Abbott, Nabia, Studies in Arabic literary papyri, Volume I, Historical Texts, Chicago, U. Chicago Press, 1957.
---, Studies in Arabic Literary Papyri , Volume II, Qur'anic Commentary and Tradition, Chicago, U. Chicago Press, 1967.
Briefly reviewed by J. Wansbrough in the Bulletin of the School of Oriental and African Studies, vol. 3, part 3, 1968, pp. 613-16 and by James Robson in the Journal of Near Eastern Studies, vol. 27, 1968, pp. 143-144. See also Muslim Tradition (Juynboll, 1984) for a brief comment.
This is a careful and richly documented work on the transmission and origins of Hadith and Tafsir. It discusses the issue of the writing of hadiths, the transmission of hadiths, and the growth of the number of isnads. It also studies fourteen early papyri in detail. -BS
---, Studies in Arabic Literary Papyri, Volume III, Language and Literature, Chicago, U. Chicago Press, 1972.
---, "An Arabic Papyrus in the Oriental Institute: Stories of the Prophets," Journal of Near Eastern Studies, V (1946), pp. 169-80.
'Abd al-Khaliq, 'Abd al-Ghani, al-Imam al-Bukhari wa-Sahihuh, Jedda, 1405.
'Abd al-Razzâq ibn Hammâm al-San'ânî, Abû Bakr (126/743-211/826), al-Musannaf, Ed. Habîb al-Rahmân al-A'zamî, 10 vols., Beirut, 1390-92/1970-72. Also: Ed. Habîb al-Rahmân al-A'zamî, Johannesburg: Majlis 'Ilmi, 1970-72.
This collection of hadiths is the earliest extant musannaf. The author came from Yemen and studied under Ma'mar and Ibn Jurayj. The traditions in the Musannaf come mainly from three people: Ma'mar, Ibn Jurayj, and Thawri. There are also relatively small numbers of traditions from Ibn 'Uyayna, Abu Hanifa, Malik ibn. Anas, and dozens of other people. The aforementioned authorities, Ibn Jurayj (d. 150/767) and Ma'mar b. Rashid (d. 153/770), were both said to have been compilers of musannafs. -BS
---, Tafsîr al-Qur'ân al-'azîz, ed. 'A. A. Qal'ajî, 2 vols., Beirut, 1991.
'Abd b. Humayd (d. 249), al-Muntakhab min musnad 'abd b. hymayd, Edited by Subhi Badri al-Samarra'i and Mahmud Muhammad al-Sa'idi, Beirut: 'Alam al-Kutub, 1988.
'Abd Allah b. Wahb (125/743-197/812), Al-Gâmi'. Die Koranwissenschaften, ed. and commented on by M. Muranyi, Wiesbaden, 1992.
---, Al-Gâmi'. Tafsîr al-Qur'ân, ed. and commented on by M. Muranyi, Wiesbaden, 1993.
---, Al-Muwatta', ed. and commented on by M. Muranyi, Wiesbaden, 1992.
Abu 'Abd Allah Muhammad b. Ibrahim b. Ja'far al-Katib Nu'mani (mid 4th/10th century), Kitab al-Ghayba,ed. Ali Akbar al-Ghaffari, Tehran, 1397/1977.
Abu Awana, Al-Musnad, 1st edition, Hyderabad, India.
Abû Dâwûd, Sulaymân b. al-Ash'ath al-Sijistânî (203/817-275/888). [Kitab] Al-Sunan, Ed. 'Abd al-Ahad, Delhi, 1346. Also: edited by Muhammad Muhyiddin 'Abdalhamîd, 4 vols., Egypt, 1369/1950. Also: Ed. Muhammad Abd al-Aziz al-Khalidi, Beirut: Dar al-kutub al-ilmiyya, 1416/1996, 3 vols. (517, 591, 582 pages). Also: Ed. 'Izzat 'Ubayd al-Da'as, 'Adil al-Sayyid, Hims: Dar al-Hadith, 1974.
Contains 4,800 hadiths mostly on legal matters. The author (a Persian from from Khurasan) often points out the weaknesses and peculiarities in hadiths and their isnads or expresses his preference among the variants of a hadith. This book is one the "sihah sitta." It is called a "sunan" because its chapters are based on the basis of legal topics. -BS
---, His Letters to Meccans, ed by M. Sabbagh, Beirut, 1395.
Abû al-Faraj al-Isfahânî, al-Aghânî, 20 vols., Bûlûq, AH 1285.
Abu Hanifa, musnad, Maktabat al-Adab wa-Matbaatuha, Cairo, 1980. Also: :Musnad al-Imam Abi Hanifah, al-Riyad: Maktabat al-Kawthar, 1994. Also: Musnad Abu Hanifah, Halab: Matbaat al-Rabi, 1962.
Transmission of Abu Hanifa's Musnads. -CM
---, Kitab al-Athar, Karaci : al-Rahim Ikaydaymi, 1410 (1990).
Abu l-Ma'ali al-Musharraf b. al-Murajja b. Ibrahim al-Maqdisi,
Look under Maqdisi
Abû Nu'aim, Ahmad b. 'Abdullah al-Isbahani (also Isfahani), d. 430/1038, Hilyat al-Awliyâ wa tabaqât al-asfiyâ , Matba`at al-Sa`âdah, 10 vols., 1932-1938.
---, Dalâ'il al-nubuwwa, Haidarabad, 1950.
Index volume: al-Hut, Fihris ahadith "Hilyat al-awliya'", Beirut, 1985.
Hilyat al-awliya covers mainly men of the first and second centuries, recounting hadith reports they transmitted alongside copious other examples of their piety. Some mystics appear in the last two volumes, mostly from Iraq. One of the polemical purposes of the book was evidently to establish the orthodoxy of the developing Sufi movement by showing that its ascetical forebears and leading lights were equally devoted to the transmission of hadith. See also Raif Georges Khoury, "Importance et authenticité des textes de Hilyat al-awliya' wa-tabaqat al-asfiya' d'Abu Nu`aym al-Isbahani (336-430/948-1038)," Studia Islamica 46 (1977): 73-113. -CM
---, "A translation from the Hilyat al-awliya wa-tabaqat al-asfiya: the life of Hatim al-Asamm," Tr. Marlow, L. Al-'Arabiyya, vol. 19, 1986, pp. 29-46.
Abu al-Shuhbah, Muhammad ibn Muhammad. Difa an al-sunnah: wa-radd shibh al-mustashriqin wa-al-kuttab al-muasirin , al-Tabah 1, al-Qahirah.
Abu 'Ubaid Al-Qasim b. Sallam, Al-Amwah, ed. by M. al-Fiqi, Cairo, 1353.
Abu Ya'la al-Mawsili, Ahmad b. 'Ali b. al-Muthanna (d. 307), al-Musnad, 8 vols., Edited by Husayn Salim Asad, Damascus: Dar al-Ma'mun li al-Turath: 1984-6.
Abu Yusuf, Kitab al-kharaj, Trans. by Edmond Fagnan as Livre de l'impot foncier, Paris: P. Geuthner, 1921.
Abu Zur'a al-Dimashqi, Ta'rikh, 2 vols.
Ahmad Ibn Hanbal (d. 241/855), al-Musnad, 6 vols., Cairo, AH 1313.
Ahmad b. Hanbal was founder of a legal school. His musnad was respectively transmitted by his son 'Abdullah (d. 290/903) and the latter's student, Abu Bakr al-Qati'i (d. 368-979), both of whom added some hadiths. It contains a total of 30,000 hadiths (10,000 repetitions), citing 800 companions as authorities (700 men, about 100 women). -BS
Asad, Muhammad, The Message of the Qur'an, Gibraltar: Dar al-Andalus, 1980.
'Asqalani, Ibn Hajar
See Ibn Hajar
'Aydarus, Muhyi'l-Din 'Abd al-Qadir, al-, 1570-1628 or 9 AC. al-Nur al-Safir 'an Akhbar al-Qarn al-'Ashir, Baghdad, 1353.
Azami, Muhammad Mustafa, Studies in early Hadith literature with a critical edition of some early texts , 1968. Indianapolis: American Trust Publications, 1978, third edition 1992.
---, Maghazi Rasul Allah li 'Urwa ibn al-Zubayr, Riyad: Maktab al-Tarbyia al-'Arabi, 1401/1981.
A collection of Urwa's Maghazi along with an introduction. Azami bases his work only on the riwaya of Abu'l-Aswad, not taking into account that there are other riwayas of 'Urwa's Maghazi (for instance of Zuhri or Hisham b. 'Urwa), which differ considerably in content. So the work has to be used with care. -AG
---, Hadith on CD ROM,
Explanation kindly provided by Akram Safadi: This CD which will be available soon, Allah willing, contains the Arabic texts of al-Musnad of Ahmad, al-Sahih of al-Bukhari, al-Sahih of Muslim, al-Sunan of Abu Dawud, al-Jami'/al-Sunan of al-Tirmidhi, al-Sunan of Ibn Majah, al-Sunan of al-Nasa'i,Tahdhib al-Kamal of al-Mizzi, Taqrib al-Tahdhib of Ibn Hajar, al-Tadhkirah of al-Husayni, and al-Qamus al-Muhit of al-Fayruzabadi. All texts have been based on the most authentic manuscripts available.
Note: According to Akram Safadi, the software will allow pictorial representations of isnad trees; searches on isnad links,words; etc.
Azraqî, Muhammad b. 'Abdallâh, Akhbâr Makkah wa mâ jâ'a fîhî min al-âthâr, ed. Rushdî al-Sâlih, tab'a 2, Mecca, Dâr al-Thaqâfah, 1965. Also: Die Chroniken der Stadt Mekka, (Kitâb Akhbâr Makkah al-Musharrafa), ed. F. Wûstenfeld, Leipzig, 1858.