Muhammad ibn Abd al-Wahhab

Muhammad ibn Abd al-Wahhab
Birth 1703
Death 1792

Islamic theologian, successor to ibn Taymiyyah, Hanbalite and founder of Wahhabism. He called Muslims to return to original Islam and purge the religion of all modifications, which meant rejecting the cult of saints and fighting polytheism. He was instrumental in the creation of Saudi Arabia. We don’t know what he looked like; al-Wahhab followed the letter of his own law and forbid anyone from painting him.

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