noun Islam.
the traditional portion of Muslim law, based on the words and acts of Muhammad, and preserved in the traditional literature.
Also, Sunnah.

1620–30; < Arabic sunnah literally, way, path, rule Unabridged
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Sunna (ˈsʌnə)
the body of traditional Islamic law accepted by most orthodox Muslims as based on the words and acts of Mohammed
[C18: from Arabic sunnah rule]

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In the context of religious obligation, sunnah refers to acts that are commendable but not obligatory.
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