Bulugh al-Maram

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Bulugh al-Maram  
Author(s)Ibn Hajar al-Asqalani
Subject(s)Ahadith Ahkam Shafi'i
Bulugh al-Maram min Adillat al-Ahkam, translation: Attainment of the Objective According to Evidences of the Ordinances by al-Hafidh ibn Hajar al-Asqalani (1372 – 1448) is a collection ofhadith pertaining specifically to Islamic Jurisprudence of the Shafi'i madhab. This genre is referred to in Arabic as Ahadith al-Ahkam.




Bulugh al-Maram contains a total of 1358 hadiths. At the end of each hadith narrated in Bulugh al-Maram, al-Hafidh ibn Hajar mentions who collected that hadith originally. Bulugh al-Maram includes hadith drawn from numerous primary sources of hadith in it including, Sahih al-BukhariSahih MuslimSunan Abu DawudJami at-TirmidhiSunan al-Nasa'iSunan ibn Majah, and Musnad Ahmad ibn Hanbal and more.
Bulugh al-Maram holds a unique distinction as all the hadith compiled in the book have been the foundation for Shafi'i Islamic Jurisprudencerulings. In addition to mentioning the origins of each of the hadith in Bulugh al-Maramibn Hajar also included a comparison between the versions of a hadith that came from different sources. Because of its unique qualities, it still remains a widely used collection of hadith regardless of school of thought.


  • Al-Badr al-Tamam by al-Husain ibn Muhammad al-Maghribi
  • Subul al-Salam by Muhammad ibn Ismail al-Amir al-Sana'ni, who abridged al-Badr al-Tamam


  • Bulugh Al-Maram: Attainment of the Objective According to Evidence of the Ordinances, Dar-us-Salam; 1st edition (1996), ASIN: B000FJJURU

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