from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Islam 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.
- n. Islam Muhammad's way of life viewed as a model for Muslims.
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- n. Muhammad's way of life, especially when viewed as a model for Muslim; recorded in the hadiths
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A collection of traditions received by the orthodox Mohammedans as of equal authority with the Koran.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The traditionary part of the Moslem law, winch was not, like the Koran, committed to writing by Mohammed, but preserved from his lips by his immediate disciples, or founded on the authority of his actions.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. (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
Arabic sunna, customary practice, tradition, from sanna, to sharpen, shape, enact; see šnn in Semitic roots.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)