Hardback, 3799 Pages, 9 Volumes (average of 400 pages per volume)
Publisher : Dar el Fikr
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About the book
This book is one of the main source books that deals with the biographies of the Companions of the Prophet (s.a.w). These biographies are categorized by the names of the companions. The imam also mentions in most cases certain Hadiths that has been narrated from the Companion that he deals with (if there are narrations that are traced back to them).
He began his studies at the age of five and completed the memorisation of the Quran by the age of nine.A Shafi'i scholar and hadith master, he studied under renowned scholars in Cairo, Yemen and the Hijaz. Known as Shaykh al-Islam, scholars travelled from far away lands to take in knowledge from him.
He authored many works on hadith, history, biography, Qur'anic exegesis, poetry and Shafi'i jurisprudence; among the most famous of them is his fourteen-volume commentary on Sahih al-Bukhari called Fath al-Bari.
He passed away in Cairo in 852/1449
Some of his works include:
1.Fath ul Baari fi Sharh Sahih Bukhari : A commentary on the superb collection of Hadith by Imam Muhammad ibn Ismail Al-Bukhari. The most famous and well-informative commentary on Sahih Bukhari.
2.Bulugh Maram min adillatil ahkaam : [English: Attainment of the objective according to evidence of the ordinances]. A very popular book on Hadith as it relates to finding evidence for basic Islamic jurisprudence.
Al Haafidh Ibn Hajr Al-Asqalani was a prominent Qadi in Egypt as well as in Ash-Sham for twenty-one years. He was humble, tolerant, and patient. He was described to be hilarious, steadfast, prudent, ascetic, selfless, generous, charitable, and he spent much time in voluntary prayer and fasting. Those who came to know him praised him of his high standard of good mannerisms in dealing with rulers, Imaams, as well as those who sat with him young or old.
كتاب من كتب المراجع في تراجم الصحابة أورد فيه مصنفه أسماء الصحابة على حسب حروف المعجم يأتي باسم الصحابي ونسبه ويذكر له حديث أو حديثين إن كان قد روى عنه، وقد ترجم فيه لما يزيد عن إثني عشر ألفا من الصحابة إلا أن الترجمة في أكثر الأحيان تكون مهذبة ومختصرة لا تحوي إلا ما كان مهما من حياة المترجم له وهذه الطبعة محققة ومقارنة مع مخطوطات أخرى، ومع كتب تراجم أخرى. وقد أضفنا له أيضا مجلدا خاصا بالفهارس العلمية / أحاديث، أعلام، القبائل، المدن والأماكن، الغزوات