I read the following about Imam Bukhari. al-Bukhari, did indeed get married. However, he did not have any male children, as mentioned by al-Hakim in Ma`rifah `Ulm al-Hadith. I wonder how authentic is this source.
It is generally held that the great scholar of Hadith did not marry. It would be best if you can kindly provide a complete reference of Al-Hakim’s statement. I may then be able to comment on it.
May 7, 2005