Please see below for details of an excellent free course offered by Madina Masjid in Oldham, which starts this Saturday.
For more information please contact Br. Zaffer on 0797 786 1931 or goto http://www.madinamosqueoldham.org/
THE COMMENTARY AND ENGLISH TRANSLATION OF SAHIH AL BUKHARI
By Abu Awais Imaam Muhammad Zahoor Chishty (Imaam of Madina Mosque Coppice Oldham)
Course lectures will be on Saturdays
Course will start on Saturday 3rd Sept 2011
First lecture and Q & A will be start at 6.30pm
At Madina Mosque and Islamic Centre, Clydesdale Street, off Gainsborough Avenue, Oldham, OL8 1BT
The Course is open free to all brothers and sisters (Students are required to make own notes)
It has been unanimously agreed upon that Imaam Bukhari’s work is the most Authentic of all the other works in Hadith literature put together. The authenticity of Imaam Al Bukhari’s (Almighty Allah be Pleased with Him) work is such that the religious learned scholars of Islam said concerning Him, “The most authentic book after the book of Allah Ta’la (i.e The Glorious Quran) is Sahih Al-Bukhari.”
Imaam Bukhari was born on the 13th of Shawaal in the year 194 AH. In Bukhara in the land of Khurasan (West Turkistan). His real name is Muhammad bin Ismail bin Al-Mughirah Al-Bukhari. His father died when he was still a young child and he was looked after by his mother. At the age of ten he started acquiring the knowledge of Hadith. He travelled to Makkah Al Mukkaramah when he was sixteen years old accompanied by his mother and elder brother. It seemed that Imaam Bukhari (Allah Ta’la be pleased with Him) loved Makkah Al-Mukkaramah and its learned religious scholars for he remained in there after bidding farewell to his Mother and brother. He spent two years in Makkah and then went to Al Madina Al Munawwara. After spending a total of six years in Hijaz which comprises Makkah and Madinah, He left for Basrah, Kufa and Baghdad and visited many other places including Egypt and Syria. He came to Baghdad on many occasions. He met many religious learned scholars including Imaam Ahmad bin Hanbal (Almighty Allah be pleased with Him).
Many a story has been told about Imaam Bukhari regarding his struggles in gathering the Ahadith of the Beloved Prophet Muhammad (Peace and Blessings of Allah Ta’la be upon Him). He travelled to many places gathering the precious gems that fell from the lips of the Noble Prophet Muhammad (Peace and Blessings of Allah Ta’la be upon Him). It is said that Imaam Bukhari collected over 300,000 Ahadith and he himself memorized 200,000 of which some were unreliable.
Imaam Bukhari (Almighty Allah be Pleased with Him) was born at a time when the Ahadith were being forged either to please the rulers or kings or to corrupt the religion of Islam. It is said that Imaam Bukhari (Before compiling Sahih Al Bukhari) saw in a dream that he was standing in front of the Prophet Muhammad (Peace and Blessings of Allah Ta’la be upon Him) having a fan in his hand and driving away the flies from the Prophet. Imam asked those in his time who would interpret dreams. They interpreted his dream that he will drive away the falsehood asserted against the Prophet (Peace and Blessings of Allah Ta’la be upon Him).
This was a great task for him to sift the forged Ahadith from the authentic ones. He worked day and night and although he had memorised such a large number he only chose approximately 7,275 with repetition and about 2,230 without repetition of which there is no doubt about their authenticity.
Before he recorded each Hadith he would make ablution and offer two rakah prayer and supplicate to his lord. Many religious scholars of Islam have tried to find fault in the great remarkable collection Sahih Al Bukhari but without success. It is for this reason, they unanimously agreed that the most authentic book after the book of Allah Ta’la is Sahih Al-Bukhari.
Imaam Bukhari (Almighty Allah be pleased with Him) died of 1st Shawaal in the year 256AH and was buried in Khartank, a village near Samarkand. May Allah Have mercy on His soul, Ameen