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Sunni. By: Tianna Brewster Julia Schorner Pd. 3. Sunni. Definition:. Sunni are followers of Muhammad’s example. Sunni. Facts:. Sunni Islam is the largest branch of Islam. Followers of Sunni tradition are known as Sunnis or Sunnites.

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sunni

Sunni

By: Tianna Brewster

Julia Schorner

Pd. 3

definition
Definition:
  • Sunni are followers of Muhammad’s example.
facts
Facts:
  • Sunni Islam is the largest branch of Islam.
  • Followers of Sunni tradition are known as Sunnis or Sunnites.
  • The Sunnis call themselves this, because they believe to follow the Sunnah which means tradition.
  • Sunni are mostly located in the Central and northern parts of the country.
sunni islam beginnings
Sunni Islam Beginnings:
  • The roots of Sunni Islam early divided. It affected the Muslim community immediately after the death of the Prophet Muhammad.
  • Within Sunnism different approaches to the Islamic law and an Islamic system of belief and practice, were called the Shariah.
beliefs
Beliefs:
  • Believes that the first four caliphs were “rightly guided”.
  • Believes that Muslim rulers should follow the Sunna, or Muhammad example.
  • Claim that the Shi’a have distorted the meaning of various passage in the Qur’an.
connection to today
Connection to today:
  • Over the years Sunni-Shia relations have been marked by conflict.
  • A period of relative harmony during the twentieth century has been replaced by conflict, particularly following the American invasion of Iraq.