Lecture series in English

On the life, works and impact of the author of Sahih al-Bukhari

This lecture series is based on Al-Madkhal – the Introduction to Sahih al-Bukhari, written by Shaykh Muhammad al-Yaqoubi in Arabic, and gives the English speaking audience insight into a masterpiece of the hadith literature.

A gift from the author to the Arabic reader:


With the authority of one of the world’s most prominent hadith masters, Shaykh Muhammad al-Yaqoubi illustrates why the Sahih is the most authentic book of hadith ever compiled and refuting claims of its inadequacy.

The author also sheds light on the life and character of Imam al-Bukhari; his methodology that has been the guiding example in the science of hadith; his teachers and students and chains of narration; as well as the adab of narrating Hadith of the Prophet ﷺ.

A hardcopy of The book is available at


A copy of this book has was gifted by Shaykh Muhammad al-Yaqoubi to each student who attended and receeived ijazah from him during the Bukhari recital in Istanbul in 2019.

The electronic version is offered as a free gift by the author – may Allah preserve him.