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Not to be confused with Salafi movement.

A Salaf (Arabic: سلف‎, "ancestor") is an early Muslim from the first three generations[1] of proponents of Islam. The Salaf are the first few generations of Muslims, which included Muhammad's companions and followers at the time.

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  1. ^ Lacey, Robert (2009). Inside the Kingdom, Kings, Clerics, Modernists, Terrorists, and the Struggle for Saudi Arabia. New York: Viking. p. 9. 
  2. ^ Al bidaya wan Nahaya, Ibn Kathir