Good Treatment of Parents
(Juzz Birr al-Walidain)
By Muhammad b. Isma'il Al-Bukhari
Translator : Azhar Majothi
Editor : Fateha Khanom
Paperback 48 Pages
ISBN : 9781999871901
Publisher : Sahifah Press (1st Edition, 2017)
About The Book
This is a unique translation of Juzz' Birr al-Walidain, a medieval tract by one of the greats of Islamic history on the theme of good treatment of parents.
In it the author records 76 narrations leading back to Prophet Muhammad and members of the early Islamic community on the significance of treating one’s parents in the best manner and other communal duties.
This critical edition is presented in both Arabic and English along with explanatory notes from noteworthy scholars of hadith including al-Nawawi (d. 1277) and Ibn Hajr (d. 1448).
Imam Al-Bukhari authored several Ajza', or short collections of Hadith, including: al-Raqa'iq (heart-softeners), Qira'a Khalf al-Imam (the recital [of Surah al-Fatihah] behind an Imam), Raff' al-Yadain (raising the hands [before and after bowing, in the prayer]), etc.
His Juzz Birr al-Walidain, on the subject of good treatment towards one’s parents, was recently published in Arabic for the first time and is now presented to English-speaking audiences in this complete translation accompanied with explanatory notes.
About The Author
Amir al-Mu'minin fil Hadith, Abu 'Abd Allah Muhammad b. Isma'il al-Ju'fi (194-256 AH/810-870 CE), better known to the world as Imam al-Bukhari was born in Bukhara, in modern-day Uzbekistan in 810. Raised an orphan, he excelled in the sciences of hadith and travelled much of the Islamic world in pursuit of knowledge and the preservation of the sunnah.
Acknowledged by his peers and students, including Ahmad b. Hanbal (d.855), Muslim b. al-Hajjaj (d. 875) and Muhammad b. 'Isa al-Tirmidhi (d. 892), as one of the greatest imams of Islam, he holds a permanent place in Muslim scholarship. He died in the village of Khartank, Samarkand in 870 leaving behind a legacy of important reference works including his most magnum opus, Al-Jami' al-Sahih, widely referred to as Sahih al-Bukhari, considered by Sunni Muslims as the most authentic book after the Qur'an.
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