Imam Muhammad bin Abdillah bin Muhammad bin Umar was sometimes referred to as Abu Hanifah al-Sagheer. He is regularly referenced in major works of the Hanafi Madhab and is an important source of Tarjeeh and Fatwa.

He is not to be confused with Imam Abu Jafar al-Tahawi. This is certainly possible because Imam al-Hinduwani is often referred to as al-Faqih Abu Jafar. They are both relatively early scholars of the Madhab too. Which may once again lead to confusion.

Imam Abu Jafar al-Faqih passed away 362 Hijri.