Sunni Islam

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Synonyms for Sunni Islam

one of the two main branches of orthodox Islam

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Adly, who is highly esteemed in Sinai, was tasked to get involved by Sheikh Asa'ad El-Beak, Head of the Ahl Al-Sunna Wal Jam in North Sinai.
Although most observers state that the group's name is actually Jama'at ahl al-sunna li-da'wa wa-lqital, and that it is the descendent of the group that in 2002 was referred to as the Nigerian Taliban, (4) it is not absolutely certain that all of these groups are the same.
Somali government allied militia, Ahl Al-Sunna Wa Al-Jamma claimed Saturday that Aweys had been shot in intense battles in Wabho town near the border with Ethiopia on Friday and died of wounds later.
Muhammad Mal-Allah, Mawkif al-Khomeini Min Ahl al-Sunna (The Position of Khomeini toward Sunnis), (Cairo: al-Muslim Publishing House, 1982), (in Arabic), pp.
As Mahmassani points out through these debates within both Sunni and Shi'a jurisprudence, currents tended to be formed within each school around one of two positions, known as ahl al-sunna (People of Tradition) and ahl al-ra'i (People of Opinion).
This is not to say that there is no Islamic conservative reading of Islamic legal texts, including the use of al-jihad such as the approach of the ahl al-sunna current in most schools which interpret tradition in a conservative and static way.
TEHRAN (FNA)- A group of terrorists calling themselves Ahl al-Sunna va Jama'at declared Jihad (war) against the ISIL in Iraq.