Report Attempts Of Refutation The Book About Ibn Saba in Shia/Sunni Dialogue Posted October 3, 2014 Imam hanbal might have counted in Ali as fourth but it was the Iraqi abu hanifa who was most likely the most pro-Alid of all their Imams given some of his Iraqi tutors were companions of Ali himself That may be accurately in the political sense. As far as the Hanafi fiqh is concerned it is far removed from the teachings of Aale Muhammad. But then again, the disciples of Abu Hanifa over-ruled the opinions of their teacher. Abu Yusuf became a satrap of the Abbasids, the Hanafi school then transformed itself to a sort of government rubber stamp. Kufa is not always 100% Shii'. There are the rich loyalist who would go to any extent in following the Ummayad caliphs and the Abbasids. Abu Hanifa is famous for being silent on Yazeed ibn Mawiya, that must explain many things. The only sincere Sunni school is that of the Madinan Imam Malik, for whom i have special regard. Imam Malik has been sincere to the teachings of Islam and stood up for Ahlul Bayt.