Earlier today, Shaykh Muhammad Imdad Hussain Pirzada, completed the commentary to the final hadith (prophetic tradition) of Sahih al-Bukhari and wrote the final words to volume 10 of his ‘Imdad al-Bukhari fi Sharh Sahih al-Bukhari’, sitting right beside the blessed grave of the greatest scholar of hadith of all time, Imam Muhammad ibn Isma’il al-Bukhari (ra), situated near the city of Samarkand in Uzbekistan.
Shaykh Pirzada’s journey into the commentary of Sahih al-Bukhari began in March 2011 from upon the raised platform of the Ashab al-Suffah inside al-Masjid al-Nabawi in the blessed city of Madinah, Saudi Arabia, and concluded earlier today. Shaykh Pirzada was warmly welcomed at the Bukhari Complex by the Deputy Qadi of Samarkand as well as the Senior Imam of Masjid al-Bukhari, and he was accompanied by Shaykh Rahmatullah al-Khawarizmi and Shaykh Fazil Abdul Qayyum from Tashkent.
For this historic visit, the room housing the actual grave was opened for Shaykh Pirzada situated directly below the mausoleum maqam of Imam al-Bukhari (ra). Shaykh Pirzada was also taken on a tour of the entire complex, museum, research centre and recently opened educational institution of hadith and research studies at this serene and blessed complex.
Congratulations to Shaykh Pirzada on this landmark achievement and moment, and prayers to Almighty Allah for the long life, health and further barakah in his efforts for Islam and the people. Amin.
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