The mere sight of him would evoke others to remember Allaah

Reference: Siyar A’laam an-Nubalaa – Volume 10, Page 257

Hamdaan ibn Sahl al-Balkhee said:

Other than al-Qa’nabee (rahima-hullaah), I have not seen anyone who by the mere sight of them they would evoke others to remember Allaah Ta’aala.

If he were to pass by a gathering [of people] they would say: [لا إله إلا الله].

And it was said that he was called a monk due to his worship and excellence.

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. He currently resides in Birmingham, UK.