What is Hadith?

Hadith (حديث‎ ḥadīṯ; pl. aḥādīthأحاديثʾaḥādīṯ, literally means “talk” or “discourse”) or Athar (أثر‎, ʾAṯar, literally means “tradition”) in Islam refers to what the majority of Muslims believe to be a record of the words, actions, and the silent approval of the Islamic prophet Muhammad.

 

The Quran is the most sacred text, as it is believed to be the literal word of God (Allah) as revealed to Muhammad. The Hadith is a secondary text that records sayings of Muhammad and his followers. These two texts form the basis for all Islamic theology, practice and Sharia (Islamic law).

 

Sunnah denotes the practice of Islamic prophet Muhammad  that he taught and practically instituted as a teacher of the sharī‘ah and the best exemplar.

 

Al-sīra al-Nabawiyya (Prophetic biography) is the traditional Muslim biographies of Muhammad from which, in addition to the Quran and trustable Hadiths, most historical information about his life and the early period of Islam is derived.

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Jesus In The Hadith

Jesus In The Hadith Jesus, son of Mary, is mentioned in 93 verses in The Quran. We have collected prophet Muhammad’s sayings and actions called “Jesus In The Hadith“. According to the Encyclopaedia of Islam, a hadith (plural ahadith) is an account of what Muhammad said or did, or of his tacit approval of something...

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Al-Istibsar

Al-Istibsar Al-Istibsar (ٱلِٱسْتِبْصَار فِيمَا ٱخْتَلَف مِن ٱلْأَخْبَار; Al-Istibsar fi-ma ikhtalafa min al-Akhbar lit. Reflection Upon the Disputed Traditions or The Perspicacious or The Book of Insight) is a Hadith collection, by the famous Twelver Shia Hadith scholar Abu Jafar Muhammad Ibn Hassan Tusi, commonly known as Shaykh Tusi. This work is included in The Four Books of Shia Islam. It includes the same subjects as Tahdhib al-Ahkam (lit. Rectification...

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Tahdhib Al-Ahkam

Tahdhib Al-Ahkam Tahdhib Al-Ahkam (تَهْذِيب ٱلَأَحْكَام فِي شَرْح ٱلْمُقْنِعَه) (Tahdhib al-Ahkam fi Sharh al-Muqni’ah lit. Rectification of the Statutes in Explaining the Disguised or The Refinement of the Laws) is a Hadith collection, by Twelver Shia Hadith scholar Abu Ja’far Muhammad Ibn Hasan Tusi, commonly known as Shaykh Tusi. This work is included among the four books of Shia Islam. It is a...

Man La Yahduruhu Al-Faqih

Man La Yahduruhu Al-Faqih

Man La Yahduruhu Al-Faqih Man La Yahduruhu Al-Faqih (مَنْ لَا يَحْضُرُه ٱلْفَقِيه, ‘He Who has no Jurisprudent’ with Him) is a Hadith collection by the famous Twelver Shia Hadith scholar Abu Jaʿfar Muḥammad ibn ʿAli ibn Babawayh al-Qummi, commonly known as Ibn Babawayh or Sheikh al-Saduq (lit. The Truthful Scholar). This work is included among the Four Books of...

Kitab Al-Kafi

Kitab Al-Kafi

Kitab Al-Kafi Kitab Al-Kafi is a Twelver Shia hadith collection compiled by Muhammad ibn Ya’qub al-Kulayni. It is divided into three sections: Uṣūl al-Kāfī, dealing with epistemology, theology, history, ethics, supplication, and the Qurʾān, Furūʿ al-Kāfī, which is concerned with practical and legal issues, and Rawdat (or Rauda) al-Kāfī, which includes miscellaneous traditions, many of which are lengthy letters and speeches transmitted...

The Four Books

The Four Books

The Four Books The Four Books (ٱلْكُتُب ٱلْأَرْبَعَة, al-Kutub al-ʾArbaʿah), or The Four Principles (al-Uṣūl al-Arbaʿah), is a Twelver Shia term referring to their four best-known hadith collections: Name Collector No. of hadith Kitab al-Kafi Muhammad ibn Ya’qub al-Kulayni al-Razi (329 AH) 16,199 Man La Yahduruhu al-Faqih Muhammad ibn Babawayh 9,044 Tahdhib al-Ahkam Shaykh Muhammad Tusi 13,590 Al-Istibsar Shaykh Muhammad...

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Prophet Muhammad’s Wisdom

Prophet Muhammad’s Wisdom We have collected and put the best Prophet Muhammad’s Wisdom for you. Enjoy reading these insights and feel free to share this page on your social media to inspire others. May these Prophet Muhammad’s Wisdom on many subjects inspire you to never give up and keep working towards your...

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Prophet Muhammad’s Sayings

Prophet Muhammad’s Sayings in English and Arabic We have collected and put his best Prophet Muhammad‘s Sayings ﷺ. Enjoy reading these insights and feel free to share this page on your social media to inspire others. May these sayings of the Prophet Muhammad ﷺ on many subjects inspire you to never...

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Musnad Ahmad Ibn Hanbal

Musnad Ahmad Ibn Hanbal Musnad Ahmad Ibn Hanbal is a collection of hadith compiled by the Islamic scholar Ahmad ibn Hanbal (d. 241 AH/855 AD) to whom the Hanbali fiqh (legislation) is attributed. Description It is one of the largest hadith books written in Islamic History containing more than twenty-seven thousand (27000) hadiths according to Maktaba Shamila....

Hadith Collections

List Of Hadith Collections

List Of Hadith Collections The following is a list of Hadith collections, which are sources that contain the sayings, acts, or tacit approvals, validly or invalidly, ascribed to the Islamic prophet Muhammad, and collected by Muhaddiths. Hadith has been called “the backbone” of Islamic civilization, and within that religion, the authority of...

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Sunnah

Sunnah In Islam, Sunnah (سنة‎, sunnah, plural سنن‎, sunan), also sunna or sunnat are the traditions and practices of the Islamic prophet, Muhammad, that constitute a model for Muslims to follow. The sunnah is what all the Muslims of Muhammad’s time, evidently saw and followed and passed on to the next generations. According to classical Islamic theories,...

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The Book of Al-Fitan

The Book of Al-Fitan The Book of Al-Fitan or Kitab al-Fitan (کتاب الفتن) or Kitab al Fitan wal Malahem meaning “The Book of Tribulations and War” is a collection of Hadith dealing with end times authored by Muḥammad ibn Ismā‘īl al-Bukhārī. The Book mentions various apocalyptic prophecies of the prophet...

Sahih al-Bukhari

Sahih al-Bukhari

Sahih al-Bukhari Sahih al-Bukhari or  Ṣaḥīḥ al-Bukhārī (صحيح البخاري‎) is one of the Kutub al-Sittah (six major hadith collections) of Sunni Islam. Whereas, out of all these six major books, the collection of prophetic traditions, or hadith for Sahih al-Bukhari, was performed by the Muslim scholar Muhammad al-Bukhari. It was completed around 846 CE / 232 AH. Sunni...

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Sahih Muslim

Sahih Muslim Sahih Muslim (صحيح مسلم‎ , Ṣaḥīḥ Muslim; full title: Al-Musnadu Al-Sahihu bi Naklil Adli) is one of the Kutub al-Sittah (six major hadith collections) in Sunni Islam. It is highly acclaimed by Sunni Muslims as well as Zaidi Shia Muslims. It is considered the second most authentic hadith collection after Sahih al-Bukhari. It was collected by Muslim ibn al-Hajjaj, also known...

Sunan ibn Majah

Sunan ibn Majah

Sunan ibn Majah Sunan ibn Majah or Sunan Ibn Mājah (سُنن ابن ماجه‎) is one of the six major Sunni hadith collections (Kutub al-Sittah). The Sunan was authored by Ibn Mājah (b. 209/824, d. 273/887). Description It contains over 4,000 aḥādīth in 32 books (kutub) divided into 1,500 chapters (abwāb). About 20 of the traditions it contains were later declared to be...

Sunan Abu Dawood

Sunan Abu Dawood

Sunan Abu Dawood Sunan Abu Dawood (سنن أبي داود‎, Sunan Abī Dāwūd) is one of the Kutub al-Sittah (six major hadith collections), collected by Abu Dawud al-Sijistani. Introduction Abu Dawood compiled twenty-one books related to Hadith and preferred those ahadith which were supported by the example of the companions of Muhammad. As...

Jami` at-Tirmidhi

Jami`At-Tirmidhi

Jami`At-Tirmidhi Jami’ at-Tirmidhi (جامع الترمذي‎), also known as Sunan at-Tirmidhi, is one of “the six books” (Kutub al-Sittah – the six major hadith collections). It was collected by Al-Tirmidhi. He began compiling it after the year 250 A.H. (A.D. 864/5) and completed it on the 10 Dhu-al-Hijjah 270 A.H. (A.D. 884, June 9). Title The...

Sunan an-Nasa'i

Sunan An-Nasa’i 

Sunan An-Nasa’i Al-Sunan al-Sughra (السنن الصغرى‎), also known as Sunan an-Nasa’i (سنن النسائي‎), is one of the Kutub al-Sittah (six major hadiths), and was collected by Al-Nasa’i (214 – 303 AH; c. 829 – 915 CE). Description Sunnis regard this collection as the fifth most important of their six major Hadith...

Muwatta Imam Malik

Muwatta Imam Malik

Muwatta Imam Malik The Muwaṭṭaʾ (الموطأ‎, “well-trodden path”) or Muwatta Imam Malik (موطأ الإمام مالك‎) of Imam Malik (711-795) written in the 8th-century, is the earliest collection of hadith texts comprising the subjects of Islamic law, compiled by the Imam, Malik ibn Anas. Malik’s best-known work, Al-Muwatta was the first legal work to incorporate and combine hadith and fiqh (except...

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Kitab Al-Fitan wa Ashrat As-Sa’ah

Kitab Al-Fitan wa Ashrat As-Sa’ah We have brought to you Kitab Al-Fitan wa Ashrat As-Sa’ah (The Book Pertaining to the Turmoil and Portents of the Last Hour) for reading purposes written by Sahih Bukhari. See also Divine Judgment Divine Retribution Last Judgement The Book Pertaining to the Turmoil and Portents...