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Over 100 Sunni scholars declare Wahhabis to be outside mainstream Sunni Islam – Chechnya

An International conference of Sunni scholars was held in Grozny, Chechnya, attended by more than 100 renowned Islamic scholars and Sufi shaykhs who came from Russia, Syria, Turkey, India, Egypt, Jordan, South Africa, United Kingdom and other countries. Shaykh Ahmed … Continue reading

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Mawlana Muhammad Hashim Bagharvi Naqshbandi (-1896)

Mawlānā Muhammad Hāshim Baghārvī Naqshbandī Mujaddidī qaddas-Allāhu sirrahū was one of the noble deputies of the venerated Sufi saint Khwāja Muhammad ʻUthmān Dāmānī of Mūsā Zaī Sharīf, Dera Ismāʻīl Khān, Pakistan. He was initiated in the Spiritual Path by Khwāja … Continue reading

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Makhdum Abul Qasim Naqshbandi Thattvi (1138 AH)

The venerable Makhdūm Abul-Qāsim Thattvī Naqshbandī Mujaddidī was one of the illustrated saints and Sufi masters of the Naqshbandī Path in Sindh during the early eighteenth century. He was a murīd of Makhdūm Ādam Thattvī and a deputy of Khwāja … Continue reading

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Dates of demise of the Awliya in Gregorian calendar

Following are some of the verified dates of demise of the well known Islamic saints in Gregorian calendar. Since most of the recorded dates are in Hijri calendar, there is no standard way to translate it in Gregorian calendar without … Continue reading

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Malfuzat (speeches) of Shaykh Fazal Ali Qureshi Naqshbandi

Following are some of the malfūzāt (speeches and advice) of Hadrat Shaykh Fazal Alī Qureshī Naqshbandī Mujaddidī qaddasAllāhu sirrahū (d.1935). Most of them are translated roughly from the published Malfūzāt of the shaykh which were written by his chief khalīfa … 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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Some points about content copyrights

Today I noticed a blog on Blogspot.com 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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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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Muraqabah and tawajjuh

Murāqabah and tawajjuh [1] In the pre-Mujaddidī Naqshbandī Order, tawajjuḥ (facing) and murāqabah (controlling) were nearly used as identical terms. ʿAlā al-Dīn al-ʿAṭṭār told his student ʿAbdullāh Imām-ī Iṣfahānī, that tawajjuh is an issue of the heart and that everyone … Continue reading

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