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About At-Tirmidhi

Jāmi` al-Tirmidhi, popularly and mistakenly Sunan al-Tirmidhi , is one of the Sunni Six major Hadith collections. It was collected by Abu ‘Eesa Muhammad ibn ‘Eesa al-Tirmidhi.


Title

Al-Kattani said: “The Jaami’ of al-Tirmithi is also named The Sunan, contrary to those thinking them to be two separate books, and [it is also named] Al-Jaami’ al-Kabeer.

Praise

Al-Hafidh Abu Al-Fadl Al-Maqdisi said: “I heard Al-Imam Abu Isma’il Abdullah bin Muhammad Al-Ansari in Harrah – when Abu Isa Al-Tirmidhi and his book was mentioned before him – saying: “To me, his book is more useful than the books of Al-Bukhari and that of Muslim. This is because only an expert can arrive at the benefit of the books of Al-Bukhari and Muslim, whereas in the case of the book of Abu Isa, every one of the people can attain its benefit.

Ibn Al-Athir said: “(It) is the best of books, having the most benefit, the best organization, with the least repetition. It contain what others do not; like mention of the different views, angles of argument, and clarifying the circumstances of the hadith as being sahihda’if, or gharib, as well as disparaging and endorsing remarks (regarding narrators).

 

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