• In the name of Allah , the Entirely Merciful, the Especially Merciful.
  • Guide us to the straight path [Al-Fātiĥah 1:6]
  • And do not mix the truth with falsehood or conceal the truth while you know [it].[Al-Baqarah 2:42]
  • And who is better in speech than he who invites to Allah and does righteous deeds, and says: 'I am one of the Muslims. [Fussilat 41:33]
  • So relate the stories, perhaps they may reflect[Al-Araf 7:176]
  • And whatever the Messenger gives you, take it, and whatever he forbids you, leave it... [Al-Hashr 59:7]

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Imam Al Bukhari (194 - 265)

Categories: The Scholars of Hadith

Taken from Minhaj-ul-Qur'an Monthly Magazine, March 1995, pp. 30-37

By: Sheikh al-Hadith `Allama Ghulam Rasul Sa`idi
Translated by: `Allamah Ishfaq Alam Qadri and M. Iqtidar

Imam al-Bukhari is one of the most eminent of those pious people who have gave endless bliss upon the Muslim Nation of Prophet Mohammad (PBUH). This is made manifest in the book of Ahadith an-Nabawi that Imam Al Bukhari has compiled, commonly known as Sahih al-Bukhari. It is universally acknowledged as the most authentic book after the Holy Qur�an. So long as there is one Muslim left on the Earth, the blessings of Imam Bukhari will have a place in his or her Iman and Islam. Let us briefly examine below a short survey of his life and works.

His Early Years

Imam al-muhaddithin Hadrat Imam Abu `Abdullah Muhammad ibn Ismail al-Bukhari was born on the 13th of the Islamic month of S Read More »

Imam Muslim (202 - 261H)

Categories: The Scholars of Hadith

The full name of Imam Muslim is Abu'l-Husain 'Asakir-ud-Din Muslim b. Hajjaj al-Qushayri al-Naisaburi. "Muslim. The third Century of the Hijrah (migration to Madinah) has been the most congenital period for the collection and development of the Prophet (salAllahu alayhi wasalam)'s traditions in the Muslim world.
During this period, as many as six well-known collections, popularly called as 'Sahih Sitta' (Six authentic collections) saw the light of day. These included the Sahih Al-Bukhari and Sahih Muslim.

During this period, conditions were exremely favourable for the collection of traditions (ahadith). A certain unanimity had been attained on all disputed points, particularly on questions of Law and doctrine, and a definite opinion regarding the value of most traditions had been formed by the well-known Muslim scholars. It was thus possible to proceed and collect all such tradi Read More »

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