Abu Hanifa

698 - 767

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Abū Ḥanīfa al-Nuʿmān b. Thābit b. Zūṭā b. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Abu Hanifa has received more than 1,428,863 page views. His biography is available in 62 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 58 in 2019). Abu Hanifa is the 65th most popular religious figure (up from 95th in 2019), the 7th most popular biography from Iraq (up from 8th in 2019) and the 3rd most popular Iraqi Religious Figure.

Abu Hanifa is most famous for being the founder of the Hanafi school of law, one of the four schools of Sunni Islam.

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Among religious figures, Abu Hanifa ranks 65 out of 2,272Before him are Pope Urban II, Pope Pius XI, Hildegard of Bingen, Pope Pius IX, Samson, and Saint Barbara. After him are Pope Gregory XIII, Pope Gregory VII, Anthony the Great, Luke the Evangelist, Daniel, and Huldrych Zwingli.

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Among people born in 698, Abu Hanifa ranks 1After him is Dagobert III. Among people deceased in 767, Abu Hanifa ranks 1After him are Pope Paul I, Ibn Ishaq, and Toktu of Bulgaria.

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In Iraq

Among people born in Iraq, Abu Hanifa ranks 7 out of 300Before him are Abraham (-1813), Saladin (1138), Hammurabi (-1810), Saddam Hussein (1937), Nebuchadnezzar II (-630), and Sarah (-1803). After him are Ibn al-Haytham (965), Sargon of Akkad (-2300), Mani (216), Al-Kindi (801), Ashurbanipal (-685), and Ahmad ibn Hanbal (780).

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Among religious figures born in Iraq, Abu Hanifa ranks 3Before him are Abraham (-1813) and Sarah (-1803). After him are Mani (216), Rabia of Basra (710), Belshazzar (-600), Muhammad al-Mahdi (869), Ali ibn Husayn Zayn al-Abidin (659), Idris (-3500), Ezra (-500), Hasan al-Askari (846), and Junayd of Baghdad (830).