[wuh-hah-biz-uh m, wah-]


the group of doctrines or practices of the Wahhabis.

Also Wah·ha·bi·ism [wuh-hah-bee-iz-uh m, wah-] /wəˈhɑ biˌɪz əm, wɑ-/, Wa·ha·bism.

Origin of Wahhabism

First recorded in 1820–30; Wahhab(i) + -ism
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Contemporary Examples of wahhabism

Historical Examples of wahhabism

  • 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