Han·​a·​fi ˈha-nə-(ˌ)fē How to pronounce Hanafi (audio)
: of or relating to an orthodox school of Sunni Muslim jurisprudence followed especially in southern and central Asia

Word History


Arabic ḥanafī, from Abū Ḥanīfa †767 Muslim jurist

First Known Use

1913, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Hanafi was in 1913

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“Hanafi.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Hanafi. Accessed 23 Jul. 2024.

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