By M. Amir Ali
The term "Wahabism" has been in vogue for over a century and it began to be used in India and spread to the whole of Muslim world. It is a derogatory and an accusatory term used to denigrate Muslims of certain Aqeedah and who shun certain practices, perceived by others to be Islamic. According to users of the term "Wahabism" it refers to Muhammad Ibn Abdul Wahhab of Nejd in the Arabian peninsula who lived in the eighteenth century C.E.
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