Al-Sunan al-Sughra

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Al-Sunan al-Ṣughrā
Original titleالسنن الصغرى
SeriesKutub al-Sittah
GenreHadith collection

Al-Sunan al-Sughra (Arabic: السنن الصغرى‎), also known as Sunan an-Nasa'i (Arabic: سنن النسائي‎), is one of the Kutub al-Sittah (six major hadiths), and was collected by Al-Nasa'i.[1]


Sunnis regard this collection as the fifth most important of their six major Hadith collections.[2] Al-Mujtaba (English: the selected) has about 5,270 hadiths, including repeated narrations, which the author selected from his larger work, As-Sunan al-Kubra, it is considered the most authentic book of Hadith (narrations of Muhammad) after the Sahihain (Sahih al-Bukhari & Sahih Muslim) by Sheikh Nasiruddin Albani.[3]


Among those who have written commentaries on this hadith collection are:

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  1. ^ Jonathan A.C. Brown (2007), The Canonization of al-Bukhārī and Muslim: The Formation and Function of the Sunnī Ḥadīth Canon, p.10. Brill Publishers. ISBN 978-9004158399. Quote: "We can discern three strata of the Sunni hadith canon. The perennial core has been the Sahihayn. Beyond these two foundational classics, some fourth/tenth-century scholars refer to a four-book selection that adds the two Sunans of Abu Dawud (d. 275/889) and al-Nasa'i (d. 303/915). The Five Book canon, which is first noted in the sixth/twelfth century, incorporates the Jami' of al-Tirmidhi (d. 279/892). Finally the Six Book canon, which hails from the same period, adds either the Sunan of Ibn Majah (d. 273/887), the Sunan of al-Daraqutni (d. 385/995) or the Muwatta' of Malik b. Anas (d. 179/796). Later hadith compendia often included other collections as well.' None of these books, however, has enjoyed the esteem of al-Bukhari's and Muslim's works."
  2. ^ Various Issues About Hadiths
  3. ^ "Various Issues About Hadiths". Retrieved Apr 26, 2019.
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