hadith

[hah-deeth]
noun, plural hadith, hadiths.
1.
Islam. a traditional account of things said or done by Muhammad or his companions.
2.
(used with a plural verb) the entire body of such accounts.

Origin:
1810–20; < Arabic ḥadīth

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Hadith (ˈhædɪθ, hɑːˈdiːθ)
 
n
the body of tradition and legend about Mohammed and his followers, used as a basis of Islamic law
 
[Arabic]

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hadith
"collected Islamic tradition," 1817, from Arabic, lit. "tradition," related to hadith "new, young," hadatha "it happened, occurred," and Heb. hadash "new."
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The presence of these different recitations is attributed to many hadith.
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