Definition of Sunni

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

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

2. Noun. One of the two main branches of orthodox Islam.
Exact synonyms: Sunni Islam
Group relationships: Islam, Muslimism
Generic synonyms: Religious Order, Religious Sect, Sect
Member holonyms: Sunni Muslim, Sunnite

Definition of Sunni

1. Proper noun. The branch of Islam that believes that the Qur'an is the final authority, and that their leaders have no special sacred wisdom. ¹

2. Proper noun. A follower of that belief. ¹

3. Adjective. Related to the Sunni branch of Islam. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Sunni

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

Literary usage of Sunni

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Timbuctoo the Mysterious by Félix Dubois, Diana White (1897)
"... boundaries JENNE : A CORNER OF THE TOWN and develop an empire of an extent never before witnessed in western Africa. 1 sunni ..."

2. International Religious Freedom (2000): Report to Congress by the Department edited by Barbara Larkin (2001)
"In August 1999, the leader of the sunni religious party Jamiat Ulema-i-Islami (JUI) Fazlur Rehman, accused the Aga Khan Foundation of the killing of a sunni ..."

3. A History of the Sikhs: From the Origin of the Nation to the Battles of the by Joseph Davey Cunningham (1918)
"... are mostly sunni Muhammadans.2 as are likewise the tribes of Peshawar and of the valley of the Indus southward, and also the inhabitants of Multan, ..."

4. The American Cyclopaedia: A Popular Dictionary of General Knowledge by Charles Anderson Dana (1873)
"The inhabitants are mostly Mohammedans of the sunni sect. II. The principal city of the province, in lat. ..."

5. The Merv Oasis: Travels and Adventures East of the Caspian During the Years by Edmund O'Donovan (1882)
"... Tepe—Professor of theology—Lute school hours—sunni and Shiia—Specimen of sectarian hatred—The white fowl mystery—Fever —Hurried burials—Mourning ..."

6. The Merv Oasis: Travels and Adventures East of the Caspian During the Years by Edmond O'Donovan (1882)
"... school hours—sunni and Shiia—Specimen of sectarian hatred—The white fowl mystery—Fever —Hurried burials—Mourning rites—Returning hadjis—Distinctive ..."

7. The Merv Oasis: Travels and Adventures East of the Caspian During the Years by Edmund O'Donovan (1882)
"... school hours—sunni and Shiia—Specimen of sectarian hatred—The white fowl mystery—Fever —Hurried burials—Mourning rites—Returning hadjis—Distinctive ..."

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