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ha·dith

 (hə-dēth′)
n. pl. hadith or ha·diths Islam
1.
a. A report of the sayings or actions of Muhammad or his companions, together with the tradition of its chain of transmission.
b. The collective body of these traditions.
2. See Sunna.

[Arabic ḥadīṯ, report, news, tradition, from ḥaddaṯa, to report, from ḥadaṯa, to be new; see ḥdṯ in Semitic roots.]
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Hadith

(ˈhædɪθ; hɑːˈdiːθ)
n
(Islam) the body of tradition and legend about Mohammed and his followers, used as a basis of Islamic law
[Arabic]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Hadith - (Islam) a tradition based on reports of the sayings and activities of Muhammad and his companions
custom, tradition - a specific practice of long standing
Mohammedanism, Muhammadanism, Muslimism, Islam, Islamism - the monotheistic religious system of Muslims founded in Arabia in the 7th century and based on the teachings of Muhammad as laid down in the Koran; "Islam is a complete way of life, not a Sunday religion"; "the term Muhammadanism is offensive to Muslims who believe that Allah, not Muhammad, founded their religion"
2.hadith - (Islam) the way of life prescribed as normative for Muslims on the basis of the teachings and practices of Muhammad and interpretations of the Koran
path, way of life, way - a course of conduct; "the path of virtue"; "we went our separate ways"; "our paths in life led us apart"; "genius usually follows a revolutionary path"
Mohammedanism, Muhammadanism, Muslimism, Islam, Islamism - the monotheistic religious system of Muslims founded in Arabia in the 7th century and based on the teachings of Muhammad as laid down in the Koran; "Islam is a complete way of life, not a Sunday religion"; "the term Muhammadanism is offensive to Muslims who believe that Allah, not Muhammad, founded their religion"
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Some ahadith have the Prophet himself performing the duha prayer, others maintain that he disapproved of it.
Having accepted the Umayyad provenance of the fada il, Elad endorses the view of Goldziher and Goitein that these ahadith were put into circulation as a means of making Syria-Palestine-Jerusalem "the political and administrative centre of the Umayyad caliphate ...
As a result, it becomes clear from the authentic Ahadith of the Prophet, sallallaahu 'alaihi wa sallam, that there will be a group of people who follow and adhere to his guidance, the religion of Islam.
This is not quite in line with the purport of numerous ahadith of Prophet Muhammad advising his followers to seek knowledge from whichever source.
Speaking unfavourably of others is lawful in a few essential cases, such as declaring a witness unreliable in a case of law, exposing one or more narrators of the Prophet's Ahadith if any of them are inaccurate, speaking frankly about a Muslim when marriage is involved, in matters of financial or real estate trust, or employment.
Although it was not so feasible in those days, he had found a typewriter with an Arabic font and with it he had prepared a very touching and simple text, including passages from the Qur'an, some ahadith and supplications besides the marriage contract that he himself had composed.
Those who understood the Prophet's Ahadith to mean "kill" the animal think that cutting the throat and the windpipe is good enough to achieve the killing; and those who understood them to mean "release the blood" insisted that in addition to that, the jugular veins, or at least one of them, must also be cut.
He said, there are number of Ahadith which stress to protect the sanctity of the verses of Holy Quran.
(2) Arguing that the Qur'an is divine whereas ahadith are of purely human origin and thus possibly questionable in their authenticity, this group of Muslims depends solely on their own interpretations of the Qur'an for their formulation of the relationship of Islam and science.
Ibn al-Atheer has compiled a chapter in his book Jaami' al-Usool in which he lists many ahadith which warn against lying upon the Messenger of Allah (sallallaahu 'alaihi wa sallam).
They quoted the Quran, Ahadith and Muslim scholars saying that the faithful are fortunate that they have a role model set for them by Allah Almighty Himself.
Quoting form the Holy Quran and Ahadith, they said that the labourer community deserve high respect and dignity in the society.