English Translation by Prof. Ahmad Hasan. Sunan Abu Dawud is a collection of sayings and deeds of Prophet Muhammad (SAW), also known as the sunnah. The reports of the Prophet's sayings and deeds are called ahadith. Imam Abu Dawud lived a couple of centuries after the Prophet's death and worked extremely hard to collect his … Continue reading Abu Dawud – Introduction
Sunan Abu Dawud is one of six important and authentic collections (Sihah Sittah) of the Prophetic Traditions. Imam Abu Dawud, following the practice of his time, travelled far and wide to collect Hadith. He visited Hijaz, Iraq, Khurasahn, Egypt, Syria, Nishapur, Marv and Isfahan for the purpose. His proficience in Hadith is accepted by a … Continue reading Abu Dawud – Background
Imam Abu Dawud (full name Abu-Dawud Sulaiman bin Al-Aash'ath Al-Azdi as-Sijistani) was born in 202 A.H in Sajistan, a place near Qandhar in Afghanistan. He was one of the most widely travelled of the scholars of ahadith, going to Saudi Arabia, Iraq, Tarsus, Damascus, Khurasahn, Egypt, Basra, Syria, Nishapur, Marv, and other places for the … Continue reading Brief Biography of Imam Abu Dawud
Imam Abu Dawud died in 275 A.H. at the age of 73. (To Allah we belong and to Him we shall return).