Nauman bin Thabit, also knows as 'Imam Abu Hanifa is the founder of Hanafi School of Law.
There are three different opinions regarding His date of birth.
- He was born in 80 AH.
- He was born in 70 AH.
- He was born in 61 AH.
Imam Abu Hanifa was from a Persian Descent. His family tree is given as "Nauman bin Thabit bin Zutaa bin Maah"
According to Jallaludin Suyuti, the following Hadith refereed to Imam Abu Hanifa.
|“||If the Deen went to the chandelier, then a man from the people of Persia (or sons of Persia) will get it from their"||”|
Esteemed Beloved Prophet Muhammad (ﷺ), Sahih Muslim:2546