Who is meant by the reference 'Related by the Three or Five Compilers'

Question:

What is meant by “Related by the three” and “Related by the five”?

Answer:

The Three Compilers are Abu Dawud, Al-Tirmidhi, and Al-Nasa’i, whereas the Five Compliers refers to the three Imams mentioned previously along with Ibn Majah and Imam Ahmad.

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  • Date: Muharram 11, 1442 AH
  • Source: Fatawa Al-Lajnah Ad-Da'imah no. 18611-4
  • Muftis: Shaykh Abdul-Aziz Ibn Baz , Shaykh Abdul-Aziz Aal al-Shaykh , Shaykh Salih Fawzan , Shaykh Bakr Abu Zayd