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24 Apr '16

Sihah Sitta - The Six Authentic Hadith Books

Posted by Laila T

HilalPlaza.com carries both the Arabic and English versions of the major Ahadith books. (You can find all the relevant links at the end of this note.) These books include all the 6 authentic collection of Ahadith referred to in Arabic as "Al-Kutub Al-Sittah", which translates as"The Authentic Six". These six books are the works of 6 Islamic scholars who, a few years after Prophet Muhammad's death collected "hadith" (the prophet's sayings and traditions) and painstakingly compiled the ones that they could attribute directly to Prophet Muhammad. After the Quran, these 6 books form the cornerstone of the Muslim (Sunni) faith and traditions as they provide a further elaboration of the Quran's sayings and commandments. Books that form part of the authentic six collection are the following:

  1. Sahih Bukhari, collected by Imam Bukhari (d. 870), includes 7000+ ahadith

  2. Sahih Muslim, collected by Muslim b. al-Hajjaj (d. 875), includes 9000+ ahadith

  3. Sunan al-Nasa'i, collected by al-Nasa'i (d. 915)

  4. Sunan Abu Dawood, collected by Abu Dawood (d. 888)

  5. Jami al-Tirmidhi, collected by al-Tirmidhi (d. 892)

  6. Sunan ibn Majah, collected by Ibn Majah (d. 887)


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Below, you can find links for both Arabic and English version of ALL the six authentic books. These also include other derivative books including 40 Hadith by Nawwawi (his selection of 40 ahadith), Riyadh-us-Saleheen, and Fath-ul-Bari (Explanation and interpretation of the Sahih Bukhari Books).

Having the "Authentic Six" books (along with the Quran) as part of one's Islamic library can be an asset and a long term investment. We all know that there is a better likelihood of us increasing our knowledge of these sayings and traditions if the books are visible and physically available in close proximity. Besides, these books are not commonly available in every bookstore nor are easily available in western libraries. It may therefore be worth investing to keep the Prophet's sayings and traditions alive by making them part of your Islamic library at home.   

The Hadith section on the HilalPlaza.com site also contains many more Ahadith books that you can browse. You can also find some of the same books in other languages as well. Additionally, if there are books that you would like and don't find them on the site, please drop us an e-mail and we can try to get those for you as well.

Click on the links below to review all the Arabic as well as English versions of the Authentic Six Books.



Sahih Al-Bukhari in English   


Sunan Abu Dawood English 


Sunan An-Nisai English 


Summarized Sahih Al-Bukhari  


Sahih Al-Bukhari


Sunan Ibn Majah 


Jami' At-Tirmidhi




Forty Hadith of Al-Nawawi


Hadith Books in Arabic


Arabic: Sahih Al-Bukhari 


Arabic: Sahih Muslim   


Arabic: Jame Al-Tirmadhi 


Arabic: Sunan Ibn Majah  


Arabic: Sunan Abu Dawood  


Arabic: Sunan Al-Nesai  


Arabic: Fathul-Bari - Sharah Sahih Al-Bukhari (15-Vols)