Al-Hafiz Abdal Ghani Al-Maqdisi (d.600AH)
Attained Healing by Touching
Imam Ahmed Ibn Hanbel’s (ra) Grave
Abu Muhammad `Abdul-Ghani al-Maqdisi (b.541AH/d.600AH)
He is the Shaikh, the Imam, the `Alim, the Zahid, the Hafidh, Taqi ud-Din Abu Muhammad `Abdul Ghani ibn `Abdul-Wahid ibn `Ali ibn Surur Al-Hanbali Al-Maqdisi.
He was a renowned theologian and one of the greatest Hanbali scholars of his age. He was also a direct descent of `Umar Al-Faruq, the second khalifah of the Muslims.
Imam `Abdul Ghani Al-Maqdisi was born in the city of Jama`il (in today’s Palestine) in the year 541 AH (1146 AD), on the outskirts of Jerusalem.
The Scholar and His Students
Scholars from the four corners of the Earth flocked to see him, hanging on his every word and taking copious notes in the lectures that he gave some three times a week.
His students include many, but perhaps the most important of them was Imam Muwaffaq ud-Din Ibn Qudamah, who transmitted many of his documents as well as chains of transmission in the six hadith collections.
Later Life and Death
Thus in addition to being a towering figure in Hanbali fiqh, beginning to advanced theology, Imam `Abdul Ghani was an accomplished master and commentator on ahadith and their sub-sciences.
He would later die in the year 600 AH (AD 1203), having lived a rich and beneficial life that produced books and students that today the entire Ummah of the Muslims still benefits from in manifold ways. May Allah bless this Imam and give him admittance into the highest palisades of the Paradise.
Al-Haafidh Abdul-Ghaniyy al-Maqdisi (d. 600H)
He is: al-Imaam al-Haafidh Abu Muhammad Abdul-Ghaniyy bin Abdul-Waahid bin Alee bin Suroor Ibn Raafi’ bin Hussain bin Ja’far al-Maqdisi al-Jammaa’eelee, then ad-Dimashqi, and he has also been given the appellation “Taqiyy ud-Deen”. […]
The creed of al-Haafidh Abdul-Ghaniyya is Sunni, Salafi, Athari, and he was upon the way of the Salaf of affirming the Names and Attributes whilst negating tashbeeh and takyeef from them – and this is what subjected him to trial at the hands of the innovators.
He died on Monday, 23rd of Rabee al-Awwal in the year 600H, and was buried in al-Quraafah in Egypt, the next day, and he left as a legacy to his son, Abu Moosaa which was: “To safeguard the knowledge of the science of hadeeth in which he tired himself in compiling and supporting, and the taqwaa of Allaah, the Most High, and safeguarding the obedience to Him”.
Refer to “al-Iqtisaad fil-I’tiqaad”, pp. 9-56, tahqeeq Ahmad bin Atiyyah al-Ghaamidee, 1st edition, 1993, Maktabah al-Uloom wal-Hikam, Madinah, KSA.”
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Al-Hafiz Abdal Ghani al-Maqdisi and how he attained healing by touching the grave of Imam Ahmed ibn Hanbal page, 372- (above scans from page:380-385) Here
Imam Ibn Qudama al-Maqdisi and his advice on performing Tawassul page, 389 Here
Imam Ahmed ibn Hanbal and his use of the blessed Prophetic hair during his inquisition for tabarruk page, 394 Here
Imam Shafii seeks to gain Barkat (Blessing) from Imam Ahmed’sblessed Shirt (Tabarruk)
Imam Shafi’s Tawasul through Grave of Imam Abu Hanifah
Narration of Malik al-Dar – Response to Objections Here
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