Quick facts concerning Imam Malik ibn Anas:
1} Imam Malik wrote out over 100,000 Ahadith.
2} Imam Malik compiled his most famous book al-Muwatta in 40 years.
3} Imam Malik started off with 10,000 Ahadith in the Muwatta, however he ended up putting 1,720 within it.
4} The book al-Muwatta was approved of by 70 scholars of Madinah.
5} Imam Malik is within the strongest chain of narration, known as the Golden Chain or Silsilah ad-Dhahabiyyah. There are 80 of these narrations within the Muwatta.
6} Imam Malik knew someone by the name of Abdul Aziz who also had a book named al-Muwatta, but only the Imam’s became famous.
7} Imam Malik lived through the rule of over a dozen different Caliphs.
 The full name of Abdul Aziz was Abdul Aziz ibn Abdullahi ibn Abi Salma, another student of Ibn Hurmuz and Allah always knows best.—Originally posted by Ustadh Luqman al-Andalusi on the Maliki Madhhab Facebook group.