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10-28-2008, 12:47 AM
I know this sounds weird but I was wondering if Imam Bukhari had a camel/mount.
10-29-2008, 05:39 AM
Assalam alaikum bro, and no, your question doesn't sound weird and if it does, believe me when I say I've asked weird-er (I dont even think thats a word http://forums.almaghrib.org/images/icons/icon10.gif) questions in the past.
As for your question: Not long ago, I was looking into the life of Mohammad Ibn Ismael Al-Bukhari and what I remember in relation to your question are two factors which would support the claim of those that say, "he did indeed, own a camel". And these two factors were:
1) Bukhari was financially stable (he was involved in trade and other sorts of businesses) and with this privilege of being given wealth from Allah, Bukhari reinvested his wealth into gaining knowledge. Meaning while some invested there wealth into building beautiful houses and purchasing the delights of this worldly life, Bukhari used his wealth as provisions for this continous efforts into seeking and learning under the scholars of his time which leads me to the next factor, and that is...
2) Buhkari used to travel A LOT! And when I say, 'a lot', that is an understatement. And all of us know well, that during those times, the means of travel from one city to another, or one country to another would have been, a horse or a camel.
Taking into consideration these two factors, 1) having the wealth to own and purchase a camel and 2) Needing a means of travel from one place to another (ie, having a purpose for the camel), it would be safe to assume (and its never good to assume but to my defence, no where in the copy of his bio which I was reading from did it mention, "he owned such and such an amount of camels") that Bukhari did own a camel and Allah knows best.
11-06-2008, 02:11 PM
I wasn't sure where to post this but since this thread is about Imam Bukhari, I guess I could ask my question too.
I am a bit confused when following the stories to know exactly how, Imams Abu Hanifah, Imam Abdullah bin Mubarak, Imam Malik, Imam Muhammad ash Shafiee, Imam Bukhari and Imam Ahmad bin Hanbal are all related.
Here is what I know.
1. Imam Abu Hanifah contemporary of Imam Malik
2. Imam Malik teacher of Imam Ash Shafiee
3. Imam Ash Shafiee teacher of Imam Ahmad bin Hanbal
4. Imam Abdullah bin Mubarak teacher of Imam Bukhari.
However I am not sure how 4 correlates to 1,2 and 3.
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