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The Making of SalafismIslamic Reform in the Twentieth Century$
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Henri Lauzière

Print publication date: 2015

Print ISBN-13: 9780231175500

Published to Columbia Scholarship Online: May 2016

DOI: 10.7312/columbia/9780231175500.001.0001

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Being Salafi in the Early Twentieth Century

Being Salafi in the Early Twentieth Century

(p.27) 1 Being Salafi in the Early Twentieth Century
The Making of Salafism

Henri Lauzière

Columbia University Press

Chapter 1 discusses the meaning of the word “Salafi” since the medieval period and how it started to change in the early twentieth century. It also explains the Orientalist construction of “modernist Salafism” in the 1920s.

Keywords:   Hanbali theology, madhhab al-salaf, Jamal al-Din al-Afghani, Muhammad 'Abduh, Louis Massignon, Muhammad ibn al-'Arabi al-'Alawi

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