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Wahhabism الوهابية, is a sect of the Sunni branch of Islam, founded and named after the eighteenth-
In the remote and sparsely populated area of Najd, a central region of what is now Saudi Arabia, Muhammad ibn Abd al-
Muhammad ibn Abd al-
Wahhabism is centered on the principle of Tawhid, or the "uniqueness" and "unity" of God, drawing upon the teachings of medieval theologian Ibn Taymiyyah and early jurist Ahmad ibn Hanbal.
Wahhabism is openly described by Islamic Scholars as "ultraconservative" -
Followers often take offense to the term Wahhabi or Wahhabism and prefer to use thee names Salafi or muwahhid. However, regardless of preference, Wahhabism remains the most popular and common name for this sect or branch of Sunni Islam.
Many Sunni and Shia Muslims disagree with the Wahhabi movement, believing it to be extremely divisive amongst Muslims and alienating non Muslims by their violent interpretations of the Quran.
The pact between the followers of Muhammad ibn Abd al-
The house of bin Saud continued to maintain its politico-
With the advent of Oil discoveries in Saudi Arabia, the Wahhabi movement went to a different level, with Saudi Arabia funding countless mosques and schools which proclaimed Wahhabism as the only form of Islam.
Through hundreds of charities and associations, Saudi Arabia has pumped over $1,000,000,000,000 (one thousand billion) into these mosques and schools to teach the unforgiving form of Islam which has led to terror funding, terrorism financing, as being the true and core purpose of Saudi Wahhabism.
It has been openly recognized that the thousands of Maddrasses, largely in uncontrolled Pakistan, has been the home for terrorist training and outfitting.
Today, Saudi Arabia holds Mohammed bin Abd Al-
Estimates of the number of Wahhabi followers vary, with one source (Mehrdad Izady) giving a figure of fewer than 5 million Wahhabis in the Persian Gulf region (compared to 28.5 million Sunnis and 89 million Shia).
Some scholars have described Wahhabism as a cancer, a small section of the whole causing damage to all.
Without Saudi Arabian funding, Wahhabi would be a small if not extinct group of extremists.
With the Saudi unlimited wealth, they have produced and funded terror groups such as;
ISLAMIC STATE OF IRAQ AND THE LEVANT
OSAMA BIN LADEN
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