Sunnah and Hadith Difference: Complete Explanation

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Hi all readers! Are you looking for an explanation of “sunnah and hadith difference“? If your answer is “Yes”, congratulations! Now you are reading the right article. Why? Because that is what I will explain in this article. As Muslims, we must understand that. That’s why I wrote this article. So, you have to read it to the end.

Specifically, there are four important things about “sunnah and hadith difference” which I will explain in this article. The four important things I mean are as follows:

  1. Why Is It Important to Explain Sunnah and Hadith Difference?
  2. Sunnah Meaning.
  3. Hadith Meaning.
  4. Sunnah and Hadith Difference.

Why Is It Important to Explain Sunnah and Hadith Difference?

The first important thing about “sunnah and hadith difference” which I will explain now is “why is an explanation of sunnah and hadith difference important?”. I want you to understand that before you read any more explanations in this article. In addition, I also want you to understand the urgency of this discussion.

In general, sunnah and hadith are two terms in Islam. In general, we can find these two words often mentioned in Islamic legal literacy. The meaning is, that the sunnah and hadith are one of the main references after the Quran in Islamic legal literacy. If Muslims want to understand the law of a matter, then they must understand the explanation in the sunnah or hadith if they do not find the explanation in the Quran.

In general, sunnah and hadith are two terms that describe everything that is attributed to the Prophet Muhammad, such as words, actions, decisions, and so on. That is the general meaning of the sunnah and hadith. But in fact, there are some differences between the two words. That’s what some Muslims don’t know.

So, if you ask me, “Why is it important to explain sunnah and hadith difference?”, then the answer is as follows:

One: because there is a difference between sunnah and hadith.

Two: because sunnah and hadith difference is not understood by some Muslims.

Three: as Muslims, we must understand sunnah and hadith difference.

Those are three general reasons why an explanation of sunnah and hadith difference is important. As Muslims, we must understand that.

Sunnah Meaning

The second important point about “sunnah and hadith difference” which I will explain now is “the meaning of sunnah”. I want you to understand that because it is one of the important terms that you have to understand very well if you want to understand sunnah and hadith difference.

In Islamic literacy, there are two meanings of sunnah that we must understand: sunnah in Arabic and sunnah in sharia. The explanation is as follows:

Sunnah in Arabic

The meaning of sunnah in Arabic is as follows:

السُنَّةُ لُغَةً هِيَ الطَّرِيْقُ أَوْ الْمَسْلَكُ أَوْ الْمَنْهَجُ

Sunnah in Arabic is ath-Thariq, al-Maslak, or al-Manhaj.

We can understand the words ath-Thariq, al-Maslak, al-Manhaj as a way, a method, and a way.

That’s a brief explanation of the sunnah in Arabic. As Muslims, we must understand that.

Sunnah in Sharia

The meaning of the sunnah in sharia is as follows:

السُنَّةُ اِصْطِلَاحًا هِيَ مَا نُسِبَ إِلَى النَّبِيِّ مُحَمَّدٍ عَلَيْهِ الصَّلَاةُ وَالسَّلَامُ مِنْ أَقْوَالٍ وَأَفْعَالٍ وَتَقَارِيْرَ أَوْ صِفَاتٍ خَلْقِيَّةٍ أَوْ خُلُقِيَّةٍ

Sunnah in sharia terms is something that is attributed to the Prophet Muhammad alaihi ash-Shalatu wa as-Salam, such as sayings, deeds, statutes, creative traits or ethics.

That is a brief explanation of the sunnah in sharia. As Muslims, we must understand that.

Hadith Meaning

The third important point about “sunnah and hadith difference” which I will explain now is “the meaning of hadith”. I want you to understand that because it is one of the important terms that you have to understand very well if you want to understand sunnah and hadith difference.

In Islamic literacy, there are two meanings of hadith that we must understand: hadith in Arabic and hadith in sharia. The explanation is as follows:

Hadith in Arabic

The meaning of hadith in Arabic is as follows:

الحَدِيْثُ لُغَةً هُوَ الْكَلَامُ الَّذِيْ يَتَحَدَّثُ بِهِ شَخْصُ مَا

Hadith in Arabic is a utterance that is said by someone.

That’s a brief explanation of the hadith in Arabic. As Muslims, we must understand that.

Hadith in Sharia

The popular meanings of hadith in sharia are as follows:

الحَدِيْثُ اِصْطِلَاحًا هُوَ كُلُّ مَا صَدَرَ عَنْ رَسُوْلِ اللهِ – صَلَّى اللهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ – وَأُثِرَ عَنْهُ مِنْ قَوْلٍ ، أَوْ فِعْلٍ، أَوْ تَقْرِيْرٍ، مِمَّا يُسْتَدَلُّ بِهِ الْأَحْكَامُ

Hadith in shariah terms is everything that comes from the Messenger of Allah (Prophet Muhammad) sallallahu alayhi wa sallam and attributed to him, such as words, deeds, decrees, which can be used as sources of law.

That is a brief explanation of the hadith in sharia. As Muslims, we must understand that.

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