Sunnis regard this collection as third in strength of their Six major Hadith collections. Al-Mujtaba (English: the selected) has about 5270 hadith, including repeated narrations, which the author selected from his larger work, As-Sunan al-Kubra.
Among those who have written commentaries of this hadith collection are:
- Imam al-Suyuti: Published under the name Sharh al-Suyuti 'ala Sunan al-Nisa'i by Maktabah al-Matbou'at in Aleppo in 1986.
- al-Sindi: Published under the name Hashiyat al-Sindi 'ala al-Nisa'i by Maktabah al-Matbou'at in Aleppo in 1986.
- Sunan An Nasai - Searchable Sunan Al Sughra by Imam An Nasai