Al-Miqdad b. 'Abd Allah al-Hilli

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Miqdad b. 'Abd Allah b. Muhammad Hilli Suyyuri (d. 826\1423) was a Shi'a jurist and theologian, known as Fadil Miqdad. He was born to a family from Bani Asad tribe in Suyyur, a village of Hilla, Iraq. After passing scholarly levels and obtaining spiritual virtues, he moved to Najaf, and stayed there to the end of his life. Al-Shahid al-Awwal was one of his most famous students. Abu al-Hasan Ali b. Hillal al-Jaza'iri, Shaykh Muhammad b. Shuja' Qattan known as Ibn Qattan, and Hasan b. Rashid Hilli were among his students.

Biography

Abu 'Abd Allah Miqdad b. Muhammad b. Husayn b. Muhammad Suyuri Hilli Asadi Gharawi, known as Fadil Miqdad and Fadil Suyyuri was one of the great personalities of Shi’a and expert in both intellectual and narrative sciences. He was a notable jurist and a worthful theologian. Biographers who wrote about him admired and praised him.

Although, he had a high status among Shi’a scholars, and his books were very common in various fields; not much have been reported from his life. What has been reported is that he was a resident of Suyyur (a village of Hilla, Iraq); he was from Bani Asad tribe and lived in Iraq; when Al-Shahid al-Awwal immigrated to Najaf, he attended his classes; he passed away in 826\1423 and was buried in Najaf.

Students

  • Abu al-Hasan Ali b. Hillal al-Jaza'iri
  • Shaykh Shams al-Din Muhammad b. Shuja' Qattan Ansari Hilli, known as Ibn Qattan author of the book Ma'alim al-Din fi Fiqh Al Yasin
  • Radi al- Din 'Abd al-Malik b. Shams al-Din Ishaq b. 'Abd al-Malik b. Muhammad b. Muhammad b. Fathan Hafiz Qumi
  • Shaykh Zayn al-Din Ali b. Hasan b. 'Alali Shaykh Hasan b. Rashid Hilli

Works