Sunni Islam

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Synonyms for Sunni Islam

one of the two main branches of orthodox Islam

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The kingdom adheres to an austere Wahhabi brand of Sunni Islam, which bans gender mixing, concerts and cinemas.
Daesh is a scarecrow that has been raised in Iraq and Syria on the pretext of establishing an Islamic State to eliminate the Sunni Islam and that has been done," said Taha in a meeting held at his house in Khartoum with a number of the members of the Popular Defence Forces and the 'National Sa'ihoon'.
Unlike Shia Islam, the Saudi brand of Sunni Islam proselytizes aggressively through Koranic schools, community projects, Saudi-supported private organizations, the building of mosques, and the distribution of free Korans.
With most Western scholarship on Islam focusing on Sunni Islam thanks to the Ottoman empire, ShiAEism has largely been regarded as the oothero version.
Following historical ups and downs, Sunni Islam, with Saudi Arabia as its leader, today accounts for 85-86% of all Muslims, while the numerous Shi'ite sub-sects being exploited by Iran, musters the remaining 14-15%.
ISIL has seized swathes of territory in Iraq and Syria and has killed or driven away Shi'ite Muslims, Christians and other groups that do not share their radical version of Sunni Islam.
Today, Sunni Islam is in crisis, while the Shia world led by Iran is emerging as a solid alternative.
The institution is the leading theological centre of Sunni Islam and oversees the teaching of hundreds of thousands of pupils across the world each year.
Niazi then gave Hazaras three options: convert to Sunni Islam, leave the country, or die.
The Nusra Front follows the same puritanical interpretation of Sunni Islam adopted by the Islamic State group that has also destroyed shrines in areas of eastern and northern Syria that it controls.
In recent weeks, Monis claimed to have converted from Shia Islam to the radical brand of Sunni Islam preached by Islamic State.
The Islam presented in the schoolbooks is that of orthodox Sunni Islam, and there is no mention of the Islamic minorities living in Syria or of Shia Islam as a whole, or even of the different schools of thought within Sunni Islam.
Wahiyib came to prominence in an Isis video where he tested three Syrian lorry drivers on Sunni Islam.
Salafism is a puritanical version of Sunni Islam which preaches a return to what they see as the true origins of Islam, modeled strictly on the actions of the religion's founder Muhammed.
Legally, Saudi Arabia enforces Wahhabism, a particularly strict interpretation of Sunni Islam.