A member of a Muslim sect founded by Abdul Wahhab (1703–1792), known for its strict observance of the Koran and flourishing mainly in Arabia.
Any member of a strict Muslim sect which adheres closely to the Koran: it was founded by Muhammad ibn Abd al-Wahhab (1703-92) and flourishes in Saudi Arabia.
Wahhabi Sentence Examples
The Wahhabi movement in Nejd now began to assume serious proportions.
Burckhardt landed in Jidda in July 1814, when Mehemet Ali had already driven the Wahhabi invaders out of Hejaz, and was preparing for his farther advance against their stronghold in Nejd.
Burckhardt had hoped in 1815 that the advance of the Egyptian expedition would have given him the opportunity to see something of Nejd, but he had already left Arabia before the overthrow of the Wahhabi power by Ibrahim Pasha had opened Nejd to travellers from Hejaz, and though several European officers accompanied the expedition, none of them left any record of his experience.
The old reservoirs on this route attributed to Zubeda, wife of Harun al Rashid, were destroyed during the Wahhabi raids early in the 19th century, and have not been repaired.
- Modern Arabian history begins with that of the Wahhabi movement in the middle of the 18th century.