Wahhabi

noun Wah·habi \ wə-ˈhä-bē , wä- \
variants: or less commonly Wahabi
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of Wahhabi

: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

or less commonly Wahabism play \wə-ˈhä-ˌbi-zəm, wä-\ noun

Wahhabite

or less commonly Wahabite play \wə-ˈhä-ˌbīt, wä-\ adjective or noun

Origin and Etymology of wahhabi

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


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