Extremist and hard-line Salafis regard all Muslims, apart from themselves, as infidels (Kafir) and polytheists (Mushrik), and consider shedding their blood and wealth as admissible. Obduracy in thought, ruthlessness in speech and...
The present volume—the first of its kind—deals with takfīr: accusing one´s opponents of unbelief ( kufr). Originating in the first decades of Islam, this practice has been applied intermittently ever...
This study examines the intra-Salafī disputes in the 1990s over the legitimacy of present-day rulers in the Muslim world and their status as Muslims...
In this Critical essay, Hamid Algar, Professor of Islamic Studies at the University of California, Berkeley, writes about the rise of Wahhabism in Saudi Arabia, arguing throughout that it has seriously distorted the fundamental teaching of Islam and functioned for decades as the ideological mainstay of the...
Grand Ayatollah Sayyid Ali Khamenei, while voicing deep regret over the great loss of life in recent terror attacks in Afghanistan, said the US has sent ISIL terrorists there to justify its presence in the region and create security for the Israeli regime...
Malaysian author and scholar Sayyid Farid Alatas blamed the silent majority of Muslims in Malaysia for the existence of sectarianism and the oppression and harassment of Shia Muslims in the country...
Muslim and Christian scholars, thinkers and cultural and political figures attended the conference, titled “Together against Terrorism”, to discuss how the Egyptian society should stand against terrorism...
A senior Lebanese Shia scholar described a plan for creation of a “complex’ for Prophet’s Hadith” in Saudi Arabia as a scheme to distort Islam and spread Wahhabism...
Had an educated Wahabist known that his supreme jurist-consult Abdul Azeez Bin Baz state that "Allah the Elevated is a material corporeality existing in a form of a human being in a certain place in this universe having a face hand leg limbs and organs and that His Throne is carried by...
A three-day conference on Salafism began in Istanbul Friday, where leading academics and experts debated the merits and demerits of the conservative movement in the...