Book/Printed Material The Fourth Volume of al-Bukhari's Collection of Authentic Hadiths.

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Title

  • The Fourth Volume of al-Bukhari's Collection of Authentic Hadiths.

Summary

  • Muhammad ibn Isma'il al-Bukhari (810--70) was born in Bukhara, present-day Uzbekistan, and died in Khartank, near Samarkand, also in present-day Uzbekistan. He is considered by Sunni Muslims to be the most authoritative collector of hadiths-reports of statements or deeds attributed to the Prophet Muhammad. Al-Bukhari's collection, commonly known as Sahīh al-Bukhārī (Authentic hadiths compiled by al-Bukhari), was completed in 846. It was the first work of its kind exclusively dedicated to hadiths, and is the most authoritative of the so-called Six Books-canonical collections that were written down some 200 years after the death of the Prophet Muhammad. These books ultimately cemented the role of hadith as the second most important source of Islamic jurisprudence, after the Qurʼan. According to an index by Islamic scholar Muhammad Fuad Abdul Baqi, Sahīh al-Bukhārī has 97 kitab (books) in its entirety. However, modern-day publishers have produced the mammoth work in a varying number of volumes, depending upon how much they add to it from the large body of work that has grown over the centuries. This manuscript copy preserves a volume four of an unknown number of volumes from al-Bukhari's collection. It contains sections from four prayer-themed books, beginning with the book on mawaqit al-salat (prayer times) and including the adhan (call to prayer), salat al-jama'ah wa al-imamah (group prayers and leading prayers), and sifat al-salat (how to pray). Every hadith in the collection consists of two elements. It begins with the isnad (the chain of transmitters), before it introduces the matn (the actual text of the hadith). Attempts to collect hadiths began during the Prophet Muhammad's life and continued for the next two centuries, but it was al-Bukhari who established the underpinnings for a clear methodology of authentication and used it to collect hadiths. As the theological and political schism between Sunni and Shia Muslims grew, the issue of authentication became more contentious. Differences between Sunni and Shia hadith traditions largely center on the reliability of the transmitters. This manuscript, on parchment, was probably produced in Arab Spain in the 12th century. The text, in Andalusi script by an unknown scribe, is in black ink, with subject headings in bold.

Names

  • Bukhārī, Muḥammad ibn Ismāʻīl, 810-870 Compiler.

Created / Published

  • [place of publication not identified] : [publisher not identified], [1174 to 1175]

Headings

  • -  Iran, Islamic Republic of--Khorāsān-e Razavī--Nīshābūr
  • -  Uzbekistan--Buxoro Viloyati--Bukhara
  • -  Egypt--Cairo
  • -  Iraq--Al Basrah--Al Baṣra
  • -  Iraq--An-Najaf--Kufa
  • -  Iraq--Baghdad--Baghdad
  • -  Israel--Jerusalem
  • -  Saudi Arabia--Al Madīnah--Medina
  • -  Saudi Arabia--Makkah--Mecca
  • -  Syrian Arab Republic--Damascus
  • -  820 to 870
  • -  Arabic manuscripts
  • -  Hadith
  • -  Islam
  • -  Islamic manuscripts
  • -  Muḥammad, Prophet, died 632

Notes

  • -  Title devised, in English, by Library staff.
  • -  Original resource extent: 20 folios ; 20 x 27 centimeters.
  • -  Original resource at: Qatar National Library.
  • -  Content in Arabic.
  • -  Description based on data extracted from World Digital Library, which may be extracted from partner institutions.

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  • 2021667384

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Bukhārī, Muḥammad Ibn IsmāʻĪl, 810-870 Compiler. The Fourth Volume of al-Bukhari's Collection of Authentic Hadiths. [Place of Publication Not Identified: Publisher Not Identified, to 1175, 1174] Pdf. https://www.loc.gov/item/2021667384/.

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Bukhārī, M. I. I. (1174) The Fourth Volume of al-Bukhari's Collection of Authentic Hadiths. [Place of Publication Not Identified: Publisher Not Identified, to 1175] [Pdf] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/2021667384/.

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Bukhārī, Muḥammad Ibn IsmāʻĪl, 810-870 Compiler. The Fourth Volume of al-Bukhari's Collection of Authentic Hadiths. [Place of Publication Not Identified: Publisher Not Identified, to 1175, 1174] Pdf. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/2021667384/>.