Author Archives: Talib Ghaffari

Majzub Salik: A distinctive quality of the Naqshbandi Sufi Path

One of the sublime qualities of the Naqshbandi tarīqah, that distinguishes it from all other Sufi paths, is the initial Jazba that precedes Sulūk. Jazba means passion, the plural is Jazbāt (passions). It is an emotional quality that takes a … Continue reading

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An incident of “Istighatha”: Using Intermediaries and Intercessors

(Written by Shaykh Gibril Fouad Haddad, reproduced with permission) In SP AH wrote: One night, the Prophet of Allah ﷺ may Allah bless him and grant him peace – was in his house and was heard to proclaim ‘I am … Continue reading

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Tawajjuh, Tasawwur, Suhba, Rabita

(Written by Shaykh Gibril Fuad Haddad, reproduced with permission) Wa ʻalaykum as-Salām wa rahmatullāh wa barakātuh: Is the concept of tawajjuh a common and accepted practice in Sūfī Tarīqahs? By Tawajuuh I don’t mean during the prayer towards the qibla. … Continue reading

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Some points about content copyrights

Today I noticed a blog on that had copied many posts from my blog, without even mentioning my name or linking to the original posts. Although I believe that Islamic content should not be copyrighted strictly, and copying others’ … Continue reading

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Naqshbandi Order in Bosnia and Herzegovina

The country that is now called Bosnia and Herzegovina, informally called Bosnia, is located in the Balkan region of Europe. The modern state became independent in 1992. The capital and the largest city of Bosnia is Sarajevo. The history of … Continue reading

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The superiority of Abu-Bakr Siddiq over other Sahaba

It is a collective agreement [Ijmāʻ] of the scholars of Ahl as-Sunnah wal-Jamāʻh that the greatest person in this Ummah is Abū Bakr, then ʿUmar, then ʿUs̱mān and then ʿAlī, radiyAllahu anhum. The greatest Sufi masters have also affirmed this … Continue reading

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The Dogs of Hell: Destruction of mosques and Muslim shrines by the Wahhabi terrorists of ISIL

ISIL, in Arabic: Daesh (داعش), proclaims to be a Sunni caliphate in the middle east. The hypocrite Western Media label them as “Sunni extremists” instead of “Wahhabi terrorists”, in a propaganda against peace-loving and Sufism-oriented Sunni Muslims. But if we … Continue reading

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Naqshbandi Order in Syria

The Naqshbandī Order has been one of the most vibrant Sufi orders in Syria until today. There have been several prominent Naqshbandī Sufi masters in Syria. Pre-Mujaddidi era The earliest encounter of the Naqshbandī Sufi masters and Syria is probably … Continue reading

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Sayyid Muhammad Jeeal Shah Jilani Naqshbandi Mujaddidi (1947-2015)

Pīr Sayyid Muḥammad Jīʿal Shāh Jīlānī Naqshbandī Mujaddidī raḥmatullāhi ʿalayhi passed away in the night preceding 11th August 2015 (26 Shawwāl 1436 AH), being close to 68 years. He was one of the most beloved deputies of the renowned Sufi … Continue reading

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Shaykh Yusuf of Macassar (d.1109 AH)

Shaykh Yūsuf al-Makassarī Naqshbandī Khalwatī qaddas-Allāhu sirrah ul-ʿazīz (1626-1699), also called Sheikh Yusuf of Macassar, is known to be the first person who established Islam in South Africa in the seventeenth century. He was originally from Indonesia and a follower … Continue reading

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