Sunni Islam

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Noun1.Sunni Islam - one of the two main branches of orthodox Islam
Islam, Muslimism - the civilization of Muslims collectively which is governed by the Muslim religion; "Islam is predominant in northern Africa, the Middle East, Pakistan, and Indonesia"
religious order, religious sect, sect - a subdivision of a larger religious group
Sunni, Sunni Muslim, Sunnite - a member of the branch of Islam that accepts the first four caliphs as rightful successors to Muhammad
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Despite their rivalry and mutual rejection of the name "Boko Haram" that is ascribed to them, Wilayat West Africa and Boko Haram (whose real name is Jama'at Ahl al-Sunna li-Da'wa wa-l-Jihad) agree on certain fundamentals, including the impermissibility of Western-style education and what they perceive as Christian proselytizing through international humanitarian organizations.
The notorious commander of Katiba Ahl al-Sunna was killed in fierce clashes with other terrorist groups in in the town of al-Harra in Dara'a province, the SOHR said.
Bunza builds on the introduction and presents an enlarged and comprehensive overview of Northern Nigeria's different Muslim movements, such as the Qadiriyya and Tijaniyya Sufi orders, the 'Yan Izala and the different dissident groups that emerged from a 'Yan Izala background since the mid-1980s, such as the Ahl al-Sunna movement.
Thus, we know decisively from these principles that what they have said is the truth and that what they have narrated is correct, especially since the Messenger of Allah--peace and blessings of Allah upon him--praised them, saying, "The best of people are my generation, then the generation after them, and then the generation after them." (2) He also said, "My nation will be divided into over seventy sects, only one among whom is the saved sect (al-firqa al-najiya)." When he was asked who they were, he replied, "The people of the Sunna and Community (ahl al-sunna wal-jama'a)," in another narration, "[The path] that I and my Companions are now upon." (3)
Prominent Salafi figure and member of the Ahl Al-Sunna Wal Jam in Sinai Sheikh Mohamed Adly spoke to the Daily News Egypt about the truth behind the release of the kidnapped soldiers.
Somali government allied militia, Ahl Al-Sunna Wa Al-Jamma claimed Saturday that Aweys had been shot in intense battles in Wabho town near the border with Ethiopia on Friday and died of wounds later.