Subject Index
Search
Announcements
Feedback
Islamic Sources Repository
Extracts from Selected Texts for Private Research

Toggle Transliteration                                              See Viewing Guidelines

Biographical Information on
Ibn Hajar al-`Asqalani

Category: Biography
[Biographical Notes in 'Reliance of the Traveller', Noah (Nuh) Ha Mim Keller, USA: Sunna Books, 1991 CE, x159 (pg. 1054) ]

Ibn Hajar Asqalani (w29.2(1)) is Ahmad ibn `Ali ibn Muhammad al-Kinani, Abu al-Fadl Shihab al-Din Ibn Hajar al-`Asqalani, born in Cairo in 773/ 1372. A Shafi`i Imam and hadith master (hafiz), he reached the level of Commander of the Faithful in Hadith, the only rank above that of hadith master (hafiz). He first learned literature and poetry, but then devoted his considerable talents to hadith, which he studied under the renowned African master al-Zayla`i and others in Cairo, Yemen, and the Hijaz. His works were popular in his own lifetime and were hand-copied by the greatest scholars of the era and given by kings to one another as gifts. Known as Sheikh al-Islam, scholars travelled to take knowledge from him, and he was appointed to the judiciary in Egypt several times. He authored a number of works on hadith, history, biography, Koranic exegesis, poetry, and Shafi`i jurisprudence, among the most famous of them his fourteen-volume Fath al-Bari bi sharh Sahih al-Bukhari [The victory of the Creator: a commentary on the "Sahih" of Bukhari] which few serious students of Islamic knowledge can do without. He died in Cairo in 852/1449 (al-A`lam (y136), 1.178; Sheikh Shu`ayb Arna'ut; Sheikh Hasan Saqqaf; and A).

Reliability
[al-Ghadir fi al-kitab wa'l-sunnah wa'l-adab, al-Amini, `Abd al-Husayn Ahmad al-Tabrizi al-Najafi, Beirut: Mu'assasat al-A`lami (11 vols), 1414 AH/1994 CE, vol. 1, pp. 166-7 ]
 
µÑo¯ÇÂB د¶CxÂB Õo|ÇÂB ØÊÚ»t¯ÂB Ä£·ÂBÒQF kÇdÆ ÌQ Øî ÌQ kÇcF ¬¶CdÂF SÖmÏXÂB SÖmÏWÑ UQC{ÙB ScC{ , 852 Ô¶ÒXÇÂBÑ 773 jÒÂÒÇÂB o`c ÌQCQ o¾lÑ 40 - 36 z 2 ^ °ÆÚÂB ÍAÒ¢ ض ÕÑChtÂB ÐXÇ_oW ض ÁÒ»ÂB ¨tQ , ACÆk»ÂB РkÏw kº , UÇMÙB ÅCÆH : ÁCºÑ ÍBo¦FÑ Ð·×ÂEWÑ ÐhÖCxÆ AC¾mÂBÑ jCºÒÂB ÌÎmÂB Ñ UÆCXÂB U¶o¯ÇÂBÑ UÊCÆÙBÑ U»\ÂBÑ ¬·dÂCQ ÈîF ÐÊCQ غBo¯ÂB Ðh×w РkÏwÑ , ÔXw ÉÒ˶ ض ÈïÂB U¯sÑ ¥o·ÇÂB : ØRÃdÂB ÉCÎoRÂBÑ ØsC·ÂB Ø»XÂB ÌÆ Ä¾ : ÁCºÑ , ]ÖkdÂCQ ÐQCd{F ÁCºÑ 73 - 270 z 7 ^ ÐWBnmw ض ØdÂBkR® Ío¾lÑ , ÐÃ\Æ CËÖFn CÆ Ð×î ACË\ÂB ض S˦F È[ . ÅÚsÙB ¬¶Cc nC{Ñ U×Qo¯ÂBÑ Ð»·ÂB ض ­oQ : .CÎBo¦FÑ Ð·×ÂEW o¾lÑ

Please note:
The Ahlul Bayt DILP team does not necessarily agree with all of the statements and opinions expressed by the authors of these texts including the content of the biographies. These are presented for the purposes of private research only.

Presented by the
Ahlul Bayt Digital Islamic Library Project
team 
Created: October 1999