Mar 03, 2016 07:02 UTC

In a couple of the past episodes we discussed how Wahhabism was united with al Saud and the role of Britain in this field. Today we are going to continue discussing the way the Wahhabi cult spread. Stay tuned.

According to many researchers if there had not been plunders and aggressions of Wahhabis, they could have never survived. All of these plunders, which occurred at the cost of devastation of the Muslims’ life, caused wealthy and luxurious life for al-Saud and al-Sheikh families. Ibn Bushr writes in the book “Onwan al-Majd fi Tarikh Najd”: “The people of Dar’iya lived in utter destitution before the invitation of Muhammad ibn Abdul Wahhab. But I visited Dar’iya after that. At that time there were properties and arms in Dar’iya which would be found nowhere. They were ornamented with precious stones. There were expensive Arab horses and luxurious clothes which cannot be described. One day I was standing at a hilltop called Baten. In the West there were the al-Saud palaces called Turaif and the palace of the sons of Muhammad ibn Abdul Wahhab in the East of Dar’iya was called Bujairi.” According to Ibn Bushr the Saudi family and the family of Ibn Abdul Wahhab confiscated one third of the properties pillaged from the Ahsa region.

King Saud had a palace with harems inside and each of the women and maidens had a specific place. The clothes of these women were mostly from Indian silk ornamented with gold or emerald. Skillful cooks from Ahsa would prepare for him whatever food he liked. Just in one of the wedding ceremonies of his children 140 camels were slaughtered. Muhammad Ibn Abdul Wahhab was a real womanizer, too. He married 20 women and had 18 children from them. According to the historical accounts Muhammad ibn Abdul Wahhab and his progeny had vast lands and major part of the public property was seized by them. Furthermore, the emirs of different regions would send them valuable gifts. His children (al Sheikh) led a very luxurious and pompous life through the properties looted from the Muslims.

In the next periods this was the condition, too. The corruption of the al-Saud family has always been focused by the observers of the issues of the Arabian Peninsula. However, the al-Sheikh pseudo-scholars not only didn’t adopt any stance against this corruption they always defended the Saudi family and their princes.

A short look at the history of Wahhabism makes it clear that what played the main role in the bloody expeditions of this cult was looting the Muslim properties and this couldn’t materialize except via excommunication and decimation of Muslims. The other goal of the Wahhabi cult of its invitation was to spread the dominance of the Saudi family. Thus what linked al-Saud and Wahhabism was their reciprocal need of one another. Wahhabism managed to survive in the shadow of the Saudi sword and bloodletting and the Saudis increased their wealth and dominance through the instrumental motto of the Wahhabism.

Despite the claim of the Wahhabis, it is not the Shias who are their only victims but the main victims of Wahhabi aggression and savagery are the Sunnis and even Hanbalis. This comes as Wahhabis try to introduce Shias as their sole enemies. To realize this, they first converge with Sunnis and then comes the turn of the Sunnis. A very brief glance at the past record of Wahhabism in different eras clarifies this. According to the twisted narrative of Muhammad ibn Abdul Wahhab of religion all Muslims are infidels and the first group which was excommunicated were the people of Nejd. Such a view authorized the al-Saud to decimate the Muslims of Nejd and seize their women and properties. As soon as the bond between Muhammd ibn Abdul Wahhab and Muhammad ibn Saud was formed the first region that tasted the bitterness of sword and pillage was Riyadh in the vicinity of Dar’iya. The battles between Riyadh and Dar’iya lasted for nearly 30 years. Muhammad ibn Saud failed to conquer Riyadh due to the power of its ruler. These wars claimed 40,000 lives besides destruction and injuries. But in 1187 AH his son Abdul Aziz ibn Muhammad headed toward Riyadh with a large force of criminals and murderers. The troops of Abdul Aziz killed the entire male population of Riyadh and took their women as captives.

The city of Uyayna, the hometown of Muhammad ibn Abdul Wahhab and his ancestors, was the place where his father had the position of judgment and the people were the followers of the Hanbali School. But they were among the first regions to be massacred by the fatwa of Muhammad ibn Abdul Wahhab and the order of Muhammad ibn Saud.

Once Othman ibn Muammar, the ruler of Uyayna, got aware of the perverse thoughts of Muhammad ibn Abdul Wahhab expelled him of the city. Muhammad took refuge with the ruler of Dar’iya Muhammad ibn Saud and issued the decree of Othman’s death. Then, some of the followers of the Sheikh killed Othman on a Friday in Rajab 1169 AH. After that, Muhammad ibn Abdul Wahhab arrived at Dar’iya and demolished Othman’s house and appointed a person as its ruler. Shortly after, the people of the city rose up against his rule as they didn’t tolerate Wahhabi cult. But their uprising was brutally suppressed. All the men and children were killed and their women were taken captives. Their houses were destroyed and their farms and gardens were burnt.

This was the fate of any region that rejected the Wahhabi thought. Today this is exactly the practice of the Takfiri groups and Daesh terrorists in different regions of West Asia and North Africa.