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The Nuttall Encyclopedia
The orthodox Mohammedans, a name given to them because they accept the Sunna , i. e . traditional teaching of the Prophet, as of the same authority as the Korân, in the matter of both faith and morals, agreeably to a fundamental article of Mohammedanism, that not only the rule of life, but the interpretation of it, is of divine dictation.
Wood, James, ed. Entry for 'Sunnites'. The Nuttall Encyclopedia. https://www.studylight.org/encyclopedias/eng/nut/s/sunnites.html. Frederick Warne & Co Ltd. London. 1900.