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This prolific author came from Bayhaq (near Nisabur) and studied under al-Hakim al-Nisaburi. The hadiths in this compilation are arranged according to their legal import. They include traditions that are not available from earlier compilations. -BS
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Bukhari, Abu 'Abd Allah Muhammad ibn Isma'il, al- (194-256/870) al-Jami' al-Sahih, Ed. Muhammad al-Zuhri, Cairo, 1309. Also: Edited by Ludolf Krehl and Th. W. Juynboll, 4 vols., Leiden: E.J. Brill, 1862-1908.
English Translation by Khan, Muhammad Muhsin, The Translation of the Meaning of Sahih al-Bukhari, 9 vols, 2nd. ed., Hilal Yayinlari, Ankara, 1977. This translation includes the vocalized Arabic text with the isnads, juxtaposed with the translation.
French Translation by Krehl, Ludolf, & Th. W. Juynboll, Le recueil des traditions mahometanes par Abou Abd Allah Mohammed ibn Ismail el-Bokhari, 4 vols., Leiden, E.J. Brill, 1862-1908.
Abdul Rauf (1983) says it contains a total of 7,397 hadiths (including 4,000 repetitions). Azami (1977) says that if we exclude mawquf traditions and the sayings of the Successors, then then number is 9082, or 2602 without repetition.
This work is the most prestigious of the so-called sihah sitta, the six canonical Sunni compilations of hadiths. The author, a Persian from Bukhara, was said to have revised his Sahih three times, making "changes in it, adding and discarding," in Azami's words. The Sahih has been scrutinized by numerous scholars and large commentaries have been written on it. Bukhari sought to list only hadiths which possessed uninterrupted chains of credible authorities. Select this for some additional notes. -BS
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This dictionary deals with 40,000 people. -BS
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