December 7, 2015

Bulugh al-Maram

Bulugh al-Maram min Adillat al-Ahkam, by al-Hafidh ibn Hajar al-Asqalani (1372 – 1448) is a collection of hadeeth pertaining specifically to Islamic Jurisprudence of the Shafi’i madhab. This genre is referred to in Arabic as Ahadith al-Ahkam.

We have included this here in the Fiqh section as opposed to the Hadeeth section because Bulugh al-Maram holds a unique distinction as all the hadeeth compiled in the book have been the foundation for Shafi’i Islamic Jurisprudence rulings. In addition to mentioning the origins of each of the hadith in Bulugh al-Maram, ibn Hajar also included a comparison between the versions of a hadeeth that came from different sources. Because of its unique qualities, it still remains a widely used collection of hadeeth regardless of school of thought.

Click the book’s title above or HERE to read the book.