One of my friends asked me about a hadith collected in Abu Dawud. The hadith is located here:
Narrated Abu Hurayrah: I heard the Apostle of Allah (peace be upon him) say: What is evil in a man are alarming niggardliness and unrestrained cowardice.
Abu Dawud, unlike Saheeh Bukhari and Saheeh Muslim, contain a mix of saheeh/hassan (authentic/good) and da'eef (weak) ahadith. How on earth can I distinguish if any given hadith in Abu Dawud is weak or not?
I recall one of my teachers saying that there are collections (in Arabic) like "The Da'eef in Abu Dawud" or "The Saheeh in Abu Dawud." Obviously, you can cross-reference if any given hadith you want is in the da'eef, and if it's not, it's authentic.
I can navigate Arabic with great difficulty, understanding is not so good. If there's an easy way to do this, great; if not, I would like an English resource (ideally).