Followers of the Sunni ideology in Theology and Jurisprudence.

Sunni Muslims comprise a majority of the world’s Muslims – numbering up to 80% of the global Muslim population. 

They are better defined as those people who do not accept the immediate succession of Imām ʿAlī (‘a) after the death of Prophet Muḥammad (s). Instead, they believe that the decision of who should lead the Muslims after the death of the Prophet be left up to the Muslim community to decide as a collective. As such, they revere the first 3 caliphs, namely Abu Bakr ibn Abu Quhafah, Umar ibn al-Khattab, and Uthman ibn al-Affan as righteous leaders of Muslims – and some include Imām ʿAlī as the 4th caliph, and believe that these four were destined to lead the Muslim community.