Al-Sunan al-Sughra

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Al-Sunan al-Sughra (Arabic: السنن الصغرى‎), also known as Sunan an-Nasa'i (Arabic: سنن النسائي‎), is one of the Kutub al-Sittah (six major hadiths), and was collected by Al-Nasa'i (214 – 303 AH; c. 829 – 915 CE).[1]

Al-Sunan al-Ṣughrā
Original titleالسنن الصغرى
SeriesKutub al-Sittah
GenreHadith collection


Sunnis regard this collection as the fifth most important of their six major hadith collections.[2]Al-Mujtaba (English: the selected) has about 5,270 hadiths, including repeated narrations, which the author selected from his larger work, As-Sunan al-Kubra. It is considered the most authentic book of hadith (narrations of Prophet Muhammad) after the Sahihayn (Sahih al-Bukhari & Sahih Muslim) by most scholars of hadith.[3]


Sunan an-Nasa'i contains the fewest da‘eef (weak) hadiths among the six books after the Saheehain (Sahih al-Bukhari & Sahih Muslim); there is not a single mawdhoo (fabricated) hadith in it. According to al-Haafiz Ibn Hajar, the book of Sunan an-Nasa'i contains the fewest da‘eef (weak) hadiths and majrooh narrators among the books after the Saheehain.[4][5]


The book contains 52 chapters.[6][7]

  1. Purification
  2. Water
  3. Menstruation and Istihadah
  4. Ghusl and Tayammum
  5. Salah
  6. the Times (of Prayer)
  7. the Adhan (The Call to Prayer)
  8. the Masjids
  9. the Qiblah
  10. Leading the Prayer (Al-Imamah)
  11. the Commencement of the Prayer
  12. The At-Tatbiq (Clasping One's Hands Together)
  13. Forgetfulness (In Prayer)
  14. Jumu'ah (Friday Prayer)
  15. Shortening the Prayer When Traveling
  16. Eclipses
  17. Praying for Rain (Al-Istisqa')
  18. the Fear Prayer
  19. the Prayer for the Two 'Eids
  20. Qiyam Al-Lail (The Night Prayer) and Voluntary Prayers During the Day
  21. Funerals
  22. Fasting
  23. Zakah
  24. Hajj
  25. Jihad
  26. Marriage
  27. Divorce
  28. Horses, Races and Shooting
  29. Endowments
  30. Wills
  31. Presents
  32. Gifts
  33. ar-Ruqba
  34. 'Umra
  35. Oaths and Vows
  36. Agriculture
  37. the Kind Treatment of Women
  38. Fighting [The Prohibition of Bloodshed]
  39. Distributionof Al-Fay'
  40. al-Bay'ah
  41. al-'Aqiqah
  42. al-Fara' andal-'Atirah
  43. Hunting and Slaughtering
  44. ad-Dahaya (Sacrifices)
  45. Financial Transactions
  46. Oaths (qasamah), Retaliation and Blood Money
  47. Cutting off the Hand of the Thief
  48. Faith and its Signs
  49. Adornment
  50. the Etiquette of Judges
  51. Seeking Refuge with Allah
  52. Drinks

Commentaries & PublicationsEdit

The book and its commentaries have been published by different publishers around the world :

  • Kitab al-Sunan al-Kubra al-Nasa'i by Shaykh Shuaib Al Arna'ut & Shaykh al-Turki: Published by: al-Risalah al-'Alamiyyah | Damascus/Beirut, Syria/Lebanon in 2011.[8]
  • English Translation of Sunan An-Nasa'i (6 Books), Published by: Darussalam (2007)[9]
  • Sunan al-Nasa'i (6 vol Med) Arabic-English, Published by: Darussalam (2007)[10]

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ Jonathan A.C. Brown (2007), The Canonization of al-Bukhārī and Muslim: The Formation and Function of the Sunnī Ḥadīth Canon, p.10. Brill Publishers. ISBN 978-9004158399. Quote: "We can discern three strata of the Sunni hadith canon. The perennial core has been the Sahihayn. Beyond these two foundational classics, some fourth/tenth-century scholars refer to a four-book selection that adds the two Sunans of Abu Dawud (d. 275/889) and al-Nasa'i (d. 303/915). The Five Book canon, which is first noted in the sixth/twelfth century, incorporates the Jami' of al-Tirmidhi (d. 279/892). Finally the Six Book canon, which hails from the same period, adds either the Sunan of Ibn Majah (d. 273/887), the Sunan of al-Daraqutni (d. 385/995) or the Muwatta' of Malik b. Anas (d. 179/796). Later hadith compendia often included other collections as well.' None of these books, however, has enjoyed the esteem of al-Bukhari's and Muslim's works."
  2. ^ "Various Issues About Hadiths". Archived from the original on 2012-10-16. Retrieved 2006-03-12.
  3. ^ "Various Issues About Hadiths". Archived from the original on March 30, 2017. Retrieved Apr 26, 2019.
  4. ^ an-Nukat ‘ala Kitaab Ibn as-Salaah, 1/484
  5. ^ "General comment on the book Sunan an-Nasaa'i as-Sughra". Retrieved Jun 17, 2019.
  6. ^ "Sunan an-Nasa'i". Retrieved Jun 17, 2019.
  7. ^ "Sunan of Imam Nasai". Retrieved Jun 17, 2019.
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  9. ^ English Translation of Sunan An-Nasa'i (6 Books). ASIN B003GNLXBS. Retrieved Jun 18, 2019.
  10. ^ "Sunan al-Nasa'i (6 vol Med) Arabic-English". ISBN 9789960587608. Retrieved Jun 18, 2019.

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