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Why does salafist muslims move to Western countries? [on hold]

I just read about a bunch of, mostly Salafist and Wahhabi, imams that, for security reasons, have been taken into custody in a European country, probably awaiting expulsion. They are accused of ...
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How did Ibn Abd al-Wahhab derive the third nullification of Islam: “whoever does not make takfir to the mushrikin … he has disbelieved”?

I'm interested in this quote from ibn Abd al-Wahhab (who is described as the founder of Wahhabism on Wikipedia): ... the Third Nullification from the nullifications of Islām which the Shaykh ...
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Why do some groups transliterate Arabic words in a lengthy way? [closed]

It seems to be with the Salafi groups: Islam is Islaam, Qur'an is Qur'aan, Abu is Aboo, Salah is Salaah etc. You get the picture. Is it just to be more precise in English. You know if you are reading ...
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What parts of al-Busiri's Burdah are rejected by salafis and why?

Al-Burdah also known as الكواكب الدرية في مدح خير البرية is a poem of "imam al-Busiri" (the Muslim Sufi poet al-Busiri البوصيري whom studied the seerah of the prophet deeply and almost all his poems ...
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Is the sun orbiting the earth according to the majority salafi view?

In this youtube video, Sheikh salih al fawzan answers the question; "Does the sun orbit the earth?" Without a doubt, this is what the Quran is saying. {Quotes verse 36:38 "وَالشَّمْسُ تَجْرِي ...
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Is Al badi a name of Allah ?

This verse in Quran بَدِيعُ ٱلسَّمَـٰوَٲتِ وَٱلۡأَرۡضِ‌ۖ وَإِذَا قَضَىٰٓ أَمۡرً۬ا فَإِنَّمَا يَقُولُ لَهُ ۥ كُن فَيَكُونُ Al-Baqarah 2:117 saying "The Originator of the heavens and the earth. When He ...
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Examples of how the Salafi movement is ultra-conservative?

The Salafi movement... is an ultra-conservative reform in the first half of the 18th century against a background of European colonialism. -- Wikipedia I've seen this claim repeatedly, but I'm yet to ...
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How is the “ultra-conservative” Salafi movement compatible with autodidacticism?

From the paper Is Islam Easy to Understand or Not?: Salafis, the Democratization of Interpretation and the Need for the Ulema, Jonathan A. C. Brown, Journal of Islamic Studies (2015) 26 (2): 117-144, ...
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From the Salafi understanding of Islamic law, how was participation in the 2011-2012 Egyptian elections justified? [closed]

One of the well-known positions of the Salafi movement is political quietism - avoiding participation in politics, with some even holding that elections and democracy are prohibited in Islam. Yet in ...
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Is Salafi a school of thought?

Is Salafi a school of thought like the maliki, shafi'i, hanbali and hanafi fiqhs? Or is Salafi a movement? Can one be a shafi'i and be a salafi? Please provide proof with your answer.
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Do Salafis disapprove of Nowruz?

Do Salafis disapprove of Nowruz? I know that Salafis disapprove of some festivals. For example, Saudi Arabia's religious police ban Valentine's Day. Is Nowruz a festival they disapprove of?
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Are arches allowed in Islam?

Daeesh recently blew up The Arch of Triumph in Palmyra. It doesn't seem that the arches had any pagan content to them: “It is now wanton destruction … their acts of vengeance are no longer ...
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In Wahhabism who is called a Muslim?

What are the minimum conditions by which one is considered a Muslim from the viewpoint of Wahhabism?
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From the Salafi perspective, is the prohibition of depictions of humans and animals retrospective?

Daesh destroyed some artwork last year on the grounds that it depicted humans or animals, which isn't permitted by Islam. From the Salafi perspective, is the prohibition of depictions of humans and ...
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Is Daesh predominantly Salafi?

Is Daesh (also known as ISIS, ISIL, or Islamic State) predominantly Salafi? This article says ISIS is Salafi, but I've come across someone disputing that.
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Who can call another person an apostate?

Is anyone allowed to call another person an apostate? In case context matters, the person calling someone an apostate is a Pakistani Salafi.
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Are 'vocals only' nasheeds of Maher Zain permissible to listen to?

I recently learned that a nasheed is haram to listen to if it has sound effects which sound like musical instruments even if they are 'vocals only' (source). However, I don't have much idea about ...
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What is the difference between Wahhabism and Salafism?

What is the difference between Salafism and Wahhabism? (As I know they are different from Sunnis. So what is their opinions?)
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What is Wahhabism?

Recently I heard the term 'Wahhabism' for specifying a group of Muslims. Actually what is Wahhabism? Is it a sect or normal religious group?