ABU DAWUD, Sulaiman bin Al-Ash^ath
Abu Dawud, Sulaiman bin Al-Ash^ath bin Ishaq Al-Azdi As-Sijistani, who was one of the eminent Imam of Hadith, was born in 202H. He studied Hadith under Imam Ahmad bin Hanbal along with Al-Bukhari and taught many of the later scholars of Hadith, like At-Tirmidhi and An-Nasa‘i. Though Abu Dawud collected 5,00,000 Hadith, he compiled 4,800 Hadith only in his book entitled As-Sunan, which he taught in Baghdad and other major cities at that time. He died at Basra on Friday in the month of Shawwal 275 H. Sunan Abu Dawud has been translated to English.