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, Abū ʿĪsā Muḥammad b. ʿĪsā b. Sawra, great collector of ḥadīt̲h̲ [q.v.], the author of one of the Six Books, al-kutub al-sitta. He is said to have been born in 210/825 near the town of Tirmid̲h̲ [q.v.]. He travelled widely in search of traditions through K̲h̲urāsān, ʿIrāḳ and the Ḥid̲j̲āz. He was among others a pupil of al-Buk̲h̲ārī [q.v.]. Later in life he became blind, allegedly as a result of excessive weeping, and he died in Tirmid̲h̲ in 279/892.

He is famous in the first place for his al-D̲j̲āmiʿ al-ṣaḥīḥ , a collection generally considered to hold the fourth rank after those o…

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Juynboll, G.H.A., “al-Tirmid̲h̲ī”, in: Encyclopaedia of Islam, Second Edition, Edited by: P. Bearman, Th. Bianquis, C.E. Bosworth, E. van Donzel, W.P. Heinrichs. Consulted online on 10 December 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1573-3912_islam_SIM_7569>
First published online: 2012
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004161214, 1960-2007

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