:sl: brother Salah ud Deen
We praise Allaah (Exalted is He) for guidin' you the right path.
The reason why we review sectarian articles is to ensure that no inaccurate articles are posted in these sections.
The article you posted titled 'Why Muslims Follow Madhhabs' written by the Sufi Nuh Keller is simply inaccurate and promotes extreme taqleed (blind-following).
You wrote in the byline:
I have posted this article because I feel it is necessary to provide a counter-point to the articles that I see which are against following a maddhab.
None of the 'ulema have ever claimed that followin' a maddhab is haraam, rather they warned the Muslims not to follow a particular maddhab blindly if the individual has sound evidence that goes against his maddhab. This is contrary to the article that you posted which states that a Muslim must follow a maddhab blindly even if he has evidence that contradict his maddhab.
Furthermore, akhee, the misconceptions that you have on "wahhabism". There is no such thing as "wahhabism". Since you're new to Islaam, you probably were fed lies and distortions about this great scholar of Islaam (Muhammad ibn ‘Abd al-Wahhaab). Shaykh bin Baaz (May Allaah have mercy on him) wrote a refutation to those who slander him and attribute lies to him.
I suggest you read:
Muhammad ibn ‘Abd al-Wahhaab – a reformer concerning whom many malicious lies have been told
So thus, there is no such thing as wahhabism but only one Islaam (one 'aqeedah and manhaj). The correct Islaam is based on the manhaj (methodology) and 'aqeedah (belief) of the Salaf-us-salih (the Pious Predecessors - first three generations) as stated by the Prophet (Peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) in several ahadeeth.
We aim for unity and are against division as Allaah (Exalted is He) has commanded us, hence, this forum does not promote any sect/cult/hizb (groups) but rather concentrates on the true teachings of Islaam which is based on the Glorious Qur'aan and the Sunnah.