Someone i trusted narrated to me that, there was a scholar who was living in some of the cities of India and was giving classes in the Masjids. He used to whenever he finishes his classes, supplicates a lot to Allah. And among his supplication is that, he used to supplicate against Sheikh Muhammed Ibn Abdul Wahab and cursed him.
Fortunately, there was one smart and intelligent Saudi student who was attending his class. This student thought about how he could save this poor Sheikh who was led astray by the evils of propoganda, till he fell into deadlock. So his thinking guided him to the following plans: He took Kitab At-Tawheed (i.e The Book of Tawheed), which is the right of Allah upon His slaves, and he peeled off the covers and the first pages contain the biography or the information of the author. He then gave this book to the Indian Sheikh and then asked him to read the book and give him feedback about the book. So the Sheikh took the book, and read it and was pleased with it. So the next day, the student asked him about the book. It was then that the teacher started to praise the book in an amazing manner, and that it is one of the best books written on this subject matter. Then the student said to him, the author of the book is Muhammed Ibn Abdul Wahab the one you always curse. And then he gave him the cover and the papers that contain the name of the Sheikh. So the teacher was very astounded and regretful of what he did. And then he started to supplicate for the student, and changed his postion towards the Sheikh and started to suppplicate for him after his class instead of supplicating against him. So we asked Allah the Almighty to forgive him. This is how the false propoganda misleads the people and entraps them, but subsequently the true Da’wah to Allah is always successful, but with wisdom as we have seen in the act of the Saudi student(May Allah have mercy on him). Allah Subahana wa ta’alaa said:
Invite(Mankind, O Muhammed Salallahu alayhi wa Salam) to the Way of your Lord (i.e Islam) with wisdom(i.e with the Divine Revelation and the Qur’an) and fair preaching, and argue with them in a way that is better.
This is the Daw’ah of Muhammed Ibn Abdul Wahab from its birth, till the present day. I summerized its presentation including some of the problems it underwent. This call has undergone a alot of turmoil and trials the like of which no call to this present era has undergone, but yet still the success that was written for the other calls. Therefore,. we ask Allah to reward the owner of this call and those who carried it on after his death the good which he rewarded the reformers with, as we ask Him the Almighty to keep the kings of the Saudia family and thier leaders firm on the path, thise who helped this call out, spread it, defended it, published its books and are still like that. May Allah accept from their Islamic Deeds and may Peace and Blessings of Allah be upon the best of His creatures Muhammed, his family members and his companions.
Taken from the book “The Problems Of The Da’wah and the Du’aat In The Present Era” by ,Sheikh Muhammed Amaana Ibn Al-Jaami page 85