Musnad Imam Ahmad Bin Hanbal
Author: Imam Ahmad Bin Hanbal
Hardback: 3 Vol. (1841 pages)
Hadith Collection arranged according to the names of Sahabah
The Musnad is a compilation of hadith attributed to Ahmad b. Hanbal. It is not included in the Sahih al-Sittah, or six collections regarded as Saheeh - which are usually called Sunnan. It is, however, a major compilation and frequently referred to
it is said by some that Ibn Hanbal made a comment in regards to his book which read as follows: "There is not a hadith that I have included in this book except that it was used as evidence by some of the scholars.
Al-Marwadhi Said “I said to Ahmed ‘how are you this morning?’
He said ‘How would anyone be whose Lord is demanding that he carries out the obligatory duties, and his prophet is demanding that he follow the sunnah, and the two angels are demanding that he mend his ways, and his nafs (Inner Self) is demanding the he follow its whims and desires, and ibless (Shaytan) is demanding that he commit immoral actions, and the angel of death is watching and waiting to take his soul, and his dependants are demanding that he spend on their maintenance’
A monumental Hadeeth collection by the shaikh ul Islam Ahmed ibn Hanbal, a must have for every library of every student of knowledge, the first 3 volumes in the many volume Musnad Imam Ahmed now in the English language.
the collection starts with the Biography of the noble shaikh and following chapters in the first volume.
1. Musnad Abu Bakr Siddeeq
2. Musnad Umar bin Al-Khattab
3. The Hadith of as-Saqeefah
4. Musnad Uthman Ibn Affan
5. Musnad Ali ibn Abi Talib
The Second Volumes Covers the musnad of about 20 Sahaba
The Third Volume covers:
Continuation of Musnad of Abdullah bin al-'Abbas
Musnad of Abdullah bin Mas'ood
Imam Ahmad Abn Hambal -
He is Abu 'Abdullah, Abmad bin Muhammad bin Hanbal Ash-Shaibani, known by the name Ibn Hanbal. He was a celebrated theologian, jurist and a Hadeeth scholar. He is also one of the four Fiqh Imam. Imaam Ahmad was born at Baghdad in Rabi'-ul-Awwal, 164 H. He studied the Hadeeth and Fiqh together with other Islamic disciplines in Baghdad, then travelled to AshSham and Hijaz for further studies. He was persecuted during the rule of Al-Ma'mun bin Harun Ar-Rashid for refusing to acknowledge the Bid'aa (innovation) of claiming that the Qur'aan was the creation of Allaah * introduced by the Mu' tazila.
He however, stood firm against all the trials and saved the Sunnah from the innovation of the Mu 'tazila thoughts. He was the mostly persecuted and most firm one amongst all the Imam. He is most famous for collecting the Hadeeth of the Prophet compiled in the Musnad Ahmad bin Hanbal, which contain 28 to 29 thousand Hadeeth. It was said that Ibn Hanbal memorized one million Hadeeth. Ibn Hanbal died in Baghdad on Friday, 12 Rabi '-ul-Awwal 241 H. * The Creed of the Ahlus-Sunnahh is that the Qur'aan is the Kalaam or Word of Allaah
Imam An-Nawawi narrated in Tahdheebul-Asma Wal-Lughat, as did Imam Adh-Dhahabi in Siyar A’lamun-Nubala’, from Qutaibah bin Saeed that he said: “When Ath-Thawri died, piety died; when ash-shafi’I died, proper adherence to the sunnah died; when ahmed died, innovation (Bidah) emerged.”