Al-Adab al-Mufrad (Arabic: الأدب المفرد) is a topical book of hadiths collected by Muhammad al-Bukhari addressing the question of perfecting Muslim manners.[1][2][3]

Al-Adab al-Mufrad
AuthorMuhammad al-Bukhari
Original titleالأدب المفرد
GenreTopical Hadith collection



The book has hadith about the manners of Islamic prophet Muhammad. It has 1,322 hadiths.[4] This book is overshadowed by Imam al-Bukhari's other book, the classic collection of hadiths, al-Jami' al-Sahih.[5]

Although al-Adab al-Mufrad was also a significant work of his, Imam al-Bukhari did not make it a requirement that the hadiths within al-Adab al-Mufrad meet the very strict and stringent conditions of authenticity which he laid down for his al-Jami' al-Sahih. However, based on the writings of later scholars who explained, commented and/or traced and classified the chains of narration within al-Adab al-Mufrad, most of the narrations within it were ruled to be authentic or at the least sound.[6]


  1. Parents
  2. Ties of Kinship
  3. Mawlas
  4. Looking After Girls
  5. Looking After Children
  6. Neighbours
  7. Generosity and Orphans
  8. Children Dying
  9. Being a Master
  10. Responsibility
  11. Correctness
  12. Dealing with people cheerfully
  13. Consultation
  14. Dealings with people and good character
  15. Cursing and Defamation
  16. Praising People
  17. Visiting and Guests
  18. The Elderly
  19. Children
  20. Mercy
  21. Social Behaviour
  22. Separation
  23. Advice
  24. Defamation
  25. Extravagance in Building
  26. Compassion
  27. Attending to this world
  28. Injustice
  29. Illness and Visiting those who are ill
  30. General Behaviour
  31. Supplication
  32. Guests and Spending
  33. Speech
  34. Names
  35. Kunyas
  36. Poetry
  37. Words
  38. General Behaviour
  39. Omens
  40. Sneezing and Yawning
  41. Gestures
  42. Greeting
  43. Asking Permission to Enter
  44. People of the Book
  45. Letters and greetings
  46. Gatherings
  47. Humor[7]
  48. Sitting and lying down
  49. Mornings and evenings
  50. Sleeping and going to bed
  51. Animals
  52. Midday Naps
  53. Circumcision
  54. Betting and similar pastimes
  55. Various
  56. Aspects of Behavior
  57. Anger


  1. ^ A.C. Brown, Jonathan (2009). Hadith: Muhammad's Legacy in the Medieval and Modern World (Foundations of Islam). Oneworld Publications. p. 34. ISBN 978-1851686636.
  2. ^ Muhammad al-Bukhari. Adab al-Mufrad. ISBN 978-1872531182.
  3. ^ Muhammad al-Bukhari. "Adab al-Mufrad". Dar us Salam. Archived from the original on 10 July 2014. Retrieved 3 July 2014.
  4. ^ "صحيح الأدب المفرد • الموقع الرسمي للمكتبة الشاملة".
  5. ^ al-Qanwaji, Siddiq Hasan Khan (2011). al-Hitthah fi Zhikr al-Sihah al-Sittah. Sana: Dar al-Athar. p. 297.
  6. ^ Al-Albani, Muhammed Nasir al-Din (2006). Sahih al-Adab al-Mufrad lil Imam al-Bukhari yaleehi Dha'if al-Adab al-Mufrad lil Imam al-Bukhari. Beirut: Dar al-Daleel al-Athariyyah.
  7. ^ "The Prophet's Sense of Humour". TurnToIslam. TurnToIslam. Retrieved 26 January 2017.