Sunni Muslims may follow one of several law schools, and may also identify with various movements or schools, including Sufi Islam which possess their own distinctive traditions.
Many Sunnis advocate that a Muslim should choose a single madhhab and follow it in all matters.
Sunni Muslims are the larger of the two main branches of Islam.
When no breakdown is given, all the country's Muslims have been enrolled, provisionally, in the Sunni column.
Historically, there have been many attempts to reconcile Shi'a and Sunni Islam.
Sunnis are commonly cited as representing 90 percent of all Muslims.
Some Sunni Muslims stress Islam's universal claims to be the best path for all humanity (Q3: 85-6).
The Maliki legal school is the branch of Sunni that dominates in nearly all of Africa, except Egypt, the 'Horn' area and the East Coast countries.
Sunni Islam is also referred to as Sunnism or as Ahl as-Sunnah wa’l-Jam?‘h (Arabic: ??? ????? ????????) (people of the example (of Muhammad) and the community).
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Later, Ali became the fourth Sunni caliph but effectively lost power to the first Umayyad caliph, Muawiyah.
The main difference between Sunni and Shi'a Islam lies in where authority is located.
Shi'a have often lived as members of a small minority in Sunni majority states.
Incidents of civil unrest caused by clashes between Shi'a and Sunni Muslims have occurred historically.
Rather, symbioses should be perceived as a continuum of interactions ranging from parasitism to mutualism.
The four major Sunni schools of law, and the scholars for whom they are named, known as the four Imams, are as follows (The four Imams are often described as "founders" of the schools.
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.
The original disagreement between those who became known as Sunni, and the Shi'a (or party) was over how the community should be governed after Muhammad’s death.
Another effort at reconciliation took place in the thirteenth century when Sunni and Shi'a dynasties faced a common threat in the form of the Mongols.
Many Sunni Muslims advocate a restoration of Islamic law and of authentic Islamic government and there is a wide variety of opinion on how these are to be understood.
The word Sunni comes from the word Sunnah (Arabic : ??? ), which means "example" and refers particularly to the the words and actions or "model" or example of the Prophet Muhammad.
Most Shi'a blame Sunnis for the murder of Ali and Husayn.
Sunnis point to the coexistence of different legal schools to emphasize that Islamic Law allows for difference of opinion, and is not totally inflexible.
Sunni Ali, also known as Sunni Ali Ber, was born Ali Kolon. He reigned from about 1464 to 1492. Sunni Ali was the first king of the Songhai Empire, located in Africa and the 15th ruler of the Sonni dynasty. ... Sunni Ali organized a fleet to patrol the Niger river.