Roots of Terrorism. Part 1
All the religions of the world reflect (reveal) and give message of peace and solace among the nations. All the Godly religions have got network of creating a sort of harmony (agreement, accord) between the creator and the human being. All the religions, which express rights of the man towards God, also establish the right of human beings to one another. Therefore, no religion on earth teaches or instructs to enter upon terrorism rather religious teachings persuade (influence, convince) one to avert and avoid all kind of terrorism, so that the purpose of all religions, to wipe out cruelty, crimes and injustice from human society and to establish justice, could be achieved.
Unfortunately, in Islam certain evil people established a sect which is against Koran and wisdom. They try to dissuade and mislead people from the right path of Islam and make them deadly enemy of other people having different beliefs. Basically, Islam is a religion of peace, solace and tranquility.
The Koran, the Holy Scripture, tells us that ‘there is no force in religion’. In Islam people are free and enjoy the freedom of will. There is no restriction or restrain upon them in choosing any belief or adopting any principle of life.
The unfortunate person who introduced the element of terrorism through his personal, illogical and un-Islamic ideas in the Muslim world was Ahmad ibne Tamia. He was born in a Muslim family in 661 AH (After Hijra). He believed in forcing people to enter upon a different course of affection. Ibne Tamia fabricated (made up, untrue) a set of beliefs totally against the Koranic doctrine and the intelligence of human beings as well. His fanatic beliefs are quite unacceptable and inadaptable in any sensible and civilized society. However, he wanted his poisonous ideas to be imposed forcibly in the Muslim world. He proclaimed his false beliefs to be the true Islam. And declared that those who do not believe in his ideas and do not practice these dogmas are dubbed (called, named) as non-believers.
But on the other hand, in the Holy Koran (Islamic Script) it has been clearly mentioned that there is no enforcement in faith and in religion nobody can be forced. Ibne Tamia founded these ill-based dogmas, and after him Abdul Wahab further strengthened these ill-founded beliefs, ideas, and dogmas.
Abdul Wahab was really the person who founded terrorism in Islam and spread it in the Muslim world at the very inception (beginning).
Abdul Wahab preached unacceptable dogmas and principles, which were anti-Islamic and anti-intelligence. In the ensuing (future) discussion we shall discuss in details. Abdul Wahab declared that all those who do not possess our ideas or dogmas are classified as a Kafir. Therefore, they are to be condemned to death, death sentence. Of course, the facts are recorded in the annals of history, that all Muslims who did not follow their ideas, their self-styled dogmas, which were their own creation, they were tortured and put to death in cold blood and their properties were destroyed. Taliban, in the present era, believe in and practice terrorism in the world, are true followers of Abdul Wahab, the founder of terrorism in Islam, who in the past committed that kind of thing.
In the Holy Koran (Islamic Script), which is the most important Scripture of Islam very often, has repeatedly said that if you have got cogent reasons bring forth your ideas. The Koran has categorically (absolutely) forbidden the use of lethal (dangerous) instruments and deadly weapons like sword, batons (sticks, truncheons) the old weapon used for torture, which can cause bloodshed and create havoc (disorder, confusion) in the society.
Wherever the Holy Koran has ordered for Jihad it means ‘protect yourself and your rights’. In fact, self-protection is not an offence in which one has to go forth.
All the wars that took place in the life of the Holy Prophet were fought in self-defense. Those wars were not at all based on offence. And the Prophet of God (peace be upon him and his progeny) had not adopted any offensive practice. This happened all through his life. If you go through the history, you will find all the wars defensive, which were fought in defense of Islam.
All those who belief or proclaim that Islam was spread on the dint of sword; that it was only sword that was utilized (used) their notion (idea) is completely erroneous (wrong). Because, so long as people lived in Mecca they were not permitted to go for Jihad (Holy war) and the Muslims never raised the sword in Mecca. Even though, they had been subjected to different types of tortures but they kept patience. The Muslims have always practicing patience. They did not revert to the sword even the very first martyr of Islam the mother of Ammar Yasar and cut into two pieces.
Now let us know what kind of force and what kind of accord, the Muslim led and they spread Islam. Indeed, Islam spread not with sword but with cogent (strong, logical) reason, intelligence and the good behavior and the good eminence (reputation) of the Holy Prophet (peace be upon him and his progeny).
Terrorism and Oppression Against Womenfolk on the Death of Kin and Kith
There is no scope (possibility, range) for terrorism in Islam. In the Koran on many occasions it has been rebated (deduced) that true religion can be represented through intelligence and adducing (citing) cogent (powerful) reasons or detailing out convincing reason. In fact, the Koran has directed mankind to listen to everybody, and accept only what is logically appealing, sound and good.
But terrorism ushered (announced) in, was introduced by Abdul Wahab and was added in the Islamic period. In the system that Abdul Wahab added to Islam there is no scope for discussion or face-to-face (in front) debate the points and giving sound reasons, which may appeal to the human mind. But all the beliefs that Abdul Wahab practiced and presented in Islam have no firm grounds on which he could plead all these facts.
Moreover, neither he bothered (annoyed) to present these texts by means of Koranic references or Traditions of the Holy Prophet (peace be upon him and his progeny) and nor he based these dogmas, beliefs on reasons so sound and good.
Hence terrifying beliefs fostered (adopted) by Abdul Wahab doesn't appeal to or be accepted by the sane and wise people.
In order to propagate his ill-based dogmas, he forced people on the dint (by force, means) of sword and used all illegitimate (unlawful) means to kill them ruthlessly (mercilessly) and bring them to his fold. As Jameel Siddqi Sahawi has written in his book named ‘Al-Fajaray Sadiq’ that in 1217 Hijri when the Wahabis (Taliban) led an attack on Taif and threatened people to accept their gospels, their beliefs, otherwise, they would be put to sword, killed. In that attack these Wahabis did not take mercy even upon the small kids who were breast fed (suckled their mothers) and a number of people were butchered without any rhyme or reason (sense, logic).
This was the very first step that the Wahabis took in order to lay the foundation stone of terrorism in Islam. In this way the book named Hunwana Mahjad Fe Tahriqeh Nahjad Ibne Bashar the writer says that the Wahabis led an attack on Najaf in 1220 Hijri and there also they created havoc (destruction) and murdered a lot of innocent people.
Further, Salauddin, who himself is a Wahabi, in his book ‘History of Saudi Arabia’ (Tareeq Mumlaqat-e-Arabia Saudia), writes in 1216 Hijri in the month of Zeeqad the Wahabis led an attack on Karbala where they looted and plundered the people.
From the above historical references we can by joint conclusion say surely and safely that the foundation stone of Terrorism was laid by Wahabis. For the reason, they are first to start Terrorism in the World.
The Wahabis very strongly and sternly believe that those who are not like them in faith, or do not have the similitude (similarity) of the view with them they must be put to sword, they must be murdered.
They not only think the non-Muslims should be put to sword but also Muslims of certain sects must be killed because their beliefs do not match with the Wahabis’ ideas. Therefore, they kill them accordingly.
In the Wahabis belief there are many things, which are anti reason and are not to be accepted by proper human senses. According to their gospel there is no scope for mercy or to give pardon to the people. According to their belief the infliction of torture especially on womenfolk is their basic principle. For example, if a small child of a Wahabis' wife dies, then the Wahabi, on such a sad occasion do not allow women to shed tears on demise of the kith and kin. The mother whose apple of an eye is dead and is going to be buried, she is very, very terror stricken and grief stricken. However, she is not allowed to shed a tear. Not only this, but it has also been noticed that the deprived mother is not permitted (allowed) to go to the grave of the departed soul. Although it is the high time to give her or console her on the death of her beloved son or daughter, but she is not treated that way. She is neither allowed to shed tear nor is she permitted to go to the grave of her son or daughter.
On the other hand, other sects of Muslim do permit and do allow going to the graves, there is no restriction on weeping on the death of loved ones or on visiting the graves. But it is only the Wahabis, who are totally against it. They simply permit neither the weeping nor the lamentation (wailing), lawful mourning on the death of their near and dear. They do not permit their wives to go and visit the graves after the death of their relatives. Whereas, through the perusal of very famous books of traditions of the Holy Prophet (peace be upon him and his progeny), we come to the conclusion that the people are permitted rather they are urged to go and visit the graves. This implies that an interest is created in them for going to visit the graves so that they could understand the reality of life.
In the book Sunnan Ibne Mahja, one of the important and famous Hadees has been narrated from the Holy Prophet (peace be upon him and his progeny), according to that Tradition the Holy Prophet (peace be upon him and his progeny) said, ‘do go to the graves and go soon to the graves, because by doing this one remembers his/her own end of the life.
In another famous book of Traditions of the Holy Prophet (peace be upon him and his progeny), Kansal-e-Ammal, it has been said that the graves must be visited because you will learn and you become wonder struck by visiting the graveyard, keeping in view that one day this will be the same end for you.
In order to prove their ill-based belief the Wahabis bring forth ill founded, two or three traditions from the Holy Prophet (peace be upon him and his progeny) and they ascribe them to the Holy Prophet (peace be upon him and his progeny). These traditions are ill based, false, void of veracity (truthfulness) and there is no iota (speck) of truth in them.
The Traditions attributed to the Holy Prophet (peace be upon him and his progeny), which can be safely refuted (rejected), safely disregarded, are definitely anti Quranic version and anti human intelligence. Truly, we can very rightly say that all these Traditions are self-concocted (made by themselves) , self fabricated, self-styled and self-made by Wahabis because they just do not accept the real Traditions from the Holy Prophet (peace be upon him and his progeny) and try to refute the truthful Traditions of the Holy Prophet (peace be upon him and his progeny). There are fifty or more Sayings, which are invariably (constant) rejected and disregarded. When they get too weak and ill-based and ill-founded Traditions they accept them because there is no provision for debate or discussion in their sect.
Even today in Saudi, which is the epic (main) point of Wahabiat or focal (centre) point of Wahabiat? They do not allow publication of any original works except to their own dogmas or own set of dogmas pertaining to Wahabiat.
In Sahih Muslim, a very important and renowned (famous) book, there is one very important Tradition of the Holy Prophet (peace be upon him and his progeny), in which it is very vividly mentioned that women folk are permitted to go to the cemetery or graveyard. The Prophet of God (peace be upon him and his progeny) said that one day Angel Gabriel came to him and conveyed him the Commands of God that he should go and visit the people buried at Baqi (Graveyard in Madina) and asked him to pray for their forgiveness. He (the Prophet of God (peace be upon him and his progeny) immediately rose from his bed and went to Baqi. Meanwhile Hazrat Aisha, spouse (wife) of the Holy Prophet (peace be upon him and his progeny), also followed him quietly. Hazrat Aisha enquired of the Prophet of God (peace be upon him and his progeny) “how shall I go and visit the people buried in Baqi?” The Holy Prophet (peace be upon him and his progeny) replied, “Say oh! God be merciful and shower your mercy over those who have been buried in this belt of the earth and furthermore ask for mercy for those who shall be coming to Baqi.”
Now by this Holy tradition it is very clearly proved that going of the womenfolk into the graveyard is not only justified but also has been permitted by the Holy Prophet (peace be upon him and his progeny). Had it not been tenable (permissible) for womenfolk to enter the graveyard, then the Holy Prophet (peace be upon him and his progeny) would forbade (refused) Hazrat Aisha to accompany him.
Another very famous Tradition of the Holy Prophet (peace be upon him and his progeny), which is available in the book Musddarak, that the daughter of the Holy Prophet (peace be upon him and his progeny), Fatima-tu-Zehra (peace be upon her) after the Martyrdom of Hazrat Hamza (peace be upon him), used to visit the grave of Hazrat Hamza(peace be upon him); and would mourn over the sad demise of the uncle of her father the Holy Prophet (peace be upon him and his progeny). She also offered prayers over his grave (two rakats (units) of prayers). Had it not been permissible for womenfolk to go to the graveyard, then Hazrat Fatima (peace be upon her) would not have gone to the cemetery or graveyard; and would never had mourned there; and would not have prayed there; and would not have read Surah Fateha (The Opening-name of a chapter of the Quran) over the grave of Hazrat Hamza (peace be upon him). All the narrators of this tradition of the Holy Prophet (peace be upon him and his progeny) are correct and of the standard of Sahih Bukhari.
Terrorist acts against Womenfolk, Who go to the Graveyard
Another tradition of the Holy Prophet (peace be upon him and his progeny) is from Tirmizi, Abdul ibne Abi Malika writes when Abdul Rahman son of Abu Bakr died and was buried, his sister Aisha, on returning from Mecca, straight away went to visit the grave of her brother.
In this way Sahih Bukhari also records that the Holy Prophet (peace be upon him and his progeny) once saw a woman lamenting and weeping over a grave, the Holy Prophet (peace be upon him and his progeny) directed her to be patient. If it had been forbidden (prohibited) for the ladies or womenfolk to go to the graveyard, then the Holy Prophet (peace be upon him and his progeny) would have strictly (sternly) directed her not to visit the grave again.
In this connection, so many Traditions of the Holy Prophet (peace be upon him and his progeny) have been quoted and explained, from which we get the information that going of the lady folk to the graveyard is not forbidden.
In contrast (comparison) with so many true Traditions, Wahabis take only one or two weak, false, ill-based traditions to make a stepping stone and inflict tortures (agonies) upon the womenfolk and very strictly restrict them from going to the graveyard. Out of those two false and ill founded Traditions, one of the traditions is that it is the curse from Allah upon those who sit for a long time over the grave. Here the words used in Arabic is which is pronounced as “Zawarat” this word indicates, signifies that to
Sit near the graves idle (lazy) is wastage of time. In the Arabic language this is a phrase, which indicates suspicion (doubt) that a person might spend much time of the day or part of the day sitting idle over the graves in the graveyard. Obviously, it is useless to sit idle on the graves for a long time. However, this does not at all indicate or forbid the womenfolk from going to the graveyard.
There is another false Tradition), Wahabis make it a stepping stone, is ascribed, alleged, attributed and imprecated to the Holy Prophet (peace be upon him and his progeny). They quote it from the source of Hazrat Ali (peace be upon him) that Hazrat Ali (peace be upon him) says that the Prophet of God (peace be upon him and his progeny) once saw a woman in the graveyard, duly the Prophet (peace be upon him and his progeny) asked her, ‘for what reason are you sitting here? Are you waiting for a funeral to come? Or do you have to give a bath to any dead body? Or do you have to lift or shoulder the coffin of a certain dead body? Or do you have to lay down the corpse (body of the dead) into the grave? On hearing this all, the woman replied in negative then the Holy Prophet (peace be upon him and his progeny) asked the woman to return home otherwise she would be a sinner. This is a false Tradition narrated by Dinnar ibne Omaru.
The books on (Ilm–e-Rejal-this is study of narrators of tradition) explain whether the narrator of the Tradition is a right man, an honest man or a false man. In all these books Dinnar ibne Omaru was explained and labeled as a liar and an unreliable (untruth worthy) person who did not produce correct things. He was a sinner and a foolish kind of a man.
Now it is a point to ponder that Wahabis have taken a false narration by an unreliable and a liar person as a stepping-stone or foundation. On the other hand, we have a huge collection of the Traditions of the Holy Prophet (peace be upon him and his progeny) narrated by the trustworthy and noble people, which is an authentic (real) proof that womenfolk are allowed to visit the graveyard.
But keeping one or two false Traditions in view, the Wahabis strictly forbid, exercise restrain (restrict) the privileges of the womenfolk to go to the graveyard. But at that junction, at that painful time when the womenfolk are deprived of their kith and kin, naturally they are broken from within. When their sons, their relatives depart and are carried away to the graveyard for burial they really deserve a lot of sympathy but they are dealt with shabbiest (worse) treatment.
By discerning and looking at these examples and the clarification (mark or become clearer) that has been elucidated (explained, throw light upon) in the discussion, I think you would have been in a better position now to understand the vicious mentality of the Wahabis and their cruelty and their ill-founded beliefs. All the structure of their beliefs is totally against the Quranic version and the Traditions of the Holy Prophet (peace be upon him and his progeny) and the logic.
Precisely, if we look at Wahabis’ beliefs closely with rapt attention we can discern and find the element of terrorism, the element of coercion (compulsion, force). Bulk of the Muslim society is against the Wahabi sect and their beliefs. However, for two important reasons the gospels or the beliefs of the Wahabiat are spreading quickly in the world.
The first and foremost reason is that the Wahabis are occupying and have got a firm grip on the twin Holy cities, of Mecca and Medina. Every year Muslims from Muslim countries and other countries go there to perform Hajj, Pilgrimage. On this occasion, being privileged, they spread terrorism all over the world with great ease, and their beliefs are also being exported in this way.
Secondly, Saudi Arabia is a country, which is rich in oil. In this country, Wahabis belong to an affluent (wealthy) stratum (rank) of the society; they are the rich moneyed class of the present world. They get their ideas and beliefs straight up with the help of their money, which they get with the sale of their oil all over the world.
To be continued...