Abu Hafs Umar an-Nasafi

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Abu Hafs an-Nasafi
أبو حفص النسفي
Title Najm al-Din (The star of religion), Mufti al-Thaqalayn
Born 1067
Nakhshab, Persia
Died 1142
Samarqand, Persia
Region Transoxiana and Samarqand
Denomination Sunni Islam
Jurisprudence Hanafite
Creed Maturidi
Main interest(s) Islamic Jurisprudence, Tafsir, Hadith, Theology (Kalam), History

Najm ad-Dīn Abū Ḥafṣ ‘Umar ibn Muḥammad an-Nasafī (Arabic: نجم الدين أبو حفص عمر بن محمد النسفي‎‎; 1067–1142) was a Muslim jurist, theologian, mufassir, muhaddith and historian. A Persian scholar born in Transoxiana, he wrote mostly in Arabic.

He authored around 100 books in Hanafi jurisprudence, theology, Quran exegesis, Hadith and history. One of his famous books is Al-Aqeedah al-Nasafiyya in Sunni Islam creed, on which Al-Taftazani wrote his famous commentary. Some of his famous works in Arabic include Al-Taysir fi 'Elm al-Tafsir, Talabah al-Talabah, Al-Qand fi Zikr 'Ulama'e Samarqand, and Manzumah al-Jame' al-Saghir. Both Al-Dhahabi and Al-Sama'ani reported on his works.

He authored a famous Quran exegesis in Persian, called Tafsir-e Nasafi.

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