1. (Islam) a tradition based on reports of the sayings and activities of Muhammad and his companions

Definition categories: thought, custom, tradition

2. (Islam) the way of life prescribed as normative for Muslims on the basis of the teachings and practices of Muhammad and interpretations of the Koran

Similar word(s): sunna, sunnah

Definition categories: act, path, way

Sentences with hadith as a noun:

- In addition to the Quran, many Muslims also look to the hadiths for moral and spiritual guidance in their daily lives.

- There are four main Shia books of hadith and six main Sunni books of hadith.

- The Hadith are believed to be the words of the Prophet, memorized by his followers and written down in the first or second centuries after the Hegira.

- The Hadith is the written record of what Muhammad said and did in his everyday life.