06 • The Scholars of Madinah

Imam az-Zuhri

Imam az-Zuhri
April 2, 2015 No Comments »

Imam Shafi’ narrated that Imam Malik said: “Whenever Imam ibn Shihab az-Zuhri entered the city of Madinah, no scholar would dare narrate a Hadith there until he left.” {Tarikh Dimashq, 55/331} If some may not know this. Imam Malik inherited ... Read More »

Leaving Madinah

Leaving Madinah
March 26, 2015 No Comments »

Malik related to me from Hisham ibn Urwah from his father that the Messenger of Allah {Peace and Blessings of Allah be upon him} said: “No one leaves Madinah preferring to live elsewhere, but that Allah will give it better ... Read More »

‘Abdullahi’s Tablets

‘Abdullahi’s Tablets
March 21, 2015 No Comments »

‘Abdullahi Ibn Wahb, one of the students of Imam Malik {May Allah bestow His Mercy upon them}, said: “If I wanted to fill up my tablets {Alwaah} with Imam Malik’s statement ‘I don’t know’, I most certainly could.” {The Lives ... 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 »

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 »

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 »

Shaykh Ibn Hurmuz

Shaykh Ibn Hurmuz
February 18, 2015 No Comments »

One of the first teachers of Imam Malik was Shaykh ibn Hurmuz, he was a Mawla of Abu Hurayrah, kind of like how Imam Nafi was a Mawla to ibn ‘Umar. In this way he was employed by Abu Hurayrah. ... Read More »

Sayings Concerning the Virtues of the Muwatta of Imam Malik

Sayings Concerning the Virtues of the Muwatta of Imam Malik
June 27, 2014 No Comments »

Imam ash-Shafi’i رحمه الله made the following 2 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 ... Read More »

Imam Malik: Sage of the City of Light

Imam Malik: Sage of the City of Light
May 23, 2013 No Comments »

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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 »