Biography of the Four Imaams

December, 2014

  • 11 December

    Imaam Ahmad ibn Hambal (Rahmatullahi Alaihi)

    Introduction Imaam Ahmad (Rahmatullahi Alaihi) was born in the year 164 A.H., and passed away on the morning of Friday, the 12th of Rabi-ul-Awwal, 241 A.H. at the age of 77. [1] His Expertise A reputed Muhaddith, Ebrahim Al-Harbi (Rahmatullahi Alaihi) (d.285 A.H.) says: “I had the opportunity of seeing …

  • 11 December

    Imaam Shaafi’ee (Rahmatullahi Alaihi)

    Introduction Imaam Shaafi’ee’s (Rahmatullahi Alaihi) name was Muhammad ibn Idris. He was born in the year 150 A.H. (the very year Imaam Abu Hanifah passed away) and passed away in the month of Rajab, 204 A.H.[1] His Expertise Imaam Ahmad (Rahmatullahi Alaihi) said: “Anyone who used ink and a pen …

  • 10 December

    Imaam Maalik (Rahmatullahi Alaihi)

    Introduction Imaam Maalik (Rahmatullahi Alaihi) was born in the year 95 A.H., and was 15 years younger than Imaam Abu Hanifah (Rahmatullahi Alaihi). He passed away on the 14th of Rabi-ul-Awwal, 179 A.H. [1] His Expertise Abu Nu’aim (Rahmatullahi Alaihi) narrates from Abu Mus’ab (Rahmatullahi Alaihi): “I heard Imaam Maalik …

May, 2014

  • 31 May

    Imaam Abu Hanifah (Rahmatullahi Alaihi)

    Introduction Imaam Abu Hanifah’s (Rahmatullahi Alaihi) name was Nu’man ibn Thaabit. He was born in the year 80 A.H. and passed away in the year 150 A.H. [1] Allamah Ibn Katheer (Rahmatullahi Alaihi) (d. 774 A.H.) writes about Imaam Abu Hanifah: “… one of the four Imaams of the mazaahib …