Sahih Bukhari is a collection of sayings and deeds of Prophet Muhammad ﷺ, also known as the Sunnah. It is one of the Kutub Al-Sittah (six major hadith collections) of Islam. The reports of the Prophet’s ﷺ sayings and deeds are called ahadeeth. Imam Bukhari lived a couple of centuries after the Prophet’s (saw) death and worked extremely hard to collect his ahadeeth.
Each report in his collection was checked for compatibility with the Qur’an, and the veracity of the chain of reporters had to be painstakingly established. Bukhari’s collection is recognized by the overwhelming majority of the Muslim world to be one of the most authentic collections of the Sunnah of the Prophet ﷺ.
Imam Bukhari (full name Abu Abdullah Muhammad bin Ismail bin Ibrahim bin al-Mughira al-Ja’fai) was born in 194 A.H. and died in 256 A.H. His collection of hadeeth is considered second to none. He spent sixteen years compiling it, and ended up with 2,602 hadeeth (9,082 with repetition).
Imam Bukhari criteria for acceptance into the collection were amongst the most stringent of all the scholars of ahadeeth. Sahih Bukhari is divided into nine volumes, each of which has several books. Each book contains many ahadeeth. The ahadeeth are numbered consecutively per volume. The present volume is the urdu translation compiled into 8 volumes for easy reading and understanding.
Sahih Bukhari (8 Volume) (Translation By Maulana Muhammad Daod Raz)
About Imam Bukhari
Imam Mohammed Al-Bukhari is considered as one of the most distinguished scholars of Hadith in Islamic history. His book Sahih al-Bukhari, in which the Prophet’s words, actions, or habits were collected, is one of the greatest sources of the prophetic influence in history.
Imam Bukhari full name is Abu Abdullah Mohamed bin Ismail Al-Bukhari and was born in 194 AH (8100 AD) in Bukhara, one of the present cities of Uzbekistan. His father died when he was young, and he was raised as an orphan by his mother, who educated him well and had a role in sharpening his love and passion for science.