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, Muḥammad b. Ismāʿīl Abū ʿAbdallāh al-Ḏj̲uʿfī, Arab author, born 13th S̲h̲awwāl 194 = 21st July 810 at Buk̲h̲ārā, the grandson of a Persian, named Bardīzbah. He began the study of the Traditions at the early age of eleven and in his sixteenth year made the pilgrimage and attended the lectures of the most famous teachers of Tradition in Mecca and Medīna. He then went to Egypt as a Ṭālib al-ʿIlm and spent the next sixteen years, of which five were spent in Baṣra, in wandering through all Asia. He then returned to his native town where he died on the 30th Ramaḍān 256 (31st August 870); he is buri…

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Brockelmann, C., “al-Buk̲h̲ārī”, in: Encyclopaedia of Islam, First Edition (1913-1936), Edited by M. Th. Houtsma, T.W. Arnold, R. Basset, R. Hartmann. Consulted online on 20 October 2018 <>
First published online: 2012
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004082656, 1913-1936

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