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Memorial to Imam Bukhari

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This memorial complex, near Samarkand in Uzbekistan, houses the grave of Imam Bukhari, a Muslim scholar known for compiling the Hadith (sayings of the Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him)). The collection named Sahih Bukhari, regarded as the most authentic of all hadith compilations and is the most authoritative book after the Quran.


Imam Bukhari was born in 810 CE in the city of Bukhara (in Uzbekistan). His full name was Muhammad Ibn Ismail Ibn Ibrahim Ibn al-Mughirah Ibn Bardizbah al-Bukhari. He had a phenomenal memory and travelled throughout the Islamic world devoting himself to the collection, study, proof-reading and organizing of the hadith.