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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 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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