The great majority of the world’s more than 1.5 billion Muslims are Sunnis – estimates suggest the figure is somewhere between 85% and 90%. In the Middle East, Sunnis make up 90% or more of the populations of Egypt, Jordan and Saudi Arabia. Sunnis regard themselves as the orthodox branch of Islam.
The name “Sunni” is derived from the phrase “Ahl al-Sunnah”, or “People of the Tradition”. The tradition in this case refers to practices based on what the Prophet Muhammad said, did, agreed to or condemned.
Collection: Images, Texts
Project: 10. Churches and religions in Europe.
Chronology: Death of Muhammad until today
Scope: Secondary Education, Higher Education
Resource type: Image
Date: 7st century - today
Owner: Filippo Galletti (Modernalia)
Abstract: Map Showing the estimated distribution of Sunni Muslims in Middle East