AL-BUKHĀRĪ: Guardian of Tradition/ḤadīthWritten by Karim Crow
Born in the Central Asian city of Bukhārā (now in Uzbekistan), Muḥammad b. Ismāʿīl b. Ibrāhīm al-Juʿfī studied Ḥadīth in Khurāsān in his early years. Bukhārī’s father was also a scholar who had studied under leading faqīh–traditionists in Iraq and Ḥijāz including Mālik b. Anas, Ḥammād b. Zayd, and ʿAbdallāh b. al-Mubārak. Bukhārī first visited Mecca with his mother in 210 H at the age of sixteen years. He then travelled widely in Iraq in search of knowledge studying under eminent Ḥadīth experts such as ʿAlī b. al-Madīnī and Isḥāq b. Rāhawayh....... [click here to download the full article in pdf ]
Karim Douglas Crow is a Principal Research Fellow at IAIS Malaysia.