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 (sä′lə-fĭz′əm, sə-lä′fĭz′əm)
A school of Sunni Islam that condemns theological innovation and advocates strict adherence to shari'a and to the social structures existing in the earliest days of Islam.

[From Salafi.]

Sa′la·fist adj. & n.
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Noun1.Salafism - a militant group of extremist Sunnis who believe themselves the only correct interpreters of the Koran and consider moderate Muslims to be infidels; seek to convert all Muslims and to insure that its own fundamentalist version of Islam will dominate the world
Mohammedanism, Muhammadanism, Muslimism, Islam, Islamism - the monotheistic religious system of Muslims founded in Arabia in the 7th century and based on the teachings of Muhammad as laid down in the Koran; "Islam is a complete way of life, not a Sunday religion"; "the term Muhammadanism is offensive to Muslims who believe that Allah, not Muhammad, founded their religion"
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Officers presented norms of traditional Islam that discredit the ideology of Hizb ut-Tahrir, Wahhabism and Salafism.
Salafism doctrine calls for all Muslims to go back to the purity of religion, to the origins of Islam and the teachings of the Prophet.
This extremist current is one of the most visible, widespread and accessible interpretations, and thus gives the illusion to non-Muslims in the West that Salafism is the true Islam.
Al Asala, the expression of Salafism in Bahrain, fielded six candidates, all men, but only Abdul Halim Murad was able to win in the first round.
Salafists in north Lebanon say that while just a handful of their co-religionists are involved in militant activities, many believe that Salafism is inherently intolerant and violent.
People don't understand the relationship between Salafism and terrorism," Mr Uddin said.
Salafism has been accused of restricting women's rights and music, teaching that democracy is a sin and that anyone who leaves Islam must die.
The Sunni Arab side reacted by developing a more violent strain of terror, as an evolution of radical Salafism, called Neo-Salafism; that was an ideology spear-headed by the precursors of a trans-national movement later named al-Qaeda and like-minded Sunni militants, such as the Taliban in Afghanistan.
Experts have not ruled out the possibility that the ISIS who practise Salafism could be getting the support from Wahabis in India.
Up to six Welsh mosques are now part of the Islamic movement known as Salafism, including Cardiff's Al-Manar centre, where Nasser Muthana, 20, Assel Muthana, 17, and Reyaad Khan, 20, are said to have worshipped.
Three new books Salafism and jihadist terrorists are too often equated with each other and a series of books shows that this is just not true.
Yet, Aziz Bouteflika's government cannot supersede Morocco in its role as religious mediator in the region thanks to the kingdom's export of tolerant Islam that counters the influence of Salafism and Wahhabism and its historic religious ties with Mali.