Al-Sunan al-Kubra : 11 vols, Arabic

 Al-Sunan al-Kubra : 11 vols, Arabic : New,
*[A4] Hardback in 11 Volume Set,
by Imam al-Bayhaqi [d.458h],
Edited by Mansur Abdur Majid,
Published by Kutub Khana Rasheedia, Pakistan.

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Al-Sunan al-Kubra ( also referred to as Sunan al-Bayhaqi) by Imam al-Bayhaqi, rahmatullahi ta'ala 'alayhi, remains one of the most extensive and impressive works on the Sunan. It was completed in 432 after Hijri when the author was 48 and truly is a pinnacle of hadith and fiqh that amazes all who are familiar with it.

Here are just some of the glowing praises from some of the greatest hadith scholars for this masterpiece. Shaykh ibn al-Salah, who received it from his Khurasani teachers and was key in transmitting it to the Mamluk scholarly elite, said in his Muqaddimah, ‘we know not its like in its field.’ That is, it is unparalleled among the sunan works.

Imam al-Nawawi said in al-Taqrib that one should be devoted to it, as nothing has been written like it, and Imam  al-Suyuti, commenting on this statement in Tadrib al-Rawi, agreed. Imam al-Sakhawi said in Fath al-Mughith that one must not limit oneself from it (by sufficing with the other sunan works of Abu Dawud, al-Nasa’i, and al-Tirmidhi) due to its comprehensiveness in most of the ahadith al-ahkam. Al-Sakhawi further added that its true rank is only after the Sahihayn of Imam's al-Bukhari and Muslim, coming before the sunan of Abu Dawud, al-Nasa’i, and al-Tirmidhi, which take precedence only by merit of being earlier and thus with shorter chains.

Imam al-Dhahabi said there is nothing like it and considered it to be one of the four masterpieces a scholar cannot do without, alongside al-Muhalla by Ibn Hazm, al-Mughni by Ibn Qudamah, and al-Tamhid by Ibn Abd al-Barr. Imam Taj al-Din al-Subki said no other book had been written with such classification, arrangement, and elegance.

This edition : Sub-continent print by Kutub Khana Raseediya, Peshawar. Decent print on thick grey paper, with the lettering fully vowelised. Minor tears on base of spine. Click on images below for sample pages.

Imam al-Bayhaqi :

He is Ahmad ibn al-Husayn ibn 'Ali ibn Abd Allah ibn Musa, Abu Bakr al-Bayhaqi al-Naysaburi al-Khusrawjirdi al-Shafi`i al-Ash'ari, (384 - 458 H) may Allah be pleased with him, the jurisprudent Imam, hadith master, authority in the foundations of doctrine (usul), scrupulous and devoted ascetic, defender of the School both in its foundations and its branches.

Imam al-Bayhaqi took fiqh from the Imam Abu al-Fath Nasir ibn al-Husayn ibn Muhammad al-Naysaburi, among others. He took kalam (speculative theology) from the two Ash'ari Imams Ibn Furak and Abu Mansur al-Baghdadi, the third generation of Ash'ari's students. He took hadith from al-Hakim and was his foremost pupil al-Sayyid Abu al-Hasan Muhammad ibn al-Husayn ibn Dawud al-Naysaburi al-Hasib, Imam of Khurasan's hadith scholars and others of renown.

Imam al-Dhahabi, may Allah be pleased with him, said of the Imam, "His sphere in hadith is not large, but Allah blessed him in his narrations for the excellence of his method in them and his sagacity and expertise in the subject-matters and narrators."

Amongst his works :

---Al-Sunan al-Kubra - commonly known as Sunan al-Bayhaqi,
---Ma`arifa al-Sunan wa al-Athar,
---Bayan Khata man Akhta`a `Ala al-Shafi`i - The Exposition of the Error of Those who have Attributed Error to al-Shafi`i,
---Al-Mabsut, a book on Shafi`i Law.
---Al-Asma' wa al-Sifat - The Divine Names and Attributes, link,
---Al-I`tiqad `ala Madhhab al-Salaf Ahl al-Sunnah wa al-Jama`ah,
---Dala'il al-Nubuwwah - The Signs of Prophethood,
---Shu`ab al-Iman - The Branches of Faith,
---Al-Da`awat al-Kabir - The Major Book of Supplications,
---Al-Zuhd al-Kabir - The Major Book of Asceticism. 

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*Single Volume Dimensions : 24.4 x 18cm.

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