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.

Kutub-as-Sittah The Six Books of Hadith - Kutub al Sittah




Prophetic biography

 Hadith collections

Musnad Ahmad ibn Hanbal

Musnad Ahmad ibn Hanbal

Musnad Ahmad ibn Hanbal Musnad Ahmad ibn Hanbal (مسند أحمد بن حنبل‎) 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 book written in Islamic History containing more than twenty seven thousand (27000) hadiths...

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 have been called “the backbone” of Islamic civilization, and within that religion the authority of hadith as...

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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 Dawood. 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...

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 The Book Pertaining to the Turmoil and Portents of the Last Hour Translation of Sahih Muslim, Book 41 : Chapter 1 : … Book 41, Number 6881: Zainab bint Jahsh reported that Allah’s Apostle (may peace be upon him) got up from sleep saying: There...

Good vs Evil

Kitab Al-Fitan Wa Al-Malahim

Kitab Al-Fitan Wa Al-Malahim Trials and Fierce Battles By Sunan Abu Dawud Trials and Fierce Battles (Kitab Al-Fitan Wa Al-Malahim) Sunan Abu Dawood Chapter No.37 name Trials And Fierce Battles (Kitab Al-Fitan Wa Al-Malahim) (فتنوں اور جنگوں کا بیان) written by Imam Abu Dawood. This chapter has 39 Hadith in...

Masjid Namirah (Arabic: مَسْجِد نَمِرَة‎)

The Wisdom in Islam: in Muhammad’s Words

The Wisdom in Islam: in Muhammad’s Words “Wisdom in Islam” encompasses in its radiant words the true goals that all of us must strive for. Its bounty of mercy, forgiveness and guidance is stunning in its clarity. Imagine using this wonderful guidance on a regular basis? It is important to...

Criticism of Hadith

What Is Criticism of Hadith? The criticism of Hadith refers to the critique directed towards collections of ahadith, i.e. the collections of reports of the words, actions, and the silent approval of the Islamic prophet Muhammad on any matter. The criticism revolves primarily around the authenticity of hadith reports and whether they are attributable to Muhammad, as well as...

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Kutub al-Sittah

“The Six Books” Called Kutub al-Sittah The Kutub al-Sittah (الكتب الستة‎, ‘The six books’) are six (originally five) books containing collections of hadith (sayings or acts of the Islamic prophet Muhammad) compiled by six Sunni Muslim scholars in the ninth century CE. They are sometimes referred to as Al-Sihah al-Sittah, which translates as “The Authentic Six”. They were first formally...

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The Sunnah And Its Place In Islamic Legislation

The Sunnah And Its Place In Islamic Legislation The science of hadith deals with Prophet Muhammad’s life, especially his words and actions, and the actions he approved of in others. In this section, we will restrict ourselves to his own words and actions. These words and their meanings are his...

Al Masjid an Nabawi

Establishing The Sunnah

The Sunnah Had To Be Established The Sunnah as one of the two main sources of Islam was memorized, recorded, and carefully preserved so that it could be passed down without distortion or alteration. The Sunnah is included in the meaning of: We have sent down the dhikr [the collection of...


Sunnah of Prophet Muhammad

What is The Sunnah of Muhammad? Sunnah (sunna) [sunna], plural sunan) is the body of traditional, social, and legal custom and practice of the Islamic community, based on the verbally transmitted record of the teachings, deeds and sayings, silent permissions (or disapprovals) of the Islamic prophet Muhammad, as well as various reports...

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