The Four Imams

The four Muslim imams, Imam Abu Hanifa, Imam Malik, Imam Shafi and Imam Ahmad ibn Hanbal were all great Muslims and very important figures in the history of Islam. Their teachings laid the foundations of Islamic jurisprudence (fiqh).

To read more about their lives, click on the articles below.

Imam Abu Hanifa (Numan bin Thabit)
80 AH (699 CE) - 148 AH (765 CE)

Imam Malik ibn Anas
93 AH (711 CE) - 179 AH (795 CE)

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Imam Shafi (Muhammad ibn Idrees Ash-Shafi)
150 AH (767 CE) - 204 AH (819 CE)

Imam Ahmad ibn Hanbal
164 AH (780 CE) - 241 AH (855 CE)

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