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.
and Hanafite schools of Sunni Islam are represented in Syria.
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.