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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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Such acts are caused by Wahhabism and its teaching of hate", he tells me.
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Analysts have long suggested that the country's support for the fundamentalist sect of Wahhabism contributes to extremist views.
The headline on Zarif's article was: "Let us rid the world of Wahhabism," the Sunni sect that dominates in Saudi Arabia.