The practice of Imam al-Bukhārī [d. 256 AH] before adding a narration to his Ṣaḥīḥ

al-Khatib al-Baghdadi [d. 1071 CE]: Imam al-Bukhārī said, “I did not add to my compilation of authentic narrations a hadith (narration) except that I would first purify myself and pray two units of prayer.”

→ Tarikh Madinat as-Salaam [Tarikh Baghdad] 2/327 | al-Khatib al-Baghdadi | Translated by: Abu Dawūd [Mustafa b. Saalih] al-Hushayshi

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