Sahih Ibn Khuzaymah is one of the books of Hadith of the Prophet. It is among the Hadith books of valuable consideration by Ahlu Sunnah wal Jamaa’ah. In addition to Sahih Ibn Hibban and Al-Mustadrak ‘Ala Sahihayn by Al-Hakim An-Naisaburi, it is deemed one of the most important books that were written on Al-Sahih Al-Mujarrad (the Absolute Authentic) after the two authentic books of Al-Bukhari and Muslim.
The original title of the book is: Mukhtasar al-mukhtasar min al-musnad as-Sahih ‘an An-Nabiyy bi-naqli al-‘Adl ‘ani Al-‘Adl Mawsoulan ilayhe min Ghayri Qat’in fi Athnaa’ al-Isnaad wa la jurhin fi Naaqili al-Akhbar (The Summary of the Abridged version from the Authentic Narrations of the Prophet, supported by a continuous linkage of upright narrators without any breaks in the chain or any narrators that have been deemed unreliable). It is made clear to us from the book that its author Ibn Khuzaymah had stipulated that he reported only what he had of authentic Hadiths, with trustworthy narrators and uninterrupted chain of transmission.
Sahih Ibn Khuzaymah occupies a high position among the books of Hadith; the importance of this book appears through the authenticity of its Hadiths, the scholarly position of its author and its high degree in Islamic sciences. Sahih Ibn Khuzaymah is considered the most correct of the seven authentic books after the two authentic books by Al-Bukhari and Muslim.
Al-Suyuti said: “Sahih Ibn Khuzaymah is more authentic on the whole than Ṣaḥiḥ Ibn Hibban because Ibn Khuzaymah investigated his narrations very thoroughly, to the degree that he refused to accept a narration if there exist the slightest doubt about its authenticity.”