The late Grand Mufti of Saudi Arabia, Bin Baz, by releasing his fatwa that allowed the land of the sacred ka’abah – a land in which our very Prophet Muhammad still is alive within His grave, ‘alayhis salat wa salam, – to be inhabited by an army that defends the very emblems of economic tyranny through cursed usury, political oppression, imperialism, called the wahhabis all sorts of wonderful names: “… Rather! The creed of the wahhabiyya is holding fast with the Book of Allah, the Sunnah of His Messenger, traversing upon His guidance, and the guidance of his rightly guided Caliphs, and those who follow them in good, and whatever the righteous forefathers were upon, and whatever the Imams of the Religions were upon, and the people of fiqh and fatwa in regards the gnosis of Allah, and affirming the attributes of Allah etc etc etc….” All lies, but the point here is that he clearly professes the “Creed of the Wahabiyyah!” [Source the very site of binbaz in Saudi Arabia: http://www.binbaz.org.sa/mat/8159]
Al-Siyasah: What do you say the current prohibition of the books of the Imams Bin Baz and others?
Al-Rifa`i: I say that those books contain extremism. Bin Baz considers that whoever celebrates the Mawlid is a mushrik, so this is extremism. He says that whoever celebrates the Isra' and Mi`raj is a mushrik, so this is also extremism. He says that whoever goes to visit the Mosque specifically to visit the Prophet, upon him blessings and peace, his travel is a sin, so this is extremism. And here is Ibn `Uthaymin treading the same path. Consequently, such books promote extremism and it is the right of the state [of Kuwait] to prohibit them as long as we are fighting extremism. Do they not say that standing in front of the Prophet's grave, upon him blessings and peace, making du`a, is shirk? They say it is impermissible to recite a khatma of Qur'an for the dead. Some of them say it is categorically prohibited to sit down for condolences on the pretext that the Prophet, upon him blessings and peace, never sat down when he gave condolences. Did not all the Companions pray with him in the Mosque, among them the Mujahidun, so he would give them condolences when they were with him? For all those reasons I am for the banning of the books of Bin Baz and Bin `Uthaymin from all book forums and exhibits, as every book accusing Muslims of shirk and kufr leads to division and divisiveness among people. And if we declare people apostate, it means we can no longer marry our daughters to whomever they attribute shirk to, nor give them salaam. These books evidently lead to fitna, and those books by those they call "imams" are books of takfir and tashrik. Hence, their circulation became prohibited. An example: the State here celebrates Mawlid, while they distribute a fatwa by Bin Baz that that says such a thing is shirk. Is this matter not against the orientation of the State and against the position of the ministry of Awqaf? So this leads to a great fitna in the society and to matters with dire results. I have no idea why they want Kuwait to be all Wahhabi and Bin Bazi. (Various shorter Texts by G.F. Haddad)