The paper highlights the stages of the development of the direction «Ahl al-Sunna wa al-Jama`a» known as Sunnism in academic societies in Islam as well as the various names given to this direction. In particular, the paper gives information about the terms, which the Messenger Muhammad (PBUH) applied to his righteous followers. In addition, the characters of the followers of the Messenger Muhammad (PBUH) were explained based on the main sources of Islam in the paper
"The History of the Formation of
Sunnism in Islam,"
The Light of Islam: Vol. 2019
, Article 5.
Available at: https://uzjournals.edu.uz/iiau/vol2019/iss1/5