Salafism is a revivalist trend of Sunni Islam that preaches the return to the lifestyle of the first three Muslim generations (salaf)
Al-‘Issa, the Face of the New Saudi Islam that the Islamists do Not Like
The Secretary General of the Muslim World League, Muhammad al-‘Issa, was appointed to lead the main prayer at the annual pilgrimage, arousing the indignation of the Islamists. Who is al-‘Issa and why is he so controversial?
Sailing in Stormy Waters. Ulama and Revolutions
Having returned to the Middle-Eastern religious and political centre stage, Muslim clerics are split between supporting rulers, on the basis of a shared hostility towards political Islam, and contesting authoritarianism in the name of an Islamic democracy