Explanation of the Aqeedah of the Imaam the Reformer Muhammad ibn Abdul Wahhaab By Dr. Saalih Ibn Fawzaan al Fawzaan
So when the call to Tawheed in this land began to shine - and the praise is for Allah - upon the hand of the Sheikh, the Imam, the renewer: Muhammad Ibn Abdul-Wahhaab and the dark clouds of Shirk and innovations began to disperse, there was no sympathy for the enemies of the Religion from the disbelievers, the hypocrites, the innovators and story-tellers. So they are fabricated lies against the Shaykh and against his da'wah.
So they said that Ibn Abdul-Wahhaab wants to change the Religion of the Muslims and that he came with a new Religion and that he has come to declare the Muslims to be disbelievers…So the people of al-Qaseem wrote to him to ask him about that. And this is something good, that you do not believe widespread rumors, so you write to the person to ask him about them. They wrote to him to ask him about his aqeedah, because it had been reviled amongst them and it was said that he was a man who wanted to declare the people disbelievers, to fight the people and to change the Religion of the people and other statements were said.
So the Sheikh wrote this aqeedah in order to clarify his beliefs and to prove that his aqeedah was the aqeedah of Ahlus-Sunnah wal-Jamaa'ah and that he did not come with anything new and that whatever was attributed to him was a lie...
So that is the basis of this treatise, in which he answered a questions about his ‘aqeedah…So when the news of the Shaykh and whatever had been circulated about him reached them, they wrote to him to ask him about his ‘aqeedah. So he wrote this treatise to clarify in it his ‘aqeedah and what he was upon and he removed any doubts to the contrary.