Sahih Muslim
Sahih Muslim
Introduction to Translation of Sahih Muslim
Translator: Abdul Hamid Siddiqui

Sahih Muslim is a collection of sayings and deeds of Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) (also known as the sunnah). The reports of the Prophet's sayings and deeds are called ahadith. Muslim lived a couple of centuries after the Prophet's death and worked extremely hard to collect his ahadith. Each report in his collection was checked for compatibility with the Qur'an, and the veracity of the chain of reporters had to be painstakingly established. Muslim's collection is recognized by the overwhelming majority of the Muslim world to be one of the most authentic collections of the Sunnah of the Prophet (pbuh).

Muslim (full name Abul Husain Muslim bin al -Hajjaj al-Nisapuri) was born in 202 A.H. and died in 261 A.H. He travelled widely to gather his collection of ahadith, including to Iraq, Saudi Arabia, Syria, and Egypt. Out of 300,000 ahadith which he evaluated, only 4,000 approximately (including multiple hadith in a single one i.e. multiple quotations) were extracted for inclusion into his collection based on stringent acceptance criteria. Muslim was a student of Bukhari.

It is important to realize, however, that Muslim's collection is not complete: there are other scholars who worked as Muslim did and collected other authentic reports.

1. Faith (Kitab Al Iman)
2. Purification (Kitab Al-Taharah)
3. Menstruation (Kitab Al-Haid)
4. Prayer (Kitab Al-Salat)
5. Zakat (Kitab Al-Zakat)
6. Fasting (Kitab Al-Sawm)
7. Pilgrimage (Kitab Al-Hajj)
8. Marriage (Kitab Al-Nikah)
9. Divorce (Kitab Al-Talaq)
10. Pertaining To Business Transactions (Kitab Al-Buyu)
11. Pertaining To The Rules Of Inheritance (Kitab Al-Faraid)
12. Gifts (Kitab Al-Hibat)
13. Bequests (Kitab Al-Wasiyya)
14. Vows (Kitab Al-Nadhr)
15. Oaths (Kitab Al-Iman)
16. Pertaining To The Oath, For Establishing The Resposibility Of Murders, Fighting, Requital And Blood-Wit (Kitab Al- Qasama Wal-Muharaba Wal-Qisas Wal-Diyat)
17. Pertaining To Punishments Prescribed By Islam (Kitab Al-Hudud)
18. Pertaining To Judicial Decisions (Kitab Al -Aqdiyya)
19. Jihad And Expedition (Kitab Al-Jihad Wal-Siyar)
20. On Government (Kitab Al-Imara)
21. Games And Animals Which May Be Slaughtered And The Animals That Are To Be Eaten (Kitab-Us-Said Wa'L-Dhaba'Ih Wa Ma Yu'Kalu Min Al-Hayawan)
22. Sacrifices (Kitab Al-Adahi)
23. Drinks (Kitab Al-Ashriba)
24. Pertaining To Clothes And Decoration (Kitab Al-Libas Wa'L-Zinah)
25. On General Behavior (Kitab Al -Adab)
26. On Salutations And Greetings (Kitab As-Salam)
27. Concerning The Use Of Correct Words (Kitab Al-Alfaz Min Al-Adab Wa Ghairiha)
28. Poetry (Kitab Al-Shi'r)
29. Vision (Kitab Al-Ruya)
30. Pertaining To The Excellent Qualities Of The Holy Prophet (May Peace Be Upon Him) And His Companions (Kitab Al- Fada'Il)
31. Pertaining To The Merits Of The Companions (Allah Be Pleased With Them) Of The Holy Prophet (May Peace Be Upon Him)
32. Virtue, Good Manners And Joining Of The Ties Of Relationship (Kitab Al-Birr Wa'S-Salat-I-Wa'L-Adab)
33. Destiny (Kitab-Ul-Qadr)
34. Knowledge (Kitab Al-'Ilm)
35. Pertaining To The Remembrance Of Allah, Supplication, Repentance And Seeking Of Forgiveness (Kitab Al -Dhikr)
36. Heart Melting Traditions (Kitab Al -Riqaq)
37. Pertaining To Repentance And Exhortation Of Repentance (Kitab Al-Tauba)
38. Pertaining To The Charateristics Of The Hypocrites And Command Concerning Them (Kitab Sifat Al-Munafiqin Wa Ahkamihim)
39. Giving Description Of The Day Of Judgement, Paradise And Hell (Kitab Sifat Al-Qiyama Wa'L Janna Wa'N-Nar)
40. Pertaining To Paradise, Its Description, Its Bounties And Its Intimates (Kitab Al -Jannat Wa Sifat Na'Imiha Wa Ahliha)
41. Pertaining To Turmoil And Portents Of The Last Hour (Kitab Al-Fitan Wa Ashrat As-Sa'Ah)
42. Pertaining To Piety And Softening Of Hearts (Kitab Al-Zuhd Wa Al-Raqa'iq)
43. Commentary (Kitab Al-Tafsir)

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