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).
|Original title||السنن الصغرى|
Sunnis regard this collection as the fifth most important of their six major hadith collections.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.
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.
- Menstruation and Istihadah
- Ghusl and Tayammum
- the Times (of Prayer)
- the Adhan (The Call to Prayer)
- the Masjids
- the Qiblah
- Leading the Prayer (Al-Imamah)
- the Commencement of the Prayer
- The At-Tatbiq (Clasping One's Hands Together)
- Forgetfulness (In Prayer)
- Jumu'ah (Friday Prayer)
- Shortening the Prayer When Traveling
- Praying for Rain (Al-Istisqa')
- the Fear Prayer
- the Prayer for the Two 'Eids
- Qiyam Al-Lail (The Night Prayer) and Voluntary Prayers During the Day
- Horses, Races and Shooting
- Oaths and Vows
- the Kind Treatment of Women
- Fighting [The Prohibition of Bloodshed]
- Distributionof Al-Fay'
- al-Fara' andal-'Atirah
- Hunting and Slaughtering
- ad-Dahaya (Sacrifices)
- Financial Transactions
- Oaths (qasamah), Retaliation and Blood Money
- Cutting off the Hand of the Thief
- Faith and its Signs
- the Etiquette of Judges
- Seeking Refuge with Allah
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.
- English Translation of Sunan An-Nasa'i (6 Books), Published by: Darussalam (2007)
- Sunan al-Nasa'i (6 vol Med) Arabic-English, Published by: Darussalam (2007)
- 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."
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- "Sunan of Imam Nasai". ahadith.co.uk. Retrieved Jun 17, 2019.
- English Translation of Sunan An-Nasa'i (6 Books). www.amazon.com. ASIN B003GNLXBS. Retrieved Jun 18, 2019.
- "Sunan al-Nasa'i (6 vol Med) Arabic-English". www.jarirbooksusa.com. ISBN 9789960587608. Retrieved Jun 18, 2019.
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