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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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The Houthis accuse the government of widespread corruption and say they demand an end to social, economic and political 'discrimination' against Shiites in Yemen as well as Saudi-backed attempts to spread Vahhabism - a sect branched out of Sunni Islam that preaches controversial and violent actions and is headquartered in Saudi Arabia - in northern Yemen.
leaving from extreme measures that was accompanied by public condemnation of radicalism, whether it be in the form of nationalism or chauvinism, fascism or a vahhabism", comments Shaimiev later.