Sunni Islam

The largest denomination of Islam

By: Breanna, Taylor, Gerri, and Brandon

Location, Date, Historical Events:

Location:


  • They were found primarily in the Middle East
Date:

  • They formed at 632 CE
Historical Events:


  • 570: The Prophet Muhammad is born.
  • 598: Ali, who will become the fourth caliph and the first Shiite Imam, is born.

  • 613: The public preaching of Islam begins.

  • 632: Muhammad dies. Abu Bakr is chosen as caliph, his successor. A minority favors Ali.


  • 661: Violence and turmoil spread among the Muslims; Ali is assassinated.

  • 1920-1922: Arabs, both Shiite and Sunni, revolt against British control of Iraq.

Important Dates, Holidays, Rituals, and Celebrations:

  • Id-Al-Fitr
  • Id-Al Adah
  • Ramadan
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Practices:

  • Stopping several times a day to pray
  • They face Mecca when praying
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Sacred Text:

  • Qur'an
  • Sunnah
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Primary Beliefs and Gods:

  • Monotheism(Allah)
  • Prophethood
  • Messengership
  • Holy Books
  • Angels
  • Judgement Day
  • Predestination
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Religion:

Sunni Islams are believers in monotheism, the existence of one god (Allah), and the existence of Angels, in the status of prophethood from the prophet Muhammad. They also believe in Messengership between the prophets and Allah. Sunni's also believe in Predestination, which is a divine decree that lists everything that has happened, and everything that will happen. They also believe in Judgement day

Heaven and Hell:

Sunni Islams believe that when you die, you go to Heaven or Hell for eternity depending on the actions you did, and the decisions you made in your life.

Current Adherents Worldwide, Geographic Distribution, Statistics:

  • Middle East
  • Northern Africa
  • Eastern Asia
  • 1.5 billion muslims

Afterlife:

  • Heaven and Hell are eternal
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Other Interesting Information:

  • Sunni Islam is the largest Islamic Section
  • Algeria is nearly 99% Sunny
  • Afghanistan is 80% Sunni