Imām al-Bukhārī: His Works

Muḥammad ibn Ismāʿīl al-Bukhārī رحمه الله (d. 256 AH/870 CE), known simply as just al-Bukhārī or Imām al-Bukhārī was a 3rd Century AH/9th Century CE Muḥaddith from Bukhārā, Uzbekistan famous for compiling the collection of Ḥadīth: Ṣaḥīḥ al-Bukhārī. Unknown to some, Imām al-Bukhārī actually has much more works than just his renowned Ṣaḥīḥ. Within this list, we’ll be looking into a few of his works that survived & are available to us today.

Categorization is from most to least popular:

Ṣaḥīḥ al-Bukhārī (صحيح البخاري)
Genre: Ḥadīth, Athar
Volumes: 1, 5, 9, 30
al-Adab al-Mufrad (الأدب المفرد)
Genre: Ḥadīth, Athar, Adab
Volumes: 1
at-Tārīkh al-Kabīr (التاريخ الكبير)
Genre: Jarḥ wa at-Taʿdīl, ʿĪlm ar-Rijāl
Volumes: 9, 11
at-Tārīkh a-Ṣaghīr (التاريخ الصغير)
Genre: Jarḥ wa at-Taʿdīl, ʿĪlm ar-Rijāl
Volumes: 1
Khalq Af’āl al-‘Ibād (خلق أفعال العباد)
Genre: ʿAqīdah
Volumes: 1
Kitāb Birr al-Wālidayn (كتاب بر الوالدين)
Genre: Ḥadīth, Athar, Adab
Volumes: 1

May Allāh have abundant mercy upon Imām al-Bukhārī, reward him for his great contributions to the religion of Islām, & allow him to enter Jannah behind The Prophet ﷺ.

All praise is due to Allāh, may His peace & blessings be upon our final Prophet Muḥammad, his family, his companions, & all those who follow him in guidance.

Ṣafīullāh Labīb ibn Salīm ʿAbd al-Malik
20th of Ṣafar 1444 – 16th of September 2022

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