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More doubts about al-Bukhari by Muslims and the source behind the source

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Submitted by dhimmi no more (United States), Jun 19, 2017 at 08:19

Dr Pipes

I'm sure that you are aware that Sahih al-Bukhari is the most revered literary source after the Qur'an

However many Muslims, now, are casting doubt about al-Bukhari himself

In the video below Sheikh Mostafa Rashed who is an Azhari says that

1. al-Bukhari did not speak Arabic

2. al-Bukhari was blind which means he cannot read texts

3. He more likely that not never left Bukhara and never visited Mecca or Medina and even if he did he still did not speak Arabic

4. Most damaging is there is no extant Sahih al-Bukhari dated to 8th century when we are told he lived
The earliest extant Sahih al-Bukhari is dated 10 or 11 century

It seems that the Sheikh believes that al-Ahadith collected in Sahih al-Bukhari were collected by persons unknown!


And echoes of the Quranic وشهد شاهد من اهلها or this is a Muslim witness

Next? I will provide an interesting literary criticism of Sahih al-Bukhari in Western scholarship


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