Sunan ibn Majah

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Sunan Ibn Mājah (Arabic: سُنن ابن ماجه‎) is one of the Kutub al-Sittah (six major hadiths), collected by Ibn Mājah.

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It contains over 4,000 aḥādīth in 32 books (kutub) divided into 1,500 chapters (abwāb). About 20 of the traditions it contains were later declared to be forged; such as those dealing with the merits of individuals, tribes or towns, including Ibn Mājah's home town of Qazwin.

Views[edit]

Sunni regard this collection as sixth in strength of their Six major Hadith collections.[1] Nonetheless this position was not settled until the 14th century or later. Scholars such as al-Nawawi (d. 676/1277) and Ibn Khaldun (d. 808/1405) excluded the Sunan from the generally accepted books; others replaced it with either the Muwaṭṭaʾ of Imām Mālik or with the Sunan ad-Dārimī. It was not until Ibn al-Qaisarani's formal standardization of the Sunni cannon into six books that Ibn Majah's collection was regarded the esteem granted to the five other books.[2][3][4]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Gibril, Haddad (April 4, 2003), Various Issues About Hadiths, living ISLAM – Islamic Tradition 
  2. ^ Ignác Goldziher, Muslim Studies, vol. 2, pg. 240. Halle, 1889-1890. ISBN 0-202-30778-6
  3. ^ Scott C. Lucas, Constructive Critics, Ḥadīth Literature, and the Articulation of Sunnī Islam, pg. 106. Leiden: Brill Publishers, 2004.
  4. ^ >Ibn Khallikan's Biographical Dictionary, translated by William McGuckin de Slane. Paris: Oriental Translation Fund of Great Britain and Ireland. Sold by Institut de France and Royal Library of Belgium. Vol. 3, pg. 5.

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