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Sunni Islam claims to be the continuation of the Islam as it was defined through the revelations given to Muhammad and his life, a claim which is substantiated through the fact that Shi'i Islam for a number of decades had very little following and had no real, formal organization.
Sunni Islam has its name from its identification with the importance of the Sunna (the examples from the hadiths), which earlier than in Shi'i Islam was established as a central element in Islam, and central to understanding the full truth in the religion.
Sunni Islam revere Ali, but does not hold him up as the only true continuation of the tradition from Muhammad, and has no emphasis on him bringing on a divine light from the Prophet.
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  Sunni Islam
The Sunni tradition is known in Arabic as the Ahl-i Sunnah (the People of Sunnah), a term which according to the earliest classical sources emerged in the ninth century.
The first major challenge to Islam from within came from the Kharijiyyah, who claimed that good works as well as the profession of faith were necessary to be a true Muslim.
In the eighteenth century a group known as Wahhabiyyah emerged with the purpose of "purifying" Islam of non-Islamic accretions such as the worship of the saints.
philtar.ucsm.ac.uk /encyclopedia/islam/sunni/geness.html   (934 words)

  
 Sunni
Sunni Islam claims to be the continuation of the Islam as it was defined through the revelations given to Muhammad and his life, a claim which is substantiated through the fact that Shi'i Islam for a number of decades had very little following and had no real, formal organization.
Sunni Islam has its name from its identification with the importance of the Sunna (the examples from the hadiths), which earlier than in Shi'i Islam was established as a central element in Islam, and central to understanding the full truth in the religion.
Sunni Islam revere Ali, but does not hold him up as the only true continuation of the tradition from Muhammad, and has no emphasis on him bringing on a divine light from the Prophet.
i-cias.com /e.o/sunni.htm   (426 words)

  
 Sunni Islam - MSN Encarta
The doctrines of Sunni Islam were formed toward the end of the 9th century, and its theology was developed as a complete system during the 10th century.
The inclusive Sunni definition of a Muslim, for instance, was conceived in reaction to the narrow extremism of the Kharijites.
Sunni political doctrines emerged in the struggle against the legitimism espoused by the Shias in the dispute over the succession to Muhammad (see Caliphate).
encarta.msn.com /encyclopedia_761565794/Sunni_Islam.html   (402 words)

  
 The Origins of the Sunni/Shia split in Islam
If you are already familiar with standard Sunni beliefs, you will immediately notice the addition to the shahadah regarding Imam Ali (ra), cousin of the Prophet (pbuh), husband of his daughter Fatima, father of Hassan and Hussein and the second person ever to embrace Islam.
Sunnis regard Ali as the fourth and last of the "rightly guided caliphs" (successors to Mohammed (pbuh) as leader of the Muslims) following on from Abu Bakr 632-634, Umar 634-644 and Uthman 644-656.
It is alleged that instead of missionary work to non-Muslims, the Shia harbor a deep-seated disdain towards Sunni Islam and prefer to devote their attention to winning over other Muslims to their group.
islamfortoday.com /shia.htm   (2301 words)

  
 Sunni Islam information - Search.com
Sunnis are also referred to as Ahl ul-Sunna wa-l-Jama'ah (Arabic: أهل السنة والجماعة) (people of tradition and congregation) which is meant to imply that the Sunnis are united.
Sunnis advocate that a Muslim should choose a single Madhab and follow it in all matters.
Most Sunni accept the hadith collections of Bukhari and Muslim as the most authentic (sahih, or correct), and grant a lesser status to the collections of other recorders.
www.search.com /reference/Sunni_Islam   (1274 words)

  
 ipedia.com: Sunni Islam Article   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Some have argued that "Sunni" actually means or is derived from a word that means "a middle path" referring to the idea that Sunnism is a more neutral position than the perceivedly more extreme viewpoints of the Shias and the Kharijites.
Sunnis base their religion on the Quran and the Sunnah, which is recorded in the books of Hadith.
However all three of established Sunni schools in South Asia, i.e the Berailvi, the Deobandi and the Wahhabi consider Shia to be apostates from Islam.
www.ipedia.com /sunni_islam.html   (771 words)

  
 Muslim sects - All About Turkey
The Sunni relied on traditions based in theological and juridical schools and involving analogies drawn from the Koran and Hadith, as well as from the consensus of theologians where analogies were not possible.
Sunni Islam has its name from its identification with the importance of the Sunna (the examples from the hadiths), which earlier than in Shi'i Islam was established as central to the true image of Islam.
Sunni and Shi'i Islam share only three core doctrines, oneness of God, the belief in the revelations of Muhammad, and the belief in resurrection on the Day of Judgment.
www.allaboutturkey.com /siisunni.htm   (1536 words)

  
 Sunni Islam: Encyclopedia of Food & Culture
Islam dates from 622 C.E. and is based on the prophetic revelations of Muhammad.
From its Middle Eastern roots Islam has spread around the world and, with over a billion followers, is the second largest of the world's religions, after Christianity.
The three main Islamic sects are the Sunni, who comprise about 90 percent of all Muslims, Shiʿites, and Sufis.
history.enotes.com /food-encyclopedia/sunni-islam   (181 words)

  
 Science Fair Projects - Sunni Islam
Followers of the Sunni tradition are known as Sunnis or Sunnites, and often refer to themselves as the Ahlus Sunnah wal-Jamaa'h.
The sunnis are those who love all the companions and hold none of them to be unbelievers, they hold themselves as the followers of the sunnah (practice) of the prophet Muhammad as related by his companions (the sahaba).
Sunnis base their religion on the Quran and the Sunnah as understood by the majority of the community under the structure of the four schools of thought.
www.all-science-fair-projects.com /science_fair_projects_encyclopedia/Sunni_Muslim   (1097 words)

  
 Sunni Islam - Encyclopedia, History, Geography and Biography   (Site not responding. Last check: )
There are other Sunni schools of law, although many are followed by only small numbers of people and are relatively unknown due to the popularity of the 4 major schools of law; also many have died out or were not sufficiently recorded by their followers to survive.
Many Sunnis however do not follow any madhhab, indeed some Salafis reject strict adherence to any particular school of thought, prefering to use the Qur'an and the Sunnah alone as the primary sources of Islamic Law.
Most Sunni accept the hadith collections of Bukhari and Muslim as the most authentic (sahih, or correct), and grant a lesser status to the collections of other recorders.
www.arikah.com /encyclopedia/Sunni   (1499 words)

  
 Sunni Islam
In Islam political disagreements have usually manifested themselves as religious disagreements; the earliest example of this is that 30 years after Muhammed's death, the Islamic community plunged into a civil war that gave rise to three sects.
One proximal cause of this first civil war was that the Muslims of Iraq and Egypt resented the power of the third Caliph and his governors; another cause was business rivalries between factions of the mercantile aristocracy.
A third group came into being which rejected the Sunni and Shi'ite positions; they maintained that the community had the right to elect its own head, and even should have the power to depose of bad leaders.
www.ebroadcast.com.au /lookup/encyclopedia/su/Sunni_Islam.html   (307 words)

  
 Kids.Net.Au - Encyclopedia > Sunni Islam
In Islam political disagreements have usually manifested themselves as religious disagreements; the earliest example of this is that 30 years after Muhammed's death, the Islamic community plunged into a civil war that gave rise to three sects.
One proximal cause of this first civil war was that the Muslims of Iraq and Egypt resented the power of the third Caliph and his governors; another cause was business rivalries between factions of the mercantile aristocracy.
A third group came into being which rejected the Sunni and Shi'ite positions; they maintained that the community had the right to elect its own head, and even should have the power to depose of bad leaders.
www.kids.net.au /encyclopedia-wiki/su/Sunni_Islam   (332 words)

  
 NationMaster - Encyclopedia: Shi'a Muslim
Shi'a Muslims believe that Muhammad's family (the Imams) were the best source of knowledge about the Qur'an, Islam, and Emulation (the best-qualified teachers of Islam after Muhammad), and the most trusted carriers and protectors of Muhammad's Sunnah (traditions).
In particular, Shi'a Muslims recognize the succession of Ali (Muhammad's cousin, son-in-law, the first male to convert to Islam (second person only to Muhammad's wife Khadija) and the male head of the Ahl al-Bayt or "people of the [Prophet's] house") as opposed to that of the caliphate recognized by Sunni Muslims.
The Shia Imam is considered by the Shia sect of Islam to be the rightful successor to Muhammad, and is similar to the Caliph in Sunni Islam only with regards to the aspect of political leadership.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/Shi'a_Muslim/Etymology   (1579 words)

  
 Sunni Islam - Facts, Information, and Encyclopedia Reference article
Sunnis - Sunnis regard the first four caliphs (Abu Bakr, Umar ibn al-Khattab, Uthman, and Ali) as Rightly Guided Caliphs, that is, Caliphs who followed the tradition of the Prophet in terms of their lifestyles and styles of governance.
Sunni tend to see Shi'a as a small and insignificant sect, and champion a low adherent count for Shi'a; the Shi'a see this as discrimination and claim larger figures.
Most Sunni accept the hadith collections of Bukhari and Muslim as the most authentic (sahih, or correct), and grant a lesser status to the collections of other recorders.
www.startsurfing.com /encyclopedia/s/u/n/Sunni_Islam_4332.html   (1996 words)

  
 The Origins of the Sunni/Shia split in Islam   (Site not responding. Last check: )
If you are already familiar with standard Sunni beliefs, you will immediately notice the addition to the shahadah regarding Imam Ali (ra), cousin of the Prophet (pbuh), husband of his daughter Fatima, father of Hassan and Hussein and the second person ever to embrace Islam.
Sunnis regard Ali as the fourth and last of the "rightly guided caliphs" (successors to Mohammed (pbuh) as leader of the Muslims) following on from Abu Bakr 632-634, Umar 634-644 and Uthman 644-656.
In Shia Islam there is a strong theme of martyrdom and suffering, focusing on deaths of Ali and, particularly, Hussein plus other important figures in the Shia succession.
www.islamfortoday.com /shia.htm   (2301 words)

  
 ShaikhSiddiqui Sunni
The Sunni tradition is one of the two main sectarian divisions in Islam (the other being Shi'a).
According to the Sunni tradition, if Islam is a legalistically oriented religion, concerned with the organization of human society, it follows that religious teaching must concern itself with matters of marriage and divorce, inheritance and ownership, commercial transactions and contractual dealings, government, banking, investment, credits, debts and so on.
The word Sunni derives from the sunnah, or example, of the Prophet, and indicates the orthodoxy of the majority community as opposed to the peripheral positions of schismatics who by definition must be in error.
www.shaikhsiddiqui.com /sunni.html   (1446 words)

  
 Sunni Islam - RecipeFacts   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The word Sunni comes from the word sunna (Arabic : سنة) which means the tradition of the Prophet of Islam Muhammad.
Sunnis are also referred to as Ahl ul-Sunna wa-l-Jama'ah (Arabic: أهل السنة والجماعة) (people of tradition and congregation) which is meant to imply that the Sunnis are united.
Sunnis advocate that a Muslim should choose a single Madhab and follow it in all matters.
www.recipeland.com /facts/Sunni   (1391 words)

  
 AllRefer.com - Sunni (Islam) - Encyclopedia
Sunni Islam is the heir to the early central Islamic state, in its ackowledgement of the legitimacy of the order of succession of the first four caliphs (see caliphate), in contrast to the Shiite rejection of the first three as usurpers.
The scholastic formulation, the most constant expression of Sunni Islam throughout its history and geographic span, proposes the relation of the human being with the Divine as essentially individual, with no intermediaries.
The Sunni theoretical characterization of the Prophet Muhammad as a mere executor of Divine will has not precluded the intensive devotional rituals directed to his person that flourish in a diversity of forms across the Sunni world.
reference.allrefer.com /encyclopedia/S/Sunni.html   (293 words)

  
 Sunni Islam - Free Encyclopedia of Thelema
Followers of the Sunni tradition are known as Sunnis or Sunnites, and often refer to themselves as the Ahlus Sunnah wal-Jamaa'h.
Though both Sunnis and Shias believe that the incident at Ghdier Khum occurred, Sunnis interpret the announcement as a form of praise for Ali and do not view it as having any injunctive effect insofar as the question of succession is concerned.
Sunnis - Sunnis regard the first four caliphs (Abu Bakr, Umar ibn al-Khattab, Uthman, and Ali) as Rightly Guided Caliphs, that is, Caliphs who followed the tradition of the Prophet in terms of their lifestyles and styles of governance.
www.egnu.org /thelema/Sunni   (1531 words)

  
 IRAQ: The Sunnis - Council on Foreign Relations
Sunni Kurds, the other major population group in Iraq, make up some 18 percent of the population; they were the target of harsh repression in the Saddam Hussein era.
Sunnis in provincial areas, experts say, tend to be more conservative and religious, and tribal and clan ties are stronger than in larger cities.
Iraq's Sunni Arabs on the whole "are frightened by their sudden, dramatic loss of political power, social status, and economic well-being," Judith S. Yaphe, a Middle East expert at National Defense University, writes in the November Arab Reform Bulletin.
www.cfr.org /background/background_iraq_sunnis.php   (2601 words)

  
 YouTube - Shiai and Sunni Islam Explained
By the 10th century, Muslim theology was codified into the Sunni tradition.
Sunnis have Imams too, but these men are more like prayer leaders and scholars, and they don't hold the same religious or political authority as Shia imams.
Islam and the strangers (3 of 3) w/English Subtitles
www.youtube.com /?v=Mdoxao_uYqI   (995 words)

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