Amongst the countless blessings which almighty Allah has bestowed upon the Muslims is that he has preserved their religion for them and provided the appropriate means for Islam to be safegaurded and preserved. in that He has raised erudite scholars through whom the sunnah of the Noble Prophet. Muhammad ibn Abdullaah the seal of the Prophets, has been preserved. Thus the book of Allah and the Sunnah of the Prophet provide evidence against mankind. One of the scholars through whom Allah preserved the sunnah was Imaam Ahmad Ibn Hanbal, and one of the books that he wrote to preserve the sunnah is al-musnad, which is one of the major collections of the noble sunnah.