It is reported that Imam Malik had 900 teachers, including Imam Sihab Az Zuhri, Abdur Rahman ibn Qasim ibn Muhammad ibn Abu Bakr As Siddique, Amir Ibn Abdullah ibn Zubayr ibn Awwam, and Nafi Ibn Abi Nu’aym, who was the freed slave of the famous Companion Abdullah Ibn Umar.Who is Imam Malik?
Imam Malik is the connection of the entire Islamic Community to the knowledge of the Sunna as it was preserved by the scholars of the Prophet’s city, al-Madina. This reference-point of his school of jurisprudence is observed time and again in the Muwatta’ with the phrase: “And this is what I have found (or seen) the people of knowledge practicing.”Who were Imam Malik RH and Imam Nafi?
Nafi‘ belonged to the progeny of Ibn Umar ra and was the flagbearer of Medina. Imam Malik rh also studied hadith and fiqh from Yahya bin Saeed al-Ansari, but he was most inspired by Ibn Hurmuz and Ibn Shihab al-Zuhri.Who was Malik ibn Anas ibn Malik?
Malik ibn Anas ibn Malik ibn `Amr, al-Imam, Abu `Abd Allah al-Humyari al-Asbahi al-Madani ( 711 – 795 CE / 93 -179 AH ), the Shaykh of Islam, Proof of the Community, Imam of the Abode of Emigration, and Knowledgeable Scholar of Madina predicted by the Prophet [saw]