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The Wahhabi sack of Karbala 1802 A.D.

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Among the most atrocious acts committed in modern Islamic history has been the sack of Karbala in 1802. Unfortunately, this remains a little known fact to most Muslims. However, at a time when the cultural and religious heritage of the Muslim world is once against under severe threat, when shrines and mosques are bulldozed by the self-styled holy warriors and caliphs of our time, it remains more essential than ever to familiarize ourselves with these historical events. It is crucial to note that the Wahhabis—not unlike modern-day militants—were inspired by a mix of religious zeal and a desire for wealth. By 1802, the Wahhabi-Saudi state had seized control of the vast majority of the Arabian peninsula and even managed to raid into southern Iraq, then under Ottoman control. One of the worst massacres was committed at Karbala in April 1802, right before the beginning of the holy month of Muharram, during the pilgrimage to the shrine of Imam al-Husayn b. Ali.

Please read this article: https://ballandalus.wordpress.com/2014/08/02/the-wahhabi-sack-of-karbala-1802-a-d/

There is always a first time and this is the first time I have read it myself.

Is this info reliable?

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1 hour ago, Darth Vader said:

Please read this article: https://ballandalus.wordpress.com/2014/08/02/the-wahhabi-sack-of-karbala-1802-a-d/

There is always a first time and this is the first time I have read it myself.

Is this info reliable?

They'd do the exact same thing now if they get the opportunity.

Eternal vigilance over the enemy is what is required.

However, as many times as Sunni extremists have destroyed our shrines, we have always rebuilt.

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Agreeing with MARBLES!! True to the bone!

The miniature time-line: (corrections welcome!)

- 1745-1760'ish Muhammad Wahab was somewhat sacked from Medina for his controversial views and public address. Some reports suggest he was arrested on several occasions or confined to in-house arrest. Reasons: a stern disputant of rationalism, tombs, shrines, intercession, Sufi influence....managed to cook self-styled interpretations of the Quran and imposed ultimatums in the name of God to those who managed acquire a profitable lifestyle or non-adherents of what was supposedly his version of modesty.

- Similar time frame - Left or sacked from Medina, Wahab landed in the city of Najd where the Saud family had found their long lost son (not literally). Najdi's were known for their intolerance and arrogant tribal superiority quests hence a perfect safe haven for Wahab and his uncompromising views. City of Najd, according to the Prophet (pbuh) was referred to as the place where the devils prongs will emerge (source of evil) and in other traditions a clearer define of a fitnah maker.

- 1802 (as the blogger informs) under 15,000 wahabies stormed the city of Kerbala killing Shias and demolishing shrines and other holy sites.

- 1803 the Wahabi conquest of Mecca was made easy. The realization of how Shias had been torturously slaughtered, the Meccans somewhat took a softer approach and soon the City fell under the control of the Saud.

- By 1803/4, Medina was no different. The rule of the Wahabis amongst themselves was a cheer in Gods name but far from it, the devil danced.

- to cut it short, between 1810-1815 the Ottoman's had minor skirmishes with the Wahabis and eventually lead to a confrontation which would see the fall of the Saud (for the time being)

That's just a sketch of the earlier Wahabi rise and fall, absent of the events which would close in on the 1900s and the post-1900 era. One that the British think tanks were better enabled in order to master it's historic pretext to use in alliance with the Saud to once again see them rise to power. (For obvious reasons)

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2 hours ago, saas said:

Agreeing with MARBLES!! True to the bone!

The miniature time-line: (corrections welcome!)

- 1745-1760'ish Muhammad Wahab was somewhat sacked from Medina for his controversial views and public address. Some reports suggest he was arrested on several occasions or confined to in-house arrest. Reasons: a stern disputant of rationalism, tombs, shrines, intercession, Sufi influence....managed to cook self-styled interpretations of the Quran and imposed ultimatums in the name of God to those who managed acquire a profitable lifestyle or non-adherents of what was supposedly his version of modesty.

- Similar time frame - Left or sacked from Medina, Wahab landed in the city of Najd where the Saud family had found their long lost son (not literally). Najdi's were known for their intolerance and arrogant tribal superiority quests hence a perfect safe haven for Wahab and his uncompromising views. City of Najd, according to the Prophet (pbuh) was referred to as the place where the devils prongs will emerge (source of evil) and in other traditions a clearer define of a fitnah maker.

- 1802 (as the blogger informs) under 15,000 wahabies stormed the city of Kerbala killing Shias and demolishing shrines and other holy sites.

- 1803 the Wahabi conquest of Mecca was made easy. The realization of how Shias had been torturously slaughtered, the Meccans somewhat took a softer approach and soon the City fell under the control of the Saud.

- By 1803/4, Medina was no different. The rule of the Wahabis amongst themselves was a cheer in Gods name but far from it, the devil danced.

- to cut it short, between 1810-1815 the Ottoman's had minor skirmishes with the Wahabis and eventually lead to a confrontation which would see the fall of the Saud (for the time being)

That's just a sketch of the earlier Wahabi rise and fall, absent of the events which would close in on the 1900s and the post-1900 era. One that the British think tanks were better enabled in order to master it's historic pretext to use in alliance with the Saud to once again see them rise to power. (For obvious reasons)

Yes, Ibn Abdul Wahhab's fitnah had all but died in the early years of the 19th century. The Saud family lost almost all territory to the Ottomans. Alas, some remnants remained. About a hundred years later they were resurrected, organised, and funded by the British imperialists as a ruthless mercenary force to fight against the crumbling Ottoman empire. The plan worked this time.

There would be no Wahhabism and no Saudi Arab without the Brits.

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