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Preparing for the Day of Judgement

Preparing for the Day of Judgement

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Preparing For The Day Of Judgement
By:
Imaam
Ibn Hajar Al-‘Asqalani
Translated By: S.M Hasan Al-Banna
 
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Abu’l-Fadl Shihab al-Din Ahmad ibn `Ali al-Kannani al `Asqalani, better knownby the name of Imam Ibn Hajar, was born in Cairo in 773/1372. He began hisstudies at the age of five and completed the memorisation of the Qur’an by theage of nine. A Shafi`i scholar and
hadith
master, he studied under renownedscholars in Cairo, Yemen, and the
Hijaz
. Known as Shaykh al-Islam, scholarstravelled from far away lands to take knowledge from him. Appointed to theposition of chief-judge several times, he authored more than fifty works on
hadith
,history, biography, Qur’anic exegesis, poetry, and Shafi`i jurisprudence; amongthe 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.

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