Literature

Difference in Hadith wording between the primary and secondary source

Question

When studying Hadith, there are many instances wherein the author of a book like Riyadus Salihin, may cite a Hadith with certain words and reference it to a Hadith book like Sahih Bukhari, but when we refer to the primary source, then the wording is different.

What are rules regarding such Hadiths and would such an attribution be incorrect?

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Books that gather the statements/incidents of the Salaf

Question

Are there any books that specifically gather the sayings and anecdotes of the Sahabah (radiyallahu ‘anhum) Tabi’un in relation to encouraging good deeds, zuhd (asceticism) and riqaq (narrations that soften the heart)?

Which are the best and most reliable books to use for this purpose?

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