Contemporary Puritan Salafism - A Swedish Case Study - Susanne Olsson

Contemporary Puritan Salafism - A Swedish Case Study - Susanne Olsson

Da‘wah – The Call to Islam

Contemporary Puritan Salafism - A Swedish Case Study - Susanne Olsson

Susanne Olsson [+-]
Stockholm University
Susanne Olsson is a historian of religion at Stockholm University. Her research mainly concerns contemporary interpretations of Islam and her latest publication is Preaching Islamic Revival: ‘Amr Khaled, Mass Media and Social Change in Egypt.

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Contemporary Islamic piety movements often organize as da‘wah groups, and this chapter shows how “mission” is performed and promoted. A lot of time is devoted to talk about being steadfast and to take the so-called righteous predecessors as role-models. This has an important function as a strategy to delineate the in-group and define da‘wah. Authentic Islam is presented as a way of life that should be made relevant for everything a person does in life and it has relevance considering the Hereafter.

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Olsson, Susanne. Da‘wah – The Call to Islam. Contemporary Puritan Salafism - A Swedish Case Study. Equinox eBooks Publishing, United Kingdom. p. 133-165 Apr 2019. ISBN 9781781793398. https://www.equinoxpub.com/home/view-chapter/?id=27341. Date accessed: 14 Oct 2019 doi: 10.1558/equinox.27341. Apr 2019

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