Sahih al-Bukhari, 4 Vols, English Translation with Arabic, [A4] Hardback - over 3000 pages, by Al-Imam Muhammad ibn Ismail al-Bukhari,Published in Beirut.Description :The authentic collection (Arabic: الجامع الصحيح, al-Jaami al-Musnud al-Sahih or popularly al-Bukhari's authentic (Arabic: صحيح البخاري, Sahih al-Bukhari) is one of the six major hadith collections. (Hadith are oral traditions recounting events in the lives of the Beloved Prophet Muhammad, May Allah bless him and grant him peace. Muslims view this as their most trusted collection of hadith and it has been called "The most authentic book after the Noble Qur'an.
These prophetic traditions were collected by the Muslim scholar al-Imam Muhammad ibn Ismail al-Bukhari, May Allah be pleased with him, [810/870] and published during his lifetime. He was a scholar from from the region of Bukhara, hence the name by which he is known. Al-Bukhari belonged to the Shafi'i School. He traveled widely throughout the Abbassid empire for sixteen years, collecting those traditions he thought trustworthy. It is said that al-Bukhari collected over 300,000 hadith and transmitted only the 2,602 traditions that he believed to be Sahih.
The book covers almost all aspects of life in providing proper guidance of Islam such as the method of performing prayers and other actions of worship directly from Prophet Muhammad, May Allah bless him and grant him peace. This work of many years by Imam Bukhari, may Allah be pleased with him, who before writing any hadith in his book performed ablution and two units of prayer asking guidance from Allah Almighty. Then he would do the necessary research and investigation, observing if the particular hadith fits in to his strict criteria of authenticity and if he is sure that the hadith is authentic, he wrote it in the book.