English Translation by Dr M. Muhsin Khan. Sahih Bukhari is a collection of sayings and deeds of Prophet Muhammad (SAW), also known as the sunnah. The reports of the Prophet's sayings and deeds are called ahadith. Bukhari lived a couple of centuries after the Prophet's death and worked extremely hard to collect his ahadith. Each … Continue reading Sahih Bukhari – Introduction
There are a number of books compiled by Bukhari however, Sahih Bukhari has gained great esteem and a high status in the learning and praying of ahadith.A specific date has not been known as to when he had started the writing of Sahih Bukhari, however, we do know that after he had finished he had … Continue reading Sahih Bukhari – Background
The famous and respected Muhaddith, Imam Bukhari's genealogy is as follows: Mohammed Ibn Ismail Ibn Ibrahim Ibn Mugheera Ibn Bardizbah. His father Ismail was a well-known and famous Muhaddith in his time and had been blessed with the chance of being in the company of Imam Malik, Hammad Ibn Zaid and also Abdullah Ibn Mubarak. … Continue reading Brief Biography of Imam Bukhari.
Bukhari first started listening and learning ahadith in 205 A.H., and after profiting from the Ulamaa of his town he started his travels in 210 A.H. There are a great number of teachers from whom Bukhari actually gained his much respected knowledge. It has been known to be said by Imam Bukhari himself that, "I … Continue reading Sahih Bukhari – Teachings
Bukhari had one very special attribute which was to put everyone's happiness before his own. One incident which proves this is when Bukahri's slave-girl was entering the room in which Bukhari was seated however, approaching the door she stumbled; causing Bukhari to warn, "Be careful as to where you are walking." The slave-girl replied haughtily … Continue reading Sahih Bukhari – Special Attributes
It was here that he spent the month of Ramadaan and in the month of Shawwaal headed towards Samarqand, where death found him whilst he was travelling. Bukhari died in the month of Shawwaal 256 A.H., at the age of 62. (To Allah we belong and to Him we shall return.)