What is Shirk? 'Wahhabism' vs Traditional Sunni Islam

Karima Foundation

In recent times, some Muslim YouTube personalities have claimed that visiting the Grave of the Prophet  and asking him to supplicate for you, is a form of polytheism worse than the most heinous actions a man can do. (The actual words used are so disgusting, they are not worth repeating.)
In response, we discuss:

1. The reality of God’s Oneness according to Traditional Islam, based on the Qur’an and Sunnah.
2. What Shirk truly is – a belief, not an action – and also show the internal contradictions within the Wahhabi Creed.
3. The permissibility, nay, recommended nature of visiting the Noble Grave of the Prophet  and seeking his intercession to Allah.
4. The dangerous implications of the Wahhabi understanding that can be weaponised by groups like ISIS and such.
5. The proof that Traditional Muslim scholars did not follow Wahhabism, including Shaykh Ibn Taymiyyah himself.
Feel free to leave any comments and questions below, and we may even record a follow-up responding to these.

The speakers
Asim Ayub – He graduated from Darul Uloom Bury in 2016 and currently serves as a teacher, Khatīb and lecturer at the Karima Foundation.

Shaykh Shams Tameez - Shaykh Shams Tameez is a graduate of UK-based seminary Jamia al-Karam. He then completed the Diploma at the Cambridge Muslim College in Contextual Islamic Studies and Leadership. After this he worked as an Imam at Aylesbury Mosque in Buckinghamshire before embarking on further studies in Istanbul at the Abu Hanifa Institute. He has also been fortunate to study with great scholars from Syria currently residing in Istanbul such as Shaykh Khalid al-Kharsa, Shaykh Adnan Darwesh, Shaykh Ridwan al-Kaheel and Shaykh Muhammad Shuqayr and Turkish scholars such as Mulla Yavus. He then travelled to Tarim in Yemen for one year where he was blessed to study at Dar al-Mustafa. He returned to the UK and completed a Master degree at SOAS University in Islamic studies. He is currently pursing a PhD at Ibn Haldun University focusing on Islamic theology along with studying at the IKAM seminary specialising in the Islamic rational sciences. He continues to be a teacher & lecturer at the Karima Foundation.

Shaykh Dr Zeeshan Chaudhri - Shaykh Zeeshan Chaudri began his studies in the Institute of Islamic Education, Dewsbury where he enrolled into the Alimiyya program. He then transferred to Imam Zakariya Academy, London where he completed the program. Thereafter he completed an MA in Islamic studies at Markfield Institute of Higher Education. He is currently a teacher at Imam Zakariya Academy in the Alimiyya program and recently completed his PhD from the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS). Shaykh Zeeshan is known for his avid love for reading and research and is therefore in charge of library and literary resources development at Whitethread Institute. Receive SMS online on sms24.me

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