Bukhari's Criteria Of Hadith Acceptance
Assalam Alaikum.. Going back 1200 years to the era of Imam Bukhari.. As of my understanding, among the many criteria to which a hadith must be authenticated (must) include it’s validation with Quran. Meaning, no matter how “Sahih” the “Sanad” (chain of narration, and narrators are) it should still always comply with the Quran. Correct?
But is it?
That’s my concern, I looked up quite a lot in the early biographies of Imam Bukhari, e.g. Fath Al Bari by Ibn Hajar Asqalani, and I found out that Imam Bukhari himself never had this among his criteria that a hadith must not go against the Quran. Is this true?
Assuming this is true, isn’t this the best argument against those who love to blind follow all Sahih Hadiths (i.e. those who equate Sunnah with Hadith) or those who say Islam = Quran and Hadiths… that the original collections of “Sahih” hadith, that they consider 100% correct, had no validation from Quran in the first place.. Shouldn’t this raise alarms?
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