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Sunni Islam

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Sunni Islam is the lairgest branch o Islam;.[1] 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, thay are kent as Sunni Muslims, Sunnis or Sunnites.

Sunni Islam is whiles referred tae as the orthodox version o the releegion.[2] 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).[3] Sunni Muslims generally consider Sahih al-Bukhari an Sahih Muslim tae be entirely authentic an accurat hadiths.

Etymology[eedit | eedit soorce]

Sunnī (Clessical Arabic: سُنِّي‎ /ˈsunniː/) is a broad term derived frae sunnah (سُنَّة‎ /ˈsunna/, pl. سُنَن‎ sunan /ˈsunæn/), means "habit" or "uisual practice".[4] 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 thay 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 thay follae the Sunnah.

Notes[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. John L. Esposito, ed. (2014). "Sunni Islam". The Oxford Dictionary of Islam. Oxford: Oxford University Press. Unknown parameter |subscription= ignored (help)
  2. "Sunni and Shia Islam". Library of Congress Country Studies. Archived frae the original on 13 December 2012. Retrieved 17 December 2010.
  3. "Sunna". Merriam-Webster. Retrieved 17 December 2010. the body of Islamic custom and practice based on Muhammad's words and deeds
  4. Sunnah Archived 2010-12-05 at the Wayback Machine, Center for Muslim-Jewish Engagement