Author Archives: Talib Ghaffari

Daily practices in the Naqshbandi Path

A seeker who follows the Naqshbandi-Mujaddidi Sufi Path, should try best to follow the following daily practices regularly. These practices are additional, the first and foremost are the practices that are necessary in the Sharia, including five times prayer, sawm, … Continue reading

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Virtues of reciting the golden chain of the masters of Naqshbandi Path

Following passage is taken from the biography of Shaykh Ḥāfiẓ Abd al-Karīm Naqshbandī Mujaddidī (d.1355H / 1936) qaddas-Allāhu sirrahū of Rāwalpindī, Pakistan, who is author of the well known Sufi book “Hidāyat ul-Insān Ilā Sabīl il-Irfān” (Urdu). The biography is … Continue reading

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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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