Prof. Ahmad Hassan, Tr.
Sunan Abu’ Dawud is one of the six important and authentic collections (Sihah Sittah) of the Prophetic Traditions. Abu Dawud, following the practice of his time, travelled far and wide to collect Hadith. He visited Hijaz, Iraq, Khurasan, Egypt, Syria, Nishapur, Merv and Isfahan for the purpose. His proficiency in Hadith is accepted. He also had keen insight in law (fiqh). His Sunan, naturally, is replete with legal Traditions; it also indicates his point of view on various questions and his acumen in ijtihad.
The Sunan is Abu Dawud’s most important work. It has 4800 Traditions selected from a mass of 500,000. It can be called one of the fundamental works on Hadith.
Professor Ahmad Hasan, a versatile scholar of Islamics, has translated Sunan Abu Dawud into English.
ISBN No. 969-432-096-8. 18.5 cm. x 24.5 cm. lxiv+1556 pp. (H.B)