Archive for November, 2021

A Timeless Tale of Erudition: al-Yūnīnī and his Proverbial Manuscript of Ṣaḥīḥ al-Bukhārī

A Timeless Tale of Erudition: al-Yūnīnī and his Proverbial Manuscript of Ṣaḥīḥ al-Bukhārī
By Shaykh Muntasir Zaman
While mapping out his genealogy of Ṣaḥīḥ al-Bukhārī, Ibn Ḥajar al-ʿAsqalānī (d. 852 AH) identifies nine routes of transmission from Muḥammad ibn Y…

30 Nov 2:00 PM 0 Read More...

On the Manuscripts of Ṣaḥīḥ al-Bukhārī: Discrepancies and Disappearance of the Original Copy

On the Manuscripts of Ṣaḥīḥ al-Bukhārī: Discrepancies and Disappearance of the Original Copy
By ʿAbd al-Qādir Jalāl
Translated by Muntasir Zaman
Translator’s Preface

Orientalist studies on Ḥadīth were part of a broader investigation into Islamic history. Their criticism on the reliability of Ḥad…

24 Nov 10:15 AM 0 Read More...

An Overview of Ten Manuscripts of Ṣaḥīḥ al-Bukhārī

With at least 400 scholarly works and 2000 extant manuscripts written
over a millennium to its name, there is hardly a book in history that
has received as much scholarly attention as Imām Muḥammad ibn Ismāʿil
al-Bukhārī’s magnum opus, Ṣaḥīḥ al-Bukhārī.[1…

21 Nov 1:00 PM 0 Read More...

A Gem Among Stones: al-Ṣaghānī’s Manuscript of Ṣaḥīḥ al-Bukhārī

A Gem Among Stones: al-Ṣaghānī’s Manuscript of Ṣaḥīḥ al-Bukhārī

By Shaykh Muntasir Zaman

Modern concerns surrounding the disappearance of al-Bukhārī’s exemplar stem from a failure to grasp the nuances of Ḥadīth transmission. Consequently, Alphonse Mingana (d. 1937 CE), for one, has…

16 Nov 11:00 AM 0 Read More...

The Phrase ‘ bi dhatihi ‘ Explained

Some of the Imams of the past objected to the usage of the phrase bi dhatihi.

For example, regarding the hadith that says “God is between you and your qibla” (إِنَّ رَبَّهُ بَيْنَهُ وَبَيْنَ الْقِبْلَةِ)

Ibn Hajar al-‘Asqalani says that in this is a refutation on those who claim that God is above the…

02 Nov 3:00 PM 0 Read More...