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Al-Muwatta of Imam Malik ibn Anas
Al-Muwatta of Imam Malik ibn Anas
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Details: Al-Muwatta of Imam Malik ibn Anas,
The First Formulation of Islamic Law,
*[-A4] Large Paperback - 763 pages,
Revised & Transl. by Aisha Bewley,
Published by Diwan Press.

New, 3rd Edition, Completely Revised,


Description :


The first formulation of Islamic Law based on the behaviour of the people of Madinah during the time of the great Companions, Al-Muwatta is the blueprint for a just and radiant society: the earliest, clearest, cleanest record of early Islam. It is divided into 61 books on different subjects, each book containing many ahadith. The numbering system used by Imam Malik, May Allah be pleased with him, is consecutive per book


Malik's Muwatta ("the well-trodden path") is a collection of two item s:


      *** 1) The Sayings and Deeds of the Beloved Prophet Muhammad, May Allah shower His Mercy upon him, (also known as the sunnah). The reports of the Noble Prophet, Salla Allahu ta'ala alayhi wa Sallam's, sayings and deeds are called ahadith.

      *** 2) The legal Opinions and Decisions of the Noble Prophet, Salla Allahu ta'ala alayhi wa Sallam's, Companions, their successors, and some later authorities.



Imam Malik (full name Malik bin Anas bin Malik bin Abu Amir Al-Asbahi), May Allah be pleased with him, was born in 93 A.H. and died in 179 A.H. He lived most of his life in Madinah, the city in which the Beloved Prophet, Salla Allahu ta'ala alayhi wa Sallam, settled in. He was a pre-eminent scholar of Islam, and is the originator of the Maliki judicial school of thought. He is reputed to have had over one thousand students.


During Imam Malik's, May Allah be pleased with him, lifetime, he steadily revised his Muwatta, so it reflects over forty years of his learning and knowledge. It contains a few thousand hadith.





Table of Contents:


---Endorsement,
---Introduction,
------The lineage of Imam Malik, his family, birth, and autobiography,
------His quest for knowledge,
------People's praise of him and their testimony that he was the greatest of the Imams' in knowledge,
------The shaykhs from whom he transmitted,
------The transmitters who transmitted from him,
------The position of the Muwatta' and people's concern for it,
------Clarification of the meaning of ''Muwatta'' its excellent layout and fine style,

---Chapter [1]. The Times of Prayer,
---Chapter [2]. Purity,
---Chapter [3]. Prayer,
---Chapter [4]. Forgetfulness in the Prayer,
---Chapter [5]. Jumu'a,
---Chapter [6]. Prayer in Ramadan,
---Chapter [7]. Tahajjud,
---Chapter [8]. Prayer in Congregation,
---Chapter [9]. Shortening the Prayer in a Journey,
---Chapter [10]. The Two 'Ids,
---Chapter [11]. The Fear Prayer,
---Chapter [12]. The Eclipse Prayer,
---Chapter [13]. Praying for Rain,
---Chapter [14]. The Qibla,
---Chapter [15]. The Qur'an,
---Chapter [16]. Burials,
---Chapter [17]. Zakat,
---Chapter [18]. Fasting,
---Chapter [19]. I'tikaf in Ramadan,
---Chapter [20]. Hajj,
---Chapter [21]. Jihad,
---Chapter [22]. Vows and Oaths,
---Chapter [23]. Sacrificial Animals,
---Chapter [24]. Slaughtering Animals,
---Chapter [25]. Game,
---Chapter [26]. The 'Aqiqa,
---Chapter [27]. Fixed Shares of Inheritance,
---Chapter [28]. Marriage,
---Chapter [29]. Divorce,
---Chapter [30]. Suckling,
---Chapter [31]. Business Transactions,
---Chapter [32]. Qirad,
---Chapter [33]. Cropsharing,
---Chapter [34]. Renting Land,
---Chapter [35]. Pre-emption in Property,
---Chapter [36]. Judgements,
---Chapter [37]. Wills and Testaments,
---Chapter [38]. Setting Free and Wala',
---Chapter [39]. The Mukatab,
---Chapter [40]. The Mudabbar,
---Chapter [41]. Hudud,
---Chapter [42]. Drinks,
---Chapter [43]. Blood Money,
---Chapter [44]. The Oath of Qasama,
---Chapter [45]. A Comprehensive Book,
---Chapter [46]. The Decree,
---Chapter [47]. Good Character,
---Chapter [48]. Dress,
---Chapter [49]. The Description of the Prophet, may Allah bless him & grant him peace, 
---Chapter [50]. The Evil Eye,
---Chapter [51]. Hair,
---Chapter [52]. Visions,
---Chapter [53]. Greetings,
---Chapter [54]. General,
---Chapter [55]. The Oath of Allegiance,
---Chapter [56]. Speech,
---Chapter [57]. Jahannam,
---Chapter [58]. Sadaqa,
---Chapter [59]. Knowledge,
---Chapter [60]. The Supplication of the Unjustly Wronged,
---Chapter [61]. The Names of the Prophet, may Allah bless him & grant him peace.


---Glossary,
---Index.








The Translator: Aisha Abdurrahman Bewley is one today’s most prolific translators of classical Arabic work into English. Aisha Bewley not only understands Arabic but she is also aware of the basic meanings and nature of teachings and history of Islam. Her knowledge is born of experience and direct transmission, not merely academic theory and learning by rote. For more than twenty-five years she has been concerned with making the contents of many classical works in Arabic more Accessible to English-speaking readers for the first time, including Ash-Shifa of Qadi “Iyad.










New: Available in Hardback [Arabic and English].

Also see Islamic History,
More Maliki related works.




* Dimensions : 23.5 x 15.5 x 4cm.











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