The name of Islam's largest denomination (about 80% of Muslims).

Some key points:

(1) They believe that the first four caliphs were Muhammad's rightful successors.
(2) They accept the legitimacy of the Umayyad and Abbasid caliphates.
(3) They follow four schools of law (fiqu): Hanafi (the largest one), Maliki, Shafii, and Hanbali.
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