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Book with only unique Sahih ahadith

Has anyone made a summary of Sahih Al-Bukhari and Sahih Muslim which does not contain duplicate ahadith, that is, containing only one hadith out of different versions?If yes, please tell me its name.
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What are the names of Shia hadeeth books?

Asalam-o-alekum, I need the names of hadeeth books acceptable by Shia scholars. Also want to know if their Arabic version and Urdu/English translation is available on PDF. Also I need book which has ...
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Collection of ahadith arranged according to sahabi from whom the hadith is narrated

I once came across the name of a collection of ahadith which had ahadith ordered by the sahabi from whom the hadith was narrated, so that all the ahadith narrated from one sahabi were listed first, ...
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What type of Arabic calligraphy was used in the first Quranic manuscript?

I want to know what was the calligraphy used in the first Quran manuscript? I searched Google but found no answer.
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What is the difference between Sunan an-Nasa-i al-Kubra and as-Sughra?

In many fatwas we find a distinction between two books which are known by Sunan an-Nasa-i of Imam Ahamd ibn Sho'aib an-Nasa-i النسائي the first apparent difference is that one of them is referred to ...
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Ibn 'Ata' Allah was a maliki, but what was his contribution apart of Sufi-related works?

When we read the biography of ibn 'Ata' Allah (also referred to as ibn 'Ata' al-Iskandari -from Alexandria-) ابن عطاء الله السكندري. We usually read that he was following the maliki school of ...
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No genuine Hanafi fiqh book in Urdu!

I am from a country where every scholar be it Hanafi (Deobandi and Barelvi) or Salafi is deep into sectarian and biddat (In case of Barelvi) stuff. Everyone other than their own sect is "Kafir", "...
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Did al-Qadi an-Nu'man write a book entitled “Al-Fiqh al-Akbar”?

Al-Qadi an-Nu'man القاضي النعمان or Abu Hanifa al-Nu‘man ibn Muhammad ibn Mansur ibn Ahmad ibn Hayyun al-Tamimi (died 974 CE/ 363 AH) the Isma'ili jurist and official historian of the Fatimid dynasty. ...
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What is the mainstream Islamic view of Tasis (incorporation)?

Major Islamic scholar, Ibn Taymiyyah, wrote the book "Naqd at-Ta'sis (Criticism of incorporation)" I have searched for this work but have found nothing freely available on the Internet. I am ...
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Who is the person of trust in Muwatta' Malik?

Sunnah.com offers seven narrations from al-Muwatta' where Yahya ibn Yahya al-Laithi (the narrator of al-Muwatta') starts quoting the chain saying: َحَدَّثَنِي عَنْ مَالِكٍ، عَنِ الثِّقَةِ، عِنْدَهُ ...
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What books other than his sahih imam Muslim has written?

What books other than his sahih imam Muslim has written and which of those has reached us (Examples should be sufficient if exist)? When we look at the relief of his teacher imam al-Bukhari we find ...
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Am I allowed to study and read Ibn Qayyim's books without an Ustadh?

Am I allowed to study and read Ibn Qayyim's books without an Ustadh? What about reading ahadith and the Quran (translation)? What about tafsir?
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Im unsure of wether manga is haram or not

I've been watching anime before i started reading manga, then i switched to reading manga because the anime versions of most of the manga and anime series consist of poorly dressed drawn women that ...
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Is Tafseer Ibn Katheer at archives.org Authentic?

I found Tafseer Ibn Katheer at archive.org. There are no reviews on the page. I want to confirm if it is authentic.
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Are there commentaries of Hadith collections outside the 7 most known books?

When we check the hadith literature we may find out that commentators in first place focussed on the two sahihs and al-Muwatta' which for which one may find much more than ten known (or famous and ...
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Is the statement where Makruh is mentioned unrestrictedly means Makruh Tahriman found in Fath Bab Al-Inayah?

From this website: In the Hanafi Madhab, when the word Makruh or Karaha is mentioned unrestrictedly (mutlaqan), it usually refers to Makruh Tahriman. This is a general principle for which there are ...
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Which scholars praise the current Psalms?

Wikipedia says: The current Psalms are still praised by many Muslim scholars. Since the Zabur is corrupted, I wondered which scholars, if any, actually praise this corrupted Psalms. Question: ...
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Is there a term to describe narrations from Sahaba?

Take the account of the slander of Aisha (r.a.) from her own mouth, for example: it is not hadith. Do such narrations (narrations from sahaba and the wives of the Prophet Muhammad (peace and ...
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Does Ghazali's Ihya covers the whole scope of Islamic sciences

In one of his lectures Abdal Hakim Murad (Timothy Winter) claims that Imam Ghazali's Ihya covers the whole range of Islamic sciences. However, when I considered the books included in the Ihya Ulum al-...
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Authenticity of Book

Assalamou 'Alaikum Warahmatullaahi Wa Barakaatuh.. 1) What is the authenticity of the book "Al Ghuniya At Taalibeen" ? 2) Did Sheikh Abdul Qaadir Jilaani author this book ? 3) Some people say that ...
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Are there any surviving manuscript of books written by the scholars listed below?

Are there any surviving manuscript of books written by the scholars listed below? Abu Bakr As-Siddique Umar ibn al-Khattab Uthman ibn 'Affaan Ali ibn Abi Talib ibn Mas'ud ibn Abbas ibn ...
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Does the book “Reliance of the Traveller” play a significant role in Islam?

I sometimes see the book Reliance of the Traveller, or Umdat as-Salik, mentioned online (Wikipedia; Amazon). Judging from Google, it has found a role as a go-to manual for those who wish to criticise ...
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Are there any books written by female scholars?

Note: Maybe my question is too broad, but I hope for constructive comments to focus it more, but as I'm not aware of any "known" books of female scholars I'll keep it somehow open for the first draft! ...
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Did Muhammad write a book about a camel going to heaven?

From a question a Christianity.SE, How did St John of Damascus view Islam?, we have the following snippet: The writing of St. John of Damascus basically runs like this: ... 6. He proceeds to make ...
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What are the most complete, authentic, and comprehensive biographies of the Prophet's sahabah (companions)? [closed]

Please suggest literature / books that give the most complete, the most authentic, and the most comprehensive biographies regarding the Sahabah (The Companions) RA.
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What is al-Mawsoo’ah al-Fiqhiyyah?

What is al-Mawsoo’ah al-Fiqhiyyah? Is it a book on Islamic fiqh? I couldn't find any information about it on the internet. Can someone please provide me with some information (review) about the book ...
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The book of Al-Bidayah wan nihayah By Ibn Kathir?

Salaam Alaikum The book of Al-Bidayah wan nihayah "The beginning and the end" is this book authentic does it have weak narrations?
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Are authentic English translations of Ihya Ulum-al-deen available? [closed]

Ihya Ulumudeen is a sacred text of the Sufi school of Islam. My question is, whether English translations are available for the same and if so, please recommend the best translations available.
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Is there a book which can help with Quranic Arabic? [closed]

Do you have a recommendation for a book that makes, shall I say, a "Gateway" to Quranic Arabic? Something that will help me understand the Arabic of the Quran better if I will read it before reading ...
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Alcohol in fictional story

Salam Alaykum Brothers and sisters So, I am an author of a web novel, and I would like to know if I can depict alcohol drinking Ofcourse, the main character is not and I am making her personality to ...
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Life of the prophet Muhammad, peace and bless be upon him

السلام عليكم I seek for the biography of the prophet Muhammad, peace and bless be upon him. Can you suggest the best book in English? شكرا لكم
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Does writing fiction with world history based around Allah amount to shirk?

My question is: I have written an online book, and realised that for the setting of that world (wrote it in a different world medieval setting), I had the world history based around Allah, but ...
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Is it possible to compile the Quran chronologically, are there books about this?

As far as I can tell we have not for all of the Verses of the Quran neither a Hadith telling us when they exactly were revealed nor a Hadith telling us the reason behind the revelation. Even if we ...
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How many hadiths are in کتب الاربعه ? (Main Shia Books)

On the whole, کتب الاربعه or Kotob-al-Arba’ah (four books) are deemed as the name of four Shiite books which is remarked as the most authentic book(s) of Shia. (Even these can be investigated as an ...
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Dreams in sufism (Sufi View)

As I know, dreams —specially dervish dreams— are very important in some sufi orders. Do anyone know some studies, books or articles related with this regard. Years ago I knew about a buddhist book ...
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Has anybody ever compiled a book of Shia authentic Hadiths?

I am not referring to old books but any book that has been written in the last century. Every time I try to understand Shia beliefs from Hadiths I get faced by their claims that not all their Hadiths ...
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Can books be used if they are touched by impure things? And how?

If impurities like urine, feces, blood and other impure things fall on the pages of many books, will those books be usable or forever rendered unusable? For example, can one pray salah after reading ...
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Why didn't Allah send the complete book first?

I heard that the bible and tora used to be faith-books of Islam. The dilemma was that the human changed those books after their needs. After a time Allah wanted to send down the unchangeable and final ...
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What is Sahih al-Jami`?

A relative mailed me this du'a after my mother passed away last week. Whoever is stricken with sadness, grief, sickness or hardship and says: "Allahu Rabbi, la sharika lah" (Allah is my Lord, ...
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English books on the Seerah (biography of the Prophet sallallaahu aleyhi wasallam)

I'm looking for an English Seerah book that fits (at least some of) the following qualities: written in narrative form gives significant consideration to authenticity (not a compilation of unverified ...
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Is there an english translation of Ibn al Jawzi's Minhaj al qaṣidin

Is there an English translation of Ibn al-Jawzi's Minhaj al-Qaṣidin? I know of ibn Qudamah's mukhtasar of the book but I'm looking for a translation of the original.
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Was there a Bible in Prophet Muhammad's time?

I am wondering whether there was a Bible in the Prophet Muhammad (saws)'s time, and if there was, what did he say about it? Is there a hadith about what he said about the Injil which is in the hands ...
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Is prophet Muhammad's “Last Sermon” an accurate translation?

The poorly-cited Wikipedia article states: The Farewell Sermon (Arabic: خطبة الوداع‎, Khuṭbatu l-Wadā), also known as Muhammad's Final Sermon or The Last Sermon, was delivered by Muhammad on ...
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Is listening to a book in which God's voice is imitated forbidden?

I recently bought a copy of Inspired By...The Bible Experience: Old Testament from audible.com. One of the things in this recording is that Samuel L. Jackson provides the voice of God. I wonder if it'...
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Where do the ahadith in Riyad As-Saliheen come from, and what grade are they?

I always understood Riyad As-Saliheen (the famous book compilation of hadith) to contain ahadith from Saheeh Bukhari or Saheeh Muslim, or both. But when perusing it on sunnah.com, I noticed one hadith ...