Abu Hanifah an-Nu`man was a great Sunni Imam and expert in Law. He is the founder of the Hanifi sect, and his teachings are generally accepted in Turkey, the Tartary and India. His father, Sabit, was a silk trader in al-Kufah, and his grandfather, Zuta, was said to be from Kabul. Abu Hanifah was born in al-Kufah in A.H. 80 (A.D. 700) and died in Baghdad in A.H. 150. He was regarded as a great teacher. His famous disciples include Imam Abu Yusu and Imam Muhammad. He was also highly praised by Imam Malik for his logical arguments.

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