Muhammad Ibn ^Abdul-Wahhab
(Founder of Wahaby Sect) started as a student of knowledge in the city
of the Prophet, sallallahu ^alayhi wa sallam: al-Madinah al-Munawwarah.
Ibn ^Abdul-Wahhab’s father was a good, pious man among the people of
knowledge as was his brother, Shaykh Sulayman. His father, his brother,
and his shaykhs (teachers of religion) had the foresight Ibn ^Abdul-Wahhab
would innovate a great deal of deviation and misguidance, because of
their observance of his sayings, actions, and inclinations concerning
many issues. They used to reprimand him and warn people against him.
the deviant and straying people is an obligatory matter. In fact, if
warning against the person who cheats the Muslims in articles of trade
is obligatory, then it is more so to warn against the person who intrigues
and perverts the Religion and belies Allah and the Messenger. Allah,
ta^ala, said in Surat Al-^Imran, Ayah 104: which means: [Let there be
among you a nation that invite to the good, command the lawful, and
forbid the unlawful.]
Abu ^Aliyy ad-Daqqaq
said: "The one who withholds the truth is a mute devil."