In Al-Fawaaid Ad-daraaree, Al-Ajloonee related that Imam Bukhari (may Allah have mercy on him) once traveled by boat on a journey to seek out knowledge and that he had taken with him 1000 dinar. One of his fellow travelers ingratiated himself with Imam Bukhari, outwardly showing him love and admiration. During the sea-voyage, the man… Continue reading Imam Bukhari and 1000 Dinars
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)?