08 • Quotes from Famous Imams of Islam

In this section, one will learn about the Lives of the Most Famous Imams in the History of Islam.

Religious Education: A Woman’s Right

Religious Education: A Woman’s Right
March 10, 2015 No Comments »

Ibn al-Hajj al-Maliki {May Allah have mercy upon him} said: “If a woman demands her right to religious education from her husband and brings the issue to a judge, she is justified in demanding this right. It is her right ... Read More »

The Recitation of the People of Madinah is Sunnah

The Recitation of the People of Madinah is Sunnah
March 9, 2015 No Comments »

Sa’id bin Mansur reported to us that he heard Malik ibn Anas say: “The recitation of the people of Madinah is Sunnah.” He was asked, “The recitation of {Imam} Nafi’?” He replied, “Yes.” [The Mufti of Egypt] Al-Layth ibn Sa’id ... Read More »

The Qur’an is the Whole of the Shari’a

The Qur’an is the Whole of the Shari’a
March 7, 2015 No Comments »

Imam Abu Ishaq Ibrahim bin Musa bin Muhammad as-Shatibi al-Gharnati al-Andalusi al-Maliki {May Allah have mercy upon him} said: “The Qur’an is the whole of the Shari’a, the support of religion, the fount of wisdom, the sign of Prophethood and ... Read More »

Pharmacists & Physicians

Pharmacists & Physicians
October 20, 2014 No Comments »

Imām al-Shāfiʻī (raḥimahullāh) said: “You scholars of Ḥadīth/Muḥaddithūn are like the pharmacists but we the Jurists/Fuqahāʼ are the physicians.” Mullā ʻAlī al-Qārī commented on this and said: “The early scholars said: The Ḥadīth scholar without knowledge of Fiqh is like ... Read More »

The Importance of Authentic Knowledge

June 17, 2013 No Comments »

  Imam an-Nawawi said:   “Praise be to Allah. Who singled out this nation with the science of Isnad, {this privilege} is shared by no other nation.”   {Sharh Sahih Muslim}   The Muhaddith, Abdullahi ibn al-Mubarak {May Allah have ... Read More »

Imam Malik’s Status in the Eyes of the Scholars

Imam Malik’s Status in the Eyes of the Scholars
June 1, 2013 No Comments »

Ahmad ibn al-Khalil said that he heard Ishaq ibn Ibrahim say: “When Imam Sufyan ath-Thawri, Imam Malik and Imam al-Awza’i agree on a matter, it is Sunnah, even if there is no text on it.” {Tadhkiratul’ Huffaz} May Allah have ... Read More »

The Knowledge of Ashhab

June 1, 2013 No Comments »

Sahnun said: “Ibn al-Qasim said to me: “If you desire this knowledge after me, then seek it with Ashhab.” {Al-Madkhal al-Wajiz fi Istilat Madhhab as-Sadat al-Malikiyyah by Ibrahim al-Mukhtar Ahmad ‘Umar al-Jabruti az-Zayla’i via Aisha Bewley} Sahnun wrote the Mudawanna ... Read More »

Learning Adab Before Knowledge

Learning Adab Before Knowledge
May 23, 2013 No Comments »

Imam Malik (رحمه الله) once told a young boy from the tribe of Quraysh: “You need to learn etiquette (adab) before you acquire knowledge.” Source: Hilyat al-Awliya Read More »

The Reality of Fatwa

The Reality of Fatwa
February 17, 2013 No Comments »

Imam an-Nawawi {May Allah have mercy upon him} said:     “Although the Sahaba and the elders of the first generation were superior to later day jurists {Fuqaha} and Mujtahid, yet they did not get an opportunity to compile and arrange ... Read More »

The Dunya is Poisonous

The Dunya is Poisonous
December 20, 2012 No Comments »

‘Ali Ibn Abi Talib (radiya Allahu ‘anhu) wrote to Salman al-Farisi (radiya Allahu ‘anhu) saying, “The likeness of this worldly life (dunya) is that of a snake: soft to the touch, it will kill you with its poison. So turn ... Read More »