Fath al-Bari (Hadith 1-30)
Imam Bukhari’s Sahih is one of the most important works in Hadith literature, it’s importance may be gauged by the fact that at least seventy full commentaries have been written on the Sahih.
The best-known of these include al-Kawakib ad-Darari by Imam Shams ad-Din al-Kimiani (d.786), and Umihul-Qari by Imam Badr ad-Din al-Ayn (d.855). However the most celebrated is without question the magnificent Fath al-Bari(‘Victory of the Creator’) by Imam Ibn Hajar al-Asqalani, a work which was the crown both of its genre and of the Imam’s academic career. It is appreciated by the Ulama’ (Scholars) for the doctrinal soundness of its author, for its complete coverage of Bukhari’s material, its mastery of the relevant Arabic sciences, the wisdom it shows in drawing lessons from the hadiths it expounds, and its skill in resolving complex disputes over variant readings.
This book is a translation of the commentary on the first 30 Ahadith.