Definition of Sunni Muslim

1. Noun. A member of the branch of Islam that accepts the first four caliphs as rightful successors to Muhammad.

Exact synonyms: Sunni, Sunnite
Group relationships: Sunni, Sunni Islam
Generic synonyms: Moslem, Muslim



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Lexicographical Neighbors of Sunni Muslim

Sunday schools
Sunday strip
Sunday strips
Sundayish
Sundaylike
Sundays
Sunderland
Sunflower State
Sung
Sung dynasty
Sunis
Sunita
Sunna
Sunnah
Sunni
Sunni Muslim (current term)
Sunnis
Sunnite
Sunshine Coast
Sunshine State
Sunyani
Sunyavadi
Suomi
Suomic
Sup.
Sup. Ct.
SuperMoon
Super Bowl
Super Eagles
Super Falcons

Literary usage of Sunni Muslim

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1. International Religious Freedom (2000): Report to Congress by the Department edited by Barbara Larkin (2001)
"However, informed sources estimate that 85 percent of the population are Sunni Muslim; most of the remaining 15 percent are Shi'a. ..."

2. Syria and the Middle East Peace Process by Alasdair Drysdale, Raymond A. Hinnebusch (1991)
"According to one estimate, roughly 85 percent of all Syrians are Arabic-speaking and some 70 percent are Sunni Muslim, but these two categories are not ..."

3. Double Jeopardy: Police Abuse of Women in Pakistan by Asia Watch Committee (U.S.), Asia Watch Committee (U.S. (1992)
"16 There are four schools of law in Sunni Muslim tradition. The Hanafi school has dominated South Asia. The four schools agree on the basic matters of ..."

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