Sunan Abi Dawud – Maknaz edition – certified by al Azhar University

18 Feb, 2014

The Maknaz edition of the famous  hadith collection known as the Sunan of Imam Abu Dawud al-Sijjistani (d. 275 AH)  is considered to be one of the best ever printed editions with meticulous attention to detail given when typesetting, and the minimisation of errors when producing the final edition from the manuscript(s) used. 

The above slideshow bar is an image from an original manuscript of Sunan Abi Dawud as located in the Bodleian Library in Oxford University (Narcissus Marsh collection, no. 292, dated 604 AH, riwaya of Lu’lu’ie)

The printed edition found below was certified by the premier institute of Sunni Islam, al-Azhar University in Cairo, Egypt.  Some details from the publishers:

“A full-time team of qualified Hadith specialists has been working on the creation of a properly-edited and reliable text. Further, the process has benefited from the guidance of living Hadith authorities. The result has been the first critically-edited versions of the Hadith literature ever produced.

This long overdue scholarly production has met with acclaim and admiration from Hadith specialists around the world and opens new possibilities for research into early Islamic history, into Arabic literature, and into the complex disciplines of Islamic doctrine, law, and spirituality.”


Certification from al-Azhar University: