Abu Yusuf

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Ya'qub ibn Ibrahim al-Ansari (Arabic: يعقوب بن إبراهيم الأنصاري) better known as Abu Yusuf (Arabic: أبو يوسف) (d.798) was a student of jurist Abu Hanifah (d.767) who helped spread the influence of the Hanafi school of Islamic law through his writings and the government positions he held. He served as the chief judge (qadi al-qudat) during reign of Harun al-Rashid. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Abu Yusuf has received more than 204,526 page views. His biography is available in 26 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 23 in 2019). Abu Yusuf is the 384th most popular philosopher (up from 505th in 2019), the 82nd most popular biography from Iraq (up from 117th in 2019) and the 4th most popular Philosopher.

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Among philosophers, Abu Yusuf ranks 384 out of 1,081Before him are Gershom Scholem, John Philoponus, Pierre d'Ailly, Cleobulus, George Santayana, and Maurice Halbwachs. After him are Julius Caesar Scaliger, Siger of Brabant, Bartolus de Saxoferrato, Paul Tillich, Saadia Gaon, and Karl Rahner.

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Among people born in 731, Abu Yusuf ranks 2Before him is Abd al-Rahman I. After him are Telets of Bulgaria and Ōtomo no Otomaro. Among people deceased in 798, Abu Yusuf ranks 1After him are Trisong Detsen and Beatus of Liébana.

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In Iraq

Among people born in Iraq, Abu Yusuf ranks 82 out of 338Before him are Abdul Rahman Arif (1916), Sargon I (-1900), Abdul Salam Arif (1921), Al-Muqtadir (895), Al-Nasir (1158), and Tukulti-Ninurta I (-1300). After him are Adad-nirari II (-1000), Nahor, son of Serug (-1912), Sumu-abum (-2000), Ubayd Allah ibn Ziyad (648), Izzat Ibrahim al-Douri (1941), and Rashid ad-Din Sinan (1130).

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Among philosophers born in Iraq, Abu Yusuf ranks 4Before him are Al-Kindi (801), Al-Ash'ari (873), and Al-Jahiz (775). After him are Hunayn ibn Ishaq (809), Diogenes of Babylon (-240), Abu'l-Barakāt al-Baghdādī (1080), and Abu Sulayman Sijistani (932).