Imam Abu Hanifah and Hadith

Question

‘Ulama claim that Imam Abu Hanifah (rahimahullah) has narrated some Hadiths. Can you mention some of the most well known amongst the Hadiths, along with the references.

 

Answer

Hafiz Ibn Hajar (rahimahullah) states regarding Imam Abu Hanifah (rahimahullah):

‘… He in actual fact has abundant narrations/Hadiths.’

(Al-Jawahir Wad Durar, vol.2 pg.946-948 as quoted in Atharul Hadithish Sharif, pg.171-172)

There are thousands of Hadiths reported via Imam Abu Hanifah (rahimahullah).

Imam Muhammad ibn Sama’ah (rahimahullah) mentions that Imam Abu Hanifah (rahimahullah) quoted seventy thousand Hadiths!.

(Atharul Hadithish Sharif, pg.174)

You may refer to Imam Abu Hanifah’s Hadith book entitled: Musnadul Imam Abi Hanifah for more.

In this book (and others) Imam Abu Hanifah’s (rahimahullah) chains for the Hadiths are also quoted.

Al-Muhaddith Shaykh ‘Abid Sindhi (rahimahullah) – the author of the recently published commentary on Musnadul Imam Abi Hanifah; entitled: Al-Mawahibul Latifah makes a point of highlighting those Hadiths of Imam Abu Hanifah (rahimahullah) that also appear in the famous six (and other) Hadith books.

Note: the above clearly dispels the myth about Imam Abu Hanifah (rahimahullah) only having very few Hadiths…

One should avoid such futile discussions.

 

And Allah Ta’ala Knows best,

 

Answered by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar

 

Checked by: Moulana Haroon Abasoomar