Sunni Islam

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Sunni Islam (play /ˈsni/ or /ˈsʊni/) is the lairgest branch o Islam;.[1][2] Sunni Muslims are referred tae in Arabic as ʾAhl ūs-Sunnah wa āl-Ǧamāʿah (Arabic: أهل السنة والجماعة‎, "Fowk o the tradition [o Muhammad] an the community") or ʾAhl ūs-Sunnah (Arabic: أهل السنة‎) for short; in Inglis, they are kent as Sunni Muslims, Sunnis or Sunnites.

Sunni Islam is sometimes referred tae as the orthodox version o the releegion.[3] The wird "Sunni" comes frae the term Sunnah (Arabic: سنة‎), which refers tae the sayins an actions o Muhammad that are recordit in hadiths (collections o narrations regardin Muhammad).[4] Sunni Muslims generally consider Sahih al-Bukhari an Sahih Muslim tae be entirely authentic an accurate hadiths.

Etymology[eedit | eedit soorce]

Sunnī (Classical Arabic: سُنِّي /ˈsunniː/) is a broad term derived frae sunnah (سُنَّة /ˈsunna/, pl. سُنَن sunan /ˈsunæn/), means "habit" or "uisual practice".[5] The Muslim uisage o this term refers tae the sayins an livin habits o Muhammad. In its full form, this branch o Islam is referred tae as "Ahlu s-Sunnah Wa Al-Jama'ah" (literally, "Fowk o the Tradition an the Congregation"). Onyane claimin tae follae the Sunnah who can demonstrate that they hae nae action or belief against the Prophetic Sunnah can consider thairsel tae be a Sunni Muslim. Housomeivver, it shoud be notit that Shi'a Muslims an aw hauld that they follae the Sunnah.

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  1. Cite error: Invalid <ref> tag; no text was provided for refs named PBS
  2. "Sunnite". Encyclopædia Britannica Online. Retrieved 2010-12-17. 
  3. "Sunni and Shia Islam". Library of Congress Country Studies. Retrieved 2010-12-17. 
  4. "Sunna". Merriam-Webster. Retrieved 2010-12-17. "the body of Islamic custom and practice based on Muhammad's words and deeds" 
  5. Sunnah, Center for Muslim-Jewish Engagement