(also Wahabi)
noun (plural Wahabis) a member of a strictly orthodox Sunni Muslim sect, the predominant religious force in Saudi Arabia.
Wahhabism noun
Wahhabist noun
named after the founder, Muhammad ibn Abd al-Wahhab (1703–92).

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  • Wahhabi —    / Wahhabism    An Islamic sect named for Muhammad Abd al Wahhab, who was born at ‘ Uyaynah in central Arabia in 1703. His father was a local Islamic judge ( qadi ) and a follower of the Hanbali school of Islamic law. Wahhab became an Islamic… …   Encyclopedia of the Age of Imperialism, 1800–1914

  • Wahhabi — /weuh hah bee, wah /, n., pl. Wahhabis. Islam. a follower of Abd al Wahhab (1703 1792), who stringently opposed all practices not sanctioned by the Koran. The Wahhabis, founded in the 18th century, are the most conservative Muslim group and are… …   Universalium

  • Wahhabi — also Wahabi noun Etymology: Arabic wahhābī, from Muḥammad b. ‘Abd al Wahhāb (Abdul Wahhab) died 1787 Arabic religious reformer Date: 1807 a member of a puritanical Muslim sect founded in Arabia in the 18th century by Muhammad ibn Abdul Wahhab and …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Wahhabi — noun 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 • Syn: ↑Wahabi •… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Wahhabi — noun an adherent of the puritanical reform movement that arose in 18th century Arabia …   Wiktionary

  • wahhabi — n. member of a very conservative Muslim group founded in the 18th Century that opposes all practices not sanctioned by the Koran …   English contemporary dictionary

  • wahhabi — wah·ha·bi …   English syllables

  • Wahhabi — Wah•ha•bi or Wa•ha•bi [[t]wəˈhɑ bi, wɑ [/t]] also Wah•ha•bite [[t] baɪt[/t]] n. pl. bis also bites ear a member of a conservative Muslim group founded orig. by followers of ‘Abd al Wahhab (1703–92) • Etymology: 1800–10; < Ar, =‘Abd al Wahhab+… …   From formal English to slang

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