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The Salafi movement, also known as the Salafi methodology and the Salafist movement, or Wahhabi movement is a movement or sect within Sunni Islam that takes its name from the term salaf ("predecessors", "ancestors") used to identify the earliest Muslims, who, its adherents believe, provide the epitome of Islamic practice. The popular hadith that quotes Muhammad as saying 'The people of my own generation are the best, then those who come after them, and then those of the next generation,' is seen as a call to Muslims follow the example of those first three generations, the salaf.

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Throughout our time on these frontlines of ill defined wars and ill defined allies, our enemies primarily came in three distinct shapes: the generic Salafist Jihadist; the Iranian agent and proxy; the Washington D.C. red tape pedantocrat and technocrat. These were the primary opponents to our world, a world ...
PETALING JAYA: Islamic Renaissance Front (IRF) director Ahmad Farouk Musa has voiced his suspicion that the Umno leadership tolerates the spread of Salafism because it serves the party's interest in retaining its power. Referring to a Salafi belief that a ruler should be obeyed as long as he observes his ...

PETALING JAYA: A photograph of Perlis mufti Muhd Asri Zainul Abidin posing with followers of a hardline Indonesian Salafist scholar while showing a hand gesture that has come to be associated with the Islamic State (IS) militant group has drawn criticism. "I can't help myself to jerk!" tweeted prominent ...
Egypt's Salafists remain the most organised Islamist political force in the country following the 2013 designation of the Muslim Brotherhood as a terrorist organisation. The group backed the 2013 ouster of Muslim Brotherhood-aligned President Muhammad Morsi and supported Sisi throughout his ...
Egypt's largest Salafist party has announced support for incumbent President Adel-Fattah al-Sisi in this year's presidential election. Al-Sisi "is the best person…to achieve cooperation between state institutions…in a way that realizes stability and spares the country a lot of dangers," Yunis Makhioun, ...
Kuala Lumpur: A US professor who has studied Islamist movements said the rise of Salafism, whose followers claim to promote an austere version of Islam that is free of non-Islamic practices, will further complicate Malaysia's already racialised politics. Jeffrey Kenney, a professor of religious studies at ...

Egypt's Al-Nour Party, the country's largest Salafi party, declared on Sunday that they are officially supporting President Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi's second presidential bid and that its members will vote for the incumbent in the upcoming polls. During a press conference held at the party's main headquarters in ...
The number of Salafists residing in the German capital has almost tripled since 2011, growing to over 900 in 2017. The proportion of potentially violent radicals has increased even more. Six years ago, the numbers of those who were considered to be prone to committing an act of violence was 100.
Berlin is increasingly becoming a centre of the Salafist scene, Tagesspiegel reported on Tuesday, based on data from the Office for the Protection of the Constitution (BfV). Whereas six years ago, 350 Salafists had been counted, now there are over 900. People in the scene considered to be prone to ...
Germany's domestic intelligence agency reported a significant increase in the extremist Salafist scene in Berlin, more than tripling its members since 2011, according to the Berlin-based Der Tagesspiegel newspaper. Berlin's Salafist extremist scene comprised some 950 people, said a situation report from ...
Plans to open a Salafi missionary centre in the Yemeni province of Al Mahrah on the border with Oman and Saudi Arabia raise questions about Saudi Crown Prince ... The disclosure of the plan for a Salafi mission suggests Prince Mohammed may only want to curb ultra-conservatism's rough edges.
Rotterdam's mayor Ahmed Aboutaleb would not take back his controversial remarks on Salafism. Last month the mayor, a Muslim himself, caused uproar when during an interview he stated that every Muslim is a bit of a Salafist. Salafism is an ultra-conservative branch within the Sunni Islam. "There were no ...
It is difficult to make the above statement at a time when the dispositions of false claimants to Salafiyyah have a deleterious effect on the appellation. The pooh-bahs of ISIS, Boko Haram, and sundry other extremist organisations say they profess Salafism, but at the same time perpetrate a battery of heinous ...
The two men are Salafi clerics, members of a clerical order that has come to wield outsized influence over Muslims in northern Nigeria. The clerics act as enforcers of an increasingly puritan Islamic order. They are uncompromising in defining what is moral and permissible and what is haram or sacreligious.
As the Islamic State has lost territory in Syria and Iraq, and as efforts are being made to separate radical elements from moderate Sunni opposition groups in and around Idlib, the violent Salafi-jihadi networks are migrating to Turkey. According to the Turkish General Staff's official website, 8,474 people who ...
Until this week the fire was attributed to Salafists, the smaller and more extreme groups operating in Gaza, with claims that Hamas was trying to restrain them. The rockets indeed stopped for a few days but was renewed this week with a barrage of mortar shells, which landed near kibbutz Kfar Aza, where a ...
Network of 40 Salafist sisters preach hate and indoctrination online - German Intel Germany's intelligence services have identified an Islamist terrorist network made up of 40 women. Female extremists with hundreds of facebook followers are increasingly filling the gap left by their imprisoned husbands.

By saying I don't want to be called a Salafi, I do not mean I don't like the great men of the past or I don't want to follow in their footsteps. ... But if anyone that calls--and wants others to call--themselves Salafi has any evidence that the Salafus-Saalih used that name on themselves, then I'm willing to change ...
Burkhard Freier, the head of the North Rhine-Westphalian Office for the Protection of the Constitution, told Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung newspaper that the local female extremist network of "40 sisters" followed a strict Salafist doctrine --informing their advice on everything from raising children to ...
Rotterdam mayor Ahmed Aboutaleb caused a social media uproar with an interview on NPO Radio 1 in which he said that "every Muslim is a bit of a Salafist". PVV leader Geert Wilders called for Aboutaleb's resignation. The Rotterdam mayor discussed several topics with Thijs van den Brink, but it was his ...
This resulted in Adel being arrested by a Salafist unit allied to the Saiqa Special Forces and which is commanded by Abdul Fateh Ben Ghalboun. The head of the school, Eman Busneina who helped organise the event, was also taken in for questioning. Initially Ben Ghalboun released a video denouncing ...
The Salafist Algerian who vandalized the statue saw it as a disgrace, and just a "fetish" for a woman stripped of her clothes. The video was widely shared on social media sites in Algeria on Monday, showing the Salafist climbing the statue, and destroying it using a hammer and an iron bar, specifically ...
However, gulf influence is not unequivocal as the Wahhabi-Salafi brand of Islam widespread in Arabia is transformed while travelling to South Asia, having to adapt and coexist with South Asian understandings of Islam. Hence Samina Yasmeen argues that Lashkar-e-Taiba could attract followers only by ...
More Salafists are living in Germany than ever before, domestic intelligence chief Hans-Georg Maassen said on Sunday. Maasen said the number of people adhering to the fundamentalist Islamic ideology had "risen to an all-time high," with the German intelligence agency BfV giving a figure of 10,800 ...
Naik is regarded as one the most influential Salafi evangelists in the world today. He rose to prominence in the 1990s by preaching in English, not in Urdu, which allowed him to reach a wider audience. As a televangelist on his very own peace TV or through social media, his austere version of Islamic ...
There was no immediate claim of responsibility but the mosque is known to be a base for Salafist groups, which fought the jihadists alongside Haftar's forces. Mourners gathered outside the mosque yesterday, walking through puddles of water stained red with blood. Vehicles in a parking lot outside the ...
However, ultraconservative Salafi scholars, known for their hard-line views have condemned the move, saying it is "feminising what cannot be feminised" and deviating from what they see as core Islamic principles. "Feminising the profession in Morocco is not in line with religious teachings," registrar and ...
The inquiry identifies a number of Islamist ideologies spread in Belgium since the '70s, the most relevant being the Muslim Brotherhood's and Salafi-Wahhabism. Significantly, the Committee highlights how the two have built in Belgium a downright "joint-venture", characterised by strong ideological ties and ...
The KSA spends as much as $4 billion annually promoting its uniquely intolerant brand of Salafist Islamic thought, aimed at the "purification" of the faith known as Wahhabism. By enforcing this rigidly intolerant theology the KSA has acted like a housebroken version of the Islamic State. People have been ...
More Salafists are living in Germany than ever before, domestic intelligence chief Hans-Georg Maassen said on Sunday. Maasen said the number of people adhering to the fundamentalist Islamic ideology had "risen to an all-time high," with the German intelligence agency BfV giving a figure of 10,800 ...
Naik is regarded as one the most influential Salafi evangelists in the world today. He rose to prominence in the 1990s by preaching in English, not in Urdu, which allowed him to reach a wider audience. As a televangelist on his very own peace TV or through social media, his austere version of Islamic ...
The accident - due to the shock that Hani, a Salafi imam, felt on hearing that his adolescent idol had died - is the opening scene of a film by the young Egyptian director born in Saudi Arabia, Amr Salama. The film, 'Sheikh Jackson' (2017, candidate for an Oscar award), is at the Cairo International Film ...
The birth of the purist Salafi movement (which many pejoratively describe as "Wahhabism") saw preachers inspired by the message of 18th-century figure Muhammad bin Abdul Wahhab attacking Sufism writ large in an unprecedented way. While presenting themselves as the orthodox, these types of purist ...
Put simply, Salafi jihadists in the ISIS breed believe they are on a mission to liberate the Earth from anyone who does not kneel to their theology. While this includes atheists and those who subscribe to different faiths, ISIS retains a particular hatred for Muslims who do not accept its narrative. They believe ...
The Kerala police have arrested a Mujahid (Wisdom) group member in connection with the demolition of a jaram (dargah or tomb) in Malappuram district. Mujahid (Wisdom) group is a puritanical Salafi organization known to be against the idea of jaram. On the night of September 29, the centuries old ...
The detainees, Xhezair Fishti and Medat Hasani, who are Salafists, were arrested in November 2016 by Albanian counterterrorism units on ...
After the 2015 facebook post, she went on to write a book, "I Chose to Be Free: A Survivor of Salafism in France," which exposed the mental ...
Photo: Protesters take part in a demonstration against the demolition of a Sufi mosque by ultra-conservative Salafis in Tripoli. Attackers ...
1 nightclub attack in Istanbul, the Turkish government has perceptibly ramped up its struggle against extreme Salafi-jihadi networks in Turkey.
young people converting to radical Islam believe that they are "doing something really good" when they "fight against the infidel and blow them ...
Salafists hold Western society in contempt and accuse it of consisting of "pornography, naturist and swingers clubs;" their recruitment ...
A Salafist imam was shot dead by gunmen early on Saturday in Aden, southern Yemen, witnesses and local officials said, the third killing of a ...
In her book "I chose to be free" about her escape from Salafism in France, Ayari mentions an Islamic intellectual who raped her and referred to ...
Ayari has published the book to tell her story of how she decided to abandon the Salafi approach and take off her hijab to live as a "free" Muslim ...
The 44-year-old author who was a Salafist before renouncing that ideology later told The Telegraph that Ramadan committed these crimes ...
They fear deadly gas could be unleashed on public transport or in tourist hotspots like museums and galleries, German newspaper Die Welt ...
The complaint filed with the Rouen prosecutor's office in northwestern France, by the Salafist turned secular activist, detailed criminal acts of ...
KOZHIKODE: Sunni leader Kanthapuram A P Aboobacker Musaliyar has slammed Salafism in Kerala 'for making the lives of Muslims ...
Offices for two Salafi groups operating in Gaza - the Islamic State of Gaza, which is seen as loyal to the Islamic State, and the army of Islam, ...
Salafis are the only sect to allow entry of women to masjid for prayers. Unlike other masjids one can see any number of Quran translations in ...


 

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