What Is Difference Between Sunni And Wahhabi In Muslim Community?

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Dear brothers and sisters, if I am not wrong I am adressing to Muslims and not Sunnis and Wahabis. I think just a single ayat from the holy Quran should b enough to clear my brothers doubt. Allah says in the holy Quran, Prophet Muhammad is the best example for all. Our very dear Prophet was neither a Sunni nor a wahabi. He just asked us a simple thing, to worship one God. So don't spread confusions in your faiths. Be more polite towards other sects as well. Sooner or later Jews and Christians would make a war on us. They will shed our blood without the discrimination of Sunni and wahabi. Make your choice. Either join hands with all Muslim brothers or wait for the Jews and Christians to  apply the equation of divide and rule.
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I have read the above answers to the question:" Where did differ Sunnis and Wahabis?"
The answers made me despair, to tears..., havent seen a single answer that is based on true islamic theology "ilm". From mine modest studies, it results that what today is called Wahabism, began during Muhamad ibn Abdul Wahhab as a revival of pious and puritan form of Islam, placed in opposite to ottoman grave worships, bidats, neglecting of sunnah, spread of forms of shirk in the arabian peninsula. Wahabi is a term used by ottomans primarily, as an offensive name to arabian ppl whom seceded from ottomans. It don't exist in world an organization called "Wahhabism", nor a muslim that calls himself "wahabi". Instead here I see a confusion in writers above, I notice a lack of knowledge (for respect can't say ignorance).
To begin from A, Sunni Muslim mean to practice islam as the tradition of Sunnah (practice of Muhammed as.) as sahabah and as tabi'ins. The Salafis, that are called wahabis from their opponents, are highly decided to practice the "Type of Islam" that was practiced from Prophet Muhammed a.s, his sahabah, and tabiins (the golden generations of Islam), they are highly puritans, which means they reject every addition, invention, fabrication tool in Islam (Bid'a).I read above mine posting, many who write: "sunnis celebrate the mawlud while wahabis no!". This is totally to cry, how you can be called pure sunni a person who fests mawlood? It didnt exist any quran verse, hadith, sahabah practice, tabi'in, ulemas, that prove mawlud practice! Thus the ones who are sunni in this matter are the Salaf (what you call wahabi) and those that defend mawlood arent sunni ( or desperately are ignorant sunni muslims).
I read another who wrotes below: "Sunnis believe in asking duah through saints and prophet". Where is the hadith, what says imam Bukhari. Muslim, what says Imam Ebu Hanifah, what says imam Shafi, El Hambel, Ibn Taymiya, Ibnul Kajjim about this issue?! Dear brothers and sisters, try to read books, don't give answers without any basis, we are talking about  Islam dini Ilahi, not about politics. To direct dua at a "saint" (which in islams don't exists) is prohibited categoricaly, its a form of shirk, this was tought to us by the first generation of Islam!
Let aside your fanaticism and try to read Quran, Hadith books, try to learn islam!
Thank you
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Mof Ahm
Mof Ahm commented
Good answer, sects are dumb anyway, defeats the whole obJective of being a Muslim. Makes sense not to do stuff that's not written in the Quran or Hadith, obviously not being extreme. I believe there's nothing wrong with celebrating the prophets bday, he was the greatest of creation. I believe just stay in the middle of the road, just follow the fundamentals, the 5 pillars and just use your common sense. We just make it difficult for ourselves. Don't know how else to put it.
Mof Ahm
Mof Ahm commented
Good answer, sects are dumb anyway, defeats the whole obJective of being a Muslim. I believe there's nothing wrong with celebrating the prophets bday, he was the greatest of creation. I believe just stay in the middle of the road, just follow the Quran and sunnah, the 5 pillars and just use your common sense for goodness sake. We just make it difficult for ourselves. Don't know how else to put it. Im no scholar or perfect Muslim, but may Allah guide us all.
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good anser and good suggestion for all.thanks
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If there is any difference of opinion in any matter between Muslims (Sunni, Wahabi, Shia) then we should refer the Quran to solve it, if it dosent gets solved then refer to ways of our Prophet (pbuh). I don't know what is Sunni, Wahabi, Shia, etc.. I follow the religion which was followed by Adam, Ibrahim, Moses, Jesus..., Mohammad(pbu all of them ). So can you guess what I am.. Sunni, Wahabi, Shia or something else? I am a Muslim and my guidance is Quran and ways of Mohammad (pbuh).
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Asalamualikum,
respected muslim community, we know that islam will split into 72 sects, so sunni, shia, Wahhabi, Bellvei, debonair , theses are different sects. To me the big difference is the eid miladul nabi which we sunni celebrated as birth day of Mohammad (SAWW) which Wahhabi don't celebrate.
Secondly wahabis always talk about biddat and heaven hoor and superficial things, diverting from the real path of islam. Sunnis are true muslim who has hold the 5 basic pillars of islam. They always think positiv, all the time think for the true love of Allah and Mohammad (SAWW).
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AOA,
let me clear one thing if some one is born in sunni family he will say sunnis are right because he is sunni by birth not by choice,if some one is born in wahabi family he will  say  wahabis are right because he is wahabi by birth not by choice and same with shia ,on the other hand  if some sunni would have been born in wahabi the same sunni will be saying wahabis r right...wo  you people do not think by yourself what is right and what is wrong.
Please read quran and hadit and decide what is good and what is bad and stop blaming each other it will strengthen  your enemies.
Look if some one is born in non muslim he will say non muslim r right without thinking what is right and worng and the same  you people are doing .Quran is for every one ,hadit is for every one it is not algebra or maxwel equation that you people can not understand ,it is very easy it is for all the humanity then why ALLAH will make it difficult.
If you will not research by yourself then you yourslef will be responsible if you are on wrong path by follwoing your firqa blindly because to born in some firqa is not a ticket of authanticity for that firqa to be true if it is so then why you people say only your firqa is right.May Allah give you some time to reseach by yourself so that you may save yoursel from wrong path,
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Allah is every where so than what is sunni and wahabis allah never discriminate his followers he is the one  who created the universe. Just keep clean heart and bow your head  with strong faith in him, and then you see a miracle will take place in your life. Allah ke alaawa koi maabudd nahi. Their will be sunnis in dozzukk and wahabis also in dozukk so its all about your deeds you do and good deeds come from the bottom of your heart by being selfless.allah have mercy on those who do gibbatt which they know is wrong and still they are doing. If you go digging what is sunni and wahabis or falaana better to find out what muslim word means we all are muslim and muslim means mukkammall imman wala and imaan means a clean heart and good deed.
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Sunni belive on Quran, Hadees and Bazurgan-e-deen but wahabi's can't belive on Bazurgan-e-deen. From: Zahid Nadeem (03336566326)
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I have been looking into this myself and I don't think people should really be putting each other down on here. You aren't really addressing the question just making Muslims look hostile and petty.
So going back to the question at hand.....
From what I understand, Wahabi is not a sect, it was originally meant as a derogatory term. According to the people from the country where it originated from (Saudi) it is meaningless. If anything people following this school of thought are referred to as "Hanabillahs".
Sheikh Mohamed bin Abdulawahab was a scholar who gained is Islamic knowledge from various places and went back to his home which was then a remote desert are in central Saudi to re-educate the people, bringing them back to the basics of Islam.
Note: Basics of Islam....a religion of peace, which people commenting on here seem to have forgotten.
Anyway so somehow this re-education has been categorised or become the foundation of 'sect', how ever you want to see it, but really I would say that these people are simply conservative Sunni's.
They follow the Qu'ran and Hadith and refuse to mix cultural or 'traditional' uneducated teachings which comprimise the basics of our religion.
Such as the whole darbars, hathums etc
For the record I am Sunni and even so I see that Sunni's do tend to get carried away with mising tradition in with religion. For example, people go to peers and sit at their feet, go to darbars and bow down at saint's graves or kiss the ground, etc. These are all acts of worship, when we know that Muslims must ONLY bow down in worship to Allah.
There are of course other differences but a lot of it is similar as I have said before, but I won't go into it as I feel I will be out of my depth.
Hope this helps on some level.
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Sayed Killedar
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Wow some 1 said that abdul ibn wahab had to go to places and then come back to saudi arabia to re educate the basics???????? I mean are u crazy nuts? Islam originated in the holy land of saudi and the roots were in this place and abdul wahab had to go to places to learn dat? Sounds so foolish.... Plz correct ur propagandas 1st... Edit
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The question has still not been answered. The real difference between the two is non of the above. The real difference is (may Allah forgive me if I'm wrong) that Sunnis believe Prophet Muhammad is Nur meaning Guidance to Islam whereas the wahabis believe he was not nur but a normal human being like me and you.
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Its such a pity that Muslim Brothers deviate form the main path of peace and believeing in One God because of non-important and petty things. Wahabis are nothing but Sunnis with some thoughts added of thier own. I said this because Sunnis were before Wahabis... Orelse Sunnis can also be said as Wahabis with some thoughts added of thier own. I am sure that the difference between Wahabis and Sunnis are negligible when compared to the Similarities in both of them. Humans are bound to make mistakes, but let us try to avoid the clear cut sins mentioned in Quran... And one of the thing which is a sin is to divide people in different sects or religion. Thank You for Reading (May Allah forgive me if I conveyed any wrong Message).
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A sunni celebrates the prophets birthday and has eid one day after.
A wahabi does not do any of the above.
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Yasir Qureshi answered
I think the main difference is tht they have their diffent belif in their point of views....sunni prefferd khatm shareef and onthe otherhand wahabi is nt interested in tht kind of act
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I don't we think proper opinions...these answers don't seem right. If you want proper answer relating to islam...go to a scholar. They will give you proper answer. Most ppl here that do answer, don't even know things about islam. Some of them are byass as they are sunnis or wahabis.
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Wahabi are real biddat.. Which starts by abdul ibne wahab... Quran is  not as limited as it write.. Its a sea of knowledge which can't be accessed by short path followers like wahabi.. Wahabis are short path followers.. As our prophet mhammad huzoor sal. Alwsm. Said on the day of judgement there are a community which will be follower of islam but they can't go into heaven till last they will do request to allah that we are also follower of your rasool and ummah why you r not give us the permission to enter in heaven.. Then the Allah replied.. You r not complete either you r namazi and all because you make conflict in islam you follwed the short path not the actual path. You don't know the actual value of SAL. AH. WSLM. Which is the root of whole sole creation of world even today (the day of judgement) this day is also make for to show the value of his rasool. Sal. Alh. WSm. To whole world and all. And now see that what is he .... He is only a rasool or the controller of both world means the extreme power which makes by allah but finally extereme and unique in itself.
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None of these answers have helped me ...you all having petty fights , I didn;t wanted to know who's better, I wanted to know the difference
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The major diferents are in the topic
1, Hazir aur Nazir
2. Ilm e gaib
3. Noor aur Bashar.
As far as my knowledge the major is these three defferents in sunni and wahabi.
In fact our prophet Mohammad (S. A. W.) is beyond the thoughts of wahabis.
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They have a lot of differences sunni believe in celebrating the milaad and wahabi don't sunni say you rasulallah but wahabi don't we believe the last prophet peace be upon is hadir and nadir sunni do khatam and wahabi say it is bidat meaning new invention in islaam which has no rout to the last prophets time but it does becouse the last prophet used to keep a fast on a monday and told us to do it aswell its just that sunni have changed the way of celebrating
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Sunni means obey sunnah and only those are sunnis which are obeying on sunnah the method of Prophet Mohammad SAW.
 
Wahabis are nothing actually the scholars from deoband school are called wahabis, because they followed Mohammad bin Abdul Wahab who said that don't prostrate ( Sijda ) grave only prostration is allowed for ALLAH.
 
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Yes i am a sunni but no one is allowed to prostrate to graves you pathetic idiot, allah is the one to do sajda to. Wake up.
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A'Kum !


It is very sad that we are defining ourself as wahabi & sunni names today, as we all know that Allah is the only one whome we have to worship alone and S.A.W (PBUH) is his appostle.


We must be punctual at namaz & other 4 Farz


 


On the other hand we must also not forget the importance of

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All of you are jahil who are fighting for the things you have not self studied and don't know/realize what you r posting and effects of your posts on non-muslims.
Allah aap sab ko or mujhe deen ko samajhne or us pe amal karne ki tofeeq ata farmae (Aameen)
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Well theres not much of a difference there more like the same but wahhabi don't believe in maniya and hatams and sunni's do
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Yeah sunnis kiss their thumbs and press to their eyes whereabts in al quraan is that or is that shirk aswell ?? And for all of you who claim to be sunni you are actually BRAYLVEES wether you like it or not !!!
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My dears!

Allah Subhan Tala said In The Quran in Surah Hajj ... HUWA SAMMA KUM AL MUSLEMIN which means Allah has readily given a name to His  obeyer that is MUSLIM. So whatever we adopted according to our own sweet will is actually disobedience! On the overhand, Din and Islam totally condemned Firqa Bandi. So, be Muslim, be united as per instructed by the Quran and Sunnah. Thanks.

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Wahabis and Sunnis, have same believes. The only two things that differ, are that
1) How they act upon their believes.(They way they pray, the num of Rakats in their prayers etc)
2) Wahabis Follow Quran and Sunnah strictly, where as Sunnis believe that there are somethings that are not defined in Quran and Hadees 'Directly', so in that case, they look into the lives of Sahabas as well.
For example, If a person turns away from Zakat, what Sunni would do is Jihad. Because Abu  Bakr(R.A) did the same.
On the other hand, Wahabi would only look for the problem in Quran and sunnah.

Everyone is right in their own Manner. They just have a different perspective. At the end of the day, They both believe in the oneness of Allah, Quran to be the word of Allah and Mohammad (PBUH) to be the true messenger of Allah.

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The Biggest Difference is
Sunni's follow the path that was followed by Sahabas, Shohdas, Saleheen as stated in Al Qur'aan,
But Wahaabi's try to show that they are like our Beloved Prophet MUHAMMED Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam.
MUHAMMED Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam is no doubt a NOOR as stated in AL Qur'aan Kareem.
 
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Put it this way Wahhabi's are going to hell so no point arguing....
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I totally agree with your point, "NO ARGUMENTS"
Wahaabis's are no doubt Kaafirs and hence they are Jahannamis.
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Sunnis believe in asking duah through saints and prophet wahabis are against that.They ask only from allah and say we sunnis do lot of bidaa and think they will go 2 heaven we will perish in hell cause we do shirk
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Wahabis are "badmazahab" they are not on the right track which has told by prophet Muhammad salalah alehwalam wahabis.they belive that "peer" can't not help you out look at this but sunni belive that "shaheed" nver died they are alive and they can help you because they are more close to God then we poeple thats why we get help of them.as in"Quran"said that find a source throgh you could reach to the God.if see the their belives they are totaly wrong.even nonmuslims get help from"peers"so thw wahbies are unlucky poeple in the world. I would say that wahbies are not Muslims more in their belives.
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I I'm not intrested in this useless conversation because its not worth, almost all the persons those who have viewed the opinion seems to be an aware of actuall  situation,muhammed bin abdul wahab is strict against grave  prostration, he implemented it firmly  and there is a misunderstanding barelvis made regarding him as zalim, if it had been zalim then why arabs all around the world including mecca aand madina respect him and pronoun him as shaikul islam of that time, and another fact that even today beralvis consider his followers as wahhabi, how it is possible that mecca and madina are ruled and their imams are not sunni i.e wahhabi,(quran mentions that mecca and madina whould never be occupied by defaulters even worst like dajjal shall never enter it..bukhari)  barelvis consider deobandis also as wahhabi because the aqeda of arabs and deobandis are same and  one,(excluding ahle hades) while barelvis on the other hand have huge differences. During pre independence those were called wahhabi who didnt supported fight against freedom and unfortunately maulana raza sahab wrote the book that india is darul harb and there is no requirement of freedom. This and many such reasons generated collision between deobandis and barelvis. And emerged in 2 major sects, barelvis got benefit of illiterately amongst muslims and mostly after 1857 war with british ulemas and thousands of those muslims were killed thouse who weired turban and salwar above knees, so this gap created a lap of illiteracy. Where as deobandis laid them selves in various fielde such as politics education madarsas tabligi jamat etc and due to same aqeda they extended themselves to far and fro round the world....
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Wahhabi just screwed in the head who one time ex con or junkies who gone that lot of my mates have become wahhabi to mean to extreme reject normal society ones who become wahhabi havent got good islamic education and no respect for women l
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It goes waaay back....there was a fight between communities...and they split and they sorta pray differently ....not really but kinda
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Sunny are sufees (1.Leader 2.Allah 3. Muhammed(SAWS)) in priority
Wahabi are non-sufees (1.Allah 2.Messenger Muhammed (SAWS)
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Wahhabi believe that they are Sunnis, but we Sunnis don't believe that Wahabies are sunnis. Even if we believe that Wahabies are Sunnis than we cab say Wahhabi are fanatic supremest right of the right wing of sunnis. Wahabies are know with different names in different countries. In west they are know as Taliban, in Saudi they are know as Wahhabi.

Sunnis believe in modesty, Wahhabi believe in extremism

Sunnis believe that killing people just because they don't believe in real islam is sin, Wahhabi believe that killing those who do not believe in true Islam is one of the most fundamentals of Islam known as Jihad, and Allah will reward those killings

Wahhabi believe that human being should  strive for 72 virgins they can get in heaven, they believe that the more jihad you do the more virgins you will get in heaven.  Sunnis believe that we should follow Allah because of the Love for Allah and not for having sex with 72 virgins.

Wahhabi believe that women should not take education other than reading quran and hadith. Sunnis believe that for all human being education is must.

Wahabi women are not allowed to drive a car, Sunni women can drive a car
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Wahabbis always bring biddit, shirk etc in between. But prophet (S.A.W) said a muslim cannot do shirk. Wahabbis always say stories o heaven and always think of rewards and hoors
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He said true, because Wahhabi do everything for heaven. But Sunni do everything to obey Allah and in the love of his Rasool (PBUH) not for heaven like Wahhabi.
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Wahabi are also sunni, but they forgot their ways, we sunni its our duty to take them on a   right track

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