Posted on 06/08/2012 by __socrates

Abu ‘l-Husam Muslim, son of al-Hajjaj al-Qushairi, the compiler of the collection of the Traditions known as the Sahibu Muslim, was born at Haishapiir, A.H. 204, and died A.H. 261. His book of traditions ranks amnong the Sunnis a but second in authority to the Sahihu ‘l-Bukhari. The two works being styled the Sahihan, or the two authorities.” It is said to contain 3,000 authentic traditions. [TRADITIONS.]

Based on Hughes, Dictionary of Islam