Bulugh Al-Maram Attainment of the Objective according to Evidence of the Ordinances
Compiled by: Al-Hafiz Ibn Hajar Al-Asqalani With Brief Notes from the Book Subul-us-Salam Written by: Muhammad bin Ismail As-Sanani
Bulugh al-Maram is the shortened name of the collection of hadith by al-Hafidh ibn Hajar al-Asqalani entitled, Bulugh al-Maram min Adillat al- Ahkam (translation: Attainment of the Objective According to Evidences of the Ordinances). It 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.
The Hadith are generally from Sahih al-Bukhari, Sahih Muslim, Sunan Abu Dawud, Jami at-Tirmidhi, 'Sunan al-Nasa'i, 'Sunan ibn Majah, Musnad Ahmad ibn Hanbal and other books of Hadith.
Bulugh al-Maram holds a unique distinction in that all the hadith compiled in the book have been the sources for fiqh (Islamic Jurisprudence) rulings. Among the topic that this book covers are subjects ranging from marriage, business transactions to other more implicit aspect of the religion such as the five pillars.
One more distinctive feature, along with others, is that the versions have also been shortened to present just the main purpose of the Hadith according to its classification under the chapter. Because of these preferential qualities, Bulugh Al-Maram has been accepted widely and is among the most sought-after books of Ahadith.