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The full name of Hadrat Sayyiduna Abu Jafer Qari Madani – may Allah be pleased with him – is Yazeed bin Qa’qa. When he was very young, he came in front of Ummul Mo’mineen, Sayyidah Umme Salmah – may Allah be pleased with her – and she kindly placed her blessed hands over his head as a token of blessing.
In the faculty of Qirah, Hadrat Sayyiduna Abu Jafer Qari Madani – may Allah be pleased with him – is considered as the Imam in Madina Shareef. This is the reason that he also became well known with the title of Qari. Even though he narrated very few Ahadith, yet, Imam ibn Mo’een, Imam Nisaa’i, Imam Abu Hatim – may Allah be pleased with them – consider him a most authentic narrator. He is among the Taaba’een and in the field of Hadith and a student of Hadrat Sayyiduna Abu Hurayrah, Hadrat Sayyiduna ibn ‘Umar, Hadrat Sayyiduna ibn Abbas – may Allah be pleased with them – etc. Eminent ‘Ulama such as Imam Malik, Imam Naaf’e bin Na’eem Qari, Imam Ubaidullah bin ‘Umar – may Allah be pleased with them – etc. have narrated Ahadith from him.
He was also considered an eminent Saint of his time and displayed many miracles. One of his miracles is that when they were performing his Janazah Salaah, the people noticed that the area around his heart appeared as a shining piece of paper. There was a strange light on this part of his body. When they saw this, they were certain that this was indeed the Nur of the Qur’an which was shining from his heart.
He spent his entire life teaching people the Qur’an. Some mention that he passed away in 127 A.H. and some mention that he passed away in 130 A.H. (Tahzeeb)