Encyclopaedia Islamica

Get access

Abū Ḥanīfa
(13,641 words)

Abū Ḥanīfa, al-Nuʿmān b. Thābit (80–150/699–767), renowned Kūfan jurist (faqīh), theologian (mutakallim) and eponymous founder of the Ḥanafiyya, one of the four Sunni schools of jurisprudence. The followers of his school refer to him as al-Imām al-aʿẓam (the greatest imam) and Sirāj al…

Cite this page
Ahmad Pakatchi and Translated by Suheyl Umar, “Abū Ḥanīfa”, in: Encyclopaedia Islamica, Editors-in-Chief: Farhad Daftary. Consulted online on 30 May 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1875-9831_isla_COM_0069>
First published online: 2015

▲   Back to top   ▲