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Salafi

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Name (derived from salaf, “pious ancestors”) given to a reform movement led by Jamal al-Din al-Afghani and Muhammad Abduh at the turn of the twentieth century. Emphasized restoration of ...

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A Dictionary of Politics in the Middle East

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Current Version:
2018
Subject:
Social sciences, Politics
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95 words

...Salafi Movement within Sunni Islam that advocates a literalist approach to Islam associated with the earliest Caliphs after the Prophet Mohammed. Salafi adherents believe the Quran and the Hadith, the words and actions of the Prophet Mohammed, constitute a pure and unadulterated form of Islam. Mohammed ibn Abd al-Wahhab called for the purging of idolatrous practices in the Arabian Peninsula in the mid-eighteenth century, although Salafism as a recognized movement emerged a century later in Egypt. The majority of Salafists seek to Islamize society through...

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The Oxford Dictionary of Islam

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Current Version:
2003
Subject:
Religion
Length:
186 words

...Salafi Name (derived from salaf , “pious ancestors”) given to a reform movement led by Jamal al-Din al-Afghani and Muhammad Abduh at the turn of the twentieth century. Emphasized restoration of Islamic doctrines to pure form, adherence to the Quran and Sunnah, rejection of the authority of later interpretations, and maintenance of the unity of ummah. Prime objectives were to rid the Muslim ummah of the centuries-long mentality of taqlid (unquestioning imitation of precedent) and stagnation and to reform the moral, cultural, and political conditions of...

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The Oxford Encyclopedia of the Islamic World

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Current Version:
2009
Subject:
Religion, Social sciences, Regional and Area Studies
Length:
1,725 words

...the Salafī Group for Preaching and Combat and more recently al-Qaʿida in the Islamic Maghrib, are also Salafī in matters of belief. A less violent manifestation of Salafism is associated with the so-called Awakening Shaykhs of Saudi Arabia. These are Salafīs that have been inspired by the teachings of the Syrian activist Muḥammad Surur Zayn al-ʿĀbidīn , who combined in his writings a compelling mixture of Salafī theology and Muslim Brotherhood activism in order to effect social and political change. Because of his influence, these Salafīs are known as...

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Chris LaRossa

The Oxford Encyclopedia of Islam and Women

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2013
Subject:
Religion, Social sciences, Sociology
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1,169 words

...role of women in Islam, and particularly within the Salafi tradition. There are, therefore, clearly many Salafisms, each constructing its gender roles differently and each defining appropriate roles for women differently, depending on each group's interpretation of what it means to be a Salafi. Modern social, economic, and cultural realities have undeniably affected what constitutes the interpretation of the paradigmatic Salafi woman for some Salafis. The fact that women are even an active part of some Salafi groups indicates that the tradition is evolving, and...

Salafī Movements

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Amr Osman

The Oxford Encyclopedia of Islam and Politics

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Current Version:
2014
Subject:
Religion, Social sciences, Politics
Length:
1,575 words

...Salafī movements in other parts of the Muslim world that stressed the purity of the Islamic creed and the authenticity of its ritual practices, and showed great interest in studying reports about the way the Prophet Muḥammad and the first Muslim generations led their lives, are also seen as prototypes of modern Salafī movements, such as the Ahl-i Ḥadīth in the Indian subcontinent. While Salafī views have the potential to be radicalized, and despite the fact that there are Salafī movements that are militant in nature (known as jihādist Salafīs,...

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Oxford Dictionary of English (3 ed.)

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English Dictionary
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2015
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English Dictionaries and Thesauri
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71 words
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New Oxford American Dictionary (3 ed.)

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English Dictionary
Current Version:
2015
Subject:
English Dictionaries and Thesauri
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Australian Oxford Dictionary (2 ed.)

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English Dictionary
Current Version:
2004
Subject:
English Dictionaries and Thesauri
Length:
37 words
Salafi

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Name (derived from salaf, “pious ancestors”) given to a reform movement led by Jamal al-Din al-Afghani and Muhammad Abduh at the turn of the twentieth century. Emphasized restoration of Islamic ...
Salaf

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Predecessors or ancestors. Usually used in the sense of “pious ancestors,” especially the first three generations of the Muslim community, who are considered to have lived the normative experience of ...

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