The Prophet (s.a.w.) Predicted the Birth of Imam Malik (r.a.)

بِسۡمِ ٱللهِ ٱلرَّحۡمَـٰنِ ٱلرَّحِيمِ

The Prophet (s.a.w.) said, “Very soon will people beat the flanks of camels in search of knowledge, and they shall find no-one more knowledgeable than the knowledgeable scholar of Madina.”  This is recorded in Sunan at-Tirmidzi as hasan swahih.  Imam at-Tirmidzi (r.a.), Qadhi ‘Iyadh (r.a.), Imam adz-Dzahabi (r.a.) and others related from Imam Sufyan ibn ‘Uyaynah (r.a.), Imam ‘Abd ar-Razzaq (r.a.), Imam ibn Mahdi (r.a.), Imam ibn Ma’in (r.a.), Shaykh Dzu’ayb ibn ‘Imamah (r.a.), Imam ibn al-Madini (r.a.), and others that they considered that scholar to be Imam Malik ibn Anas (r.a.).


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