He was capable of dictating it all from memory

Reference: Siyar A’laam an-Nubalaa – Volume 19, Page 85

[Regarding Abu Bakr al-Hamawee], Abu ‘Alee as-Sadafee said:

He was pious, and an ascetic.

As for [his knowledge of] fiqh, then it used to be said:

‘If the math.hab of ash-Shaafi’ee disappeared, he was capable of dictating it [all] from memory.’

Abu 'Abdullaah

About Abu 'Abdullaah

– from London, UK. He is a graduate of the Islaamic University of Madeenah, having graduated from the Institute of Arabic Language, and later the Faculty of Sharee’ah in 2004.