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Which branch of Islam is dominant in most of the world?
Who are the Sunnis? 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.
Which branch of Islam is the main one?
Sunni, Arabic Sunnī, member of one of the two major branches of Islam, the branch that consists of the majority of that religion’s adherents. Sunni Muslims regard their denomination as the mainstream and traditionalist branch of Islam—as distinguished from the minority denomination, the Shiʿah.
Is there such thing as liberalism in Islam?
Liberalism and progressivism within Islam involve professed Muslims who have created a considerable body of liberal thought on the original interpretation of Islamic understanding and practice.
What’s the percentage of Muslims that follow Sharia law?
In many of these Islamic-predominant countries, an orthodox or fundamentalist principle of Islam, sharia law, is favored by more than 80 percent of Muslims, with that percentage closer to 90 percent in some areas.
Who are some important people in the history of Islam?
Ibn Rushd became something of a symbolic figure in the debate over the decline and proposed revitalization of Islamic thought and Islamic society in the later 20th century. A notable proponent of such a revival of Averroist thought in Islamic society was Mohammed Abed al-Jabri with his Critique de la Raison Arabe (1982).
The reform movement uses monotheism ( tawhid) “as an organizing principle for human society and the basis of religious knowledge, history, metaphysics, aesthetics, and ethics, as well as social, economic and world order”. Liberal Islam values reinterpretations of the Islamic scriptures in order to preserve their relevance in the 21st century.