Sohail Hanif is Chief Executive of National Zakat Foundation and Associated Lecturer at Cambridge Muslim College. He previously served as BA Manager at Cambridge Muslim College. He won the 2019 BRAIS-De Gruyter prize for his DPhil dissertation entitled ‘A Theory of Early Classical Ḥanafism: Authority, Rationality and Tradition in the Hidāyah of Burhān al-Dīn ‘Alī ibn Abī Bakr al-Marghīnānī (d. 593/1197),’ which presents a legal epistemology of early classical Hanafi thought. His academic publications may be found at