The Story of the Scorpion and Imam Malik

The Muhaddith, Abdullahi ibn al-Mubarak {May Allah have mercy upon him} said: “I was with Imam Malik {May Allah have mercy upon him} while he was relating Hadith to us and a scorpion stung him 16 times.

Imam Malik changed color and grew ashen, however he did not even interrupt the Hadith of the Messenger of Allah. Then when the Majlis had come to an end and the people left him, I said: ‘I have seen something amazing from you today.’” Imam Malik said: “ Yes, I was only patient out of respect for the Hadith of the Messenger of Allah.”

{al-Madkhal ilas Sunan al-Bayhaqi, Volume 2 pg. 90}

قال : قال عبد الله بن المبارك : كنت عند مالك بن أنس وهو يحدثنا فجاء العقرب فلدغته ست عشرة مرة ومالك يتغير لونه ويتصبر و لا يقطع حديث رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم فلما فرغ من المجلس وتفرق الناس قلت : يا أبا عبد الله لقد رأيت منك عجبا قال :

« نعم أنا صبرت إجلالا لحديث رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم »

المدخل إلى السنن الكبرى للبيهقي =

{Translated by the Andalus Institute of Islamic Studies الأندلس}

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