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al-Buk̲h̲ārī, Muḥammad b. Ismāʿīl
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b. ibrāhīm b. al-mug̲h̲īra b. bardizbah abū ʿabd allāh al-d̲j̲uʿfī , a famous traditionist, b. 194/810, d. 256/870. He has the niṣba D̲j̲uʿfī because his greatgrandfather al-Mug̲h̲īra was a mawlā of Yamān al-D̲j̲uʿfī, governor of Buk̲h̲ārā. at whose hands he accepted Islām. Al-Buk̲h̲ārī began to learn traditions by heart at the age of ten, and seems to have been a very precocious boy, for he is credited with having been able at an early age to correct his teachers. He had a remarkable memory, and companions of his are said …

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Robson, J., “al-Buk̲h̲ārī, Muḥammad b. Ismāʿīl”, in: Encyclopaedia of Islam, Second Edition, Edited by: P. Bearman, Th. Bianquis, C.E. Bosworth, E. van Donzel, W.P. Heinrichs. Consulted online on 20 September 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1573-3912_islam_SIM_1510>
First published online: 2012
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004161214, 1960-2007

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