The Role Of Jihadi Salafism In Islam

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…
efforts to curb terrorism, enhance democratic change as well as maintain a positive attitude towards America in the Muslim countries are not enough because they do not acknowledge the religious debate that has been waged in most of the Islam countries. However, the country could employ the notable normative capital of the Islamic reformist traditions in partnership with viable as well as Muslim partners who are trustworthy. Moreover, the techniques as well as the particular policies and programmatic priorities of the concepts must be established, scrutinized and refined to maximize the effect while ensuring cumulative

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