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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.
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Noun1.Wahabi - a member of a strictly orthodox Sunni Muslim sect from Saudi Arabia; strives to purify Islamic beliefs and rejects any innovation occurring after the 3rd century of Islam; "Osama bin Laden is said to be a Wahhabi Muslim"
Moslem, Muslim - a believer in or follower of Islam
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Grant's leadership roles include: current Vice President and incoming President of the Madison County Chamber of Commerce, Board Member of Our Daily Bread Ministries, Committee Member for the Young Professionals of Madison County league and Foundation, Advisory Board of Directors at Antonelli College, past president of the Masonic Circle lodge, and member of the Wahabi Shriners, the Jackson Scottish Rite, and Jackson York Rite.
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