Posted on 06/28/2012 by marina

AN-NASA’I. النساىي
“Sunanu ‘n-Nasa’i,” or al-Mujtaba (the selected), a name given to the collection of traditions by Abu Abdi’r-Rahman Ahmad an-Nasa’i. Born A.H. 215,died A.H. 303. He first compiled a large collection of traditions called the Sunanu l-Kubra, but he afterwards revised the whole and admitted only those traditions which were of authority. This collection (Sunanu ‘s-Sittah, or is one of the Katuba ‘s-Sittah, or six (correct) books.” [TRADITIONS.]

Based on Hughes, Dictionary of Islam