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The question of the attribution of the Ṣaḥīḥayn

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Several scholars have argued that the texts of the Ṣaḥīḥayn did not stabilize until some time after the deaths of their authors. Based on his analysis of a partial fifth/eleventh-century manuscript of Ṣaḥīḥ al-Bukhārī, Alphonse Mingana concluded that the text was still in a relatively fluid form at that point in time. Yet there is little available evidence suggesting that, beyond the normal permutations of manuscript transmission for texts as large and detailed as the Ṣaḥīḥayn, either al-Bukhārī's or Muslim's books were altered substantially after their deaths.

Keywords: Ṣaḥīḥayn; al-Bukhārī; Alphonse Mingana



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