Salafi Is Shorthand For…

It doesn't matter if you consider yourself salafi or not but you have to admit that for many Muslims today, "salafi" is just shorthand...

Tawhid and Ikhlas, Salafi and Sufi

From one perspective, we would never have expected conflict, let alone bitter disagreement, between the so-called salafi and the so-called sufi. The former has...

The Opportunity Cost of the Salafi-Sufi Debate

Salafi or Sufi? In the past 3 decades, the Muslim community in America and the UK spent so much intellectual energy debating the finer points...

Intra-Sunni Unity in the Face of Modern Intellectual Challenges

Yesterday, Shaykh Yasir Qadhi gave a lecture at the AMJA conference on bridging the so called salafi - ashari divide. His overall point extended...

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