(d) Shekau's fighters operated under the name Jama'at Ahl al-Sunna
li-Da'wa wa-l-Jihad from 2009 until Shekau's pledge to the Islamic State in March 2015 when Jama'at Ahl al-Sunna
li-Da'wa wa-l-Jihad ceased to exist and became Wilayat West Africa.
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.
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.6, 11, 13-14, 23, 25, 30-31, 35, 49, 57-58.
Boko Haram is the popular title for a group that calls itself Jama'at ahl al-sunna lidav'wa wa-l-qital, and it has operated in Nigeria since 2002-2003.
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.
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.
Mohammad al-Ba'aj, a member of Al-Ahrar Movement, described Ahl al-Sunna va Jama'at as a major militant group in Mosul that is affiliated to the Mujahideen Council, adding that the terrorist group has detached from the ISIL and declared war against it.