Abu Haneefa was an Islamic scholar and an expert on Islamic law. His juristic pronouncements have held sway over the entire Muslim world for almost twelve centuries. His popularity to this day can be gauged by the fact that no other Muslim scholar has as many biographies written of him as Abu Haneefa. He had extraordinary intelligence and acumen, which he put to good use. Abu Haneefa compiled judgments on over a hundred thousand issues, a huge undertaking which took him a period of no less than 30 years. This was a difficult task as there was no prior example of this kind of undertaking. The credit of founding the principles of Fiqh (Islamic jurisprudence) also goes to Abu Haneefa. His compilation of issues on various aspects of Islam and their Fiqhi solutions received great acclaim throughout the Islamic world during his lifetime. His biggest achievement is collective and consultative Islamic legislation, which had no parallel at his time and was a futuristic effort to find Shariah solutions to everyday problems.