THE ORIGIN AND HISTORY OF SALAFI SKY GOD
SALALFI BELIEFS ABOUT THEIR SKY GOD
Salafis and their like minded groups worship a Sky God who has two hands, two eyes, a face, a mouth and tongue in the mouth, two shins, legs, fingers in hands and feet, and a huge human like physical body; who is sitting on a big chair on the skies in a certain direction. They say that this huge Sky Idol has limitations on his movements as he cannot come near human beings, therefore, knows about them, only by his knowledge. They call this human-like-Deity ( المعبود مثل الإنسان ) as Allah.
It is important to understand the perception of God by Salafis, Christians and Hindus who worship Idol Gods in different formats. Salafis call their Sky God as Allah because God is translated in Arabic as Allah. Similarly, Christians in Arabic, Persian and Urdu translations of Bible, refer to their God as Allah. Islamic perception of Allah ( سبحانہ و تعا لی ) is completely different from the idolized perception of Hindus, Salafis, Christians and other people. We will discuss about it later in this Article.
Salafis also claim that their Sky Idol God is one of its kind, self made, independent, neither beget nor begotten. They claim they are Muslims and misinterpret following Quranic verses to describe their Sky God.
قُلْ هُوَ اللَّهُ أَحَدٌ . اللَّهُ الصَّمَدُ . لَمْ يَلِدْ وَلَمْ يُولَدْ . وَلَمْ يَكُن لَّهُ كُفُوًا أَحَد (Say, He is the God, the one and only. God, the eternal and absolute. He begets not, nor is he befotten. And there is none like Him. ] (Ikhlas - 1-4)
They also claim that their Sky God has created this Universe. They worship this Sky Idol and prostrate in front of him 5-times a day during their prayer. Read more ....Ibn Taymiyyah (1263-1328), one of the founders of Salafism, described the physical characteristics of their Sky God as follows:
(i) The Sky God needs (Meaning the God is not independent and not self subsistent) (ii) He is divisible (Meaning the Gods can be many, but ultimately it is one entity only - This belief is exactly identical to the belief of Christians and Hindus). (iii) He settles in a place. (iv) He has six directions - up - down - left - right - front - back. (Meaning, the Sky God has a physical body). The Sky God is sitting above the skies and his face is in a certain direction. (v) He has limitations; no one but he knows about it. Even his place (dwelling) has a limitation which is on the seventh sky. Thus the Sky God has two limitations of movements. (vi) He has a size (of his body). (vii) He must be creating continuously. He can choose what to create but he cannot choose whether to create or not. (Meaning, he is helpless, has no choice but to create continuously). (viii) He is not mixed with his creation but is sitting alone separately on the sky. (ix) He has two real eyes, two real hands, a real (human like) face and other limbs. His face and other limbs are known to him only. Read more ..
Dr. Zakir Naik the famous Salafi Missionary who runs a Salafi TV Channel "Peace TV", compares their Sky God with other Gods and tries to prove that their Idol God is the greatest of all.
PHYSICAL FEATURES OF SALAFI SKY GOD
The information on the physical features of Sky God provided by Salafi Scholars does not include the following.
(i) Whether their Sky God's body is made up of bones, flesh and blood like humans/animals or is made up of mud or metal?
(ii) Ibn Taymiyyah once physically showed to the people that their Sky God walks like human beings. If their Sky God can walk like human beings and is not physically handicapped then why does he have limitation of movements and is unable to come near human beings?
(iii) If he is like human beings, then they should provide the following information.
(a) Does he have hair on his head or is bald?
(b) Does he have mustache and beard on his face?
(c) Does he have hair on his hands, legs, chest, and other places on his body?
(d) Does he have internal organs like heart, liver, lungs, etc.?
(e) Does he have all external organs like human beings.
(f) Does he covers his body or not?
(g) There are many other things people would like to know about their Sky God, like his routine schedule, hobbies, etc.
We asked many Salafi, Deobandi, Ikhwan and other scholars about these details, but almost all of them answered in negative saying that their God's body, shape and physical parts are known to him only. Well, we all know, this is self-denial and an attempt to run away from the truth to avoid embarrassment. Since they claim to know so many physical features of their Sky God and have managed to misinterpret so many Quranic verses and Ahadith to support their claims, they should be able to tell some more details as well, by misinterpreting some more Quranic verses and Ahadith. We hope Salafi scholars will attempt this and add more physical features to their Sky Idol God. Read more ..
We have written a very important Article explaining the facts about Allah ( سبحانہ و تعا لی ) . Everyone should read that article to clarify his doubts in this context. We assure all our Salafi friends that 'after reading the following Article, all their confusions about Allah ( سبحانہ و تعا لی ) will be cleared and they will Insha-Allah come back to the straight path of Islam'.
Since we wanted to find out how and when the thought of an Idolized Sky God with physical features originated in Salafis' minds; we did a comprehensive research on this subject based on Salafi literature. We studied the history of Salafi movement, the history of Saudi Royal family, prominent writings of Christian and Jew scholars on this subject and latest trends is Saudi-Salafi-Society. We also studied the beliefs of ancient people of Arabian Peninsula and the beliefs of Makkan Pagans and their ancestors.
Our research has resulted in some astonishing findings. We would like to share these findings with our readers in this Article. We are positive that people will appreciate our efforts and will benefit from our work.
The National Museum of Saudi Arabia was opened in Riyadh in 1999 to celebrate centenary (100 year) of Saudi occupation of Arabian Peninsula. It was designed by Moriyama & Teshima Planners, Canada.
Riyadh Museum at Night Among other ancient artifacts, the Museum houses ancient Idol Gods which were worshiped by Saudi ancestors. These Idols are reported to have been found by Saudis in Archaeological sites in the Kingdom.
Carved in stone, this Idol God is considered to be 4000 years BC. It is given extra-ordinary importance and focus in Riyadh Museum, as well as in Saudi Archaeological Exhibitions in the world. Courtesy - www.thenational.ae.
The Idol was placed in the first gallery of "Arabian Routes Exhibition" Paris, France, during July 16 - Sept 27, 2010.
The Arabian Routes Exhibition was later shifted to La Caixa, Barcelona, Spain, during Nov 4, 2010 - Feb 6, 2011. In Spain also, this ancient Idol God was provided with special focus of attention by Saudi organizers.
The Arabian Routes Exhibition will be held in three more American cities during 2011-12.
In 1944, G. Caton Thompson discovered this idol in Southern Saudi Arabian excavation which is considered to be the Moon-God of Pagans (also known as Hubul). This was confirmed by well-known archaeologists, like Richard Le Baron Bower Jr. and Frank P. Albright, "Archaeological Discoveries in South Arabia", Baltimore, John Hopkins Univ Press, 1958, p.78ff, and Ray Cleveland, "An Ancient South Arabian Necropolis", Baltimore, John Hopkins Univ Press, 1965; Nelson Gleuck, "Deities & Dolphins" NY, Farrar-Strauss-Giroux, 1965).
In the 1950's a major Moon-God-Temple was excavated at Hazor, Palestine. Two idols of the Moon-God were found. Each was an Idol sitting upon a throne with a crescent moon carved on his chest. The accompanying inscriptions make it clear that these were idols of the Moon-God. Several smaller Idols were also found which were identified by their inscriptions as the daughters of the Moon-God (Popularly known as al-Lat, al-Uzza, and Manat). Read more.
The preservation and display of archaeological heritage is the most important aspect of Saudi Government policy for the past 100 years.
The idols worshiped by Saudi ancestors are preserved for their future generations as important specimens of Saudi Arabian culture and tradition.
The Saudi Department of Museums and Antiquities has undertaken the task of excavating, classifying and maintaining the Idols worshiped by Saudi ancestors. Courtesy Arab News
The Department of Archeology at King Saud University in Riyadh is also an important Institution which preserves ancient Heritage of Saudi Arabia.
The most important Restoration Work of Najd was undertaken recently was at Diriyah, Najd, the ancestral home of Saudi Royals.
Tarut is an island, four square kilometers in radius, in Arabian Gulf near Al-Qatif, Najd. Several archaeological sites have been recorded around this island showing evidences of Idol worship in ancient Najd.
We have provided below an interesting observation of a Saudi national who visited Abdulraof Khalil Musuem in Jeddah in April, 2010. For details, please Click Here to read his blog.
I got the chance to visit Abdulraoof Khalil Museum a few days ago as part of a Conference organized by Dar Al-Hekma.
We listened while the Tour Guide took us around the Saudi ward, explaining certain incidents and stating facts. Something bothered me though, so I decided to ask her about it.
I asked, “Is Hejaz region considered a Saudi land under the reign of the kings of the 3rd kingdom of Saudi Arabia (present Government)?”
“What about Janoob (Southern region)?”
“Yes, Janoob, Shamal (Northern region) and Sharq (Eastern region)”
“So why does the ward named (Saudi heritage) only contain Najdi cultural items?”
I spent half an hour trying to understand why Najdi heritage was labeled as Saudi heritage whereas Saudi Arabia includes Najd, Hejaz, Janoob, Shamal and Sharq among other regions.
So after I finished, the Tour Guide said; “Do you know what? You are absolutely right! But we are not allowed to say this” and I literally stood there speechless for a minute trying to apprehend what the guide had just said!
“Not allowed?” I asked, “Why not?”
“Because we don’t want to upset anyone”
Now, this sentence really got me thinking...
More information on Archaeological sites of Saudi Arabia can be found on the following locations.
What is the significance of Idols which were worshiped by Saudi ancestors?
Some people may say that Saudis want to showcase their ancestral Idol worship and cultural history by preserving the Idols found in Kingdom's archaeological excavations. Every nation preserves its heritage. There is nothing wrong in it.
If we accept the above argument, then Saudis should have also preserved the vast Islamic heritage destroyed by them in Arabian Peninsula, particularly in Hijaz.
The current preservation of so called Islamic heritage by Saudi Government is selective, which does not contain anything related to Prophet Mohammad (صلى الله عليه و آله وسلم), his family and Sahabah.
Why Saudis destroyed everything related to Islam, specially the relics of Prophet Mohammad (صلى الله عليه و آله وسلم) and Sahabah (رضئ اللھ تعالی عنہم اجمعین ); their mosques, houses and other important traces of Islam? Was it not the cultural heritage of Saudi Arabia?
Not only they destroyed the house of Prophet Mohammad (صلى الله عليه و آله وسلم) in Makka where he lived 28 years with his family, they also humiliated him by constructing a Public Toilet on it where millions of people are made to shit, urinate and spit 24 hours of the day.
As a matter of fact, they destroyed the entire Geography of Seeratun Nabi (صلى الله عليه و آله وسلم).
While destroying the important Islamic Heritage, they claimed that people give respect to the relics of Prophet Mohammad (صلى الله عليه و آله وسلم) and Sahabah. This is an alibi and deception. They know that the respect of Prophet's (صلى الله عليه و آله وسلم) relics is the practice of all Sahabah (رضئ اللھ تعالی عنہم اجمعین ) and is part of Islamic faith.
The respect, importance and display of their ancestral Idols in magnificent air conditioned Archeology Museums is clear cut evidence that Idols of their ancestral Gods are more important to them than the relics of Prophet Mohammad (صلى الله عليه و آله وسلم). As a matter of fact the house of Prophet Mohammad (صلى الله عليه و آله وسلم) in Makka was so evil and dirty for them that they not only destroyed it but built a Public Toilet on it.
They are now planning to destroy the Green Dome and sacred grave of Prophet Mohammad (صلى الله عليه و آله وسلم) so that this last trace of Islam is removed from the face of this Earth.
They openly say that preservation of Prophet's (صلى الله عليه و آله وسلم) relics, his houses, the houses of Sahabah, their old mosques and even their sacred graves is shirk; but preservation of Idols worshiped by their forefathers is their important responsibility towards their future generations.
Prophet Mohammad (صلى الله عليه و آله وسلم) destroyed all 360 Idols kept in Ka'aba and ordered Muslims to refrain from Idol worship in all its formats. If Saudis found an Idol in an Archeology site, they should have destroyed it then and there itself because this was ordered by Prophet Mohammad (صلى الله عليه و آله وسلم).
How come Saudi Government is preserving and protecting their ancestral Idol Gods and displaying them in huge Museums which look like Magnificent Temples built for their future generations?
The importance and reverence given in displaying Idols Gods worshiped by Saudi ancestors at magnificent centralized Museums in major cities points towards a strong trend in Saudi society. Since they are very much concerned about the protection and preservation of Idols worshiped by their forefathers, there is a strong possibility that soon Salafi scholars will issue Fatawas to preserve and display these Idols at the most secured, sacred, protected and centralized place in the Kingdom, ie., 'Ka'aba' and the old story of Ka'aba is repeated once again in Arabian Peninsula.
The above observation may look strange to some readers, but when you read about the lavish and lustful life and unthinkable moral corruption of Royals and the Rich in Saudi Arabia, it will be easier for you to compare them with Pagan-Lords of Prophet's (صلى الله عليه و آله وسلم) time who preserved and displayed 360 Idol Gods in Ka'aba. As a matter of fact, the pagan lords can come nowhere near the modern Royals and the rich of Salafi society in any deed you compare between them. Read more on the following locations.
THE ORIGIN OF THE SALAFI SKY GOD
The word "ALLAH" is made-up of two syllables. "AL" and "ILAH". "AL" means "The" and "ILAH" means "God". When these two syllables, which are the two units of the pronunciations, are combined, the letter "I" becomes silent and Al-Ilah, becomes Allah.
It is a known fact that the name Allah was known to people before the advent of Prophet Mohammad (صلى الله عليه و آله وسلم).
It is in Hadith - Narrated by 'Abd ar-Rahman Ibn Zayd Ibn Aslam (رضئ اللہ تعالی عنہ), from his father who narrates it from his grandfather from 'Umar Ibn al-Khattaab (رضئ اللہ تعالی عنہ), marfu'an and mawqufan 'alayh, that when Prophet Adam (علیھ السلا م ) said, 'O Lord! I ask you for the sake of Mohammad [bi haqqi Mohammad-صلى الله عليه و آله وسلم] to forgive me.' He (سبحانہ و تعا لی) said, 'How did you know Mohammad-صلى الله عليه و آله وسلم] ?' He said, 'because when you created me with Your hands and blew into me from Your Spirit, I raised my head and I saw on the legs of Your Throne written, 'Laa ilaha ill-Allah Muhammadu Rasulullah' so I knew You would not put next to your name except the one who is the most beloved to You. ' He said, 'you have said the truth, O' Adam (علیھ السلا م ) and if it were not for Mohammad (صلى الله عليه و آله وسلم ), I would not have created you." [law laa Muhammadan maa khalaqtuk] .
Ibn Taymiyyah, quoted the above Hadith which is narrated by al-Haakim in his Mustadrak, from the Hadith of 'Abdullah bin Muslim al-Fihree (رضئ اللہ تعالی عنہ), from Isma'il bin Salama(رضئ اللہ تعالی عنہ). And Hakim said, 'and it is the first Hadith I have mentioned from Abdur-Rahman in this book. And Hakim says that is is Sahih. It is related by Shaikh Abu Bakr al-Aajuri, in the book 'Ash-Shariah Mawqufan' on Umar from Hadith 'Abdullah bin Ismail bin Abi Maryam 'Mauqufan' from Abdur Rahman bin Zayd bin Aslam.
Prophet's (صلى الله عليه و آله وسلم) father's name was Abdullah (رضئ اللہ تعالی عنہ) (the servant of Allah - سبحانہ و تعا لی) which means that Makkans knew about the name Allah before the advent of Prophet Mohammad (صلى الله عليه و آله وسلم).
Before the advent of Prophet Mohammad (صلى الله عليه و آله وسلم), there were 360 Idol gods kept in Ka'aba. Hubul was considered to be greatest of them all. Some Christian and Jewish scholars have described Hubul as Pagan's Moon-God. These scholars have mentioned that, as per Pagans' beliefs Hubul was married to a Sun Goddess and together they produced three daughters, (i) al-Lat, (ii) al-Uzza and (iii) Manat, who were considered as intercessors for Hubul.
When we study Pagan's history before the advent of Prophet Mohammad (صلى الله عليه و آله وسلم), we realize that Pagans knew about Allah as Supreme God, as they were the descendants of Prophet Ibrahim ( علیھ السلا م ) and Ismail ( علیھ السلا م ).
It is Quran - قُلْ مَن يَرْزُقُكُم مِّنَ السَّمَاءِ وَالْأَرْضِ أَمَّن يَمْلِكُ السَّمْعَ وَالْأَبْصَارَ وَمَن يُخْرِجُ الْحَيَّ مِنَ الْمَيِّتِ وَيُخْرِجُ الْمَيِّتَ مِنَ الْحَيِّ وَمَن يُدَبِّرُ الْأَمْرَ ۚ فَسَيَقُولُونَ اللَّهُ ۚ فَقُلْ أَفَلَا تَتَّقُونَ [Meaning - "Say, Who is it that gives you all sustenance from the sky and earth, governs sight and hearing, brings forth life from the dead and death from the living and plans the affairs of man? ' They will all say Allah" (Younus - 31)
It is in Quran - وَلَئِن سَأَلْتَهُم مَّنْ خَلَقَهُمْ لَيَقُولُنَّ اللَّهُ ۖ [If you ask them who created them, they would surely say Allah.] (Az-Zukhruf - 87)
But they believed that Allah was a Sky God with human like limbs who is sitting over the skies. They made a replica of their imaginary Sky God and named it "Hubul" and considered that Hubul represented their Sky God in physical looks and that worship of Hubul was actually the worship of their Sky God. This is the reason, Hubul was considered as the Greatest of all Idol Gods by Makkan Pagans. They were scared of Hubul, therefore, they used to sacrifice animals and pour the blood on the Idol to please him.
When Prophet Mohammad (صلى الله عليه و آله وسلم) explained to Pagans, and to the whole world, the reality of Allah ( سبحانہ و تعا لی ), the creator of this Cosmos, the pagans objected, because the concept of Allah ( سبحانہ و تعا لی ) as explained by Prophet Mohammad (صلى الله عليه و آله وسلم) did not match with their concept of Sky God. Though they considered their Sky God as Supreme, but they held other Gods in great reverence because they considered them to be responsible for various works in the cosmos. Read the concept of Prostration in Islam
They believed that other Idol Gods had special status, and thus could intercede with their Sky God or Hubul for them.
It is in Quran - مَا نَعْبُدُهُمْ إِلَّا لِيُقَرِّبُونَا إِلَى اللَّهِ [ We only worship them so that they may bring us closer to Allah.] (Az-Zumur - 3)
Factual Tawheed explained by Prophet Mohammad (صلى الله عليه و آله وسلم )It is in Quran - لَيْسَ كَمِثْلِهِ شَيْءٌ ۖ وَهُوَ السَّمِيعُ الْبَصِيرُ ( Meaning - 'There is nothing is like Him and He is all Hearer and all Seer' (Ash-Shura - 11).
It is in Hadith - Prophet (صلى الله عليه و آله وسلم) said "There was Allah ( سبحانہ و تعا لی ) and nothing existed but Him". He existed from eternity and there was nothing else." (Bukhari, Baihaqi).The above Hadith rejects the Pagan faith.It is important for a physical body to have a place to exist. When Allah ( سبحانہ و تعا لی ) existed, there was nothing, no sky, no universe then where was He sitting? There has to be place for a body to exist.The Hadith clarifies that Allah's ( سبحانہ و تعا لی ) existence is pure from the consideration of a body, form, shape, sitting, standing, etc.It is in Quran - قُولُوا آمَنَّا بِاللَّهِ وَمَا أُنزِلَ إِلَيْنَا وَمَا أُنزِلَ إِلَىٰ إِبْرَاهِيمَ وَإِسْمَاعِيلَ وَإِسْحَاقَ وَيَعْقُوبَ وَالْأَسْبَاطِ وَمَا أُوتِيَ مُوسَىٰ وَعِيسَىٰ وَمَا أُوتِيَ النَّبِيُّونَ مِن رَّبِّهِمْ لَا نُفَرِّقُ بَيْنَ أَحَدٍ مِّنْهُمْ وَنَحْنُ لَهُ مُسْلِمُونَ [ Meaning - Say (O’ Muslims), We believe in Allah ( سبحانہ و تعا لی ) and that which has been sent down to us and that which has been sent down to Abraham (Ibrahim – علیھ السلا م ), Ishmael (Ismael - علیھ السلا م), Isaac (Is-haq - علیھ السلا م), Jacob (Ya'qub – علیھ السلا م), and to Al-Asbât [the twelve sons of Jacob (Ya'qub – علیھ السلا م], and that which has been given to Moses (Musa -علیھ السلا م) and Jesus ( Isa -علیھ السلا م), and that which has been given to the Prophets from their Lord. We make no distinction between any of them, and to Him we have submitted (in Islam)].’ (Al-Baqara – 136).
Prophet Mohammad (صلى الله عليه و آله وسلم) destroyed all 360 Idols of Ka'aba and establish that Allah ( سبحانہ و تعا لی ) is free from the considerations of shape, body, form, dwelling and other limitations.
We have written a very important Article explaining the facts about Allah ( سبحانہ و تعا لی ). Everyone should read that article to clarify his doubts in this context. We assure all our Salafi friends that 'after reading the following Article, all their confusions about Allah ( سبحانہ و تعا لی ) will be cleared and they will Insha-Allah come back to the straight path of Islam' .
In the light of the above Quranic verse, the contention of Christians and Jew scholars that Prophet Mohammad (صلى الله عليه و آله وسلم) continued the Pagan Moon-God religion is wrong.
The spread of Islam was very fast during the 10 years of Prophet's (صلى الله عليه و آله وسلم) stay in Madina. Though the whole Arabia had become Muslim before the death of Prophet Mohammad (صلى الله عليه و آله وسلم), there were some hypocrites (Munafiqoon) during the time of Prophet Mohammad (صلى الله عليه و آله وسلم) and during the Caliphate of Rightly Guided Caliphs ( الخلفاء الراشدون ) and beyond, who stayed at their old pagan Sky God beliefs. Since Idols were destroyed by Prophet Mohammad (صلى الله عليه و آله وسلم), they could not make new idols for worship, but continued with their belief in mind that their Sky God has a physical body.
They started misinterpreting verses of Quran to prove legitimacy of Paganism which was later termed as Salafism. They imposed all Quranic verses on Prophet Mohammad (صلى الله عليه و آله وسلم), Sahabah, Awliya Allah, which were actually meant for Makkan Pagans and made an all out effort to pull Muslims away from Islam into Paganism. By doing so, they claimed, they were purifying Islam.
It is in Quran - قَالَ أَفَتَعْبُدُونَ مِن دُونِ اللَّهِ مَا لَا يَنفَعُكُمْ شَيْئًا وَلَا يَضُرُّكُمْ [Meaning - 'Do not worship besides Allah that which cannot help or harm you'] (Al-Anbiya - 66)
It is in Quran - إِنَّ الَّذِينَ تَدْعُونَ مِن دُونِ اللَّهِ عِبَادٌ أَمْثَالُكُمْ ۖ [Meaning - 'Those on whom you call besides Allah are only slaves like yourself'.] (Al-Araf - 194)While explaining the above verses, and similar other verses of Quran, they claimed that " if someone calls Prophet Mohammad (صلى الله عليه و آله وسلم), Sahabah or Awliya Allah for help or requests them to pray Allah ( سبحانہ و تعا لی ) for their help, it is shirk."We all know that Quranic chapters/verses delivered in Makka are primarily meant for Makkan pagans. The verses mentioned above are taken from Chapters 'Al-Anbiya', and Al-Araf'; both of which were delivered in Makka. Therefore, these verses are meant for Makkan Pagan Idol Gods and their prominent ancestors to whom they used to call for help associating divinity with them. These verses are not meant to be imposed on Prophet Mohammad (صلى الله عليه و آله وسلم), Sahabah or Awliya Allah.Similar is the case with other verses and Ahadith Salafis misquote to fool innocent people. This is their popular way of misleading innocent Muslims in their massive Daw'a campaigns around the Globe. Read more on these locations - (1) (2).
It is in Quran - إِنَّمَا وَلِيُّكُمُ اللَّهُ وَرَسُولُهُ وَالَّذِينَ آمَنُوا الَّذِينَ يُقِيمُونَ الصَّلَاةَ وَيُؤْتُونَ الزَّكَاةَ وَهُمْ رَاكِعُونَ (Meaning - Your guardian (or solver of grievances) can only be Allah ( سبحانہ و تعا لی ) and His Messenger ( صلى الله عليه و آله وسلم ) and those who believe, who establish Salah, and pay Zakat and bow down (in prayer) (Al-Maeda - 55)
The above verse clearly establishes that Allah ( سبحانہ و تعا لی ) is the Guardian and solver of grievances of people. In addition, Prophet Mohammad (صلى الله عليه و آله وسلم) is also the guardian and solver of grievances of people in the sense that Allah ( سبحانہ و تعا لی ) listens to his prayers more than anyone else. Similarly, Sahabah (رضئ اللھ تعالی عنہم اجمعین ) and Awliya Allah are also guardians and solvers of grievances of people in the sense that their Dua is answered faster than the Dua of sinful Muslims.We have written many Articles explaining the above issues. Click the following locations for details. (i), (ii), (iii), (iv), (v).
Makkan Pagans, who called themselves Salafis, were in minority all throughout the history of Islam, therefore, could not do much to influence Muslims.
However, Prophet Mohammad (صلى الله عليه و آله وسلم) had prophesied that these hypocrite will come back to power before Qiyamah and create a great tribulation (Fitna) in Muslim Ummah.
It is in Hadith - ‘A person with eyes protruding, with a long beard and head clean-shaven (named Zul-Khawaisara who was from the tribe of Banu Tamim) came to the Prophet (صلى الله عليه و آله وسلم) and declared: 'O Muhammad! (صلى الله عليه و آله وسلم) fear Allah (سبحانہ و تعا لی). ' The Prophet (صلى الله عليه و آله وسلم) replied: ‘If I disobey Allah (سبحانہ و تعا لی) then who else will obey Him? I am obedient to Allah (سبحانہ و تعا لی) at all times and never disobedient. Allah (سبحانہ و تعا لی) has sent me as Amin (Honest for the entire world, but you don't accept me as an honest man? A Sahabi (Hadhrat Umer - رضئ اللہ تعالی عنہ ) became infuriated and sought permission to remove him from the presence of the Prophet (صلى الله عليه و آله وسلم). The Prophet (صلى الله عليه و آله وسلم) prevented him from doing so. After the person had left, the Prophet (صلى الله عليه و آله وسلم) 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).
Since Ibn Abd al-Wahhab also belonged to Banu Tamim, therefore, as per the above Hadith, he is indeed from the descendants of Zul Khawaisara. There cannot be two opinions in this context.
Imam Bukhari has quoted this Hadith from Abdullah Ibn Umar (رضئ اللہ تعالی عنہ) that Prophet (صلى الله عليه و آله وسلم) once prayed for Syria and Yemen. It is narrated that there were some people of Najd also present in the gathering and they requested the Prophet (صلى الله عليه و آله وسلم) to make supplication (du'a) for Najd also. Prophet (صلى الله عليه و آله وسلم) continued saying: ‘O! Allah, Shower Blessings on Syria and Yemen’. The people of Najd again requested the Prophet (صلى الله عليه و آله وسلم) to offer prayers for Najd. The Prophet (صلى الله عليه و آله وسلم) said: ‘It is a place of tremor and mischief (Fitna) and the Horn of Shaitaan will rise from there.’ (Bukhari, Vol - ii, P - 1050).
The Arabic word used in the above Hadith is ‘Qarnush Shaitaan’, (horn of Satan) which indeed refers to Ibn Abd al-Wahhab. As per Prophet's (صلى الله عليه و آله وسلم) prophesy, this tribulation has gradually swept the entire world during the past 100 years. Millions of Muslims have become victims of this movement
SALAFIS ARE ESSENTIALLY THE PAGANS OF ARABIA
The facts mentioned above will clarify the doubts of many of our readers. They will understand the reasons behind the love and preservation of ancient Idol Gods in Saudi Arabia for the past 100 years.The Pagans, in the guise of Salafism, continued with their pre-Islamic beliefs all along the history of Islam and did not become part of the mainstream Islam. The moment they got power, they showed their true colors. The destruction of Islamic heritage in their hands is a proof of their paganism.No one can destroy the house of their own Prophet (صلى الله عليه و آله وسلم) and build a Public Toilet on it if they are his true followers. This is the distinction of Saudis in the entire history of mankind. Their acts against the Prophet (صلى الله عليه و آله وسلم) show that they consider him as their enemy who had displaced them from their religion; though they cannot declare it openly fearing Muslim backlash in the world. They recite Durood whenever Prophet's (صلى الله عليه و آله وسلم) name is uttered to show to the world that they accept him as Prophet (صلى الله عليه و آله وسلم), but behind the scene, they have eliminated every single trace that reminds people of his life, Seerah and his family. They equate him with sinful human beings and never loose an opportunity to downgrade his respect from people's mind. They impose all Quranic verses on him which were actually meant for their Idol Gods and claim that after death, the Prophet (صلى الله عليه و آله وسلم) cannot listen or help his people. For them, there is no difference between the death of Prophet (صلى الله عليه و آله وسلم) and death of a Mushrik, as (they claim) both cannot listen to people after death. They are now planning to destroy his Green Dome and his pious grave and eliminate the last trace of Islam from Earth.Their respect of Ka'aba, their Hajj, and their modified Salah, their fasting, animal sacrifice; all these deeds, they consider as continuation of Pagan traditions, because Hajj was performed, as per their traditions, before the advent of Prophet Mohammad (صلى الله عليه و آله وسلم). They consider Paganism is real Islam which should be re-established in the world.Masjid-e-Haram has been renovated, expanded many times during the reign of Sauds, but nowhere there is name Mohammad (صلى الله عليه و آله وسلم) inscribed/written by them.On the door of Ka'aba there is a Kalima Tayyiba which was, written during Otomon Caliphate. Sauds even tried to tamper with it, as they did on the Raudatur Rasool (صلى الله عليه و آله وسلم).But, Saudi Kings names are inscribed boldly on the cover of Ka'aba and doors of Masjid-e-Haram, like "Bab al-Malik Fahd".Innocent Muslims are made fool by Salafis. They have tried in a systematic manner to erase everything related to Prophet Mohammad (صلى الله عليه و آله وسلم) from Arabian Peninsula and establish their old Pagan religion in the name of Islam.However, it looks their time is over now. Their tribulation will soon be controlled by Islamic Caliphate.It is in Hadith - Narrated by Imam Ahmed (رضئ اللہ تعالی عنہ) in his Musnad, from Al-Nu’man Ibn Bashir (رضئ اللہ تعالی عنہ):قال رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم: تكون النبوة فيكم ما شاء الله أن تكون، ثم يرفعها الله إذا شاء أن يرفعها، ثم تكون خلافة على منهاج النبوة فتكون ما شاء الله أن تكون، ثم يرفعها الله إذا شاء أن يرفعها، ثم تكون ملكًا عاضًا فيكون ما شاء الله أن يكون، ثم يرفعها إذا شاء الله أن يرفعها، ثم تكون ملكًا جبرية فتكون ما شاء الله أن تكون، ثم يرفعها الله إذا شاء أن يرفعها، ثم تكون خلافة على منهاج النبوة، ثم سكتMeaning -"The Messenger of Allah (صلى الله عليه و آله وسلم) said: Prophet-hood will be amongst you as long as Allah (سبحانہ و تعا لی) wishes, then He will lift it up when He wishes to lift it up.Then there will be Caliphate (خلافة) on the way of the Prophet-hood (Khilafat-e-Rashidah) and it will be as long as Allah (سبحانہ و تعا لی) wishes, then Allah (سبحانہ و تعا لی) will lift it up when He wishes to lift it up.Then there will be Inheritance Rule (Kings Rule) (ملكًا عاضًا), and it will last as long as Allah (سبحانہ و تعا لی) wishes, then Allah (سبحانہ و تعا لی) will lift it up when He wishes to lift it up.Then there will be Coercive Rule (Dictatorships) (ملكًا جبرية), and it will last as long as Allah (سبحانہ و تعا لی) wishes, then Allah (سبحانہ و تعا لی) will lift it up when He wishes to lift it up.Then there will be Caliphate on the way of Prophet-hood ( خلافة على منهاج النبوة صلى الله عليه و آله وسلم). Then he (Prophet - صلى الله عليه و آله وسلم ) was silent." (Ahmed - Hadith # 18430).Salafis cannot deny the above Hadith as their trusted scholar Al-Bani has described it as Sahih.We have already entered into the phase of Islamic Caliphate which will be based on the way of Prophet-hood ( خلافة على منهاج النبوة صلى الله عليه و آله وسلم).There is no doubt about it. Quran and Ahadith are Mubeen (clear) and whatever is foretold, will sure happen. The world has seen this truth earlier and people will continue to see it till the Day of Resurrection.The time of Kingships and Dictatorships is over. Similarly, the time of Salafism, Shiaism, and the remaining Sects and their Subgroups is over. Their fall is destined and they will soon be part of history. Whatever they do to hold on, will not work. The only thing that may work now is, they should openly renounce their Pagan and other Sectarian faiths and come back to the straight path of Islam. There cannot be a second opinion in this context.
The title SALAFI is applied to those who worship a Planetary human-like-Idol ( المعبود الكواكب مثل الإنسان ) and call it Allah (Astaghfiruallah).There are hundreds of Salafi Groups in the world. Followers of all these Groups claim that they are Muslims. However, we fail to understand their claim because every Salafi Group calls itself 'the saved sect' (Firqa An-Najiya) and accuses the other Salafi Group as apostate (Kafir). It is a very strange situation with these Groups.We have done a lot of research on the beliefs of various Islamic Groups. As we have mentioned in our earlier Articles, the beliefs of the following Salafi groups and hundreds of their Sub-groups are more or less identical, with a little variations between them.
(1) They believe in the teachings of Ibn Khuzaimah, Ibn Taymiyyah, Ibn Qayyim, Ibn Abd al-Wahhab and other Salafi scholars mentioned below. However, some of them claim to follow Imams of Fiqh while others reject following of Imams completely.
(2) Using of Quranic verses meant for Pagans (Mushrikeen-e-Makka) on Prophet Mohammad (صلى الله عليه و آله وسلم), Sahabah (رضئ اللھ تعالی عنہم اجمعین ) and Awliya Allah was started by Munafiqoon during the time of Khulfa-e-Rashideen. Later it was continued by Kharijis and Salafis. The following scholars are prominent who gave rise to this outrageous practice.(i) Ibn Khuzaimah (933-846), (ii) Ibn Taymiyyah (1263-1228) , (iii) Ibn al-Qayyim (1292–1350), (iv) Al-Mizzi (1256–1341), (v) Ibn Kathir (1301–1372), (vi) ad-Dhahabi (1274–1348), (vii) al-Birzali (1267–1339), (viii) Ibn Abd-al-Wahhab (1703–1792), (ix) Hasan Al-Banna (1906-1949), (x) Shah Ismail Dehlvi (1776-1829), (xi) Rashid Ahmad Gangohi (1829-1905), (xii) Muhammad Qasim Nanotvi (1832-1880), (xiii) Ashraf Ali Thanvi (1863-1943) (xiv) Mohammad Ilyas (1885-1944), (xv) Abul Ala Maududi (1903-1979), (xvi) Abd al Aziz Ibn Baz (1910-1999), (xvii) Muhammad Uthaymeen At-Tamimi (1925-2001), (xviii) Nasiruddin Al-Baani (1914-1999), (xix) Israr Ahmad (1932-2010), (xx) Abd al-Aziz as-Sudais (born 1960), (xxi) Taqi Usmani (born 1943), (xxii) Zakir Naik (born 1965), (xxiii) Tariq Jamil (born 1953), etc.It is in Hadith - وكان ابن عمر يراهم شرار خلق الله وقال إنهم انطلقوا إلى آيات نزلت في الكفار فجعلوها على المؤمنين - Ibn Umar (رضئ اللہ تعالی عنہ) considered the Khawarij and the heretics (Salafis and their like minded groups) as the worst beings in creation (meaning worst than Satan and his subordinate Shayateen), and he said : 'They went to verses which were revealed about the disbelievers (the pagans of Makka) and applied them to the Believers (Prophets, Sahabah, Awliya Allah and Muslims). (Bukhari - Chapter Khawarijeen).
(3) They all approve the destruction of Prophet Mohammad's (صلى الله عليه و آله وسلم) house in Makka and building of a Public Toilet on it by Saudi Salafis.
(4) They all agree that the Green Dome of Prophet Mohammad (صلى الله عليه و آله وسلم) should be destroyed and his pious grave taken out of the Grand Mosque.
(5) They all consider it shirk to respect Prophet's (صلى الله عليه و آله وسلم) relics. They all approve destruction of Islamic Heritage that took place in Arabian Peninsula in the hands of Salafi fanatics.
(6) They do not want to feel or show happiness on the birth of Prophet Mohammad (صلى الله عليه و آله وسلم). They all consider it bidda to celebrate happiness on the birth date of Prophet Mohammad (صلى الله عليه و آله وسلم) and consider those who celebrate it as Mushrikeen.
(7) They are united, and work as one Unit, in opposing the Islamic beliefs and practices of Ahle Sunnah wal Jama'a (Sunnis) in the world.
Thus there are three distinct groups of Muslims in the world as follows:
PROMINENT SALAFI GROUPS IN THE WORLDEARLIER GROUPS(1) Makhamahs,(2) Najdaatis,(3) Thu'aalabahs,(4) Ajaaridahs,(5) Zariqahs,(6) Abaadhiyyas(7) Safriyyas(8) Ash-Sharaahs(9) Khamariyyas,(10) Huooriyyas(11) Shyaybiyyas(12) Ibaathiyyas,(13) Shamraakhiyyas,(14) Salaydiyyahs,(15) Sirriyyahs,(16) Azriyyahs,(17) Ajradiyyahs,(18) Shakkiyyas,(19) Fadhaliyyahs,(20) Bayhasiyyahs,(21) Atwiyyahs,(22) Fadeekiyyahs,(23) Jadiyyahs,CURRENT GROUPS(24) Ibadi Salafis,(25) Nafusa Salafis,(26) Hinawis Salafis,(27) Ghaffiri Salafis,(28) Mzabi Salafis,(29) Jerba Salafis,(30) Modernist or Neo Salafis(31) Madkhali, or Super Salafis,(32) Conventional or Najdi or Wahhabi Salafis,(33) Jihadi Salafis,(34) Qutubi Salafis,(35) Laskar Jihad Salafis (followers of Ja'far Talib),(36) Al-Bani Salafis,(37) Academic Salafis,(38) GSPC Algerian Salafis,(39) Murji Salafis,(40) Talafi Salafis,(41) Ma'ribi Salafis,(42) Hizbi Salafis,(43) Khariji Salafis,(44) Takfiri Salafis,(45) Nasibi Salafis,(46) Ghloovi Salafis,(47) Qawmi Salafis,(48) Taqleedi Salafis,(49) Asabi Salafis,(50) Nation of Islam Salafis,(51) Ahle Hadith Salafis,(52) Deo Bandi Salafis,(53) Nadwatul Ulema Salafis,(54) Ilyasi Salafis or Tabhlighee Salafis,(55) Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam Salafis,(56) Jamiat-e-Ulema Hind Salafis,(57) Millat-e-Islamia Salafis,(58) Israri Salafis or Tanzeem-e-Islami Salafis,(59) Islahi Salafis, (Amin Islahi 1904-97 followers)(60) Ikhwan-ul-Muslimeen Salafis,(61) Jamaah Islamiya Salafis,(62) Darul Islam Salafis(63) Jam'iya al-Salafiya al-Mujahida Salafis(64) Islamic Salvation Front Salafis(65) Maududi Salafis or Jamat-e-Islami Salafis,(66) Ansar As-Sunnah Salafis,(67) Tehrik-e-Taaliban Salafis,(68) Zaakiri Salafis (followers of Zakir Naik),(69) Jama't-ud-Dawa Salafis,(70) Lashkar-e-Taiba Salafis,(71) Nabhani Salafis or Hizb ut-Tahreer Salafis,(72) Jamiyya Salafis,(73) Invitation to Paradise Salafis(74) Hussami Salafis (Followers of Aqil Hussami),(75) Ta'meer-e-Millat Salafis,
(76) Tafweedi Salafis,(77) Sahwi Salafis, etc.(78) Islamist Salafis,(79) Tauseefi Salafis (Tauseefur Rahman followers)(80) Pathless Salafis (Non Arabs Saudi Arabia)(81) Athari Salafis,(82) Jamat-ul-Muslimeen Salafis,(83) Guraba-e-Ahle-Hadith Salafis,(84) Thanaiyah Salafis,(85) Al-Maqdisi Salafis,(86) At-Tawheed wal Jihad Salafis,(87) Al-Wala' wal Bara Salafis,(88) Mean Green Salafis,(89) Almost Salafis,(90) Yemeni Salafis,(91) Kung Fu Salafis,(92) Bidda Salafis,(93) Red Beard Salafis,(94) Blood Salafis,(95) Maxican Salafis,(96) Jordanian Salafis,(97) Canadian True blue Salafis,(98) Sipah-e-Sahabah Salafis,(99) Lashkar-e-Jhangvi Salafis,(100) Harakat-e-Inqilab-e-Islami Salafis,(101) Harakat-ul-Ansar Salafis,(102) Hizb-ul-Mujahideen Salafis,(103) Counterfeit Salafis,(104) Al-Shabab Salafis,(105) Jund Ansar Allah Salafis,(106) Jaysh Al-Islam Salafis,(107) Jaysh Al-Umma Salafis,(108) Nour Salafis,(109) Freedom and Justice Salafis,(110) Deobandi Army of Islam Salafis,(111) International Islamic Front Salafis,
(112) Freedom and Justice Salafis,(113) Student Islamic Movement of India (SIMI) Salafis,(114) Jamiat-ul-Hekma Salafis,(115) Al-Ehsan Salafis,(116) Al-Sururi Salafis, (followers of Al-Sururi)(117) Islamic Heritage Restoration Salafis,(118) Islah Salafis,(119) Al-Ahdi Salafis (followers of Faysl Al-Ahdi)(120) Muqbil Salafis, (followers of Muqbil Al-Wadi)(121) Independent Yemeni Salafis,(122) Kuwaiti Islamists Salafis,(123) Purists Indonesian Salafis,(124) Partai Keadilan Sejahtera (PKS), Salafis,(125) Darul Islam Salafis,(126) Jemaah Islamia Salafis,(127) Strict Indonesian Salafis,(128) Wahda Islamiyya Salafis,(129) Mohammadiyah Salafis,(130) Persatuan Islam (Persis) Salafis,(131) Al-Irsyad Salafis,(132) Dewan Dakwah Islam Indonesia (DDII) Salafis,(133) Mutamar al-Alam al-Islami Salafis,(134) Rabithah al-Alam al-Islami Salafis,(135) LIPIA Salafis,(136) Pesantren Salafis,(137) Nida Salafis (followers of Abu Nida)(138) FKASWJ (Forum Komunikasi ASWJ) Salafis(139) Al-Sofwa Salafis,(140) At-Turots Salafis,(141) IREF Indian Salafis,(142) Kumpula Muhahidin Malaysia (KMM) Salafis,(143) Parti Se-Islam Malaysia (PAS) Salafis,(144) Brotherhood of Inner Power (Al-Maunah) Salafis,(145) Darul Islam Nusantara Salafis,(146) ABIM Malaysian Salafis,(147) Al-Arqam Salafis,(148) Reformasi Salafis,(149) Islamic Algerian Salafis,(150) Sayyafi Salafis (followers of Abu Sayyaf),(151) Moro Islamic Liberation Front Salafis,(152) Australian Salafis,(153) Al-Muhajiroun Salafis,(154) UK Saved Sect Salalfis(155) UK Al-Ghuraba Salafis,(156) Takfiri Algerian Salafis,(157) Jam'iyyah Ihyaa Turaath Al-Islami Salafis,(158) Jam'iyyah Ihyaa Minhaj as-Sunnah Salafis,(159) Salafi Publications (OASIS) Salafis,(160) Tajik Salafis,(161) Al-Ansar Tabhlighee Salafis,(162) Jamiatul Ansar Salafis,(163) Harakatul Mujahideen Salafis,(164) Harakatul Jihad al-Islami (Huji) Salafis, etc.