How Did Ibn Abdul Waahhab Influence The Development Of Islam

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This dynasty was somewhat inconsequential till the mid-eighteenth century but then Muhammad ibn Saud established a mutually advantageous relationship with religious activist Muhammad ibn ‘Abdul-Wahhab. They formed a partnership to refine the Islam of their day. Ibn ‘Abdul-Wahhab held that Muslims ought to adhere to a stringent interpretation of Islamic law as derived from the Qur’an and Hadith. He also thought that people should be religiously educated so that they could understand what God expects from them. Ibn ‘Abdul-Wahhab and ibn Saud turned Diriyah into a center of religious learning. Teachers in Diriyah trained missionaries whom the Saudi rulers sent out to convert the Bedouins and the villagers to Wahhabism. The army of the Saudi rulers

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