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2. What is the main strain of Islam in Saudi Arabia?

In 1744, Mohammed Ibn Abdul Wahhab made a pact with Mohammed Ibn Saud, the then-leader of the Al Saud clan: Saud promised protection for Wahhab in exchange for bestowing religious legitimacy on his leadership. Wahhab was the leader of a strict religious movement advocating a return to the Islamic practices of the time of the Prophet and firmly rejected Western values. Its adherents today are known to others as Wahhabis, the main religious constituency in Saudi Arabia, although they generally reject the term themselves.

In 1744, Mohammed Ibn Abdul Wahhab made a pact with Mohammed Ibn Saud, the then-leader of the Al Saud clan: Saud promised protection for Wahhab in exchange for bestowing religious legitimacy on his leadership. Wahhab was the leader of a strict religious movement advocating a return to the Islamic practices of the time of the Prophet and firmly rejected Western values. Its adherents today are known to others as Wahhabis, the main religious constituency in Saudi Arabia, although they generally reject the term themselves.

In 1744, Mohammed Ibn Abdul Wahhab made a pact with Mohammed Ibn Saud, the then-leader of the Al Saud clan: Saud promised protection for Wahhab in exchange for bestowing religious legitimacy on his leadership. Wahhab was the leader of a strict religious movement advocating a return to the Islamic practices of the time of the Prophet and firmly rejected Western values. Its adherents today are known to others as Wahhabis, the main religious constituency in Saudi Arabia, although they generally reject the term themselves.

In 1744, Mohammed Ibn Abdul Wahhab made a pact with Mohammed Ibn Saud, the then-leader of the Al Saud clan: Saud promised protection for Wahhab in exchange for bestowing religious legitimacy on his leadership. Wahhab was the leader of a strict religious movement advocating a return to the Islamic practices of the time of the Prophet and firmly rejected Western values. Its adherents today are known to others as Wahhabis, the main religious constituency in Saudi Arabia, although they generally reject the term themselves.

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Wahhabi

 

Sufi

 

Ahmadiyya

 

Shia

 
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