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Sahih al-Bukhari

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Sahih al-Bukhari

Sahih al-Bukhari (Arabic: صحيح البخاري‎), also known as Bukhari Sharif (Arabic: بخاري شريف‎), is one of the Kutub al-Sittah (six major hadith collections) of Sunni Islam.[1] These hadith, were collected by the Muslim scholar Muhammad al-Bukhari. Among Sunni Muslims, it is considered the most authentic book after the Quran.[2] Sahih al-Bukhari together with Sahih Muslim is known as Sahihayn.

Imam Bukhari, from the age of 16 traveled a lot of places to collect hadith reports. It is reported that he collected nearly 600,000 ahadith in his collection. Experts say that the number of full-isnad sayings mount up to roughly 7,397, and without considering repetitions of the same report, the number of hadith sayings reduces to roughly 2,602.[3]


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  1. Mabadi Tadabbur-i-Hadith, Amin Ahsan Islahi
  2. Brown, Jonathan (5 June 2007). The Canonization of Al-Bukh?r? and Muslim: The Formation and Function of the Sunn? ?ad?th Canon. BRILL. ISBN 978-9004158399 – via Google Books.
  3. A.C. Brown, Jonathan (2009). Hadith: Muhammad's Legacy in the Medieval and Modern World (Foundations of Islam series). Oneworld Publications. p. 32. ISBN 978-1851686636.