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Imam Mohammed Al- Bukhari (Scholar, Author)

Imam Mohammed Al-Bukhari is recognized as one of Islamic history’s most distinguished Hadith experts. One of the most important sources of prophetic influence in history is his book Sahih al-Bukhari, which records the Prophet’s words, actions, and habits.

Imam Bukhari’s real name was Abu Abdullah Mohamed bin Ismail Al-Bukhari, and he was born in Bukhara, Uzbekistan, in the year 194 AH (8100 AD). His father died while he was a child, and he was raised as an orphan by his mother, who taught him well and encouraged him to pursue his interest in science.

He had an eye disease as a child, which caused him to fear losing his sight, but he was cured. As a child, he was intelligent and had a good recall, which was one of the attributes that subsequently helped him collect the Prophet’s words and actions (Hadith).

He memorized the Holy Quran and acquired the fundamentals of Islam in his youth. While he was still a young boy, he had memorized thousands of Hadith. Bukhara’s atmosphere, which at the time was one of the world’s scientific centers, also aided him. He routinely attended discussions with scientists and religious scholars.

The Crown Prince has been linked to several significant changes in the Kingdom, including He traveled to Mecca with his mother and brother Ahmed when he was 16 to do the Hajj pilgrimage and stayed to learn more. He would spend the next six years in the holy city, collecting Hadiths.

Then, for the same reason, he traveled to numerous places, from Baghdad to Kufa, Damascus, Egypt, Khorasan, and others, researching and collecting more Hadiths. He apparently did not write any of them until he had performed wudu (a type of Islamic ceremonial purification that involves washing areas of the body) and prayed two rak’ahs (a single unit of Islamic prayers).

In Hadith, he adopted a stringent procedure, questioning the narrators and references, and he became a symbol in this part for proper classification and scrutiny.

He classified more than twenty books, including “the odd-literature” and “the great history,” which is a book of translations with the names of modern narrators arranged by the letters of the lexicon, and “the small history,” a brief history of the Prophet and his companions and narrators who came after them, in addition to the basic reference “Sahih al-Bukhari” of the Hadiths.

The history of his authoring of “Al-Jama’ah al-Sahih,” also known as “Sahih al-Bukhari,” the first classified book in the correct abstract and regarded as proof of eagerness, sincerity, and intelligence. It took 166 years of difficult cross-country travel.

He did not rush to publish the book, instead of conducting numerous reviews, modifications, and investigations until he arrived at the final version, which had 7,275 Hadiths chosen by Bukhari from a total of 600,000, and in which he meticulously checked the narrations.

He established criteria for accepting the hadith narrator’s narrative, including being contemporaneous with those who relayed it and having heard the person himself speak, as well as trust, fairness, discipline, mastery, science, and honesty.

On the night of Eid-ul-Fitr of 256 Hijri (870 AD) Imam Al Bukhari passed away and he was buried there. Imam Bukhari passed away at the age of 62 years and with his demise, the entire Muslim Ummah mourned.

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