Abu Hafs Umar an-Nasafi

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Abu Hafs an-Nasafi
أبو حفص النسفي
TitleNajm al-Din (The star of religion), Mufti al-Thaqalayn
Personal
Born1067 CE
Died1142 (aged 74–75)
ReligionIslam
RegionTransoxiana and Samarqand
DenominationSunni Islam
JurisprudenceHanafi[1]
CreedMaturidi
Main interest(s)Islamic Jurisprudence, Tafsir, Hadith, Theology (Kalam), History
Notable work(s)Al-Aqeedah al-Nasafiyya, Tafsir-e Nasafi
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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.

Burhan al-Din al-Marghinani, the author of al-Hidaya, was his most famous student.

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  1. ^ A.C. Brown, Jonathan (2014). Misquoting Muhammad: The Challenge and Choices of Interpreting the Prophet's Legacy. Oneworld Publications. p. 50. ISBN 978-1780744209.

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