Abu Dawud's name in the style of Arabic calligraphy
|Known for||Hadith Scholar|
|Sunan Abu Dawood, Kitab al-Marasil, Risalat Abu Dawud ila Ahli Makkah|
Abu Dawud, was a Persian scholar of hadith. He was born in Sistan, eastern Iran (then Persia) and died in 889 in Basra. He collected Sunan Abu Dawud, one of the Kutub al-Sittah (six major hadith collections). Imam Abu Dawud was a follower of Hanbali while some consider him Shafi. He wrote some 21 books in total. His major works include:
- Sunan Abu Dawud
- Kitab al-Marasil
- Risalat Abu Dawud ila Ahli Makkah; his letter to the inhabitants of Makkah describing his Sunan Abu Dawud.
References[change | change source]
- "Imam Abu Dawud". www.sunnah.org.
- "Islamic Pedia - Abu Dawood Sijistani (202–275H) أبو داوود السجستاني". www.islamicencyclopedia.org.