Sahih al-Bukhari (book)
|Author||Muhammad b. Isma'il al-Bukhari|
|Original title||صحیح البخاری|
|Subject||Hadith and Sunna|
|Publisher||Dar Ibn Kathir, Beirut-Damasqus|
Ṣaḥīḥ al-Bukhārī (Arabic: صَحیح البُخاری ) is the most reliable hadith-collection among Sunni Muslims, and is one of the six books—known as Sihah al-Sitta (six Sahihs)—written by Abu 'Abdullah Muhammad b. Isma'il al-Bukhari (b.194/810 - d.256/870). The complete title of the book is Al-jami' al-musnad al-Sahih al-mukhtasar min 'umur-i Rasul Allah (s) wa sunanih wa 'ayyamih (The referenced authentic short collection of the Holy Prophet's (s) practices and times).
Sahih al-Bukhari has been compiled in 97 books and 3450 sections, and, counting its repeated hadiths, the number of hadiths cited by the book is 7275 and, without the repeated ones, it is 4000.
According to al-Bukhari, hadith-collections in his time included both authentic (Sahih) and inauthentic hadiths, and he thus decided to compile only the authentic ones in a volume. He was encouraged to do this by his master Ishaq b. 'Ibrahim al-Hanzali known as Ibn Rahwayh.