Assalamu Alaykum
In preparation for my class on Sharḥ al-Sunnah I came across a number of derogatory remarks directed towards the noble Imām, Abū Muḥammad al-Barbahārī (V). After a small amount of research, I discovered that this sentiment is prevalent among many Western academics. So I decided to briefly address these issues in defense of the honor of this Imām and to analyze the validity of these claims and their truthfulness.
In Defense of Imam Barbahari