Abū Ḥanīfa al-Nuʿmān b. Thābit b. Zūṭā al-Fārisī was a second/eighth-century theologian and jurist and the eponym of the Ḥanafī law school.
Abū Ḥanīfa was born in Kufa circa 80/699 and died in Baghdad in 150/767, reportedly at the age of seventy. His grandfather Zūṭā, who lived in Kābul, had been taken captive and become a slave of the Arab tribe Taymallāh b. Thaʿlaba. Zūṭā was later brought to Kufa, where he was manumitted, whereupon he and his descendants became mawlās of tha…
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“Abū Ḥanīfa”, in:
Encyclopaedia of Islam, THREE, Edited by: Kate Fleet, Gudrun Krämer, Denis Matringe, John Nawas, Everett Rowson.
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