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Cyclopedia of Biblical, Theological and Ecclesiastical Literature


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a name given by Mohammedans to the sayings of Mohammed, which were handed down by oral tradition from one generation to another. There are said to be six authors of these traditions, among whom are Ayesha, the wile of the prophet; AbuHoreira, his intimate friend; and Ibn-Abbas, his cousin-german. The collection of these traditions made by Khuarezmi numbers 5266 savings, all of which the devout Mohammedan ought to commit to memory, or, where that cannot be done, to transcribe them.

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McClintock, John. Strong, James. Entry for 'Hadith'. Cyclopedia of Biblical, Theological and Ecclesiastical Literature. Harper & Brothers. New York. 1870.

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