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When Imaam Maalik (rahimahullah) began to prepare the Muwatta, there were many other ‘Ulamaa in Madinah Munawwarah who were also preparing kitaabs of Hadith. Hence, a certain person came to Imaam Maalik (rahimahullah) and remarked, “Why have you dedicated your time and effort to preparing this kitaab when many other ‘Ulamaa have prepared similar kitaabs?”

Imaam Maalik (rahimahullah) replied, “Bring the kitaabs which these ‘Ulamaa have prepared to me.” When the kitaabs were brought, Imaam Maalik (rahimahullah) looked through them and then placed them aside. He thereafter remarked, “Remember that only that work will gain acceptance by Allah Ta‘ala which was done solely for His pleasure.”

On account of the sincerity of Imaam Maalik (rahimahullah), Allah Ta‘ala blessed his kitaab with acceptance. Hence, it was his kitaab that stood the test of time, whereas many of the other kitaabs written were forgotten and lost.

(Tazyeen-ul-Mamaalik pg. 92)

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