Shaykh Hammād Al-Ansāri said:

Muqbil al-Wādi’i was my student . And once I told him ; I hope that you will become for Yemen what Ash-Shawkāni was for Yemen.

And i have never seen a student that strove to knowledge like him (Muqbil)

[Tarjumah ‘Allaamah Hammād Al-Ansāri – 2/606]