Definition of Hadith in English:

Hadith

nounHadith, Hadiths

  • 1A collection of traditions containing sayings of the prophet Muhammad which, with accounts of his daily practice (the Sunna), constitute the major source of guidance for Muslims apart from the Koran.

    • ‘Many of the country's laws are based on the Koran and the Hadith, a collection of Mohammed's sayings.’
    • ‘It involved quotations from the Koran and references to the life of Mohammed and the Hadith of the prophet, which together form the basis of Islamic Sharia law.’
    • ‘For this promise Muslims must read the Hadith, traditional sayings traced to Muhammad.’
    • ‘The bulk of what people regard as Islamic law are laws that were developed beyond the Koran and the Hadith, the teachings of the prophet.’
    • ‘The Hadith mentions that the Prophet's women audience asked him to clarify what he said.’
    • ‘In one, a teacher read by the hour from the Hadith, a collection of the sayings of the Prophet Mohammed, while hundreds of students sat on the floor, listening respectfully.’
    • ‘The opposition to figuration in Islam is based not on Qur'anic scripture but on various Traditions of the Prophet, the Hadith.’
    • ‘In addition to the Qur'an, shariah is based on the Hadith, a complementary collection of sayings, and the Sunnah, which are practices of Islam's founder, the Prophet Muhammad.’
    • ‘Is there any reference to this in the Qur'an or the Hadith?’
    • ‘Please explain this in the light of the Qur'an and the Hadith.’
    • ‘You cannot justify your stand by any means in the light of the Quran and the Hadith.’
    • ‘Delving into the prophecies of the Qur'an and the Hadith literature can be helpful at times, but it seems as though it can be harmful as well.’
    • ‘Muslims ultimately derive the law, as well as broad ethical principles, from two sources: the Quran and the Hadiths, anecdotes concerning the sayings and actions of the Prophet Muhammad.’
    • ‘There are many Hadiths mentioning several formulae of the Prophet's supplication at various times of the day.’
    • ‘This Hadith simply describes the way the Prophet sat on this particular occasion.’
    • ‘This Hadith tells us that life in the Prophet's home was not one of comfort and luxury.’
    • ‘Learning of the Hadiths of the Prophet was next in line.’
    • ‘Therefore, the Hadith should be interpreted in context of religious teachings and practices.’
    1. 1.1Any of the sayings from the Hadith.
      • ‘In the first chapter of this book which consists of twenty pages, he discusses various Hadith and Tafaseer dealing with the excellence and importance of India.’
      • ‘Each Hadith comes with its line of transmission that leads directly to Prophet Muhammad or his companions.’
      • ‘They also questioned me about the nature of the Arabic material I had with me in my car, the prayer card, as well as a small book of Hadith.’
      • ‘According to one Hadith (saying of the Prophet), the entire humanity on this planet is but one community.’

Origin

From Arabic ḥadīṯ ‘tradition’.

Pronunciation

Hadith

/haˈdiːθ/