a compilation done by Imam Bukhari, is the most authentic
collection of Ahadith (Sayings of Muhammad
Imam Bukhari memorized more than 200,000 traditions of
the Messenger of Allah, Muhammad S, and had collected and written
over 300,000 of them. Imam Bukhari, in his quest for seeking
knowledge about the traditions of the Messenger of Allah, Muhammad
S; studied under numerous teachers.
Imam Bukhari carefully researched the authenticity of
each of the Hadith (Saying of Muhammad
S) he had painstakingly collected. He devised his own strigent system
to examine the entire chain of narrators for any possible weakness,
and outright rejected the Hadith (Saying of
Muhammad S) if it deed not meet the standard of his scrutiny.
Sahih Bukhari, the life-long work Imam
Bukhari, is a compilation of 7275 Ahadith
(Sayings of Muhammad S). Excluding the repeated ones,
the number of Ahadith (Sayings of Muhammad
S) comes to about 4,000.
All ‘Ulama” (Religious Scholars) agree on the authenticity of
Sahih Bukhari, and consider it the most
Besides traveling to Makkah and Madinah, Imam
Bukhari visited Egypt, Hijaz, Kufa,
Baghdad and many other seats of learning for his
Full name of Imam Bukhari was Abu Abdullah Muhammad
Ibn Isma’il Ibn Ibrahim Ibn Mughirah
Ibn Bardizbah Al-Bukhari. He was born on the 13th of Shawwal
in 194H (Hijrah) (810 CE), in Bukhara in the territory
of Khurasan (West Turkistan), thus
given him his title Bukhari.
He died on 30th of Ramadan, 256H (Hijrah)
(31 August 870CE) in Bukhara, where he had settled
during the final phase of his life.