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or Wa·ha·bi (wä-hä′bē)
n. pl. Wah·ha·bis or Wa·ha·bis
A member of a Muslim sect founded by Abdul Wahhab (1703-1792), known for its strict observance of the Koran and flourishing mainly in Arabia.

Wah·ha′bism (-bĭz′əm) n.


the religious system of the Wahhabi, a Muslim order founded by Muhammad Ibn-Abdul Wahhab.
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Noun1.Wahhabism - a conservative and intolerant form of Islam that is practiced in Saudi Arabia; "Osama bin Laden and his followers practice Wahhabism"
Mohammedanism, Muhammadanism, Muslimism, Islam, Islamism - the monotheistic religious system of Muslims founded in Arabia in the 7th century and based on the teachings of Muhammad as laid down in the Koran; "Islam is a complete way of life, not a Sunday religion"; "the term Muhammadanism is offensive to Muslims who believe that Allah, not Muhammad, founded their religion"
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Many of the Arab countries have managed to keep the Wahabbis at bay, among them being Egypt, where the Muslim Brotherhood under Mohammad Morsi was removed from office and replaced by General Abdul Fatah al Sissi, who is much more of a moderate in theology and has taken steps to reduce the influence of Wahabbis in the country.
Speaking at a seminar on "Terrorism, Extremism and Regional Security in West Asia," Alavi said, according to Erem News, that Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood Organization and Saudi Arabia's Wahabbis are the roots of Islamist terrorism.
Various dimensions of Islamic civilization and culture cannot be properly understood if they are not interpreted in light of the context that produced them, whether the impressive openness of Al-Mu'tazila, those daring rationalists of Islam's classical age, the fundamentalism of Al-Muwahiddin, whose fanaticism and intolerance destroyed medieval Muslim Spain, or the political and religious agendas of today's Wahabbis and jihadist Salafis.
Saudi security forces on Friday detained Hassan Farhan al-Maliki, who follows up a stance on religious issues in contradiction to Wahabbis, press tv reported.
Unfortunately, this regional proxy war created the Taliban when the various factions of Islam, such as the Wahabbis, Sunnis, and Shia, began to compete for the loyalty of the people.