Author: Abdalhaqq and Aisha Bewley (editor; translator)
Publisher: Diwan Press
Pages: 1164 Binding: Paperback
Description from the publisher:
The Muwa??a' contains a record of the exemplification by the last Messenger of Allah; peace be upon him; of the message of the Qur'an; the practice ('amal) of the people of Madinah of the first generations; a transmission of the ethos that permeated the city; and Imam Malik's painstaking clarification of the Sunna; the ?adiths; the practice and legal judgements. Ash-Shafi'i said; 'After the Book of Allah; there is no book on the face of the earth sounder than the book of Malik.' 'Ala' ad-Din Maghla?ay al-?anafi said; 'The first person to compile the ?a?i? was Malik.' Ibn ?ajar said; 'The book of Malik is sound by all the criteria that are demanded as proofs in the mursal; munqa?i' and other types of transmission.' As-Suyu?i followed Ibn ?ajar's judgement and said; 'It is absolutely correct to say that the Muwa??a' is sound (?a?i?) without exception.' Al-Bukhari and Muslim transmitted most of its ?adiths and included them in their ?a?i? collections. The authors of the rest of the six books; the Imam of the ?adith scholars; A?mad ibn ?anbal; and others did the same.