This Sunan is one of the six is al-Mujtaba or as-Sunan as-Sughara, which is a synopsis of a large collection of Ahadith that he considered to be fairly reliable. In the smaller collection, only those Ahadiths that he considered to be reliable have been included.
It was compiled by the great scholar of Ahadith, Abu Abdur-Rahman Ahmad bin Shu`aib bin An-Nasai. Imam An-Nasai, like other great scholars of Ahadith, traveled to Baghdad, Ash-Sham, Egypt, Makkah, and many other cities to seek knowledge. He received the praises of many scholars including Ad-Daraqutni who said about him: `He is given preference over all others who are mentioned with this knowledge from the people of his time`. Some scholars consider his compilation to have the least number of defective or weak narrations among the four Sunans. This great book of his contains 5761 Ahadiths, making it an invaluable addition to anyone`s library.