Definition of Hadith in English:



  • 1A collection of traditions containing sayings of the prophet Muhammad that, with accounts of his daily practice (the Sunna), constitute the major source of guidance for Muslims apart from the Koran.

    • ‘Please explain this in the light of the Qur'an and the Hadith.’
    • ‘For this promise Muslims must read the Hadith, traditional sayings traced to Muhammad.’
    • ‘This Hadith tells us that life in the Prophet's home was not one of comfort and luxury.’
    • ‘Delving into the prophecies of the Qur'an and the Hadith literature can be helpful at times, but it seems as though it can be harmful as well.’
    • ‘Many of the country's laws are based on the Koran and the Hadith, a collection of Mohammed's sayings.’
    • ‘The opposition to figuration in Islam is based not on Qur'anic scripture but on various Traditions of the Prophet, the Hadith.’
    • ‘Is there any reference to this in the Qur'an or the Hadith?’
    • ‘Therefore, the Hadith should be interpreted in context of religious teachings and practices.’
    • ‘Learning of the Hadiths of the Prophet was next in line.’
    • ‘In one, a teacher read by the hour from the Hadith, a collection of the sayings of the Prophet Mohammed, while hundreds of students sat on the floor, listening respectfully.’
    • ‘Muslims ultimately derive the law, as well as broad ethical principles, from two sources: the Quran and the Hadiths, anecdotes concerning the sayings and actions of the Prophet Muhammad.’
    • ‘I will not get into a theological discussion concerning precisely what the Koran, or Muhammad's Hadiths, insist is the correct etiquette to be observed towards women.’
    • ‘You cannot justify your stand by any means in the light of the Quran and the Hadith.’
    • ‘The bulk of what people regard as Islamic law are laws that were developed beyond the Koran and the Hadith, the teachings of the prophet.’
    • ‘In addition to the Qur'an, shariah is based on the Hadith, a complementary collection of sayings, and the Sunnah, which are practices of Islam's founder, the Prophet Muhammad.’
    • ‘This Hadith simply describes the way the Prophet sat on this particular occasion.’
    • ‘Medical science however has not yet been able to determine this stage and unless and until it does so we can rely on the related Hadith ascribed to the Holy Prophet which sets the four month time period.’
    • ‘It involved quotations from the Koran and references to the life of Mohammed and the Hadith of the prophet, which together form the basis of Islamic Sharia law.’
    • ‘There are many Hadiths mentioning several formulae of the Prophet's supplication at various times of the day.’
    • ‘The Hadith mentions that the Prophet's women audience asked him to clarify what he said.’
    1. 1.1One of the sayings from the Hadith.
      • ‘Each Hadith comes with its line of transmission that leads directly to Prophet Muhammad or his companions.’
      • ‘They also questioned me about the nature of the Arabic material I had with me in my car, the prayer card, as well as a small book of Hadith.’
      • ‘In the first chapter of this book which consists of twenty pages, he discusses various Hadith and Tafaseer dealing with the excellence and importance of India.’
      • ‘According to one Hadith (saying of the Prophet), the entire humanity on this planet is but one community.’


From Arabic ḥadīṯ tradition.