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What is Hadith Bukhari or Sahih Bukhari?

Allah Almighty protected the Islamic religion from the the corrupt plot, so He had prepared some great men to preserve the Sunnah of the Prophet (SAW). From this preservation is Hadith Bukhari. To know Hadith Bukhari or Sahih Bukhari we have to learn more about who Bukhari is. It is said that Hadith Bukhari and Sahih Muslim are the most authentic books after the Holy Quran.  

Brief biography of Imam Bukhari:

  Imam Bukhari is Muhammad ibn Abdullah Abo Abdullah Al Bukhari (may Allah have Mercy on Him). Al Bukhari was born on Friday on 13 Shawwal, and he was raised in a house that respects science. He has collected Hadith Bukhari for 16 years, and the the number of the collected Hadiths are 2761 Hadith (without repeated ones). And there are 4000 Hadiths in Sahih Muslim (without repeated ones).

What is the motivation behind writing sahih Al Bukhari?

He said that: we were with Ishaq Ibn Rahawya who said that it is better to collect the Hadiths of our beloved Prophet (SAW), these words fell into my heart, and I decided to do this work. These Hadiths were collected from 600 thousand Hadiths.

Hadith Bukhari is a collection of sayings and deeds of Prophet Muhammad (SAW):

When we define Sunnah, we say that it is the sayings and deeds of our beloved Prophet Muhammad (SAW). This Sunnah is collected in the Sahih Al Bukhari book in the form of Hadith.

We will take an example and its explanation from Hadith Bukhari:

عن أبي هريرة رضي الله عنه، عن النبي صلى الله عليه وسلم قال: ((مَن نفَّس عن مؤمنٍ كربةً من كُرَب الدنيا، نفَّس الله عنه كربةً من كُرَب يوم القيامة، ومن يسَّر على معسرٍ، يسَّر الله عليه في الدنيا والآخرة، ومن ستر مسلمًا ستره الله في الدنيا والآخرة، واللهُ في عون العبد ما كان العبد في عون أخيه، ومن سلك طريقًا يلتمس فيه علمًا، سهَّل الله له به طريقًا إلى الجنة، وما اجتمع قومٌ في بيتٍ من بيوت الله يتلون كتاب الله ويتدارسونه بينهم، إلا نزلت عليهم السكينة، وغشيتهم الرحمة، وحفتهم الملائكة، وذكرهم الله فيمن عنده، ومن بطَّأ به عمله لم يسرع به نسبه))؛ رواه بهذا اللفظ مسلم.

The translation of the Hadith is:

Whoever removes a worldly grief from a believer, Allah will remove from him one of the griefs of the Day of judgment. And whoever Reduces the need of the person in need, Allah will reduce his needs in this world and the Hereafter. Whoever shields a Muslim, Allah will shield him in this world and the Hereafter. And God will help his servant as long as he helps his brother. And whoever walks on the path to seek knowledge in it, God will facilitate the path of Heaven to him. People do not gather in one of God’s homes, they read the Book of God and study it among themselves, except that tranquility descends on them, mercy covers them, and angels surround them, and God reminds them among those who are with him. And whoever is slowed down by his actions, will not be hastened forward by his lineage.  

Simple explanation of the Hadith:

In this Hadith the Prophet (SAW) has advised his nation to help each other. If there is a problem that we can solve and help in, we must not be late and help. We must believe in the promises of our beloved Prophet (SAW), he has promised us the help of God when we help each other. Helping Muslims is found in many Hadiths as:

قال رسول االله صلى االله علیه وسلم: “لا یؤمن أحدكم حتى یحب لأخیه ما یحبه لنفسه”.

The translations of this Hadith is: “None believes unless he loves good for his brother as he loves good for himself.   See More : Hadith on Orphans

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