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The links provided here are for the purpose of having online material where you can learn what each faith has to say about itself.  While these links are not about "religious anthropology" itself, having a knowledge of what each faith believes can be an important tool in many studies of the anthropology of religion.  

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Aqeedah Our Beliefs are according to Mazb __ "A man's Islam is not secure unless it is based on submission and surrender. Anyone who desires to know things which it is beyond his capacity to know, and whose intellect is not content with surrender, will find that his desire veils him from a pure understanding of Allah's True Unity, clear knowledge and correct belief, and that he veers between disbelief and belief,..." Learn the basics of Sunni belief and practice. - From Unknown -

Sunni __ An overview and history. - From LexicOrient -

Sunni Islam __ A website which provides a good overview and introduction to Sunni Islam including history and teachings. - From St. Martin's College -

Sunni Islam __ "It is widely believed among Sunnis that the name Sunni derives from the word [Sunnah] which represents the prophet Muhammads manner of conduct. Some have argued that "Sunni" actually means or is derived from a word that means "a middle path" refering to the idea that Sunnism is a more neutral position than the percievedly more extreme viewpoints of the Shias and the Kharjites." You will find a general overview. - From -  

Sunni Islam __ You will find an excellent look at Sunni as well as informative links. "There was only one madh-hab (school of fiqh) during the time of the Righly-guided Caliphs. With the emergence of the Umayyad rule, the situation changed. The Umayyad caliphs did not have the same religious authority as the previous ones. After the Umayyad (661-750 CE) came the Abbasids. In comparison to the Umayyads, they were more supportive of Islamic law. The crystallization of four major Sunni madhahib of Islamic fiqh came about by the third century of Hijrah; before this there were about twenty different madhahib." History, beliefs, politics and more. - From - 

Sunni Islam __ "Sunnis constitute the vast majority of the world's Muslims. They believe that the first four supreme religious leaders, or caliphs, were the rightful successors of the Prophet Mohammed. Sunni Islam draws its name from its identification with the importance of the Sunnah, which literally means "the path." You will find a good overview. Click on the names "Wahhabism" and "Deobandism" to learn more about them. - illustrated - From CNN -

Sunni Path Home __ A large website covering history, beliefs and much more. You will find articles, questions and answers, daily guidance and online courses. - illustrated - From SunniPath, LLC - 

Sunnites, Sunni, Ahl-i Sunnah __ You will find general information, beliefs, history and an interesting essay. - from - 

Wahhabism, Wahhabiyyah __ You will find general information and history. - From -  

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