Imam Malik الإمام مالك

Hadith on Hajj: Those offering sacrifices not cut hair or nails

Umm Salamah reported: The Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “If the ten days of Dhul Hijjah begin and one of you intends to sacrifice, let him not […]

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Malik on Personality: Everyone do good deeds easiest for them

Ibn Abdul Barr reported: Abdullah ibn Abdul Aziz wrote to Malik, may Allah have mercy on him, encouraging him to isolate himself for worship and discouraging him from gatherings of

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Umar on Slaves: Slave injured by their master must be set free

Malik reported: Umar ibn al-Khattab, may Allah be pleased with him, was presented with a servant woman who had been struck by her master with a piece of fire or

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Umar on Zina: Secret marriage is a type of adultery

Abu al-Zubayr reported: Umar ibn al-Khattab, may Allah be pleased with him, was presented with a marriage which no one had witnessed but one man and one woman. Umar said,

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Malik on Divinity: Attributes of Allah affirmed, modality unknown

Abdullah ibn Nafi’ reported: Imam Malik, may Allah have mercy on him, was asked about the saying of Allah Almighty, “The Most Merciful rose above the Throne,” (20:5). The man

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Hadith on Aqiqah: Sacrificing one sheep for each boy, girl

Nafi’ reported: Abdullah ibn Umar, may Allah be pleased with him, was not asked by anyone from his family to provide a newborn celebration but that he would perform it. He

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Hadith on Bismillah: Reciting name of Allah to begin prayer

Anas reported: The Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, as well as Abu Bakr and Umar, may Allah be pleased with them, would open the prayer by reciting, “All

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Hadith on Prayer: What if you are unsure how much you prayed?

Abu Sa’id reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “If one of you doubts his prayer and does not know how much he has prayed,

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Ahmad on Sunnah: Do not blindly follow me, follow Sunnah

Ibn Abdul Barr reported: Ahmad ibn Hanbal, may Allah have mercy on him, said, “Al-Awza’i had opinions, Malik had opinions, Sufyan al-Thawri had opinions. Each of them had opinions, and

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Abu Hanifa on Adab: Scholars have best manners and character

Ibn Abdul Barr reported: Abu Hanifa, may Allah have mercy on him, said, “The stories and gatherings of the scholars are more beloved to me than a great deal of

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Malik on Istihsan: Seeking best ruling is nine tenths of knowledge

Al-Zarkashi reported: Malik ibn Anas, may Allah have mercy on him, said, “Seeking the best option is nine tenths of knowledge.” Al-Baji said, “Istihsan, as applied by the Maliki scholars, means

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Salaf on Learning: Not befitting seeker of knowledge to stop learning

Ibn Manadhir reported: I asked Abu ‘Amr ibn al-Ala’, may Allah have mercy on him, “For how long is it appropriate for a man to learn?” Abu ‘Amr said, “It

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Layth on ‘Ilm: I have only come to Medina seeking knowledge

Al-Qadi Iyad reported: Al-Layth was sitting with Malik, may Allah have mercy on him, one day in the assembly of his students, when someone announced that elephants were walking nearby.

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Malik on ‘Ilm: Knowledge is a light, not just information

Ibn Wahb reported: Malik, may Allah have mercy on him, said, “Knowledge is a light that Allah places wherever he wills. It does not consist of memorizing many narrations.” In

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Malik on Sunnah: If my opinion contradicts Sunnah, leave it

Ibn Abdul Barr reported: Malik ibn Anas, may Allah have mercy on him, said, “I am only a human being. I make mistakes and I am correct, so investigate my

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Umar on Knowledge: Learn and teach with dignity, humility

‘Imran ibn Muslim reported: Umar ibn al-Khattab, may Allah be pleased with him, said, “Acquire knowledge and teach people. Learn with it dignity and tranquility, humility for those who teach

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Malik on Honor: He loses honor as he praises himself

Ibn Wahb reported: Malik, may Allah have mercy on him, said, “Verily, when a man starts praising himself, his honor will disappear.” Source: Tārīkh al-Islām 2731 قال ابن وهب عن

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Malik on Creation: Languages, voice evidence of the Creator

Ibn Kathir reported: Imam Malik, may Allah have mercy on him, was asked by Caliph Harun Rashid about evidence for the Creator. Malik said, “You will find evidence in the

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Hadith on Isha: Discouraged to sleep before evening prayer, talk after it

Abu Barzah reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, disliked sleeping before evening prayer or talking after it. In another narration, he said: The Prophet delayed

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