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Religious Change among Oromo Muslims in Bale, Ethiopia
Author: Terje Østebø
The political transition in 1991 and the new regime’s policy towards the ethnic and religious diversity in Ethiopia have contributed to increased activities from various Islamic reform movements. Among these, we find the Salafi movement which expanded rapidly throughout the 1990s, particularly in the Oromo-speaking south-eastern parts of the country. This book sheds light on the emergence and expansion of Salafism in Bale. Focusing on the diversified body of situated actors and their role in the process of religious change, it discusses the early arrival of Salafism in the late 1960s, follows it through the Marxist period (1974-1991) before discussing the rapid expansion of the movement in the 1990s. The movement’s dynamics and the controversies emerging as a result of the reforms are discussed, particularly with reference to different understandings of sources for religious knowledge and the role of Islamic literacy.

done, delivery can be demanded immediately. In the view of the other Fiḳh-schools, however, it is absolutely essential to state a short period at least for delivery. The faḳīh’s in the Ḥid̲j̲āz usually called this kind of purchase salam but in the ʿIrāḳ the name salaf was usual.

© Koninklijke Brill NV, Leiden, 2011 DOI: 10.1163/157006011X573473 Die Welt des Islams 51 (2011) 188-209 Salafis in Cape Town in Search of Purity, Certainty and Social Impact Yunus Dumbe & Abdulkader Tayob * Cape Town Abstract Salafism has become part of a public discourse in Cape Town since the

In: Die Welt des Islams
Author: Einas Ahmed

the political and spectrum. 3 The new political pragmatism of the Islamists is concomitant with the rise of militant Salafism and a certain political populism. The development of these new trends is largely a reaction to the increasing preeminence of political interests among the Islamists to the

In: Islamic Africa

Although in recent years Salafism has attracted much scholarly attention, empirical research using methods of participatory observation and qualitative or ethnographic interviews is still rare (Hummel, Kamp, and Spielhaus 2016, 21). As Zoltan Pall and Mohamed-Ali Adraoui (2018, 135) conclude, the

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In: Journal of Muslims in Europe

focus on activists of a Muslim organisation known for its Salafist orientation. The selected cases show how a similar understanding of Islam can be traced back to different life courses, as well as to various patterns of social networks. Starting with a brief definition of Salafism, the article goes

In: Journal of Muslims in Europe
Author: Basheer M. Nafi

© Koninklijke Brill NV, Leiden, 2009 DOI: 10.1163/157006008X424959 Die Welt des Islams 49 (2009) 49-97 Salafism Revived: Nuʿmān al-Alūsī and the Trial of Two Aḥmads Basheer M. Nafi * Oxfordshire Abstract In 1298/1881, the Iraqi scholar Nuʿmān al-Alūsī published his Jalāʾ al-ʿaynayn fī muḥākamat

In: Die Welt des Islams
Author: Terje Østebø

Introduction The Malian conflict in 2012, the continued al-Shabaab insurgency in Somalia, the violence perpetuated by Boko Haram in Nigeria, and the Islamic State’s offensive in Iraq have significantly affected perceptions of what has become known as Salafism. Connected to general attitudes

In: Islamic Africa

Introduction How and why do particular forms of religious practice and inter-subjectivity succeed at crossing national and cultural boundaries? We will explore this question by looking at the case of Salafism in the Middle East and Europe. Salafism, despite being only a minority trend

In: Journal of Muslims in Europe
Author: Maszlee Malik

Introduction Salafism, as a trend and theological movement, has become a point of interest for many researchers due to the current global political escalation, in particular regarding issues related to global terrorism, radicalism, post-Arab Spring politics, religious trends, as well as

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In: Sociology of Islam