The Origins Of Jihadi Salafism

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As religions grow, many interpretations come up, particularly during a time of crisis. However, many contend that organizations that have a theology which is founded on hate do not represent any of the traditions in Islam. Many devotees of Islam argue that Islam is a religion of peace. The truth of this assertion may not be entirely accurate; this is because many militant groups carry out their activities through based on a puritanical strain of Islam that is known as Jihadi Salafism. It can be described as a medieval interpretation of Islam that developed when the Arabs were not in good terms with the Europeans as well as the East Asians.
According to White (2016), Jihadi Salafism represents a minority and often internally condemned interpretation
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They believe that through Jihad they can extend the Muslim World so that all the citizens of the world may live under its umbrella. The origins of the Salafi Jihadism can be traced to the Muslim Brotherhood. The Jihadi Salafis appeared to be a radical version of the politicos, admiring the most liberal wings of the Muslim Brotherhood. Despite that notion, the main theoretician of Jihadi Salafism, Abu Muhammad al-Maqdisi arrived with the concept of takfir as well as the responsibility of jihad against rogue rulers as an ethical duty rather than political. Notably, the Salafis have seen themselves as the only true Muslims and they have assumed the role of dismissing other Muslims, who tend to disagree with the Jihadi Salafi theology. Moreover, the Jihadi Salafism incorporates an apocalyptic interpretation of Islam that believes Salafis are called to prepare for the final days of …show more content…
They wage offensive jihad against those committing idolatry whenever they are. Moreover, they discard the traitors to Islam like Hamas and the Muslim Brotherhood because they compromise with the non-Muslims (Meijer, 2009). Apart from Abu Mohammed al-Maqdisi, other leaders had great influence on Jihadi Salafism; they included Mohammed ibn Abdul Wahhab, who acted as a religious reformer who desired to purge Islam of anything that went beyond the traditions that were upheld by Mohammed as well as the four rightly controlled caliphs. Sayyid Qutb was also an Egyptian educator who campaigned for the resistance against the non-Islamic

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