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Hadith about Imam Malik (r)

Question:

Asalamu Alaikum wa Rahmatullahi wa barakatu
What is the text and authenticity of the hadith about Imam Malik?

Answer:

Alaykum Salam,
The Prophet (s) said: “Very soon will people beat the flanks of camels in search of knowledge, and they shall find no-one more knowledgeable than the knowledgeable scholar of Madina” (Sunan al-Tirmidhi, hasan sahih). Al-Tirmidhi, al-Qadi `Iyad, Dhahabi and others relate from Sufyan ibn `Uyayna, `Abd al-Razzaq, Ibn Mahdi, Ibn Ma`in, Dhu’ayb ibn `Imama, Ibn al-Madini, and others that they considered that scholar to be Malik ibn Anas.

Hajj Gibril Haddad

source: http://eshaykh.com/hadith/hadith-abour-imam-malik-r/

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