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Ab anfa al-Numn b. Thbit b. Z b. Marzubn (Arabic: ; c. 699 767 CE), known as Ab anfa for short, or reverently as Imam Ab anfa by Sunni Muslims,[5] was an 8th-century Sunni Muslim theologian and jurist of Persian origin,[6] who became the eponymous founder of the Hanafi school of Sunni jurisprudence, which has remained the most widely practiced law school in the Sunni tradition.[6] He is often alluded to by the reverential epithets al-Imm al-aam ("The Great Imam") and Sirj al-aimma ("The Lamp of the Imams") in Sunni Islam.[3][6]

Born to a Muslim family in Kufa,[6] Abu Hanifa is known to have travelled to the Hejaz region of Arabia in his youth, where he studied under the most renowned teachers in Mecca and Medina at the time.[6] As his career as a theologian and jurist progressed, Abu Hanifa became known for favoring the use of reason in his legal rulings (faqh dh ray) and even in his theology.[6] Abu Hanifa's theological school is what would later develop into the Maturidi school of Sunni theology.[6] He is also considered a renowned Islamic scholar and personality by Sunni Muslims.


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