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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.]

Hadith

(ˈhædɪθ; hɑːˈdiːθ)
n
(Islam) the body of tradition and legend about Mohammed and his followers, used as a basis of Islamic law
[Arabic]
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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