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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That is why he decided to link a terror group with Sunni Islam.
It is an austere form of Sunni Islam which insists on a literal interpretation of the Qur'an.
The country's large ethnic Uzbek community (up to 40 percent of the population of southern Kyrgyzstan) mostly adheres to the Hanafi school of Sunni Islam," the report says.
Velayati made the remarks on the occasion of the start of the Islamic Unity Week which refers to a weeklong period that starts with the birthday date of Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) agreed by Sunni Islam and ends with the date mentioned by the Shiite Muslims.
In its report, the center said Tayyeb[yen]AaAaAeAcs scholarly influence as a leading intellectu of Sunni Islam spans the globe, Al-Azhar said in a press release on Friday.
An economic and social reform program led by Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman aims to open up cloistered lifestyles, shaped in part by a strict, conservative version of Sunni Islam that limits the role of women.
Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman's Vision 2030 reform program aims to open up Saudis' cloistered lifestyles, shaped in part by a strict, conservative version of Sunni Islam that limits the role of women, and diversify the economy away from oil.
August 8, 2017 (KHARTOUM) - The former Sudanese First Vice President Ali Osman Taha recently said the terrorist organisation of the Islamic State known also by its acronym 'Daesh' is an American creation that successfully targeted the Sunni Islam in Iraq and Syria.
If the bloody and hopeless Saudi war in Yemen is any indication, the "Arab NATO" aims to challenge Iran and perhaps drag it into war with Sunni Islam, as defined and protected by Saudi Arabia.
For three days - the 19th, 20th, and 21st days of Ramadan - Shia commemorate the martyrdom of Ali ibn Abi Talib, the cousin and son-in-law of the Prophet Muhammad who was both the revered fourth caliph of Sunni Islam and the first "legitimate" imam (leader) of Shia Islam," the Vox report said.
The Islamic State group, which proclaimed a "caliphate" straddling Iraq and Syria in June 2014, claims to follow a pure brand of Sunni Islam as it was practised in the time of Prophet Muhammad (PBUH).
The extremism in Shia and Sunni Islam is fomented and further exacerbated by the respective state backing of Iran and Saudi Arabia.