Abu Hanifah

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Abu Hanifah Mosque in Baghdad

Abū Ḥanīfa al-Nuʿmān b. Thābit b. Zūṭā b. Marzubān (c. September 5, 699 - June 14, 767) was known as Abū Ḥanīfa, or as Imam Abū Ḥanīfa by Sunni Muslims.[1] He was an 8th-century Iraqi Sunni Muslim theologian and jurist.[2]

Abu Hanifa founded the Hanafi school of orthodox Sunni jurisprudence. This is still the most widely practiced law school in the Sunni tradition.[2] He is often spoken of as al-Imām al-aʿẓam ("The Great Imam") and Sirāj al-aʾimma ("The Lamp of the Imams") in Sunni Islam.[2]

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  1. ABŪ ḤANĪFA, Encyclopædia Iranica
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Pakatchi, Ahmad and Umar, Suheyl, “Abū Ḥanīfa”, in: Encyclopaedia Islamica, Editors-in-Chief: Wilferd Madelung and, Farhad Daftary.