Hadith, Sira and other important works


The Hadith, second only to the Qur’an in importance and authority, are collections of Islamic traditions and laws (Sunna). This includes traditional sayings of Muhammed and later Islamic sages. By the ninth century over 600,000 Hadith had been recorded; these were later edited down to about 25,000.

A Manual of Hadith
Translated by Maulana Muhammad Ali [1944].

Hadith of Bukhari
An extensive collection of Hadith.


Hadith (narration on the words and deeds of Muhammad):

On-line Hadith: http://www.usc.edu/schools/college/crcc/engagement/resources/texts/muslim/hadith/

Saha sitta – The Reliable Sunni Six in precedent order: Bukhari, Muslim, Abu Dawood, At-Tirmidhi, An Nisa’I and Ibn Majah

Understanding the Hadith: The Sacred Traditions of Islam, Ram Swarup, Prometheus Books

Sirah Rasul Allah (biography of Muhammad):

The Life of Muhammad, a translation of Ibn Ishaqs’ Sirat Rasul Allah, A. Guillaume, Oxford

On-line versions:

Online book & audio: Prophet of Doom Islam in Muhammad’s own words. Based on the Sira, Ta’rikh, Hadith, and Qur’an.

Milestones, Sayyid Qutb: http://majalla.org/books/2005/qutb-nilestone.pdf

The Quranic Concept of War, S.K. Malik: http://wolfpangloss.files.wordpress.com/2008/02/malik-quranic-concept-of-war.pdf

Methodology of Dawah, Shamim Siddiqi: http://www.dawahinamericas.com/bookspdf/MethodologyofDawah.pdf

The Al Qaeda Reader, Translations of Arabic texts and letters, Raymond Ibrahim, 2007

Islamic Government: Governance of the Jurist by Ayatollah Ruhollah Musawi Khomeini; Document Analysis by Salem Press, Milestone Documents in World Religions

“The Neglected Duty” by Muhammad ‘Abd al-Salam Faraj –  [PDF]

And the following list from Discover The Networks:

39 Ways to Serve the Jihad and Take Part in It
By Muhammad Bin Ahmad al-Salim

A Message to the Mujahideen in Particular and Muslims in General
By Abu Mansoor al-Amriki

Precaution, Secrecy, and Concealment
By Shaykh Abu Muhammad Asim Al-Maqdisi

Defense of the Muslim Lands
By Abdullah Azzam

Jihad and the Effects of Intention upon It
By Shaykh Abdul-Qadir Ibn Abdil-Aziz

Join the Caravan
By Abdullah Azzam

Peace Treaties with the Jews According to the Shariah
By Shaykh Abdur-Rahman Abdul-Khaliq

The Most Important Differences between Offensive Jihad and Defensive Jihad
By Husayn Ibn Mahmud

The Path to the Land of the Battle
By Imam Yusuf ibn Salih Al-Uyayri

The Clarification of What Occurred in America
By Shaykh Hamud bin Uqla Ash-Shuaybi

This Is Our Aqidah
By Shaykh Abu Muhammad Asim Al-Maqdisi

The Doubts Regarding the Ruling of Democracy in Islam
By At-Tibyan Publications

The True Islamic Concept of Jihad
By Mirza Tahir Ahmad

Verdict Regarding the Permissibility of Martyrdom Operations
By At-Tibyan Publications

The Slicing Sword
By Abd Allah ibn Abd al-Bari al-Ahdal

A Message to Every Youth
By Abdullah Azzam

A Call to Migrate from the Lands of the Disbelievers to the Lands of the Muslims
By Shaykh Abd al-Aziz bin Salih al-Jarbu

Immigration and Jihad
Translated by Najim al-Khafaji

The Quranic Concept of War
By S. K. Malik

By Syed Qutb

An Explanatory Memorandum on the General Strategic Goal for the Group in North America
By Mohamed Akram (Muslim Brotherhood)

Declaration of Jihad against the Country’s Tyrants
The Al Qaeda Manual

The HAMAS Charter

The Hezbollah Program (founding charter)

4 thoughts on “Hadith, Sira and other important works

    • Thank you for telling me that Mike. That is why I’m doing this blog. I know I’m a very small cog in the wheel but I hope my site is helping to inform people.

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