Malik bin Anas is the founder of Maliki school of thought. He was a famous Muslim scholar and an expert on Islamic jurisprudence (Fiqh). He began teaching at an early age, and went on to become one of the most influential and respected scholars of his time. He is the author of the famous book Al-Mautah, one of the earliest collections of Ahadith. Besides the sayings of the Prophet, it also contains the practices of the Prophet’s companions, traditions and customs of Madina and his own religious deductions and derivations. It is considered one of the most authentic books ever written after the Quran. His chain of narrators was considered the most authentic and called "The Golden Chain of Narrators" by notable hadith scholars. The Maliki school of thought gained immense influence and spread into Arabia, Africa, and Spain. He left a mark on the world, and is remembered as a true Muslim hero from the world of learning.