The Musannaf of Abdur Razzaq is a very early book of Hadith that was collected by al-Imaam ‘Abdur Razzaq as-San‘ani. It not only contains a huge number of hadith attributed directly to The Prophet Muhammad (alayhi salat wa salam), but also from the Sahabah and early Muslim scholars. The title roughly means "The Categorized", which suggests the nature of this hadith collection, as it is arranged according to categories of Fiqh.
History behind this Book:
The book of Hafiz al-San'ani (Rahimahullaah), Musannaf of Abdur Razzaq was lost and mixed up with other books, and could not be differentiated for almost 1100 years until it was arranged and edited by the Indian Scholar Maulana Habib ar-Rahman al-Azmi. Maulana Habib al-Rahman who has worked on numerous books of Ahadith was famous for his vast knowledge of the hadith. It took him almost 20 years to complete this historical work and it was published in Beirut.
The hadith in the Musannaf come mainly from three people: Ma'mar Ibn Rashid (d. AD 770), Ibn Jurayj, and Sufyan ath-Thawri. (May Allaah be pleased with them all) There are also relatively small numbers of hadith from Sufyan Ibn 'Uyayna, Abu Hanifa, and Malik Ibn Anas among a large number of other people. Most of them are said to have been compilers of hadith books in their own right.
Printed in 12 Volumes on white paper.