Abdul Waahid Bin Zaid has been quoted in Fazail-e-Sadaqat,[page needed] (a book by Mawlana Zakaria) as receiving advice from a Christian monk. He is also reported to have received education from Imam Abu Hanifah.
His year of birth is unknown but is said to be on 176, 177, or 186 Hijri. The month is said to be 27th of Safar. His shrine is in Basrah, Iraq.