English Translation by Aisha Abdarahman at-Tarjumana and Yaqub Johnson. Imam Maliks Muwatta is a collection of sayings and deeds of Prophet Muhammad (SAW... Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam), also known as the sunnah. The reports of the Prophet's sayings and deeds are called ahadith. Imam Malik was a prominent scholar of Islam, and is the originator of … Continue reading Maliks Muwatta – Introduction
It is said that Imam Malik sought out over three hundred Sahaba (those who saw the Companions of the Holy Prophet). From them he acquired the knowledge of the Holy Prophet's sayings, Hadith, (plural ahadith) - and the Holy Prophet's Deeds, - Sunnah. Imam Malik studied Fiqh under the guidance of nearly one hundred learned … Continue reading Maliks Muwatta – Background
Abu Abdullah, Malik bin Anas, was born in Medina in the year 204 A.H. His ancestral home was in Yemen, but his grandfather settled in Medina after embracing Islam. He received his education in Medina, which was the most important seat of Islamic learning, and where the immediate descendants of the Companions of the Holy … Continue reading Brief Biography Of Imam Malik.
From infanthood he was surrounded by the very gardens of Madinah Munawwarah. Imam Malik did not set foot outside Madinah Munawwarah for purposes of acquiring knowledge. His own household was a resort of knowledge. He acquired Qur'anic teachings from Naafe' and Abdur Rahmaan other than Naafe'; He sought knowledge from others too.Namely, Abdur Rahmaan Ibn … Continue reading Maliks Muwatta – Teachings
Imam Malik was a Tabe' Taabi'ee. hence, he acquired a great amount of knowledge from Taabi'een. The following is a list of his characteristics. He was very cautious in procuring fatawaa; He was very active within the conduct of Sunnah; He loathed innovations (bidaah); Matters of belief (aqaaid) were very religiously followed by way of … Continue reading Maliks Muwatta – Special Attributes
During the last few years of his life, Imam Malik preferred to remain alone. He never even used to attend the Jamaa' at Friday prayer and used to say that not everyone can openly explain themselves. According to another statement, Imam Malik imparted that he had a weak bladder. In this condition he found it … Continue reading Death Of Imam Malik