Author: Imam Nasai
Sunan an-Nasa'i is a collection of hadith compiled by Imam Ahmad an-Nasa'i (rahimahullah). His collection is unanimously considered to be one of the six canonical collections of hadith (Kutub as-Sittah) of the Sunnah of the Prophet (peace be on him). It contains roughly 5700 hadith (with repetitions) in 52 books.
AÃ¡Â¸Â¥mad ibn Shu`ayb ibn `AlÃ„Â« ibn SÃ„Â«nÃ„Ân AbÃ…Â« `Abd ar-RaÃ¡Â¸Â¥mÃ„Ân al-NasÃ„Â'Ã„Â« (214 - 303 AH/ ca. 829 - 915 AD/CE), was born in the year 214 A.H in the famous city of Nasa, situated in Western Asia known at that time as Khurasan which was a famous centre for Islamic knowledge where many Ulama were situated and studies in hadith and fiqh was at its peak. He primarily attended the gatherings and circles of knowledge in his town where he specialized in his study of hadith. When he was 20 years old, he started traveling and made his first journey to Qutaibah. He covered the Arabian Peninsula seeking knowledge from the Ulama and Muhadditheen of Iraq, Kufa, Hijaz, Syria and Egypt . Finally he decided to settle in Egypt.