Category Archives: Iran

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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Shaykh Abu Ali Farmadi (434-511 AH)

Hadhrat Shaykh Abū-Alī Fadl ibn Muhammad al-Fārmadī at-Tūsī qaddasa-Allāhu sirrahū (may Allāh sanctify his secret) was a great master of Sufism in the fourth century AH. He received spiritual secrets by the Uwaisi method from Shaykh Abul-Hasan Kharaqānī quddisa sirruhū. He … Continue reading

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Khwaja Yusuf Hamdani (440-535 AH)

His excellency Khwāja Yūsuf Hamdānī was an exalted Sufi shaykh of Central Asia. He was the most qualified scholar and jurist and the ultimate spiritual guide in that region and the mentor of renowned Sufi masters. His deputies founded the … Continue reading

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Shaykh Abul Hasan Kharaqani (352-425 H)

Hazrat Sayyidinā Alī bin Ahmad Khwājā Abul Hasan Kharaqānī quddis sirruhū (352-425 AH) was one of the greatest Sufi masters ever born. He was a spiritual student of Sultān al-Ārifīn Khwājā Bāyazīd Bastāmī, though he was born in 325 AH … Continue reading

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Sultan al-Arifin Khwaja Bayazid Bustami (136-261 H)

Hazrat Khwājā Bāyazīd Bastāmī, known as Sultān al-Ārifīn, king of the Awliya, may Allah’s mercy be showered upon him forever, was born in 136 AH (753/754 CE) and passed away on 15 Sha’bān 261 AH (24/25 May 875 CE). He … Continue reading

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Shaykh Abul Qasim Gurgani (380-450 AH)

Hazrat Shaykh Abul-Qāsim ibn Alī ibn Abdullāh Gurgānī (380-450 AH), (Persian: ابو القاسم گورگانی) qaddasa-Allāhu sirrahū (may Allāh sanctify his secret) was a glorious Sufi master and gnostic of the secrets of Almighty. He is one of the grand shaykhs … Continue reading

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