Strength Through Trials
As we know in our personal lives, happiness coexists with hardship; it is impossible to avoid trials in the dunya. This was also true of early Muslim leadership, including tragedies that befell our great leaders, Uthman, Ali and al-Husayn RA, may Allah be pleased with them all. Within these trials, there are lessons for the ummah to learn from.
Dr. Ovamir Anjum

Dr. Ovamir Anjum is Imam Khattab Endowed Chair of Islamic Studies at the Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies, University of Toledo. His work focuses on the nexus of theology, ethics, politics and law in classical and medieval Islam, with comparative interest in Western Thought. His interests are united by a common theoretical focus on epistemology or views of intellect/reason in various domains of Islamic thought, ranging from politics (siyasa), law (fiqh), theology (kalam), falsafa (Islamic philosophy) and spirituality (Sufism, mysticism, and asceticism). He brings this historical studies to bear on issues in contemporary Islamic thought and movements and is currently researching developments in Islamic political thought in the wake of the Arab Uprisings of 2011. While trained as an historian, his work is essentially interdisciplinary, drawing on the fields of classical Islamic studies, political philosophy, and cultural anthropology.