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Malik ibn Anas

711 - 795

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Malik ibn Anas (Arabic: مَالِك بن أَنَس, ‎ 711–795 CE / 93–179 AH), whose full name is Mālik bin Anas bin Mālik bin Abī ʿĀmir bin ʿAmr bin Al-Ḥārith bin Ghaymān bin Khuthayn bin ʿAmr bin Al-Ḥārith al-Aṣbaḥī al-Ḥumyarī al-Madanī (Arabic: مَالِك بِن أَنَس بِن مَالِك بن أَبِي عَامِر بِن عَمْرو بِن ٱلْحَارِث بِن غَيْمَان بِن خُثَين بِن عَمْرو بِن ٱلْحَارِث ٱلْأَصْبَحِي ٱلْحُمَيْرِي ٱلْمَدَنِي), reverently known as al-Imām Mālik (Arabic: ٱلْإِمَام مَالِك) by Sunni Muslims, was an Arab Muslim jurist, theologian, and hadith traditionist. Born in the city of Medina, Malik rose to become the premier scholar of prophetic traditions in his day, which he sought to apply to "the whole legal life" in order to create a systematic method of Muslim jurisprudence which would only further expand with the passage of time. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Malik ibn Anas has received more than 1,109,820 page views. His biography is available in 58 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 54 in 2019). Malik ibn Anas is the 202nd most popular religious figure (down from 197th in 2019), the 21st most popular biography from Saudi Arabia (down from 18th in 2019) and the 9th most popular Saudi Arabian Religious Figure.

Malik ibn Anas is most famous for his book, Al-Muwatta, which is one of the earliest books of Islamic law.

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Among religious figures, Malik ibn Anas ranks 202 out of 2,238Before him are Pope Benedict XI, Pope Paul V, Ambrose, Pope Siricius, Pope Benedict XII, and Pope Benedict VIII. After him are Pope Celestine III, Padre Pio, John of Nepomuk, Pope Adrian VI, Francis de Sales, and Pope Innocent VII.

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Among people born in 711, Malik ibn Anas ranks 1After him are Emperor Suzong of Tang and Yusuf ibn 'Abd al-Rahman al-Fihri. Among people deceased in 795, Malik ibn Anas ranks 1After him are Pope Adrian I, Anan ben David, and Kamalaśīla.

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Among people born in Saudi Arabia, Malik ibn Anas ranks 21 out of 251Before him are Muawiyah I (603), Aminah (557), Abdullah of Saudi Arabia (1924), Abdullah ibn Abd al-Muttalib (548), Ibn Saud (1875), and Ja'far al-Sadiq (702). After him are Abd al-Malik ibn Marwan (646), Muhammad ibn Abd al-Wahhab (1703), Umar II (682), Abu Talib ibn Abd al-Muttalib (539), Abu Sufyan ibn Harb (580), and Abd al-Muttalib (497).


Among religious figures born in Saudi Arabia, Malik ibn Anas ranks 9Before him are Abu Bakr (573), Husayn ibn Ali (626), Hasan ibn Ali (624), Bilal ibn Rabah (580), Aminah (557), and Abdullah ibn Abd al-Muttalib (548). After him are Abu Talib ibn Abd al-Muttalib (539), Abd al-Muttalib (497), Ali ibn Husayn Zayn al-Abidin (659), Abd Allah ibn al-Zubayr (624), Abu Hurairah (600), and Talhah (595).