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Sahih Muslim
Sahih Muslim
(Arabic: 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
Sunni
Islam.[1] It is highly acclaimed by Sunni
Sunni
Muslims[2] as well as Zaidi Shia Muslims.[citation needed] and considered the second most authentic hadith collection after Sahih al-Bukhari. It was collected by Muslim ibn al-Hajjaj, also known as Imam Muslim.[3] Its authenticity has sometimes been questioned due to the fact that it was written over 250 years after the Islamic
Islamic
Prophet, Muhammed. Regardless of this, Sunni Muslims believe it to be genuine and authentic. Sahih Muslim, together with Sahih al-Bukhari
Sahih al-Bukhari
is termed as Sahihayn.

Contents

1 Collection 2 Views 3 Distinctive features 4 Commentaries and translations 5 See also 6 References 7 Further reading and videos

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Collections

Sunni1

Kutub Al-Sittah ("The Six Books")

Sahih Bukhari صحيح البخاري

Sahih Muslim صحيح مسلم

Al-Sunan Al-Sughra السنن الصغرى

Sunan Abu Dawood سنن أبي داود

Sunan al-Tirmidhi جامع الترمذي

Sunan ibn Maja سُنن ابن ماجه

Others

Muwatta Imam Malik

Musnad Ahmad Ibn Hanbal

Sunan Al-Darimi

Shama'il Muhammadiyah (Shamaail Tirmidhi)

Sahih Ibn Khuzaymah

Ṣaḥīḥ Ibn Ḥibbān

Al-Mustadrak a. Al-Ṣaḥīḥaīn

Al-Mawdū'āt Al-Kubrā

Rīaḍ As-Ṣāliḥīn

Mishkat Al-Masabih

Talkhis Al-Mustadrak

Majma Al-Zawa'id

Bulugh Al-Maram

Kanz al-Ummal

Zujajat al-Masabih

Muntakhab Ahadith

Shi'ah

Al-Kutub Al-Arb'ah ("The Four Books")

Kitab Al-Kafi الكتاب الكافي

Man La Yahduruhu Al-Faqih

من لا يحضره الفقيه

Tahdhib Al-Ahkam تهذیب الاحکام

Al-Istibsar الاستبصار

Others

Nahj Al-Balagha

Book
Book
of Sulaym Ibn Qays

Al-Sahifa Al-Sajjadiyya

Al-Risalah al-Huquq

Sahifah of al-Ridha

Al-Risalah al-Dhahabiah

Daim al-Islam

Uyun al Akhbar ar Reda

Bihar Al-Anwar

Wasā'il Al-Shīʿah

Haqq al-Yaqeen

Ain Al-Hayat

Al-Ghadir

Ibadi

Jami Sahih Tartib al-Musnad

1 - Books also revered by Ahmadis

Related topics

Jihad in Hadith Ahl al-Hadith

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The collector of the Sahih Muslim, Muslim ibn al-Hajjaj, was born into a Persian family in 204 AH (817/18 CE) in Nishapur
Nishapur
(in modern-day Iran) and died in 261 AH (874/75 CE) in the city of his birth. He traveled widely to gather his collection of ahadith (plural of hadith), including to areas now in Iraq, the Arabian Peninsula, Syria
Syria
and Egypt. Out of 300,000 hadith which he evaluated, approximately 4,000 were extracted for inclusion into his collection based on stringent acceptance criteria. Each report in his collection was checked and the veracity of the chain of reporters was painstakingly established.[citation needed] Sunni
Sunni
Muslims consider it the second most authentic hadith collection, after Sahih al-Bukhari. Sahih Muslim is divided into 43 books, containing a total of 9200 narrations. However, it is important to realize that Muslim ibn al-Hajjaj
Muslim ibn al-Hajjaj
never claimed to collect all authentic traditions as his goal was to collect only traditions that all Muslims should agree on about accuracy. According to Munthiri, there are a total of 2,200 hadiths (without repetition) in Sahih Muslim. According to Muhammad Amin,[4] there are 1,400 authentic hadiths that are reported in other books, mainly the six major hadith collections. Views[edit] Many Muslims regard this collection as the second most authentic of the six major hadith collections,[5] containing only sahih hadith, an honor it shares only with Sahih al-Bukhari, both being referred to as the Two Sahihs. Shia Muslims (and some Sunnis) dismiss some of its contents as fabrications or untrustworthy due to the questionable reliability of some narrators.[citation needed] Despite the book's high stature, and the consensus of scholars on that it is the second most valid categorized book of Hadith, after Sahih al-Bukhari, it is agreed upon that this does not mean that every element in it is true, in comparison to other Hadith
Hadith
books, but means that the book as a whole is valid. Such as the preference of Sahih al-Bukhari to Sahih Muslim, which does not mean that every Hadith
Hadith
in Sahih al-Bukhari
Sahih al-Bukhari
is more valid than every Hadith
Hadith
in Sahih Muslim, but that the total of what is contained Sahih al-Bukhari
Sahih al-Bukhari
is more valid than the total of what is contained in Sahih Muslim, and likewise, the validity of a certain Hadith
Hadith
form the two books of Hadith, over Hadith from other Sahih books, can not be inferred except after the correctness of that particular Hadith
Hadith
is shown.[6] Distinctive features[edit]

Sahih Muslim
Sahih Muslim
Cover

Amin Ahsan Islahi, the noted Islamic
Islamic
scholar, has summarized some unique features of Sahih Muslim:[7]

Muslim ibn al-Hajjaj
Muslim ibn al-Hajjaj
recorded only such narratives as were reported by two reliable successors from two Sahabah
Sahabah
(Companions of Muhammad) which subsequently travelled through two independent unbroken isnāds consisting of sound narrators. Muhammad al-Bukhari
Muhammad al-Bukhari
has not followed such a strict criterion. Scientific arrangement of themes and chapters. The author, for example, selects a proper place for the narrative and, next to it, puts all its versions. Muhammad al-Bukhari
Muhammad al-Bukhari
has not followed this method (he scatters different versions of a narrative and the related material in different chapters). Consequently, in the exercise of understanding ahādīth. Sahīh of Muslim ibn al-Hajjaj
Muslim ibn al-Hajjaj
offers the best material to the students. Muslim ibn al-Hajjaj
Muslim ibn al-Hajjaj
informs us whose wordings among the narrators he has used. For example, he says: haddathanā fulān wa fulān wallafz lifulān (A and B has narrated this hadīth to us and the wording used here is by A). Similarly he mentions whether, in a particular hadīth, the narrators have differed over the wordings even over a single letter of zero semantic significance. He also informs the readers if narrators have differed over a specific quality, surname, relation or any other fact about a narrator in the chain.

Commentaries and translations[edit] Further information: Sharh Sahih Muslim

Siyanah Sahih Muslim
Sahih Muslim
by Ibn al-Salah, of which only the beginning segment remains Al Minhaj Be Sharh Sahih Muslim
Sahih Muslim
by Al-Nawawi. Fath al-Mulhim by Shabbir Ahmad Usmani. Takmilat Fath al-Mulhim by Muhammad Taqi Usmani. Summarized Sahih Muslim
Sahih Muslim
by Abd-al-Hamid Siddiqui. The text is used in the USC-MSA Compendium of Muslim Texts. Sharh Sahih Muslim
Sahih Muslim
by Allama Ghulam Rasool Saeedi Tafsir al-gharib ma fi al-Sahihayn by Al-Humaydī

Translations of commentaries of Sahih Muslims are available in numerous languages including English, Urdu, Bangla, Tamil, and Bosnian.[8]

Book: Hadith Book: Islam

See also[edit]

Kutub al-Sittah

Sahih al-Bukhari Jami al-Tirmidhi Sunan al-Sughra Either: Sunan ibn Majah, Muwatta Malik

References[edit]

^ " Sahih Muslim
Sahih Muslim
(7 Vol. Set)". 05 September 2015. Archived from the original on 1 June 2009.  ^ A.C. Brown, Jonathan (2014). Misquoting Muhammad: The Challenge and Choices of Interpreting the Prophet's Legacy. Oneworld Publications. p. 257. ISBN 978-1780744209. [...] the Sahihayn, the two authentic Hadith
Hadith
compilations of Bukhari and Muslim bin Hajjaj that Sunni Islam
Sunni Islam
has long declared the most reliable books after the Qur'an.  ^ islamic-dictionary retrieved 10:06, 26 April 2010 ^ The number of authentic hadiths (Arabic), Muhammad Amin, retrieved May 22, 2006 ^ Various Issues About Hadiths ^ د. محمد عبد الرحمن الطوالبة. الإمام مسلم ومنهجه في صحيحه. 1. دار عمار. p. 132.  ^ Mabadi Tadabbur-i-Hadith, Amin Ahsan Islahi, 1989 ^ Australian Islamic
Islamic
Library

Further reading and videos[edit]

http://sunnah.com/muslim https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=66a9EKs0cu0 Life of Imam Muslim
Imam Muslim
by Navaid Aziz https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PsMxmp3GSjY

Arabic
Arabic
Wikisource
Wikisource
has original text related to this article: Sahih Muslim

English translation with Arabic
Arabic
text English translation English translation with Arabic
Arabic
text pdf books English Translation of the Introduction to Sahih Muslim English translation with Arabic
Arabic
text English translation from Center for Muslim-Jewish Engagement

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Sunni
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
Musannaf
ibn Jurayj Al-Muwatta The Musannaf
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

Types

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

Commentaries

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

Hadith
Hadith
terminology and study

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

Biographical evaluation

al-Tarikh al-Kabir Al-Kamal

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