The prophetic teachings outside the Qur'an are called the Sunnah, the Traditions.The base of Islam, is the Qur'an, and nothing is believed or commanded which is contrary to any revelation in the Holy Book. The Sunnah is the derived law of Islam which every Muslim is obliged to obey. The Prophet taught in three ways: by oral instructions; by the example of his personal behavior; and by his silence, his tacit approval of other people's actions, by letting others do as they pleased without comment or reproach. These three aspects of the Prophet's teaching, speaking, acting, and approving , are the basis for the Muslim tradition called the Sunnah, and are considered to be the second source of Islamic legislation and instruction.


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