pl. -·dith′ or -·diths′
- a traditional collection of the sayings of, and biographical anecdotes about, Muhammad
- any of these sayings or anecdotes
Origin of hadithArabic
nounpl. hadith or ha·diths Islam
- a. A report of the sayings or actions of Muhammad or his companions, together with the tradition of its chain of transmission.b. The collective body of these traditions.
- See Sunna.
Origin of hadithArabic &hlowdot;ad&imacron;&tlowmac;, report, news, tradition, from &hlowdot;adda&tlowmac;a, to report, from &hlowdot;ada&tlowmac;a, to be new; see &hlowdot;d&tlowmac; in Semitic roots.