Abu Dawud, that he recognized and addressed by the scientific community and the public traditions of Islam. His full name is Abu Dawud ibn Sulayman ibn Ishaq al-Ash'ath Bisyri bin Shaddad bin bin 'Amr bin' Imron al-Azdi al-Sijistani. He was born in the year 202 AD H/817, and died at the age of 73 years, precisely on Friday 14 Shawwal 275 H/888 M in the city of Basra, and was buried beside the grave Sufyan Ats-Thaury.
Abu Dawud's reputation soared, after he gained political legitimacy and position of the governor of Basra, which means that you still caliph Al Muwaffaq, who asked him to become a lecturer in the city of Basra.
Sunan Abu Dawud, can be regarded as a monumental work that is born from the hands of a muhaddits (hadith scholars) in the third century of Hijra, because this book is not only specifically collect hadith fiqh (Islamic law), but also in systematic studies, he was an expert the first hadith hadith in order to write the book of fiqh studies.
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