or Sun·nah

[ soo n-uh ]
/ ˈsʊn ə /

noun Islam.

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 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

British Dictionary definitions for sunnah

/ (ˈsʌnə) /


the body of traditional Islamic law accepted by most orthodox Muslims as based on the words and acts of Mohammed

Word Origin for Sunna

C18: from Arabic sunnah rule
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