The Soundness of Ṣaḥīḥ Bukhārī

By Dr. Mohammad Akram Nadwi and translated by Dr Abu Zayd To access the original arabic, follow this link Some people have written the following: “If everything in Bukhārī is authentic, then it would mean that a person should wake up and eat seven dates from Madīnah followed by drinking poison, in order to affirm the ḥadīth of Bukhārī that this would not harm him.” When our noble teacher Majd Makkī was sent these mocking words regarding the soundest book after the Book of God, he asked me for my thoughts. It would appear from this person’s formulation of his…

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Authenticating the Ascription of Ṣaḥiḥ al-Bukhārī to its Author

By Dr. Mohammad Akram Nadwi and translated by Tariq Pandor To access the original arabic, follow this link (Part 1 of a series of articles covering the authentication of the ascription of Ṣaḥiḥ al-Bukhārī to its author, the value of the copy of al-Firabrī, and the explanation of some difficult hadiths in the Ṣaḥiḥ) They said: Someone is raising questions that cast doubt on the ascription of the Ṣaḥiḥ to its author. He has based his doubt on the following: the lack of existence of Imam al-Bukhārī’s (d. 256 AH) copy of his own book and the fact that it…

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