Biography of Imam Al Bukhari
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So hamdulillah Allah subhanho wa Taala has blessed us yet once again to begin a new series which is going to be encompassing the biographies of the Imams of Hadith. You know, a lot of work has been done in terms of the Imams of faculae on Imam Abu Hanifa Imam Malik Imam Shafi Imam Muhammad Rahim Allah Germain, but very little work has been done in terms of the biography of the Imams of Hadith, so I thought this would be a good opportunity to start that series up and inshallah for the next phenomenas taken six to eight weeks, we will be covering the biographies Bismillahi Tada. So tonight's biography is going to begin with you know, the main man of Hadith himself. Imam Al Bukhari
Rahim Allah Huzzah. And before we get into his life, I want to share a small introduction in terms of my personal infatuation with Emmanuel, Bacardi. You know, from time to time you get this, you get asked this question, you know, if you were in Jannah, who is like the one person you'd want to meet, or if you could go back in history, you know, who is one person you'd want to spend time with, and get to know and for me, like without a shadow of a doubt, if you can choose the prompts that have said that you can choose the Sahaba then for me, it's like without a shadow of a doubt one of those people on my list is definitely Imam Al Bukhari. Rahim Allah Azza Allah. And the story actually
started when I was 13 years old. When I was 13 years old, in Islamic books, there weren't that many you had the Noble Quran, you had what else at that time, the, the guide to the five pillars of Islam by Dr. savoir. And at that time, when I was 13, our
sunrise version of Sahara book it had just come out. So my uncle gave that to me as a gift. And for three years, you know, I just stayed on myself, and I'm like, What am I supposed to do with this, you know, what is saleable quality? What are all these statements, and so on and so forth. And as he started getting older, I started studying more started memorizing Quran, I eventually started learning Arabic. And when I started learning Arabic, I'd have to take the bus and the train from my house to get to my Arabic classes, like an hour and 45 minutes, every Saturday I'd have to do. So one Saturday, I was like, You know what, the ride is so boring. And there's no cell phones at that
time. There's no iPods. There's no mp3 players, nothing like that all you're forced to either interact with people or read a book and interacting with the people of Montreal. Absolutely.
Let me read a whole book on it. Let me find out what's going on in this book. And it started right here reading the summarized version of Sahale body. And I was amazed Subhanallah like the way the book was set up was absolutely amazing. It was like an encyclopedia about everything that you needed to know. Now, as they tell, you know, a little bit of knowledge is very dangerous. And I started issuing my own fatwas that, like 16 years old. So people come as they see sell booklet in my hand. And they're like, Oh, you must be a scholar. You know what the foot squat and it's no one taught me anything about you know, being cautious and getting *ed or anything like that. So what was going
out left, right and center. So that's like the first introduction. Second introduction. Same time, 16 years old, I get taken to one of the worst summer camps of my life, like it was a disaster. And if there was so bad that at nighttime, there was no lights, forget electricity. I mean, there was no fire event. So what night they serve this dinner, and they didn't check if the chicken was cooked or not. The chicken was absolutely raw. You only realize that after you took a bite, it wasn't even cooked or not. Like it was slightly cooked and under cooked. No one had touched the chicken in terms of cooking at least. Right? And you couldn't tell because it's so heavily inducing spice you assumed
it must have been cooked. That's how bad it was. In this camp. There were during the daytime, they were selling burgers. The person who was selling the burgers, we used to call him the burger Nazi. You know, for those of you that watch Seinfeld, there was a super Nazi. This guy was the burger Nazi. If he saw you in line, and you weren't, you know, standing straight in line, and you didn't say the exact phrase of what you wanted on your burger. He wouldn't serve your burgers.
And it was absolutely crazy. There was another guy called Mujahid and this guy. I think he was on like some serious serious drugs like not like medicine, but I mean, like real drugs that you know, while we're all in line waiting for the burger, he'd like steal people's burgers and like beat people up everywhere in the middle of the day is like body slapping, you know, the teachers. It was crazy. Now the point of this camp, the point of this camp, one of the speakers that was there was Abu Samah the hubby and he was giving a lecture on the women that you're not allowed to marry and in
In the introduction, he's mentioned that look, there's 19 categories of women that a man is not allowed to marry, whoever memorizes these names, I will give them $50. As a 16 year old kid, I was like, 50, free dollars. Let's do this. Now, I didn't have a pen, I didn't have a paper, I would live, I literally, you know, forced myself to memorize everything. So after the lecture is over, he's like, so has as a joke he's like, so as anyone memorize the 19 categories, and you know, reluctantly, I raised my hand because I really wanted the money. So I raised my hand, and he started smiling. He's like, did you really memorize it? And again, shall I think he can do it? So he asked
me the 19 guide categories, I gave him the 90 categories on the spot. And he's like, I'm sorry, I don't have 50 bucks. I didn't think he was gonna do it.
But, but what he didn't do at that time was, he's like, You know what, you look like a mammal body. You look like you know that you're from Bukhara. So I'm gonna start calling you Bacardi. And then for the rest of the camp. That's what people started calling me even for, like 10 years after that every time I'd go to Toronto, and that's where the count was, that they would call me Bukhari. And then obviously, you know, give being given this title. living up to that name was a huge thing. Subhanallah and that's where the infatuation really began studying his life studying Sahara, Bacardi, and so on and so forth. And the very first class I prepared for our Maghrib Institute, was
Al Bukhari. One of the very first lectures that I gave when I came back from Medina was on the life and lessons from Sal Bukhari, believe it or not, that was like, eight years ago, almost to the day, almost to the day eight years ago. spamela And here we are eight years later doing the same thing. And we pray that Allah subhanaw taala makes it easy for us. So that hasn't been said. Let's start off with his name. His name was Abdullah Abdullah Mohammed ibn Ismail Ibrahim Ebenen. Madeira, ignoble, this Abba al Bukhari and jofy. Let's go through the name inshallah. Abu Abdullah, who is his cornea, this is a title that, you know, men particularly chose, either to, you know, to give
themselves a title or lockup, which other people would refer to them by they will refer to themselves as Abdullah, someone would give them this title or it was asserted that the name of their oldest son or if they were to have a son, this is what would they would name them the amount of vocoded himolla. It's different as to why he chose Abdullah and obviously one of the obvious answers was that the prophets of salaam said that the two most beloved names to Allah are Abdullah and Abdul Rahman and you want to follow the Sunnah as you will come to see from his life he loved the Sunnah of the messenger of allah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam is different. Did he actually have a son named
Abdullah or not? This is a matter of a difference of opinion. But Allah subhanaw taala knows best, but it seems that he did not actually have a son named Abdullah. He did not have a son named Abdullah and Allah knows best. So Muhammad is his actual real title. This is the name that was given to him by his parents. His father was Ismail Ibrahim, his father was Ismail Ibrahim Ismail Ibrahim, as we'll come to see was a very unique individual that inspired the Imam Al Bukhari and we'll get to him in a while. It will Mahira IGNOU about this. So I'll Mahira was his grandfather that accepted Islam that accepted Islam. And what happened at that time is that Bokhara the region, it had a ruler
by the name of Yemen, Al Jaffe, and Yemen al Jaffe. And there's a fickle opinion that when the individual that, you know, gives you your shahada, then you will take their lockup and that's how Imam Al Qaeda Rahimullah his whole family got the name, a geography at the end of their names, because the rulers name was at the amount of geography and he was the one that gave his family Shahada. He was the one that gave his family Shahada. So that's where the name or geography came from. Al Bukhari is obviously an attribute and the tribulation to the land that he was from, which is bukata modern day context was Bucky, Stan Turkmenistan, that is the area that demands Makati
Rahim Allah was from in terms of the day that he was born. He was born on either the 12th or 13th of Chawan in the year 194 12, the 13th of Shawwal 194 which was the day of Juma which was the day of Juma in terms of his birth. There's nothing miraculous that was narrated in terms of what happened to him. But what we do know about his early childhood is two key events. Number one that his father passed away when he was very, very young. He was very young and his father passed away. And number two emammal vocoded Rahim Allah, he actually went blind at the age of three, he actually went blind at the age of three. Now let us get into his parents and we're going to tie all these points
together. His mother, we do not know too much about her. But what we do know about her is that someone she was someone that used to worship Allah subhana wa Tada regular she was an albida. She loved worshiping Allah subhanho wa taala. And what had happened was when he met Imam Al Bukhari Rahim, Allah lost his eyesight at the age of three, she dedicated herself that I'm going to continue praying the hydrogen PMO every single night and making dua to Allah subhanho wa Taala that Allah subhanaw taala returns his Isay that Allah subhanaw taala returns his eyesight, and it is narrated that she continued this for approximately three years.
And this is a huge lesson, I want you to think about how many things there are in this life that we desire. How many of us are willing to wake up for the hydrogen Korea moonlight each and every single night for three years? Right? It's a very difficult and daunting task, right? But she managed to do that Subhanallah and it's narrated at the end of three years, while she was asleep, Ibrahim and he came to her in his dream came to her in her dream, and he told her that look, Allah subhanaw taala has decided to return your sons I say to back, she wakes up in the morning she goes to her son Muhammad, and she notices that ALLAH SubhanA wa Tada has, in fact, returned his eyesight. And this
is like, you know what we will call it the color match of the Olia of Allah subhanaw taala that we've discussed this before that there's select, you know, slaves of Allah subhana wa Tada that reached this level of piety that Allah subhanaw taala will give them these miraculous events. So you can imagine in this day and age, someone goes blind, you can get the best doctor in the world, take them to the best hospital, give them the best medication possible, and you can return their eyesight once you've lost your eyesight. It's done. But through Arthur terracotta and ALLAH SubhanA wa Tada through begging and pleading with Allah subhanho wa taala. Through you know, shedding those tears
for the sake of Allah subhanho wa Taala Allah subhanho wa Taala returned to Imam Al Bukhari, as I say to him at that young age. Now you'll notice that this had a huge impact on Imam Al Bukhari that seeing a mother that is constantly fasting constantly praying. This was naturally instilled in the mammal Bukhari and this is why we can't emphasize enough that parents had wants to see righteousness in their children. It begins by you yourself being righteous, it's not enough just to make dua to Allah make them right. Just it's not enough to send them to Islamic school. It's not enough to bring them to the masjid. You have to lead by example. And that's what we see from the life of Imam Al
Bukhari. That Where did his Where did he pick up his love of a Buddha? It was through his parents, his mother, he saw her constantly worshipping Allah subhanho wa taala. Now let's move to his father, we let's move to his father. His father is now 11 Abraham, two things that are worthy of mentioning over here, number one, is that he's smart. He was a scholar of Hadith himself. He was a scholar of Hadith himself, Imam Al Bukhari, he has a book of history called Atari healthcare. And in that article, Kabir, he writes the biography of his own father, and SubhanAllah. You can imagine what a beloved moment that is to him that he's able to mention the biography of his own father in a
terrific career, technical career, just so that you understand is not just a book of history, I'm gonna say book of narrators of Hadith, and to have your own father mentioned in this and to be able to write in a technical career that my father narrated Hadith from Imam Malik, and my father narrated Hadith from Hama W's aid, and he accompanied Abdullah Mobarak. You can imagine what a proud moment that was from email for Imam Al Bukhari. But more important than that, where do you think Imam Al Bukhari developed his love for Hadith? Right, as young children, young boys will always want to imitate our fathers, your father could be, you know, a doctor, engineer, dentists, he could be a
construction worker, he could be a garbage man, whatever he is, for a young child, he looks up to his father and says, Look, I want to be like my dad, when I grow up. So he saw this in his father that he studied Hadith. And he studied with these great great scholars like him I admire, they can look up the Mubarak, this inspired him to become like his father. And that's where the seeds of righteousness, the seeds of studying were actually formed, that he saw his father do this. And that is why he followed in his footsteps. Now, here's a bigger lesson in righteousness from his father. When his father was passing away, a scholar of Hadith came to visit him. And he asked him, you know,
what is the legacy that you're leaving behind? What are you leaving behind? And he says, By Allah, the One whom there is no one but he, I have left behind one thing for my family. And that is that I can testify to the fact that there is not a single dinar or Durham that I have heard, that was haram or from a dubious source that was haram or from a dubious source. The narrator of the story, he says, I've never felt jealous of anyone, or humbled in front of anyone, as I did in front of Ismail Ibrahim that day, that he was so certain that all of his money was halal. I wish I had that level of certainty. Right now, what effect did this have on the amount of Buhari number one, when Emmanuel
Bukhari narrated this wealth, obviously, it was filled with an immense amount of Baraka, that is hold, you know, process of studying was funded by the wealth of his father at least that was the seed for him, you know, studying that all all of it, it was funded from that. Number two, it taught him integrity that you have to learn, you know, be very cautious of where your money is coming from, it needs to be halal. And then number three, it taught him the importance of, you know, being cautious with Allah subhanaw taala having water of Allah subhanaw taala having Taqwa right, that you're cautious of Allah subhanho wa Taala at all times. And you'll come to see this in the personal
life of Imam Al Bukhari later on as well. So these were the parents of Imam Al Bukhari. Did emammal Bukhari have any siblings? Allah subhanaw taala knows best but he had at least
One brother named up but and what's interesting is that we only know about Ahmed because of one story that Mr. McCarty himself mentions. We have no idea anything about his personal life or who he was. So we'll get that hammered in a bit. Let's start off with email. Bukhari is young age at the age of 10. He says, whereas when he got older, that I was inspired with the love of Hadith at the age of 10, or a little bit younger, I or a little bit younger whenever he could sub like he was in like primary school, and he was inspired with the love of Hadith, and he started memorizing the books of the scholars of Hadith, and Joakim Noah Jarrah, in particular, at that time, he started
memorizing it around the age of 10. From the age of 10, till the age of 11, literally one year goes by, and he's actually started attending the Halaqaat of Hadith, and a miraculous thing happens and one of the hijackers he has a teacher by the name of a duck and he has a teacher by the name of Adele Haley. And this the teacher narrates that Abu Zubaydah narrated from Ibrahim and Emmanuel Bukhari right away he raises his hand and he's like Abu Zubaydah, never narrated from Ibrahim they, you know, they there's no narrations from them. Then the teacher or deputy says then who narrated it from Ibrahim he says it was very ID it was a bad even ID. Ima he asked him Buhari? Are you sure? He
says yes. Imam Al Bukhari was so confident he says go back and check your notes. Go back and check your notes. 11 year old kid, you can imagine 11 year old kid in this Holika right now, then you are wrong. You got him out of his name wrong. He got his father's name wrong. We'd be like who is this young kid? You know, why is he Why is he talking? You know getting busy with like his ex Xbox or something? That's how we would treat him right. But he might have well God is correcting his teacher at that age SubhanAllah. The teacher goes back to his manuscript looks it up. Lo and behold, Imam Al Bukhari was correct that it was the word have no idea not I was aware that narrated the Hadith from
Ibrahim. So here you start to see the potential that Imam Al Bukhari has that at the age of 11. He's already correcting his teachers. At the age of 16. He says, My mother wanted to go for Hajj. So my brother athma then I decided to take her for Hajj, they take her for Hajj, and when they reach al haram and they reach Mecca and Medina, something just settles in Imam Al Bukhari Something tells him Look, I need to stay here. And he need to start studying Hadith I need to start studying with the scholars of this land. And this teaches us that you know, he had spent a fair amount of time studying with the scholars in his own land. And when he had maximize that potential, that is when he
started studying with the scholars outside of his own land. And this is a very valuable lesson for those of us that want to become students of knowledge that before you can go and study outside, you need to study in your own locality. Sometimes it means studying with your local Imam sometimes means studying with your local Arabic teacher benefit from people in any way that you can. And this is what we need to inspire people with that before you can become a student of knowledge by traveling overseas, you need to become a student of knowledge in your own hometown. If you can take it out over here, trust me, you're not going to be able to hack it out anywhere overseas, when you go
studying, whether it be Egypt, whether it be Mecca, Medina, Riyadh, Malaysia, wherever it may be, you're not going to be able to become a student of knowledge until you develop those etiquettes and those mannerisms, where you are currently living. Lucky Mahmoud Makati did. So at the age of 16, he leaves for Hajj with his brother Ahmed, his mother and his brother Ahmed returned back home. Imam Al Bukhari decides, you know what, I'm going to stay in Medina, and I'm going to benefit from the scholars of Hadith at that time. Two years go by he starts studying and what happens at the age of 18. He authored his first book at the age of 18. And Allah, it was called Tobiah Sahaba otavi,
meaning the legal rulings and verdicts of the companions of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam and the successors. Now obviously, this teaches us a lot. Number one, his intelligence, number two, his diligence in terms of learning so much that at the age of 18, he was able to write a book, I want you to think about, what were you doing at the age of 18? What were you doing at that time? You know, I particularly think I was just finishing college at that time, obsessed with video games, obsessed with hanging out with my friends. You know, that's what was on my mind at that time. And here we have Mr. McCarty finished authoring his first book finished authoring his first book. We
also learn from Imam Bukhari is methodology over here that he teaches us that, you know, true Islam is based upon what the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam was revealed upon the understanding of the Sahaba and those that follow them and righteousness. So he tried to compile all of the verdicts and rulings of those people that met the Messenger of Allah and learn from the Messenger of Allah and those people that learned from those people that are doing and this teaches us about methodology that you always need to go back to the earliest sources. And this is what the man on the Bacardi Rahimullah shows us for at that young age of 18. Eventually, a few years later, he's inspired to
write Hal Bukhari, but we'll get to that in his proper time, and he spent 16 years compiling sahih al Bukhari, but let us take a look briefly at Immanuel Bucarest personal law
Let us take a look at Imam Bukhari. His personal life was the Imam Al Bukhari married. Did he have children? As you mentioned earlier, Allah knows best difference of opinion on this issue. But it doesn't seem that the amount of the Bukhari got married or had any children. It doesn't appear that the man who bukata got married or had any children, what was his favorite pastime? His favorite pastime without a shadow of a doubt, after Hadith and seeking knowledge was archery, he loved archery, and he had a companion with him, who is his Warlock Warlock, meaning like his scribe. His name was Muhammad ibn Abi Hatem, Muhammad ibn Abi Hudson, and a lot of the narrations about the
leafing amount of the book it comes from this man Mohamed Abu Dhabi hates him. He says, I accompany the Imam Al Bukhari for a prolonged period of time. And in fact, if you look at the period of time, it's almost like 14 years that he company the mama Bacardi Rahim Allah, and he says, I saw him practice archery regularly. And I never saw him miss his target, except twice and never saw Mrs. Target, except twice. And that is how proficient imaginable quality was in archery. Now, what is the fundamental purpose behind archery like we hear a lot about archery in Islam, the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, it's more and more called the narration that teach your children archery, and
swimming and horseback riding. Right? These are the three things the process Salem, in one of the generations, which is metaphor, he says, Teach your children, these three things, what is the wisdom behind archery, from archery, you learn that practice makes perfect, the first time you shoot an arrow, you will get hurt, you will really, really get hurt. But those of you that have tried it, it will end up hitting your forearm, and it was staying like crazy. But you keep practicing, and you eventually get better at it. And it teaches you that anything in life, there's natural talent, but a lot of it will come by practice. And that's what you know, teachers, that's what benefits him in
knowledge as well. Studying hadith is perhaps the most meticulous and difficult sciences in Islam. And through practice, you will get better at it. Number two, it teaches us the importance of focus that in archery, your eye always needs to be on the target you cannot focus on you can't be looking over here and try to hit somebody, you'll end up killing someone or the person you weren't supposed to hit. Right. It is just important to focus that do one thing at a time. Right? And that's the importance of focusing now if you look, you know, look at business leadership books, they always talked about the importance of focus, do one task and do it well. That's what Audrey Titi archery
teaches you because then we can only do one thing at a time. It teaches us the importance of having a goal that you can just live life aimlessly. You have to have targets you have to have goals. That is how you progress. That is how you get better. And all of these things help the mammal Buhari become the great scholar of Hadith that he was, they all helped him become the great scholar of Hadith that he was in terms of his personal life. How many people suffer from insomnia, anyone have difficulty sleeping? I'm like from one of those people, like I'll sleep like two, three hours and I'll wake up and I'll be out for like, two, three hours. And I'll sleep again for another two, three
hours. And this happens to me Allah Subhanallah and I take solace in the fact that perhaps you know, it's like inspired from our body. It's just really my bad sleeping habits a lot of the times, but the amount of recording Muhammad even though we had them, he says Imam Al Bukhari used to wake up between 15 to 20 times a night 15 to 20 times he says he Malibu karate, I'd be laying next to him, he would get up he would Kindle his light, write down a fight of Hadith and go back to sleep. Sometime later, he'd wake up kindle the fire, right? If either Hadith and go back to sleep. And he said this would happen on average 15 to 20 times a night. So that was his personal life. You can see
it was like you know, quite disturbed finally wouldn't sleep regularly. He wouldn't sleep regularly. Number three in his personal life, his love for the Quran. And Subhan Allah when you read his love for the Quran, in Allah subhanaw taala His Messenger sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, he teaches us that you're you're not allowed to have Halal jealousy which is called Gupta, except for two people, the individual that Allah subhanaw taala give wealth to and he spends it in the way of Allah subhanaw taala and the individual that Allah subhanaw taala gave knowledge to and Allah for the Quran and he teaches it to the people and he implements it himself. Right. We see from Imam Bukhari is life that
Imam Al Bukhari would read a third of the Quran every single every single night, every single night. This was his habit. He would finish the Quran every three days in at night and Cleon will lay in thermal late during the daytime, he will try to finish the whole Quran once he will try to finish the whole Quran once Muhammad ibn are behind them, he asked him you know, what is your motivation behind this? Like how do you reach that level? He says and then he narrates the Hadith that the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam narrated that would every heart them of the Quran is a dua Mr. Jab is a DUA, which is answered and they want Allah subhanaw taala to answer my daughters, and this
shows us the effort that he used to put in and getting his daughters answered. Now you could tie this back into his mother. Remember his daughter, his mother was making dua for three years, every single neck pmla tears coming out of her eyes. This the impact it had on the mama Bacardi you want
Do ants to be answered you need to work for it you can just be fake and shallow and oh Allah guide me and oh Allah grant me this read without any effort without trying to be righteous. Imam Bukhari is showing us that make an effort read the Quran when you finish reading the Quran, make dua and see how Allah subhanaw taala answers your daughters, and anyone that's memorized the Quran, or reads the Quran regularly can testify to this, that the DUA that you make once you complete the Quran is not like the Diwan that you make after salah or even in your such that you could feel like right away Subhan Allah Allah subhanaw taala is responding to the people of the Quran. So he's finishing the
Quran at night, every three days and during the day, he's trying to finish at least once every day.
The honor of Imam Al Bukhari his integrity, you know, what was the thing that was most beloved in terms of characteristics? It was his own integrity, and there's a story that is narrated about him that one day he was on the ship and he had with him 10,000 Durham's 10,000 dirhams. This is the equivalent of like, $100,000 Subhanallah, right, he's carrying that much money with him as he gets onto the boat. And individual notices that Imam Bukhari has this money. So this individual he decides, you know what, I will get this money off of Imam Al Bukhari. That was his goal, this whole trip. He's focused on getting this money from the mount Bukhari. Now, he's not going to steal the
money from Mr. Bukhari because the mountain bukata is keeping a very good eye on it. Right? What is he decided to do? In the middle of the night while everyone is asleep? He starts shouting out, I've been robbed. I've been robbed. Okay, what have you lost? I lost 10,000 Their hubs. Let us go and find who has 10,000 neurons, okay. They start a manhunt. They get emailed Buhari is wrong. And this man is sure he's like, this is the man he's one that took my money. They search his room upside down. The money is nowhere to be found. This man is perplexed. He's so upset. Like I was supposed to have that money. Where did you hide it? Obviously couldn't see that because then he would you people
would realize he was guilty. They arrive at their destination. And this man goes up to Imam Al Bukhari. And he has some words the 10,000 dirhams that I know you had, for a fact. Imam Al Bukhari responds to him by saying, I throw it over the boat, I throw it over the boat, and he says, Are you crazy? Why would you throw 10,000 dirhams off the boat? You know, it's 10,000 dirhams. And he says, My ambition in life is to teach people Hadith. And if my reputation was to become even tarnished a little bit, this would become a hindrance in them accepting my statements and their issues when the Prophet sallallahu ala was set up. So more beloved to me, then this money is my integrity. And if
you really want that money, then go sink at the bottom of the sea. You'll find it over there. And email Bukhari Spanner sacrifice the money for the sake of integrity. Now, I want you to think about, you know, what would you possibly do in this situation? A lot of us will be like, let's just hold on the money for dear life, maybe hide it somewhere on the ship that it can't be found. Or maybe we are your case, you know, this guy is lying. And you know, you get into a dispute with him. But he mountain bukata is like, you know what, put my trust in Allah. Allah gives money, he takes money, and shall he replace it with something better. And this is something you will notice about Imam Al
Bukhari that Allah subhanho wa Taala blessed him with money time and time again, that Allah would give him money, he would spend it on his students, he would spend it on his teachers and Allah subhanaw taala would give him more and you wouldn't know where this was coming from Subhan Allah, but Allah subhana wa Tada continued to give him Allah subhanho wa Taala continued to give him now let's talk about the teachers of Imam Al Bukhari, the teachers of Imam Al Bukhari, who Rahim Allah who is perhaps the most prolific commentator on the work of Imam Bukhari, they came out with a book called his most famous work was Suhail Bukhari, and the most famous commentary on this book is
called fertile body, fertile body by hijab, Alaska, Danny. Now even though many factual bodies have been written like a bill Rajab, he also wrote a faithful body other scholars also wrote a faithful body, but the one that remained is the faithful body of evidence that became the most famous and in his introduction to fertile body is called had you Sadie, which is a two volume introduction. He talks about many many interesting aspects of Suhail Bukhari and the Malibu qualities methodology and his teachers and the students, etc. One of the things we benefit is how he devised this teachers of Imam Al Bukhari, he divides the teachers into a female Bukhari into five different categories. But
before we get into these categories, we want to look at two particular things in terms of teachers. Number one, is that we want to look at the number of teachers that Imam Al Bukhari has Imam Al Bukhari Rahim Allah, He says, I met
1080 Different teachers. So this is like the absolute minimum that he met is 1080 different teachers. And they all said that Imam increases and decreases and that the Quran is the speech of Allah. So the point is, that's the Aqeedah benefit at the end that demand increases or decreases and that the Quran is a speech
Well, why not create it? But at the beginning, he showed us how many teachers he actually studied and benefited from 1080 At the very least. And in fact, it's much, much more than that as well. It's much, much more than that as well. The second thing we learned about Imam Al Bukhari is why would Imam Al Bukhari actually do this? And he was learned, I remember who can remind me what was one of the first books that Imam Al Bukhari read, who was booked at Emmanuel Bacardi read from a very young age who remembers
walking out what walkie Abdul Jarrah who said that
Zakka SM Allahu unik walkie Abdul Jarrod from a very young age. So there's a statement by Joakim Noah Jarrah, he says that you will never be a true scholar until you've benefitted from three people, those that are older than you, those that aren't your peers and contemporaries, and those that are younger than you those that are younger than you. Imagine Buhari took this statement as a motivation, and he actually altered it. And rather than using the term scholar being, you know, complete or not, you will not become a scholar until you do these three. Imam Bukhari changed it into a sky you will never become a more Hadith that is complete To me that is completely well
rounded, until you've done three things learned from those older than you and learn from your contemporaries. And learn from those younger than you. And we see this clearly in the five categories that Hydra himolla puts as the teachers of nonverbal quality. So category number one, those are the teachers that narrated from the tambourine directly the narrated from the second generation of Islam, the second generation of Islam. The second category are those that lived during their time, but didn't inherit from the third between those that lived during their time, but didn't narrate from the third the and number three. The third category is though that is that narrated from
the key bar of Attabad Tabby, so they have the the Sahaba you have the tabby and then you have the Tabata Di. So category number three is that those that narrated from the keyboard of the da di, category number four are those who are His contemporaries. Category number four are those who are considered his contemporaries. And category number five, those are less than him in age less than him in isnaad. And less than him in knowledge, right. Category number five was those that are less than him. Now I want you to go back to the statement by Imam Bukhari and biocube know Jarrah, learning from those that are older than you learning from your contemporaries, and learning from
those that are younger than you who can derive benefits from the first one. Why should we learn from those that are older than you? Who can tell me why? Go ahead.
Because they have more experience in the
accident, fantastic. So when it comes to learning from those that are older than us, people who are older than us have more experienced than us have more wisdom than us, and they've lived a longer life than we have. And it's something we need to realize, in life, Allah has given us a limited amount of time, right? We each have, Allah knows best 3040 5060 7080 years, right? That's one life. Now imagine if you develop a mortal philosophy for yourself, that you will learn and benefit from everyone that you meet, you're adding that extra lifespan that they've had into your own life as well. So as added as if Allah subhanaw taala is increasing the book in your life and your own life
expectancy when you develop this philosophy of learning from everyone. So you learn from the elders that have experience that from wisdom, and you'll also learn from them, that have a brother, that when we look at our elders, we should assume the best of them that Allah has given them long lives in which they've, you know, preceded us in worshipping Allah subhanaw taala, which they preceded us in worshipping Allah subhanaw taala. What can we benefit from learning from those who are contemporaries? Who can you tell me? What can we learn from learning from our contemporaries?
Why should we learn from our contemporaries? Go ahead.
Mistakes. So if there's a mistake that we made, then our contemporaries can help correct us fantastic, go ahead. For diversity
of opinions. Fantastic. So you learn perspective, you learn different opinions on the similar matter. When you look at one thing, you will see it one way your contemporaries will look at it another way can you look at or think of something else? What else can we think of? Why else should we learn from our contemporaries? Go ahead.
Fantastic, fantastic. You compare yourself to others, that those that are better than you, you try to aspire to be just as good as that right? Like Abu Bakr and Omar Omar knew that Abu Bakr was better than him. He aspired to be like Abu Bakar. Right. Similarly with the contemporaries, those that are better than you, you learn to aspire to be better. And then those that are making mistakes, you know, you learn from their mistakes as well. You learn that these are the mistakes that I shouldn't be doing. So that is why we learn from our contemporaries. Also you learn from your contemporaries, the importance of learning from your contemporaries, is humility and remover removal
of jealousy. That is a shake up the famous Malay comments in Kitab al the jealousy is not as prevalent in any group of people.
as it is amongst the scholars, students of knowledge and scholars have the utmost amount of jealousy she Thawne plays with their hearts so badly. And that's one of the diseases of our times that we find one scholar speaking bad about another scholar and in the people get involved in it's one huge fiasco. But if people took the time to learn from one another, and humble themselves in front of one another, for the sake of Allah, and for the sake of knowledge, Allah subhanaw taala would remove that jealousy from their hearts. Allah would remove that jealousy from their hearts. Now let's move on to the youngest category. Why should we learn from those that are younger than us?
Muhammad, I'm looking at you, man. Give me a reason why we should learn from those that are younger than us. Technology.
fantastic. So you can learn from perspective to this concept of you know, a generation gap. People will cherish things and see things differently than you do. So you learn perspective.
So their ideas are more clear and more.
I think you might be thinking a little bit too young. But as a teacher, you're you're thinking what your students mashallah, right? So he's mentioning innocence. I don't know how much that applies. But let's try to interpret his team in the best way that our predecessors used to say that you learned from the young that Allah has blessed them more than you because they've committed lessons than you do to their lesser amount of time they've been alive, they've come into lessons then you so it teaches you that humility that you know, what we should we aspire to commit less sin, like those younger than us have done, can we get one more as to why we should learn from those that are younger
than us, our brother in the back?
Fantastic. So it's, it's, you know, mutual cooperation and knowledge, that knowledge is what's tying these two people together. And just like you were inspired by those older than you, when you learn from those that are younger than you, you can correct their mistakes, you can continue to inspire them and guide them along the path. And this the importance of mentorship in Islam, that right, we each have a responsibility towards one another that when one of us is done, we lift them up, and when someone is up, we can inspire them and encourage them to become even better. Right. And that is what mentoring mentoring actually does. So the older the seniors should look after the youngers will
add to this is that when an individual is younger, he has more enthusiasm to worship Allah that can be learned from the young, usually our memories are better so you can be inspired to work harder in your memory. Right? So those are some of the things that we benefit from learning that the scarlet from the scholars that are younger than you learn from the scholars that are younger than you. Now we get to the memory of Imam Al Bukhari, we get to the memory of Imam Bukhari you know, in our day and age if someone has memorized the Quran mashallah Tabata kala that's like the epitome of you know, a pinnacle of that one's memory will will reach you memorize the Quran, you know, you're like
in the top 1% of the Muslim ummah already, you memorize the the actual Akira art and then you add to it like the foreshadow as well. You're like from the point 000 1% of this ummah, and that's just with the Quran. Now Imam Bukhari Not only had he memorized the Quran, he narrates about himself, I've memorized 300,000 Hadith 100,000 of them, so here, 200,000 of them die each week, obviously, we are going to understand why 100,000 authentic ones, because you want to make Ahmed upon the authentic ones? Why is he memorizing the 200,000? Weak ones? Two reasons. Number one, is so that you can differentiate between true and false, you will never know what is true until you know what is
false, right? That we know what it's because we're able to categorize what is life. So in order to differentiate between the two, you need to know the difference between the two. Number two, is that why we learn the if Hadith as well, is because over time, if we will not, you know document what is authentic and what is not authentic, people will naturally assume what is not authentic, to be authentic, and pass it on. So it's, you know, a part of preservation of the Hadith as well as part of preservation of the Hadith as well. So that's what he's doing. And obviously, you know, when you see people doing Ahmed, you can sort of understand why they may be doing this AMA, perhaps they're
doing it on the weak Hadith, right? And it's like a huge deal of initial Ryfylke can you actually implement weak Hadith or not, but that will save for another time. Right? We also learn from this from Imam Al Bukhari is, you know, memory is that Imam Al Bukhari Rahim Allah, he would be able to hear something once and memorize it, he will be able to look at something once and memorize. In fact, when he is reading a book, he would have to cover one page and just read one page, because he was afraid that if he read it, like the book was opened both pages at the same time, it would overlap in his mind. So we'd only read one page just once, and it would be engraved in his mind. And
that is how amazing his memory was. Subhanallah we also learn from the biography of Imam Al Bukhari about his memory. The not only ability to memorize but the ability
To analyze process and scrutinize. So once you become renowned for your memory, what do people always want to do? They want to test you they're like today I will prove you wrong. I will prove you're a fraud. Right that's what people want to do when they see you have a challenge Viola. So now Buhari enters into Iraq and his gathering of Hadith 10 People come and they're like, we have you know, these a hadith that we're going to narrate to you please correct them for us, please correct them for us. So they each took 100 Hadith 10 of them, and they changed up the snare the narratives of the Hadith, completely destroyed upside down changing of names did everything and then they
changed up the mountain as well they put the wrong is not with the wrong Mutsun as well. And they start narrating these Hadith team al Bukhari, 110 people at a time. Once they're all done, the Malibu hottie says, are you done? They say yes. And everyone's like, today we made him a fool. You know, in Malibu karate, we humiliated him. He doesn't know what to say. Imam Al Bukhari repeated to them all of their incorrect versions of their Hadith. And then he told them the correct version of the Hadith. That's like the biggest slap in the face. He taught you your error showed your error, and then he shows you the correct version as well. And this is the memory that Allah subhanho wa
Taala you know, I blessed him admirable quality with a lot of people, you know, when you think about, you know, such a memory that like, look, these stories need to be fabricated, they can't be authentic. How is it possible that someone's memory is that good? What we fail to realize is that these people came from a completely different generation. There was no technology. These people had piety and Taqwa Their minds were pure, their hearts were innocent, and they dedicated their lives to knowledge. They lived for nothing else pan Allah so Allah subhanaw taala during that time, had blessed so many people's memories. You know, similar statements are said about Imam Shafi similar
statements are said about him or no Imam and Hakim, all these great scholars. They all had similar stories. They were blessed by Allah subhanaw taala in even in like in modern day times, I can't remember his his name, but the man that he made rain rain man awful for his name Kim Pike, so can pikes or something anyone remember?
Yeah, I think you're too a bit too young to remember rain.
When he was there was a movie that was made after him. And he same thing with this man he would see something and it was like engraved in his mind you would like never forget it, like true photographic memory Subhanallah and even in our currently times you'll find it from time to time.
I want to share with you three praises of Imam Al Bukhari three praises of Imam Al Bukhari. The first one is by kotoba blue side. I want you to understand this know this name will tell you about blue side. Why is kotoba blue side his name so significant? There are very very few people who all six Imams of Hadith. How does a teacher meaning that they are all united under one teacher? One of those individuals was kotoba beside that Imam Al Bukhari Imam Muslim. Tell them at the mama Buddha with Imam and Nissei Imam Abdul Murgia. All of them narrated directly from kotoba blue side. Now you will see context of why it's important to know his name and how he dealt with the other great Imams
of Hadith when he makes the statement. He says we'll call a quick table beside jealous Tulfo kaha was so hard when or bad from our at Mondo killed to miss the Mohammed Bin was made well worth he is the man he commodified Sahaba were called the Aden Locanda Mohammed bin Ismail for Sahaba that can I want you to understand this statement Subhan Allah will tableside he says, I've started sat with the people of fic I've sat with the ascetics. I've sat with the worshippers and have never seen anyone since I was able to distinguish the likes of Imam Al Bukhari. He was in his time, the likes of Ahmed Abu Qatada the Allahu Anhu. In his time, he also said, If Mohammed bin Ismail was from the Sahaba,
he would have been a sign from Allah subhanho wa Taala amongst the Sahaba such a heavy statement Subhanallah and he this is the same teacher that taught him and Muslim that taught a 10 minute trial and they say abou doubt and it will matter and many other great scholars of Hadith. And this is the type of praise that he has for Imam Al Bukhari. He is where Imam Al Bukhari we have another statement over here. I'm gonna call him a double humble Ma Ma Karadzic Corazon Mitsu, Muhammad Yunus made that the whole province of Horace son and many many great scholars came from Orissa hadn't caught us and has never produced the likes of Muhammad Yunus smile, and I'll share one last one with
you. And this one is really you know, mind boggling Subhanallah it gives you a perception on the life of a mountain Makati. So there are certain scholars that were like giants, but we don't know too much about them because they were very, very specialized in their science, right. So we know that genuine scholars have felt we know some of the scholars of Hadith, but certain scholars of Hadith and literally we don't know too much about one of those individuals is Ali Abdullah Madidi Ali Adnan Medina, great, great scholar of Hadith Subhanallah you
One of the greatest scholars of Hadith that ever lived. His specialization was in Ireland Hadith hidden defects inside of Hadith that is what his specialization was in. Okay, so Imam Al Bukhari he says, we'll call al Bukhari master gardener to Neff C and the Ahadith. In Medina when Obama came to Alpha he that Imam Al Bukhari, he says, I never belittled myself in front of anyone, like I did in front of Ali YBNL Medini right. This is what he says about alumina Medina because of his, you know, great reputation, his great knowledge of Hadith. Now this is narrated to Oliver Medina called Mohammed Mohammed for Lukey. Rahal, Columbia liberal muddy for color Lee Dakota Hoo, hoo, hoo, Amara
Mithila Nevsky hit that Imam Ali Abdullah Medina, he says, you know, forget what Imam Al Bukhari said. Imam Al Bukhari hasn't seen the likes of himself. Imam Al Bukhari hasn't seen the likes of himself. So here we see that Imam Bukhari recognize the greatness of another scholar and that other great scholar he has no problem saying that look, forget about me. Imams Bukhari has never seen the likes of himself and never will we see the election of Mahmoud Makati again. So the praise of the scholars where he mounted because it is you know it's too much it's like I it's a myriad you know, that's all you can say is maybe this is just too much praise no Hajra him Allah. He says that if we
were to open up the door for the praises of Imam Al Bukhari This is an ocean that knows no shore, meaning an ocean that has no boundaries that no other scholars have praised. Imam Al Bukhari Rahim Allah that much so I just wanted to share some of the insights
in terms of praise for Imam Al Bukhari that the scholars had for email Bukhari. I really want to finish by by 930, but I don't think that's going to happen. So we might have to delay shot for like five or 10 minutes inshallah. So please forgive me in advance. Now. Let us get into his books. Let us get into his books. Imam Al Bukhari Rahim Allah, He has four books that we want to discuss. The first book, we already spoke about kadaga Sahaba Tabby aid, the very first book that he authored, it was about the opinions of the Sahaba and the taboo in pertaining to fake rulings. Okay, book number two that we want to speak about is Atari. And Atari had three, you know, sections to it, or three
categories to it. atellica, severe, Atari can Oh certain utricle Kabir. And this was, you know, a book that was dedicated to the narrators of Hadith. Inside of this book, you'll find every famous narrative Hadith before Imam Al Bukhari two things we want to mention about this. Imam Al Bukhari, he says, that you can ask me about any narrator of Hadith and they will have something to tell you about them. And I summarized this I summarized a Tarik from my memory, if you were to put 30 Severe allows certain carriers together. And the he's called this like a summarized version, we're talking like 37 volumes. This is a summarized version, you can imagine what the complete version is like,
right? And this is all from his memory Subhanallah and in that article, Kabir we mentioned that he mentioned the story of his father as well. The third book we want to know about from Mr. Al Bukhari is a double mafia is another Alma fraud and hamdulillah in our times, you know, this is a book that mashallah is being recognized for its virtue and for its merit. This was Imam Al Bukhari is you know, dedication to good manners and morals and manners. So carry he compiled an edible method to talk about other to talk about good character, and there's some interesting and unique Hadith in other bill Morford that you won't find in other collections, like the hadith of beloved Abbotsleigh
the Allahu Anhu Ma, that when Allah subhanho wa Taala wanted to highlight salam to know that the flood was now over Allah subhanho wa Taala showed him a rainbow, Allah subhanho wa Taala showed him a rainbow. And this is the only Hadith out of all the collections of Hadith that you will find the term rainbow mentioned in right and Imam Bukhari brings this in an addendum offered in another Bulma flood Imam Al Bukhari he has a chapter mother Hakuna Raja Lu Zakia. What should an individual say when he is praised and he teaches us the DUA that Imam Al Bundy Rahim Allah became famous for that when he was praised. This is the Diwan that he would always say Allahu Allah to occasionally be Maya
Kowloon wa Janiculum in Maya also known work fairly the manga and the moon, that oh Allah do not hold me accountable for what they say about me, making me better than what they think of me and forgive me for what they don't know about me. And in brings us in the other doll and other edible Morford saying that the Sahaba used to say this when they were praised. So these are some of the unique things that we find in a development Alhamdulillah there's a wonderful, wonderful translation that was just completed last year, it was published out of Malaysia by
the Dawa corner, and what they did was they took the checkings of chicken bunny and took some commentary from other scholars and put it together in one fat volume. So if you're able to get that I would definitely recommend getting that. The last book we want to speak about from Imam Al Bukhari is none other than a Jammie Asahi, meaning the book known as
sahih al Bukhari that is talk about what was the inspiration behind a sail Bukhari two things happened that inspired the mountain Bukhari to writes the hill Bukhari. Number one, he has a teacher by the name of his hachimura. Hawaii is hachimura, Hawaii. This teacher is SubhanAllah. I don't even know what the word for it is. But he was like a caliber of a stature that is equal to, if not greater than the four famous Imams of folk and the scholars of Hadith that this man was a monster hated *, you know, emitted more meaningful Hadith, you know, a sigh an iron in karate and everything, like this man was absolutely amazing. And this man Subhanallah he died young and he
didn't, you know, his students didn't write down too much from him. His might have got completely lost. But if you look at some of his work, it's absolutely amazing span Allah. So one day is hachimura Hawaii in his halacha
he just randomly throws it out there. You know, I wish someone would gather the authentic hadith, just a thought like that I wish someone would gather the authentic hadith. At that time, something settled in the mammal bodies heart, I will be that individual that will go over the authentic hadith SubhanAllah. And just like a whisper from his teacher, became his lifelong work. Subhanallah became his life long work. The second inspiration behind Sal Hill Bukhari
is that he mumbled vocoded Rahim Allah, he had a dream in which he saw the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, and he saw that flies were coming to attack the messenger of allah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, and he took a phone and started waving the flies away, you know, started finding the flies away. And when he modeled Bukhari, he saw this hadith he couldn't understand what it meant. He told this to his teacher, Sakura, Hawaii, and it's Nakamura Hawaii. He tells him that in sha Allah this is a sign that you will defend the Sunnah of the messenger of allah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam This is a sign that you will defend the Sunnah of the messenger of allah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam. So
he took it upon himself to dedicate 16 years of his life to writing Sahil Bukhari.
Most of it was written in El Medina in Rio de Janeiro dynotag, the garden of paradise in the masjid and the boy that that's where most of it was written. Now, what's unique about sile Bukhari if you look at the numbering of Sohail Bukhari scholars have different what are the actual number of Hadith 7300 7600 And in fact, if you include them Walcott in the statements of the Sahaba and you know, other nourishes for the time being, it goes all the way to 9000.
Imam Bukhari he says, I did not include a single Hadith incites al Bukhari, except that I pray to rock as the hara to Allah subhanho wa Taala except that it paid to La Casa Vista Cara to Allah subhanho wa Taala completely, you know, rounding the finger off, let us just say he put 7700 that hadith which is the most common number that 700 mentions 7700 Hadith in there. How many Iraqis has Imam Bukhari pray just for istikhara who could tell me 15,400 That's just istikhara putting his Chromolaena aside putting his Sunnah prayers aside, this is just a stickler should I include this hadith incites the hell Bukhari are not worthy Imam Al Bukhari getting this dedication from bring it
back to the mother, he saw the mother worshipping Allah subhanaw taala and it continued on to emammal quality and this is what we learned that you know, piety transcends the genealogy that parents are righteous Inshallah, that children will be righteous as well. So this is what Imam Al Bukhari did. What was the goal behind the Imam Al Bukhari is sorry, it was to gather again, a summarized version of the authentic hadith on the most important chapters that he felt on the most important chapters that he felt. And that's why when you read the HAL Bukhari what he Malibu what he did was, he wrote the chapter headings first, and then he looked for the Hadith that were authentic
to put underneath then you look for the ideas to put underneath. That is why if you open up Sal Bukhari sometimes all you find is a chapter heading. And you're like, What happened to the Hadith? You know, who stole the Hadith who forgot the Hadith? There is no Hadith forgotten. In fact, the chapter headings are the filth of Imam Al Bukhari. The chapter headings are the filthy, malleable quality that he put those chapter headings before including the Hadith that he knew what he was looking for, remember the target practicing archery, he knew what he was looking for, and then he went searching for the best Hadith that he could possibly find.
In terms of specific Hadith inside Sahil Bukhari, the shortest Hadith insights the hell Bukhari it has three people between Imam Al Bukhari and the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam three people between Mahmoud Bukhari and the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, the longest Hadith in Sahih al Bukhari in terms of his not has 11 people. So the shortest is three, the longest is 11. And the vast majority are somewhere in between the vast majority are somewhere in between. I want to briefly give you insight into how Imam Al Bukhari chose his a hadith and why, who can tell me what's the first Hadith insights to hell Bukhari
In the MME Albania fantastic, let's make the question a bit more difficult. What is the first chapter insights available quality?
Intention no Kitab al l, what is the chapter? And why fantastic and why that is the first chapter. It is a lie. Now the chapter heading is Kitab Allah hate. And the first hadith is in the Malama Rubinius. What is the relationship between this hadith? And in the Malama and the chapter heading of Revelation? A very simplistic answer that someone who will give you is Imam Al Bukhari. He wants to remind himself and the reader to purify their intention before they embark upon this journey. This answer is 99.9% true, that the person that does not have knowledge of Hadith this is what he will assume to be true that he Malibu karate is just merely giving us a reminder to remind himself and to
remind the reader purify your intention before you read this book. But now when you look at the isnaad that Imam Al Bukhari chose, you'll notice that Imam Al Bukhari had a much much bigger intention behind choosing this particular version of the Hadith. So let's go through the chain of narration, who narrated the Hadith who knows
amaretto Cadabra the hola Juan, where was someone from? He was from Makkah, who narrated this Hadith from Omar Al Khattab? Only one individual, I look out my window workers who was also from Makkah, who narrated this Hadith from alchemy of Nova cos, Mohammed Ibrahim A Tamie, Mohammed bin Ibrahim, I'd say me who was also from Naka, who narrated this Hadith from Muhammad Ibrahim at AMI Yahia Abu Saeed and I'm sorry, yeah Hypno side Allah Saudi, who was from on Saudi gives it away from Medina. Who nerd who, who narrated this Hadith from Medea from Medina? It was Sophia and Ben arena, Sophia, and when are you gonna narrate this for me? I have no say that and Saudi who narrate this Hadith
from me, I have no say that I'm sorry. It was a lady whose name was Abdullah Abu Zubaydah, who is also Qureshi, who is also from Makkah, and he was caught a CI as well. Where does the MT Bukhari get this Hadith from now? It is from an from lady who is Abdullah Benoit, right. So this is the chain of narration. What are we finding in this chain of narration? All of the narrators are from the lines of Revelation. They're from the lines of Allah washi either from Mecca or Medina. So if you're new here, that was for both Makkah and Medina, and we look particularly at you know, Abdullah Isabella, who is infirmity, he was from the Quraysh the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said, Give Koresh
preference you know cut them all. kurush so the very first Hadith animal Bukhari narrates not only discipline the narrator's from the lines of Revelation, but he implements that hadith of Kadima, Quraysh. But the very first Hadith being in normal armado beneath that he gives the isnaad of the love knows where I'm at who is also Karachi by giving preference to the Quran. And then on top of that, after all of that, it serves as a reminder, purify your intention before you study this book. And that is the genius behind this book Sinaloa that every single Hadith that Imam Al Bukhari book put on the surface level, it seems that you understand why he mama Bukhari is doing it. But even
though Hajra Rahim Allah He does a fantastic job of extrapolating those lessons that the average reader won't see and this is what we call apply for listeners, you know, the beautiful lessons from this night of the Hadith and the different versions of the Hadith. So that is Al Bukhari, that is sahih al Bukhari. Let's get on to the fitna that Imam Al Bukhari faced Imam Al Bukhari faced two major fitness in his life. Number one was the fitna of jealousy. As I mentioned to you previously, jealousy is more rampant in the hearts of the scholars and the school and the students of knowledge than there any other category of people. And the scholars recognize this so much, that in the
science of algebra, which I did, which is you know, criticism of narrators, they established a principal John Hall, a Koran youth, wah, wah, wah, that a criticism of one contemporary for another is completely ignored and is not narrated, because if one contemporary is narrating another, it's automatically assumed that there's a malicious attempt to guarantee that he is unable to be impartial he is unable to be unbiased. So they say that one contemporary conquer you know, criticizing others that the you know, disparagement is not accepted, but we reject it. So the criticism has to be come from someone older, or from someone after that Pinochet came after, and
that is when the disparagement will be accepted. Right? So what ends up happening is is when Mohammed bin Ismail al Bukhari is in the line of knee support, the great scholar of Hadith by the name of Yaya iblue Yahia as the holy great scholar of Hadith, all of the scholars are gathered around him no yeah, he has already everyone wants the OSI need from yo Hello, yeah, Hello, honey. Here comes Imam Al Bukhari and Imam Al Bukhari you know, for lack of better terms blows Yeah, he have no yeah, he has already socks off.
Yo yo yo Hey is like where did this guy go from you all my students are trash. This is the guy that I want to teach. This is a guy that is going to continue my legacy and is going to continue my snad he starts teaching Mohammed bin Ismail, Bacardi what we don't realize who is from the main students of Yahoo. Yeah, he has the holy His own Son, Muhammad Ali. Now you can imagine not only does your email Bukhari come and show you off showing you how terrible of a student of knowledge you are compared to him, but your father actually loves him more than he loves you. It looks like they're making like a good Indian movie right now. Right? It shows you that you know, he this man loves the
bountiful quality more than he loves his own son. When Mr. Mohammed deputy Yeah honey, while he is a great Imam of Hadith himself, you know, circuito an avid, he fell into a simple humanistic Miss human mistake. Jealousy got the best of him. And at that time, you know, you can't say that. Oh, you know, Imam Al Bukhari is a liar. You can't say that email because he commits sins. You can see that Imam Al Bukhari you know, did this and that, because the man will record his integrity and reputation precedes him. So how do you you know discharge him admirable quality? How do you get the people to abandon Imam Al Bukhari and the way you do it is by start telling the people that Imam Al
Bukhari is an innovator he is a heretic, he holds an Akita different at the Arcada of the Muslims. Now, what was the major issue of that time? The major issue of that time that was just finishing was the fitna of Imam Muhammad Rahim Allah right, which was the hulk of the Quran is the Quran created Imam Muhammad he stood up for the position that I had assumed that the Quran is the speech of Allah and it is not created. And that is the nature of fitna that it continues and we use it to test people by so people started coming Muhammad who is sent to people literally paid them and said, Go and ask Imam Al Bukhari is the Quran created? Always he knew that Mr. Buhari would say no. Then he
says if remember when the mullah Bukhari says no, ask him. How about our recitation of the Quran? How about our recitation of the Quran is that created? Now this is where a difference of opinion amongst squirrels actually took place. Should have emammal Buhari stayed silent and made the work of like his predecessors, Imam Muhammad, and you know, even though mine and Olivia Medina did, or should he actually gone on to explain where he says that the voice is created, but that which is recited is not created? Right. And this is what his book that we didn't talk about culturally but is dedicated to it is called Kalka valley, but is the creation of the actions of the of the worshipers
of Allah subhanho wa Taala that all the actions that we do the our creed is dedicated to talking about this point is the recitation of the Quran created and our voice as we understand it, that is created but what is actually recited that is not created. So Imam Al Bukhari he introduced a statement which was true, but he was one of the first people to do it. And that's why people couldn't comprehend it. He said something true, but people couldn't comprehend. And he's like, why they're like, why are you introducing something your predecessors didn't introduce? When he said this Muhammad Abdul Yeah, he has already had a field day. He is a guy was looking for something, you
know, because he made it so easy. He's doing something and his predecessor made the work of the stop that he started something new. So now that he finds this out, hey, when he did you hear what he meant when he said, he said that the Quran he said that the recitation of the Quran is created without getting any of sin, right? That's where you start swearing that the recitation of the Quran is created when he modeled God he made of sin. Now when you understand the statement, that the recitation of the Quran is created, you can interpret it in two ways that either the Quran is greater the voice is interpreted or or the voice is created. Now, Muhammad bleah here with his own
agenda, he's pushing that Imam Al Bukhari is saying that the Quran is created. And anyone that said that the Quran was created was considered an innovator, it's considered a heretic. Now when you live amongst a group of the Sunnah, that everyone around you is and the Sunnah and you hold a deviant to believe you will be abandoned, you will be completely abandoned. And that is what happened to Imam Al Bukhari. The whole OMA abandoned him, with the exception of two people, with the exception of two people, Imam Muslim, and Muhammad Musa dama these are the only two people that stuck by Imam Al Bukhari, they Oh, they stuck by Mahmoud kuari Everyone else abandoned him. Now you can imagine going
from the most popular person to wherever you are having 1000s upon 1000s of students, you know, teaching that's what you loved to do most ut do love to teach the Hadith of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, but wherever you go, no one wants to learn from you, because they now believe that you're a heretic. And this is the crazy thing Subhanallah that once a rumor is spread. There's nothing that you can do to 100% completely reverse people's perception. Even the likes of email and Bukhari. He wasn't able to do that and your spine Allah, there's a famous quote by Mark Twain. He says, a lie will travel around the world before the truth even has an operator
needed to put his shoes on. A lie will travel around the world before the truth even has an opportunity to put his shoes on. And that's what happened with him out of the party. As soon as this statement came out, forget all the hikma he did for the Sunnah, forget about all of his righteousness. Forget about every great thing that he did. Everyone is focused on Imam Al Bukhari said that the Quran is created which in fact was ALLAH and falls within of itself. Now when we get to his death, we'll see you know how people learned their lesson at the end. Subhanallah so this is fitna number one. Now Mr. Bukhari is humiliated and disgraced and kicked out of Mesa poor. So what
does he decided to do? Let me go back to my hometown of all Bukhara, who is the Emir of bukata. At that time, Khalid Abu Mohammed, the holy, okay, one of the married one of the, you know, according to one of the relatives of the holy tribe, Khalid Abdullah Hamid, he sees that Imam Al Bukhari is trying to teach Hadith in the masjid and no one's attending. So he sends a letter to the Mt. Bukhari. He says, Yeah, Imam, I want you to come and teach my children in the house. You know, I don't want to send them to the masjid. I want you to come and teach them in my house. And this shows you the, you know, the Isaiah Graham al Bukhari and his mashallah his dedication to n. M. Al Bukhari
writes back to this emir, he says, knowledge does not humble itself to anyone, but rather people humble themselves to knowledge. If you want your children to learn, send them to me, I'm not coming to your house. Now, this is based upon two things, number one, to understand. Number one is that remember, because he's teaching us about knowledge, that knowledge, it needs to be sought, it doesn't come to you, you can expect knowledge to come into your own house, and they will they had no idea at that time, that one day we'll be sitting in front of the computer and become a llama by watching YouTube, right? That was like a unfathomed at that time could be understood. But that was
really important to understand that people used to go out to seek knowledge, knowledge, it wouldn't come to them. Number two, is that Imam Al Bukhari to protect his integrity, he kept away from all the rulers because it was understood that if you kept kosher the rulers, your integrity would be compromised by either accepting their money or by giving fatawa that were in their favor, and so on and so forth. So he kept his distance at all time. What does the ruler bukata do? He says, You know what? I'm kicking you out of Bukhara. So remember, Bugatti has been kicked out of the support. He's been kicked out of bukata as well. Where does he go?
He gets a letter from some of his relatives in Samara Kent. And then a small tall curtain UK, that's where they live. So remember, Bukhari decides, you know what, let me just go stay with them. They're simple people, they have no knowledge of Hadith. They don't know anything about this fitna Inshallah, you know, I'll live a happy, you know, enjoy my life with them. He gets to them. And it's just the end of Shabbat. It's just the end of Shabbat, literally the last day or the second to last day of Shabbat. Mohammed will be Hatem who's still with Imam Al Bukhari. He says that on the very first night of Ramadan, after he finished praying clear, mundane, or at the end of his Kiama nail,
he made dua to Allah subhanho wa Taala he said Allah Allah Kodaka tidy and out of Dobby Mara who but for could be the needy like that, Oh Allah as vast as this earth is, is to become extremely tight and congested for me. So take me back to you. Take me back to you. I want you to understand the pain in this door is pantalla. He says as vast as this earth is it's become congested for me to take me back to you.
Muhammad Abu Dhabi hates him he says that not the month of Ramadan, and except that Imam Al Bukhari died after maghrib on the last day of Ramadan. On the last day of Ramadan, he completed the month of Ramadan, the month of fasting the month of Quran the month of April either the whole month, and on the night of Eid. That is when the Imam Al Bukhari passed away. And they prayed his Janaza daughter time on the DL eats Han Allah, they paid his son as a third time on the day of eight. Now, once the mammal Bacardi passes away, you know how you they have that sake, that you only realize what you've lost when you lose it, that you only cherish the things that you've lost. Once they're gone. People
realize the grave mistake they made with the mammal body. And he literally used to go to his grave and seek forgiveness for from him. And they say that there's such a strong fragrance that used to come from his grave that even the power or he passed away from the favorites and blessings of Allah subhanho wa Taala that Allah showed to his own ear. And now with that being said, even 400 years later, after his death, that frequent still used to come out Subhanallah and that is you know, the life of invaluable cardio and this teaches us that you know, the trials that people go through in life, you think you have it rough. I mean, look at this man, this man was deprived of his one love
in this life of teaching Hadith because of a mistake that he didn't make that he was falsely accused of. But at the same time, I want you to look at and understand to people who know in this day and age who Muhammad Ali is, until you study this life of Imam Al Bukhari you have no idea who Muhammad Ali is, even though he's a great added great scholar
Have Hadith you will never hear his name. Yet the name of Imam Al Bukhari even though it was tarnished during that time, there's not a single Muslim household, except that it has, you know, Suhail Bukhari in it. And there's not a single khateeb except that he will narrate his Hadith not a single speaker, except that he will mention him. Right. This is the legacy of Imam Al Bukhari. These are the ramifications and the fruits of sincerity and hard work. Now, just to show you the Insaaf of Imam Al Bukhari, when we come to study the life of Imam Muslim once he found out that Muhammad Abu Yahya, he's the one that's spread the lies. Imam Muslim took all of the Hadith There are nine
volumes that he narrated from Muhammad Ali, he sent them he put them on a camel and literally he told him, I'm not in need of your trash. Take it back. I don't want it said the camel with these books, no persons just how to deliver it off. Imam Al Bukhari from his Insaaf is that there was a hadith that he has a sale Bukhari that he could not find, except through Muhammad Abdul yeah, here is the holy. Now you can imagine if this one man ruined your life, would you bother narrating this hadith to him? It's like, what's the big deal if I skip just one Hadith because of this treacherous man and how he's ruined my life. Imam Al Bukhari Rahim Allah rather than, you know, during that and
just skipping one Hadith, he actually changed his name. So you'll find the Hadith. It says Abu Abdullah, that's all it says. The most generic Kalia you can think of 100 he mentioned this Abu Abdullah as Mohammed Abdullah, he is the honey that Imam Al Bukhari he wanted to be genuine to Hadith. And he didn't want to lose that. But at the same time, that hatred, not even hatred, that resentment towards the person that harmed you was there. So he skipped out his name and just put Abu Abdullah and Sinaloa you know, there's so many stories that I could mention it but it's already past the time for a shot. I don't want to delay any further. But inshallah I hope this gives you guys a
glimpse of you know, the many amazing biographies that are yet to come from the Imams of Hadith. I pray that Allah subhanaw taala blesses the Ummah, again, with the love for Hadith, and brings about many, many great scholars from the science of Hadith. Honestly, they're dying down. I'm telling you, genuinely speaking, the scholars of Hadith are deich they're very, very few amongst us. And this love of Hadith needs to be re inspired. So I'm hoping that inshallah through studying their biographies, we will be inspired to study Hadith and Allah will revive the scholars of Hadith once again, and I pray that Allah subhanho wa Taala forgives us for our shortcomings as well. Allahumma
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