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Abu Dawud
أبو داود السجستاني.png
Abu Dawud's name in the style of Arabic calligraphy
Born 817-18 CE
Died 889 CE
Nationality Persia
Known for Hadith Scholar
Notable work
Sunan Abu Dawood, Kitab al-Marasil, Risalat Abu Dawud ila Ahli Makkah

Abu Dawud, was a Persian scholar of hadith. He was born in Sistan, eastern Iran (then Persia) and died in 889 in Basra. He collected Sunan Abu Dawud, one of the Kutub al-Sittah (six major hadith collections). Imam Abu Dawud was a follower of Hanbali while some consider him Shafi. He wrote some 21 books in total. His major works include:

  • Sunan Abu Dawud
  • Kitab al-Marasil
  • Risalat Abu Dawud ila Ahli Makkah; his letter to the inhabitants of Makkah describing his Sunan Abu Dawud.
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