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  The Hindu : Radical Salafism
Salafism is a minoritarian tendency within Islam that dates back to the 9th century - under the name of Ahl al-Hadith - and whose central features were crystallised in the teachings of a 14th century scholar, Taqi al-Din Ahmad Ibn Taymiyya (d.
Salafism's hallmark is a call to modern Muslims to revert back to the pure Islam of Prophet Muhammad's generation and the two generations that followed his.
Salafism's message is utopian, its adherents seeking to transform completely the Muslim community and to ensure that Islam, as a system of belief and governance, eventually dominates the globe (Osama bin Laden quote?).
www.hinduonnet.com /2001/12/01/stories/2001120100271000.htm   (1339 words)

  
 Salafism - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Salafism (Arabic: سلفي‎ ​ "predecessors" or "early generations") is an orthodox fundamentalist movement within Islam, originating in the mid 19th century.
The sources of Salafism are said to be the Qur'an and the sunnah.
Salafism differs from the earlier contemporary Islamic revival movements of Islamism of the 1970s and 1980s, in that (at least many) Salafis reject not only Western ideologies such as socialism and capitalism, but also common Western concepts like economics, constitutions, political parties, revolution and social justice.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Salafism   (1522 words)

  
 Radical Salafism: Osama's Ideology by Bernarn Haykel
Salafism is a minoritarian tendency within Islam that dates back to the 9th century - under the name of Ahl al-Hadith - and whose central features were crystallized in the teachings of a 14th century Islamic scholar, Taqi al-Din Ahmad Ibn Taymiyya (d.
Salafism's hallmark is a call to modern Muslims to revert to the pure Islam of the Prophet Muhammad's generation and the two generations that followed his.
Salafism's message is utopian, its adherents seeking to transform completely the Muslim community and to ensure that Islam, as a system of belief and governance, should eventually dominate the globe.
muslim-canada.org /binladendawn.html   (1704 words)

  
 Middle East Salafism and the Radicalization of Muslim Communities in Europe
The term is derived from the word Salaf, which means “to precede.” In Islamic vocabulary, it is used to describe the followers of al Salaf al salih, the virtuous fathers of the faith who were the companions of the Prophet.
Salafism is thus a path and a method to search for religious truth, a desire to practice Islam exactly as it was revealed by the Prophet.
Salafism is first and foremost a method for the search of the religious truth; a desire to practice Islam exactly as it was revealed by the Prophet.
meria.idc.ac.il /journal/2006/issue3/jv10no3a1.html   (6531 words)

  
 The World on Fire
At the root of the French riots and of radical Salafism there is a deep sense of betrayal: the duplicity of the French government which, in the eyes of the French Muslim youth, considers them second class citizens, and the treachery of Europe and the West vis-à-vis the 19th century Arab world.
Salafism identified the Ottoman Empire as the primary cause of the Arab failure to modernize.
Thus, Salafism envisaged the regeneration of Islam along lines compatible with the political, economic and technological conquests of the West.
www.buzzflash.com /contributors/05/11/con05436.html   (1250 words)

  
 Liberal secularism is the answer to combatting terrorism
Salafism or Wahhabism is an Islamic movement that traces its origins back to the theologian, Muhammad bin Abdul Wahhab in the 16th century.
Salafism was not a widely popular religious movement in Islam until it was propagated by the House of Saud, especially in the latter half of the 20th century with Saudi Arabia's immense oil wealth.
Since the state and Salafism are entwined, those that reject the state must also reject the Saudi form of Sunnism, often doing so by embracing a more radical, extreme and violent interpretation of Salafism.
www.whrnet.org /fundamentalisms/docs/otherpoints-cameron-0509.html   (2140 words)

  
 Students Against Terrorism | we will stand up and defend America
Salafism is the belief in re-establishing the caliphate of Islam and reclaiming all of the land that the nation of Islam once controlled.
Salafism brings Islam back to the way it was under the prophet Muhammed.
Jihadi Salafism is being preached throughout radical mosques everywhere in Europe.
www.sathome.org /myblog.htm   (1549 words)

  
 DAWN - Opinion; December 8, 2001
Salafism is a minoritarian tendency within Islam that dates back to the 9th century — under the name of Ahl al-Hadith — and whose central features were crystallized in the teachings of a 14th century Islamic scholar, Taqi al-Din Ahmad Ibn Taymiyya (d.
Salafism’s hallmark is a call to modern Muslims to revert to the pure Islam of the Prophet Mohammad’s generation and the two generations that followed his.
Salafism’s message is utopian, its adherents seeking to transform completely the Muslim community and to ensure that Islam, as a system of belief and governance, should eventually dominate the globe [Osama bin Laden quote?].
www.dawn.com /2001/12/08/op.htm   (4497 words)

  
 United for Peace of Pierce County, WA - We nonviolently oppose the reliance on unilateral military actions rather than ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
They call themselves Salafists ('Salafiya,' a term derived from the word 'salaf' [ancestor], describes an international movement whose origins are in 19th-century Saudi Arabia), and they defend a literal reading of texts allowing neither interpretation nor adaptation to the times.
Salafism began to develop in France at the beginning of the 1990s.
Salafism is advancing principally in urban areas, among young people from 15 to 25 years of age, with little education, who do not speak Arabic and have a poor acquaintance -- or none at all -- with their religion.
www.ufppc.org /content/view/1884   (3643 words)

  
 Salafi
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.
The word Salaf means predecessors (or ancestors) and refers to the Companions of the Prophet Muhammad (the Sahaba), the early Muslims who followed them, and the scholars of the first three generations of Muslims.
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   (2037 words)

  
 frontline: al qaeda's new front: interviews: xavier raufer | PBS
Salafism is [a] classic, historic brand of Islam; that is, it started in the 18th century in what is known now as Saudi Arabia.
We saw Salafism becoming something dangerous for us -- that is, the Western world -- in the beginning of the '90s; that is, since 1992, 1993.
I wrote a first article in a French magazine in 1998 explaining what was Salafism, and at that time I sent it, of course, I can e-mail to some friends in the government in the United States, and they didn't react.
www.pbs.org /wgbh/pages/frontline/shows/front/interviews/raufer.html   (3588 words)

  
 Understanding the Origins of Wahhabism and Salafism
In fact, the ideological heritage of groups such as al-Qaeda is Salafism, a movement that began in Egypt and was imported into Saudi society during the reign of King Faisal.
Salafism originated in the mid to late 19th Century, as an intellectual movement at al-Azhar University, led by Muhammad Abduh (1849-1905), Jamal al-Din al-Afghani (1839-1897) and Rashid Rida (1865-1935).
Although Salafism and Wahhabism began as two distinct movements, Faisal's embrace of Salafi pan-Islamism resulted in cross-pollination between ibn Abd al-Wahhab’s teachings on tawhid, shirk and bid’a and Salafi interpretations of ahadith (the sayings of Muhammad).
jamestown.org /terrorism/news/article.php?articleid=2369746   (1563 words)

  
 The Forgotten Swamp: Navigating Political Islam
Salafism did not develop as a monolithic movement but rather as a broad philosophy, a frame of mind.
Instead, since the late nineteenth century, Salafism has expressed itself in a multiplicity of movements and currents of thought that have reflected specific historical circumstances and local conditions.
What they have in common is an idealized view of early Islamic history, a desire to restore the original purity of the faith, and the call for a return to a strict interpretation of the Quran and the Sunna.
www.mepc.org /journal_vol9/0206_denoeux.asp   (11512 words)

  
 WP: Salafi Muslims try to allay fears - washingtonpost.com Highlights - MSNBC.com
Salafism and its strict Saudi version, known as Wahhabism, struck a chord with many Muslim immigrants who took a dim view of the United States' sexually saturated pop culture and who were ambivalent about participating in a secular political system.
Taken broadly, practicing Salafism means imitating the ways the prophet Muhammad and his companions in the 7th century practiced their faith, from their clothing to the spiritual principles that guided them.
Salafism also stresses a return to fundamentals in pursuit of "pure" or "authentic" Islam.
www.msnbc.msn.com /id/14673707   (1190 words)

  
 PWHCE Talk: Al-Qaeda's Revolutionary Model - Madrid and Iraq in Context   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
Salafism is a broad and complex intellectual and political movement that I talked about in the November talk.
Salafism was a school of thought developed by a number of figures (Abduh, Rashid Rida, al-Afghani, et al) at al-Azhar University in Cairo in the 19
The objective of Salafism, at least since the foundation of the Muslim Brotherhood in 1928, is the re-establishment of the ancient Islamic Caliphate.
www.pwhce.org /textaq.html   (7485 words)

  
 Dean's World - Abdul Rahman Freed?
So to get back to my point: Salafism is a 19th century (well it started in the late 18th centry if you want to get technical) movement within Islam that basically takes more than a thousand years of Islamic scholarship and commentary and rips it all to shreds, declaring it all invalid.
Salafism arose to prominence for a variety of reasons in Saudi Arabia, and spread from there, mostly in the Arab world, in the 19th and 20th centuries.
Salafism was inspired by the writings of Sayed Qutub, who believed that violent, imperialistic jihad was the continuation of God's politics by other means.
www.deanesmay.com /posts/1143399880.shtml   (5978 words)

  
 Procrastination: Wahabis/Salafis Again
Salafism, with its call to erase centuries of superstition, would be very appealing.
Salafism is very appealing to someone who is dissatisfied with traditional “village islam”, but is not swayed by western ideas.
Under Salafism, you don’t have to listen to preachy “born-Muslims” who tell you what to do based on their Madhab and national traditions.
www.zackvision.com /weblog/2002/12/wahabis-salafis.html   (1876 words)

  
 Western Resistance: Holland: Radical Muslims Gain More Influence In Mosques
Now, news from Expatica reports that radical Islam, particularly in the extreme form known as Salafism, is gaining a greater foothold in Dutch mosques.
Their report stated that ultra-orthodox Salafism was becoming an increasing presence in more mosques nowadays.
Salafism attempts to return to the "pure Islam" of the time of Mohammed.
www.westernresistance.com /blog/archives/002299.html   (767 words)

  
 The Timeshare Beat: Potomac Walk by Tom Huheey; The Saudi Caliphate   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
The important point is that the 26-year insurgency is within Islam and the dominant force is pan-Islamic Salafism.
Salafism currently enjoys a semi-hegemonic position in the Muslim world.
Faithful to their history, academics, elitists and their ilk provide intellectual cover, academic immunity and a first line of defense so that Salafism is safe from criticism and protected from censure in target nations.
www.thetimesharebeat.com /potomac/walk09.htm   (877 words)

  
 Donklephant » Blog Archive » Shouldn’t this be a slamdunk?   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
Zarqawi belongs to a tiny “purist” sect of Islam, Salafism, that is violently intolerant of insufficiently “pure” Muslims as well as nonbelievers.
This is called ‘’takfir,'’; often translated as ‘’excommunication'’: an old, disused term that has found new life in Salafism, which permits, even encourages, the killing of Muslims whom Salafis have expelled through takfir.
Irrespective of any action on the part of the West or the US, we would be facing a similar problem, as the oil would have been developed under whatever hegemon and the governments would be atrocious under any prospective leftist version of what history ought to have been.
donklephant.com /2006/04/26/shouldnt-this-be-a-slamdunk-3   (3361 words)

  
 The Jakarta Post - The Journal of Indonesia Today   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
First of all, the ICG defines Salafism as a movement that seeks to return to what is seen by its adherents as the purest form of Islam -- the faith practiced by the Prophet Muhammad and the two succeeding generations.
The ICG concludes that Salafism in Indonesia is not the security threat it is sometimes portrayed as, partly because it is so inwardly focused on faith.
ICG concludes that Salafism is not the source of the problem, and jihadism is far too complex for simple, silver-bullet solutions.
www.thejakartapost.com /yesterdaydetail.asp?fileid=20040929.F01   (1095 words)

  
 MinBZK.nl (uk) - Radical views of Imams in the Netherlands less public   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
Imams and mosque administrators who follow the puritanical form of Islam known as salafism are adopting a less radical and anti-Western stance in public than in the past.
The change is mainly a response to external pressure, and it is too early to say whether their new attitude will last.
Salafism is the official state doctrine in Saudi Arabia.
www.minbzk.nl /uk/public_safety/press_releases/radical_views_of   (599 words)

  
 The Wahhabi Myth - Salafism, Wahhabism, Qutbism
Using many different sources, he carefully presents the arguments of the critics of Salafism and successfully addresses the misconceptions that are contained within these criticisms.
The media and general population are invited to actually begin to study the principles of Salafism/"Wahabism" and report about it accurately, especially as it seems that the "War Against Terrorism" seems to slowly be turning into the "War Against Wahabism."
Some Western intellectuals are doing something to contest this trend, but they are few and far between, and their knowledge of the nature of Salafism is limited.
www.thewahhabimyth.com   (778 words)

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