Sutra (IAST: sūtra) is an aphorism or other teaching that is part of the ancient religious traditions originating in South Asia, particularly Hinduism, Buddhism, and Jainism. The term sutra can broadly refer to a single aphorism, a collection of aphorisms in the form of a manual or even a condensed manual or text. Sutras are considered a genre of ancient and medieval Indian texts.
The triliteral root sīn ṭā rā (س ط ر) occurs 16 times in The Quran.
The word sūtra (Sanskrit: सूत्र, Pali: sūtta, Ardha Magadhi: sūya) means "string, thread". The root of the word is siv, that which sews and holds things together. The word is related to sūci (Sanskrit: सूचि) meaning "needle, list", and sūnā (Sanskrit: सूना) meaning "woven", from PIE root *syu- "to bind, sew".
In The Quran
Mythos & Logos
(6:25) Among them are those who listen to you; and We have made covers over their hearts to prevent them from understanding it, and deafness in their ears; and if they see every sign they will not acknowledge; even when they come to you they argue, those who reject say, "This is nothing but the ancient miths (Arab. أَسَاطِيرُ, asāṭīru)!
(46:17) The one who says to his parents: "Enough of you! Are you promising me that I will be resurrected, when the generations who died before me never came back?" While they both will implore God: "Woe to you; acknowledge! For God's promise is the truth." He would say, "This is nothing but the ancient miths (Arab. أَسَاطِيرُ, asāṭīru)!"
(33:6) The prophet is closer to those who acknowledge than themselves, and his wives are mothers to them. God's decree to those who acknowledge and the emigrants is that before they help their relatives, they have taken care of their own families first. This has been written (Arab. مَسْطُورًا, masṭūran) in the Record.