Al-Muwatta (2 vol. set.)
This is the complete translation of Al-Muwattaa of Imam Malik ibn Anas, the great jurist of Madina and founder of the Maliki school of Islamic Law (May Allah have mercy on him).Al-Muwata (??p?++) is a complete record of the legal and social parameters of the original Muslim community in Al-Madina. Imam Malik composed the 'Muwatta' over a period of forty years to represent the "well-trodden path" of the people of Madinah. Its name also means that it is the book that is "many times agreed upon"- about whose contents the people of Madinah were unanimously agreed. Its high standing is such that people of every school of fiqh and all of the imams of hadith scholarship agree upon its authenticity. Imam Shafi'i famously said, "There is not on the face of the earth a book - after the Book of Allah - which is more authentic than the book of Malik."