from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In Mohammedan theol., the body of traditions relating to Mohammed, now forming a supplement to the Koran, under the name of the Sunna (which see).

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  • n. (Islam) a tradition based on reports of the sayings and activities of Muhammad and his companions
  • 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


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