Alhamdulillah, the full set of the popular Hadeeth Book ‘Sunan Abu Dawuud’ is uploaded today.
One of the six most authentic collections of the Ahadeeh (Sahih al-Bukhari, Sahih Muslim, Sahih al-Tirmidhi, Sunan Ibn Majah, Sunan Abu Dawuud, and Sahih al-Nisa’i) It has 4800 Hadith (selected from a mass of 50,000) divided into many different subjects, each Section containing many Hadith. The numbering system used by Abu-Dawuud is consecutive and uninterrupted for the entire collection.
Abu Dawuud, Sulaiman bin Al-Ash’ath bin Ishaq Al-Azdi As-Sijistani, who was one of the eminent Imam of Hadeeth, was born in 202H. He studied Hadeeth under Imam Ahmad bin Hanbal along with Al-Bukhari and taught many of the later scholars of Hadeeth, like At-Tirmidhi and An-Nasaa’ee.
Abu Dawuud lived a couple of centuries after the Prophet’s death and worked extremely hard to collect his ahadeeth. Each report in his collection was checked for compatibility with the Qur’an, and the veracity of the chain of reporters had to be painstakingly established. Abu Dawuud’s collection is recognized by the overwhelming majority of the Muslim world to be one of the most authentic collections of the Sunnah of the Prophet (sal-lal-laahu-alaihi-wa-sallam), however it is also known to contain some weak ahadeeth (some of which he pointed out, others which he did not).
He died at Basra on Friday in the month of Shawwal 275 H.
Sunan Abu Dawood has been translated to English, and presented here.
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