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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Bukhari, 3600; Muslim, 1811) Fifthly: You should follow his Sunnah in word and deed, so that his Sunnah is the path you follow in your whole life, and you put his words before any other words and put his command before everything else; and you should follow the 'aqeedah (belief) of his noble Companions, and the aqeedah of the Tbieen who followed them, and the aqeedah of those who followed their path until the present day, namely Ahl Al-Sunnah wa'l-Jama'ah, and avoid bid'ah (innovation).
The fact that he had mentioned is in accordance to the position of Ahl al-Sunnah wa al-Jama'ah scholars, as what had been said by al-Imam Shihabuddin 'Abd al-Rahman Isma'il (1975:193), who is known as Abu Shamah al-Maqdisi, that besides the competency in the recitation of al-Qur'an, there is something more significance which is the understanding of its meanings, implementation of its commandments, awareness about its restrictions and efforts in attaining the sense of kashyah Allah (Fearing Allah) as a consequence of the good recitation.
Dr Belouafi claimed Al-Sunnah, or Ahl Al-Sunnah, was simply a method of understanding and practising Islam followed by millions of Muslims - and just because the centre's magazine used the name, it was no proof that it was linked with any extremist group.