Origin of Sunni
Examples from the Web for sunni
Within a few years, Iran had jailed or driven from the country more than 60 Sunni clerics.
Riots broke out in 1994, after Iranian authorities replaced a Sunni mosque in Mashad with a development project.
The Baluch in Iran do not speak Farsi but Baluchi, just like the Baluch in Pakistan, and in Iran they are a Sunni minority.
When a popular Sunni televangelist does it, to forgive is divine.Disco Mullah Blasphemy Row Highlights Pakistan’s Hypocrisy
December 21, 2014
A Shiite stronghold wrapped in a Sunni explosive belt—not exactly a picture of stability.The Nuclear Deal That Iran’s Regime Fears Most
November 22, 2014
The kings of these lines adopted the names Dia, Sunni, and Askia.
The Hanbalites are one of the four great sects of the Sunni Mohammedans.All About Coffee
William H. Ukers
The Bektashi group had always been much more liberal and forward looking than the Sunni.Area Handbook for Albania
Eugene K. Keefe
The story of his life as handed down by Shiah or Sunni writers has been much exaggerated.Mystics and Saints of Islam
Later it expanded considerably under Sunni Ali, "the true Negro soldier," who ruled from 1464 to 1493.
- one of the two main branches of orthodox Islam (the other being the Shiah), consisting of those who acknowledge the authority of the Sunna
- plural -nis or -ni another term for Sunnite
Word Origin and History for sunni
1620s, from Arabic, literally "lawful," from Sunna "traditional teachings of Muhammad," literally "way, custom, course, tradition." Muslims who accept the orthodox tradition as well as the Quran.