Some of them are saying that Sahih Al-Buhari and Sahih Muslim are the only sahih hadih books. Than what about the books like Thirmidhi and Abu-Dawud etc.
3Which hadith is sahih is a matter of opinion we have a couple of books which are called sahih in their titles like "sahih" ibn Hebban, Muslim, al-Bukhari, ibn Khozaimah etc. but all these scholars have different interpretations of what is a sahih! I think I covered your issue in islam.stackexchange.com/questions/25875/…, see also islam.stackexchange.com/questions/7718/… and islam.stackexchange.com/questions/2419/…– Medi1Saif ♦Dec 27, 2017 at 12:45
Kutub al-Sittah or sometimes referred to as Al-Sihah al-Sittah are the six books of Hadith which are considered to be an authentic authority and contains Sahih Hadith of Prophet Muhammad (PBUH). The list of books with their authors is as follow.
- Sahih Bukhari, collected by Imam Bukhari (d. 256 AH, 870 CE), includes 7,275 ahadith
- Sahih Muslim, collected by Muslim b. al-Hajjaj (d. 261 AH, 875 CE), includes 9,200 ahadith
- Sunan Abu Dawood, collected by Abu Dawood (d. 275 AH, 888 CE), includes 4,800 ahadith
- Jami al-Tirmidhi, collected by al-Tirmidhi (d. 279 AH, 892 CE), includes 3,956 ahadith
- Sunan ibn Majah, collected by Ibn Majah (d. 273 AH, 887 CE), over 4,000 ahadith
- Sunan al-Sughra, collected by al-Nasa'i (d. 303 AH, 915 CE), includes 5,270 ahadith
- Muwatta Malik, collected by Imam Malik (d. 179 AH, 795 CE), 1,720 ahadith
1Muwatta' Malik doesn't include much more than 750 ahadith (prophetic traditions) -even in the biggest narrated version- from which al-Bukhari and Muslim have compiled more than 500. Most of the narrations in the book are fatwas and sayings of the sahaba.– Medi1Saif ♦Dec 27, 2017 at 18:03
Beside both al-Muwatta' and sunan abi Dawod primarly include ahadith of ahkam (fiqh rulings). While all others have a bigger variety of content.– SassirDec 27, 2017 at 22:14
But bottom line they provide Sahih ahadith as it was asked the question. Dec 28, 2017 at 6:27