A Verified Chain that Imam ash-Shafi'i (r.a.) Sought Intercession at the Maqam of Imam Abu Hanifah (r.a.)

بِسۡمِ ٱللهِ ٱلرَّحۡمَـٰنِ ٱلرَّحِيمِ

Hafizh Khathib al-Baghdadi (r.a.) narrated, in Tarikh al-Baghdadi, that the truthful, swaduq, Qadhi al-Husayn ibn ‘Ali as-Saymari (r.a.) narrated to them, that the trustworthy, tsiqah, Imam ‘Umar ibn Ibrahim ibn Ahmad al-Muqri (r.a.) told him, that the trustworthy Shaykh Makram ibn Ahmad (r.a.) told them, that Shaykh ‘Umar ibn Ishaq ibn Ibrahim (r.a.) told them, that the trustworthy Shaykh ‘Ali ibn Maymun (r.a.) told them, “I heard ash-Shafi’i say, ‘I swear I seek the blessing of Abu Hanifah and come to his grave every day.  Whenever I have a certain need, I pray two rak’ah, then I come to his grave and ask Allah Most High for my need at his grave, and little time passes until it is fulfilled.’”


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