Al-Sayyid Muhiyudin Abu Muhammad Abdal Qadir Al-Jilani Al-Hasani Wal-Hussaini (born the first day of Ramadan, 470, in the town of Na'if, district of Gilan, Ilam Province, Persia, was a Persian Hanbali jurist and Sufi based in Baghdad.
Death and burial Al Gilani died in the evening of Saturday 1166 (11 Rabi'us sani 561AH) at the age of ninety-one years (by the Islamic calendar). His body was entombed in a shrine within his madrassa in Babul-Sheikh, Resafa (East bank of the Tigris) in Baghdad, Iraq. During the reign of the Safavid Shah Ismail I, Gilani's shrine was destroyed, however in 1535 the Ottoman Sultan Suleiman had a turba built over the shrine, which exists to this day. [From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia]