History & Biography

Mālik taught that a divorce pronounced under duress did not take place. His rivals said to the Caliph: “He means that the people's oath of allegiance is invalid if given grudgingly.”
Childhood education was not compulsory in Mālik’s time like it is today. Only those children who had a special aptitude – and the opportunity – attended classes.
The Prophet had said a century earlier: “The day will come when people will journey by camel long distances to seek knowledge & find none more knowledgeable than the scholar of Madinah.”
Abū Hanīfah was a leading authority in Islamic Law and an expert in the use of analogical reasoning (qiyās) to resolve legal questions.