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Meaning of Sunni

Sun•ni

Pronunciation: (soon'ē), [key]
— n. Islam.
  1. Also calleda member of one of the two great religious divisions of Islam, regarding the first four caliphs as legitimate successors of Muhammad and stressing the importance of Sunna as a basis for law. Cf.
  2. the Sunni Muslims.
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