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.


  • Second generation 1
  • Third generation 2
  • See also 3
  • External links 4
  • References 5

Second generation

Third generation

See also

External links

  • Minhaj (way) of the Salaf
  • Sayings of the Salaf (translations of quotes from the Salaf)


  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
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