Author Archives: Talib Ghaffari

Ḥājī Khair Muḥammad ʿAbbāsī Naqshbandī Bakhshī Ṭāhirī (d. 2011)

Ḥaḍrat Ḥājī Khair Muḥammad ʿAbbāsī Naqshbandī Bakhshī Ṭāhirī raḥmatu’llāhi ʿalayhi was a venerable saint and Ṣūfī of the Naqshbandī Mujaddidī Order in Hyderabad, Sindh, Pakistan. He was born in a town called Abrāl, Thatta district, Sindh, Pakistan. At young age, … Continue reading

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Shaykh Shahab ad-Din Dimyati Shafii Misri

The great scholar, jurist, author, Qārī and master of the Naqshbandī Order, Shaykh Shahāb ad-Dīn Aḥmad ibn Muḥammad Dimyāṭī Shāfiʿī Miṣrī, popular as Bannā, was probably the first shaykh of the Naqshbandī Path in Egypt. He was born in the … Continue reading

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Sharīf Ismāʿīl Sinnārī Ḥusaynī Mālikī Sūdānī

Sharīf Sayyid Ismāʿīl ibn Taqādim Jaʿfarī Sinnārī Mālikī Naqshbandī Mujaddidī was the first master who brought the Naqshbandī Order into Sudan and from there it also spread to Egypt. He was born 1216 AH in the region of Bahr el … Continue reading

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Shaykh Uthman Jalandhari

Ḥaḍrat Shaykh ʿUthmān Jālandharī was one of the perfected deputies of Khwāja Bāqī Billāh Dahlawī quddisa-sirruhū. Shaykh ʿUthmān is rather an obscure figure in the biographies of Khwāja Bāqī Billāh and other historical works. Ḥaḍrāt al-Quds and Zubdat al-Maqāmāt do … Continue reading

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Pir Sayyid Muhammad Rashid Qadri Naqshbandi Sindhi (1171-1234 AH)

Ḥaḍrat Pīr Sayyid Muḥammad Rāshid Qādrī Naqshbandī Sindhī qaddas-Allāhu sirrahū (may Allah sanctify his secret) was one of the most celebrated Sufi masters in Sindh (now Pakistan). He was the founder of the Rāshidī Sufi order that spread to Sindh, … Continue reading

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The Noble Five (Aal al-Aba / Panjtan) and the Naqshbandi masters

Āl al-ʿabā (آل العبا) or Ahl al-Kisāʾ (اهل الكساء), in Persian/Urdu: Panjtan Pāk (پنجتن پاک) is a Islamic term, literally meaning the people of the cloak, that refers to the five purified and exalted souls that include the excellencies the … Continue reading

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Sayyid Adam Bannuri: a great wali in the Naqshbandi Order

Ḥaḍrat Sayyid Ādam Ḥusainī Bannūrī quddisa-sirruhū was one of the well known deputies of Imām Rabbānī Shaykh Aḥmad Fārūqī Sirhindī. His spiritual legacy still lives on in the form of many active branches of his Order spread across the world. … Continue reading

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Makhdum Adam Thattvi Sindhi Naqshbandi Mujaddidi

Ḥaḍrat Shaikh Makhdūm Ādam Thattvī Sindhī Naqshbandī Mujaddidī qaddas-Allāhu sirrahū (may Allah sanctify his secret) was the first Sufi master of the Naqshbandī order who spread this sacred order in Sindh. Before him, there had been a few Naqshbandī Sufi … Continue reading

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A unique chain of authority in the Mujaddidi order

The Mujaddidi order is the most widespread branch of the Naqshbandi order, and perhaps the only living branch. It was started by the great Mujaddid Imām Rabbānī Hadhrat Shaykh Aḥmad Sirhindī Fārūqī (971-1034 AH) raḍiy-Allahu ‘anhu (may Allah be pleased … Continue reading

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Mawlana Ghulam Muhiy-ad-Din Qusoori: Life and writings

Hadhrat Mawlānā Khwāja Ghulām Muhiy-ad-Din Qusoori Siddiqi Naqshbandi Mujaddidi qaddas-Allāhu sirrahu was one of the chief deputies of the great Indian Naqshbandi master Shāh Ghulām Ali Dihlawi quddisa-sirruhu. He was from the descendants of the first caliph of Islam Sayyidinā … Continue reading

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