Hanafi (Lands of the former Caliphate from India to Egypt and Bosnia)
A legal school within the larger Sunnni Islam community, the Hanafi school looks to the work of Abu Hanafi (d.767). His approach dominated throughout the old Muslim empire (the Caliohate) based in the Middle East. It is the largest of the Sunni schools in terms of the number of adherents, and considered the most liberal of the several Sunni schools. It remains the dominant form of Islam from Egypt to India and from Bosnia to northeast Africa.