Sunnite

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n Sunnite a member of the branch of Islam that accepts the first four caliphs as rightful successors to Muhammad
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Sunnite One of the orthodox Mohammedans who receive the Sunna as of equal importance with the Koran.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n Sunnite One of the so-called orthodox Mohammedans who receive the Sunna as of equal importance with the Koran. See Sunna and Shiah.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Sunnite sun′īt the name commonly given to orthodox Muslims, because in their rule of faith and manners the Sunna, or traditional teaching of the prophet, is added to the Koran
    • Sunnite Also Sonn′ite
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Usage

In literature:

SHAFITES, a sect of the Sunnites or orthodox Mohammedans, so called from Shafei, a descendant of Mohammed.
"The Nuttall Encyclopaedia" by Edited by Rev. James Wood
The two main divisions are into Sunnites and Shyites.
"Ten Great Religions" by James Freeman Clarke
Omar, a Sunnite, obtained the leadership in 634, and proceeded to carry out the prophet's ambitious schemes of conquest.
"History Of Egypt From 330 B.C. To The Present Time, Volume 11 (of 12)" by S. Rappoport
CURETON, PILLAR OF THE CREED OF THE SUNNITES.
"Notes and Queries, Number 79, May 3, 1851" by Various
But it appears never to have professed the Druse creed, remaining Sunnite.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 8, Slice 7" by Various
These steps annoyed the people and the Turkish soldiery, who were Sunnites, and led at last to an insurrection.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 5, Slice 1" by Various
They are Sunnite Mahommedans, but are not fanatical.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 4, Slice 4" by Various
In religion they are Mahommedans of the Sunnite sect.
"The New Gresham Encyclopedia. Vol. 1 Part 1" by Various
The Tatars are mostly Shiite Mussulmans, only 27,596 being Sunnites; 7772 belong to the peculiar faith of the Yezids.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 9, Slice 7" by Various
The Galchas for the most part profess Sunnite Mahommedanism.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 11, Slice 4" by Various
I told him they were Sunnites.
"Under Four Administrations" by Oscar S. Straus
The Mahommedans of India generally are Sunnites of the Hanafite school.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 14, Slice 4" by Various
Even the hospitality enjoined by the Koran is displayed only towards the orthodox Sunnite sect.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 15, Slice 7" by Various
Hitherto all movements of religious reform in Sunnite Islam had followed the lines not of development, but of retrogression.
"Secret History of the English Occupation of Egypt" by Wilfrid Scawen Blunt
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