Taqrib al-Tahdhib : Arabic Only
By Imam Ibn Hajar al-Asqalani
Tahqiq : Shaykh Muhammad Awwama
With Postscript by: Abdullah bin Salim al-Basri & Muhammad Amin Mir Ghani
Hardback 723 Pages
Publisher : Darul Minhaj & Darul Yusr
About the Book
This work is an Abridgement of larger work by the author namely, Tahdhib al-Tahdhib. In the aforementioned title imam Ibn Hajar al-Asqalani mentions a hadith narrator's, birth place, known names, age, whom he or she might have studied with and their known errors in hadith criticism or their strength in hadith narrations, then followed by the opinion of expert scholars in the field on that individual.
In Taqrib al-Tahdhib he only mentions narrators name and quick ruling on that person's condition. Most of the eateries are one line only. Shaykh Muhammad 'Awwamah took the task of critically analyzing manuscripts of the work and comparing them so as to come away with concrete final product that is predominantly free of errors.
He also edited the work with extra quotes of the author in his other works as well as other experts in the field.
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About The Author
Imam Ahmad ibn Ali al-Asqalani (d. 852/1448), famously known as Ibn Hajar after one of his ancestors is arguably the best hadith scholar of the Mamluk period.
The Dhahabi of his time and the amir al-muminin of the hadith scholars. Suyuti says that he drank from the well of zamzam and prayed to Allah to give him more knowledge than Shams ad-Din adh-Dhahabi.
He is the author of over 300 books some going into lengthy volumes.
He died on Friday 28 Dhi al-Hijja 852 hijri and was buried in al-Qarrafa, Cairo, now famously known as the City of the Dead (madinat al-mawta).
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