He was the Hafiz, Abu Isa Muhammad ibn Isa at- Tirmidhi Ad-Daris (the Blind) was born in the year 210 AH (appx). during the reign of the Abbasid Khalifa Ma'mun al-Rashid. Having grown up in an environment of learning, together with possessing many great qualities naturally drove Imam Tirmidhi to dedicate his life totally towards the field of Hadith. He obtained his basic knowledge at home and later travelled to far off lands in search of this great science.
He studied Hadith under great personalities such as Imam Bukhari, Imam Muslim and Imam Abu Dawud. In some narrations Imam Bukhari and Imam Muslim are his students as well. He died In the year 279 A.H. in a village called Bugh.