The Hadith Scholar Without Knowledge of Fiqh

Imam al-Qarafi al-Maliki رحمه الله said: “And beware of doing what some students do when they reason directly from the Hadith, and yet they don’t know their soundness, let alone what has been mentioned by the Imams concerning the subtleties involved in them; by doing this, they went astray and led others astray. And whoever …

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The Golden Chain

Imam al-Bukhari (رحمة الله عليه) said that the soundest of all chains of hadith transmission was “Malik, from Nafi’, from Ibn ‘Umar.” The scholars of hadith call it the Golden Chain, and there are eighty narrations with this chain in the Muwatta’. Imam Malik (رحمة الله عليه) composed al-Muwatta’ in the course of forty years, …

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