Thursday, December 23, 2010
The Grave of Imam Malik
The grave of Imam Malik ibn Anas on the left, and the grave of his teacher Abu Suhail an-Nāfi' ibn 'Abd ar-Rahman ibn Abī Na'īm or An-Nāfi' (d. 785 CE) who was a scholar among the first generation of Muslims who came after the Companions of the Prophet. An-Nāfi' was the freed servant of 'Abdullah Ibn 'Umar, whom he served for thirty years. The style of recitation or qiraa'ah which an-Nāfi' transmitted, is considered by many scholars to be the best example of the recitation of the Qur'an. An-Nāfi' recited to seventy of the tabi'een, the most notable being Abu Ja'far Al-Qa'qaa'.