The English translation of Sahih al-Bukhari
and the account of Jesus’ (a) return
Hadith number 658 in volume 4 of the Arabic/English edition of Sahih al-Bukhari represents a short narration that talks about the coming of Jesus (a) at a time when an “Imam” will be present.
The translation has changed to something rather different in later editions!
Evidence, Analysis and Conclusion
Sahih al-Bukhari is the foremost book of hadith for the Ahl al-Sunnah and is considered by them to be the most reliable book after the Qur’an. Its English translation was undertaken by Muhammad Muhsin Khan in 9 volumes and has been published in many editions.
The hadith under discussion appears in the Dar al-Fikr edition (which is non-dated, though apparently recent) as follows:
Sahih al-Bukhari, Al-Bukhari, Muhammad b. Isma`il (d. 256 AH), volume 4, pg. 437, hadith number 658
Beirut: Dar al-Fikr (9 vols), translated by Muhammad Muhsin Khan, n.d.
Those with even a rudimentary understanding of Arabic text will be able to see that the underlined arabic text of the hadith (wa imaamukum minkum) and the English equivalent are completely different!