Abū ‘Abd Allāh Muḥammad ibn Ismā‘īl ibn Ibrāhīm ibn al-Mughīrah ibn Bardizbah (proper old Persian name) al-Ju‘fī (Mawla of the Ju’fi’s, not an Arab Ju’fi himself) al-Bukhārī, in short: Imam Al-Bukhari. This great personality really needs no long introduction, every Muslims knows him. He was born after the Jumu’ah prayer on Friday, 13 Shawwal 194 AH (19 July 810) in the city of Bukhara in Khorasan (in present-day Uzbekistan, back then there was no such country as ‘Uzbekistan’, the area he was born was called Khorasan and ALL of Khorasan was part of Iran and all Khorasanis today are Persian speakers, be it in Iran, Afghanistan etc.).
Imam Al-Bukhari’s great-grandfather was Al-Mughirah and his father was Bardizbah who is the last known ancestor of Bukhari according to most scholars and historians. He was a Magian and died as such. As-Subki is the only scholar to name Bardizbah’s father, who he says was named Bazzabah (Persian: بذذبه). Little is known of Bardizbah or Bazzabah, except that they were Persian and followed the religion of their people. Hadeeth scholars mention that “Bardizbah” is Persian for ‘farmer’.
Giant amongst the scholars of the Ahl Al-Sunnah such as Imam Al-Dhahabi (who hailed from a Turkmenistani backround) also confirmed the Persian backround of Imam Al-Bukhari in his ‘Siyar Al-A’lam Al-Nubalaa’:
We are delighted to present you another gem of Persia (you won’t find a SINGLE equivalent to these great Sunni personalities who enriched the Islamic Ummah for around 900 years of Sunni-Persian history. The decline began with the Safavids and the emergence of Rafidite Shiism that is ruling Iran up to this day i.e. for less than 500 years and it did not produce anything but heresy and ignorants of the basics of Islam, starting from the language to everything else), a servant of the Ahl Al-Sunnah and the Arabic language (quite amazing how the biggest linguists of the Arabic language were mostly Persians, like the Master of the Masters of the Arabic language, Sibawayh>>>):
عبد الله بن جعفر بن دَرَسْتَوَيْه الفارسي
Abdallah bin Jafar bin Darastawayh (more correctly: دُرُسْتويه Dorostavei) bin Al-Marzban Al-Farsi the Grammarian (proper classical persian name) – 258-347H
Ibn Darastawayh, Abu Mohammad, the Imam, the Allamah, the Shaykh of ‘Nahu’ (Arabic grammar) i.e. the Nahawi, he Lughawi (master of all sciences of the Arabic language), the Adeeb, born 285 after Hijri (i.e. in the pre-Safavid, Sunni Persia) in Fasa (فَسا), Persia (back than a city as big as Shiraz today) and was hence known as the Persian (Al-Farsi) and the Fasawi (from Faas). His name (Darastawayh/Dorostavei) is made of two words,
Notable Hadith Scholars – Abu Hatim al-Razi – by Sheikh Abdul Mohsin Bin Hamad Al-Abbad – Professor at the Faculty Of Shari’a, Islamic University of Madinah Al-Munawwarah.
Aqidah of the Salaf by Abu Zurah Ar-Razi (d. 264 H.)
One of the most famous quotes of Abu Zur`a Al-Razi in regards to the Rafidha Shia:
‘If you see a man belittling anyone from the Companions of the Messenger of Allaah -sallAllaahu alayhi wa sallam-
then know that he is a Zindeeq
(heretic). That is because we believe that the Messenger -sallAllaahu alayhi wa sallam-
is true, the Qur’aan is true and those who conveyed this Qur’aan and the Sunnahto us were the Companions of the Messenger of Allaah -sallAllaahu alayhi wa sallam
. Rather what the heretics want to do is criticise our trustworthy narrators so they can nullify the Book and the Sunnah, they are more deserving of being criticised since they are the Zanaadiqa
(heretics).’ (Narrated by al-Khateeb al-Bagdadi in ‘al-Kafayah Fee Ilm ar-Rawayah’p.67)
and the praise of the scholars for them:
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Al-Ramhurmuzi (Persian: Ramhormozi 265-290 hijri), the Imam, the skilled Hafidh, the Muhaddith of the Persians, Abu Ahmad, Al-Hassan Ibn Abdul-Rahman Ibn Khalal Al-Farsi Al-Ramhurmuzi Al-Qadhi (the Judge), composer of the book ” المحدث الفاصل بين الراوي والواعي ” (Al-Muhaddith Al-Fasil bayn Al-Rawi wa Al-Wa’i) in the science of Hadith.
It is said that Al-Rumhurmuzi was the FIRST PERSON ever who had categorised the science of Hadith system (terms etc.). Although (according to some) it is more correct to say that it was Imam Al-Tirmidhi (from Persia/Khorasan city of Termez). A contemp. scholar of today named Shaykh Abdallah Al-Sa’ad says that if we were precisely then Imam Al-Shafi’i (in his book “Al-Risalah”) already set some basics for the science of Hadith (as have others like Ibn Hibban etc.), yet Imam Al-Ramhurmuzi basically set a complete scheme hence he is normally referred to the fist person ever who had categorised the different science of Hadith. This is acknowledged by one of the Kings of Hadith science Imam Al-Hafidh bin Hajr who said:
Ahmad Kasravi (29 September 1890 – March 11, 1946), was an Iranian intellectual (Ancient Languages, history, Politics, religion, and Philosophy) and one of the few Iranian intellectuals who instead of having a biased and vitriolic stance towards Islam, actually came to the conclusion that Islam is a UNIVERSAL (for Arabs, Persians, Whites, Blacks etc.) religion, the only true monotheistic religion (yet, ironically Iranian nationalist Anti-Islamic Hate-Mongers quote him day and night to prove the falshood and superstitions of Shi’ism, yet they do not mention that this man basically converted to Islam and Sunnah, for the was a staunch defender of Islam, albeit being secular in his political thoughts). Yet, like every sane and educated man, and especially Iranian who knows Iranian Islamic history (Buyids, Safavids etc.) – realised the corruption of the polytheist and pagan sect of twelver Shi’ism …
He is Abu’l-Qasim al-Junayd b. Muhammad b. al-Junayd al-Khazzâz al-Baghdadi, born in Baghdad around 215 and lived most his life in that capital until he died in 298 AH. Junayd of Baghdad (Persian: جنید بغدادی) was one of the most famous of the early Persian Muslim ascetics originally from the city of Nahawand in Persia.
The word ‘Junayd’ derives from the word ‘JUND’ which is originally a Persian word (Kund) and which entered the arabic language like many other Persian words:
A Qirâ’ah (plural: Qirâ’ât) is for the most part a method of pronunciation used in the recitations of the noble Qur’an. These methods are different from the seven forms or modes called Ahruf (for more information about the difference with Qirâ’ât and Ahrûf check this excellent article here) in which the Qur’an was revealed. The various methods have all been traced back to the Prophet through a number of Sahaabah who were most noted for their Qur’anic recitations. That is, these Sahabah (رضي الله عنهم) recited the Qur’an to the Prophet (صل الله عليه و على آله و سلم) or in his presence and received his approval. Among them were the following: Ubayy b. K’ab, ‘Ali Ibn Abi Talib, Zayd Ibn Thabit, ‘Abdullah b. Mas’ud, Abu al-Darda’ and Abu Musa al-Ash’ari. Many of the other Sahabah learned from these masters. For example, Ibn ‘Abbas, the master commentator of the Qur’an among the Sahaabah, learned from both Ubayy and Zayd.
The transmission of the Qur’an is a mutawâtir transmission, that is, there are a large number of narrators on each level of the chain. Dr. Bilal Philips gives a brief account of the history of recitation in his book:
“Among the next generation of Muslims referred to as Tabi’un (students of the Sahabah/companions), there arose many scholars who learned the various methods of recitation from the Sahabah and taught them to others. Centres of Qur’anic recitation developed in Madinah, Makkah, Kufa, Basrah and Syria, leading to the evolution of Qur’anic recitation into an independent science.”
Who were those scholars, particularly the main narrators of the seven forms of recitation?
Note: Ahl Farsi (people of Persia) are obviously those who represent 900 YEARS of Sunni Persian history, not the last 500 YEARS of Safawi-Rafidism that was introduced by the Turkish-Azeri Safawi dinasty, for the Salaf witnessed Sunnah Persians ONLY. As for their praise:
فضل الفرس / اهل فارس
The Virtues of the Persians
(The People of Persia)
Excerpts by Shaykh Al-Islam Ibn Taymiyyah
more to download:
– Shorter Arabic Version – فضل الفرس
– Imam Muslim dedicated an entire chapter with the title:
‘فضل الفرس’ (The Virtues of the Persians)
– طبقات المحدثين باصبهان والواردين عليها …
… massive book, over 1000 pages, solely compiled to collect all the names of the Sunnah scholars from Persia and it’s heartland Isfahan. The giants of the Salaf and the later scholars who followed them used to be in such a massive number, that scholars considered it beneficial to write entire books just about the details of Isfahani scholars. Almost no Aqidah/Fiqh/Hadith book can be found without mentioning one of the thousands of Isfahani-Shirazi-Rai (old name for Tehran), Toos/Khorasani etc. Sunnah scholars.
It is said that Salman Al-Farisi and Ikrimah [from the major Salaf and Mawla of Ibn ‘Abbas) were both from Isfahan/Isbahan.Verlily the marks of Islam were found in Isbahan [Isfahan/Persia] more than in other places, which is why the Hafith Abdulqadir Al-Rahawi said,
‘I didn’t see a place after Baghdad with more Hadiths than Isbahan.’
[Shaykh Al-Islam Ibn Taymiyyah in ‘Iqtidha Al-Sirat Al-Mustaqim li-mukhalifati Ashabi Al-Jahim’]
بسم الله و حمد لله والصلاة و السلام على رسول لله
سابق الفرس إلی الإسلام صحب النبي صلی الله عليه وسلم و خدمه و حدث عنه.
According to Bernard Lewis: “[Arab Muslims conquests] have been variously seen in Iran: by some as a blessing, the advent of the true faith, the end of the age of ignorance and heathenism; by others as a humiliating national defeat, the conquest and subjugation of the country by foreign invaders. Both perceptions are of course valid, depending on one’s angle of vision… Iran was indeed Islamized, but it was not Arabized. Persians remained Persians…… the Iranian contribution to this new Islamic civilization is of immense importance. The work of Iranians can be seen in every field of cultural endeavor, including Arabic poetry, to which poets of Iranian origin composing their poems in Arabic made a very significant contribution. In a sense.
Only a few people and lands were explicitely praised by the Messenger of Allah Mohammad صل الله عليه و على آله و سلم amongst them are the noble people and land of Makkah, Madinah, Yemen, Al-Shaam (Syria, Jordan i.e. Lavent) and >>>the People of Persia<<<, the Guardians of the pure Sunnah (amongst them ALL the compilers of the “Kutub Sittah”!). To give you a glimpse of who the Guardians and compilers of the Sunnah and language and history were:
Let’s start with five Persian Sahabis (they deserve their own category):
The famous Ibn Hazm, the pious scholar, the polymath, the Umayyad, the Andalusian, the Cordoban (Qurtubi), the sharp-tongued, the one who composed some four hundred works (of which only a few dozen survived) was of Persian origin.
Some modern day ‘scholars’ (Kafir orientalists) claim he was a former Christian, white Spaniard. This contradicts the statements and researches of the greatest authorities of the Sunnis who all agreed that Ibn Hazm was of Persian origin.
His writings on Judaism and Christianity rank among the harshest treatments (as in refutations) of the People of the Book in the history of Islam, the same could be said of his treatment of Shi’ism (in particular the Imamite Rafidah, he literally shreds their pagan religion apart, refuting their main beliefs and arguments against Sunnis)
When a single mistake leads you to become an Imam for the Ummah
How often we frown at ourselves when we make mistakes in life, and indeed how often we become disheartened when we fall into error! But yet how little we realise that sometimes it’s these small mistakes that shape our lives and renew our focus. The Qadr of Allah is certainly amazing in that a failure on one day can become the cause of our triumph on another day…
When a single mistake leads you to become an Imam (leader) for the Ummah…
The Story of Sibawayh: The Imam of Grammarians
Their faces are known to many Muslims, even in the west (due to translations), yet what many don’t know, some very famous and influental individuals in the arab world (only in the gulf area) are of Persian/Iranian origin. Of course, for us as Muslims, the origin of a fellow Muslim or even a fellow non-Muslim does not matter at all, we merely want to show the significance of the Persian Sunnah community in the Arab world, who only left their country (most are Persians from the “Fars” province of south Iran, who left Iran during, or after the presecution of the Rafidite-Safavids) due to Anti-Sunni policies of the Safawi (Sunnis had to pay more texes etc.)
(Note: The following individuls are NOT Iranian citizens, in fact they ascribe themselves to their new countries like Saudi Arabia, Kuweit, Bahrain, Qatar, UAE etc. for after all they were born there, and in most cases their families emigrated to arab countries over 400 years ago i.e. after the Rafidite-Shi’ite-Safavid invasion of Persia i.e. south Iran, their homeland).
Imam Muslim from Nihapour/Iran named a entire chapter of his Sahih “THE MERITS OF THE PEOPLE OF PERSIA” (Chapter 59):
after you’ve watched the video, do not miss to read the following amazing facts …
“Shiraz” (شیراز) was one of the most important centers of knowledge not just in Sunni Persia but in all of the Islamic world, as well as cradle of jurisprudence (Fiqh) and poetry in the history of Iran. Shiraz glimmered like a bright star in the sky of civilization by providing the nation geniuses scholars and experts in both art and knowledge (E’lm). Shiraz flourished a prosperous generation in the past; then it was becoming failure only in Islamic knowledge (elm) after the time when it was haven of the students as they used to com from different parts of the world.
The city of “Shiraz”, the provincial capital of “Fars” located in the southern-western Iran, its area is 340 km, one of the three biggest cities of Iran in terms of area, and it comes in its place after “Tehran” and “Mashhad”. Shiraz ends to “Isfahan” in the north, in eastern side it is surrounded by “Yazd” and “Kerman” and in the south it is closest to “Hormozgan” province, as it ends in western side to “Bushehr”. Its population is more than 1,722,331 inhabitants; Shiraz is the fourth largest city on the map of Iran in terms of population.
Salman Al-Farsi converted to Islam in Medina after 13 years of the revelation of the noble Quran (i.e. he did not even witness the first period in Makkah!), yet one can see many Iranian nationalists, and the major devils among them who spread a lie that even a donkey would refuse to accept, namely:”Salman Al-Farsi (RA) invented Islam for the Prophet (SAWS)!”