15 February 2019 - 17:42
News ID: 443504
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Rasa – Speaking at an academic conference entitled “Critique of the Doubts Regarding ‎Tawassul [intercession],” ‎ Hujjat al-Islam Alizadeh-Mousavi, an expert on Wahhabism, ‎discussed the five most important challenges to the Salafi movement. ‎

RNA – An academic conference entitled “Critique of the Doubts Regarding Tawassul ‎‎[intercession],” which is part of a series of conferences entitled “Criticism and Recognition of ‎Salafism,” was held by the Centre of the Jurisprudence of the Pure Imams in Qom. ‎

The main speaker of the meeting was Hujjat al-Islam Sayyed Mahdi Alizadeh-Mousavi, the ‎chairman of the Department of Wahhabi Studies of the Islamic Propaganda Office of the ‎Islamic Seminary of Qom. The academic secretary of the conference was Hujjat al-Islam ‎‎Ebrahim Rezaei, a researcher at the Centre of the Jurisprudence of the Pure Imams.‎
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Hujjat al-Islam Alizadeh-Mousavi‎ stressed, “Today, contemporary Salafism has five ‎important challenges, one is the ambiguity in the concept of Salafism, that is, there is no ‎precise definition of contemporary Salafism among these movements. The second point is ‎the difference between the principles of Salafism and the third challenge is the crisis of the ‎legitimacy of Salafism. That is, if it previously was attacked in the form of doubts, today the ‎principle of Salafism is attacked, questioned, criticized and examined.”‎
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The teacher in the Islamic Seminary and university continued, “Because the different ‎tendencies of Salafism are not a coherent unit and have different subdivisions that differ ‎from each other, they must be known very precisely and fully understood.”‎

‎“The fifth challenge is the contradiction between Salafism and modernism,” he said, adding, ‎‎“In general, our mission as seminarians is to move toward the field of research in Salafism in ‎order to develop appropriate solutions and strategies against Salafism.”‎
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Hujjat al-Islam Alizadeh-Mousavi emphasized that comprehensive and complete recognition ‎of Takfiri movements is necessary and essential and added, “One of the most important ‎arenas is understanding and criticizing the doubts of Salafism, which is why this conference ‎was established.”‎

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