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    Posted: 10 October 2007 at 1:57am

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For Immediate Release: 9/1/07 - www.Dar-us-Salam.com (PRESS RELEASE)

Great News for the Seekers of Knowledge!

For the first time in the history of Islam, the most authentic six books of hadith are translated in English language.

The international publishing house DARUSSALAM (RIYADH), known for its focus on important classical Islamic works, renowned for their publications of the Noble Qur’an English translation of the Qur’an, and the ten volume English translation of the Tafsir of Ibn Kathir, and the nine volume English translation of Sahih al-Bukhari, is grateful to announce the publication of the English translations of the remaining five, of the Six Famous Books of Hadith, collections commonly known as “Saha Sittah” (The Six Books).

The first of these to be completed for distribution is Sunan Ibn Majah, which is available in five volumes, totaling 2678 pages. Thereafter, the complete translation of Sahih Muslim in 7 volumes, totaling 3758 pages, Sunan at-Tirmidhi in six volumes, Sunan an-Nasa’i in 6 volumes, and Sunan Abu Dawud in 5 volumes, remaining each volume more than 530 pages.

Including the previously published English translation of the nine volume set of Sahih al-Bukhari, the entire collection of the translation of the Six Books of Hadith will span 38 volumes.

For the first time in history, English readers will have access to every single hadith in the entire Six Books collection.

This is a landmark event in the progress of Islamic publishing in the English language, and a welcomed indication of the spread of Islam, and the demand for authentic books in English, as well as other languages.

This announcement was made by Mr. Abdul Malik Mujahid, the general manager of Darussalam publishers and distributors.

According to Mr. Abdul Malik Mujahid General Manager of Darussalam Publications, this project should be available in the market by the end of November 2007, before Hajj (in KSA). He reminds that “this is the real heritage of the Muslim Ummah and every library, information center mosques and Islamic center is in need of these authentic sources of Islam.”

Moreover, he said, in an interview that “maximum efforts have been put to keep this project free of errors with more than 5 years and a highly qualified team from different parts of the world who have participated to complete this project.”

He ensures that the people who are seeking knowledge and love the Prophet’s traditions (hadith), will appreciate this project, by the Will of Allah.

HISTORY OF THE PUBLICATIONS

The translations of the remaining five of the Six Books, were based upon Darussalam’s previously published Arabic editions of the Six Books.

These Arabic texts were verified by a team of scholars, under the supervision of Shaykh Salih bin `Abdul-`Aziz Aal ash-Shaykh, the head of the Saudi Arabian Ministry of Islamic Affairs. The verification process was based upon the most important previously published editions and manuscripts, from Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Tunisia, Lebanon, Pakistan, India, and Turkey, as well as other lands.

For over five years, a grand team of highly qualified translators and editors, from various nations reaching across the globe from Saudi Arabia to America, worked on bringing these texts – among the Usul (fundamental texts) of Islam – into a clear, refined and precise English translation, so that the average English reader may have access to these important Islamic texts that were otherwise never made available to them in their entirety.

While in the past, companies have marketed software for computers that left the English readers with the impression that they contained the narrations of all of these books, the truth is that these programs and collections contained only some of these narrations, being taken from other collections, like translations of Mishkat al-Masabih, for example. Additionally, the advent of the internet and the circulation of these narrations found in these poorly translated software compilations, which were improperly referenced – be it the numbering system used, or the actual source texts from which they were portrayed to be derived – has lead to a great deal of confusion among the English readers.

Only with the complete translations of the Six Books – and in the form compiled by the illustrious Imams of Hadith – could the English readers truly get to the source of the hadiths of the Noble Messenger, Muhammad (sall Allahu `alaihi wa sallam), and the understanding of the blessed religion of Islam, passed down by the righteous predecessors, generation after generation through chains of narration.

 VALUABLE COMMENTARY AND CONTRIBUTIONS TO THE TRANSLATIONS

After the painstaking efforts to translate these five collections into the English language, each with introductions, the translations underwent the process of proof-editing. Each page contains a column for the translation, next to a column for the Arabic text, with complete vowel markings. Then, along with the translators’ footnotes for important matters, an additional valuable commentary was added, in order to explain important matters that may not be clear to the English readers. The commentary also has the added benefit of indicating the appropriate application of the hadiths to modern dilemmas which Muslims struggle with in various parts of the Islamic world.

Since Sahih al-Bukhari and Sahih Muslim are the only hadith collections in which every hadith is authentic, and the Four Sunan compilations will invariably contain some weak narrations – according to the grading systems of the great scholars of Hadith – the grade for each hadith in the Four Sunan compilations has been provided, from the Arabic work compiled by the Honorable Shaykh Zubayr `Ali Za`i, and included in the translation of each of the Four Sunans, clearly mentioning the grade after each and every hadith.

With these added benefits, the English readers will finally have access to an authentic translation of all of the hadiths in the Six Books collection along with important commentary, an indication of which narrations are authentic and which are not authentic, side by side with the Arabic text and complete vowel markings.

Indeed all praise is due to Allah, who has facilitated that this noble endeavor be brought to fruition in pursuit of serving the teachings of the Qur’an, the Book of Allah the Most Exalted and the Sunnah of His Messenger (sall Allahu `alaihi wa sallam).

AVAILABILITY

All the books are expected to be published by the end of 2007 and will be available online (Houston, Texas, USA Branch) in the 2nd quarter of 2008, Insha-Allah. To be notified of their arrival please subscribe to our Newsletter or keep checking our website www.Dar-us-Salam.com for updates.

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http://www.arabnews.com/?page=1&section=0&article=10 2061&d=5&m=10&y=2007

Darussalam Releases Six Books of Hadiths Translated Into English
Javid Hassan, Arab News
 

RIYADH, 5 October 2007 — As part of a major Islamic project, a Saudi Islamic publishing house released this week six books of Hadiths (sayings of the Prophet) in English from the original works in Arabic published several hundred years ago.

Darussalam, the publishers, presented seven volumes of Sahih Muslim and five volumes of Ibn Majah to Prince Khaled ibn Talal at a function here.

Abdul Malik Mujahid, general manager, presented the set to Prince Khaled and briefed him on the 38-volume Kutub Sitta (six books) project launched six years ago.

An international team of linguists and scholars consisting of Americans, Canadians, Pakistanis and Indians have been working on the project that seeks to bring out for the first time an authentic English translation of the original Hadiths in Arabic compiled by six authentic narrators of the Prophet’s sayings.

Speaking to Arab News, Abdul Malik said his company has already published the works of Hadith scholars Muslim (seven volumes), Imam Bukhari (nine volumes), Tirmidhi (six volumes), Abu Dawood (five volumes) and Nassai (six volumes). “We have been working day and night to complete the project in the next six months,” he said, adding that they have spent millions of Saudi riyals on the project. They have been translated by Dr. Muhammad Mohsin Khan.

These books were originally written and compiled by the six great Hadith scholars (Muhaddithin) in Arabic language hundreds of years ago. Speaking on the occasion, Prince Khaled said: “Darussalam is doing a fantastic service by spreading the message of Islam in almost all corners of the world. It is great to note that Darussalam’s publications made it easy in understanding Islam.” Prince Khaled expressed his interest, particularly in the English translation of the books of Hadiths by great Muhaddithin of the true religion.

Earlier, Prince Khaled was welcomed on arrival by Abdul Malik Mujahid, and Shaikh Muhammad ibn Abdullah Al-Mumtaz, director general of Darussalam. The prince showed keen interest in learning about the different stages of book making and posed queries to the staff.

Abdul Malik further said that they planned to translate the Kutub Sitta in different major languages of the world. He recalled that they had embarked on the English translation work of Kutub Sitta some five or six years ago, for which experts and professional translators were recruited from the United States, Canada and the subcontinent.

Prince Khaled hailed Darussalam’s untiring efforts and said: “I am happy and proud to see Darussalam’s books and other products in different parts of the world. I had first seen Darussalam’s showroom in London and was amazed to note the perfect quality and high standard of their books.”

Regarding his visit to Darussalam’s office, the prince said, “This is a great honor for us that the organization which publishes books according to the Qur’an and the Sunnah is based in Saudi Arabia.”

He also inspected the audio and video studios of Darussalam and appreciated the electronic devices specially made for children to learn about their religion and memorize supplications and different Surahs (Verses) of the Qur’an.

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The following has been copied from:

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Indicates a few other Hadith books to be worked on:

7 - Al-Muwatta
Written by Imam Malik ibn Anas, Born 93H in Madina. He is one of the 4 leading Sunni Imams. His book is one of the earliest works on Hadith, and almost all the narrations mentioned in it are authentic, but because it also contains many of Malik's fatwas, some scholars consider it to be more of a fiqh book rather than Hadith collection, others however consider it to be the sixth book of the sahihs due to the existence of very weak Hadiths in Sunan ibn Majah.
 
8 - Musnad Imam Ahmad ibn Hanbal
Imam Ahmad was the fourth Fiqh Imam. Born in Baghdad 164H. Amongst his students were Ash-Shafee, Bukhari and Muslim. His book contains more than 35,000 Hadith. It was a reference to all Hadith books to follow.
 
9-Sunan Ad-Darimee
Abdul-Allah ibn Abdul-Rahman Ad-Darimee. B born 181H. His book has more authentic narrations than Ibn Majah's, and is considered by scholars as Sahih Ad-Darimee.
 
10-Sahih ibn Khuzaima
Mohammad ibn Ishaq ibn Khuzaima, Born 223H. One of the leading scholars of his time. His book contains many authentic narrations with some weak ones.
 
11-Sahih ibn Habban
Mohammad ibn Habban was born towards the end of the third century H.
His book is one of the most famous books because of the amount of authentic Hadith in it.

After Dar us Salam successfully launches the English translations of the 6 books as indicated in the first post, as many people as possible must pressurize Dar us Salam to also translate and publish the translation along with gradation the other available Hadith books 1 by 1 based on importance.

Publishing the translations of the 6 sound books will not be enough and will not stop Muslims from quoting Hadith from other Hadith collections and it is their right to quote authentic Hadith from other Hadith collections, but if the translations and gradation are published in English for all available Hadith, it will be easy for a common Muslim to verify every Hadith used during lectures, etc... and verify himself the authenticity status of a Hadith the scholar used to support his claim and that can also help make scholars more serious while quoting Hadith since then they will know that the translations and gradations of all Hadith books are available in English and that will force them to verify Hadith themselves and quote Hadith with the due care these Noble sayings deserve.

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Interfaith Issues : The End for Atheism and Agnosticism and Challenge to all Christians 

Mega Intrafaith issues 1 : Necessity of Hadith and Unity of all Muslims on Hadith Project 

 

Mega Intrafaith issues 2 : Necessity of Islamic Politico-Socio-Economic System 

 

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