Definition of Salafist in US English:


noun & adjective

  • See Salafi

    • ‘I'm a Sufi and you're a Salafist.’
    • ‘He explores the influences of insiders and outsiders on Sunni Islam and the resulting rivalries and clashing philosophies that spawned the current Salafist reform movement.’
    • ‘"I realized that they were introducing the Salafist formula, which does not recognize any Islamic traditions after the time of the Prophet," he told me.’
    • ‘The Salafist movement in the Sunni Muslim world has been pursuing these same reforms for a century.’
    • ‘Radical Islam of the millenarian Salafist kind is also gaining in popularity among Muslim students.’