Khanum Syeda Tayyaba Bukhari
Khanum Syeda Tayyaba Bukhari

Khanum sayeda Tayyaba Bukhari is a renowned pakistani religous scholar. She hailed from a syed family whose predecessors were migrants of Bukhara, (city of Uzbekistan) to sub- continent of India,therefore named as Bukhari. She is a multi-lingual scholar and a fluent orator. Her speeches spellbound the listeners and kept them engaged.

Name:Khanum Syeda Tayyaba Bukhari
In Urdu:سیدہ خانم طیبہ بخاری
Famous As:Religous Scholar
Education: Doctrate from the University of Qum, Iran.
Profession:Islamic Scholar, Lecturer of Religion & Social Sciences, Public Speaker, Mufassira-e-Quran & Social Activist,
Foundation:Bukhari foundation
Awards :Quran e Hakim Award 2007, Allama Rasheed Turabi Centenary Award 2009 , Quran e Hakim Award 2011, Wonder Women Award 2012,
Ethnicity:Bukhari Sayed
Children:4 sons

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Personal Information

Khanum Syeda Tayyaba Bukhari is a world renowned personality gifted with many varied and valuable attributes. She is a highly educated religious scholar, well versed in the Holy Qur’an, Hadith, Islamic Jurisprudence and Islamic History having spent around 15 years, from 1984 – 1998, gaining specialist education in these subjects. Her education began at the age of 9 in Qum, the educational capital of Iran. 


Madam Bukhari is an eloquent and talented speaker fluent in six languages; Urdu, Arabic, Persian, English, Punjabi and Siraiki and makes regular appearances on both live audiences and the camera. Her sermons are also live broadcasts on a variety of different international television channels. She has delivered many lectures in all over Pakistan including Quetta, Karachi, Hyderabad, Sukkur, Tando Mohd Khan, D.I.Khan, Peshwar, Attock, Multan, Rawalpindi, Islamabad, Gujrat, Lalamusa, Sialkot, Lahore, Faisalabad, Jhelum, D.G.Khan, Muzaffargarh, Sangharr, Nawabshah, Mirpur Khas, Hydrerabad, Wah and Taxila. [1] languages

Motivation of Khanum

at allama tahirul qadri's house
Khanum spends much of her time tirelessly working for the poor and needy providing food and shelter as well as education for the masses. This influence was gained from being brought up in a religious family unit with both parents active in the social service of the people and thus, there never seemed to be a career path more fitting.
Where other people would stop upon recognition, Khanum strives to take one step further. When asked what motivates her?, her answer is simple and selfless, “The satisfaction lies in serving God’s creation”. 

Educational Background

Perfect Orater
Khanum Syeda Tayyaba Bukhari has been gifted with comprehensive knowledge and expert understanding of the Holy Quran, Nahjul Balagha, Sahifa-e-Kamila, Islamic Law, Hadith and Islamic history. She undertook her specialist studies at the University of Qum under the expert guidance of luminaries such as Ayatollah Qazi Zahidi, Ayatollah Tehrani, Ayatollah Fazil (Marja-e-Taqleed), Ayatollah Abbasi, Agha Amin, Ghulam Raza Moosvi & Agha Mehmoodito name but a few. Until 1998, she was resident in Iran and upon relocating to Pakistan, Khanum continued to pursue her studies. In 2002, she successfully graduated with a Bachelors degree in Arabic and Islamic Studies and then in 2004, Khanum obtained a Masters degree in Arabic from the well known establishment “Wifaq ul Madaris”. Regardless of her established status and worldwide recognition, Khanum continues to study towards her Doctorate which will be awarded from the University of Qum, Iran. [2] education 

An International Orator

Khanum is not only famous nationally but internationally also due to her chrismatic personality and tremendous knowledge. She is master in logical debate.
Internationally, Khanum has captivated audiences in: 

  • USA (Hawaii, Austin, Chicago, California, Los Angeles, New York, New Jersey, Houston and Pennsylvania), 
  • UK (Birmingham, Bradford, Bristol, Manchester, Newport, London, Northampton and Slough), 
  • United Arab Emirates(Umm Ul Qawain, Ajmaan, Raasul Khaimah, Al Ain, Abu Dhabi, Dubai and Sharjah), 
  • Canada (Toronto, Mississauga, Montreal and London),
  •  Germany (Frankfurt), 
  • France (Paris), 
  • Azerbaijan (Bako),
  • Oman, Muscat, Qatar,
  •  Australia (Sydney), Norway (Oslo), 
  • Turkey (Istanbul and Ankara), 
  • Iran (Mashhad, Tehran, Qum, Isfahan, Zahidan etc.)
  • Iraq(Najaf, Karbala, Kazmain, Baghdad and Samarra),
  • Syria (Damascus and Halab)
  • Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (Jeddah, Makkah and Madina), 
  • Tanzania (Dar es Salam, Zanzibar and Bagamoyo), 
  • China(Beijing and Urumqi) and 
  • Kenya (Nairobi and Mombasa).

Topics of specialization

 Topic In English
 Dua The philosophy and power of supplication
 Sajda The philosophy of prostration
 Istiqamat Non deviation from the right path
 Sabr Patience
 Rajat The time of The Return
 Wahabiat The sect of Wahabi-ism
 Falsafa e Namaz The philosophy of the Salat Prayer
 Ikhlaqiat Islamic morals and etiquettes
 Khawateen Kay Haqooq Womens rights Social and Religious
 Afw wa Darguzar Pardoning and forgiveness
 Tarbiyat e AuladCorrect upbringing of children 
 Falsafa e HajjThe philosophy of Hajj Pilgrimage
 Falsafa e SawmThe philosophy of the Fast
Safina e Nijaat The Ark of Salvation
 Amr bil Maaroof wa Nahi Anil Munkir Inviting to good and forbidding from sin
 Taqwa Piety
 Tazkiya e Nafs Purification of the soul
 Ilm o Eimaan Knowledge and Faith
 Jamal e Khatamiyat der Karbala Significance of the final message in Karbala
Jamal e Sahaabiaat der Karbala  Significance of the Companions in Karbala 
 Jamal e Kerbala der Aaina e Fitrat Karbala: In the reflection of Human Nature
 Shaiyr e Illahi ki Taazeem Reverence of the Signs of Allah
 Taqwa ki Alamat Signs of Piety
 Bina e La’Illah The Foundation of La’Illaha
 Shajra e Tayyaba The Noble Bloodline
 Mohabbat e Haq Love of the Truth
 Tasleem o Riza Complete faith in the will of Allah
 Falsafa e Qiyaam e Karbala The philosophy of the uprising of Karbala

Bukhari Foundation

Bukhari relief foundation
As well as Khanum’s phenomenal oratory experience, there are many other impressive aspects of Khanum’s work history.  One of these is her never-ending quest for social justice.  Many years ago, she founded the well known charitable organisation, Bukhari Relief Foundation, a non-governmental organisation,  and has since worked tirelessly towards helping people all over Pakistan that have been displaced by major natural disasters such as the earthquake of 2005 and then the floods of 2010 & 2011, both of which events changed the lives of hundreds of thousands of people.  BRF, under the leadership of Madam Bukhari visited affected areas such a Rajinpur, Jampur, Layyah, D G Khan, Sangharr, Nawabshah, Mirpur Khas, Hyderabad,Muzaffargarh, D.I. Khan, Noshera, Pabbi, Sukkhar, Jacobabad, Quetta and Gilgit in order to distribute aid directly to those in need of it.  Amongst Madam Bukhari’s main aims for the future, there is much emphasis on the objectives to be achieved by BRF. If there is hope for tomorrow, it comes in the form of Khanum Syeda Tayyaba Bukhari and her heartfelt efforts.

As a passionate and dedicated social welfare worker, Khanum is committed to reaching out to people in order to provide them with the support and opportunity they require.  In the hope of providing people with a chance at a better future, Khanum Bukhari has arranged the mass weddings of many couples where under normal circumstances, families would not have been able to afford this.  She is not only Chief Executive Officer for BRF but also supports other organisations that engage in efforts to ameliorate society.  Having dealt with simple and also complex cases where she has spent much time and resources in resolving matters, Khanum has acquired a reputation for being an exemplary humanitarian and one of the greatest of her time at that. 

Khanums Writtings

Due to Khanum’s extraordinary social and theological awareness, she has the ability to penetrate the most unyielding of minds, coupled with her flair for writing; her literary prowess has been displayed in her regular contributions as columnist for national Urdu paper, “Daily Jang” (Pakistan).  Madam Bukhari has also contributed the content to a book published in Toronto, Canada entitled “Tohfa E Abbas” which has been widely distributed and is also available on the internet.


She has numerous mentions in many national and international newspapers dedicated to her achievements by her many followers.  Khanum is seen as not only an inspiration to women all over the world but an asset to her people and her country. Khanum Bukhari has no shortage of admirers over all countries and continents because of her magnificent persona and has been honoured many times with various ceremonial orders and awards on her knowledge and work for the cultivation of humanity. 

Quran e Hakim Award 2007

 Awarded by The Institute of Islamic Teachings and was the first ever distinction to be received by any female scholar.

Allama Rasheed Turabi Centenary Award 2009

  This awards was awarded on the occasion of the centennial remembrance of the birth of the great Allama Rasheed Turabi.  The recipient of this award was discussed, debated and assessed by a panel of jurists over a period of twelve months and of the many esteemed scholars, male and female, from all corners of the world, nominated.  The honourable Khanum Syeda Tayyaba Bukhari was selected as the most deserving scholar.

Quran e Hakim Award 2011

Khanum Tayyaba bukhari has also been tne winner of Quran e Hakim Award 2011 again. This time the award was awarded by The IIT (Karachi, Pakistan).

Wonder Women Award 2012

Awarded by the National Hero Foundation (NHF).  The Wonder Woman Awards are a yearly celebration of the achievements of Pakistani women in a range of different categories.  Each category has many nominees from all ages, well known for their service to the people.  The award under the category of Religious Scholar was awarded to Khanum Syeda Tayyaba Bukhari on March 8th 2012.
International communities have reached out to Khanum to congratulate and appreciate her efforts upon her receipt of the various awards and recognitions in her honour. [3] Awards  [4] awardss

Media appearances

Khanum in a show
Khanum is regularly approached by various television channels to appear on religious, discussion, news and social welfare programmes.  There are shows dedicated solely to her religious knowledge such as “Noor e Baseerat”, “Ujalon ka Safar”, “Safar e Karbala”, “Rah e Hidayat”& “Majalis e Aza”.   Khanum’s programmes are both recorded and live and highly appreciated by viewers.  During special periods such as Ramadhan and Muharram, there is high demand for more airtime for Khanum and regardless of her uncountable other commitments, Khanum considers the distribution of knowledge her duty.  Due to her extensive insight into current affairs, Madam Bukhari is a regular guest on various talk shows broadcast from many channels such as GEO, PTV News, PTV Global and PTV Home.  On her many international visits, Khanum has made special appearances on channels in the UK such as Hidayat TV and Wilayat TV in the USA.  She is a much sought after guest and due to her excellent control of many languages, her programmes draw in hundreds and thousands of viewers worldwide.  Khanum’s support for harmonious mutual co-existence has gained her much admiration and well deserved respect with people of all faiths and beliefs following her every word. 
Channels that Khanum has appeared are as under:

  1. INDUS TV:Noor e Baseerat: Ramazan Special
  2. GEO:Majalis Ey Aza, Capital Talk & Morning Show
  3. ARY:Majalis Transmission & Iftari Show
  4. DAWN:The Morning Show: Ramazan Special
  5. Aaj TV:Majalis Ey Aza, Morning Programme & Ramazan Special
  6. SAMAA:Sehri & Iftari Transmission Shows
  7. A Plus:Morning Show:Muharram Special
  8. CNBC:Iftari transmission (Ramazan Special)
  9. Wilayat TV (USA): Live Programme
  10. Dunya TV:Sehri Transmission (Live Shows) / Morning Show
  11. Hidayat (UK):Live Shows and Interviews
  12. PTV News:Noor e Baseerat, Majalis Ey Aza, various Talk Shows, weekly Ujalon Ka Safar & The Morning Show.
  13. PTV Global:Mail Mulaqaat & Ujalon Ka Safar
  14. PTV Home: VariousTalk Shows, Safar e Karbala: Muharram Special & Ujalon Ka Safar  [5] media


As well as a lecturer, Khanum is regarded as a much sought after panellist in many religious and social & contemporary events and conferences in all corners of the world where she has presented herself as a standard bearer for her country.  Wherever she has been known to speak, people have been left in awe of her knowledge and eloquence.

Conferences that Khanum has participated in include:

Topic of Conference Year Location
Hazrat Khadija tul Kubra s.a Conference 2001  Karachi
Seerat ul Nabi s.a.w.w Conference 2001 Karachi
Maleeka Tul Arab s.a Conference 2002 
Imam Hussain(as) Seminar 2002 
Hazrat Khadija tul Kubra s.a Conference 2003 Karachi
Seerat ul Nabi s.a.w.w Conference 2003 Islamabad
Imam e Zamana ajf conference 28th Feb 2003 
Hazrat Khadija tul Kubra s.a Conference 2004 Karachi
Imam-e-Zamana ajf conference, 28th February 2004 Lahore
Hazrat Khadija tul Kubra s.a Conference 2005 Lahore
Khatoon e Jannat s.a Conference 2005 Lahore
International Seerat s.a.w.w Conference 2005 Islamabad
Hazrat Khadija tul Kubra s.a Conference, 2nd July 2006 Islamabad
Seerat e Fatima tuz Zahra s.a Conference, 8th August 2006 Karachi
Khadija tul Kubra s.a Conference 2007 Karachi
Seerat ul Nabi s.a.w.w Conference 2008 Karachi
Allama Rasheed Turabi Centenary Lecture, 20th August 2009 Karachi
Hazrat Ali a.s Conference 2009 Islamabad
International Hajj Conference, 3rd October 2010 California
Seminar on Inter Faith Harmony, 27th March   2010 Islamabad
International Seerat Conference, 5th May  2011 Islamabad
4th Session of PM’s Dialogue with Nation, 3rd August 2011 Islamabad
International Hajj Conference, 28th September 2011 Oslo
Lecture on Inter Faith Harmony, 8th September 2011 Karachi
Seminar On “Quran: Kitab-e-Zindagi”, 29th March 2011 Islamabad
Azmat e Quran wa Nabi e Akram Conference, 19th July 2011 Islamabad
International Seerat Conference, 5th February   2012 Islamabad
Family & Globalisation Conference, 12th & 13th May  2012 Tehran
Interfaith Harmony Seminar, 11th June 2012 Islamabad