04.02.2008 - Wahhabi Movement History Ideas Muhammed ibn...

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Muhammed ibn ‘Abd ul-Wahhab (1703-1792) Born in Najd, central Arabia Studied Islamic law Ideas- o Visiting shrines o Pilgrimages to tombs and special mosques o Praying to saints o Against Sufism and Shi’a o Sees these as polytheistic o Considers them as jahiliye – (Period before the prophet, period of irgnorance) Ideas- o Unity of God (Unitarian)/ Tawhid(muwahhidun) o Hostile to non-Muslims (including the non-Wahhabi Muslims) o Protests strongly against all the innovations (bid’a) o Salaf (first three generations after the Prophet) o A literalist approach to Qur’an and Sunnah First accepter in the city of Uyayna (city states) Later asked to leave the city Settled in the city of Dara’iyya (Chief Muhammed ibn Saud) With the acceptance of the Saudi tribe movement is polticized Abd al-‘Aziz declared ware on Medina in 1791 1803 took Mecca, and attacked Jidda Defeated. 1805 took Mecca and Medina
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This note was uploaded on 04/13/2008 for the course REL 250 taught by Professor Koc during the Spring '08 term at Austin College.

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