History & Biography

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.
Near the end of his life, the Prophet gets into the habit of visiting the graveyard of Madinah late at night.