Abu Yusuf

Islamic jurist

730   -   798

country of citizenship: Umayyad Caliphate, Abbasid Caliphate
language of expression: Arabic
occupation: qadi, Mujtahid, philosopher
position held: judge
student of: Abū Ḥanīfa, Shu'ba Ibn al-Ḥajjāj

Yaqub ibn Ibrahim al-Ansari, better known as Abu Yusuf (Arabic: أبو يوسف‎) (d.798) was a student of jurist Abu Hanifah (d.767) who helped spread the influence of the Hanafi school of Islamic law through his writings and the government positions he held. He served as the chief judge (qadi al-qudat) during reign of Harun al-Rashid. His most famous work was Kitab al-Kharaj, a treatise on taxation and fiscal problems of the state.
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