Babylon 10
The world's best online dictionary

Download it's free

Definition of Sunni

Babylon English

member of the larger of the two sects of Islam (characterized by orthodox practice and acceptance of the first four caliphs as legitimate successors to Muhammad)
of or pertaining to the larger of the two sects of Islam (characterized by orthodox practice and acceptance of the first four caliphs as legitimate successors to Muhammad)
Sunni Definition from Language, Idioms & Slang Dictionaries & Glossaries
WordNet 2.0

Noun
1. a member of the branch of Islam that accepts the first four caliphs as rightful successors to Muhammad
(synonym) Sunnite, Sunni Muslim
(hypernym) Muslim, Moslem, Mohammedan, Muhammedan, Muhammadan, Islamist
(member-holonym) Sunni, the Sunnites
2. one of the two main branches of orthodox Islam
(synonym) the Sunnites
(hypernym) sect, religious sect, religious order
(member-holonym) Islam, Islamism, Muslimism, Muhammadanism, Mohammedanism, Mohammadanism
(member-meronym) Sunnite, Sunni, Sunni Muslim
Sunni Definition from Encyclopedia Dictionaries & Glossaries
Wikipedia English - The Free Encyclopedia
Sunni Islam ( or ) is the largest branch of Islam; its adherents are referred to in Arabic as , "people of the tradition of Muhammad and the consensus of the Ummah" or for short. In English, they are known as Sunni Muslims, Sunnis, and Sunnites. Sunni Islam is the world's largest religious body and largest religious denomination for any religion in the world. Sunni Islam is sometimes referred to as the orthodox version of the religion. The word "Sunni" is believed to come from the term Sunnah , which refers to the sayings and actions of the prophet Muhammad as recorded in hadiths.

See more at Wikipedia.org...
© This article uses material from Wikipedia® and is licensed under the GNU Free Documentation License and under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License