The following is a response to SlaveOfAhlubait’s article entitled: “Fabricated Hadeeth of Sahih Bukhari?” The article can be found here.
SoA, quoting Ibn Hazm, provides the following:
this is a broken chain, and it is not connected between bukhari and sadaqa bin khalid, nothing is sahih in this chapter and everything is fabricated
[ al mohali, vol 9, page 59]
This is a bad attempt at harming the credibility of Saheeh Al-Bukhari. This is simply because the academic evidence that is used to come up with this conclusion is very fragile.
Ibn Hazm is talking about a narration in which Al-Bukhari says, “Hisham bin Ammar said,” instead of saying “Hisham bin Ammar told us.”
Al-Albani in Tahreem Aalaat Al-Tarab (p. 81) responded by saying:
“This is what he said, and it is evident to students of knowledge, let alone scholars, that this is an exaggerated claim – even if it was correct – it wouldn’t mean that the text is fabricated.”
Al-Albani then went on to point out how Ibn Hazm contradicted the very rules that he once supported (p. 85). Ibn Hazm in Usool Al-Ahkaam 1/141 said:
“If one says: Someone told us, or from someone, or someone from someone, then all of those should be accepted, as long as we are not sure that the hadith itself was disconnected.”
This is clear that when Al-Bukhari says: “Hisham said,” it is like saying: “Hisham told us.”