There are 6 collections of Hadiths that are considered Sahih ("reliable"). I am asking who it was that decided these collections should be Sahih. Furthermore, how did they come to this conclusion? For example, to determine the books that would make up the "official" Bible, the Council of Nicea was convened. So, was it a group of scholars, and if so who were they; or, if it was a single scholar, who was that? If there was some other means of determining, what was it? Thank you much.

  • Can you please fully read the supposed duplicates before posting those. I believe this is the second or third time in which you have falsely considered my questions duplicates. Those questions state the general process by not who the final authority is. For example, there are 6 hadiths considered reliable by the Sunnis and 3 by the Shiite; someone or some group of determined these Hadiths to be reliable. I want to know who and when, not how.
    – Jimmy G.
    Mar 15 '15 at 3:13
  • This time I did not vote for duplicates. But again I'm telling you to look for valuable information available already. Thought it could help you. I'm sorry. Mar 15 '15 at 3:15
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    Can you post the source where you got that 6 books were considered Sahih? Because not even the books that are titled Sahih are 100% reliable and contain inauthentic hadiths.
    – Sayyid
    Mar 15 '15 at 5:59

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