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Sunni vs Wahabi

The major difference between Sunni and Wahabi is the beliefs and rituals. Sunnis are in majority and almost 90% percent of Muslims around the world belong to Sunni sect whereas the members of Wahabi movement are located in Saudi Arab. There are a few main and major as well as many secondary differences between the Sunni and Wahabi Muslims which caused these sects to be cut off from each other and emerge independently.

The major difference between them is that Wahabis believe that Prophet Muhammad should be praised only as a human being whereas Sunnis show extra special care and respect towards the Prophet of Islam.

Sunni Muslims celebrate the birthday of the Holy Prophet and arrange Meelaad. Meelaad is a form of gathering in which the Sunni Muslims get together and praise the Holy Prophet. The birthdays of Sufi saints are also celebrated with much dedication and enthusiasm. The day of their deaths are commemorated in the form of Urs. Wahabi Muslims do not believe in celebrating and practicing all these events which are very strongly rooted in Islam. Wahabis call these practices of events as unlawful and wrongful innovations. Wahabis also believe that this is as close as to shirk or polytheism and Sunnis follow the ways of infidel Hindus.

Sunni Muslims believe that Prophet Muhammad is Nur and still present in this world. Whereas Wahabis do not believe in using pious individuals as intermediaries when asking Allah as they consider it shirk or polytheism. Sunnis believe in the saints and mysticism whereas Wahabis do not believe in mysticism, intercession and prostration as well. Sunni Muslims visit the tombs of the saints and perform tawassul for the blessings of Allah whereas it is the greatest sin for a Wahabi.

Sunni Muslims believe in four imams of fiqah or Islamic laws such as Hanfi, Hanbli, Malakii and Shaafeyii whereas Wahabi does not follow an Iman in Fiqh. Wahabi Muslims are a group of fundamentalists and have an orthodox version Islam. Wahabis in Saudi Arab do not allow their females to work side by side with their men and they also are not allowed to drive a car. The women are treated as third rate citizens and they are bound to wear a long abayaa or garment to cover them from head to toe. Sunni Muslims are moderate and believe in the equality of women as suggested by Islam.

There are many differences present in their rituals of praying, marriage ceremonies, dresses etc. Wahabi Muslims have separate mosques and schools. Wahabi Muslims are followers of Mohammed ibn Abdul Wahab in the 18th century in Arabia, and his movement came up against a lot of opposition from the Indians Sunni Muslims. Members of the Wahab movement in Saudi Arabia believe their role as a restorer or reformer to free Islam from negative deviances, heresies, innovations, superstitions and idolatries. Wahabis prefer to eliminate music and listening to songs. They are against watching television and drawings of living things which contain a soul.


1. Wahabi Muslims are followers of Muhammad ibne Abdul wahab present in the 18th century in Saudi Arabia whereas Sunni Muslims are followers of Prophet Muhammad and his companions.

2. Sunni Muslims believe in intercession and mysticism whereas Wahabis call them as deviants and wrongful innovations in Islam.

3. Sunni Muslims strictly follow one of the four schools of thoughts or madhabs of fiqah or Islamic jurisprudence whereas Wahabis follow their sheikh.

4. Wahabis do not observe annual Sufi festivals, events or the birthday of Prophet Muhammad.

5. Sunni Muslims wear charms and believe in healing powers unlike Wahabi beliefs like visiting tombs or shrines of saints.

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  1. we are all muslims and the fact that we are cursing and calling everyone scum was one thing that Allah feared would happen and so did the prophet so we should not disrespect each others belief infact we all should just focus on haveing the right intention when we pray so that we all go through the doors of jannah so those who are calling themselves sunni , shia or whahabi should realise that we are all muslims and we are all brothers and sisters and should focus on the fact that we are servents of Allah and no matter what and how you pray all that matters is having the right intention and should try to stay away from the shaytaan that is causing us brothers and sisters to argue and class them as ” not one of us ” the fact that Allah said that we should respect people of other religons and their beliefs and we are not respecting the belief of our own brothers and sisters is digusting and the final fact that i want to say is that iam not a sunni , shia or a whahbi etc im a Muslim

    • Thanks brother, the exact message

    • Salam to you all my brothers and sisters.
      Hussain, I agree with you. Let Allah decides and judges who’s right and who’s wrong. In fact, we don’t have any authorization to judge such a thing.
      I just realize that being judgeful and fighting one to another between moslems are the factors of how Islam weakens by the followers themselves. So, why don’t we be the peaceful followers of the peaceful Islam? May Allah shows us all the right path and gives us the blessings and jannah al-feerdaoos.

      • Many of us who are not Muslim but are Christian are confused by the extremist actions in the world of some Muslims, and some live alongside us. I am so pleased that the previous contributors can agree on the content of this article, the differences were not known to me. As I travel the world I am now less likely to converse with a Muslim on any topic, based on the conduct of the less reputable conduct of Muslims. Many in the West believe that the conflicts currently ongoing originate from the rulers in Saudi Arabia and that very little will be resolved in the world until this is addressed. There are many conflicts world wide. Am I incorrect in my observations and/or interpretations. I write as a pacifist not one looking for conflict. Our challenge on this earth is to live peaceably together.

    • How accurate is this article? I have never heard of sunni muslim believing in an intercessor or even wearing charms or bracelets. It is something that was not known to be practiced during the Prophet ‘s time( phub). Also celebrating anyone’s birthday is not something known, but I am not sure if it is haram. I have heard cases where sunni muslims celebrate it.

      • This article is factually incorrect. Uninformed or deliberate misinformation provided to confuse people. Those who seek to learn, please ask any religious scholars. Basically this is one religion, Islam. May Allah swt guide us all to the one and only truth. Please do not be a part of spreading more confusion.

        • Haron …you have said it all in very few words. This article is deliberate misinformation. I am a sunni muslim and I dont do what the article is saying.

        • The article is accurate to a great extent. In fact sunni sect has divided into several sub sects such as deobandi, barelvi etc with many differences. Barelvis celebrate go to urs of saints and birthday of Holy Prophet ( pbuh) whereas wahabis reject such functions as these were never celebrated during early period of Islam. I would request all Muslims to follow Quran and sunnah and leave all rituals added unnecessarily.

      • Incorrect article
        Writer should first get perfect knowledge

    • We Are ONE UMMAH only !

    • Alhamdulillah!

    • Hi! I’d like to weigh in as a Christian mom to a loving and respectful Muslim son-in-law. I see that Muslims have the same problem as Christians – interpretations, different rituals, etc.

      I studied Islam when I was 22 and curious. I asked the Imam who taught us how God could give us different “truths” and how we’re we to know which was correct? He said it was humans who get it wrong. There is one truth, and if you imagine truth as a circle, we each might get a tangent of truth; the truth we are given is within the context of our times and culture. What is the message God/Allah is giving us? LOVE. RESPECT. PEACE. LOOK AFTER EACH OTHER. We need to overcome our tribality and see Allah in each one of us.

      Peace and love to us all.

    • Assalamu Alaikum!

      Alhamdulillah that there are some people in this world who actually have the correct view of a muslim. I’m part sunni and part wahabi which some people criticise as they think i can’t be both. Many muslims have come to me and said that i am stupid being wahabi as they say that wahabis are crazy and they believe in the wrong things. I broke down and didn’t know what to say as i never knew there was so much criticism in Islam against Sunni, Wahabi and Shia. I did my research and thought that we are all muslims and that it doesn’t matter if we are sunni, wahabi or shia as we are all muslims. A sunni muslim came up to me and said that wahabis are bad and that i am going to be punished and that i have a wrong beliefs. He also said that i didn’t believe in the prophet and that i couldn’t be part sunni or wahabi. I’m sunni but part wahabi as i believe that the Prophet didn’t celebrate his birthday so why should we. I also believe in the Prophets teachings while also relying more on hadith. I also attend Meelads as people invite us and it doesn’t sound good to say now. During meelads we read naats, eat food and read Quraan and make Duaa. Instead of breaking down i said to the man that he call himself a good muslim but he is bringing shame upon himself as Allah has told us that we are all equal and i think that we are all muslims and it doesn’t matter what u are. It matters about intentions. The way you pray or the things u believe dont matter as long as u believe that Allah is the One and only God. Instead of criticising others, i think people should think about how they should improve their character and make themselves better muslims. If people think that they are better than others they should know that there is always someone who is higher in status islam like the Prophet peace be upon him. Allah didn’t make the Sunni, Wahabi and Shia. Humans made this. Allah just made the religion of Islam and made us pure muslims that have faith and believe in only one God that is Him, Allah. We are all muslims, so criticising others beliefs is just you bringing shame to yourself, not having the intelligence you should have before criticising others and also going against Allah.
      If a person says if your Sunni, Wahabi or Shia. Say to them that it doesn’t matter what you believe and that your Muslim like them and that you believe in Allah alone.
      I wanted this message to be passed on and to stay in people’s minds as if muslims fight over such a little thing then how will we show the greatness and purity of Islam to others and to non muslims.

    • dont read, did any ones mentioned any references of hadeeth, and dont try to get full islamic information from any websites, because, some times shia’s mention the words, to spoil muslims religions

  2. Salaam to all brothers and sisters in Islam, irrespective of what differences we have.

    This is the second or third time I am posting a comment here and the main reason for that is to establish one fact, which is our brotherhood.

    Yes the debate of celebrating Prophet’s (Swallaahu Alaihi Wa sallam) Milaad, Shabaan 15 and many others will continue till the end of this world.

    If I say opinion then definitely I will be offending one sect, and I am sure you will not be able read without prejudice because of our differences.

    We have Quran and the Sunnah of our beloved Prophet, Ahamdulillah our world advanced so much that if you really want to ensure if hadith is true you can find it, if you dont search for it with an opinion.

    My simple request to all, do not call names or decide of someone being Kaafir or a bad muslim or a better muslim. Let Allah (SWT) decide this major thing, because definitely it is not upon us to judge anyone’s actions or deeds, and dont put yourself in trouble on the day of judgement when you will questioned for making statements against your brother. If someone is following a Bidah or dis approving a Sunnah, he will be questioned in the day of judgement. Yes, you can share your opinion, but you cannot force it on someone. Even prophet(Swallaahu Alaihi Wa sallam) said I am just a messenger, and he delivered the message, it is upto the Ummah to follow it completely, exactly, partially or nothing at all.

    So take time to examine without prejudice, and seek the real truth from Allah, and make dua to Allah to show you the real sunnah. And if you are sincere He will definitely guide you to straight path.

    What you are following, what your parents are following, what your teacher taught you, what is being practiced in Saudi Arabia, these are not the answers you should look for. Look for what the Prophet (Swallaahu Alaihi Wa sallam) practiced and make he really practised it from authentic hadith, inshaAllah you will guided rightly.

    Please make dua for me and my family to be guided along the straight path of our Prophet (Swallaahu Alaihi Wa sallam) and also grant us life to embrace this Ramdan with full of imaan.

    Ramadan Kareem to all my brothers and sisters in Islam,

    • those are a kufar who dont obey mohammad simply

      • Correction brother… if one doesn’t believe in Allah then he is a kuffar… and he should follow the Sunnah of our prophet Mohammed (peace be upon him)

        • Allah does not accept tauheed without the acceptance of beloved Prophet PBUH those who only witness Allah but not Prophet Mohammad PBUH ar just like Abu Jehal

      • Dear Brother in Islam

        Nothing gives anyone a right to label another as kuffar or bad Muslim.

        May Almighty Allah protect us.


        • Nadia….. wahabi says that the Sunnis are the people who don’t believe the main teacher of Islam so the Sunnis follow the ways of infidel Hindus I….. Their is no right to label another as kuffar , bad and infidel . But wahabi believes that sunni are infidel

    • Could not said it any better my brother .may ALLAH have mercy on u and your family

    • Assalamu alaykum brother,

      Ma’sha’allah i love ur comment as it is right only Allah (swt) has the right to judge. Us Muslims have no right to call someone a kuffar/kaffir as that is the only right tha Allah (swt) has also us calling someone a kaffir can lead to us losing our Imaan. We are a Muslims at the end of the day and the only thing we can do is guide our fellow brothers and sisters in Islam down the right path.
      Jazakullah Khair

    • Ramadan Kareem may Allah SWT grant you and your family all good in this life and the next and grant you good health and a long life. Shukran for telling the truth and yes I shared it on facebook and I am going to share with all my emailers. Salaam

      • JazaakAllahu khairan sister. It feels so right that we are making dua for each other rather than fighting over. This is brotherhood in Islam where you love each other only for the sake of Allah. May Allah help you in spreading peace and the right message to the community within your reach. Ameen

      • Walaikumassalam

  3. Praise be to Allaah.
    The Bareilawis are an extreme Sufi sect that appeared in the Indo-Pakistani subcontinent, in the city of Bareilly, in the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh during the days of British colonialism. 

    The basic principles of their misguided, deviant teachings are based on exaggeration about the Prophet (blessings and peace of Allah be upon him) and the members of his household, exaggeration about the righteous, enmity towards Ahl as-Sunnah, and diverting the people away from jihad for the sake of Allah. 

    The founder of this sect was called Ahmad Reza Khan Taqiy ‘Ali Khan; he called himself ‘Abd al-Mustafa. 

    He was one of the misguided extremists. He used to say: “When you are confused, seek help from the occupants of the graves.” 

    In his extreme exaggeration about the Messenger (blessings and peace of Allah be upon him), he said: “The Messenger of Allah (blessings and peace of Allah be upon him) is in control everywhere; he is the king of earth and the sovereign of mankind.”  

    And he said: “O Muhammad, I cannot say that you are Allah and I cannot differentiate between you and Him; your matter is for Him to judge, for He knows best what you really are.” 

    And he said: “Allah, may He be blessed and exalted, gave the one who brought the Qur’an, our master Muhammad (blessings and peace of Allah be upon him), everything that is in al-Lawh al-Mahfooz.” 

    And he said: “The Messenger (blessings and peace of Allah be upon him) is light from the Light of Allah, and all of creation comes from his light.” 

    Amjad ‘Ali, one of their leaders, said: “The Prophet (blessings and peace of Allah be upon him) is a deputy of Allah with complete authority, and the entire universe is under his control. So he does whatever he wants, he gives whatever he wants to whoever he wants, he takes whatever he wants, and there is no one in the universe who can alter his rule. He is the master of humans and whoever does not make him his sovereign is deprived of the sweetness of the sunnah.” 

    And he said: “Those who reject seeking help from the Prophets and saints and from their graves are heretics.” 

    Ahmad Yar Khan – one of their shaykhs – said: “The shar‘i meaning of the one who is present and watching [this refers to the Prophet (blessings and peace of Allah be upon him] is that the one who is possessed of holy power is able to see the world like the palm of his hand from the place where he is; he can hear sounds from near and from far; he can go around the world in a single moment; he helps those who are in need and he answers those who call on him.” 

    They used to build structures over graves and frequent them, lighting candles and lamps in them, offer sacrifices to them in fulfilment of vows, seeking barakah (blessing) from them, holding celebrations for them, putting flowers and roses and cloths on them and putting curtains around them, and calling their followers to circumambulate the tombs, seeking barakah from them. 

    See: al-Kashf ‘an Haqeeqat as-Sufiyyah (1/350); as-Sufiyah: Nash’atuha wa Tatawwuruha (p. 62); al-Mawsoo‘ah al-Muyassarah fi’l-Adyaan wa’l-Madhaahib wa’l-Ahzaab al-Mu‘aasirah (p. 302-306). 

    See also the answer to question no. 1487 

    The scholars of the Standing Committee for Issuing Fatwas were asked: 

    There is a certain group in Pakistan that is called the Bareilawis or the Nawaari group, named after their current leader who is known as Nawaari. I asked you for the shar‘i ruling concerning them and their beliefs, and praying behind them, so that this may bring peace of mind to many people who do not know the truth about them. And once again, I would like to ask you about some of their myths and widespread beliefs: 

    1.     The belief that the Messenger (blessings and peace of Allah be upon him) is alive

    2.     The belief that the Messenger (blessings and peace of Allah be upon him) is present and can see what is happening, especially immediately after Jumu‘ah prayer.

    3.     The belief that the Messenger (blessings and peace of Allah be upon him) will definitely intercede for them.

    4.     They believe in the awliya’ (“saints”) and the occupants of graves, and they pray at their graves and ask them to meet their needs.

    5.     They build domes over graves and put lights in them.

    6.     They are known to say “Ya Rasool, Ya Muhammad (O Messenger, O Muhammad) (blessings and peace of Allah be upon him).

    7.     They get angry with the one who says Ameen out loud and raises his hands when praying, and they regard him as a Wahhaabi.

    8.     They find it very strange when the siwaak is used at the time of prayer.

    9.     They kiss their fingers during wudoo’, at the time of the adhaan, and after prayer.

    10. Their imam always recites the verse “Allah sends His Salat (Graces, Honours, Blessings, Mercy, etc.) on the Prophet (Muhammad ) and also His angels too (ask Allah to bless and forgive him)” [al-Ahzaab 33:56] after prayer, then all the worshippers send blessings upon the Prophet in unison and loudly.

    11. They gather in circles after Jumu‘ah prayer, standing, reciting and reciting poetry in praise of the Prophet (blessings and peace of Allah be upon him) loudly.

    12. After completing the recitation of the Holy Qur’an in Taraweeh prayer in Ramadan, they make a great deal of food and distribute it in the forecourt of the mosque, as well as sweets.

    13. They build mosques and adorn them elaborately, and they write over the mihraab “Ya Muhammad (O Muhammad)”.

    14. They regard themselves as followers of the Sunnah and correct ‘aqeedah (belief), and think that others are in the wrong. 

    What is the shar‘i ruling on praying behind them? 

    They replied: 

    It is not permissible to pray behind one who is like this, and if one who knows that the belief of the imam is like that prays behind him, his prayer is invalid, because most of the things listed are characteristics of kufr (disbelief) and bid‘ah (innovation) that are contrary to the Tawheed (affirmation of the Oneness of Allah) with which Allah sent His Messengers and which He revealed in His Books. It is contrary to the clear meaning of the Qur’an, such as the verses in which Allah, may He be exalted, says (interpretation of the meaning): “Verily, you (O Muhammad ) will die and verily, they (too) will die” [az-Zumar 39:30] and “And the mosques are for Allah (Alone), so invoke not anyone along with Allah” [al-Jinn 72:18]. The innovations that they do should be denounced in a gentle way; if they accept it then praise be to Allah. If they do not accept it, then shun them and pray in the mosques of Ahl as-Sunnah. We have a good example in the Close Friend (Khaleel) of the Most Merciful, as Allah tells us he said (interpretation of the meaning): “And I shall turn away from you and from those whom you invoke besides Allah. And I shall call on my Lord; and I hope that I shall not be unblest in my invocation to my Lord” [Maryam 19:48].  

    End quote from Fataawa al-Lajnah ad-Daa’imah, 2/396-398 

    Shaykh Ibn ‘Uthaymeen (may Allah have mercy on him) was asked: What is the ruling on praying behind an imam from the Bareilawi sect, who believes that the Prophet (blessings and peace of Allah be upon him) is alive and present and can see us? 

    He replied: If they believe that, then they have gone against ijmaa‘ (consensus of the ummah), and if they seek his help, then that is shirk, so it is not permissible to pray behind them.

    And Allah knows best.

    • you have spoken to the truth brother, but I am not sure if this is what the barailvi believe, and I hope this is not

    • Truth is worst to hear sometimes.
      100 percent terrorist are wahabis.
      Wahabis are the worst human on earth.
      World 90 percent terrorism directly or indirectly sponsored by Saudi wahabis.
      Saudi doesn’t have democracy.
      No rule
      No humanity
      Only terrorism
      And spreading terror by teaching wahabis culture to kill humans.
      But unfortunately America supports Saudi by supplying weopens so that Saudi can spread terror and to attack at innocent.
      May Allah bless America and his brother Saudi. 

  4. I am a women who believes that celebrating milad urs and the like is sin. But I also want equal rights to aducation marriage and work as men. I feel wahabi religion is constricting for me as a women while sunni religion is full of activities deviating from real islam. What should I do I feel so confused. What is the real islam please guide. I feel Allah does not abandon his creations so he will not impose restrictions on his creation making them feel inferior. Its not my fault I was born female. Please tell somebody which is real islam I should follow dont want to be treated like an eejit and I dont want to die a sinner by following wrong.

    • I am a sunni from a multi-racial country, and I actually believe with what the wahabi’s believe in this post only difference is that:

      1) we treat women equally.

      2) we listen to music, watch tv, go to the cinemas, play games etc. this is probably influence by our multi-racial background.

      3) some of us do believe in charms, visiting tombs and shrines. but this people mostly supernatural practitioners, those who can catch jins and talk to them using medium. but I have to agree that some of them deviated completely like practicing magic etc. But majority of sunni’s are normal muslim who follow the islamic rules. So I don’t know why this author post it like it is. probably sunni from other country practice them? I dunno.

      For me personally, there’s nothing wrong being a wahabi or a sunni as long you are not a shia.

    • Assalamu alyakum sister,
      In the Quran it is said that us Muslims show celebrate the blessings bestowed upon us and the biggest blessing bestowed upon us is the Prohet Muhammad (SAW), which is why Sunnis celebrate the mawlid (the birthday of the Prophet (saw)). Whabis say that you shouldnt celebrate the Mawlid as the Prophet (astagfirullah) passed on the day. However in the Quran is says that every soul will taste death. The Prophet (SAW)’s souls was taken out but they didnt know here to put the blessed soul so they returned it to the body. Also in Islam you are not allowed to mourn for someone after 3 days so celebrating the birthday of the Prophet is fine.
      Jazakullah Khair

    • I think that we all as muslims are on a conquest to know the truth .In the mean time it is important not to become extreme in our ideas and thought about our perception of Islam. I dont know much about Wahabi but I have read it was started by a man Muhammad ibn Abd al-Wahhab, am I wrong? I am sure his intentions were good.Many of us can recite the Qu ran and recite it beautifully in Arabic. That is nice,but we do not understand it, nor can reflect upon on and apply it to today society. We need to education ourselves because we are in trouble.We are lacking education and humanity. This is why we have all these sects and one person extreme in their views want to called another one kafir. Why do some men think women should stay in the home?There is ignorant there, and that is false modesty.Anyway if anyone has a chance try to purchase this book. Let me know what you think ,share your ideas, let s have dialogue. ” In the footsteps of the Prophet :Lessons from the life of Muhammad” by Tariq Ramadan

    • whatever imam ahmed raza khan is said is 100% from quran and hadees.

      he showed the true love of holy prophet peace be upon him and saved iman of crores of muslims by recognising the greatest fitna of wahabism (najdi) as mentioned by our beloved prophet peace be upon him.

      wahabism is enemy of islam with hidden propoganda of fake tauhid. no use of that tauhid that disrespects our beloved prophet peace be upon him and pious servants of islam.

    • Please do some rescreach about islam and about sunni shia and wahabi as far as i know wahabi is wrong

    • 1) Its very simple.. follow quran and authentic hadees.. if there is no Quranic verses or Authentic hadees. please dont follow that particular virtue. in olden days people doesn’t had good knowledge each and everything, whatever the forefathers tells,or a priest in that area convey to follow; they did it. so different places follow different kind of virtues.. so what has happened so many new things added to islam. At present it is very easy to get the knowledge. Quran translation of all the major world languages are available.Authentic hadees also available. 2)About saudi arabia..the author mentioned as if no women allowed to go out from house. it is wrong. even saudi banks have women staffs. most of the women working. 3) car driving not allowed. it is not because of islam prohibited. it is due to the local demo-graphical issue. higher % of expatriate bachelors living in saudi arabia, especially asian countires. saudi arabia mostly deserts and its very tough for girls to travel from one city to another city alone.even as a man you will little fear to travel alone from city to city. hopes it is clear.if some one ask me who are you. About terrorism, saudi arabia doesnt have any terrorist organisation and the govt and the priest openly preaching against terrosim. last …if some one ask me who are you ? i would say Muslim. and a human!!!!

    • You believe that to perform milad is sin.
      That what about wahabi killing innocent. Raping women. Bombing in masjid. ?
      Please don’t follow wahabism.
      All wahabis are enemy of Islam

    • Yes you are right Sara but I want to explain you that the Sunnis arrange milad but we don’t worship him because Allah is only who is worthy for the worship …….. We only praises him because he is the last messager of Allah and is in heighest rank of Prophets …….. !

  5. Hello my friends and brothers , i think when a wahabbi saying if i kill a shia i will go to paradise , but not saying anything about sunni ,
    When they (wahabbies) living inside of sunnies and sometime (in syria) sunnies give home to wahabbies to not die by iranian soldiers, i think wahabbies are friend with sunnies. even if they say NO!
    but if they wanna choose between shia and wahabbi they will choose wahabbi!

  6. Assalium alaikum

    Just wanted to say everyone just stick to the basics and good deeds and refrain from calling anyone a kafir We are not here to judge each other and we cannot Who knows who Allah loves Have a good niyaat stick to the principles and do more good deeds JazkAllah Khair
    Allah hafiz

  7. As salam walequm
    I am die heart sunni follower of ala hazrat becoz he says what our be loved prophet mohhmad say…
    Nd for munafiks wahabis.. u guys read the kalma of prophet nd say he is common man majallah u r kaffir… allah apne huzzor k sadkey aur tamam buzurgo k wasile se aapko ilm aatah farmaye.. ameen

  8. Well prophet s.a.w according to quran in surah muzamil shows his hayatul nabi…as it reads ya hayuhal muzamil


    Aslam-o-alaikum to everyone

    What a shame on us how miser we are when it’s about most precious thing (Islam).

    we most of them care to judge and make sure the branding in all the aspects when we buy a pair of shoes of any brand.

    we really forgot why we sent here and what questions will arise in here after ,the people who are shaky about their beliefs they must act like that but who are knowing and feeling the lighting of Islam they are all ready to talk about their beliefs because they have no fear and they are sure what is going to uncover .

    if anyone want to know the truth that is already mentioned by author ,for your ref it is copied below.

    1. Wahabi Muslims are followers of Muhammad ibne Abdul wahab present in the 18th century in Saudi Arabia whereas Sunni Muslims are followers of Prophet Muhammad and his companions.

    why anyone should follow the Islam of 18th century .
    Prophet Muhammad( صلى الله عليه وسلم)said ,if you follow my any companion that is the way to reach me .

    what else to understand who is right or how is wrong???

    i am not against the unity of Ummah but at least we should recognize right or wrong

    i hope no will take it wrong .

    May Allah bless to all of us.

  10. Sunni is the most practical and more spiritual…wahabi has ni spiritual…n don t respect the Holy PROPHET…in the Prophet s time even his wudu water would be colected by his companion..even his salavia..his cupping blood drank by Sahabah…
    wahabi is over jealous for their women..women in the time of The Holy prophet rode horses and camel n donkey..but wahabi dont let women drive car.

  11. A/aleykum
    The prophet (peace be upon him) said, my ummah will be divided into 73 groups, 72 groups will go will go to hell, and only 1 group will go to jannah
    ; that 72 groups will go to hell is include wahabis, shias, salafis, ibadhis,etc,
    ; that 1 group will go to jannah is sunni muslims (ahle sunnat wa al jamaat) or sufism.
    All wahabis, shias, and salafis are murtad. Meaning who become non muslims after being a muslim. The lowest part of hell is reserved for them . Stay away from them even if they are your own brothers or sisters. Loyalty is the first quality in Islam
    Dear brothes and sisters the right path is sunni [ sufism ].

  12. In the final analysis can any “add on” in Islam be justified ? Any believe which wasn’t sanctioned nor mentioned by Muhammed (صلى الله عليه وسلم ) is in no ways part of Islam and using fabricated or weak Hadith to substantiate ones claims is a gross misunderstanding of the difference between Islam and cultural customs. It seems that the writer of the original article is having a go at “Wahabi” Islam, a Islam that is more pure from the innovations and misguidence propagated by some sects within Islam that originated in Indo-Pak. In actual fact how do you justify “Wahabi” Sunnah compared to “Berelwi” Sunnah ? I don’t mention “Deobandi” Sunnah as soon a comparison will be made between them as well, as being an shoot of “Wahabi”. The Berelwis /Sufis/ Kubooris/ Shias are big trouble makers as they adulterated the pure Sunnah with deviant practices that was NEVER part of Islam.

  13. There is only one Allah and one Rasool

  14. “Sunni Muslims wear charms and believe in healing powers”

    That statement above is NOT true….

  15. Indeed, those who have divided their religion and become sects – you, [O Muhammad], are not [associated] with them in anything. Their affair is only [left] to Allah ; then He will inform them about what they used to do.
    Quran 6:159

  16. Salam, I absolutely HATE and almost about to change my religion because of some STUPID Muslims.
    First Muslaims need to RESPECT all other religions, Stop calling them infedals because this is NOT Mohammad/Christ era this is 2016. If Muslims thinks they are right then First become something in Science/Technology
    Everything from litt;le screw to Automobile is given to Muslim world by WEST. Not a single Muslim country has given damn thing to the world.
    i dont want to go in too detail just want to say be a good citizen, respectful to others, get educated, be law abiding citizen, become powerful in science/technology so world can listen/hear you
    Salam GOD bless everyone

  17. Assalamoalekum, I want to say that If not celebrating prophet(pbuh) birthday and neither visiting saint’s tomb is called wahabi then I am wahabi but if u say that I do not love prophet(pbuh) and do not believe in any of his sunnah then I m not a wahabi… Islam is about understanding and following Q’uran and our beloved prophet (pbuh) Hadith and his Sahaba’s way of living life..

  18. all the muslims r one.if its example is if u have a pain in ur finger all of ur body will be restless.a muslim cant be happy if his brother is in a pain or distress.one muslim’s life and wealth is haram on another muslim.A muslim is the one who believes in Allah and Prophet Muhammad as a last massenger of Allah.Allah love Prophet Muhammad so much that in Quran he says oh muslims say darood to Muhammad pbuh because Allah snd his angels also say darood on Muhammad.in Quran Allah has addressed to Muhammad pbuh in a very very loving way.called him as his beloved.if Allah loves his prophet so much how can we ignore that.we also love him more then our children and parents.Allah has created the whole universe for his beloved Muhammad pbuh.Muhammad was Allah’s abd and prophet.Allah has akready given prophet Muhammad thr respect of highest order how can we increase it more by saying that he was a noor.He was a noor in a sense that He spread the noor of Allah’s oneness and betterment of mankind in the whole universe as He is the best creation of Allah Almighty.so muslims brothers and sisters instead of fighting with each other on the name of religion lets follow islam by proving urself the best in ur manners.

  19. Wahabbis are followers of prophet Muhammed too. The story of Muhammed bin Abdul wahab is that he came to arabia, and taught the saudis the correct way of worshipping allah. bcz at that time, saudis were worshipping in a wrong way

    • Truth is worst to hear sometimes.
      100 percent terrorist are wahabis.
      Wahabis are the worst human on earth.
      World 90 percent terrorism directly or indirectly sponsored by Saudi wahabis.
      Saudi doesn’t have democracy.
      No rule
      No humanity
      Only terrorism
      And spreading terror by teaching wahabis culture to kill humans.
      But unfortunately America supports Saudi by supplying weopens so that Saudi can spread terror and to attack at innocent.
      May Allah bless America and his brother Saudi. 

    • may be but why did they use royal king their is no royal king only royal british wahabii ais not correct but fabrication by zionist jews and whites

  20. all the above is completly wrong .sunnis and wahabi are both strictly following Islam .it seems that u dont know any thing about Islam .
    u r trying to give the world a wrong image about Islam.what u have written is absolutly wrong either about sunnis or Wahabi

  21. This article is confusing for those who dont know fully about Islam.Wahabis dont celeberate birthday of Muhammad(SAW) because we believe that Muhammad (SAW) died on the same day as he was born i-e 12 RabiaulAwal.Therefore wew neither celeberate nor make it a Urs.This day is only a very respectable day for us

  22. It was very good to hear that apart from few brothers and sisters, many of us agree that we are one. One Ummah. Despite of all variations and differences, we still believe that we are one, we are muslims. These topics, blogs and sites are there only to create difference and hatred among us, but Masha Allah, we are strong and we will be strong and united, In Sha Allah..

  23. All wahabis all infidels fuck them they created isis and kill innocent people fuck them sideways their place is in hell alongside their sheikhs Ahhhhhh
    I fucking want to kill them being Christian is better than being a fucking WAHABI

    • Dear Brother in Islam

      Your vulgar outburst speaks volumes about you as an individual…

      Islam is a way of life…. the way you speak, walk,talk, and live.

      If you can’t respect others then at least respect yourself.

      May Almighty Allah keep us on the right path.


  24. The differences mentioned in the article is about the bralvi school of thought.In fact the followers of all major 4 schools are sunnies who have difference of opinion within themselves about what has been discussed therein.Therefore it has wrongly been claimed in the article to be the differences between sunnies and wahabis.There should be no violence by any one to impose their own brand of Islam.

  25. Salam,
    i wish to be getting email messages from these site on sunni and wahabi.

  26. I hate wahabis.

  27. Wahhabis do not follow orthodox Islam , the Sunni muslims trace their knowledge to Sahaba and through Ahlu Bayt . All the Four Imams trace their knowledge right back to Prophet pbh himself

  28. allhamdulilah

  29. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hanbali

    Misconception created by this article about not following an Imam, Most of the Imam Hanbali Followers are labelled as Wahabi. Official Fiqh of Saudi Arabia is Hanbali.

    Please educate yourself before totally enforcing your point of view.

  30. Why does the followers of Islam us the TITLE Allah for the NAME of God, rather than his real name? The Hebrew form is Yahweh or the English form Jehovah.

  31. Totally biased article… this article is not comparing Sunni and wahabi but Sufism and Wahabism.. Sunni Muslims donot believe n follow the practices mentioned above

  32. Eliminate music and listening to songs. They are against watching television and drawings of living things which contain a soul is don by Sunni not only done by wahabi … And one more thing is that many wahabi and Sunnis both listen songs and watch t.v but drawing of living things are forbidden in both sects ……

  33. Wahabi follow md wahab najdi but sunni follow Prophet Muhammad Peace be up on him.

    Wahabism is a new religion invented by abdul wahab najdi bin 18th century by misscoding Quran and Hadees

    • According to shiryat or Islamic point of views those Muslim who don’t follow the holy path of prophit Mohammad s a w never called Muslim I challenge

  34. Assalam alikum varahmatullahi vabrakatuhu.
    Dear brothers and sisters.
    Can i ask one question?
    Who we are?
    You may think what kind of question is this?
    Yeah i know that.but think dearest brothers and sisters.we are following who?we all know we have to follow Mohammad (S).he (s)never ever told us to break in to sect.did he?no.then why we need sect.he was a greatman.we are not the follower of some sheiks and scholers.we are the follower of muhammad(s).then think and learn about his teaching as sunnah by his sahabas and followed by their three generation.they all teaches us the thousands of authentic hadeeth as sunnah of prophet (s).and the one and only the book of allah quraan.these are the two things we need to follow.dont follow any sect.because they are not gonna help us here after.they are not.so keep study and learn quraan and hadeeth and emprace it in our life.thats the real msg.so brothers and sisters dont hate each other.we are all muslim.because this is the teaching of prophet (s). Allah says in surah al imran 3:103
    وَاعْتَصِمُوا بِحَبْلِ اللَّهِ جَمِيعًا وَلَا تَفَرَّقُوا ۚ وَاذْكُرُوا نِعْمَتَ اللَّهِ عَلَيْكُمْ إِذْ كُنتُمْ أَعْدَاءً فَأَلَّفَ بَيْنَ قُلُوبِكُمْ فَأَصْبَحْتُم بِنِعْمَتِهِ إِخْوَانًا وَكُنتُمْ عَلَىٰ شَفَا حُفْرَةٍ مِّنَ النَّارِ فَأَنقَذَكُم مِّنْهَا ۗ كَذَٰلِكَ يُبَيِّنُ اللَّهُ لَكُمْ آيَاتِهِ لَعَلَّكُمْ تَهْتَدُو
    And hold firmly to the rope of Allah all together and do not become divided. And remember the favor of Allah upon you – when you were enemies and He brought your hearts together and you became, by His favor, brothers. And you were on the edge of a pit of the Fire, and He saved you from it. Thus does Allah make clear to you His verses that you may be guided.

    So please obay the commandment of Allah and prophet muhammad (s).
    May allah guide us through the right direction.and gave us the jannathul firdous.
    Ameeen ya rabbal aalameen.
    Asslam alikum varahmatullahi vabrakatuhu.

  35. Dear all,
    I would like to give my opinion on all this. I will agree with author that the so called sunni world has had lots of falsehood. I would ask you to think well. Why did our prophet came,you are all saying we are one ummah. Really!!!!!then you are all saying Allah was wrong he sent our prophet. Arabs in mecca believed in Allah at the time of the prophet but a big but there were also worshipping idols. So why dont you all say that he should leave to all to judge. Please go back in time and read historians book about imam wahab and you will see more clearly. If you are the ummah of muhammad ( saw) then stop doing all the things were being done before his coming like doing yrs for saints or believe in sufism or whatever,this was never the message of our dear prophet and definitely muslim who does that is not part of the ummah

  36. We should follow Quran , Sunnat , sahaba and Imam Hassan Hussain (A.S). We should not follow al wahab because he is nothing agaist them.He teached us wrong about our prophet (P.B.U.H) people who follow wahab don’t love Holy Prophet (P.B.U.H).

  37. Sunni who know about islam like me we don’t worship saints.we just respect them because with their teaching lots of people became muslim we just go to their grave recite surah fatiha and pray to ALLAH that make us like these saints and good people and make us one of them you love most.

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