Name and Lineage: His name is Muhammad and kunyat is Abu Abdullah. His genealogy is like, Muhammad son of Hasan son of Farqad Shaybani. He is called Shaybani in relation to tribe Shayban.
Date of Birth: He was born in ‘Wasit’ in 132 AH. Then, his parents made the homeland to ‘Kufa’ and he brought up there.
Acquisition of Knowledge: He received the early education from a Madrasah that was close to his home or a specific teacher (as the teacher goes to the rich home for teaching their children). He went to Imam-ul-A’immah, Siraj-ul-Ummah, Imam-e-Azam Abu Hanifah رحمۃ اللہ تعالٰی علیہ. After the demise of Imam-e-Azamرحمۃ اللہ تعالٰی علیہ , he got the expertise in further knowledge and Fiqh from Hazrat Imam Abu Yousufرحمۃ اللہ تعالٰی علیہ . He went to Imam-e-Daar-ul-Hijrah Hazrat Imam Anas bin (son of) Malikرضی اللہ تعالٰی عنہ for getting the complete expertise in the knowledge of Hadith. Besides them, he gained the intellectual and spiritual benefits from several Sheikhs.
Character and Peculiarities: He was the teacher of Hadith and Fiqh, Imam and Jurist, worshipper, ascetic, generous, author of many books and holder of the great ranks. He derived the Shariah issues from the holy Quran and Hadith more than a hundred thousand. He wrote around thousand books. He taught the Islamic knowledge to the numerous people. Hazrat Imam Shafai رحمۃ اللہ تعالٰی علیہsuch paragon personality was included in them. He was very intelligent and wise person. He memorized the holy Quran just within seven days. Imam Shafai رحمۃ اللہ تعالٰی علیہsaid, “If Jews and Christians looked at the books of Imam Muhammad, they would accept the Islam without delay.” A Christian scholar studied the ‘Jaame’ Kabeer’ of Imam Muhammad رحمۃ اللہ تعالٰی علیہ, he immediately embraced Islam and then said, “If he claims to the Prophethood and presents that book as the miracle, nobody can compete him.
I thought, whose ummati (a follower) has such a glory, what will be the status of that Prophet صلی اللہ تعالٰی علیہ وسلم.” (Hadaiq-ul-Hanafiyah) یہ شان ہے خدمت گاروں کی (سرکار کا عالم کیا ہوگا (ﷺ
Imam Shafai رحمۃ اللہ تعالٰی علیہ said, ”ما رأیت اعقل ولا افقہ ولا ازھد ولا اورع ولا احسن نطقا ولا ایرادا من محمدن الحسن مارأیت افصح منہ و کنت اظن اذ رائتہ یقرء القرآن کان القران نزل بلغتہ۔“ “I never saw such a wise, Faqih, ascetic, pious, eloquent and the great debater like him and I had never seen anybody more eloquent speaker than him. When he would recite the Holy Quran, it seemed as if the Holy Quran was revealed in his language. (Tahzeeb-ul-Asma by Navavi)
Demise: He passed away in ‘Ray’ on Monday, 14 Jamadi-al Thani 189 AH/ 16 May 805 AD.
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