Associations to the word «Hadith»


HADITH, noun. (countable) (religion) (Islam) An eyewitness account of a saying or action of Muhammad (or sometimes one of his companions) not otherwise found in the Quran.
HADITH, noun. (uncountable) (religion) (Islam) (usually capitalized) The entire body of such accounts.
HADITH, noun. (countable) (religion) (Islam) A particular accepted collection of such accounts, as from a single source or within a particular branch of Islam or Islamic jurisprudence.
HADITH, proper noun. (uncountable) (religion) (Islam) The entire collection of hadiths (sayings and deeds) of Muhammad with a particular branch of Islam or Islamic jurisprudence.

Dictionary definition

HADITH, noun. (Islam) a tradition based on reports of the sayings and activities of Muhammad and his companions.
HADITH, noun. (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.

Wise words

To use the same words is not a sufficient guarantee of understanding; one must use the same words for the same genus of inward experience; ultimately one must have one's experiences in common.
Friedrich Nietzsche