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  • Al-wala’ wa’l-bara’ [r]: A Muslim, primarily Salafist belief that the faithful should show exclusive allegiance to Allah and Islam, and repudiation of unbelief and unbelievers, not associating with non-Muslims [e]
  • Abu Muhammad al-Maqdisi [r]: A Salafist theologian with much influence on Jihad, currently in Jordan; some affiliation with al-Qaeda but not necessarily in full agreement with their approach [e]
  • Sayyid Qutb [r]: Born in 1906, radicalized in 1951, and executed in 1966, an influential theorist of Salafist revolutionary Islam; considered one of the two spiritual fathers of al-Qaeda and the mentor of Ayman al-Zawahiri [e]
  • Salafism [r]: A strict branch of Sunni Islam, dedicated to the restoration of the Caliphate, often by means of armed jihad [e]
  • Shirk [r]: An Arabic word literally meaning polytheism, but interpreted by some Salafist clerics, such as Abu Muhammad al-Maqdisi, to include allegiance to any government, even ostensibly Islamist, which does not follow strict Sharia law. [e]
  • Ibn Tamiyya [r]: A medieval Sunni Islamic theologian of the Hanbali school, who set the theoretical framework on which modern Salafism depends [e]
  • Wahhabism [r]: A socially conservative branch of Sunni Islam, strongest in the House of Saud, which rules Saudi Arabia [e]
  • Wilayat al-faqih [r]: A controversial concept in Shi'a Islam, "authority of the jurisprudent", developed by Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini as the basis for clerical rule in Iran; by no means universally accepted by Iraqi and other Shi'a [e]

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  • Jihad [r]: Literally meaning "struggle", a Muslim concept that can refer to an inward-directed personal process to submit to God's will, or to an external combat with the enemies of Islam [e]
  • Pakistan [r]: Country in southern Asia, established as a Muslim state split from India in 1947, bordering the Arabian Sea to the south, India to the east, Iran and Afghanistan to the west, and China to the north. [e]
  • Pan-Arab nationalism [r]: Add brief definition or description