Musnad Abu Yaʽla, or Musnad Abu Yala (Arabic: مسند أبي يعلى), is a Hadith book, and was written by Imam Abu Yaʽla al-Mawsili (210 – 307 AH).
About The Book
This book contains 7555 Ahadith of the prophet Muhammad s.a.w and is considered as one of the authentic books of Hadith. A lot of scholars of Hadith referred from this book in their writings including Hafidh Dhahabi in his books "Tadhkira Huffaz", in "Siyar A'lam al-Nubala" and in "Duwal al-Islam", as well as Hafiz Ibn Kathir in "Al-Bidaya Wal Nihaya", Imam Mundhiri in "Al-Targhib", Imam Ilae in Nasabul Ra'yah, Imam Hajar Asqalani in Fathul Bari and Imam Manawi in "Faidhul Qadeer".
One of its characteristics is that the author has compiled and collected Ahadith according to Sahaba's Masanid as Musnad al-Siddique, Musnad Umar, Musnad Ali and then Masanid of Ashra Mubashira and others.
Hafiz Nuruddin al-Hathimi has written its brief sharh named as "Al-Maqsadul A'la Fi Zawaid Abi Ya'la". Hafidh Ibn Hajar also made Hashiya named as "Al-Matalib al-Aliya Fi Zawaid al-Masanid al-Thamaniya.
About The Author
Abu Ya'la Ahmad bin Ali bin Muthanna bin Yahya al-Tamimi al-Mosuli was born in 210 Hijri in Mosul (Northern Iraq).Imam Dahabi called him as "Muhaddith of Mosul". He spent hundred years of his age and devoted his whole life to teaching and serving the Qur'an & Sunnah. He passed away in 307 Hijri in Mosul.
Imam Abu Ya'la narrates specially from Imam Yahya bin Ma'in, Ali bin al-Mudaini, Imam Ahmad bin Hanbal and others. Ibn Hibban, Tabarani, Ibn 'Adi and others narrate from him (Abu Ya'la).