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Book: Contemporary Puritan Salafism

Chapter: Salafi Islam

DOI: 10.1558/equinox.27338


The chapter presents a general outline of how contemporary Salafism can be defined and what it consists of regarding basic views on theology and activities. Basic Salafi views on interpretative methodologies are outlined to distinguish Salafism from other Islamic stances, such as Wahhabism and the juridical schools. A presentation of Salafi theology and various views on the program of action is made. A discussion on the appeal of Salafism is also included in the chapter.

Chapter Contributors

  • Susanne Olsson ( - solsson) 'Stockholm University'