the traditional portion of Muslim law, based on the words and acts of Muhammad, and preserved in the traditional literature.
the body of traditional Islamic law accepted by most orthodox Muslims as based on the words and acts of Mohammed
noun 1. (often initial capital letter) the star that is the central body of the solar system, around which the planets revolve and from which they receive light and heat: its mean distance from the earth is about 93 million miles (150 million km), its diameter about 864,000 miles (1.4 million km), and its mass […]
noun 1. a tall East Indian shrub, Crotalaria juncea, of the legume family, having slender branches and yellow flowers, and an inner bark that yields a hemplike fiber used for making ropes, sacking, etc. 2. the fiber. noun 1. a leguminous plant, Crotalaria juncea, of the East Indies, having yellow flowers 2. the hemplike fibre […]
noun, Islam. 1. Also called Sunnite. a member of one of the two great religious divisions of Islam, regarding the first four caliphs as legitimate successors of Muhammad and stressing the importance of Sunna as a basis for law. Compare Shiʿite. 2. (used with a plural verb) the Sunni Muslims. noun 1. one of the […]
adjective, sunnier, sunniest. 1. abounding in sunshine: a sunny day. 2. exposed to, lighted, or warmed by the direct rays of the sun: a sunny room. 3. pertaining to or proceeding from the sun; solar. 4. resembling the sun. 5. cheery, cheerful, or joyous: a sunny disposition. adjective -nier, -niest 1. full of or exposed […]