Member of an Islamic sect whose adherents claim to follow the the righteous predecessors (i.e. the Salaf
) of the Prophet Muhammad
, while disregarding any traditional teachings as heretical and reinterpreting the Qur'anic text to serve their own purpose. Salafis are usually stricken with a tourette
-like speech impediment compelling them to spew such gibberish
as : "Bidah-bidah-bidah-bidah!". Extremely paranoid, they tend to label any disagreeing Muslim
as a Sufi
, and love to "give advice" to others about the way they pray. Salafis usually begin fasting the month of Ramadan when some relative calls them from overseas to tell them to, as they don't believe in such "non-sense" as waiting for the new moon to be sighted. Also, they frighten children.