In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful Narrated Abu Huraira radhiAllahu ‘anhu that Allah’s Messenger salAllahu ‘alayhi wa sallam said, “By Him in Whose Hands my life is, none of you will have faith till he loves me more than his father and his children.” [Volume 1, Book 2, Number 14]… Continue reading Hadeeth # 14 & 15 No Faith without Loving the Prophet
Narrated Ibn ‘Abbas radhiAllahu ‘anhu: Allah’s Messenger salAllahu ‘alayhi wa sallam was the most generous of all the people, and he used to reach the peak in generosity in the month of Ramadan when Jibreel [Gabriel] met him. Jibreel used to meet him every night of Ramadan to teach him the Qur’an. Allah’s Messenger salAllahu… Continue reading Hadeeth # 6: Peak of Generosity in the Month of Ramadan
Narrated Sa'eed bin Jubair: Ibn ‘Abbas radhiAllahu ‘anhu in the explanation of the statement of Allah: Move not your tongue concerning (the Quran) to make haste therewith, [al-Qiyamah 75: 16] said, “Allah’s Messenger salAllahu ‘alayhi wa sallam used to bear the revelation with great trouble and used to move his lips (quickly) with the Inspiration.”… Continue reading Hadeeth # 5: Move Not Your Tongue in Haste while Reciting the Qur’an
Narrated Jabir bin 'Abdullah Al-Ansari while talking about the period of pause in revelation reporting the speech of the Prophet salAllahu ‘alayhi wa sallam, “While I was walking, all of a sudden I heard a voice from the sky. I looked up and saw the same angel who had visited me at the cave of… Continue reading Hadeeth # 4: The Period of Pause of Revelation
Narrated ‘A’ishah radhiAllahu ‘anha: The commencement of the Divine Inspiration to Allah’s Messenger salAllahu ‘alayhi wa sallam was in the form of good dreams which came true like bright day light, and then the love of seclusion was bestowed upon him. He used to go in seclusion in the cave of Hira where he used… Continue reading Hadeeth # 3: The Love for Seclusion and True Dreams before Divine Inspiration
Commentary: Saheeh Al-Bukhari: Kitab al-Wahi [the Book of Revelation] Narrated ‘A’ishah radhiAllahu ‘anha: Al-Harith bin Hisham asked Allah’s Messenger salAllahu ‘alayhi wa sallam, “O Allah’s Messenger! How is the Divine Inspiration revealed to you?” Allah’s Messenger replied, “Sometimes it is (revealed) like the ringing of a bell, this form of Inspiration is the hardest of… Continue reading Hadeeth # 2: How was the Divine Inspiration [Wahi] revealed?
Commentary: Saheeh Al-Bukhari: Kitab al-Wahi [the Book of Revelation] Since we are studying the hadeeth of Rasoolullah salAllahu ‘alayhi wa sallam, from its adaab [etiquette] it is to recite the Durood. This book contains a collection of the circumstances in which the Divine Inspiration [Wahi] started to be revealed to Allah’s Messenger salAllahu ‘alayhi wa… Continue reading Hadeeth # 1: The Reward of Deeds depends upon the Intentions
Al-Bukhari’s Writings Although, Imam Al-Bukhari compiled numerous books on the science of hadeeth, his most significant contribution is the Saheeh Al-Bukhari which he titled, Al-Jami Al-Saheeh Al-Musnad Al-Mukhtasar min Umoorir Rasool Allah wa Sunanihi wa Ayyamihi [the Abridged Collection of Authentic Ahadeeth with Connected Chains regarding Matters Pertaining to the Prophet, His Practices and His… Continue reading The Compilation of Saheeh Al-Bukhari
Part 1 A Gifted Ability to Memorize From a young age, he displayed unique ability to understand complex issues of law. However, that was not all. Al-Bukhari was also bestowed by impeccable memory and would remember long and complex chains of narrations of ahadeeth. For a hadeeth to be considered authentic, a reliable chain of… Continue reading Who was Imam Al-Bukhari (Part 2)?
It has been unanimously agreed that Imam Bukhari’s work is the most authentic of all the other works in hadeeth literature put together. The authenticity of Al-Bukari’s work is such that the learned scholars of Islam said, “The most authentic book after the Book of Allah (i.e. the Qur’an) is Saheeh Al-Bukhari.” Imam Bukhari was… Continue reading Who was Imam Al-Bukhari (Part 1)?