Uqudul Jumman Fi Manaqibi Abi Hanifah An-Nu'man (A Biography of Imam Abu Hanifah Nu'man Bin Thabit)
Compiled by Shaikh Shamsudeed Abu Abdillah Muhammad Ibn yusuf Salihi Shafi (d. 942 AH)
Hardback 377 Pages
English Translation By Madrasah Arabia Islamia, South Africa
Publisher : Altaf & Sons Karachi, Pakistan for Haji Allah Bukhsh Barkhurdaria Trust
About The Book
This work was originally compiled in Arabic under the title of "Uqudul Jumman Fi Manaqibi Abi Hanifah An-Nu'man" by Allamah Muhammad ibn Yusuf Salihi Dimashqi Shafi'i (d. 942 AH), The Urdu Translation was done by Hadrat Maulana Abdullah Ibn Abdul Wahhab Saheb Bestawi muhajiri Madani. The English translation was done by Madrasah Arabia Islamia, South Africa.
The book discusses the life of Imam Abu Hanifa rahmatullah alayhi, his vast knowledge, his extreme piety and noble character, his wit and wisdom, features that distinguish him from the other Aimma-e-Mujtahideen, and responses to some accusations levelled against him.
Imam Abu hanifah is known in the Islamic world as al-imâm al-a`zam and his school has the largest number of followers among the four schools of Ahl al-Sunna.
He was the first of the four mujtahid imams and the first in Islam to organize the writing of fiqh under sub-headings embracing the whole of the Law, beginning with purity (tahara) followed by prayer (sala), an order which was retained by all subsequent scholars such as Malik, Shafi`i, Abu Dawud, Bukhari, Muslim, Tirmidhi, and others.
Not only was Imam Abu Hanifah's extraordinary mind and knowledge something to be admired but so too was his exemplary character and piety. He is an Example of a true Scholar
One of the main sources for this book is Khatib Baghdadi's 'Tarikh-e-Baghdad'.
Shaikh Shamsudeed Abu Abdillah Muhammad Ibn yusuf Salihi Shafi passed away in the year 942 AH, he was strong upholder of the Sunnah, a professional in various sciences and compiled many books including a famous book on sirah.
He was a follower of the Shafi'i Schoool of though and can therefore not be accused of exaggeration, He has compiled this word using reliable and authentic narrations.
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