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40 Hadith an Nawawi Translated in English

40 Hadith an Nawawi Translated in English

We learnt about a great compilation of hadith by Imam an Nawawi called Riyad as Saliheen in our previous post. Imam Yahya an Nawawi has compiled another collection of hadith, which has only 42 hadith, but they hold great importance in the life of every Muslim. He has compiled the most important hadith in this collection and if a person was to act on them, it would change their life for good. Due to the comprehensiveness … Read entire article »

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Muwatta of Imam Malik in the English Language

Muwatta of Imam Malik in the English Language

Imam Malik bin Anas was a well-known, highly respected scholar of his time and a follower of the Sunnah. He used to teach in the mosque of the Prophet (Peace and Blessings be upon him) and had a huge following. Till date, he is considered to be among the greatest leaders the Muslim nation has witnessed. He collected hadith and compiled them into what is called Muwatta Malik. His book is quite well known and is said … Read entire article »

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Riyad as Saliheen and its Explanation in English

Riyad as Saliheen and its Explanation in English

Riyad as Saliheen, literally translated as “Gardens of the Righteous” is an excellent compilation of hadith, predominantly from Sahih al Bukhari and Sahih Muslim, by Imam Yahya bin Sharaf an Nawawi. Apart from compiling the hadith under various chapters, he also brought verses of the Quran related to the hadith. Riyad as Saliheen is a book that deserves to be read everyday and practiced upon what is learnt; it deserves the name, Gardens of the Righteous. The … Read entire article »

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The Six Books of Hadith – Kutub al Sittah

The Six Books of Hadith – Kutub al Sittah

The Six Books of Hadith, commonly known as Kutub as Sittah in Arabic, referred to as Sahah Sittah (The Six Authentic) by some have been translated into the English language for the purpose of reaching the English speaking audience, thus spreading the knowledge of the Sunnah across the world. Although the best way to learn is through the knowledge of the Arabic language, English translations serve as alternative ways to increase one’s knowledge and act on … Read entire article »

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Sunan ibn Majah Translated Into The English Language

Sunan ibn Majah Translated Into The English Language

The last of the six books of hadith is Sunan ibn Majah, which was authored by Imam Muhammad bin Yazid al Qazwini. The book was written during the golden age of hadith recording and gained popularity among the scholars. Although there were other books that had a higher status in strength and soundness, such as Sunan ad Darimi and Sunan ad Darqutni, they did not gain the popularity as Sunan ibn Majah did. Even this book … Read entire article »

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Sunan an Nasa’i Translated into English

Sunan an Nasa’i Translated into English

The fifth book in the collection of the six major books is Sunan an Nasa’i, also known as Sunan as Sugra, which is a collection from the larger work of Imam Ahmad an Nasa’i called Sunan al Kubra. Imam an Nasa’i was a sound scholar of hadith who wrote many books on the science of hadith. He travelled across the Arabian Peninsula and elsewhere, seeking knowledge. Unlike Sahih al Bukhari and Sahih Muslim, Sunan an Nasa’i … Read entire article »

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Sunan at Tirmidhi in The English Language

Sunan at Tirmidhi in The English Language

Having discussed about three major collections of hadith, Sahih al Bukhari, Sahih Muslim and Sunan Abu Dawood, let us know about Sunan at Tirmidhi. It was authored by Imam Muhammad bin Isa at Tirmidhi, a hadith scholar from the third century Hijri. He is a well-known scholar of hadith, highly respected among the knowledgeable people. His collection of hadith has just over 3600 hadith, including sound narrations and weak ones. He did not restrict the collection … Read entire article »

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Sunan Abu Dawood Translated Into English

Sunan Abu Dawood Translated Into English

I had mentioned the Six Major Books of Hadith in my post about Sahih Muslim. The third book in the collection is Sunan Abu Dawud, authored by Imam Abu Dawud Sulaiman bin Ash’ath. It is a collection of hadith that are sound and weak. Among the thousands of hadith he had collected, he recorded just over 5200 hadith in his collection, Sunan Abu Dawud. He was a student of Imam Ahmad bin Hanbal along with Imam … Read entire article »

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Sahih Muslim in The English Language By Abdul Hamid Siddiqui

Sahih Muslim in The English Language By Abdul Hamid Siddiqui

In the last post, I spoke about the Sunnah of the Messenger, peace and blessings be upon him. I mentioned Sahih al Bukhari, which is considered to be the most authentic book after the Quran, as it contains sound narrations from the Prophet, peace be upon him. The collection of hadith which is considered next to Sahih al Bukhari is Sahih Muslim, which was compiled by Imam Muslim bin Hajjaj. He is considered to be among … Read entire article »

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English Translation of Sahih al Bukhari by Muhsin Khan

English Translation of Sahih al Bukhari by Muhsin Khan

The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him said in his final sermon: وقد تركت فيكم ما إن اعتصمتم به فلن تضلوا أبدا ، أمرا بينا ، كتاب الله وسنة نبيه And indeed, I have left among you that which if you hold fast to, then you would never ever go astray, clear things, the Book of Allah and the Sunnah of His Prophet (Peace be upon him). We know how important the Quran is for a … Read entire article »

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