05 • Imam Malik ibn Anas

Imam Malik on the Turban

March 19, 2011 No Comments »

Imam Malik said, as narrated by Ibn Abi Zayd: “The turban was worn from the beginning of Islam and it did not cease to be worn until our time. I did not see anyone among the People of Excellence except ... Read More »

Imam Malik and the Sufis

Imam Malik and the Sufis
December 9, 2010 No Comments »

Answered by Shaykh Gibril F. Haddad Q. al-Qadhi ‘Iyadh is known to be a great sunni scholar, yet quiet recently a salafi brother pointed out that in his book “Tadreeb al-Madarik”, al-Qadhi quotes a narration from Imam Maalik who rejected ... Read More »

The Shield of the Scholar

November 19, 2010 No Comments »

Imam Malik (rahimahullah) said, “The shield of the scholar is, ‘I don’t know’, so If he leaves it down, his attacker will strike him” (al-Intiqa) Read More »

Why Do the Malikis Pray With Their Hands to the Sides?

Why Do the Malikis Pray With Their Hands to the Sides?
November 18, 2010 No Comments »

[part one] Published on March 22, 2008 Asalamu alaykum, Undoubtedly a lot of us [Malikis] have been confronted with this question many times. Such question are important and, if answered correctly, can foster a greater sense of tolerance, love and ... Read More »

The Scholars are Fathers

The Scholars are Fathers
November 6, 2010 No Comments »

It is reported that Imam Malik said, “I heard Rabi’a bin ‘Abdir-Rahman say, ‘The people under the care of their scholars are like children in the laps of their fathers.’” [Ibn Batta, al-Ibana al-Kubra, vol. 1 p Read More »

Meeting of Imam Malik & Imam Abu Hanifa

Meeting of Imam Malik & Imam Abu Hanifa
November 6, 2010 No Comments »

Before Malik and Abu Hanifa’s encounter, Imam Malik used to say, “Beware of the people of opinion.” Abu Hanifa’s school was called the “school of opinion.” Before their meeting, there was a lot of talk and exchange of letters but ... Read More »

Imam Malik: The Blonde Imam

Imam Malik: The Blonde Imam
October 24, 2010 No Comments »

Imam al-Dhahabi (rahimahullah) described Imam Malik ibn Anas (rahimahullah) in his encyclopedia of biographical history: Imam Malik was tall, muscular and blonde. He had a large light beard and did not trim his moustache short. Green eyes. Clean clothes. [Siyar ... Read More »

Great Early Scholars on Imam Malik

Great Early Scholars on Imam Malik
April 29, 2010 No Comments »

Imam Abu Hanifa (rahmatullahi ‘alayhi) said, “My eyes have never fallen on anyone faster in understanding, correct in answering, and examining as Imam Malik.” Imam al-Shafi’i (rahmatullahi ‘alayhi) said, “Knowledge is encompassed by three people: Malik bin Anas, Layth bin ... Read More »

Imam Malik on Fatwas

Imam Malik on Fatwas
April 24, 2010 No Comments »

Imam Malik said, “It was not a part of people’s fatwas to say ‘This is halal and this is haram’, but they used to say, ‘I disapprove of this and would not do it myself,’ and people used to be ... Read More »

Keeping Quiet About Faults

Keeping Quiet About Faults
April 23, 2010 No Comments »

Imam Malik (rahimahullah) said: “I have met people here in Madina who had no faults of their own, but who spoke about other people’s faults, so people found fault with them. I also met here those with many faults but ... Read More »