Imam Muhammad bin Ismail al-Bukhari Biography

Imam Muhammad bin Ismail al-Bukhari was born in 194 AH. His full name is Abu Abdullah Muhammad bin Ismail bin Ibrahim bin Mugheerah bin Bardzabah al-Bukhari .You were born blind as a child, Hazrat Ibrahim appeared in your mother’s dream and said:

“Because of your crying too much or supplicating too much, Allah has restored their sight.” And thus the sight of Imam Bukhari returned.

Imam Muhammad bin Ismail al-Bukhari

He was the author of Sahih Bukhari, the most famous book of hadith. His father was also a Muhaddith and a disciple of Imam Malik His father was a disciple of Imam Abu Hanifa through two teachers.

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Imam Bukhari’s father died in his childhood and Imam Bukhari grew up under the care and education of his mother in the state of an orphan.

Therefore, he memorized the Quran and the books of that time in his childhood, until he was ten years old, he started memorizing hadith. And at the age of sixteen memorized the books of Abdullah bin Mubarak and Waqi’ bin Jarrah.


Imam Muhammad bin Ismail al-Bukhari traveled to different regions, cities and countries to acquire knowledge you learned from many great teachers. Here are the names of a few:

  • Makki bin Ibrahim
  • Imam Ahmad bin Hanbal
  • Ali bin Al-Mudaini
  • Yahya bin Moin
  • Ishaq bin Rahawiya
  • Abdan bin Uthman
  • Ali bin Hasan bin Shaqiq
  • Muhammad bin Isa bin Al-Tabaa
  • Suraej bin Al-Nu’man
  • Muhammad bin sabiq


Imam Bukhari has the position and status that a large number of prominent and famous imams and jurists of the Muslim Ummah received the honor of learning from him, among whom the names of a few are as follows:

  • Imam Muslim
  • Imam Abu Isa al-Tirmidhi
  • Imam Abu Hatim
  • Imam Ibrahim bin Ishaq al-Harbi
  • Imam Abu Bakr Muhammad bin Ishaq bin Khuzima
  • Imam Abu Bakr bin Abi Al-Dunya
  • Yahya bin Muhammad bin Sa’id
  • Muhammad bin Yusuf al-Farbari


  • Sahih al-Bukhari
  • Al-Adab al-Mufrad
  • Altarikh alkabeer
  • Altarikh alsageer
  • Part of Rafa Al-ydeen in Salah


Imam Bukhari died on 1st Shawwal 256 AH in Khartang, which is located at a distance of ten miles from the city of Samarkand.

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