List of Sunni Books

This is a list of significant books of Sunni Islam doctrine.

Al-Kutub Al-Sittah

Hadiths

Al-Kutub Al-Sittah

  • Sahih Bukhari of Muhammad al-Bukhari (d. 870 A.D.)
  • Sahih Muslim of Muslim ibn al-Hajjaj (d. 875 A.D.)
  • Sunan Ibn Majah of Ibn Majah (d. 887 A.D.)
  • Sunan Abu Dawud of Abu Dawood (d. 889 A.D.)
  • Sunan al-Tirmidhi of Al-Tirmidhi (d. 892 A.D.)
  • Sunan Al-Nasai of Al-Nasa’i (d. 915 A.D.)

Other Authentic Hadith collections

  • Al-Muwatta of Imam Malik ibn Anas (d. 795 A.D.)
  • Kitab ul-Aathaar narrated by Abu Yusuf (d. 798 A.D.) & Muhammad al-Shaybani (d. 805 A.D.) students of Imam Abu Hanifa (d. 772 A.D.)
  • Musnad al-Shafi’i of Imam Shafi‘i (d. 820 A.D.)
  • Musannaf of Abd al-Razzaq of ‘Abd ar-Razzaq as-San‘ani (d. 826 A.D.)
  • Musannaf Ibn Abi Shaybah of Ibn Abi Shaybah (d. 849 A.D.)
  • Musnad Ishaq Ibn Rahwayh[1] of Ishaq Ibn Rahwayh (d. 853 A.D.)
  • Musnad Ahmad ibn Hanbal of Imam Ahmad ibn Hanbal (d. 855 A.D.) (Sahifah Ibn Munabbih of Hammam ibn Munabbih (d. 719 A.D.) is included in it)
  • Sunan al-Darimi of al-Darimi (d. 869 A.D.)
  • Al-Adab al-Mufrad of Muhammad al-Bukhari (d. 870 A.D.)
  • Musnad Abu Ya’la[2] of Abu Ya’la al Musali (d. 919 A.D.)
  • Tahdhib al-Athar of Muhammad ibn Jarir al-Tabari (d. 923 A.D.)
  • Sahih Ibn Khuzaymah of Ibn Khuzaymah (d. 924 A.D.)
  • Sahih Ibn Hibban of Ibn Hibban (d. 965 A.D.)
  • Al-Mu’jam al-Kabeer by al-Tabarani (d. 970 A.D.)
  • Sunan al-Daraqutni of Al-Daraqutni (d. 995 A.D.)
  • Shu`ab al-Iman by Al-Bayhaqi (d. 1066 A.D.)
  • Sunan al-Kubra of Al-Bayhaqi (d. 1066 A.D.)
  • At-Targhib wat-Tarhib[3] of Al-Munzhiri (d. 1258 A.D.)
  • Riyadh as-Saaliheen of Yahya ibn Sharaf al-Nawawi (d. 1277 A.D.)
  • Mishkat al-Masabih by Khatib Al-Tabrizi (d. 1340 A.D.) (An improved version of Masabih al-Sunnah of Al-Baghawi (d. 1122 A.D.) )
  • Talkhis al-Mustadrak by al-Dhahabi (d. 1348 A.D.) (An abridged version of Al-Mustadrak alaa al-Sahihain of Hakim al-Nishaburi (d. 1014 A.D.) )
  • Majma al-Zawa’id by Ali ibn Abu Bakr al-Haythami (d. 1404 A.D.)
  • Bulugh al-Maram by Ibn Hajar Asqalani (d. 1448 A.D.)
  • Kanz al-Ummal by Ali ibn Abd-al-Malik al-Hindi (d. 1567 A.D.)

Commentaries (Sharah) & Revision of Hadith collections

  • Fath al-Bari of Ibn Hajar Asqalani
  • Umdat al-Qari of Badr al-Din al-Ayni
  • Irshad al-Sari of al-Qastallani
  • al-Ishraf of Awn ad-Din ibn Hubayra
  • Al Minhaj bi Sharh Sahih Muslim of al-Nawawi
  • Sharah Arbaeen of al-Nawawi
  • Al Jami al Masaneed Wa’sunan by Ibn Kathir
  • Jami al-Uloom wal-Hikam of Ibn Rajab
  • Mirqat al Mafatih Sharh Mishkat al-masabih by Ali al-Qari
  • Zujajat al-Masabih by Abdullah Shah Naqshbandi (Revision of Mishkat al-Masabih to support the Hanafi school of thought)

Hadith studies & Terminologies

  • Usool As-Sunnah by Imam Ahmed Bin Hanbal
  • Tawil Mukhtalif al-Hadith by Ibn Qutaybah
  • al-Ilma` ila Ma`rifa Usul al-Riwaya wa Taqyid al-Sama` by Qadi Ayyad
  • Al-Mawdu`at al-Kubra by Ibn al-Jawzi
  • Muqaddimah fi Ulum al-Ḥadith by Ibn al-Salah
  • Nukhbat al-Fikar by Ibn Hajar Asqalani
  • Al-Maqasid al-Hasanah[4] by Al-Sakhawi
  • Mozuat E Kabeer[5] by Ali al-Qari

Tafsir

Authentic Classic Tafsirs

  • Tafsir al-Tabari by Muhammad ibn Jarir al-Tabari
  • Tafsir al-Thalabi by Ahmad ibn Muhammad al-Tha’labi
  • Kashf al-Israr wa ‘Eddat al-Abrar by Khwaja Abdullah Ansari
  • Tafsir al-Baghawi by Al-Baghawi
  • Al-Kashshaf by al-Zamakhshari
  • Ahkam al-Qur’an by Abu Bakr ibn al-Arabi
  • Tafsir ibn ‘Atiyyah[6] by Ibn Atiyyah
  • Zad al-Masir fi Ilm al-Tafsir[7] by Ibn al-Jawzi
  • Al-Tafsir al-Kabir or (Mafatih al-Ghayb) by Fakhr al-Din al-Razi
  • Tafsir-e Nasafi by Abu Hafs Umar an-Nasafi
  • Al-Jami’ li-Ahkam al-Qur’an by Al-Qurtubi
  • Tafsir al-Baydawi by Al-Baydawi
  • Al-Bahr al-Muhit by Abu Hayyan al-Gharnati
  • Tafsir ibn Kathir by Ibn Kathir
  • Tafsir al-Jalalayn by Jalaluddin al-Mahalli and Al-Suyuti
  • Dur al-Manthur by Al-Suyuti
  • Ruh al-Ma’ani by Mahmud al-Alusi
  • Ruh al-Bayan by Ismail Hakki Bursevi
  • Al-bahr al-Madid by Ahmad ibn Ajiba

Other Modern Tafsirs

Aqeeda (creed)

  • Fiqh al-Akbar by Imam Abu Hanifa (d.150H)
  • Al-Risala by Imam Shafi’i (d.204H)
  • Ar-Radd ‘alal Jahmiyyah waz-Zanaadaqah by Imam Ahmed ibn Hanbal (d.241H)
  • Khalq Afaalul-Ibaad by Imam Bukhari (d.256H)
  • al-Ikhtilāf fī al-Lafz. wa al-Radd ‘alā al-Jahmiyya wal-Mushabbiha by Ibn Qutaybah (d.276H)
  • Kitab at-Tawheed by Ibn Khuzaymah (d.311H)
  • Al-Aqidah al-Tahawiyyah by Al-Tahawi (d.321H)
  • Al-Maqaalatul-Islamiyeen by Abu al-Hasan al-Ash’ari (d.324H)
  • Kitab al-Shariah by Abu Bakr al-Ajurri (d.360H)
  • Al-Mutalif wa al-Mukhtalif by Al-Daraqutni (d.385H)
  • Al-Ibaanah by Ibn Battah (d.387H)
  • Al-Farq bayn al-Firaq by Abu Mansur Al-Baghdadi (d.429H)
  • Hilyat al-awliya by Abu Nu`aym (d.430H)
  • Al-Arba`in ala Madhhab al-Mutahaqqiqin min al-Sufiyya by Abu Nu`aym (d.430H)
  • Al-Asma’ wa al-Sifat by Al-Bayhaqi (d.458H)
  • Al-I’tqaad alaa Madhabis-Salaf Ahlus-Sunnah wal-Jamaah by Al-Bayhaqi (d.458H)
  • Kashf ul Mahjoob by Ali Hujwiri (d.465H)
  • Al-Irshad by Al-Juwayni (d.478H)
  • Al-Aqida al-Nizamiyya by Al-Juwayni (d.478H)
  • Ihya’ Ulum al-Din by Al-Ghazali (d.505H)
  • The Moderation in Belief by Al-Ghazali (d.505H)
  • Tabsirat al-Adilla by Abu al-Mu’in al-Nasafi (d.508H)
  • al-I`lam bi Hudud Qawa’id al-Islam by Qadi Ayyad (d.554H)
  • Daqa`iq al-akhbar fi dhikr al-janna wa-l-nar by Qadi Ayyad (d.554H)
  • Al-Ghunya li-Talibi Tariq al-Haqq by Shaykh Abdul Qadir Gilani (d.561H)
  • Al-Fath ar-Rabbani by Shaykh Abdul Qadir Gilani (d.561H)
  • Kitab Akhbar as-Sifat by Ibn al-Jawzi (d.597H)
  • Al-Aqidah Al-Waasitiyyah by Taqī ad-Dīn Ahmad ibn Taymiyyah (d.728H)
  • Sharh Al-Aqeedah At-Tahawiyyah by Ibn Abi al-Izz al-Hanafi (d.792H)
  • Maktubat Imam Rabbani by Shaykh Ahmad Sirhindi (Mujaddid Alf-e-Saani) (d.1034H)
  • Akhbar al Akhyar by Shaykh Abdul-Haqq Muhaddith Dehlavi (d.1052H)
  • Takmeel-ul-Iman by Shaykh Abdul-Haqq Muhaddith Dehlavi (d.1052H)

Islamic jurisprudence

Hanafi

  • Usul al-fiqh by Abu Yusuf
  • Zahir al-Riwaya by Muhammad al-Shaybani
  • Works of Al-Tahawi
  • Al-Hidayah by Burhan al-Din al-Marghinani
  • Works of Rumi
  • Works of Abd al-Ghani al-Nabulsi
  • Multaqa al-Abḥur by Ibrahim al-Halabi
  • Fath Ar-Rahman Fi Isbat-e-Madhhab an-Nu’man by Shaykh Abdul-Haqq Muhaddith Dehlavi
  • Fatawa-e-Alamgiri commissioned by the Mughal Emperor Aurangzeb
  • Works of Shah Waliullah Dehlawi
  • Fatawa Aziz by Shah Abdul Aziz
  • Radd al-Muhtar ala al-Dur al-Mukhtar by Ibn Abidin ash-shami
  • Works by Imdadullah Muhajir Makki
  • Fatawa-e-Razvia by Ahmed Raza Khan Barelvi

Maliki

  • Al Mudawanna by Sahnun
  • Al Risalah by Ibn Abi Zayd Al-Qayrawani
  • Works of Ibn ‘Abd al-Barr
  • Works of Qadi Ayyad
  • Bidayat al-Mujtahid wa Nihayat al-Muqtaṣid by Ibn Rushd (Averroes)
  • Works of Shihab al-Din al-Qarafi
  • Mukhtasar by Khalil ibn Ishaq al-Jundi
  • Al-Muwafaqaat fi Usool al-Sharia by Al-Shatibi

Shafi’i

  • Kitab al-Umm by ash-Shafi’i
  • Mukhtasar al Muzani[8] by Al-Muzani
  • Al-Mabsut by Al-Bayhaqi
  • Ma`arifa al-Sunan wa al-Athar by Al-Bayhaqi
  • Al-wasit fi al-mathab by Al-Ghazali
  • Al-Maqasid by Al-Nawawi
  • Minhaj Ut Talibeen by Al-Nawawi
  • Tabaqat ash-Shafi’iyah by Ibn Kathir
  • Umdat al-Salik wa Uddat al-Nasik by Ahmad ibn Naqib al-Misri

Hanbali

  • Kitab al-Masa`il by Ahmad ibn Hanbal
  • Wadih fi usul al-fiqh by Ibn Aqil
  • Futuh al-Ghaib by Shaykh Abdul Qadir Gilani
  • Kitab Sirr al-Asrar wa Mazhar al-Anwar by Shaykh Abdul Qadir Gilani
  • Siffat-ul As-Safwah by Ibn al-Jawzi
  • Al-Kaafi fi fiqh al-Imaam Ahmad bin Hanbal by Ibn Qudamah
  • Al-Mughni by Ibn Qudamah
  • Kitab al-Furu by Ibn Muflih
  • Umdah fil Fiqh by al-Bahūtī

Seerah (Prophetic biography)

Sallallahu ‘Alaihi Wa Salam

  • Seerat Rasul Allah Sallallahu ‘Alaihi Wa Salam by Ibn Ishaq
  • As-Sirah an-Nabawiyyah by Ibn Hisham
    • Raud al-Unuf by Al Suhayli, a commentary of As-Sirah an-Nabawiyyah
  • Ash-Shama’il An-Nabawiyyah wa Al-Fada’il Al-Mustafawiyyah by Al-Tirmidhi
  • Dala’il al-Nubuwwah by Al-Bayhaqi
  • Kitab al-Miraj by Abu’l-Qasim al-Nisapuri (alleged)
  • Ash-Shifa by Qadi Ayyad
    • Sharh al-Shifa` by Mulla Ali al-Qari, a commentary of Ash-Shifa
  • Zad al-Ma’ad by Ibn Qayyim Al-Jawziyya
  • Al-Sira Al-Nabawiyya (4 Volume Set) by Ibn Kathir
  • Al-Khasais-ul-Kubra by Al-Suyuti
  • Al-Muwahib al-Ladunniyyah by Al-Qastallani
  • Al-Naimat-ul-Kubra Ala al-Alam by Ibn Hajar al-Haytami
  • Madarij-un-Nabuwwah by Shaykh Abdul-Haqq Muhaddith Dehlavi
  • Seerat E Rasool by Shah Waliullah Dehlawi
  • Seerat e Badr-ud-Duja by Maulana Syed Shahabuddin Salfi Firdausi

History books

  • Futuh Ash-Shaam by Al-Waqidi (d.823 AD)
  • Kitab al-Tarikh wa al-Maghazi by Al-Waqidi (d.823 AD)
  • Kitab Ma’rifat al-Sahaba by Al-Madini (d.849 AD)
  • The Great History by Muhammad al-Bukhari (d.870 AD)
  • Al-Imama wa al-Siyasa by Ibn Qutaybah (d.889 AD)
  • Fath al-Buldan by Ahmad ibn Yahya al-Baladhuri (d.892 AD)
  • Genealogies of the Nobles by Ahmad Ibn Yahya al-Baladhuri (d.892 AD)
  • History of the Prophets and Kings or Tarikh-E-Tabari by Muhammad ibn Jarir al-Tabari (d.923 AD)
  • Tarikh E Masoodi by Al-Masudi (d.956 AD)
  • Tabaqat al-Hanabilah by Al-Qadi Abu Ya’la (d.1066 AD) and Ibn Rajab al-Hanbali (d.1393 AD)
  • Tarikh-e-Baghdad by Al-Khatib al-Baghdadi (d.1071 AD)
  • The Comprehensive Compilation of the Names of the Prophet’s Companions by Ibn Abd-al-Barr (d.1071 AD)
  • Tareekh-e-Damishq by Ibn `Asakir (d.1176 AD)
  • Al-Kamal fi Asma’ al-Rijal by Abd al-Ghani al-Maqdisi (d.1203 AD)
  • Chach Nama by Kazi Ismail al-Thakafi & Ali bin Ḥamid bin Abi Bakr Kufi (written in 1226 AD)
  • Mu’jam Al-Buldan by Yaqut al-Hamawi (d.1229 AD)
  • The Complete History by Ali ibn al-Athir (d.1233 AD)
  • Usdul Gabbah Fi Marifat Us Sahaba by Ali ibn al-Athir (d.1233 AD)
  • Tabaqat-i Nasiri by Minhaj-i-Siraj (written in 1260 AD)
  • Minah al-madh by Fatḥ al-Din Ibn Sayyid al-Nās (d.1334 AD)
  • Wikisource-logo.svgSiyar a`lam al-nubala’. by Al-Dhahabi (d.1348 AD)
  • al-Bidayah wa al-Nihayah or Tarikh ibn Kathir by Ibn Kathir (d.1373 AD)
  • Qisas Al-Anbiya by Ibn Kathir (d.1373 AD)
  • Muqaddimah by Ibn Khaldun (d.1406 AD)
  • Tahdhib al-Tahdhib by Ibn Hajar al-‘Asqalani (d.1449 AD)
  • History of the Caliphs by Al-Suyuti (d.1505 AD)
  • Wafa al-Wafa by Ali ibn Ahmad al-Samhudi (d.1533 AD)
  • Tarikh-i Firishta by Muhammad Qasim Firishta (d.1620 AD)
  • Sirat al-Halbiya by Ali Ibn Burhan-ud-din Halbi (d.1635 AD)
  • Tariqh-e Haqqi by Shaykh Abdul-Haqq Muhaddith Dehlavi (d.1642 AD)
  • Al Insaf fi Bayan Asbab Al Iktikaaf by Shah Waliullah Dehlawi (d.1762 AD)
  • Sirush Shahadhathayn by Shah Abdul Aziz (d.1824 AD)
  • Al-Farooq by Shibli Nomani (d.1914 AD)
  • Ma’alim fi al-Tariq by Sayyid Qutb (d.1966 AD)
  • Al-Fitna al-Kubra by Taha Hussein (d.1973 AD)
  • Tarikh Dawat O Azimat by Abul Hasan Ali Hasani Nadwi (d.1999 AD)

Tazkiah

Dhikr

  • Al-Da`awat al-Kabir by Al-Bayhaqi
  • Al-Zuhd al-Kabir by Al-Bayhaqi
  • al-Wabil al-Sayyib by Ibn Qayyim Al-Jawziyya
  • Dala’il al-Khayrat by Muhammad al-Jazuli

Adab

  • Tanbih al-Mughtarin by Al-Sha’rani
  • Minhaj ul Muslimeen by Syed Masood Ahmad

Islamic ethics and philosophy

  • Kimiya-yi sa’ādat by Al-Ghazali

Critique

Shi’a

  • Al-Awasim min al-Qawasim by Abu Bakr ibn al-Arabi
  • Al-Sawa’iq al-Muhriqah by Ibn Hajar al-Haytami
  • Taufa Ithna Ashari by Shah Abdul Aziz
  • Ayat-e-Bayyinat by Mohsin-ul-Mulk

Ahmadiyya

  • Saif e Chishtiyai[9] by Peer Meher Ali Shah
  • Aqaʼid-i Mirza (Beliefs of Mirza) by Sanaullah Amritsari
  • Finality of the Prophethood by Muhammad Shafi Deobandi
  • Mirza And Yalesh[10] by Fuad Al-Attar[11]

Ikhtilaf

  • Habib al-Siyar by Muhammad Khwandamir

Avicenna

  • The Incoherence of the Philosophers by Al-Ghazali

Islamic economics

  • The Economic System In Islam by Taqiuddin al-Nabhani
  • An Introduction to Islamic Finance — Mufti Muhammad Taqi Usmani[12]
  • Our Socio-Economic Order — Mufti Muhammad Taqi Usmani[13]
  • Present Financial Crisis Causes & Remedies — Mufti Muhammad Taqi Usmani[14]
  • The Historic Judgment on Interest — Mufti Muhammad Taqi Usmani[15]

Political Islam

  • Kitab al-Kharaj by Imam Abu Yusuf
  • Zakhira ul-Maluk by Sayyid Ali Hamadani
  • Siyasat e sharaiya by Ibn Taymiyyah
  • Hujjat al-Balagha by Shah Waliullah Dehlawi
  • Fi Zilal Al-Quran by Sayyid Qutb

References

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