Muhammad al-Bukhari

810 - 870

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Muhammad ibn Isma'il ibn Ibrahim (Persian: محمد ابن اسماعيل ابن ابراهيم, romanized: Muḥammad ibn Ismā‘īl ibn ʾIbrāhīm; 19 July 810 – 1 September 870), better known as al-Bukhari (Persian: البخاری, romanized: al-Bukhārī), commonly referred to as Imam al-Bukhari or Imam Bukhari, was a Persian Islamic scholar who was born in Bukhara (early Khorasan and present day Uzbekistan). He compiled the hadith collection known as Sahih al-Bukhari, regarded by Sunni Muslims as the most authentic (sahih) hadith collections. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Muhammad al-Bukhari has received more than 1,669,121 page views. His biography is available in 67 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 61 in 2019). Muhammad al-Bukhari is the 57th most popular religious figure (up from 102nd in 2019), the 4th most popular biography from Uzbekistan (up from 5th in 2019) and the most popular Uzbekistani Religious Figure.

Muhammad al-Bukhari is most famous for collecting and compiling the hadith, which are sayings and deeds of the Prophet Muhammad.

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Among religious figures, Muhammad al-Bukhari ranks 57 out of 2,272Before him are Pope John XXIII, Saint Valentine, Jerome, Saint Stephen, Saint Anne, and Pope Julius II. After him are Ruhollah Khomeini, Pope Urban II, Pope Pius XI, Hildegard of Bingen, Pope Pius IX, and Samson.

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Among people born in 810, Muhammad al-Bukhari ranks 1After him are Pope Benedict III, John Scotus Eriugena, Abbas ibn Firnas, Halfdan the Black, Kenneth MacAlpin, Ahmad ibn Muhammad ibn Kathir al-Farghani, Hastein, Kassia, Emperor Xuanzong of Tang, García Íñiguez of Pamplona, and Eulogius of Córdoba. Among people deceased in 870, Muhammad al-Bukhari ranks 1After him are Rastislav of Moravia, Judith of Flanders, Lü Dongbin, Piast the Wheelwright, and Al-Muhtadi.

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Among people born in Uzbekistan, Muhammad al-Bukhari ranks 4 out of 107Before him are Avicenna (980), Timur (1336), and Al-Biruni (973). After him are Babur (1483), Al-Tirmidhi (824), Islam Karimov (1938), Abu Mansur al-Maturidi (893), Shah Rukh (1377), Baha-ud-Din Naqshband Bukhari (1327), Ahmad ibn Muhammad ibn Kathir al-Farghani (810), and Anna German (1936).


Among religious figures born in Uzbekistan, Muhammad al-Bukhari ranks 1After him are Al-Tirmidhi (824), Abu Mansur al-Maturidi (893), and Baha-ud-Din Naqshband Bukhari (1327).