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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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Al-Nour Party, part of the ultraorthodox Salafist movement, was set up after President Husni Mubarak's downfall in 2011, emerging from the Dawa Salafiya, a religious movement.
A leader of Jihadiya Salafiya in the Gaza Strip, Abu Sager, said during a Sunday interview with ron Klein of WABC Radio that Islam is coming and no one can prevent it, the Washington Times reports.
Des sources proches de la Dwa salafiya ont declare a la presse qu'une reunion serait prochainement tenue entre le Grand Imam d'Al-Azhar, Dr Ahmed Al-Tayyeb, et le vice-president de la Dwa, cheikh Yasser Borhami, une rencontre consideree comme une premiere, afin de parvenir a la reconciliation et arreter l'effusion du sang des Egyptiens.
The al-Nour party and its parent, Al Dawa Al Salafiya, have also rejected the dissolution of the upper house of parliament by President Adly Mansour on Saturday.
There was also a call from calm from the influential Dawa Salafiya movement of Egyptian Salafists, ultra-orthodox Islamists who have occasionally been allied with Mursi but distanced themselves from him in recent weeks.
There was a call from calm from the influential Dawa Salafiya movement of Egyptian Salafists, urging Islamists to "leave the squares to go to their mosques and homes.
S'agissant de l'adhesion de figures du mouvement salafiste au parti de la Renaissance et de la Vertu (PRV), +Akhbar Al Yaoum Al Maghribia+, qui titre "la Salafiya met le premier pas dans le champ de la politique", ecrit que plusieurs figures du courant salafiste et a leur tete, Cheikh Abou Hafs ont choisi d'adherer au PRV de Mohamed Khalidi, estimant que le SG de cette formation politique n'aurait pas ouvert les portes de son parti aux salafistes, mis en liberte, sans concertation avec les autorites qui affichaient une certaine sensibilite a l'idee de l'adhesion des membres de ce courant a la vie politique.
Les elements de l'enquete ont revele que le groupuscule ayant mijote cette operation inscrit pleinement son action dans la mouvance de la Salafiya Jihadia, jusque-la meconnue par le public et consideree par les specialistes comme une franchise d'Al Al-Qaida.
On Tuesday, Egypt's hardline Dwa Salafiya, which is the foundation of the main political Al Nour Party, released a statement calling on Morsi to confront Ahmadinejad on Tehran's support for the Syrian regime and also make clear that "Egypt is committed to the protection of all Sunni nations.
Al Salafiya Al Jihadiya Movement (Salafi Jihadi Movement) the extremist group which the Egyptian Morsi administration has been combating in Sinai have, according to Egyptian intelligence sources, strong links to similar groups operating in the south and east of Libya and in the Sahel region.
Islamic groups, which favor elections, have withdrawn from Tahrir Square, among them the Salafi Nour party, Dawa Salafiya, and the Muslim Brotherhood; the latter explaining, "The ruling military powers have responded to the people's demands.