Sheikh Badr al-Din al-Hasani
(b. 1267 - d. 1354 H. / 1850-1935 CE)

"The muhaddith of Sham" – one of the last great memorisers of hadith. This Hanafi master had a photographic memory and used it to his utmost ability.   He lived a life of ascetic worship and teaching, with a handful of students receiving his full devotion.

Buried in Bab al-Saghir, a modern mosque is erected next to his grave.

With him is buried his son sheikh Yusuf al-Hsani (d. 1279 H), who succeded him as a head of Dar al-Hadith.

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