Friday, November 13, 2009

Sunnah & Hadith: The Sihah Sitta

Prophet Muhammad's sayings and deeds are called sunnah, which are transmitted to us through hadith or oral traditions that recount events in the lives of the Prophet. Those scholars who specialize in this field are known as Muhaddithîn.

There are six major collections of such hadith in Sunni Islam known as Al-Kutub al-Sittah or Sihah Sittah. Sahih is an Arabic word, one of whose meanings is "authentic." Sunan is the plural of the Arabic word “sunnah” meaning “custom.”

Sahih Bukhari

Sahih Muslim

al-Sunan al-Sughra

Sunan Abu Da'ud

Sunan al-Tirmidhi

Sunan Ibn Maja/Al-Muwatta

Other Collections

Al Hadith Mishkat al Masabih

Riyadh us Saliheen

Fazail-e-Sadaqat

Al Adab Al Mufrad

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