Ibn ʿAbd al-Wahhāb
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, Muḥammad b. ʿAbd al-Wahhāb , Ḥanbalī theologian, founder of Wahhābism, was born in 1115/1703, in the centre of the Nad̲j̲d at al-ʿUyayna, an oasis which at that time was enjoying some prosperity. There had already been several representatives of Ḥanbalism in the Nad̲j̲d, and the young Muḥammad belonged to a family which had produced several doctors of the school. His grandfather, Sulaymān b. Muḥammad, had been muftī of the Nad̲j̲d. His father ʿAbd al-Wahhāb was ḳāḍī at ʿUyayna during the emirate of ʿAbd Allāh b. Muḥammad b. Muʿammar; he taught ḥadīt̲h̲ and fiḳh in the mosques of the t…

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Laoust, H., “Ibn ʿAbd al-Wahhāb”, in: Encyclopaedia of Islam, Second Edition, Edited by: P. Bearman, Th. Bianquis, C.E. Bosworth, E. van Donzel, W.P. Heinrichs. Consulted online on 17 November 2018 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1573-3912_islam_SIM_3033>
First published online: 2012
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004161214, 1960-2007

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