from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- noun A report of the sayings or actions of Muhammad or his companions, together with the tradition of its chain of transmission.
- noun The collective body of these traditions.
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- noun Islam Religious texts in Sunni and Shia Islam with
collected sayingsand actionsof Muhammadand his companions as related by eyewitnesses, used to determine the Sunna( Muslimway of life).
from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
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We would like to close with this hadith from the Prophet Mohammed:
Sound Politics: Local Muslim leader reluctantly expresses sympathy over terrorist attack at Jewish Federation 2006
So, if a person NEVER prays (which, by hadith, is a distinguishing factor between belief and disbelief), I am not sure if I will be comfortable with his claim that he is a Muslim.
Response to a Comment regarding my Sania Mirza Post JDsg 2005
It is from these stories, collectively called a hadith, that many Zanzibaris draw wisdom to manage the everyday challenges of life.
Crazy Like Us Ethan Watters 2010
Though I find inconsistencies in Amina Wadud's theological position, she is a brave sister who is reminding Sunni and Shiite population the Quranic verse 49: 13, a universal maxim of their holy book, which they have abandoned for the sake of fabricated teachings called hadith and sunna.
Adventures of an Islamic Reformer at Oxford, London, and Istanbul 2008
Accounts of his actions and words, called hadith, long have circulated in the Muslim community; within a century or two of Muhammad's death they were written down and closely scrutinized by Muslim scholars for their historical accuracy.
Citizendium, the Citizens' Compendium - Recent changes [en] 2009
Most Muslims have been told that the hadith are the sacred authentic words of the Prophet, but the plethora of fictitious and forged hadith proves otherwise.
For three years, for instance, a group of 80 Turkish scholars has been reexamining Muslim traditions in the hadith, which is based on the sayings and actions of the prophet Muhammad.
Recalling the hadith of the Prophet Hazrat Muhammad (PBUH), he said it emphasised the duty of care we owe one another and this special month is also the occasion to celebrate the diversity that contributes to Britain 's strength.
UP Pompeii 2008
Arabic of-course is a lot more complicated then english so this definition may not be the best – however, it is considered a true "hadith".
In Islam, there are some secondary written authorities called the "hadith," or "sayings," attributed to the prophet Muhammad, some of which were reportedly heard by his followers, then told to others who then told them to others who then wrote them down.
Prosecution Of Christian In Afghanistan Violates The Qur'an, Which Says There Must Be "No Compulsion In Religion." 2006
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