al-Bukhārī, Muḥammad
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b. Ismāʿīl b. Ibrāhīm al-Juʿfī (13 Shawwāl 194–1 Shawwāl 256/24 July 810–1 September 870), one of the most prominent Sunni traditionists and the author of one of ‘the six books (al-kutub al-sitta)’ or ‘the six authentic ones (al-ṣiḥāḥ al-sitta)’, referring to the collections of prophetic sayings deemed to be of the highest deg…

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Pakatchi, Ahmad and Gholami, Rahim, “al-Bukhārī, Muḥammad”, in: Encyclopaedia Islamica, Editors-in-Chief: Wilferd Madelung and, Farhad Daftary. Consulted online on 18 October 2018 <>

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