List of hadith collections

The following is a list of Hadīth collections, which are sources that contain the sayings, acts or tacit approvals, validly or invalidly, ascribed to the Islamic prophet Muhammad, and collected by Muhaddiths.

Sunni collectionsEdit

  1. Sahih al-Bukhari
  2. Sahih Muslim
  3. Sunan Abu Dawood
  4. Sunan al-Tirmizhi
  5. Sunan al-Nasa'i
  6. Sunan ibn Majah
  • Other Primary/Major Collections (Primary Hadith books are those books which are collected and written by author or their students themselves).
  1. Muwatta Imam Malik
  2. Kitaab-ul-Aathaar
  3. Sunan ad-Darimi
  4. Musnad Ahmad ibn Hanbal
  5. Saheeh Ibn Khuzaymah
  6. Sahih Ibn Hibban
  7. Al-Mustadrak alaa al-Sahihain of Imam Hakim (Talkhis al-Mustadrak)
  8. Al-Mu'jam al-Kabir of Al-Tabarani
  9. Al-Mu'jam al-Awsat of Al-Tabarani
  10. Al-Mu'jam as-Saghir of Al-Tabarani
  11. Musnad al Tayalisi
  12. Musnad Abu Awaanah
  13. Musannaf Ibn Abi Shaybah
  14. Musannaf of Abd al-Razzaq
  15. Al-Adab al-Mufrad
  16. Sunan al-Bayhaqi
  17. Shuab ul Iman
  18. Shama'il Muhammadiyah (Shamaail Tirmidhi)
  19. Musannaf ibn Jurayj
  20. Sunan al-Kubra lil Nasa'i
  21. Sahifah Hammam ibn Munabbih
  22. Tahdhib al-Athar
  23. Musnad Imam ul A’zam
  24. Musnad al-Shafi'i
  25. Musnad al-Siraj
  26. Musnad al-Firdous
  27. Musnad Abu Ya'la
  28. Sunan Sa'id ibn Mansur
  29. Khasais of Amir Al Momenin
  30. Sunan Dar Al-Qutni
  31. Musnad Humaidi Imam Al-Humaydi
  32. Musnad Ishaq Ibn Rahwayh
  33. Musnad al-Bazzar
  34. Sunan al-Wusta
  • Secondary books of Hadiths (Secondary Hadith books are those books which have been selected, compiled and collated from the Primary Hadith books and are not original collections.)
  1. At-Targhib wat-Tarhib
  2. Mishkat al-Masabih
  3. Masabih al-Sunnah
  4. Riyadh al-Saaliheen (The Meadows of the Righteous)
  5. Bulugh al-Maram (Achievement of the Goal)
  6. Majma al-Zawa'id
  7. Kanz al-Ummal
  8. Zujajat al-Masabih
  9. Al-Mawdū'āt Al-Kubrā (A Great Collection of Fabricated Traditions)
  10. Jami'al Ahadith of Shaykh al-Islam Ala Hazrat Imam-e-Ahle Sunnat Imam Ahmed Raza Khan
  11. Al-Minhaj-us-Sawi Min Al-Hadith An-Nabavi of Shaykh al-Islam Dr. Muhammad Tahir-ul-Qadri
  12. Hidayat-ul-Ummah Ala Minhaj-ul-Quran Was Sunnah of Shaykh al-Islam Dr. Muhammad Tahir-ul-Qadri
  13. Ma'arij-us-Sunan Lin Najat Min Az Zalal Wal Fitan of Shaykh al-Islam Dr. Muhammad Tahir-ul-Qadri
  14. Jami' as-Sahih of Muqbil bin Hadi al-Wadi'i
  15. Muntakhab Ahadith

Shia collectionsEdit

  1. Kitab al-Kafi of Kulayni (divided into Usul al-Kafi, Furu al-Kafi and Rawdat al-Kafi)
  2. Man La Yahduruhu al-Faqih of Shaikh Saduq
  3. Tahdhib al-Ahkam of Shaikh Tusi
  4. Al-Istibsar of Shaikh Tusi
  • Primary Hadith Collection (Primary Hadith books are those books which are collected, compiled and written by author or their students themselves).
  1. The Book of Sulaym ibn Qays by Sulaym ibn Qays
  2. Kitab ul Momin by Hussain bin Saeed Ahwazi
  3. Al-Mahasin by Ahmad b. Muhammad al-Barqi
  4. Qurb al-isnad by Abd Allah b. Ja'far al-Himyari
  5. Al-Amali of Shaikh Tusi
  6. Al-Amali of Shaikh Saduq
  7. Al-Tawhid of Shaikh Saduq
  8. Uyoun Akhbar al-Ridha by Shaykh Saduq
  9. Tuhaf al-Uqul by Ibn Shu'ba Harrani
  10. Al-Amali of Shaikh Mufid
  11. Al-Amali of Al-Sharif al-Murtada
  12. Nahj al-Balaghah by Al-Sharif al-Radi
  13. Khasais of Al Aemmah by Al-Sharif al-Radi
  14. Daim al-Islam by Al-Qadi al-Nu'man
  15. Al-Ihtijaj by Abu Mansur Ahmad Tabrisi
  16. Kamil al-Ziyarat by Ibn Qulawayh
  17. Al Saqib Fi al-Manâqib by Ibn Hamaza Tusi
  18. Basâ'ir al-darajât by Sheikh Al-Safar al-Qummi
  1. Tafseer Quran by Imam Ali
  2. Book of Fatimah by Bibi Fatimah
  3. Al-Sahifa al-Sajjadiyya by Ali ibn Husayn Zayn al-Abidin
  4. Risalah al-Huquq by Ali ibn Husayn Zayn al-Abidin
  5. Sahifat al-Ridha by Ali al-Ridha
  6. Al-Risalah al-Dhahabiah by Ali al-Ridha
  7. Tafseer Imam Hasan Askari [Wikidata] by Imam Hasan al-Askari (Doubts about Authenticity)


  • Secondary books of Hadiths (Secondary Hadith books are those books which are not collected, compiled and written by author himself but rather they are selected from already existing Hadith books i.e Primary Hadith books)
  1. Al-Wafi by Mohsen Fayz Kashani
  2. Wasā'il al-Shīʿa by Shaikh al-Hur al-Aamili
  3. Bihar al-Anwar by Allama Majlesi
  4. Haq ul-Yaqeen by Allama Majlisi
  5. Ayn al-Hayat by Allama Majlisi
  6. Ghurar al-Hikam wa Durar al-Kalim by Abdul Wahid al-Tamimi
  7. Mustadrak al-wasa'il by Mirza Husain Noori Tabarsi
  8. Safinat al-bihar by Shaykh Abbas Qumi
  9. Mustadrak safinat al-bihar by Shaykh 'Ali Namazi
  10. Jami' ahadith al-Shi'a by Hossein Borujerdi
  11. Nahj-al feṣāḥa by Abul Qasem Payandeh
  12. Mizan Al Hikma [Wikidata] by Mohammad Reyshahri
  13. Kitab Al-Hayat [Wikidata] by Muhammad Rida Hakimi

Ibadi collectionsEdit

See alsoEdit