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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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If a genuine case is forwarded in an impartial, fair, free and just international forum, Saudi wahabism and salafism being imposed on all sects including both on Sunnis and Shi'ites in Islam, may lose all that Al-Saud has for sufficient reasons and print-audio-visual proofs in world media too: Most serious charges against Saudis are its proven and known actions of destroying the graves related to great Prophet of Islam, namely, destroying the graves of his wife, daughter, companions, sufis and followers whom the Prophet himself valued much.
That resulted in the rise of terrorism in Iraq as states like Saudi Arabia started promoting Salafism and Takfirism in the country.
These are radical groups, followers of such organizations as Hizb ut-Tahrir, Yakyn Inkar, and Takfirit-Jihadite direction of Salafism, which today disturbs us," he said.
El Watan and other media reproduced a letter written by Saudi Sheikh Hadi Ben Ali Al-Madkhali, a scion of Sheikh Rabia Al-Madkhali, the intellectual father of a quietist strand of Salafism that projected the kingdom prior to Prince Mohammed's reforms as the ideal place for those who seek a pure Islam that has not been compromised by non-Muslim cultural practices and secularism.
His strong relationship with Salafism reflects the contradictions in his life.
The ideology of the Islamic State was derived from Jihad Salafism in Islamic political thought.
In the field of action of intervention (tertiary prevention), the task consists of providing a counseling center to ensure qualified counseling / support for relatives and key persons as well as more radicalized and a professionally supervised deradicalization / withdrawal in the case of religiously based extremism / violent salafism at an early stage.
The followers of Salafism believe that their faith can bring people of diverse backgrounds on a single platform.
The authors explain Salafism under the title of "Rise of New Salafism.
Salafism, generally described as Wahhabism (named after the 18th century preacher Muhammad ibn Abd al-Wahab/1703-1792), is a Sunni sect that normally advocates abolition of popular religious practices such as visitation to shrines and tombs (Commins, 2006; For more about the term Wahhabi, see Encyclopedia Britannica; Dillon, 2009).
Mathematics teacher Souleymane Sall, 38, converted to Salafism while at school.
The conservative reform and purist movement of Wahhabism, often referred to as Salafism, has long been the dominant strain of Islam in Saudi Arabia.