Al-Suyuti also narrates from Ibn al-Mubarak who recited the following poem:
The imam of the Muslims, Abu Hanifah, has surely decorated the lands and those in them,
With traditions and understanding of hadiths, the effects of which are like characters on a page,
There is none like him in the lands of the east and the lands of the west, and nor in Kufa,
I saw those who belittle him foolish, they are in opposition of the truth equipped with weak proofs.