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n. pl. Salafi or Sa·la·fis
An adherent of Salafism; a Salafist.
Of or relating to Salafism.

[Arabic salafī, of the forebears, of the predecessors, from salaf, forebears, predecessors; see šlp in Semitic roots.]
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This ideology combines the Salafi trend within Islam--the return of religious practices to the days of early Islam--and a jihadi belief that the use of armed force is incumbent on Muslims to restore this practice within Muslim lands and then to spread it globally.
Former Croatian President Ivo Josipovic said today in a statement to BiH journalists in Baku that the information on the suspected activities of the Croatian intelligence services who tried to recruit some members of the so-called Salafi movement to transfer weapons to Bosnian masjids and mosques in order to discredit the state of BiH has to be thoroughly checked.
Abdullatif bin Abdulaziz Al Al-Sheikh received here today the Secretary-General of the Salafi University in the city of Banars in India, Member of Ahl Al-Hadith Central Association Sheikh Abdullah bin Saud Al-Salafi, currently on a visit to the Kingdom.
There are no elements of sabotage in the accident of a police van, which resulted in the death of a Frenchman, suspected to be involved in Salafi Jihadi ideology, at the Sungai Buloh Hospital on Sunday.
Kilcullen does not regard even religious extremism of the salafi or salafist as equivalent to terrorism.
The evolution of the Salafi movement of Islam is the ideology behind al Qaeda, the forerunner of terrorist groups.
Summary: TEHRAN (FNA)- The Saudi officials have started suspicious moves at the Eastern borders of Yemen near Oman to establish a Salafi region, a Lebanese daily revealed on Monday.
This view depicts Salafi women as the hapless victims of a fanatical version of Islam.
Fourteen Salafi leaders were acquitted by the Cairo Criminal Court on Sunday, after their preventative detention period had expired.
Synopsis: The Salafi movement or Salafist movement is an ultra-conservative reform movement within Sunni Islam that references the doctrine known as Salafism.
A GROUP of Salafi Muslim parents with "extreme" Islamic views claimed that a Birmingham school was "brainwashing" their children - by allowing them to take part in Christmas nativity plays, a tribunal heard.
Kirkuk / NINA / A security source in Hawija west of Kirkuk said today that the elements of Daash carried out a wide arrest campaign against moderate Salafi men.