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Reading the English Translation of Sahih Bukhari


Is it okay to read the translation of Sahih Bukhari by Dr. Muhammad Muhsin Khan?



Books like Sahih Bukhari have content that isn’t suitable for the unqualified layman. Those who dedicatedly study Hadith, actually study these types of books in their final year only. I do not encourage people who are not fully equipped with the technicality of Islamic jurisprudence to merely open a book of Hadith that consists of narrations of scattered topics. This is out of the fear of it leading to confusion.

I suggest more simple works such as Al Adabul Mufrad (Islamic Manners) of Imam Bukhari (rahimahullah) which is a separate compilation from the Sahih Bukhari, Riyadus Sawlihin, Forty Hadith both by Imam Nawawi (rahimahullah) etc, all of which have Hadiths on more practical and pertinent topics.


And Allah Ta’ala Knows Best,


Answered by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar


Checked by: Moulana Haroon Abasoomar