Muslim law based, according to tradition, on the teachings and practices of Muhammad and observed by orthodox Muslims: a supplement to the Koran
Origin of SunnaArabic sunna, literally , a form, course, tradition
- The way of life prescribed as normative in Islam, based on the teachings and practices of Muhammad and on exegesis of the Koran. Also called hadith.
- Muhammad's way of life viewed as a model for Muslims.
Origin of SunnaArabic sunna, customary practice, tradition, from sanna, to sharpen, shape, enact; see šnn in Semitic roots.
- Alternative form of sunnah.