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Sunna

or Sun·nah

[ soon-uh ]
/ ˈsʊn ə /
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noun Islam.

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

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Origin of Sunna

First recorded in 1620–30, Sunna is from the Arabic word sunnah literally, way, path, rule
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British Dictionary definitions for Sunna

Sunna
/ (ˈsʌnə) /

noun

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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