Sahih Muslim (Arabic: صحيح مسلم) is one of the Kutub al-Sittah (six major hadith collections) in Sunni Islam. It is of high importance among Sunni muslims and considered the second most authentic hadith collection after Sahih al-Bukhari. It was collected by Muslim ibn al-Hajjaj (815-875), also known as Imam Muslim. Sahih Muslim, together with Sahih al-Bukhari is termed as Sahihayn.
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Imam Muslim collected almost 300,000 hadith. Out of these, 4000 were included in the collection. According to Munthiri, there are a total of 2,200 hadiths (without repetition) in Sahih Muslim. According to Muhammad Amin, there are 1,400 authentic hadiths that are reported in other books, mainly the six major hadith collections.
References[change | change source]
- A.C. Brown, Jonathan (2014). Misquoting Muhammad: The Challenge and Choices of Interpreting the Prophet's Legacy. Oneworld Publications. p. 257. ISBN 978-1780744209. [...] the Sahihayn, the two authentic Hadith compilations of Bukhari and Muslim bin Hajjaj that Sunni Islam has long declared the most reliable books after the Qur'an.
- Ahmad, K. J. (1987). Hundred Great Muslims. Des Plaines, Ill.: Library of Islam. ISBN 0933511167.
- Abdul Mawjood, Salahuddin `Ali (2007). The Biography of Imam Muslim bin al-Hajjaj. translated by Abu Bakr Ibn Nasir. Riyadh: Darussalam. ISBN 9960988198.
- "عدد الحديث الصحيح - إحصائيات متنوعة". www.ibnamin.com.