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Hadrat Sayyiduna Abdullah bin Ghalib Hadaani – may Allah be pleased with him – was an eminent Saint and Muhaddith who lived in Basrah. He is also among the students of Hadrat Sayyiduna Abu Sa’eed Khudri – may Allah be pleased with him. It is mentioned that he used to perform one hundred rak’ah of Chaast Salaah.
At the same time, Hadrat Sayyiduna Abdullah bin Ghalib Hadaani – may Allah be pleased with him – used to perform his Salaah with such immense concentration and sincerity and a person named Sa’eed bin Yazeed mentions that one day he saw this Saint go into sajdah. At the same time, there was a person who was standing on a bridge in Basrah and went to purchase some hay. The person purchased the hay from the city and returned to the bridge but the amazing thing is that the Saint was still in the state of Sajdah.
Yahya bin Saeed mentions that this Saint was martyred on the 8th of Zul-Hajj 83 A.H. After they buried Hadrat Sayyiduna Abdullah bin Ghalib Hadaani – may Allah be pleased with him – a very sweet fragrance appeared from his blessed grave with the result that many people started to take some of this sand back to their homes. On many occasions sand had to be replaced in his blessed in grave. In spite of this, the fragrance continued to appear from his blessed grave. (Tahzeeb)