As far as matters that fall outside the realm of general public’s knowledge like differences of understanding the sifât of Allâh between Asharis and Salafis etc., it was never an issue in the public domain during the times of our elders like it has become in our modern day and age. Internet has made access to such knowledge very easily obtainable and I would blame the Wahhabi/Salafis also for rekindling this controversy in the last decade or so. From a Fiqh point of view, a person may live his entire life without knowing such intricate matters and he won’t be accountable on the Day of Judgement for such knowledge. But now that the Pandora’s Box is open, it is the responsibility of those who know to clarify the matter.
This article describes – very briefly - the history and origin of Wahhâbism and its related “Salafi” movement. It also describes their deviant beliefs in aqaa’id and fiqh - based on the teachings of Allâmah ibn Taymiyyah (May Allah have mercy on him) - and their denial of the four established Schools of Fiqh viz. Hanafi, Shafi’ee, Maliki and Hanbali. This article also describes why the majority of the Orthodox Sunni Ulamâ - from the Ash’ari and Mâturidi Schools of Beliefs – accuse Allâmah ibn Taymiyyah of reprehensible bid’ah whilst some accusing him of kufr. It also deals - in some depth - on the question: Where is Allâh? – and Allâmah ibn Taymiyyah’s interpretations of Allâh’s saying in the Quran: “istawâ alal arsh” (He – Allâh - established Himself on the Throne).
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