The Hadith is the second most important Islamic book after the Quran. The book is often referred to as “The backbone of Islamic culture” because of its immense influence on Islamic societies, morality, and spiritual life. While the Quran is based solely on revelations written down immediately after the Prophets death, the Hadith merely bear status as guidelines and narratives rooted in Islamic folklore. – Actually, “Hadith” means “stories” or “narratives”. This does not mean, however, that the content is taken less seriously. Only a small minority of Muslims rejects the Hadith and its content is the basis for Islamic legal systems such as Sharia and Fiqh. Furthermore, The Hadith is a foundation for the most authoritative Quran-comments and it is still today referred to by almost all branches of Islam when studying and resolving questions about the sayings of the Quran.
The Hadith is a huge work. This English edition consists of 9 volumes collected in a single PDF-file with a total of 2.535 pages. Download The Hadith here: