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Ibn ‘Abd al-Wahhab also ordered women to shave off their hair. a woman said to him: “Hair is the precious ornament of a female as is the beard for a male. Is it apt to leave human beings deprived of their ornaments bestowed upon them by Allahu ta’ala?” Ibn ‘Abd al-Wahhab was unable to give any answer to her.

Although many wrong, heretical beliefs exist in the path led by Ibn ‘Abd al-Wahhab, there are three main beliefs:

1. He taught that rites (‘a’mal) make up a part of iman and that he who omits a fard (for example, does not perform salat once because of laziness or does not give the zakat of one year because of stinginess, though he believes that salat and zakat are fard) becomes a disbeliever, and he must be killed and his possessions must be distributed among the Wahhabis.

2. They believe that it is polytheism to make wasila of the souls of prophets (‘alaihimu ‘s-salawatu wa ‘t-taslimat) and awliya’ (rahimahum-Allahu ta’ala) and to ask them to pray on behalf of one who, thus, may attain his wish or be safe against what he fears. They say that it is forbidden to read the prayer book Dala’il al-khairat.

3. They believe that it is polytheism to build a dome over a grave, to light oil-lamps for those who perform ‘ibada and serve in shrines and to vow alms or nadhr of an animal for the souls of the dead. To them, each of these acts is a form of worshiping a person besides Allahu ta’ala.

All the shrines of as-Sahabat al-kiram, Ahl al-Bait (radi-Allahu ta’ala ‘anhum ajmain), awliya’ and martyrs (ridwan-Allahi ‘alaihim ajmain), except that of our master Rasulullah (sall-allahu ‘alaihi wa sallam), were destroyed when Sa’ud ibn ‘Abd al-‘Aziz attacked Mecca and Medina. The graves became indistinct. Although they attempted to pull down Rasulullah’s shrine, too, those who took hold of pickaxes either went mad or suffered paralysis, and they were not able to commit that crime. When they captured Medina, Ibn Sa’ud assembled Muslims and, slandering them, said, “Your religion is now completed by Wahhabism, and Allah became pleased with you. Your fathers were disbelievers and polytheists. Do not follow their religion! Tell everybody that they were disbelievers! It is forbidden to stand and beg in front of Rasulullah’s shrine. You may only say ‘As-salamu ‘ala Muhammad’ when passing by the shrine. He is not to be asked for intercession.”

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