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Sun·naalso Sun·nah (so͝on′ə)
1. The way of life prescribed as normative in Islam, based on the teachings and practices of Muhammad and on exegesis of the Koran. Also called hadith.
2. Muhammad's way of life viewed as a model for Muslims.
[Arabic sunna, customary practice, tradition, from sanna, to sharpen, shape, enact; see šnn in Semitic roots.]
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(Islam) the body of traditional Islamic law accepted by most orthodox Muslims as based on the words and acts of Mohammed
[C18: from Arabic sunnah rule]
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or Sun•nah(ˈsʊn ə)
the traditional portion of Muslim law, based on words and acts of Muhammad not recorded in the Koran.
[1620–30; < Arabic sunnah literally, way, path, rule]
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|Noun||1.||Sunna - (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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