Abu Muhammad Sidi ‘Abdul-Wahid ibn Ahmad ibn ‘Ali ibn ‘Ashir was one of the great Maliki scholars of Morocco.


His lineage can be traced back to the ancient Medinite tribe known as the ‘Ansar’ who lent their support to the Prophet Muhammad and welcomed him to take up residence in their city after the people of Mecca had persecuted him and driven him out. His most immediate descendants can be traced back to Islamic Spain (Andalu...

July 25, 2017


(d. 324/935), from Basra

His name was 'Ali ibn Isma'il ibn Abi Bishr ibn Ishaq ibn Abi ar-Rabi' Salim ibn Isma'il ibn 'Abdullah ibn Musa ibn Bilal ibn Abi Burda, son of Abu Musa al-Ash'ari, the companion of the Messenger of Allah, may Allah bless him and grant him peace."


Muhammad ibn Musa ibn 'Imran mentioned in his treatise that he was a Maliki. He said, "One of the Shafi'ites mentioned to me that he was a Shafi'i until I me...

The faqih Abu 'Abdullah ibn Harith said, "He is Abu 'Abdullah Muhammad ibn Sa'id ibn Bashir ibn Sharahil (or called Israfil) al-Ma'afiri. He originated from from the army of Baja. He was counted among the Arabs of Egypt. When he was young, he acted as a scribe for Qadi al-Mus'ab ibn 'Imran. Then he travelled to the east and met Malik and sat with him and listened to him. He studied in Egypt as well. Then he went to Andalusia a...

Abu Muhammad 'Abdullah ibn Abi Zayd was one of the people North Africa. Abu Zayd's name was 'Abdu'r-Rahman according to Ibn Makula and Qadi Ibn al-Hadhdha'. He was from the tribe of Nifza and lived in Qayrawan.

His position in knowledge

He was the Imam of the Malikis in his time and their model. He had a comprehensive grasp of the school of Malik and explained his statements. He had extensive knowledge and a prodiguous memory an...

His name was Yusuf ibn 'Abdullah ibn Muhammad ibn 'Abdu'l-Barr an-Nimari the Hafiz, the shaykh of the scholars of Andalusia and the great one of its hadith scholars in his time, and the one there with the greatest memory of the Sunna. His father was already mentioned. During the revolt, he travelled from his home, Cordoba, to the west of Andalusia and then he moved from it to the east of Andalusia where he alternated between D...

He is Abu Bakr Muhammad ibn at-Tayyib ibn Muhammad the Qadi, known al-Baqillani. He is called "the Shaykh of the Sunna and the Tongue of the Community".

He was a Basran who lived in Baghdad and listened to al-Qati'i, Ibn Mahi and others. Ibn Abi'l-Fawaris went to him. Al-Khatib Abu Bakr said in the History of the Baghdadis, "He studied the usul with Abu Bakr ibn Mujahid and fiqh with Abu Bakr al-Abhuri."

He h...

A youth is shipwrecked off the North African coast. He struggles ashore with his father and a few fellow survivors, more dead than alive. They clothe themselves in some oily skins which have been washed ashore with them and make their way with great difficulty to a nearby town. In the principal residence they find a chess game in progress between the governor of the place and his nephew. The youth quickly sizes up the situatio...

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