Bukhari, Muhammad ibn Ismail, al-

Bukhari, Muhammad ibn Ismail, al-

(bo͞ok-härē`) (c.810–70), Arabic scholar, b. Bukhara. He traveled widely over Muslim regions and made an authoritative collection of the hadithhadith
, a tradition or the collection of the traditions of Muhammad, the Prophet of Islam, including his sayings and deeds, and his tacit approval of what was said or done in his presence.
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, the traditional sayings of the Prophet. The al-Bukhari collection is regarded by many Sunni Muslims as the most reliable commentary and a law book second only to the Qur'an. The tomb of al-Bukhari, near Samarkand, is a noted place of pilgrimage.
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