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A Non-Quranic Name for Boys

How to pronounce Bukhari

Boy + pUt + KHartoum + mAn + pR/b>ay + sEE

Each block is a syllable. Thick black border indicates stress/emphasis. Other pronunciations are acceptable.
Original Spellingبُخَاري
How to write Bukhari in the original language, such as Arabic or Persian
Alternate spellings of BukhariBukhaari Bukhary Bukharee Bukhaaree Bokhari Bokhaari
All of the above spellings are acceptable for this name. You may also create your own spelling.

This is NOT a Quranic name, but Muslims can use it since it has a good or neutral meaning.

Meaning of Bukhari

Bukhari is an Arabic name for boys that means “one who comes from Bukhara”. Bukhara is a city and region in modern-day Uzbekistan that used to be an important city in the Turan region of the Persian Empire. Some important Islamic scholars come from this area, such as al-Bukhari (compiler of hadith), Avicenna (philosopher), and az-Zamakhshari (scholar). Bukhari most commonly refers to the compiler of hadith mentioned earlier, whose full name is Muhammad bin Ismail al-Bukhari, writer of al-Jami’ as-Sahih, which contains narrations from the Prophet Muhammad peace and blessings of Allah upon him and is the most reliable book of Islamic knowledge after the Quran.

The word Bukhara may come from Bukhar, which means “great knowledge” according to the Dehkhoda Dictionary, and may be a reference to the fact that the city was a center of scholarship and teaching in the classical world. But this meaning is uncertain.

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Reader Comments:

  1. on Wednesday 9th of May 2018 11:33:28 PM

    Al Bokhari
    Al= Allah, means one, the only one
    Bokhari is the guy who misled muslims

  2. on Friday 19th of February 2021 07:22:41 AM

    Slms to you … I embraced Islam years back but is just doing the basics from scratch

    Why is this words uttered as I’m nearly trying to understand and not judge or

    Al Bokhari
    Al= Allah, means one, the only one
    Bokhari is the guy who misled muslims

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