Imam Abu Hanifa: His Life and Legacy
This course focuses on the life and legacy of Abu Hanifa, and surveys the evolution of the Hanafi school in different regions of the Islamic world. It looks at the traditional sources and discusses both the history and legend about the imam. The course particularly focuses on the particular pattern of reasoning that distinguished Abu Hanifa’s fiqh from other methodologies.
Upon successful completion of this module, students should be able to:
- Demonstrate familiarity with the life and legacy of Imam Abu Hanifa
- Appreciate the context within which the Imam lived
- Attain depth of understanding of Hanafi methodology and fiqh
- Understanding Hanafi fiqh in the modern context