- the traditional portion of Muslim law, based on the words and acts of Muhammad, and preserved in the traditional literature.
Origin of Sunna
First recorded in 1620–30, Sunna is from the Arabic word sunnah literally, way, path, rule
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Examples from the Web for sunna
Sunna said something about Burns in reply, but Vedder heard her not.
Vedder looked at Sunna and there was no need for him to speak.
If Sunna cannot please thee, thou art in danger of worse happening.
But if Sunna is not here, 15 Boris would feel as if there was no one present.
It was a welcome diversion and both Max and Sunna were glad of it.
- 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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