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The Sahih Muslim (صحيح مسلم) or "The Correct of Muslim" is one of the most esteemed collections of hadith in Sunni Islamic jurisprudence, second only to the collection of Sahih Bukhari. It was compiled by scholar Abu Alhusayn Muslim bin Al-Hajaaj bin Ward bin Kushadh Al-Qusayri Al-Nisaburi (أبو الحسين مسلم بن الحجاج بن مسلم بن ورد بن كوشاذ القشيري النيسابوري). Muslim bin Al-Hajaaj was born in Nishapur, in modern day Iran, in the year 822 AD (206 hijri). Along with Sahih Bukhari, Sahih Muslim forms the core of the traditions around the prophet Muhammad which are the foundation of fiqh.
Life of Muslim bin Al-Hajaaj
Muslim bin Al-Hajaaj was born in al-Kushayri al-Naysaburi in what is today modern Persia, in the Islamic year 202/common era year 817, or more possibly in 206/821. He travelled all over the middle east, to Iraq, the Hijaz, Syria and Egypt, seeking 'ilm علم -- (religious) knowledge. He learned under a number of famous hadith scholars. He died in the hijri year 261/common era year 875. *