The Personal Page
of Sohail Hanif
Lecturer in Islamic Studies, Cambridge Muslim College

Academic

A Theory of Early Classical Ḥanafism: Authority, Rationality and Tradition in the Hidāyah of Burhān al-Dīn ʿAlī ibn Abī Bakr al-Marghīnānī (d. 593/1197)”. DPhil dissertation, University of Oxford, 2017.

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General

Declaring Ramadan: Processes Before Positions.” Originally written for Islamicate.co.uk

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Readings

This is a classical exposition of proper manners (ādāb) that cover a wide range of human activities and relationships, including ritual worship, social dealings and environmental awareness.

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Story About Me

Welcome to the personal page of Sohail Hanif. I intend to share here my writings, readings and discoveries in the hope of finding collaborators, helpful reviews, critical engagement, and to share ideas with the like-minded. Please click on ABOUT to find out more.

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My Works .

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Readings

Readings is where I hope to record readings of texts that will hopefully feed into my current and future projects. I will start with readings of pietistic Ḥanafī works, commencing with Imām Zadeh al-Jūghī’s Shirʿat al-Islām. I hope also to place here summaries of books I have read.

Reflections

Reflections is where I can record thoughts that I would like to develop further, as well as quotations from books that I find of interest.

Lessons

Lessons is dedicated, not to my research area, but to my mentor in Arabic and tafsīr, Shaykh ʿAlī Hānī al-ʿAqarbāwī, who has urged me teach tafsīr, and I

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