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Hadith collection a Hadith collection is a book that includes several hadith. ...


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Sunni six major collections
(Al-Kutub al-Sittah):
Image File history File links Mosque02. ... Sunni Islam (Arabic سنّة) is the largest denomination of Islam. ... The Six major Hadith collections are the works of some individuals Islamic scholars who by their own initiative started collecting sayings that people attributed to Muhammad approximately 200 years after his death. ...

  1. Sahih Bukhari
  2. Sahih Muslim
  3. Sunan al-Sughra
  4. Sunan Abi Da'ud
  5. Sunan al-Tirmidhi
  6. Sunan Ibn Maja/Al-Muwatta

Shi'a collections: Sahih Bukhari is one of the Sunni six major Hadith collections (Hadith are oral traditions recounting events in the lives of the Islamic prophet Muhammad and his followers). ... Sahih Muslim is a collection of sayings and deeds of Prophet Muhammad (also known as the sunnah). ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Sunan Abi Daud is the one of Sunni Islams six canonical hadith collections, compiled by Abu Daud. ... Sunan al-Tirmidhi is one of the six most authentic canonical hadith collections of the Sunnis, collected by al-Tirmidhi. ... Sunan Ibn Maja is the last compiled of Sunni Islams six canonical hadith collections, compiled by Ibn Maja. ... The Muwatta is a collection of hadith of the Muhammad that form the basis for the jurisprudence of the Maliki school. ... Shia Islam ( Arabic شيعى follower; English has traditionally used Shiite or Shiite) is the second largest Islamic denomination; some 20-25% of all Muslims are said to follow a Shia tradition. ...

  1. Usul al-Kafi of Kulayni
  2. Man la Yahdhuruhu' l-Faqih of Saduq
  3. Tahdhibu 'l-Ahkam by Tusi
  4. al-Istibsar by Tusi

Ibadi collections: The Nahj al Balagha (Peak of Eloquence) is the most famous collection of speeches (sermons) and letters attributed to Ali ibn Abi Talib, accepted as the fourth of the Caliphs by Sunni Muslims and the first of the Imams by Shia Muslims. ... Usul al-Kafi is one of the most authoritarian Shia hadith collections, collected by Muhammad Yaqub Kulainy. ... Abu Jafar Muhammad bin Yaqoub bin Ishaaq al-Kulainy Ar-Razi (d. ... Al-Ibadhiyah is a form of Islam distinct from the Shiite and Sunni sects. ...

  • al-Jami' as-Sahih by al-Rabi' ibn Habib
  • Tartib al-Musnad by al-Warijlani
Sunni collections
  • Musnad Ahmad ibn Hanbal — 780-855
  • Sahih Ibn Khuzaymah — 923
  • Sahih Ibn Hibbaan — 965
  • Al-Mustadrak alaa al-Sahihain — 1014
  • Mawdu'at al-Kubra— 1128-1217
  • Riyadh as-Saaliheen — 1233 - 1278
  • Talkhis al-Mustadrak — 1274-1348
  • Majma al-Zawa'id — 1335-1405
  • Bulugh al-Maram — 1372-1449
  • Kanz al-Ummal — 1500th
  • Da'if al-Tirmidhi — ?
  • Sahih al-Tirmidhi — ?
Shi'a collections
Mu'tazili collections
  • Nahj with comments — ?-1258

The Four Books (Arabic Al-Kutub Al-Arb'ah) is a Shi'a term refering to their four best known Hadith collections. The introduction to this article provides insufficient context for those unfamiliar with the subject matter. ... Al-Mustadrak alaa al-Sahihain or Mustadrak al-Hakim is a ten volume hadith collection written by Hakim al-Nishaburi, the leading hadith scholar of his time. ... A Great Collection of Fabricated Traditions (Arabic: Al-Mawduat al-Kubrah) is a book written by Abul-Faraj Ibn Al-Jawzi. ... Riyadh as-Saaliheen (The Gardens of the Righteous), which is a collection of hadith (sayings of the Prophet Muhammad), is the most famous book by Imam an-Nawawi. ... Talkhis al-Mustadrak is abridged version of Al-Mustadrak alaa al-Sahihain, writen by Al-Dhahabi Hakim al-Nishaburi, the author of Al-Mustadrak alaa al-Sahihain, wrote it in the year 393H, i. ... Majma al-Zawaid wa Manba al-Fawaid is a 10-volume secondary hadith collection written by Nur al-Din Ali ibn Abi Bakr al-Haythami (735-808 AH/1335-1405 CE) and printed in Cairo 1352-1353 AH/1933-1934 CE. It contains those hadiths uniquely reported by... Bulugh al-Maram is the shortened name of the collection of hadith by al-Hafidh ibn Hajar al-Asqalani entitled, Bulugh al-Maram min Adillat al-Ahkam (translation: Attainment of the Objective According to Evidences and the Ordinances). ... Treasure of the Doers of Good Deeds[1] (Arabic: Kanz al-Ummal fi sunan al-aqwal wal af`al [2]) is a known 8 volume set Islamic hadith collection, collected by Islamic Scholar Ali ibn Abd-al-Malik al-Hindi (died 1590 CE/975 AH). ... Da`if al-Tirmidhi is a Hadith collection written by the Muslim Scholar al-Albani, based on the Sunan al-Tirmidhi, which he seperated into Sahih al-Tirmidhi and Daif al-Tirmidhi. ... Sahih al-Tirmidhi is a Hadith collection written by the Muslim Scholar al-Albani, based on the Sunan al-Tirmidhi, whom he separated into Sahih al-Tirmidhi and Da`if al-Tirmidhi [1]. Content Among its content can be found: Hadith of truth References ^ [1] Categories: | ... Sahifa al-Sajjadiyya is the oldest prayer manual in Islamic sources and one of the most seminal works of Islamic spirituality of the early period. ... Oceans of Light (Arabic: Bihar ul Anwar) is a holy scripture of Shia Islam. ... Reality of Certainty (Arabic: Haqq al-Yaqeen) is a Shia Twelver hadith collection authoured by Allamah al-Majlisi [1]. It has been criticized by Shia in the words: Haqq al-Yaqeen has many weak narrators, none of the Hadith scholars have graded the narration as Sahih. ... Shahr Usul al-Kafi is a commentary on Usul al-Kafi by Mohammad Salih al-Mazandarani. ... Furu al-Kafi is one of the most authoritarian Shia hadith collections, it contains eight volumes. ... Jesus through Shiite Narrations is a collection of hadith about the Islamic view of Jesus, collected by Mahdi Muntazir Qaim. ... This is about the book by Abd al-Hamid, for other uses, see Comments on the Peak of Eloquence or Sharh Nahj al-Balgha. ... Hadith collection a Hadith collection is a book that includes several hadith. ...


The books are:

  1. Usul al-Kafi of Kulayni
  2. Man la Yahdhuruhu' l-Faqih of Saduq
  3. Tahdhibu 'l-Ahkam by Tusi
  4. al-Istibsar by Tusi

Usul al-Kafi is one of the most authoritarian Shia hadith collections, collected by Muhammad Yaqub Kulainy. ... Abu Jafar Muhammad bin Yaqoub bin Ishaaq al-Kulainy Ar-Razi (d. ...

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Sunnis prefer their Six major Hadith collections. Image File history File links Wiki_letter_w. ... Sunni Islam (Arabic سنّة) is the largest denomination of Islam. ... The Six major Hadith collections are the works of some individuals Islamic scholars who by their own initiative started collecting sayings that people attributed to Muhammad approximately 200 years after his death. ...


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