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Jami' At-Tirmidhi (6 Vol. Set)
 
 
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By: Hafiz Abu Eisa At-Tirmidhi
Translator: Abu Khaliyl (USA)
Pages: ~575/book
Binding: Hardback
Size: 6x9x6.5" (15x22 cm)
Format: Arabic-English+Commentary
SKU/ISBN: 9789960996738
Edition: First, Nov 2007
Publisher: Dar-us-Salam
Shipping Weight: 9.40 lbs

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For the first time ever in English, after years of painstaking efforts at Dar-us-Salam, Jami' At-Tirmidhi is now available complete in 6 volumes! Like the other translations of the six books of hadith, Dar-us-Salam, has taken great care in correct translation, simple and clear modern English language and high quality publishing.

Jami At-Tirmidhi is one of the classical books of hadith that was compiled by 279AH when it's compiler and the great Muhadith, Muhammad ibn Isa ibn Surah At-Tirmidhi (209-279AH), passed away. He was a special student of the great scholar of hadith, Imam Bukhari. He, like other great muhaditheen of our salaf, traveled a lot and quoted from many shuyukh. With 3956 ahadith, Jami' At-Tirmidi is an invaluable addition to any person's library of hadith collection.

Imam Abu Ismail `Abdullah bin Muhammad Al-Ansari in Harrah said about this book: `To me, his book is better than the book of Al-Bukhari and that of Muslim. Because only one who is an expert in knowledge can arrive at the benefit of the books of Al-Bukhari and Muslim, whereas in the case of the book of Abu `Eisa, every one of the people can reach its benefit."

In Jami`Al-Usul, Ibn Al-Athir said: "(It) is the best of the books, having the most benefit, the best organization, with the least repetition. It contains what others do not contain; like mention of the different Madhhabs (views), angles of argument, and clarifying the circumstances of the Hadith being authentic, weak, Gharib (odd), as well as disparaging and endorsing remarks (regarding narrators)."

This translation by Dar-us-Salam Publications has several additional advantages including:

  1. A final verdict about the authenticity of every hadith (in parentheses at end of every hadith) by the committee of scholars at Dar-us-Salam
  2. Comments in English after many ahadith to explain unclear points and to further explain the hadith
  3. Translation from old manuscripts of hadith to get the most authentic version
  4. Revision by three different levels of scholars to get as close to the original meaning
  5. Arabic and English side by side for easy access
  6. As always on all Dar-us-Salam books, the paper quality, binding, design and the print are unmatched. Alhamdulillah

From the Cover:
English Translation of Jami' At-Tirmidhi

Compiled by: Imam Hafiz Abu 'Eisa Muhammad ibn 'Eisa ibn At-Tirmidhi
Translated by: Abu Khaliyl (US)
Ahadith edited and referenced by: Hafiz Abu Tahir Zubair 'Ali Za'i
Final Review by: Islamic Research Section, Darussalam

Publisher's Forward

All praise is due to Allah, Who has facilitated that Darussalam in its efforts of service in the translation and publication of important Islamic works in various languages be granted the task of publishing the entire collection of the famous Six Books of Hadith. These are: Sahih Al-Bukhara. Sahih Muslim, Sunan Abu Dawod, Sunan AtTirmidhi, Sunan An-Nasal, and Sunan Ibn Majah. These last four, known as the "Four Sunan," containing mostly Ahadith related to, and arranged according to religious regulations, have mostly been out of reach of the English reader until now.

After Sunan Abi Dawood, Imam Abu 'Eisa At-Tirmidhi's Jami` (compilation) - better known as 'Sunan At-Timidi' is considered the most authentic among the Four Sunan. In fact, some scholars even considered Sunan At-Tirmidhi to be the best out of all of the Six Books, not based upon a criteria of authenticity, but rather because of how well organized it is, making it easy for the average person to find what he is looking for, and all of the additional areas of knowledge that the author has included, which are not found in the other titles among the Six. For example, after citing the narrations of a chapter, he often explains the views of the famous A'imamah of Fiqh, like Ahmad, Ash-Shafi'i, Malik, and others. In this manner he makes clear the interpretations of these great scholars, and why they did or did not act upon this Hadith, or its like, making this collection an important Fiqh reference.

Similarly, if he mentioned a chapter about the prohibition or the command for something, he would include if applicable a chapter after that related to the exception or permission regarding those matters. His collection has the added distinguishing mark of containing many statements regarding narrators from the great scholars of Ahadith that he learned from, like Imam Ad-Darimi, whom he often cites from by saying: "I asked 'Abdullah bin 'Abdur-Rahman about this..." Of course, the most famous of these is his teacher Imam Al-Bukhari, whom he often refers to as: "I asked Muhammad" or "I heard Muhammad bin Ismai'l saying..."

Oftentimes, Imam At-Tirmidhi explains details about the name of a narrator that may be obscure in chains of narration he cited, as well as clarifying the names of Sahabah who are mentioned.

Imam At-Tirmazi also explains any defects in the chains of narration he cited for the Hadith, and what his preference is in regard to the most correct version, in other words; is the real chain a connected chain, or is the genuine version that which does not have a connected chain. Imam At-Tirmizi's collection also has another distinguishing characteristic among the remainder of the Four Sunan collections; that is his effort to explain the overall correctness and usefulness, in other words, the grade of each Hadath. This is something that occurs with less frequency in the other three of the Four Sunan.

In most chapters, Imam At-Tirmidhi also explains if there are other narrations related to the topic, and from which of the Sahabah they are reported. Such topics along with his book Al-'ilal Al-Kabir and his book Al- 'ilal As-Saghir make his collection an important reference for the science of ilm Ar-Rijal, Ilm Ar-Riwayah and Al-Jarh wat-Ta'dil.

In summary of the benefit of Sunan At-Tirmidhi, Al-Qadi Ibn Al-`Arabi mentioned the famous collections of Ahadith and he said: "And there is none among them like the book of Abu `Eisa..." And he said: "In it are fourteen (categories) of knowledge, and that makes it easier and safer to act upon..."

He listed them as:
1. Chains of narration (Asnad);
2. Authenticity (Sahhah);
3. Weakness (Da`afa);
4. Multiple routes of transmission (Turuq);
5. Disparaging remarks regarding narrators (Jarh):
6. Endorsing remarks regarding narrators (Addal);
7. Names of narrators;
8. Kuuyah (surnames) of narrators:
9. Connected narrations (Wasal);
10. Disconnected narrations (Qata');
11. The clearest of what is to be acted upon;
12. What is abandoned of narrations:
13. Clarification of the differences of the scholars in rejecting and accepting narrations;
14. Mention of their differences in interpretation of the narrations.

By these, he indicated that this collection of Imam At-Tirmidhi includes each of these types of knowledge in it. The original text of Sunan At-Timidhi has been widely published in the Islamic world, and a team of scholars has reviewed the famous publications and manuscripts in verification of the text for our publication.

Finally, there were three main texts relied upon for verification, and these are the text published in India, with the commentary Tuhfat AI-Ahwadhi by Shaikh Abdur-Rahman Al-Mubarakpuri; the text published in Beirut, with the commentary Aridat A1-Ahwadhi by Al-Qadi Ibn Al-Arabi; and the text published in Tunisia which is based upon the text verified by Shaikh Ahmad Shakir and Muhammad Fuw'ad 'Abdul-Bagi.

There are slight discrepancies of variation in some of the manuscripts and published editions. Sometimes there is an additional word here or there, or one Hadith or chapter is cited earlier or later in sequence in one manuscript. In cases of additional words or phrases found in one or few of the manuscripts and editions, the addition has been marked by square brackets [ ]. This method is visible in the English translation as well, and whenever it was deemed necessary to insert an explanatory term, then parenthesis ( ) were used for that purpose.

Lastly, all of the Ahddith in the text have been graded by the great research scholar Hafiz Zubair 'All Za'i. We ask Allah to accept our good works in this endeavor, and to cause all of the readers to attain the best benefit from it.

`Abdul-Malik Mujahid
Servant of the Qur'an and Sunnah
Director, Darussalam, Riyadh and Lahore.

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Reviewer: Ibrahim from Portland, United States on 03/29/2013
Tirmidhi's hadith classifications is most valuable. Dar-us-salam's publication of this collection is quality work. Highly recommended for one's personal library.


Reviewer: Muharem from Saint louis, United States on 12/04/2011
Salamu alaykum Great product mashallah and daar u Salam has fast and great shipping. May Allah reward you and that we benefit from these ahadith. Will inshallah buy again Wassalam


Reviewer: on 12/29/2010
I enjoyed this collection very much because i also got the opportunity to attend classes and personally go through almost page to page with Br. Abu Khalil [translator] - may Allah reward him for his efforts - may his work count on the day of Yaumul-Qiyyamah. Amin. I learned it so well I recommend everyone to try their best and attend a class with him, it is worth it! Subhanallah.


Reviewer: Massoud from Toronto, Canada on 01/22/2009
This is just a fantatic book, and praise be to Allah! The commentary is extensive, the paper quality is great, and the authenticity of every Hadith is mentioned. May Allah bless Darussalam for their efforts.


Reviewer: Hashem from Melbourne, Australia on 08/02/2008
Mahshallah this book is an absolute must for anyone who is building their islamic library. If you are thinking about buying this book but not quite sure, take it from me, DO IT. Inshallah, It is well worth the price. Asalam wa alaykum


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