We will be making the selected chapters of Sunan Abee Dāwūd available in Arabic with vowels for all registered students in shaa' Allaah.
As for an English translation of these ḥadīths, then I only know of the three volume translation that is available.
Daar as-Salaam of Riyadh has published the other three Sunan books (Tirmithi, Nasaa'ee, Ibn Maajah), and they include both English & Arabic, with the chains still available in Arabic, which is the kind of thing we need for our course. However, as far I know, they have not released their translation of Sunan Abee Dāwūd. I think it will be 5 volumes in shaa' Allaah. I would expect it to be more appropriate for our course than the currently available one in three volumes, however it may not be available in time.
If someone knows anything more, please post it for the benefit of everyone.
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And I also found that I have a pdf of chapter as well.(See attachment)
Please note though, the chain of narrators is not included and I do not know of the accuracy or source of the translation. If you can check it to see if it is beneficial that would be great insha-Allaah.
I have access to Sahih Bukhari, Sahih Muslim, Shamaa-il at-Tirmidhi, Malik's Muwatta and Sunan Abū Dāwūd -- all typed up on my computer.
I am not sure about the authenticity of the english translations (but the Sahih al-Bukhari and Sahih Muslim are good translations.. they are Dar-us-Salaam Publications). With regards to Sunan Abi Dāwūd, then it has been translated by someone named "Professor Aḥmad Ḥasan" (i don't know who this is).
I don't know how the origional looks like, in Arabic, and how many chapters\books and other information it has. From the english information that i have, i have access to ahadith from numbers 1 to 5253.
From the english information that i have, i have access to ahadith from numbers 1 to 5253.
The topics\books are (in the english version i have); 1. Purification 2. Prayer 3. Zakat 4. The Rites of Hajj 5. Marriage 6. Divorce 7. Fasting 8. Jihd 9. Sacrifice 10. Game 11. Wills 12. Shares of Inheritance 13. Tribute, Spoils, and Rulership 14. Funerals 15. Oaths and Vows 16. Commercial Transactions 17. Wages 18. The Office of the Judge 19. Knowledge 20. Drinks 21. Food 22. Medicine 23. Divination and Omens 24. Book of Emancipation of Slaves 25. Dialetcs and Readings of the Qur'an 26. Hot Baths 27. Cloathing 28. Combing and Hair 29. Signet-Rings 30. Trials and Fierce Battles 31. The Promised Deliverer 32. Battles 33. Prescibed Punishments 34. Types of Blook-Wit 35. Model Behavior of the Prophet 36. General Behaviour
But this may be incomplete? (i don't know)
The link given below by brother Husayn on the partial online translation of Sunan Abee Dawood, then this has the Book of Fasting as "Book 7" (with ahadith number 2306 to number 2469).
The version that i have (above), the Book of Fasting is "Book 13" (with exactly the same ahadith numbers within it, numbers 2306 to 2469). -- This is a major difference that i spotted.
Maybe this can be used as a framework to work from.
Then someone who knows Arabic can look at the origional Arabic, and verify if the translation is good or bad. (?)
If you want to take a look, then reply back. (because i don't know who is Professor Aḥmad Ḥasan, therefore i have not stated how to access this yet).
Wa alaiKum as-Salaam
Fudayl ibn Iyyad (rahimahullah) stated;"A mans' fear of Allah is equal to his knowledge of Him. And his renunciation of wordly pleasures is equal to his desire in the Hereafter."