Tag: Imam Malik الإمام مالك

Abu Hanifa on Character: The scholars have the best manners and character

March 13, 2016

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 jurisprudence (fiqh), for they have the best manners and character.” Mālik ibn Anas, may Allah have mercy on him, said, “Verily, it is the duty […]

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Malik on Manners: Learn good manners before seeking knowledge

March 13, 2016

Ibn Abdul Barr reported: Al-Laith ibn Sa’d, may Allah have mercy on him, said to the people of hadīth, “Learn forbearance before seeking knowledge.” Source: Jāmi’ Bayān al-‘Ilm 581 Mālik ibn Anas, may Allah have mercy on him, said, “Learn good manners before seeking knowledge.” Source: Gharāʼib Mālik ibn Anas 45 عن ابن عبد البر […]

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

March 9, 2016

Az-Zarkashi reported: Malik ibn Anas, may Allah have mercy on him, said, “Seeking the best option (istihsan) is nine tenths of knowledge.” Al-Baji said, “Seeking the best option as applied by the Maliki scholars means to seek the opinion that is based on the stronger of two indications in the text.” Source: al-Baḥr al-Muḥīṭ 2/97 […]

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Salaf on Learning: It is not befitting for any person to give up seeking knowledge

February 18, 2016

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 is appropriate for him to learn his entire life.” Sufyan ibn Uyainah, may Allah have mercy on him, was asked, “Which people are most obliged […]

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Al-Laith on Knowledge: I have not come to Medina to see elephants, only for knowledge

February 2, 2016

Al-Qadi Iyad reported: Yahya ibn Yahya Al-Laith was sitting with Malik one day in the assembly of his students when someone announced that elephants were walking nearby. All of the students of Malik left to look at them, except Al-Laith. Malik said to him, “Why have you not gone out to see them since they […]

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Malik on Knowledge: True knowledge is a light in the heart, not just knowing many facts

December 26, 2014

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.” Source: Hilyat al-Awliyā 8987 And Malik said, “Knowledge is not knowing many narrations. Verily, knowledge is only a light that Allah places in the hearts.” Source: al-Imla’ […]

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Malik on Sunnah: Whatever I say that disagrees with the Book and Sunnah, then leave it

July 9, 2014

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 examine my opinions. Whatever agrees with the Book and the Sunnah, then take it. Whatever does not agree with them, then abandon it.” Source: Jāmiʻ Bayān al-ʻIlm wa […]

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Umar on Knowledge: Learn and teach others with dignity, tranquility, and humility

April 25, 2014

Imran ibn Muslim reported: Umar ibn Al-Khattab, may Allah be pleased with him, said, “Acquire knowledge and teach people. Learn along with it dignity and tranquility and humility for those who teach you and humility for those whom you teach. Do not be tyrannical scholars and thus base your knowledge upon your ignorance.” Source: Shu’ab […]

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Malik on Honor: A man loses his glory and splendor when he praises himself

April 24, 2014

Ibn Wahb reported: Imam Malik, may Allah have mercy on him, said, “Verily, when a man starts praising himself, then his honor will leave him.” Source: Ta’reekh Al-Islam Adh-Dhahabi 2731 قال ابن وهب عن مالك قال إِنَّ الرَّجُلَ إِذَا ذَهَبَ يَمْدَحُ نَفْسَهُ ذَهَبَ بَهَاؤُهُ 2731 تاريخ الإسلام الذهبي الطبقة الثامنة عشرة تراجم هذه الطبقة على […]

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Ibn Taymiyyah on Menses: Permission for a menstruating woman to recite the Quran

February 3, 2014

Ibn Taymiyyah said, “It is said it is not permissible to recite the Quran for one with major impurity but it is permissible for the menstruating woman, either with unrestricted permission or if she fears she will forget it. This is the way of Malik and it is the opinion in the school of Ahmad […]

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