|Titel:||Sahih Al-Bukhari -: Explanation for the book of Iman(faith)|
|Autor:||Shaykh Abdul Aziz Ar-Rajhi|
Sahih Al-Bukhari -: Explanation for the book of Iman (faith)
All Praises belong to Allah Lord of The Worlds. We Ask Allah for His Mercy and Forgiveness and We ask Him to send His Peace and Blessings on the final last Messenger. Imam Al-Bukhari began his collection of Sahih Hadith with the chapter of Revelation since this is where Islam began. Allah sent Muhammad as the seal of the Messengers and gave him legislation. It’s through Revelation that Allah guides people from darkness to light. Following this Imam Al-Bukhari mentioned the book of Iman(faith); as it is the foundation and the principle that actions are built on. There’s no action without intention and no actions without faith. The greatest part of Revelation is belief in Allah and His Messenger. The origin of Iman is affirmation in the heart. This is connected with actions in Heart and on the body. For that reason Imam Al-Bukhari said: “Faith is speech and actions”. This is the correct view as proven from the various texts he mentioned in this chapter. Imam Al-Bukhari mentioned numerous chapters in this book that prove faith must be accompanied with speech and actions. This is the belief of Ahlus Sunnah. Unlike the Murji’a who believe that actions aren’t included in Iman and this is incorrect. There are about 39 chapters in this book that mention Allah made actions a part of Imam. Imam Al-Bukhari in Kitabul Imam detailed and defined the four schools of thought about Iman; 1-Al-Khawarij and the Mu’tazilah who believe actions are a part of faith, and the Khawariji believe the major sinners are in Hell. 2-The Mu’tazilah don’t consider the major sinners to have gone apos-tate. 3- The Murji’a believe that as long as person acknowledges and be-lieves in Allah then there’s no need for actions. 4-Ahlus Sunnah believe actions are necessary for faith and are a part of it. Imam Al-Bukhari’s collection is considered the most authentic book of Hadith, so reading the various books from it serve as an educational reference for any Muslim. The explanations for these narrations are referenced with numbers for each point. I have taken Ash- Shaykh Abdul Aziz’s Ar-Rajhi’s explanation for each hadith and idea and numbered it from 1- 139 making easy for the reader to follow and refer back to anytime they want or need to. I pray and ask Allah to accept this small service to the Ummah and to forgive me for my sins.