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Global SalafismIslam's New Religious Movement$
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Roel Meijer

Print publication date: 2014

Print ISBN-13: 9780199333431

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: December 2014

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199333431.001.0001

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The Salafi critique of Islamism

The Salafi critique of Islamism

Doctrine, Difference and the Problem of Islamic Political Action in Contemporary Sudan

6 The Salafi critique of Islamism
Global Salafism

Noah Salomon

Oxford University Press

This chapter deals with the Sudanese group Ansar al-Sunna and its particular interpretation of politics and its belief in the purification of the community as a precondition for establishing the Islamic state. It deals extensively with the ideas of this particular group and its differences with Islamist movements in Sudan. The key idea is that pious states can only be founded by pious individuals.

Keywords:   Sudan, Ansar al-Sunna, pious, Islamic state

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