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The Traditionalist Salafis’ Perspective and Discourse on Militant Jihād

Department for Continuing Education, University of Oxford, Oxford OX1 2JD, UK
Centre for Languages Culture and Communication, Imperial College London, London SW7 2AZ, UK
Humanities 2019, 8(2), 109;
Received: 29 March 2019 / Revised: 20 May 2019 / Accepted: 23 May 2019 / Published: 30 May 2019
This paper argues that the jihādi ideology draws upon the authentic and normative traditionalist salafi epistemology, which provides a moral and theological justification for militant jihād. In the current climate of political unrest and conflicts in the Middle East, maintaining a nexus between jihād and authentic Islam is crucial for traditionalist salafism in pursuit of authority, relevance and political interests. Through the misappropriation of the Meccan-Medinan trajectory and the concepts of nasẖ (abrogation) and ʾijmāʿ (consensus), the input of salafi scholars and preachers revitalizes the discourse around militant jihād as a legitimate vehicle for change and consequently propels jihādi ideology forward. View Full-Text
Keywords: salafism; jihād; consensus; ijtihād; abrogation salafism; jihād; consensus; ijtihād; abrogation
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Ali, M.H. The Traditionalist Salafis’ Perspective and Discourse on Militant Jihād. Humanities 2019, 8, 109.

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