Imam az-Zuhri

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 all of Imam Zuhri’s books and notes after his teacher’s death. Ma sha Allah. May Allah have mercy upon them all.

Imam ibn Shihab az-Zuhri really disliked al-Walid ibn Yazid and was trying to convince Caliph Umar ibn Abd al-Aziz to take him out, however the Caliph said he could not at the time because it would cause to much drama.

Al-Walid ended up hearing about this and vowed to kill Imam Zuhri when he became Caliph.

Al-Walid did become Caliph, but guess what Imam Zuhri died a few months before this and Allah blessed Imam Zuhri to die in the month of Ramadan.

Allahu Akbar.

{The Virtues of Imam Malik – Section on the teachers of the Imam}

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