al-Imaam al-Bukhaaree and the Qur.aan during Ramadhaan

Reference: Siyar A’laam an-Nubalaa – Volume 12, Page 391

Musabbih ibn Sa’eed said:

During the day in Ramadhaan, Muhammad ibn Ismaa’eel [al-Bukhaaree] would complete [reading] the Qur.aan every day, and after the taraaweeh [prayer], he would [privately] stand in prayer and complete [the recitation of] the Qur.aan every three nights.

Translator’s note:
While from one angle this worship is something praiseworthy, it must be noted that adhering to the Sunnah takes precedence, as it has been authentically reported that the Prophet (sal-Allaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) prohibited ‘Abdullaah ibn ‘Umar (radhi-yAllaahu ‘anhumaa) from reading the entire Qur.aan in less than three days and nights, as he (sal-Allaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said:

«Whoever reads the [entire] Qur.aan in less than three [days and nights] has not understood it» – Saheeh Abu Daawood, No.1394

And commenting on this, Shaykh al-Albaanee said:

“And what has been reported about some of the salaf [which is] in opposition to the authentic Sunnah does not contradict it, since it is apparent that it (the above narration) had not reached them.” – Silsilatul-Ahaadeeth as-Saheehah – Volume 5, Page 601

- from London, UK. He is a graduate of the Islaamic University of Madeenah, having graduated from the Institute of Arabic Language, and later the Faculty of Sharee'ah in 2004.

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