Imam Najm al-Deen Umar ibn Muhammad al-Nasafi is best known for his Matn in Aqeedah, which has a famous commentary by Imam al-Taftazani. However, he has other works that are useful to students. A book of Shari definitions and another on the scholars of Samarqand.

He is listed as one of the teachers of Imam al-Marghinani, the author of the celebrated Hanafi legal text, al-Hidayah. Imam Abu Hafs al-Nasafi is not to be mixed up with Abu al-Barakat al-Nasafi, the author of Kanz al-Daqaiq.