|Title: Fath ul-Bārī bi-Sharh Sahīh al-Būkhārī (فتح الباري بشرح صحيح البخاري)|
|Author: Ibn Hajar al-Asqalāni (أحمد بن علي بن حجر العسقلاني أبو الفضل شهاب الدين)|
|Subject: Hadīth, Kitab Sharh al-Hadith, Fiqh|
|No. of Volumes: 13 | No. of Pages: 8445|
Fath ul-Bari (lit. Victory of the Creator) is the most celebrated commentary on Saheeh al-Bukhari written by the indigenous Hadith scholar from Egypt, Imam Ibn Hagar al-Asqalani (d. 852 AH/ 1449 CE). The crown of both the genre and of the Imam’s academic career, Fath ul-Bari is appreciated by the 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 (fawa’id) from the hadiths it expounds, and its skill in resolving complex disputes over variant readings.