the Sunniten are trailers of in terms of figures largest faith direction in the Islam. Sunniten place the majority of the Muslims, except in Iran, in all Islamic countries in the Iraq, in Bahrain, in Azerbaijan, in Yemen, in Oman and in Lebanon.
They can be divided again according to the Sunni right schools (Madhhab) in Hanafiten , Malikiten , Hanbaliten and Schafiiten. Sunniten are also the Wahhabiten, a very conservative direction of the Sunni Islam hanbalitischer direction.
The Sunniten always formed the large majority current in the Islam.
The differences to the second largest faith direction, whose trailer is called Shiites, were not initially theological nature, but rose from the question, who was to lead the community of the Muslims. With the Suniiten formeditself the Kalifat out, with the Shiites the Imamat.
Sunni States of
- Kalifat of the Abbasiden (750-1258)
- Kalifat of the Abbasiden in Cairo (1361-1518)
- Kalifat of the Osmanen (1517-1924)