Abu Walid al-Bāji [d. 1081] – “Do not [erroneously] believe that whatever that is NOT found in the Sahih (authentic) compilations [Bukhari/Muslim] is not authentic.”

Abu Walid al-Bāji [d. 1081]: "[Muhammad b. Isma'il] al-Bukhari said, 'I have not included within this compilation ["al-Jaami' as-Sahih" i.e Sahih al-Bukhari] except that which is authentic. I abstained from adding [more] authentic narrations so as to NOT lengthen the work." al-Baji explains, "I only relate this narration [to inform] one not proficient in this … Continue reading Abu Walid al-Bāji [d. 1081] – “Do not [erroneously] believe that whatever that is NOT found in the Sahih (authentic) compilations [Bukhari/Muslim] is not authentic.”

The decision of Imam al-Bukhārī [d. 256 AH] to compile his Ṣaḥīḥ

al-Khatib al-Baghdadi [d. 1071 CE]: Imam al-Bukhari said, "I was with Ishaq b. Rahawayh, and our companions appealed, 'If only you would compile a summarised collection of the traditions of the Prophet ﷺ...' [the idea then] entered my heart... "I then committed myself to compiling this work ["Jaami' as-Sahih" i.e Sahih al-Bukhari]." → Tarikh Madinat as-Salaam … Continue reading The decision of Imam al-Bukhārī [d. 256 AH] to compile his Ṣaḥīḥ

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