The `ulemas

Bismillahi ar-rahman ar-rahim wa bihi nasta`in

The Great Imams radiya Allahu `anhum

Imam Malik Ibn Anas:
It is reported that the Prophet
sallaAllhu ´aleyhi wa sallam said: "Very soon will people beat the flanks of camels in search of knowledge, and they shall find no-one more knowledgeable than the knowledgeable scholar of Madina." Al-Tirmidhi, al-Qadi `Iyad, Dhahabi and others relate from Sufyan ibn `Uyayna, `Abd al-Razzaq, Ibn Mahdi, Ibn Ma`in, Dhu’ayb ibn `Imama, Ibn al-Madini, and others that they considered that scholar to be Malik ibn Anas.

Biography No. 1, Biography No. 2

Some `ulema of Madina:

1. Sa'id ibn al-Musayyab
2. 'Urwa ibn az-Zubayr

3. Abu Bakr ibn 'Abdu'r-Rahman
4. Al-Qasim ibn Muhammad ibn Abi Bakr
5. 'Ubaydullah ibn 'Abdullah ibn 'Utba ibn Mas'ud

6. Sulayman ibn Yasar

7. Kharija ibn Zayd ibn Thabit

Some students of the Imam Malik:

1. `Abdullah ibn Wahb
2. `Abdu'r-Rahman ibn al-Qasim
3. Ashhab ibn `Abdu'l-`Aziz al-`Amiri
4. Asad ibn al-Furat

Imam Abu Hanifa an-nu`man:

It has been reported that the Messenger of Allah sallAllahu `aleyhi wa sallam has said: “if the Deen were at the Pleides, even then a person from Persia would have taken hold of it, or one amongst the Persian descent would surely have found it.” Abu Hurairah also narrates: “We were sitting in the company of Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wa sallam) when Surah al-Jumu’ah was revealed to him and when he recited amongst them (those who were sitting there) said ‘Allah’s Messenger?’ but Allah’s Rasul (sallallahu ‘alaihi wa sallam) made no reply, until he was questioned once, twice or thrice, and there was amongst us Salman al-Farsi. Allah’s Messenger (sallallahu ‘alaihi wa sallam) placed his hand on Salman and then said: ‘Even if Iman were near the Pleides a man from amongst these would surely find it.’

Imam as-Suyuti, the great Shafi`i `alim (radiyah) remarked, “It has been communicated unanimously that this hadith refers to Imam Abu Hanifah".


Imam As-shafe´i:

He is the cousin of the Profet sallaAllahu `aleyhi wa sallam. His full name is Muhammad ibn Idris ibn al-`Abbas, al-Imam al-Shafi`i, Abu `Abd Allah al-Shafi`i al-Hijazi al-Qurashi al-Hashimi al-Muttalibi (d. 204), the peerless one of the great mujtahid imams , the scrupulously pious ascetic and Friend of Allah, who laid down the foundations of fiqh in his Risala.


Imam Ahmad ibn Hanbal:

Harmala said: "I heard al-Shafi`i say: ‘I left Baghdad and did not leave behind me anyone more virtuous (afdal), more learned (a`lam), more knowledgeable (afqah) than Ahmad ibn Hanbal.’"


Some `ulemas of the Madhahib:

The Maliki `ulemas:

The People of the West (from my followers) will remain victorious and on the truth all the way up intill the Last Hour." (Reported by Muslim, HAdith No. 3551)

This hadith points to the Maliki Madhhab which is still practiced in the western part of the Muslim world and also in the West.

'Abdullah ibn al-Mubarak
'Abdullah ibn Ghanim
'Abdullah ibn Wahb

Ibn al-Qasim

Ibn Habib


Ibn 'Abdu'l-Barr

Yahya ibn Yahya al-Laythi

Abu 'Imran al-Fasi
Ibn Abi Zayd al-Qayrawani
Abu Ishaq al-Jibnayani
Al-qadi Abubakr ibn al-Arabi
Ibn rushd the grand father

The Hanafi `ulemas:

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The Shafe´i `ulemas:

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The Hanbali `ulemas:

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