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Legal Foundations of the Maliki: A Study of Al-Isharat fi Usul al-Fiqh of Abu al-Walid al-Baji


Wuḍu Demonstration by Sh. Khatri

Shaykh Khatri performs wudu was recorded around 2000 during a series of Maliki Fiqh lessons taught by Shaykh Khatri at Ustadha Eiman Sidky’s home in the USA.

Translator – Ustadh Khalil Moore

Camera & Editing – Sidi Aaron Sellars


Did Imam Malik say "Allah is in the heavens, and His Knowledge is in Every place?"

I recently read the following narration reported from Imam Malik ibn Anas (radiya Allahu Anhu) in “Risalat al-Wafiyah”:

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Translation:

“It was narrated to us by Khalf ibn Ibrahim al-Maliki who said: It was narrated to us by Muhammad ibn Abdullah ibn Haywayh An-Naysaburi, who said from Ibrahim ibn Jumayl from Abdullah ibn Ahmad ibn Hanbal, that my father narrated to me [i.e. Imam Ahmad] from Surayj ibn An-Nu’man from Abdullah ibn Nafi’ who said that Malik said, “Allah is in the heavens, and His Knowledge is in every place.

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A Review of Imam Malik's Reported Interpretation of the Hadith of Allah's Nuzul (Descent)

Compiled by Abu Layth

Imam Muslim narrates the following hadith in his Sahih:

أَنَّ رَسُولَ اللَّهِ ‏ ‏صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ ‏ ‏قَالَ يَنْزِلُ رَبُّنَا تَبَارَكَ وَتَعَالَى كُلَّ لَيْلَةٍ إِلَى السَّمَاءِ الدُّنْيَا حِينَ يَبْقَى ثُلُثُ اللَّيْلِ الْآخِرُ فَيَقُولُ ‏ ‏مَنْ يَدْعُونِي فَأَسْتَجِيبَ لَهُ وَمَنْ يَسْأَلُنِي فَأُعْطِيَهُ وَمَنْ يَسْتَغْفِرُنِي فَأَغْفِرَ لَهُ ‏

“Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said, ‘Our Lord – Blessed and Exalted is He! – descends every night to the lowest heaven in the last third of the night and says: Who is supplicating Me so that I may answer him? Who is asking forgiveness from Me so that I may forgive him?”

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Qabd Vs Sadl: An Argument that the True Maliki Opinion is Right Hand Over The Left

Alhamdulilah for the vastness and beauty of Islam! For those who enjoy comparitive fiqh, you will enjoy the discussion that will continue. For those who do not or who feel that “ikhtilaaf” is not a mercy, then do not read further. Before I begin this discussion I want to get a few things out of the way:

1) This is an issue of what is recommended vs what is not. Not an issue of obligation, thus no one should be cutting throats over this issue. 2) I fully respect the ijtihad of the scholars who deem sadl (hands on the side) to be the verdict of the Maliki school. I simply disagree that this was the established view of the Medinites. 3) This is a discussion regarding this issue, and I expect all those involved to be loving, gentle, and caring.

Now for the crux of the matter. I forward, oh beloved Sidi Abdur-Rahman, that qabd (the act of placing the right hand on the left in Salah) was in fact the view of Ahlul Medinah. It was also considered Mustahabb by Imam Malik and the school. I shall present the reasons below:

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