Author Archives: Talib Ghaffari

Amir al-Muminin Imam Hasan ibn Ali (49, Madinah)

Commander of the Faithful Imām Ḥasan Mujtabā ʿalaihi as-salām was the elder grandson of the Prophet ṣall-Allāhu ʿalaihi wa-sallam from his youngest daughter Sayyida Fāṭima ʿalayhā as-salām, and son of Imām ʿAlī Murtaḍā ʿalayhi as-salām. He was born on 15 … Continue reading

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Imam Musa Kazim (186, Iraq)

Imām Mūsā Kāẓim ʿalaihi as-salām was the seventh Imām in the Golden Chain of twelve Imams. His epithet was Abu’l-Ḥasan and Abū-Ibrāhīm, and title was Kāẓim. He was the son and successor of Imām Jaʿfar Ṣādiq. He was born at … Continue reading

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Imam Ali Rida (203, Iran)

Imām ʿAlī Riḍā ʿalaihi as-salām was the eighth Imām in the Golden Chain of twelve Imams. His epithet was Abu’l-Ḥasan and title was Riḍā. He was the son and successor of Imām Mūsā Kāẓim. He was born in Madīnah on … Continue reading

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Imam Muhammad Taqi (220, Iraq)

Imām Muḥammad Taqī al-Jawwād ʿalaihi as-salām was the ninth Imām in the Golden Chain of twelve Imams. His epithet was Abū-Jaʿfar and titles were Taqī and Jawwād. He was the son and successor of Imām ʿAlī Riḍā. He was born … Continue reading

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Imam Ali Hadi (254, Iraq)

Imām ʿAlī Hādī ʿalaihi as-salām was the tenth Imām in the Golden Chain. His epithet was Abu’l-Ḥasan, and his titles include Hādī, Naqī and ʿAskarī. He was the son and successor of Imām Muḥammad Taqī. He was born in Madīnah … Continue reading

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Imam Hasan Askari (260 AH, Iraq)

Imām Ḥasan ibn ʿAlī ʿAskarī ʿalaihi as-salām was the eleventh Imām in the Golden Chain. He was the son and successor of Imām ʿAlī Hādī. His first name was Ḥasan and his epithet was Abū-Muḥammad. His titles include Zakī and … Continue reading

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Imam Muhammad ibn Hasan Askari (Madinah)

The twelfth Imām in the Golden Chain was Imām Muḥammad ibn Ḥasan ʿalaihi as-salām, son and successor of Imām Ḥasan ʿAskarī. His epithet was Abu’l-Qāsim. He was born in the month of Shaʾbān 255 or 256 AH in Sāmarrā, Iraq. … Continue reading

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Mulla Abdullah Ilahi Ahrari (896H, Greece)

The venerable master Khwāja Mullā ʿAbdullāh Ilāhī Aḥrārī qaddas-Allāhu sirrahū (may Allah sanctify his secret) was a celebrated master of the Naqshbandī Ṣūfī Path, an illustrious saint, a distinguished Gnostic, and was a distinguished deputy of Khwāja ʿUbaydu’llāh Aḥrār raḍiyAllāhu … Continue reading

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Sayyida Sukayna bint al-Husayn (117 AH, Madinah)

Sayyida (our mistress) Sukayna was a blessed daughter of our master Imām Ḥusayn ibn ʿAlī ibn Abī-Ṭālib and Lady Rabāb, may Allāh be pleased with them all, and a princess of the family of the Prophet ṣall-Allāhu ʿalaihi wa-sallam. She … Continue reading

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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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