sunna

noun, often capitalized
sun·​na | \ ˈsu̇(n)-(ˌ)nə How to pronounce sunna (audio) , ˈsə(n)- \
variants: or less commonly sunnah

Definition of sunna

: the body of Islamic custom and practice based on Muhammad's words and deeds

First Known Use of sunna

1638, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for sunna

Arabic sunna

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“Sunna.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/sunna. Accessed 12 Apr. 2021.

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