Al-Nasa’i

Al-Nasa’i (214 – 303 AH/ ca. 829 – 915 AD/CE), full name Ahmad ibn Shuayb ibn Ali ibn Sinan Abd `Abd ar-Rahman al-Nasa’i, was a noted collector of hadith (sayings of Muhammad -peace be upon Him-), and wrote one of the six canonical hadith collections recognized by SunniMuslims, Sunan al-Sughra, or “Al-Mujtaba”, which he selected from his “As-Sunan al-Kubra”. As well as 15 other books, 6 dealing with the science of hadith.


He was born in Nas‘a (in Khorasan) about 829 (214 AH), and traveled extensively in order to hear traditions. He resided in Egypt for a while, and then in Damascus. He died in 915 (303 AH), murdered by supporters of the Umayyads after speaking out against them. His final burial place is unknown and it may be in Meccaor Ramalah (Palestine).


May Allah (swt) be pleased with his immense contribution to Islam which allows us to learn more about our beloved role model Prophet (pbuh)