Briefly: Imaam Maalik bin Anas



Taken from Shaikh Uthaymeen’s explanation of Lum’atul I’tiqaad p.37


جواب الإمام مالك بن أنس بن مالك

وليس أبوه أنس بن مالك الصحابي, بل غيره

وكان جد مالك من كبار التابعين, وأبو جده من الصحابة

ولد مالك سنة (93) ه بالمدينة

ومات فيها (179) ه

وهو في عصر تابعى التابعين



The answer of the Imaam Maalik bin Anas bin Maalik, and his father was not Anas bin Maalik the Companion (Sahaabee), rather, his father was someone else. Maalik’s grandfather was from the major scholars of the Taabi’een (the generation after the Companions). His great grandfather was from the Companions.


Maalik wa born in Madinah in the year 93 after the Hijrah and he died in Madinah in the year 179 after the Hijrah. He was from those who followed the Taabi’een (i.e. the third generation of Muslims and from those the Prophet Muhammad – sallallaahu alayhe wa sallam – praised in the hadeeth (translated): The best people are those in my generation, then the generation following them, then the generation following them… (i.e. the first 3 generations) – Sahih Bukhari, Book of Witnesses, narrated by Zahdam bin Mudrab)



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