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[han-uh-fee] /ˈhæn ə fi/
noun, Islam.
one of the four schools of Islamic law, founded by Abu Hanifa.
Compare Hanbali, Maliki, Shafiʿi.
Origin of Hanafi
< Arabic Ḥanafī, derivative of name of founder Abū Ḥanīfah
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  • The Hanafi and Shfi' churches were represented, and in front of their respective representatives sat the Governor.

    Jm Frederick Hadland Davis

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