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On one occasion, Imaam Abu Dawood (rahimahullah) was aboard a ship when he heard a person on the shore sneeze and recite the sunnah du‘aa saying, “Alhamdulillah”.

On hearing the person sneeze and recite the sunnah du‘aa “Alhamdulillah”, Imaam Abu Dawood (rahimahullah) immediately hired a small boat, for the fee of one dirham (silver coin), and requested to be taken from the ship to the shore. When he arrived at the shore, he went to the person who had sneezed and replied to his sneeze in the sunnah manner by saying, “Yarhamukallah”, and thereafter returned to the ship. 

Name: The name of Imaam Abu Dawood (rahimahullah) was Sulaimaan bin Ash’ath bin Ishaaq bin Basheer bin Shaddaad bin Amr bin Imraan. However, he was well known by the title “Abu Dawood”. (Wafayaat-ul-A’yaan 2/404)

Haafiz Ibnul Hajar Asqalaani (rahimahullah) has mentioned that according to some reports, Imraan, the forefather of Imaam Abu Dawood (rahimahullah), had participated in the Battle of Siffeen. He was in the army of Hazrat Ali (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) and he was blessed with martyrdom in this battle. (Tahzeeb-ut-Tahzeeb 4/169)

Birth: 202 AH (Siyar A’laamin Nubalaa 13/204)

Monday, 14 February 2022 16:28

The Demise of Imaam Muslim (rahimahullah) – Part Seven

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Imaam Muslim (rahimahullah) passed away in the month of Rajab in the year 261 AH. At the time of his demise, he was either 55 or 57 years old (based on the two different reports regarding the year in which he was born).

Regarding the cause of the demise of Imaam Muslim (rahimahullah), Ahmed bin Salamah has reported the following incident:

On one occasion, Imaam Muslim (rahimahullah) held a gathering to discuss Hadith. Thereafter, while they were discussing Hadith, a certain person quoted a Hadith which Imaam Muslim (rahimahullah) did not have knowledge of. This filled Imaam Muslim (rahimahullah) with concern and he thus wished to locate the Hadith.

Allah Ta‘ala had blessed Imaam Muslim (rahimahullah) with many illustrious Ustaads, the likes of Imaam Ahmed bin Hambal (rahimahullah), Ishaaq bin Raahwayh (rahimahullah), Abdullah bin Maslamah Qa’nabi (rahimahullah), Qutaibah bin Sa’eed (rahimahullah),Yahya bin Ma’een (rahimahullah), Abu Zur’ah (rahimahullah), etc. (Siyar A’laamin Nubalaa 12/561)

The Muhadditheen explain that from all the ustaads whom Imaam Muslim (rahimahullah) had benefited from, it was Imaam Bukhaari (rahimahullah) who had played a significant role in molding him into the great Imaam that he became. Hence, the illustrious Muhaddith, Imaam Daaraqutni (rahimahullah), says, “If it was not for Imaam Bukhaari (rahimahullah), Imaam Muslim would have not treaded the path of Hadith.” (Sharh-u-Sharh-i-Nuhkbatil Fikar pg. 280)

Sunday, 16 January 2022 09:47

The Status of Saheeh Muslim – Part Four

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There is consensus of the Ulama that the Saheeh of Imaam Muslim (rahimahullah) and the Saheeh of Imaam Bukhaari (rahimahullah) are the two most authentic kitaabs after the Qur’aan Majeed. From the two, the Saheeh of Imaam Bukhaari (rahimahullah) is regarded as more authentic and holds a higher rank. (Tadreeb-ur-Raawi 1/96)

Imaam Muslim (rahimahullah) mentioned, “I presented this kitaab of mine (Saheeh Muslim) to Imaam Abu Zur’ah (rahimahullah). Every Hadith in this kitaab, in which he found some weakness and showed me some problem – I left it out and did not include it in the kitaab, and every Hadith regarding which he said, ‘It is saheeh (authentic), and there is no weakness in it,’ – then these are the Ahaadith which I kept in my kitaab.” (Siyar A’laamin Nubalaa 12/568)

Sunday, 05 December 2021 17:37

The Saheeh of Imaam Muslim (rahimahullah) – Part Two

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Allah Ta‘ala had blessed Imaam Muslim (rahimahullah) to author many different kitaabs. Some Ulama have listed approximately thirty-five kitaabs which Imaam Muslim (rahimahullah) wrote during his life. (Al-Imaam Muslim – Saahib-ul-Musnad Al-Saheeh pg. 121-142)

From all the kitaabs which Imaam Muslim (rahimahullah) had compiled, his compilation known as ‘Saheeh Muslim’ is most well-known, and has received universal acceptance.

Sunday, 28 November 2021 09:20

Imaam Muslim (rahimahullah) – Introduction – Part One

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Name: Muslim bin Hajjaaj bin Muslim bin Ward bin Kooshaaz (rahimahullah)

Kunyah (filial title): Abul Husain


There are different views reported regarding the year in which Imaam Muslim (rahimahullah) was born. Some Ulama say that he was born in the year 204 AH, while other Ulama say that he was born in the year 206 AH.

According to ‘Allaamah Ibnu Katheer (rahimahullah), Imaam Muslim (rahimahullah) was born in the year 204 AH. (Al-Bidaayah wan-Nihaayah 14/556)

According to Haafiz Ibnus Salaah (rahimahullah), Imaam Muslim (rahimahullah) was born in the year 206 AH. This view of Haafiz Ibnus Salaah (rahimahullah) has been reported by ‘Allaamah Ibnu Khallikaan (rahimahullah). This view has also been preferred by Haafiz Ibnul Atheer (rahimahullah). (Wafayaat-ul-A’yaan 5/195 and Muqaddimah Fat-hul Mulhim 1/210)

Imaam Bukhaari (rahimahullah) passed away on the night of Eid-ul-Fitr in the year 256 AH. That year, Eid-ul-Fitr fell on a Saturday, and hence Imaam Bukhaari (rahimahullah) passed away the previous night. He was buried on the day of eid, after the zuhr salaah, and he was sixty-two years old at the time of his demise.

Abu Zaid Al-Marwazi (rahimahullah) was a great Shaafi’ee faqeeh and Muhaddith. He was the ustaad of many eminent Muhadditheen, the likes of Imaam Daaraqutni (rahimahullah).

It is reported that initially, he had not studied the Saheeh of Imaam Bukhaari (rahimahullah). However, he thereafter studied Saheeh Bukhaari under Imaam Farabri (rahimahullah), the student of Imaam Bukhaari (rahimahullah), until he became one of the main narrators of the Saheeh Bukhaari from Imaam Farabri (rahimahullah).

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