indeed pointing out about Wahhabi tribulation in his Ahadith.
Shah Abdul Haq, the Muhaddis of Delhi writes, ‘The Kharajees were not the descendants of Zul Khuwaisra." (Ashatul Lamaat, Commentary on Mishkat p. 535). The Wahhabis are from his descendants.
Tafsir al-Jalalayn is one of the most significant tafsirs for the study of the Qur’an. Composed by the two “Jalals” -- Jalal al-Din al-Mahalli 1459 CE (d. 864 AH) and his pupil Jalal al-Din al-Suyuti 1505 CE (d. 911 AH).
Famous Maliki Scholar Ahmad Sawi 1825 CE ( 1241 AH) wrote a commentary ( Hashiya) on the above work. This commentary is called Hashiya al-Sawi ‘ ala al-Jalalayn.
Quran 35: 6 ( verse 6 of sura Faatir) states
“Truly, the Devil is an enemy to you, so take him as an enemy: he only calls his party to become of the inhabitants of the blaze"
In explaining this verse, the great scholar Ahmad Sawi writes in his commentary as follows.
“It is said this verse was revealed about the Kharijites ( foretelling their appearance), who altered the interpretation of the Qur’an and Sunna, on the strength of which they declared it lawful to kill and take the property of Muslims—as may now be seen in their modern counterparts; namely, a sect in the Hijaz called "Wahhabis," who "think they are on something, truly they are the liars. Satan has gained mastery over them and made them forget Allah’s remembrance. Those are Satan’s party, truly Satan’s party, they are the losers" (Qur’an 58:18–19 We ask Allah Most Generous to extirpate them completely”
The above note is available in the following 3 Editions;
Reference (1) 1930 edition , printed in
Reference (2) 1937 edition, printed in
Reference (3) 1970 Edition , printed in
But Wahhabis are famous for changing religious books. They published a new edition of the above work from [Dar al-Fikr in
In the third volume, part of the bottom line of page 307 and the top line of 308 have been whited out, eliminating the words "namely, a sect in the Hijaz called ‘Wahhabis,’" removing the basic point of what the author is trying to say about the modern counterparts of the Kharijites. In another later edition in 1993, Dar al-Fikr, Beirut has deleted the above line completely using modern computing technology.
It is important that we give a serious thought to the above warnings of Prophet Mohammad (SAWS) and correct our Islamic faith and ensure our salvation on the Day of Judgment.