The Info List - Musannaf Of Abd Al-Razzaq

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The Musannaf
of Abd al-Razzaq is a very early book of Hadith
that was collected by ‘Abd ar-Razzaq as-San‘ani. It not only contains a huge number of hadith attributed directly to Muhammad, but also from the Sahaba
and early Muslim scholars. The title roughly means "The Categorized", which suggests the nature of this hadith collection, as it is arranged according to categories of Fiqh.[1]


1 History behind this Book 2 Sources 3 Reliability 4 Notes

History behind this Book[edit] The book of Hafiz Al-San'ani, Musannaf
of Abd al-Razzaq was lost and mixed up with other books, and could not be differentiated for almost 1100 years until it was arranged and edited by the Indian Scholar Maulana Habib al-Rahman al-Azmi. Maulana Habib al-Rahman who has worked on numerous books of Ahadith was famous for his vast knowledge of the hadith. It took him almost 20 years to complete this historical work and it was published in Beirut. Sources[edit] The hadith in the Musannaf
come mainly from three people: Ma'mar Ibn Rashid (d. AD 770), Ibn Jurayj, and Sufyan al-Thawri. There are also relatively small numbers of hadith from Sufyan Ibn 'Uyayna, Abu Hanifa, and Malik Ibn Anas
Malik Ibn Anas
among a large number of other people. Most of them are said to have been compilers of hadith books in their own right. Reliability[edit] An article by Harald Motzki appeared in the Journal of Near Eastern Studies that mentioned the Musannaf
of `Abd al-Razzaq al-San`ani as a source of authentic ahadith of the first century AH. The conclusion of the author was, "While studying the Musannaf
of `Abd al-Razzaq, I came to the conclusion that the theory championed by Goldziher, Schacht, and in their footsteps, many others – myself included – which in general, reject hadith literature as a historically reliable sources for the first century AH, deprives the historical study of early Islam of an important and a useful type of source."[2] Notes[edit]

^ "Scholar of Renown: Abd Al-Razzaq Al-Sanaani, Adil Salahi". Aljazeerah.info. Retrieved 2010-06-13.  ^ Motzki, H.; "The Musannaf
Of `Abd al-Razzaq Al-San`ani As A Source of Authentic Ahadith of The First Century A.H.", Journal of Near Eastern Studies, 1991, Volume 50, p. 21.

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Sunni hadith literature

Kutub al-Sittah

Sahih al-Bukhari Sahih Muslim Sunan an-Nasa'i al-Sughra Sunan Abu Dawood Sunan al-Tirmidhi Sunan ibn Majah

Primary collections

Sahifah Hammam ibn Munabbih Musannaf
ibn Jurayj Al-Muwatta The Musannaf
of Abd al-Razzaq Musnad Ahmad ibn Hanbal Sunan al-Darimi Sahih Ibn Khuzaymah Sahih Ibn Hibbaan Al-Mustadrak alaa al-Sahihain Mawdu'at al-Kubra Tahdhib al-Athar

Secondary collections

Riyadh as-Saaliheen Masabih al-Sunnah Mishkat al-Masabih Majma al-Zawa'id Bulugh al-Maram Kanz al-Ummal


Sahih Musnad Collections of fabricated hadith Musannaf Al-Zawa'id


Fath al-Bari
Fath al-Bari
(explanation of Sahih al-Bukhari)

terminology and study

Muqaddimah ibn al-Salah fi 'Ulum al-Hadith The Interpretation of Conflicting Narrations

Biographical evaluation

al-Tarikh al-Kabir Al-Kamal