Posted on 06/28/2012 by __socrates

NU’MAN. نعمان
The name of several of the Kings of Hira. Numan V is celebrated in the annals of the history of Arabia, because his reign approached close upon the rise of Islam, and he was the patron of several poets of renown, who have celebrated his name. (See Muir’s Life of Mahomet, 1st ed. Intro. p. clxxxi.)
Nu’man is also the popular title of the Imam Abit Hanifah. [HANIFAH.]

Based on Hughes, Dictionary of Islam