Ref. No. 41/1000
In the name of Allah the most gracious the most merciful
The answer to your question is as follows:
Yes, this Hadith ‘Allah created Adam in His image’ is recorded in Bukhari and other Hadith books. The pronoun ‘ہ’ in the hadith refers to Allah as it is stated in another hadith ‘in the image of Rahman’. In the hadith the word “image” refers to “attributes”, Thus, Adam was created possessing attributes of Allah while the attributes of Allah are eternal and absolute. (Faizul Bari 6/187)
And Allah knows best
Darul Uloom Waqf Deoband
This answer was collected from the official website of Darul Uloom Deoband Waqf. The institution is based in India and the answers are provided in accordance to the Hanafi Fiqh.