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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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They brought back the ideas of the Salafiyyah proponents such as Afghani and Abduh.
Reda was equally influenced by the Salafiyyah movement's calls for agitation against tyranny and despotism, and resistance to foreign domination, as well as the promotion of Muslim solidarity.
18) This madrasa was the predecessor to the Salafiyyah Madrasa established in 1976.