He was born in Baghdad. He indulged in a scholarly and intellectual conversation. He gave his sermons in the second mosque and taught in the school of his ancestor, Sheikh Abd-ul-Qadir Jilani. Sheikh Izz-ud-Din writes that he was a scholarly speaker and had learnt from Saqri. He disappeared on 27th Rabi-ul-Awal, 681 AH and later his body was found in a well. He had a son named Sheikh Saif-ud-Din Yahyah.