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An-Nasai[1] (214 – 303 AH; c. 829 – 915 CE) was a noted collector of hadith. He wrote one of the six canonical hadith collections recognized by Sunni Muslims, Sunan al-Sughra, or "Al-Mujtaba", which he selected from his "As-Sunan al-Kubra".[2] He was a Persian by origin.[3]

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  1. "Hadith and the Prophet Muhammad".
  2. Brown, Jonathan (5 June 2007). The Canonization of Al-Bukh?r? and Muslim: The Formation and Function of the Sunn? ?ad?th Canon. BRILL. ISBN 978-9004158399 – via Google Books.
  3. Frye, ed. by R.N. (1975). The Cambridge history of Iran (Repr. ed.). London: Cambridge U.P. p. 471. ISBN 978-0-521-20093-6.