Hadith definition

hə-dēth
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A report of the sayings or actions of Muhammad or his companions, together with the tradition of its chain of transmission.
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The collective body of these traditions.
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A traditional collection of the sayings of, and biographical anecdotes about, Muhammad.
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Any of these sayings or anecdotes.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
hadith
Plural:
hadiths

Origin of hadith

  • Arabic ḥadīṯ report, news, tradition from ḥaddaṯa to report from ḥadaṯa to be new ḥdṯ in Semitic roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition