‘Shaykh’ ‘al-Sharif’ ‘al-Sayyid’ Muhammad al-Hasan ibn ‘Alawi ibn Abbas ibn Abd al-Aziz al-Maliki al-Hasani al-Idrisi al-Makki (1944–2004) was a Saudi (of Moroccan descent) Sufi cleric hailing from one of the most influential Sufi clans (who infamous for their Shia traits) in the Hijaz region. His entire family of al-Maliki follows the batini quburi Shadhiliyah Sufi order.
Muhammad ibn ‘Alawi was born and raised in Makkah al-Mukarramah and is considered as one of the foremost Sufi-Ash’ari authorities of batini mystical Sufism of contemporary times.
After a productive exchange with a dear friend and actual talib al-‘Ilm, I’d like to share with you his concise rebuttal of a number of Rafidi-Sufi shubuhat that ‘Bro Hajji’ has spread and sold to the gullible as ‘straight from the sources’.
During (and before) Ottoman rule, for hundreds of years, daily prayers inside al-Masjid al-Haram in Makkah were conducted at different times according to the four most widely accepted Sunni Schools of jurisprudence (madhhab), and at four different locations of the Masjid. Each school of thought had basically its own Mihrab!
Unsurprisingly, the tyrannical leaders in the Muslim world, the Rafidah, and other enemies of Islam see in modern-day Quburi Sufism – which is nothing but a dumpster of folklore paganism, superstitions, polytheism, and other Ghuluw (extremism) in the name of the saints/Ahlul-Bayt, similar to Rafidism – a perfect ally, a diluted version of Islam that they prefer any time and any day over Islam/Ahlul-Sunnah.
Before you read: Remember, you don’t need to be a zealous ‘Salafi’ (of the hizbi type) to oppose and call out the falsehood and heresies of deviants who masquerade as traditionalists. Salafi-burnout has caused some to fall into other extremes. Be aware and don’t become a tool.
I’m by no means a Saudi apologist, quite the contrary really. Those who know know. However, credit where credit is due, especially since I experienced first hand how much the Iranian government and the ‘Ayatollahs’ lie about Saudi Arabia and the Salafi scholars and the Salafi Da’wah.
One lie that the Shia clergy and Shia propagandists keep repeating is that ‘Wahhabis’ (and Saudis of course) hate the Ahlul-Bayt (peace be upon him).