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A Code for Everyday Living : The Examples of the Early Muslims



This book is a translation of the introduction to the Urdu booklet “Intikhaab-e- Hadeeth” (The Compilation of Hadeeth) of Shaykh Abdul Ghaffar Hassan Rehmaanee. In this treatise Shaykh Abdul Ghaffar Hassan deals with the topic of the compilation of hadeeth. The Shaykh explains various issues related to the preservation and compilation of hadeeth, including the method of preservation, the periods of compilation of hadeeth and the first books of hadeeth. The Shaykh goes onto explain the different sciences of hadeeth that were developed to preserve and explain the ahaadeeth and other books written on various subjects over the centuries. May Allaah reward the Shaykh for this booklet explaining the compilation of hadeeth.



Attainment of the Objective According to Evidence of the Ordinances (Al-Hafiz Ibn Hajar al-Asqalani) with Brief Notes from the Book “Subul us-Salam”



This is the second treatise in the collection The Beliefs of the Pious Predecessors and the People of Hadeeth. The Author present it to the respected readers after Allah has ennobled him by making him concerned with it and by checking and verifying the ahaadeeth mentioned therein, (all) by the bounty of Allah, the Exalted



Yahiya ibn Sharaf al-Nawawi (1234–1278) wrote the classic, mainstream Islamic work Riyad-us Saliheen (or Gardens of the Righteous, in English translation), a collection of about 1900 Koranic verses and hadith. After the Koran, it is among the most widely-read book on Islam by Muslims.



After the Qur’an itself, the hadith of the Prophet Muhammad form the most important foundation of Islamic thought. The hadith were accounts — usually brief — of the words and actions of the Prophet. As such, they were subjected to intense scrutiny by generations of Muslim scholars. Better known as the Muqaddimah, Ibn al-Salah (1181-1245) composed this work while serving as the head of the Dar al-Hadith al-Ashrafiya in Damascus, one of the most prestigious institutions for the study of hadith in the Islamic world. Here he provides a complete overview of the science devoted to the study of the words and actions of the Prophet Muhammad, and also a guide to the terminology and techniques of the scholars of hadith as it summarizes most of the previous work on the subject and forms the basis of almost all later activity in the field. The book enjoyed immense popularity and influenced most subsequent writing on the subject.



Imam Muslim bin al-Hajjaj (d. 261AH/875CE) traveled widely to gather his collection of hadith, including to Iraq, Saudi Arabia, Syria, and Egypt. Out of 300,000 hadith which he evaluated, only about 4,000 were included in his collection based on his strict requirements of acceptance.



The Muslims in general believe that the Qur’an has been preserved intact and pure by Allah Himself. But what is often forgotten by many is that this preservation necessarily includes the Sunnah of the Prophet Muhammad (S), the practical example of the implementation of the Qur’an. Hadith is Sunnah in record. How the immense wealth of Hadith literature has been left to us by the Muhaddiths (scholars of Hadith) is an extremely wide, complex study. We publish this short treatise on “the science of Hadith” by the learned Suhaib Hasan with English readers in mind. It is part of our scheme to introduce various aspects of Islam to English readers. May Allah accept it as a good work.



This book is a brief compilation of hadith related to ruling. It is a small selection but it is hoped that it serves to illustrate how central to Islam was its ruling system, and the manner of the just ruler as opposed to the characteristics of the evil one, and the nature of the application of the rule, the role of the Ummah in accounting those in authority, and the painful consequences if this is neglected.


Hadith Role of the Ummah Rules


Muslims believe that Sahih Muslim is the most authentic book of Hadith after Sahih Al-Bukhari. The Muslim Scholars have agreed that all of the Ahadith in Sahih Muslim are authentic.