Taken from: Historical Development of the Methodologies of al-Ikhwaan al-Muslimeen And Their Effect and Influence Upon Contemporary Salafee Dawah, pages 11-13 http://spubs.com/sps/downloads/pdf/MNJ180001.pdf 1.2 The Da’wah of Shaykh ul-Islaam Muhammad bin Abdul-Wahhaab The reformative da’wah of Shaykh ul-Islaam Muhammad bin Abdul-Wahhaab was based upon a correction of Islamic beliefs (aqaa’id), worship (ibaadaat) and affairs of methodology (manaahij) in numerous arenas of knowledge and action. His call was to Tawheed as it was taught, understood and implemented by the Messengers of Allaah, and he called to the Salafee Aqeedah, Tawheed al-Uloohiyyah and Tawheed al-Asmaa was-Sifaat, and fought on account of this, and initiated his da’wah upon this, and kept it focused around this for the duration of his da’wah. His da’wah was successful and he purified the Arabian Peninsula from the Shirk that had entered into it, in the shadow of a Soofee Ottoman Empire. The time of Shaykh ul-Islaam Muhammad bin Abdul-Wahhaab was pre-Colonial, and pre-Industrial (i.e. prior to the main thrust of the western Industrial revolution and Colonial activities, pre-1800), and thus, his da’wah was non-reactionary, and was an internal da’wah that was reformative in the proper sense of the word. Thus, his methodology in da’wah was identical to that of Allaah’s Messenger (sallallaahu alaihi wasallam), in starting-point, priority, objective and method and focus. Shirk and Innovation had crept in over the centuries, culminating in the worship of the dead, such as Yusuf, Shamsaan and Taaj, from amongst the tawaagaheet (false gods). The purification of this Shirk and Innovations from the peninsula, on account of the da’wah of Shaykh ul-Islaam, led to subsequent blessings upon this land, and a state built upon Tawheed was established and it has brought about Scholars and Rulers. Scholars upon the Salafee and Aqeedah and manhaj over a span of two-hundred years, such as Hamad bin Ma’mar, Sulaymaan bin Abdullaah Aal ash-Shaykh, Muhammad bin ‘Abdul-Wahhaab himself, Abdullaah bin Abdur-Rahmaan Abaa Butayn, Abdur-Rahmaan bin Hasan Aal ash-Shaykh, Abdul-Lateef bin Abdur-Rahmaan Aal ash-Shaykh, Hamad bin ‘Ateeq, Abdullaah bin Abdul-Lateef Aal ash-Shaykh, Sulaymaan bin Sahmaan, Abdur-Rahmaan as-Sa’dee, Muhammad bin Ibraaheem Aal ash-Shaykh, Abdul-Azeez Ibn Baz, Muhammad bin Saalih al-Uthaymeen and others. And Rulers, who despite their shortcomings and faults in their personal affairs, have always aided the Salafee da’wah, and have spent an enormous amount of wealth in spreading the da’wah of Shaykh ul-Islaam Muhammad bin Abdul-Wahhaab in every corner of the globe. It is due to the spending of their wealth and their efforts that have allowed people outside of Arabia to learn the affairs of Tawheed and whatever opposes it of Shirk. This in a time, when all the states surrounding it, and the Muslim lands in general were but the states of the Innovators or the Mushriks, from the Raafidah, the Nusayrees, the Soofees, the Ash’arees, the Mu’tazilees, the Ibaadee Khawaarij and other than them. Thus, in perfect agreement of the Sunan of Allaah, you will see that this state has enjoyed enormous blessings and favours over the times, and security and peace is to be found therein that is not found in any other place, and the Sharee’ah law is established (despite shortcomings). And the great blessings in this country can be seen by the fact that, by and large, the Major Scholars of Ahl us-Sunnah have not been found except in Saudi Arabia, of course with some exceptions.