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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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the religious system of the Wahhabi, a Muslim order founded by Muhammad Ibn-Abdul Wahhab.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
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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Saudi Arabia has been promoting Wahhabism in the world which is the root cause of Takfiri terrorism.
Western Imaginings: The Intellectual Contest to Define Wahhabism
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Wahhabism was a reform movement in Islam but went to extremes by demolishing graves of the holiest personalities of Islam and removing monuments of high religious and cultural significance.
The largest economy in the Arab world and one of the wealthiest countries in the Greater Middle East (GME), Saudi Arabia is shedding Wahhabism. This ultra-conservative and least tolerant ideology in Sunni Islam, Wahhabism was born in Najd province of the Arabian Peninsula in 1744 AD.
The House of Saud's alliance with Wahhabism dates back much further than the 1970s, right back to the founders of both institutions .
THE de facto Saudi ruler, Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, spoke only half the truth when he admitted in an interview to the Washington Post that his country had funded the spread of Wahhabism at the behest of Western powers to help counter the Soviet Union during the Cold War.
Summary: New Delhi [India], Feb 16 (ANI): Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Ashwini Upadhyay on Friday alleged that the All India Muslim Personal Law Board (AIMPLB) was constituted to strengthen the Congress Party and to promote Wahhabism, an Islamic doctrine popularly assumed to be the root of global terrorism.
For more than two centuries, Wahhabism has been Saudi Arabia's dominant faith.
In an email Otaiba wrote that Abu Dhabi has warred for 200 years with the Saudis over Wahhabism and that the Emiratis had more"bad history" with Saudi Arabia than anyone else.