from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A Sunni Muslim.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A Sunni, a follower of the Sunni branch of Islam.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. One of the orthodox Mohammedans who receive the Sunna as of equal importance with the Koran.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. One of the so-called orthodox Mohammedans who receive the Sunna as of equal importance with the Koran. See Sunna and Shiah.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a member of the branch of Islam that accepts the first four caliphs as rightful successors to Muhammad
Digital Kalashinkof, an Iranian blogger and journalist publishes a video of Rezai's speech where he answers a question about the role of Sunnite minority in the Iranian government.
At present there is no Sunnite minister in Iranian government.
Remarkably, there are clues that even the main representative of Arabo-Islamic Sunnite theology, al-Ghazali (1058-1111), exerted an important influence over some aspects of Medieval Jewish philosophy and thought.
This is a significant part of Saddam's army, controlled by hard-liners, officers from his Sunnite heartland area, places like Tikrit, the birthplace of Saddam Hussein; Ramali; Mosul.
From the 13th through 17th century Sunnite Islam spread widely, coming from the Middle East via India.
The Sunnite (orthodox) commands the majority of Muslims and encompasses four schools of law with minor differences on some legal matters.
Understanding the difference between the Sunnite and Shi'ite concepts of leadership is essential for understanding any future Islamic republic, and the role of the religious leaders in any Islamic revolution.
The two major sects of Islam are Sunnite and Shi'ite.
From its beginnings, the Saudi royal family has always reigned with Islam (of the Sunnite variety) rather than against it, as the Pahlavi father and son did.
Church in this chapter, and when we are talking of pan-Islam we should consider it a Sunnite (or Orthodox) movement, and count the Shiites out, as they do not even recognise the same centre of pilgrimage.
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