01. Al-Adab Al-Mufrad Al-Bukhari by Imam Al-Bukhari [download]
A Code for Everyday Living : The Examples of the Early Muslims
02. Bulugh Al-Maram Min Adillat Al-Ahkam by Imam Ibn Hajr [download]
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”
03. Sahih Muslim by Imam Muslim bin Al-Hajjaj [download]
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.
04. An-Nawawi’s Forty Hadith by Imam An-Nawawi [download]
The most famous collection of 40 hadiths of all time is the one collected by Imam Abu Zakariyyah Muhyuddeen Yahya ibnSharaf An-Nawawi who died in AH 676. The collection is known as Al-Arba`ain An-Nawawiah or An-Nawawi’s 40 Hadiths.
05. 110 Hadith Qudsi by Syed Masudul-Hasan [download]
This book is a collection of Ahadith Qudsi relating to the important aspects of daily life so that the readers may get benefited from it for the success in this life as well as the hereafter. Original text of the Ahadith in the Arabic language is also given with the English meaning because the translations do not convey the meanings of the original language.
06. The Compilation Of Hadith by Abdul Ghaffar Hassan [download]
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.
07. Foundation Of The Sunnah by Imam Ahmed Ibn Hanbal [download]
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
08. An Introduction To The Sciences Of Hadith by Suhayb Hasan [download]
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.
09. Rules Governing The Criticism Of Hadith by Dr Mahmoud At-Tahhaan [download]
A summarised text detailing the rules governing the Criticism of Hadeeth. From its introduction -’A hadith (pl. ahadith) is composed of two parts: the matn (text) and the isnad (chain of reporters). A text may seem to be logical and reasonable but it needs an authentic isnad with reliable reporters to be acceptable; ‘Abdullah b. al-Mubarak (d. 181 AH) is reported to have said, “The isnad is part of the religion: had it not been for the isnad, whoever wished to would have said whatever he liked.” During the lifetime of the Prophet (SAS) and after his death, his Companions (Sahabah) used to refer to him when quoting his sayings.
10. The Sixty Sultaniyya by Abu Luqman Fathullah [download]
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.
11. A Collection Of Wise Sayings [ Al-Fawaid ] by Ibn Qayyim Al-Jawziyyah [download]
A Collection Of Wise Sayings (Al-Fawaid): is one of the well-known compilations of Imam Ibn Qayyim Al-Jawziyyah (may Allah have mercy upon him). This book consists of the elevated thoughts that Allah bestows upon some of His servants as He wills. So whenever any of these scattered pearls of wisdom occurred to the Imam, he would immediately record them.
12. Nukhbat Al-Fikr by Ibn Hajar Al-Asqalani [download]
The classic work on Usool al-Hadith by the al-Hafidh Ibn Hajr al-Asqalani. An essential title for anyone serisously interested in learning about Hadith, their chains of tranmission, narrators, and classfications.