Abu Dawud

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Abu Dawud
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Abu Dawud's name in the style of Arabic calligraphy
Born817-18 CE
Died889 CE
NationalityPersia
Known forHadith Scholar
Notable work
Sunan Abu Dawood, Kitab al-Marasil, Risalat Abu Dawud ila Ahli Makkah

Abu Dawud, was a Persian scholar of hadith.[1] 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).[2] Imam Abu Dawud was a follower of Hanbali while some consider him Shafi.[3] He wrote some 21 books in total. His major works include:[2]

  • 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]

  1. "Imam Abu Dawud". www.sunnah.org.
  2. 2.0 2.1 "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2009-08-19. Retrieved 2018-03-07.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  3. "Islamic Pedia - Abu Dawood Sijistani (202–275H) أبو داوود السجستاني". www.islamicencyclopedia.org.