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The shortest chains in Sahih Bukhari

Question

I heard there are twenty three (23) Hadiths whose chain of narrators are only three (3) that are linked to Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam). Is this true?

If so, which Hadiths are they?

 

Answer

What you heard was probably pertaining to such narrations in Sahih Bukhari, specifically.

There are twenty two Hadiths in Sahih Bukhari, that have only three narrators between Imam Bukhari (rahimahullah) and Rasulullah (sallallahu’alayhi wasallam). This is the most such Hadiths in any book, from among the six famous books of Hadith (sihah sittah).

See here.

 

The following is a list of the Hadith numbers of all those Hadiths in Sahih Bukhari.

It is recommended for students of Hadith to memorise these chains, as they are quite short, and few, as some of them are actually repeated in this list.

1) Hadith: 109

2) Hadith: 497

3) Hadith: 502

4) Hadith: 561

5) Hadith: 1924

6) Hadith: 2007

7) Hadith: 2289

8) Hadith: 2295

9) Hadith: 2477

10) Hadith: 2703

11) Hadith: 2960

12) Hadith: 3041

13) Hadith: 3546

14) Hadith: 4206

15) Hadith: 4272

16) Hadith: 4499

17) Hadith: 5497

18) Hadith: 5569

19) Hadith: 6891

20) Hadith: 6894

21) Hadith: 7208

22) Hadith: 7421

 

And Allah Ta’ala Knows best,

 

Answered by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar