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Sunan an-Nasa'i is a collection of hadith compiled by Imam Aḥmad an-Nasa'i. His collection is unanimously considered to be one of the six canonical collections of hadith (Kutub as-Sittah) of the Sunnah of the Prophet (May Allah honour Him and grant Him Peace).


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As-Sunan as-Sughra



Ahmad ibn Shu`ayb ibn Ali ibn Sinan Abu `Abd ar-Rahman al-Nasa'i (214 - 303 AH/ 829 - 915 CE), was born in the year 214 A.H in the famous city of Nasa, situated in Western Asia known at that time as Khurasan which was a famous centre for Islamic knowledge where many Ulama were situated and studies in hadith and fiqh was at its peak. He primarily attended the gatherings and circles of knowledge in his town where he specialized in his study of hadith. When he was 20 years old, he started traveling and made his first journey to Qutaibah. He covered the Arabian Peninsula seeking knowledge from the Ulama and Muhadditheen of Iraq, Kufa, Hijaz, Syria and Egypt. Finally he decided to settle in Egypt.


Number of ahadeeth

It contains roughly 5700 hadith (with repetitions) in 52 books.



Some of the commentaries of this book are as follows:

  • Sharh al-Suyuti 'ala Sunan al-Nisa'i written by Imam al-Suyuti  
  • Hashiyat al-Sindi 'ala al-Nisa'i  written by al-Sindi




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