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n.1.A member of one of the four sects of the Sunnites, or Orthodox Mohammedans; - so called from its founder, Mohammed al-Shafeï.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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However, the Malay Muslims in Malaysia are adherents of Sunni theology and predominantly followers of the Shafiite School of Islamic Law and Jurisprudence.
(45) Despite advocating the Shafiite school of jurisprudence and the restoration of the Patani sultanate (over a pan-Islamic state), Abuza and Sungunnasil argue Berjihad di Patani to be a salafi-jihadi on the basis of its discourse on martyrdom (shaheed), and Muslim apostasy or hypocrisy (takfir).
This tradition adheres to one of four main Islamic paradigms (mahzab): Malikite, Shafiite, Hanafite, and Hanbalite.
The Shafiite and Hanafite schools of Sunni Islam are represented in Syria.
(15.) The Shafiite School predominates and seems distinguishable by its eclectic tradition.
Amongst other things, for some scholars Tawaddud represents the Sunni ideology in the debate against the Shiites; for others, a Shafiite way of thinking.
564/1169), the Shafiite chief qadi of Damascus, who formed a powerful political alliance with the Banu Asakir (see L.
Zaydi ritual practices are slightly different from those of Shafiites, the most widespread Sunni school in Yemen.