Addendum: Why We Warn Against Wahhabism

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Addendum to “Why We Warn”

In the initial post here: http://facetofloor.wordpress.com/2012/07/17/why-we-warn-against-wahhabism/  four points were mentioned about the dangers of Wahhabism (quasi-Salafism).  There is another that is important to keep in mind.  Although it was alluded in the first post, i think that it needs to be elaborated on some more.  The Wahhabis (quasi-Salafis) sever the Muslims from their historical and scholarly heritage.  The (moderately informed) Wahhabis know that what they follow does not match up with history.

Prior to the era of European colonialism and the rise of Wahhabism in central Arabia in the mid 1700’s C.E.—or even more recently prior to the founding of the Saudi-Wahhabi state and discovery of petrol in Arabia, what were the Sunni Muslims following around the world following?  The Muslims of North Africa, of the Indian subcontinent, the Sunnis of Iraq and Ash-Shaam (Greater Syria), the Sunnis of Malaysia and Indonesia, the…

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