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Three Books of Hadith to Keep in Your Home

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Learning the Quran without hadiths is like learning English without grammar. You can learn to read it, but you cannot get the essence of it, and you will neither be able to fully understand it. Therefore, learning and understanding the sayings of the Prophet (may peace and blessings be upon Him) isn’t an option, but a compulsion. However, it is very unfortunate to know that there are a lot of misguiding books on the market. You need to get your hands on the ones that would take you on the right path. To help you with this task, we have listed down for you three books of hadith that you should keep in your home.

Riaz us Saliheen:

Also known as “the Meadows of Righteous,” this book is a golden masterpiece in the Islamic library. It was written by a Syrian writer named Al-Nawawi back in the 1200s. The book includes a compilation of Quranic verses that are explained under the reference of hadiths. There are 1, 896 hadiths compiled in the book altogether, that have been divided into 344 chapters. Most of the chapters are introduced by the Quranic verses, so it is easy to understand them instantly. There are twenty sections of the book that represent a particular subject. Some of them are The Book of Miscellany, The Book of Good Manners, The Book about the Etiquette of Eating, The Book of Dress, The Book of the Etiquette of Sleeping, Lying and Sitting. etc.

Bulugh al-Maram:

It is a book of law written by al-Hafidh ibn Hajar al-Asqalani. The English translation of the book name is “accomplishment of the objective according to verifications of the ordinances.” However, the ordinances or laws under the book are defined by hadiths so they are as per the Islamic teachings. In Arabic, the book is referred to as ahadith-al-Ahkam. There are a total of 1,358 hadiths in the book, and most of them explain the laws of different aspects of life. Bulugh al Maram’s writer mentions sources under each hadith from where he took it. The books used for the purpose are Sahih Muslim, Sahih Bukhari, Sunan ibn Majah, Sunan al Nasa’i, Jami al Tirmidhi, and Musnad Ahmad ibn Hanbal. It is followed by different sects of Islam due to its unique qualities.

Sahih al-Bukhari:

Sahih Bukhari is the most famous and the most commonly read and believed book of hadith among the Sunni sect. Muslims do not trust any other book as they trust this one because it is written by a Persian scholar named Muhammad al-Bukhari. The word “sahih” means accurate or correct, and the book perfectly aligns with it. This book has the widest collection as there are 7,500 ahadith compiled in 97 chapters. You can find sayings of the Prophet (may peace and blessings be upon Him) in every aspect of your life. The important ones are explained in detail for better understanding. Therefore, it is easy to get a lesson from them. At Quranhost, Sahih al-Bukhari and other hadith classes are being taught in detail, so you can take classes there.

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