The work attached below is a scholarly reply to the late Saudi-Salafi Mufti, Abdul Aziz ibn Baz (d. 1999) and his footnotes to the magnum opus known as Fath al-Bari by al-Hafiz ibn Hajar al Asqalani (d. 852 AH). The reply is by one of the senior Muftis of Chad in Africa, known as Shaykh Ahmed al Nur (born in 1946).
Ibn Baz attempted to spread his own agenda and creedal aberrations in the name of the Salafus Salihin with his own brand of personal reasoning that went against the views and objectives of al-Hafiz ibn Hajar and other major scholars of the past. Indeed, in this age a number of claimants to the Way of the Salaf, who call themselves ‘Salafis’ have also written demeaning works to denigrate the Ash’arite creed that al-Hafiz ibn Hajar followed and disseminated in his Fath al-Bari. Some of these works were endorsed by Ibn Baz.
The following is a link to the background of Mufti Ahmed al-Nur – www.fatwaacademy.org/viewmember.aspx?ID=9
The full reply may be downloaded – HERE