05 • Imam Malik ibn Anas

The Duty of a Student

The Duty of a Student
February 11, 2019 Comments Off on The Duty of a Student

Imam Malik ibn Anas, Allah have mercy upon him, said: “Most certainly, it is the duty of a student of knowledge to behave with dignity, tranquility, and reverence, and to follow the way of those who came before him.” (Related ... Read More »

The Light of Knowledge

The Light of Knowledge
February 3, 2019 Comments Off on The Light of Knowledge

Imam Malik ibn Anas, May Allah have mercy upon him, said: وَقَالَ أَحْمَد بْن صَالِح الْمِصْرِيّ عَنْ اِبْن وَهْب عَنْ مَالِك قَالَ : إِنَّ الْعِلْم لَيْسَ بِكَثْرَةِ الرِّوَايَة وَإِنَّمَا الْعِلْم نُور يَجْعَلهُ اللَّه فِي الْقَلْب . “Knowledge doesn’t consist of ... Read More »

Imam Malik on Imam Ja’far al-Sadiq

Imam Malik on Imam Ja’far al-Sadiq
December 19, 2018 No Comments »

The great and most famous scholar from the city of Madinah was Imam Malik ibn Anas: He took knowledge from Imam Jafar al-Sadiq and said: ‘Most certainly, Imam Jafar al-Sadiq was among the pious [Ascetic] scholars who truly fear Allah.’ ... Read More »

The Exalted Scholarship of Ibn Wahb – Imam Malik’s Favorite

The Exalted Scholarship of Ibn Wahb – Imam Malik’s Favorite
November 20, 2018 No Comments »

This fact is so important to know. “Abdullahi ibn Wahb, Allah be pleased with him, once mentioned knowledge, to which Imam Malik in Anas, Allah be pleased with him, commented: “Truly, seeking extra knowledge is good, however, to study what ... Read More »

“I don’t know”

“I don’t know”
May 28, 2018 No Comments »

Imam Malik رحمه الله said, “The shield of the scholar is, ‘I don’t know’, so If he leaves it down, his attacker will strike him” {Yusuf Ibn Abd al-Barr رحمه الله in his al-Intiqa’ fi Fada’il at-Thalatha al-Fuqaha} Read More »

Madinan Teachers

Madinan Teachers
May 26, 2018 Comments Off on Madinan Teachers

Imam Malik ibn Anas, Allah have mercy upon him said: “For 13 years I sat from the time of the Fajr prayer to sunset [Maghrib] with various teachers. I did this in order to attain knowledge from various Shuyukh [teachers/scholars/Muhadithin/Fuqaha] ... Read More »

Paying Due Respect

Paying Due Respect
June 26, 2015 No Comments »

In 174 A.H Harun-ar-Rashid, arrived in Madinah with his two sons Amin and Ma’mun. He summoned Imam Malik to his inner court to deliver a lecture on the Muwatta’. The Imam refused to comply with his orders. Arriving in the ... Read More »

Life to the Hearts

Life to the Hearts
June 25, 2015 No Comments »

Beautiful Arabic Proverb “Whoever has no authority over him, Shaytan will be his authority.” ~ It is related in the Muwatta of Imam Malik ibn Anas, May Allah have Mercy upon him: Yahya related to me from Malik that he ... Read More »

The Vastness of the Earth

The Vastness of the Earth
June 17, 2015 No Comments »

Imam Malik {May Allah have mercy upon him} said: “The limits and vastness of the earth are many and plentiful, and it is not possible for anyone to gather all of the sayings of the scholars {in regard to law, ... Read More »

Imam Malik’s Hadiths

Imam Malik’s Hadiths
June 16, 2015 No Comments »

Imam ash-Shafi’i made the following two statements, “After the Book of Allah, there is no book on the face of the earth sounder than the book of Malik.” “No book has ever been placed upon the face of the earth ... Read More »