Imam Abu Hanifah: Life & Works (New Print IBT)

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Author:Shibli Nomani
Dimensions:15.5 x 21.5 cm (6.1 x 8.5 in)
Publisher:Islamic Book Trust, Kuala Lumpur
Year of Publication:2015 CE

A biography of the great scholar of the traditional Islamic sciences: the founder of the very first school of law in Ahl as-sunna wa al-jama'a, who indeed was a great source of Islamic knowledge, gained through the companions (sahaba) of the Prophet Sall-Allahu alayhi wa sallam and their companions (tabi'in), which makes Imam Abu Hanifa a tabi'i himself. This biography is well researched and composed from authentic sources. Translated from Urdu by M. Hadi Hussain.

Imam Abu Hanifah—commonly referred to as the Great Imam (al-Imam al-A'zam)—occupies a commanding position in the history of Muslim Jurisprudence.

Those who follow the school of Islamic Law associated with his name outnumber adherents of other schools. Iqbal in his Reconstruction of Religious Thought in Islam paid a high tribute to Imam Abu Hanifah's “keen insight into the universal character of Islam” and, while dealing with the question of application of Islamic Law to modern conditions, expressed the view that “the school of Abu Hanifah ... possesses much greater power of creative adaptation than any other school of Mohammadan Law”.

This valuable book on Imam Abu Hanifah was originally written in Urdu under the title Sirat-i Nu'man by the celebrated historian and Islamic scholar Shibli Nomani, giving us his biography and an analysis of the salient characteristics of the Hanafi school of Law.

About The Author

Allamah Shibli Nomani (1857 - 1914) was a respected scholar of Islam and Historian from Indian subcontinent during British Raj. He was born in Bindwal, Azamgarh district of present-day Uttar Pradesh. He founded the Shibli National College in 1883 and the Darul Mussanifin in Azamgarh.

He was also a poet and was fluent in Arabic, Persian, Hindi, Turkish and Urdu.

He went to Makkah for Hajj and there he devoted his time to furthering his studies in Islamic theology, history, philosophy and Sufism from different scholars in Arabia.


Shibli Nomani
  • English
15.5 x 21.5 cm (6.1 x 8.5 in)
Islamic Book Trust, Kuala Lumpur
Year of Publication:
2015 CE

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