Fath al-Bari Sharh Al-Bukhari (‘Victory of the Creator: Commentary on Bukhārī)’ by Shaykh al-Islām Ibn Hajar al-‘Asqalānī is by far the most popular and most widely respected commentaries on the famous Sahih book of Hadith by Imam Al-Bukhari.
The initiation of its English translation is a seminal moment which we hope will represent a major contribution to a new wave of Islamic classics in English. This critically important work has retained its immense status and popularity over six centuries since it was completed, as is evident from the many editions available in Arabic today.
This volume includes biographical entries for Imam al-Bukhārī and Ibn Hajar, from classical works by al-Sakhāwī and al-Khaṭīb al-Baghdādī', as well as Ibn Ḥajar's Hādi al-Sārī, whose partial translation includes an introduction to Fatḥ al-Bārī, as well as a biography of Imam Bukhārī. This leads to the commentary of Books 1, 2 and 3 of Sahih al-Bukhari. The work is supplemented by four indexes making it easier to search by subject.