Sahih al-Bukhari – Maknaz edition – certified by al Azhar University

The Maknaz edition of Sahih al-Bukhari is considered to be one of the best ever printed editions with meticulous attention to detail given when typesetting and the minimisation of errors when producing the final edition from the manuscript(s) used.  The above slideshow picture is from one part of an original handwritten manuscript of Sahih al-Bukhari dated 873 AH.  The printed edition found below was certified by the premier institute of Sunni Islam, al-Azhar University in Cairo, Egypt.  Some details from the publishers:

“A full-time team of qualified Hadith specialists has been working on the creation of a properly-edited and reliable text. Further, the process has benefited from the guidance of living Hadith authorities. The result has been the first critically-edited versions of the Hadith literature ever produced.

This long overdue scholarly production has met with acclaim and admiration from Hadith specialists around the world and opens new possibilities for research into early Islamic history, into Arabic literature, and into the complex disciplines of Islamic doctrine, law, and spirituality.”


Certification from al-Azhar University:

Al-Azhar University certification of Sahih al-Bukhari (Maknaz edn)
Al-Azhar University certification of Sahih al-Bukhari (Maknaz edn)

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  1. Mufti Husain Kadodia’s comments (2012) on the Maknaz edition:

    “Here is an answer I gave to someone who asked about the same collection:
    Regarding the Ihsan/Maknaz hadith collection, I would advise against spending a large sum on it especially as there does exist better editions of the Kutub as-Sittah.
    You would be better off procuring the best edition of each of those books, instead of this collection.

    The Best Editions would be:
    Bukhari- The Zuhayr Nasir edition of the Sultaniyyah, printed by Dar Tawq an-Naja, distributed by Dar Minhaj of Jeddah, however the recently printed Dar at-Ta’sil one might be better…..”

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