Refuting the claim that Sahih Al-Bukhari contains some Da`if Hadiths

Q 3: Some people claim that the Sahih (Authentic Hadith Book) of Al-Bukhari includes some Da‘if (weak) Hadith, although we told them that all Muslims unanimously agree to its authenticity, could you please show the right opinion?


A: This claim is untrue, for all the Hadith in Sahih Al-Bukhari that are Musnad (Hadiths with a sound chain of narration) and Muttasil (Hadiths with a continuous chain of narration to a Companion of the Prophet or Follower; the generation after the Prophet’s Companions) are authentic. As for Mu‘allaq (Hadiths missing a link in the chain of narration, reported directly from the Prophet), they contain some sound and some weak Hadiths.May Allah grant us success. May peace and blessings be on our Prophet Muhammad, his family, and Companions.

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