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What are Wahhabi beliefs?

According to American scholar Christopher M. Blanchard, Wahhabism refers to "a conservative Islamic creed centered in and emanating from Saudi Arabia", while Salafiyya is "a more general puritanical Islamic movement that has developed independently at various times and in various places in the Islamic world".

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Also, where is Wahhabism practiced?

Wahhabism is extensively practised in Saudi Arabia, but has since spread. The term Wahhabism is often seen as derogatory – followers were first called it by their opponents.

how is Wahhabism different? In terms of their respective formation, Wahhabism and Salafism were quite distinct. Wahhabism was a pared-down Islam that rejected modern influences, while Salafism sought to reconcile Islam with modernism.

Just so, what did Wahhabism oppose?

Wahhabism opposes most popular Islamic religious practices such as saint veneration, the celebration of the Prophet's birthday, most core Shiite traditions, and some practices associated with the mystical teachings of Sufism.

What do the Salafis believe?

Salafis 101: 5 key facts They generally take a literalist approach to Islamic religious writings and are often called fundamentalists. Salafis try to live apart from the secular world and Western cultural influence. They also oppose doctrines held by other Muslims – particularly Sufis and Shiites.

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