Hitherto all movements of religious reform in Sunnite Islam had followed the lines not of development, but of retrogression.
Only a few of the Sunnite doctors acknowledge the Shyites to be Moslems.
Vambry, who proposed to visit all these fanatic states, had then adopted the character of a pious and zealous Sunnite.
But it appears never to have professed the Druse creed, remaining Sunnite.
This is especially the case with slaves who belong to the Sunnite sect.
I squatted down, unheeded in the midst of the crowd of hungry Shi-ite and Sunnite pilgrims.
The Khan was a person of refinement and culture; he was very tolerant, and to him Sunnite or Shi-ite was the same thing.
Even the hospitality enjoined by the Koran is displayed only towards the orthodox Sunnite sect.
Omar, a Sunnite, obtained the leadership in 634, and proceeded to carry out the prophet's ambitious schemes of conquest.
The Persians are mostly Shyites, and refuse to receive the Sunnite traditions.