or Sunna. The Mishna or oral law of the Mahometans.
Reland (De Relig. Mahom., p. 54) says these traditions were
orally delivered by Mahomet, and subsequently committed to writing.
Albulpharagius asserts that Ali, the son-in-law and cousin of
Mahomet, was set aside because he refused to regard the oral traditions
of the prophet of the same authority as the Koran. (Hist, Dynast., 182.) (Arabic, simma, tradition.) (See Sunnites.)
Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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