Michael Mumisa (Sheikh) is a PhD candidate and Cambridge Special Livingstone Scholar at Trinity Hall, University of Cambridge. He was classically trained and earned an ‘Ijaza al-Faḍīla’ with distinction. He has taught at the University of Birmingham, University of Cambridge’s Institute of Continuing Education, Newman University College in Birmingham, Markfield Institute in Leicestershire, Centre for the Study of Muslim-Jewish Relation at Cambridge, and has taught and supervised undergraduates at the University of Cambridge. He is author of a number of studies in Islamic Law, Classical Arabic grammar, Hermeneutics, and Theology and Philosophy. He has also written on African approaches to Qur’anic hermeneutics, black liberation theology and Qur’anic hermeneutics, Islam in Africa, the Timbuktu manuscript tradition, race and difference in classical Arabic poetry and prose, ʿAbbāsid memory culture, and Al-Jāḥiẓ’s texts. He is a regular broadcaster and commentator on radio and other media and he provides advice to BBC Drama and other TV programmes.