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Wahhabism

[wuh-hah-biz-uh m, wah-] /wəˈhɑ bɪz əm, wɑ-/
noun
1.
the group of doctrines or practices of the Wahhabis.
Also, Wahhabiism
[wuh-hah-bee-iz-uh m, wah-] /wəˈhɑ biˌɪz əm, wɑ-/ (Show IPA),
Wahabism.
Origin of Wahhabism
1820-1830
First recorded in 1820-30; Wahhab(i) + -ism
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  • Wahhabism is on the decline, but not yet extinct at Haïl; and the Wahhabis would of course have been our enemies.

  • Wahhabism, as a political regeneration of the world, has failed, but the spirit of reform has remained.

    The Future of Islam Wilfred Scawen Blunt
  • And Wahhabism is a direct telegraph wire between mortal man and his God.

    The Book of Khalid Ameen Rihani

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