05 • Imam Malik ibn Anas

Etiquette Before Knowledge

Etiquette Before Knowledge
March 19, 2015 No Comments »

It is reported that Imam Malik ibn Anas {May Allah have Mercy upon them} once said to a young boy from among the Quraysh: “O! Son of my brother, learn etiquette before you acquire knowledge.” مَالِكَ بْنَ أَنَسٍ ، يَقُولُ ... Read More »

The Scholar of Madinah

The Scholar of Madinah
March 16, 2015 No Comments »

Abu Musa al-Ash’ari narrated that the Prophet Muhammad صلى الله عليه و آله و صحبه و سلم said: “People will go out from East and West in search of knowledge, and they shall find no one more knowledgeable than the ... Read More »

Manners vs. Knowledge

Manners vs. Knowledge
March 15, 2015 No Comments »

‘Abdullah ibn Wahb {May Allah have mercy upon him} said: “That which we conveyed from the manners of Imam Malik was way more than what we learnt from his knowledge.” {Siyar ‘Alam an-Nubala’, Volume 8 pg. 113} When Imam Malik ... Read More »

Claiming the Impossible

Claiming the Impossible
March 5, 2015 No Comments »

Imam Dar al-Hijrah, Imam Malik ibn Anas, {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 ... Read More »

Not Every Narration is Acted Upon

Not Every Narration is Acted Upon
February 26, 2015 No Comments »

One of the top students of Imam Malik named ibn Wahb {May Allah have mercy upon them} said: “If it were not for Imams Malik and al-Layth, the people would have gone astray. If it were not for Imams Malik ... Read More »

Doing Things of Piety

Doing Things of Piety
February 24, 2015 No Comments »

Imam an-Nawawi related that Imam Malik and Imam Rabia’ ar-Ra’i {Allah have Mercy upon them} used to do what other people cannot stand and used to say: “A Mufti will not be characterized by knowledge until he does things of ... Read More »

Imam Malik & Authentic Ahadith

Imam Malik & Authentic Ahadith
February 22, 2015 No Comments »

Imam Jalaluddin as-Suyuti related that Imam Sufyan bin Uyaynah {Allah have Mercy upon them} said: “May Allah have mercy upon Imam Malik. He only narrated authentic Ahadith, he would never report anything if it did not come from a reliable ... Read More »

Imam Malik & Righteous Deeds

Imam Malik & Righteous Deeds
February 18, 2015 No Comments »

[Shaykh] ‘Abdullahi al-Umari wrote a letter to Imam Malik [to isolate himself], so Imam Malik responded to his letter by saying: “Indeed Allah has distributed righteous deeds among His servants just as He distributed their provision among them. So perhaps ... Read More »

Imam Malik’s Love for the Ahlul-Bayt

Imam Malik’s Love for the Ahlul-Bayt
September 25, 2014 No Comments »

Jafar the son of Sulayman was the Abbasid (descendants of Abbas) governor of Madinah. Jafar flogged Imam Malik, to the point that they knocked him out cold. He was then carried outside in this state and was set up on ... Read More »

Imam Malik – The Scholar of Madinah

Imam Malik – The Scholar of Madinah
September 3, 2014 No Comments »

The collection and codification of Islamic law has historically been one of the most important, and challenging, tasks that the Muslim community has undertaken in 1400 years of history. To be considered a faqih (an expert in Islamic law – fiqh), one ... Read More »