Imam Abu’l Hasanāt al-Luknawī al-Hanafi [d. 1886 CE] – “Whenever I chance upon groups differing, I find the view of the People of Hadith to be the most accurate.”

“Whoever views the matter impartially [without bias], and delves into the oceans of Fiqh and the principles of Fiqh – eluding deviation and straying [from the correct understanding] – they will ascertain, concerning the vast majority of subsidiary and fundamental matters the scholars differ in, that [the view of] the Madhab of the Muhaditheen [The … Continue reading Imam Abu’l Hasanāt al-Luknawī al-Hanafi [d. 1886 CE] – “Whenever I chance upon groups differing, I find the view of the People of Hadith to be the most accurate.”

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