Salafism

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Etymology[edit]

Transliteration of Arabic سلفي, meaning "predecessor" or "ancestor."[1]

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Salafism (uncountable)

  1. A Sunni Islamic movement that takes the pious ancestors, the salaf of the patristic period of early Islam, as exemplary models.[2]

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  1. ^ Dawat-us-Salafiyyah (Call of those who preceded us)
  2. ^ Moosa, Ebrahim. Ghazali And The Poetics Of Imagination ISBN 0-8078-5612-6 p. 21