ABOUT THE BOOK
This work is an Abridgement of larger work by the author namely, Tahdhib al-Tahdhib.In this book Imam Ibn Hajar al-Asqalani mentions hadith narrator's, birth place, known names, age, whom he or she might have studied with and their known errors in hadith criticism or their strength in hadith narrations, then followed by the opinion of expert scholars in the field on that individual.
In Taqrib al-Tahdhib he only mentions narrators name and quick ruling on that persons condition.
al-Hafiz ibn Hajr al-'Asqalani
3rd Edition, 2014