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This star of Islam was born in the second year of the Khilafat of Hadrat Sayyiduna ‘Umar – may Allah be pleased with him. Hadrat Sayyiduna Sa’eed bin Musayyib – may Allah be pleased with him – was born in the city of Madina Shareef. He was a master of Hadith and Islamic Law and considered a great Zaahid, extremely pious and noble. He was also a personal student of Hadrat Sayyiduna Abu Hurayrah – may Allah be pleased with him – and other eminent Ashaab. There are numerous and powerful scholars of Islam that were his students, these included giants such as Imam Zahri, Imam Makhul – may Allah be pleased with them, etc.
One of his favourite students, Imam Makhul – may Allah be pleased with him – admits that he had crossed the entire Muslim continent, but could not find someone who was so expert in Ahadith as Hadrat Sayyiduna Sa’eed bin Musayyib – may Allah be pleased with him. He also had a royal air about him and displayed immense awe. In fact, his blessed face was the face of someone who displayed Divine Manifestation. In fact, even sultans and high government officials never entered his gathering without first seeking permission.
There are numerous miracles which have been attributed to Hadrat Sayyiduna Sa’eed bin Musayyib – may Allah be pleased with him. He performed forty Hajj. For forty years, he never missed Salaah with congregation. For thirty years, he heard the Adhan while he was inside the Masjid (waiting for Salaah). For nearly fifty years, he performed the Fajr Salaah with the Wudu of the Esha Salaah. He passed away in 93 A.H. (Tabqaat She’raani)