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also Sun·nah  (so͝on′ə)
n. Islam
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.]


(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]


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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Noun1.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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He will be the chief guest at a seminar titled "Advocacy and promotion of moderation in light of teachings of Quran and Sunna the role of Pakistan and Saudi Arabia" to be held in Islamabad on Sunday evening.
In the lecture, he affirmed that the Holy Quran and the Sunna are the source of the Islamic legislation that the Islamic Ummah is unanimous on.
Selected from over 1,180 attendees, the French Clean Tech company Sunna Design says it is honoured to win the Zayed Future Energy Prize in the "Small and Medium Enterprise" category at the 11 th World Future Energy Summit (WFES).
French Clean Tech company Sunna Design was honoured with the Zayed Future Energy Prize in the 'Small and Medium Enterprise' category, on the sidelines of the 11th World Future Energy Summit (WFES).
He issued a statement on Twitter declaring his commitment to publication laws, "if they are not contrary to the Quran, the Sunna, or statements made by senior scholars Bin Baz, Bin Uthaymin or the Council of Senior Scholars.
So when I say they have nothing to do with Islam, they are no more representative of Islam, Quran, Sunna and Ummah.
Ramzi Al Sunna , co-founder of ScanWave CTS, at RJ's head office in Amman.
Ramzi Al Sunna, co-founder of ScanWave CTS, at RJs head office in Amman.
Dans une communication intitulee [beaucoup moins que] la mission du soufisme dans le traitement des questions actuelles [beaucoup plus grand que], le Dr Abdelhamid Hima, de l'Universite d'Alger, a mis en relief [beaucoup moins que] le role du soufisme dans l'ancrage de la culture de la moderation loin des phenomenes de l'extremisme et de l'exageration qui se sont developpes, necessitant [beaucoup plus grand que], a-t-il avance, [beaucoup moins que] la propagation de la pensee inspiree de la sunna (conduite du prophete QSSSL) [beaucoup plus grand que].
Supreme military council of the town of al-Harrah condemned offensives of its counterpart in al-Nakhl town on its positions," the sources said, adding, "Infighting of these two groups inflicted major losses of the civilian's property and claimed the lives of several militants from both sides, including Commander of Fadaiyan Sunna battalion Mohammad Rakan Qanbas.
BAGHDAD / NINA / A number of MPs collected / 100 / signatures to discuss a draft resolution on the US Congress to deal with the Kurds and Sunna as two states.
The World Health Organisation offers a revised (2008) description and classification of various forms of female circumcision, and presents four main types with sub-categories: types I and II correspond to what is labelled Sunna in Somaliland.