|Book By Language||English|
|Author(s)||Imam Hafiz Abu Dawud Sulaiman bin Ashath|
This is the English translation of Sunan Abu Dawud (originally by Abu Dawud Sulaym n ibn al-Ash‘ath al-Azdi as-Sijistani)) (5 Volume Set) which is published by Darussalam with commentary after each hadith. Unlike other prints, this edition has crisp and clear printing in deluxe bounding. Like the other translations of the six books of hadith, Darussalam Publications, has taken great care in correct translation, simple and clear modern English language, and high-quality publishing. Ahadith in the book are followed by comments to explain issues and to help readers derive lessons.
To aid readers further, Darussalam has added several features like the section on how to benefit from Sunan Abu Dawud, about the Arabic and technical terms used, information about the hadith compilations and a glossary of Islamic terms in the last volume. Each hadith is also followed by its status in regards to the authenticity. The status is explained more in detail in the Arabic text. The chain is also complete in the Arabic text while it is removed from the English to reduce the length and not being of much benefit to the English readers.
Allah, may He be glorified and exalted, chose from among His slaves the best of the scholars and gave them the honour of conveying the Prophet's (PBUH) sayings.
First and foremost among these upright scholars are the noble Companions (Sahabah), who learned the Revelation from the Messenger of Allah (PBUH) and then conveyed it precisely to those who came after them among the Followers (Tabi'een). Then the Tabi'een transmitted it to those who came after them, until there came the time of documentation when the Imams of hadiths compiled the books known as Jawami`, Masanid and Sunans.
One of the greatest compilations of the Sunnah and books of hadeeth is the Musnad by Imam Ahmad bin Hanbal, which is organised into compilations of the Hadiths narrated by each Companion (Sahabi), starting with the 'ashra mubashshara.