Abu Bakr Ahmad ibn Husayn al-Bayhaqi, البيهقي also known as Imam Al-Bayhaqi was born 384AH (994) in the small town of Khusraugird near Bayhaq in Khurasan . During his lifetime, he became a famous Sunni hadith expert, following the Shafi'i school in Fiqh.
His full name is Abu Bakr Ahmad Ibn al-Husayn Ibn 'Alee Ibn Moosaa al-Khusrujirdee. He was a scholar of Fiqh
as well as Hadith
Al-Bayhaqi studied fiqh from Abu al-Fath Nasir ibn al-Husayn ibn Muhammad al-Naysaburi, among others. He also studied hadith from Hakim al-Nishaburi and was his foremost pupil, among others in that subject as well.
Bayhaqi died in 1066 CE.
- Al-Sunan al-Kubra (commonly known as Sunan al-Bayhaqi)
- Ma`arifa al-Sunan wa al-Athar
- Bayan Khata Man Akhta`a `Ala al-Shafi`i (The Exposition of the Error of Those who have Attributed Error to al-Shafi`i)
- Al-Mabsut, a book on Shafi`i Law.
- Al-Asma' wa al-Sifat (The Divine Names and Attributes)
- Al-I`tiqad `ala Madhhab al-Salaf Ahl al-Sunna wa al-Jama`a
- Dala'il al-Nubuwwa (The Signs of Prophethood)
- Shu`ab al-Iman (The branches of faith)
- Al-Da`awat al-Kabir (The Major Book of Supplications)
- Al-Zuhd al-Kabir (The Major Book of Asceticism)