Hadith vs. Quran

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An eyewitness account of a saying or action of Muhammad (or sometimes one of his companions) not otherwise found in the Quran.

‘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.’;


See Koran.


A particular accepted collection of such accounts, as from a single source or within a particular branch of Islam or Islamic jurisprudence.


the sacred writings of Islam revealed by God to the prophet Muhammad during his life at Mecca and Medina


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


The Quran (, kor-AHN; Arabic: القرآن‎, romanized: al-Qurʼān, lit. 'the recitation', Arabic pronunciation: [alqurˈʔaːn]) (also romanized Qur'an or Koran,) is the central religious text of Islam, believed by Muslims to be a revelation from God (Allah). It is widely regarded as the finest work in classical Arabic literature.



(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


Ḥadīth ( or ; Arabic: حديث‎ ḥadīṯ Arabic pronunciation: [ħadiːθ], pl. aḥādīth, أحاديث, ʾaḥādīṯ, Arabic pronunciation: [ʔaħadiːθ], literally means or ) or Athar (Arabic: أثر‎, ʾAṯar, literally means ) in Islam refers to what the majority of Muslims believe to be a record of the words, actions, and the silent approval of the Islamic prophet Muhammad.

‘talk’; ‘discourse’; ‘tradition’;

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