- Islam. a traditional account of things said or done by Muhammad or his companions.
- (used with a plural verb) the entire body of such accounts.
Origin of hadith
Examples from the Web for hadith
Contemporary Examples of hadith
“When the dog licks the utensil, wash it seven times, and rub it with earth the eighth time,” advised one hadith.The Lighter Side of Islam
May 6, 2009
Historical Examples of hadith
He brought proofs from the Koran, the Hadith, and modern history to prove his case and persuade his hearers.Secret History of the English Occupation of Egypt
Wilfrid Scawen Blunt
Hadith, had′ith, n. the body of traditions about Mohammed, supplementary to the Koran.
Hadith, the Mohammedan Talmud, being a traditional account of Mahomet's sayings and doings.The Nuttall Encyclopaedia
Edited by Rev. James Wood
- the body of tradition and legend about Mohammed and his followers, used as a basis of Islamic law
Word Origin for Hadith
"collected Islamic tradition," 1817, from Arabic, literally "tradition," related to hadith "new, young," hadatha "it happened, occurred," and Hebrew hadash "new."