Sh Ali Hammuda explores the personality, manners and worship of Imām Abū Ḥanīfa, as well as examining the remarkable intelligence that would allow him to intellectually topple his opponents in debates.
Hero worship – or at least the way we portray our historical figures – has been problematic, writes Dr Abid Mohammed. If we depict them as being superhuman individuals who never struggled in their lives, many Muslims will feel disconnected from their own heritage.
This year, Ramadan came at the perfect time during a time of collective difficulty. Now, a couple of months later, as life is slowly starting to move in a new direction, we prepare to welcome the blessed month of Dhul Hijjah.