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Wah·ha·bi

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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Wahhabi

(wəˈhɑːbɪ) or

Wahabi

n, pl -bis
(Islam) a member of a strictly conservative Muslim sect founded in the 18th century with the aim of eliminating all innovations later than the 3rd century of Islam
Wahˈhabism, Waˈhabism n
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Wah•ha•bi

or Wa•ha•bi

(wəˈhɑ bi, wɑ-)

also Wah•ha•bite

(-baɪt)

n., pl. -bis also -bites.
a member of a conservative Muslim group founded orig. by followers of ‘Abd al-Wahhab (1703–92).
[1800–10; < Arabic, =‘Abd al-Wahhab + suffix of appurtenance]
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Noun1.Wahhabi - 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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It actively encouraged such activities by partnering with the Wahhabists in any number of hotspots.
The group switched to Shia Islam in 1996 due to Zakzaky's close association with Iran, worsening mutual resentment with conservative Wahhabists, including Izala, which was founded in 1978 by a Saudi-trained cleric.Islamic history expert Dahiru Hamza said Izala's focus had up to then been against those in the mystical Sufi tradition, whose beliefs they considered heretical.
The fanciful notions that regional instability will help to "contain" Iran, and that supposed rivalries between Sunni and Shiite Muslims are fueling conflicts, are contradicted by the reality that the worst bloodshed in the region is caused by Wahhabists fighting fellow Arabs and murdering fellow Sunnis.
The fanciful notions that regional instability will help to "contain" Iran, and that supposed rivalries between Sunni and Shiite Muslims are fuelling conflicts, are contradicted by the reality that the worst bloodshed in the region is caused by Wahhabists fighting fellow Arabs and murdering fellow Sunnis.
President Obama's too much of a diplomat to condemn the radical Sunni Wahhabists as extremists because we're still addicted to their oil.
"The failure to put pressure on the Gulf states - and especially Saudi and Qatar - first of all to stop funding the Salafists and the Wahhabists, secondly to play a large part in this campaign, and other actions where the government has refused to have a proper inquiry into the funding of jihadism in Britain, leads me to worry about the closeness between the Conservative Party and rich Arab Gulf individuals."
Nor from Saudi Arabia's own Shiite minority, nor the country's armed Wahhabists. It will come from within the royal family," advancing the kind of fantasy that preoccupied observers for at least six decades, but always withered on the vine.
However, unlike the Wahhabists, the Deobandis operated in an environment where Muslims were a minority and where the dominant power were the Christian British.
With militant Salafists and Wahhabists dominating the headlines about Islam in the West, contemporary Sufism (the more mystical form of Islam) is not much discussed, even in relation to South Asia, which hosts both the largest Muslim population in the world and the greatest concentration of Sufis.
Also the terms wahhabists and radical Islamists are used for a particular goal," Nesimi explains.
Matevski claims that the wahhabism is intolerant toward other religions as well and that the wahhabists enter certain political groups in order to realize their intentions.
An "unholy" alliance of the CIA, Wahhabists, drug dealers, warlords, and religious fanatics was formed.