When Imām Abū Ĥanīfah was lashed for not accepting the post of Chief Justice, he said: ‘Nothing hurt me more than the thought of my mother; because, she has been agonized on account of my suffering.’

Imām Dhahabī adds: ‘He was very assiduous in his duty towards his mother.’

Imām Dhahabi in his Manāqib Abū Ĥanīfah