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[wuh-hah-bee, wah-] /wəˈhɑ bi, wɑ-/
noun, plural Wahhabis. Islam.
a follower of ʿAbd 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 today found mainly in Saudi Arabia.
Also, Wahabi, Wahhabee, Wahhabite, Wahabite
[wuh-hah-bahyt, wah-] /wəˈhɑ baɪt, wɑ-/ (Show IPA)
Origin of Wahhabi
1800-10; < Arabic, equivalent to ʿAbd al-Wahhab + suffix of appurtenance Unabridged
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noun (pl) -bis
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
Derived Forms
Wahhabism, Wahabism, noun
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