Biography of Ibn Hajar al-Asqalani – Dr. Saleh as-Saleh [Audio|En]
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Ibn Hajr al-Asqaalanee -Rahimullaah He is Shihaab ud-Deen, Abu Fadl, Ahmad bin ‘Alee al-Asqaalanee, he died in 852 A.H. He was a great scholar of Hadeeth, he was given the title of Ameer ul-Mumineen of Hadeeth in his time. Ibn Fahad said: ‘Eyes have not seen one like him and he hasn’t seen anyone like himself.’
He used to follow and stick to the Sunnah very firmly in all his affairs. He used to call to the Sunnah with his speech and his writings; he used to warn against opposing it and was severe in his disapproval of Bida’.
He wrote a very famous explanation of the Saheeh of al-Bukharee, called Fath-ul-Bari.
Source: Brief Biographies of some of the People of Knowledge Taken from Siyaar ‘Alaam an-Nubalaa & Thahdheeb at Thahdheeb And other worksCompiled & Translated By Abbas Abu Yahya