Sahih Muslim, the most authentic book of Hadith after Sahih al Bukhari contains 7,563 Ahadith. It has been agreed by the Muslim Scholars that all of the Ahadith in Sahih Muslim are authentic. Thus, the benefit of publishing the full version of Sahih Muslim in the English language with excellent presentation was realized by Darussalam. A lot of care has been taken in rendering these Ahadith into a clear and simple style of modern English.
This excellent-quality version of Sahih Muslim has been verified by Dar-us-Salam Publications widely. Its translation has been checked many a times in order to avoid mistranslating and misinterpreting of ahadith which is been done by the recent translators due to their lack of understanding of the Arabic language or to rush the product in the markets. Unlike other publishers which keep you thinking about the meaning of ahadith, the words which are not clear have been explained in the brackets. In case where the term cannot be explained in the brackets, there are footnotes at the bottom of the page. This version of Dar-us-Salam is good in the sense that it starts off by drawing a life sketch of Imam Muslim and then goes on with the introduction of Sahih Muslim by Imam Muslim himself in which he explains the points of differences between different narrators and level of trustworthiness.
In this version the text is in Arabic side by side so you have access to both English and Arabic at the same time which makes it different from other publishers. Also, the book regarding reporting from the trustworthy narrators have been placed first while other books follow it. Moreover, the Arabic text contains all the narrators while the English only mentions the champion. Lastly, keeping in mind the tradition of high quality printing, this version of Sahih Muslim by Dar-us-Salam Publications is second to none other and made to last a long time, Insha Allah.
About Sahih Muslim Book of Hadith
The collections of Bukhari and Muslim from the authentic ahadith are outstanding in respect to both chain of transmissions and the texts as well as their general utility in which they gave guidance in almost all walks of life. The Hadith scholars admired and acclaimed these collections so much that they themselves produced works containing the same Ahadith as found in the collection of both Bukhari and Muslim but with their own independent chains which consists of a lesser # of sub-narrators and called their works Mustakhraj.
Imam Muslim is one of the foremost preservers of ahadith of the Prophet. According to majority of scholars, his book comes second only to Sahih al Bukhari in terms of authenticity. According to some Hadith scholars it is considered to be better than Sahih Bukhari in terms of organization and repetition. It is the second in the collection of 6 books called "Sihah Sittah" or "6 most authentic books". Painstaking efforts were been taken by Imam Muslim in preserving the words/actions/sayings & approvals of the Prophet. He has mostly used 4-5 narrators in the chain of transmission although there are a couple of hadith containing 3 narrators. Imam Muslim was a very good student of Imam Bukhari and some of his Shuyukhs, although he did not narrate from Imam Bukhari too much, thus reducing the # of narrators.
Book Compiled by: Imam Abul Hussain Muslim Ibn Al-Hajjaj
Ahadith edited & referenced by: Hafiz Abu Tahir Zubair Ali Zai
Translated by: Nasiruddin al-Khattab (Canada)
Final Review by: Abu Khaliyl (USA)
By: Imam Muslim Ibn Al-Hajjaj
Translator: Nasiruddin Al-Khattab
Size: 6x9x8.5" (15x22 cm)
ISBN: 9960-9919-0-3 (9960991903)
Edition: First, June 2007