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Wahhabi

noun Wah·habi \wə-ˈhä-bē, wä-\

Definition of Wahhabi

  1. :  a member of a puritanical Muslim sect founded in Arabia in the 18th century by Muhammad ibn-Abdul Wahhab and revived by ibn-Saud in the 20th century

Wahhabism

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Wahabism

\-ˈhä-ˌbi-zəm\ noun

Wahhabite

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Wahabite

\-ˌbīt\ adjective or noun


Variants of wahhabi

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Wahabi

play \wə-ˈhä-bē, wä-\

Origin and Etymology of wahhabi

Arabic wahhābī, from Muḥammad b. ʽAbd al-Wahhāb (Abdul-Wahhab) †1787 Arab religious reformer


First Known Use: 1807


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