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  • proper n. a branch of Sunni Islam practised by those who follow the teachings of Muhammad ibn Abd-al-Wahhab


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  • AND Wahhabism is not typical of Islam as a whole, it is a relatively new manifestation, via the late 19th century.

    Waldo Jaquith - Christian terrorist cell broken up in Lynchburg.

  • There is no written rule in Saudi Arabia barring women from driving, only fatwas, or religious edicts, stemming from a strict tradition of Islam called Wahhabism.

    Saudi Women Drive Cars in Defiance of Ban

  • Mr. bin Laden, who was 54 years old, was raised in Riyadh and schooled in the conservative Saudi brand of Islam, called Wahhabism.

    The Death of a Terrorist

  • Saudi's ruling family, which oversees Islam's holiest sites, draws its legitimacy from the backing of the kingdom's religious establishment, which follows a strict brand of Islam known as Wahhabism.

    Saudi Arabia: Women Driving Will Have Sex, Report Says

  • The land whose brand of Islam, known as Wahhabism, is perhaps best known in the West for beheadings and its role as somber guardian for the holy pilgrimage cities of Mecca and Medina?

    REVEALED: The Unexpected Location Of Wild Parties Named By WikiLeaks

  • The Baqee is closed to women, and several of its shrines have been destroyed by the ruling royal family of Saudi Arabia who practice the severest form of Islam called Wahhabism, which leads them to believe that paying homage at the cemetery is akin to grave-worshipping.

    Betwa Sharma: Forbidden Rituals At The Hajj

  • Saudi Arabia, the birthplace of Islam, is home to an extreme version of the faith, sometimes known as Wahhabism, which bans the practice of other religions in the kingdom.

    Saudi Leaders Hope To Boost Religious Tolerance

  • Saudi Arabia, where the doctrine of Islam known as Wahhabism is applied, strictly enforces the separation of the sexes in public.

    Archive 2008-04-01

  • Together they instituted the austere form of Islam known as Wahhabism, based on a literal interpretation of the Qur'an.

    Seeing Clearly

  • Religion is the foundation of the Saudi state's political ideology; it is also a key area of Saudi education in which students are taught the interpretation of Islam known as Wahhabism (a movement founded 250 years ago by Muhammad ibn Abd al-Wahhab) that is reflected in these textbooks.

    This is a Saudi textbook. (After the intolerance was removed.)


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