The Muwatta of Imam Muhammad

 The Muwatta of Imam Muhammad,
[A5+] Large Paperback - 656 pages,
by Imam Muhammad ibn al-Hasan al-Shaybani,
Dual Translation : by Mohammed Abdurrahman &
by Abdassamad Clarke,
This is the Revised 2010 Paperback Edition.

Back in Stock - December 2018

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"The unqualified truth is that all of the Muwatta is sahih without any  
—-Hafiz Ibn Hajar al-Asqalani.

This quote from one of the greatest authorities on hadith of all time is sufficient recommendation. This version of the Muwatta narrated by Imam Muhammad ibn al-Hasan al-Shaybani, may Allah be pleased with him, one of the two leading pupils of Imam Abu Hanifah, may Allah be pleased with him, directly from his three years of study with Imam Malik, may Allah be pleased with him, will be of particular interest not only to students of Hanafi fiqh, but also to students of hadith in general.

Imam Malik composed the Muwatta’ over a period of forty years to represent the “well-trodden path” of the people of Madina. Its name also means that it is the book that is “many times agreed upon”— about whose contents the people of Madina were unanimously agreed—and that is “made easy and facilitated”. Its high standing is such that people of every school of fiqh and all of the imams of hadith scholarship agree upon its authenticity.

Imam Shafi’i, may Allah be pleased with him, said, “There is not on the face of the earth—after the Book of Allah—a book which is more sahih than the book of Malik.” Shah Wali Allah Dihlawi, may Allah be pleased with him, (1114-1176 AH) said, “My breast expanded and I became certain that the Muwatta’ is the most sahih book to be found on the earth after the Book of Allah.” Imam Malik, may Allah be pleased with him, is the Imam of the Imams, the leader of the people of knowledge of Madinah,

Malik ibn Anas ibn Malik ibn Abi ‘Amir al-Asbahi al-Madani, born in 94 AH, 95 AH or even 99 AH. He was called the Man of Knowledge of Madina. People of knowledge understood that it was him the Prophet, May Allah bless him and grant him peace, saw indicated in the hadith from Abu Hurayra, “People will soon beat the livers of their camels [in travelling in search of knowledge] but they will not find a man of knowledge more knowledgeable than the man of knowledge of Madina.”

Among his pupils were the Imams Sufyan ath-Thawri, Sa’id ibn Mansur, ‘Abdullah ibn al-Mubarak, ‘Abd ar-Rahman al-Awza’i who was older than him, Layth ibn Sa’d who was one of his peers, Imam ash-Shafi’i, Muhammad ibn al-Hasan al-Shaybani, the Malikis ‘Abd ar-Rahman ibn al-Qasim, Yahya ibn Yahya al-Laythi, Ibn Wahb, and Dhu’n-Nun al-Misri. He died in 179 AH on the morning of the 14th of Rabi’ al-Awwal.

Imam Muhammad al-Shaybani, may Allah be pleased with him, : He is Abu ‘Abdullah Muhammad ibn al-Hasan ibn Farqad al-Shaybani. Muhammad was born in Wasit in 132 AH, and grew up in Kufa. He was a pupil of Imam Abu Hanifah, May Allah be pleased with him.

Imam Shafi’i, May Allah be pleased with him, said, “I have not seen anyone more eloquent than him. I used to think when I saw him reciting the Qur’an that it was as if the Qur’an had been revealed in his language.” He also said, “I have not seen anyone more itelligent than Muhammad ibn al-Hasan.” Imam al-Dhahabi, May Allah be pleased with him, said, “He narrated from Malik ibn Anas and others, and he was one of the great oceans of knowledge and fiqh, and he was strong [when he narrated] from Malik.” Imam Muhammad, May Allah be pleased with him, said, “I stood at Malik’s door for three years and I heard [the Muwatta’] from him [with] more than seven hundred hadith.” He died in Rayy in 189 AH.

Also see Hadith & Sunnah,
Related : Hadith Studies.

Dimensions : 16.4 x 24 cm,

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  • Written by: Imam Muhammad al-Shaybani

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