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Sunan of Ibn Majah being one of the the Six Books (Kutub Sittah), popularly known as the Sound Six and considered the last of them.


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As-Sunan by Imam Ibn Majah



Muhammad Ibn Yazeed Ibn Abdullaah Ibn Maajah al-Qazweenee popularly known as Ibn Majah is author of the book Sunan Ibn majah. He was born in 209H in Qazween , it is Qazvin province of modern day Iran. He traveled to khurasan, Iraq, Hijaz and Sham and attended gathering of hadith scholors. He died on the 22nd of Ramadhaan 273H. He was 64 years old. His brother Abu Bakr led the funeral prayer. His other brother Abu Abdullaah and Imaam Ibn Maajah's son Abdullaah Ibn Muhammad Ibn Yazeed buried him.



Sunan Ibn Majah began to be included in the Six Books by the end of the fifth century AH. Since then, in every succeeding age, it kept on growing value and importance. With respect to soundness and strength, Sunan Ad Darimi, Sunan Ad-Daraqutni and other books of Sunan were superior to Sunan Ibn Majah but they did not gain popularity like Sunan Ibn Majah. It is to be noted that Sunan is a technical term used by scholars of Had sciences to denote a book of Ahadith relating to legal rulings, from the Chapters of Purification down to the Chapter on Wills in the same order as followed in books of Islamic jurisprudence.


Number of ahadeeth

It contains 4,341 total hadeeth, divided into 33 books.



Hafiz Ibn Hajar termed the book Jami' Jaiyid (a good, comprehensive Hadith collection).




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