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  Salafi - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Salafis themselves insist that their beliefs are simply pure Islam as practiced by the first three generations of Muslims and that they should not be regarded as a sect.
The Salafis view the first three generations of Muslims, who are the prophet Muhammad's companions, and the two succeeding generations after them, the Taba'een and the taba Tabe'een as perfect examples of how Islam should be practiced in everyday life.
Salafis believe that widespread Muslim practices such as venerating the graves of Islamic prophets and saints are wrong.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Salafi   (1685 words)

 Salafi Islam
Salafi is a term often used to describe fundamentalist islamic thought.
The description "Salafi" is the name of a group of Muslims who try as hard as they can to imitate the Blessed Prophet in every aspect of life.
A true Salafi values Tawhid, singling out Allah in all acts of worship: in supplication, in seeking aid, in seeking refuge in times of ease and hardship, in sacrifice, in making vows, in fearing and hoping and total reliance, and so on.
www.globalsecurity.org /military/intro/islam-salafi.htm   (743 words)

 Skopje Investigators Wary of Salafi Influence | Christopher Deliso | Columns | Serbianna.com
Counter-terrorism officials in the Balkans have become increasingly interested in the phenomenon of Salafi Islam- the austere school of Islam that preaches a return to the “pure” teachings laid down by Muhammad, before they were allegedly corrupted by innovations and wayward religious thought.
Salafi revivalists have shown interest in the Balkans for years, and though not great in number, some are conspicuous for their long beards and white robes.
Picturing the distinctively-dressed Salafi fighters in action, the video mentions the virtues of martyrdom, showing a slain holy warrior with a smile on his face- apparently, according to the tape, a distinctly advantageous final resting pose for receiving Allah’s favor in the afterlife.
www.serbianna.com /columns/deliso/029.shtml   (702 words)

 The Rise of Salafi Islam in Azerbaijan
Salafi ideas are becoming increasingly popular among the younger generations of Azerbaijan in particular.
Salafis have cleverly tapped into this pool of profound discontent; frequently criticizing the corruption of the government, the decline of morality and traditions, as well as the rise of criminality in the country.
In their preaching, Salafis blame the government for a number of failures, ranging from the defeat in the Karabakh conflict with Armenia to the moral decay of society.
jamestown.org /terrorism/news/article.php?articleid=2369735   (1471 words)

 Talk:Salafi - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Salafi - a term used to describe a modernist group of Muslims led by Al-Afghani and Muhammad Abduh at the turn of the 19th to 20th centuries common era.
Salafi or not all Sunnies say it is 100% correct and not one Sunni scholar till this day found one mistake in it.
Dawat-us-salafiyyah, also "Dawah Salafi", or "salafi dawah" is the methodology by Salafis to spread Islam based on the understanding of the Salaf as being superior and more accurate with an intention to avoid bidah.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Talk:Salafi   (7933 words)

A Salafi (Arabic سلفي; referring to early Muslim), from the Arabic word Salafسلف; (literally meaning predecessors or early generations), is an adherent of a contemporary movement in Sunni Islam that is sometimes called Salafism or Wahhabism.
Salafis believe that widespread Muslim practices such as venerating the graves of Islamic prophets and saints are prohibited.
Salafis insist that Salafism is not a purely Arabian movement, and regard some clerics and scholars outside Arabia as proto-Salafis or Salafi-influenced.
www.archaeologics.com /Gaming-StoZ/Salafi.php   (1869 words)

 Alliance For Security - Who are the Salafis?
The Salafis look to this early period of Islam as the definitive source of religious authority, urging their fellow Muslims to adopt this interpretation of Islam as a means of finding a route out of the many problems that have beset Muslim societies throughout the twentieth and twenty-first centuries.
The Salafi movement has been strong in Egypt in the early twentieth century and is often seen in the expression of Islam in Saudi Arabia.
Salafi Jihadis call for an end to the western “occupation” of Muslim lands, as well as an end to all western influences.
www.allianceforsecurity.org /salafis   (519 words)

 Wiktorowiczq, "The New Global Threat"
Salafis have therefore developed a manhaj or method for determining proper religious interpretations based upon the Qur’an, the Sunna, and the example of the Companions.
Salafis argue that the Prophet did not sanction these behaviors and consequently have devoted much of their collective energy combating Sufism and other sects viewed as deviating from the straight path of Islam.
Salafi jihadis view Azzam as a cornerstone of the contemporary jihad movement, and his writings have heavily influenced conceptions of jus ad bellum and the obligations of jihad among Salafis.
groups.colgate.edu /aarislam/wiktorow.htm   (7871 words)

 Discussion between Sa'id al-Buti and a Salafi Teacher
Salafi: He said, “In reality, people are of three categories: the muqallid or ‘follower of qualified scholarship without knowing the primary textual evidence (of Qur’an and hadith)’; the muttabi‘, or ‘follower of primary textual evidence’; and the mujtahid, or scholar who can deduce rulings directly from the primary textual evidence (ijtihad).
Salafi: He said, “Where?” and then began looking at the Karras, considering its texts and expressions, reflecting on the words of the author “Whoever follows one of them in particular in all questions is a blind, imitating, mistaken bigot, and is “among those who have divided their religion and are parties” [Qur’an 30:32].
Salafi: He insisted that the expression was correct, that it should be understood as containing an unexpressed condition [i.e.
www.masud.co.uk /ISLAM/nuh/buti.htm   (3028 words)

 PBS - frontline: saudi time bomb?: interviews: ali al-ahmed
Salafi is an understanding of Islam which starts in Saudi Arabia 200 years ago.
A Shi'a Muslim who grew up in Saudi Arabia, he is the executive director of the Saudi Institute, an independent human rights watchdog group based in McLean, Va. In this interview, he describes the conservative religious education all children in Saudi Arabia receive, which is dictated by the conservative Wahhabi religious clerics.
You're Salafi or you're not Salafi, you have to study it, even if you don't believe in it -- which I don't believe in most of it.
www.pbs.org /wgbh/pages/frontline/shows/saudi/interviews/ahmed.html   (3594 words)

 Salafi conference organisers deny link to 'hijacker' (STILL MORE ON FOILED UK ATTACK)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
As delegates began to arrive at the Salafi Islamic Centre in the city, the sponsors of the three-day conference insisted that they did not support extremist groups such as al-Qaeda.
The Salafi bookshop, which is hosting the Birmingham conference for the sixth year, also runs an internet discussion forum.
In traditional Islamic scholarship Salafi means “early Muslim”; and refers to someone who died within the first 400 years of the birth of the religion.
www.freerepublic.com /focus/f-news/742268/posts   (1087 words)

 An Introduction to the Salafi Da'wah
The Salafi Da'wah is not a political party or a new madth'hab.
Rather, the Salafi da'wah is that of Islam in its totality, addressing all humanity irrespective of culture, race, or color.
This, in essence, is the call of all the Prophets: calling to the Tawhid of Allah, to the annihilation of shirk, to sincerity in His worship, to obedience to His Messengers, and to adherence to their way.
www.qss.org /articles/salafi/text.html   (3190 words)

 Parliamentary elections and Salafi Movements in Kuwait and Yemen - Yemen Times
The surprising result in the latest peoples’ council elections when the Salafi sect won a number of seats was not as much as one as the fact that the Salafis actually believed in democracy and in participating in elections or in democratic events in general.
The Yemeni Salafis faced democracy and the elections with total rejection and termed all that participate in it or support it as atheists and sinners because they believe democracy and elections are acts of blasphemy.
And just like the Salafis in Yemen are divided the Salafis in Kuwait are too, but their disputes did not prevent them from having a common stand towards the elections and participating in it.
www.yementimes.com /article.shtml?i=657&p=report&a=1   (898 words)

 CBC News: the fifth estate: War Without Borders
Sageman says that the salafi jihad is a worldwide religious revivalist movement with the goal of re-establishing past Muslim glory in a great Islamist state stretching from Morocco to the Philippines, eliminating present national boundaries.
And by the previous generations, they mean the generations of the followers of the Prophet who came after him, in the 8th century.
Often described as the Marx or Lenin of the modern-day Salafi jihadi movement, Qutb was born in Egypt in 1906.
www.cbc.ca /fifth/warwithoutborders/salafist.html   (1566 words)

 Practical Sufism
The Salafi polemic began early in the history of Sufism, and is often associated with the anti-Sufi arguments of Hanbali scholars, such as Ibn al-Jawzi (d.
In the generation after Banna's death, Salafi modernism, represented by the Muslim Brotherhood and allied groups such as Pakistan's Jamaat-i Islam, contracted a marriage of convenience with Salafi traditionalism, represented by the Wahhabi sect of Saudi Arabia.
The Salafi response to the problem of making Islam relevant in the modern world is to proclaim, "Islam is simple," and to reduce religious consciousness to a calculus of ritual obligations, external symbols of group identity (such as modern "Islamic" dress), and political doctrines that promote cultural and creedal exclusivism13.
www.secondspring.co.uk /articles/cornell.htm   (8157 words)

 Salafi: Facts and details from Encyclopedia Topic   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Salafis hold that those should be interepreted as the above three generations would have interpreted them, EHandler: no quick summary.
(the term Salafi has come to describe various sects and groups that espouse forms of Islamic Sunni ideology and practice that are variously described as "purist" or even "reformist", EHandler: no quick summary.
Qutbism is the islamic strain of thought and activism, or ideology, based on the thought and writings of sayyed qutb....
www.absoluteastronomy.com /encyclopedia/s/sa/salafi.htm   (1288 words)

 Statement of Marc Sageman
A third strategy is Salafi jihad advocated by Egyptian Salafists, spearheaded by Qutb and Faraj.
Their new salafi faith distanced them further from their childhood friends and family, leading to increased isolation and loyalty to the group, which in turn intensified their faith.
This was the case in Western Europe, the U.S., Saudi Arabia, Yemen, Malaysia, Indonesia and Salafi mosques prior to 9/11/01, when people who had undergone training in Afghanistan could openly boast about their exploits to strangers.
www.globalsecurity.org /security/library/congress/9-11_commission/030709-sageman.htm   (3336 words)

 The Wahhabi Myth - Salafism, Wahhabism, Qutbism
The reasons for the rejection of this term are clearly outlined throughout this book.
The correct way of referring to them is by terming them Salafis, as they are those who adhere to the way of the Salaf - the Prophet Muhammad (may Allah raise his rank and grant him peace) and his companions.
Salafis distinguish between those who fall into religious innovation and those who fall into disbelief.
www.thewahhabimyth.com /salafism.htm   (848 words)

 Who or what is a Salafi? Is their approach valid? - by Nuh Ha Mim Keller   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The term "Salafi" was revived as a slogan and movement, among latter-day Muslims, by the followers of Muhammad Abduh (the student of Jamal al-Din al-Afghani) some thirteen centuries after the prophet Mohammed
One eventually realizes that one has to choose between following the ijtihad of a real mujtahid, or the ijtihad of some or another "movement leader", whose qualifications may simply be a matter of reputation, something which is often made and circulated among people without a grasp of the issues.
The basic hope of these youthful reformers seems to be that argument and conflict will eventually wear down any resistance or disagreement to their positions, which will thus result in purifying Islam.
www.islamfortoday.com /keller06.htm   (992 words)

 The Daily Star - Politics - Muslim authorities fear that extremists could fall prey to manipulation   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Whether or not such fears are justified, Lebanon's Salafi movement has not yet grown to threatening proportions, and disputes among Muslim groups are contained within the framework of theological disagreements.
Amama insists the Salafi doctrine does not urge its followers to initiate "hostile actions against other Muslims." Citing the leader of Al-Qaeda in Iraq, Abu Musab al-Zarqawi's Web site, however, he referred to certain Shiite groups massacring Iraqi Sunnis and raping their women.
In an interview with Ad-Diyar daily, which raised the question of the growing Salafi movement in Lebanon, the leader of the Free Patriotic Movement, Kesrouan MP General Michel Aoun, said state authorities must outlaw and control all Salafi groups.
www.dailystar.com.lb /article.asp?edition_id=1&categ_id=2&article_id=18516   (1111 words)

 Salafi Publications
Looking at the lives of the prominent scholars upon the Salafi Methodology between 400-600H.
Looking at the lives of the prominent scholars upon the Salafi Methodology between 600-800H.
Looking at the lives of the prominent scholars upon the Salafi Methodology between 800-1200H.
www.salafipublications.com /sps/sp.cfm?secID=SRH&loadpage=displaysection.cfm   (193 words)

 SITE Institute: SITE Publications - Salafi Group for Call and Combat Issues Fatwa for Jihad Against Foreigners in ...
The Algerian terrorist group, The Salafi Group for Call and Combat (GSPC), issued a fatwa justifying the killing of “the Jews and the Christians and all other nonbelievers” in Algeria.
Abu Ibrahim Mustafa took over leadership of the Salafi Group in October 2003 and immediately pledged loyalty to bin Laden and al-Qaeda.
A Reminder: The Salafi Group for Call and Combat (GSPC) has in recent years taken over the role once held by the Algerian Armed Islamic Group (GIA) as the preeminent jihadist group in Algeria.
www.siteinstitute.org /bin/articles.cgi?ID=publications25505&Category=publications&Subcategory=0   (242 words)

 Ahl As Sunnah vs The Salafi Movement   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The adherents of this movement call themselves "Salafi." Such an appellation is baseless since the true Salaf knew no such school as the "Salafi" school nor even called themselves by that name; the only general name they recognized for themselves was that of Muslim.
In reality, today's so-called "Salafi" movement, now about thirty years old, is the modern outgrowth of an two-century old heresy spawned by a scholar of the Najd area in the Eastern part of the Arabian peninsula by the name of Muhammad ibn `Abd al-Wahhab (1703-1792).
Finally, the author turns to the linchpin of "Salafi" philosophy: leaving the ijma` of the true Salaf in declaring unbelievers all Muslims who use the Prophet Muhammad's intercession, Peace be upon him, as a wasila or means of blessing.
www.ummah.net /Al_adaab/fajr.html   (18154 words)

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