Al-Qadi an-Nu'man القاضي النعمان or Abu Hanifa al-Nu‘man ibn Muhammad ibn Mansur ibn Ahmad ibn Hayyun al-Tamimi (died 974 CE/ 363 AH) the Isma'ili jurist and official historian of the Fatimid dynasty. Had certainly written a lot of books and papers to defend the Fatmid dynasty and the Isma'ili and in general Shi'a jurisprudence and belief.

Arabic Wikipedia says he first was a follower of the Maliki school of fiqh. His name certainly may create confusion with that of abu Hanifa the known Sunni scholar and "founder" of the hanafi maddhab.

I wonder if he compiled a book entitled (or maybe referred to as) "Al-Fiqh al-Akbar" - a book with the same title is known to have been compiled by abu Hanifa-, if so what is the topic of this book?

Also what books did he write about Creed and Aqeedah?

  • A book called al-Fiqh al-Akbar is also attributed to Abu Hanifa (the Sunni Imam).
    – UmH
    Jun 25, 2018 at 14:33
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    @Uma I know but there's a certain doubt about it being correctly attributed to him. Due to some statements. In fact the Fatimid called ibn Hayyun abu Hanifa to create more confusion!
    – Medi1Saif
    Jun 25, 2018 at 14:40

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Has Al-Qazi Nu'man written a book entitled "Al-Fiqh Al-Akbar"? Sharh Kitab al-Fiqh al-Akbar written by Abu Hanifa al-Nu'man ibn Thabit al-Kufi and narrated in Arabic by Imam Mullah Ali al-Qari.


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