HIS EXCELLENCE: He was the perfect example of his illustrious predecessors. He was born around the year 155 Hijri in Baghdad Shareef.He was the Imaam of the Ahle Tasawwuf and he possessed in-depth knowledge. He was a huge mountain of knowledge, yet he was blessed with kindness.
He was was also Tabbe Taabi’een. He was amongst the first persons to openly spread the knowledge of Tasawwuf in Iraq. Various great Shaiekhs of Baghdad were blessed with being in his Silsila. He was also the maternal uncle, and the Peer-o-Murshid of Hazrat Junaid-e-Baghdadi [Rahmatul Laah Alaieh]
Who said “I did not see any person as Kaamil (perfect) as my Peer-o-Murshid.” It was his habit, that he performed on thousand Rakaats of nafil salaah daily.
GEMS OF WISDOM : * An Aarif is like the sun with its beauty and qualities, for its light passes over all. He is like the earth, that it holds the weight of the entire creation. He is like the water, through which the hearts gain life, and he is like fire that the entire domain is brightened by him. *
WISAAL : Hazrat Junaid-e-Baghdadi [Rahmatul Laah Alaieh]) says, “I went to visit him when he took ill. There was a fan kept close to him, so I used it to fan him. He then said, ‘O Junaid! Put it down. Fire is more powerful than wind.’ I then asked him about his condition and asked him to advise me, and he said, ‘Do not be diverted from the love of Allaah [Ta’aalaa] through the companionship of the people.’ He then passed from this world traveling into the hereafter.? He passed away on a Tuesday, the 13th of Ramadaan, 253 Hijri at the age of 98, in Baghdad Shareeef.
MAZAAR SHAREEF : His Mazaar Shareef is in Baghdad Shareef in a place called Shawneez