I have been told that there are 6 hadeeth (Tarmizi, Bhukari, Abu Dawud, Muslim, Mishkaat, and Ibn Dawud). I wish to know if these are the only authenticised Ahdeeth? Who authenticised them or how did they come about to be authentic?
There are many authentic compilations of Hadith besides the abovementioned 6
When we say ?authentic compilations?, we mean that the authors of these compilations are authentic and that the attribution of those compilations to those particular authors is correct. However, this does not necessitate that every Hadith in there is authentic. The possibility of weak narrations being found in some compilations is always prevalent and undisputed.
However, hereunder is a list of these compilations in which every Hadith would be regarded as authentic, hence, there would be no harm at all in referring to. Those books whose Ahaadith are all authentic: Sahih Bukhari, Adabul Mufrad (by Imaam Bukhari), Sahih Muslim, Muwatta Imaam Maalik, Sahih ibn Khuzaymah, Sahih ibn Hibbaan, al-Muntaqa by Imaam Jaaruwd, al-Mukhtaarah by Imaam Dhiyaa-ud-Deen Maqdisiy, Riyaadhul-saaliheen by Imaam Nawawiy, Fourty Ahaadith by Imaam Nawawiy, Hisn Haseen by Imaam Jazary, Part1 of Mishkaat al-Masaabeeh.
and Allah Ta’ala Knows Best
Moulana Muhammad ibn Moulana Haroon Abbassommar
FACULTY OF SPECIALTY IN HADITH
CHECKED AND APPROVED: Mufti Ebrahim Desai