Maliks Muwatta - Introduction

English Translation by Aisha Abdarahman at-Tarjumana and Yaqub Johnson.

Imam Maliks Muwatta is a collection of sayings and deeds of Prophet Muhammad (SAW... Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam), also known as the sunnah. The reports of the Prophet's sayings and deeds are called ahadith.

Imam Malik was a prominent scholar of Islam, and is the originator of the Maliki judicial school of thought. He is reputed to have had over one thousand students. During Imam Maliks lifetime, he steadily revised his Muwatta, so it reflects over forty years of his learning and knowledge. It contains a few thousand hadith.