History & Biography

The Prophet had said a century earlier: “The day will come when people will journey by camel long distances to seek knowledge & find none more knowledgeable than the scholar of Madinah.”
Abū Hanīfah was a leading authority in Islamic Law and an expert in the use of analogical reasoning (qiyās) to resolve legal questions.
Near the end of his life, the Prophet gets into the habit of visiting the graveyard of Madinah late at night.
Abū Hanīfah never made an income from religious knowledge. He did not study for worldly gain. His studies did not stop him from earning a living as an honest businessman.