Category Archives: Masha’ikh

Masha’ikh: Scholars, Sufis and Awliya

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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Books related to Mawlid written by Naqshbandi scholars

Hundreds, rather thousands of books and treatises have been authored by a vast number of Sunni scholars on the topic of Mawlid (Mīlād) for many centuries. There are indices of such works available (one index in Urdu, a list in … Continue reading

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Sayyid Wilayat Shah Hamdani

Hadrat Sayyid Wilāyat Shāh Hamdānī Bilāwalī was one of the blessed deputies of Khwāja Muhammad Sirāj ad-Dīn Naqshbandī Mujaddidī of Mūsā Zaī Sharīf, Pakistan. He lived in village Danda Shāh Bilāwal, established by one of his pious great-grandfathers. He was … 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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Mawlana Ghulam Husain Kanpuri Naqshbandi Mujaddidi

Hadhrat Mawlānā Qārī Ghulām Husain Kānpurī Naqshbandī Mujaddidī was one of the notable deputies of Khwāja Muhammad Sirāj ad-Dīn Naqshbandī (1297-1333 AH) of Mūsā Zaī Sharīf, Derā Ismāīl Khān district, Pakistan. He was a notable scholar of Islamic sciences. He … Continue reading

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Sayyid Barkat-Ali Shah Naqshbandi Mujaddidi (d.1345 AH)

The venerable Sayyid Abū-Muhammad Barkat-ʻAlī Shāh Azharī  ʻUthmānī Naqshbandī Mujaddidī quddisa sirruhū was one of the prominent deputies of Khwāja Muhammad Sirāj ad-Dīn Naqshbandī (1297-1333 AH) of Mūsā Zaī Sharīf, Pakistan. Biography of Sayyid Barkat Alī Shāh He was born … Continue reading

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Pir Ghulam Hasan Suwag Naqshbandi Mujaddidi (d.1358H)

Hadhrat Mawlānā Pīr Ghulām-Hasan Siwāg (or Suwāg) was one of the notable deputies of Khwāja Muhammad Sirāj ad-Dīn Naqshbandī Mujaddidī (1297-1333 AH) of Mūsā Zaī Sharīf. He was born in a village called Dagar Siwāg, Layyah district, Pakistan, in the … Continue reading

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Mawlana Abu as-Sad Ahmad Khan Naqshbandi Mujaddidi (d.1360H)

Mawlānā Abū as-Saʿd Aḥmad Khān Naqshbandī Mujaddidī was one of the most prominent deputies of Shaykh Muḥammad Sirāj ad-Dīn Naqshbandī of Mūsā Zaī Sharīf, district Derā Ismāīl Khān, Pakistan. He was initially murid of Sayyid Laʿal Shāh Hamdānī (d.1313H) who … Continue reading

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Khwaja Abdul Khaliq Ghujdawani (435-575 AH)

Hadhrat Khwaja Abd al-Khaliq al-Ghujdawani qaddas-Allahu sirrahu was born on 22 Sha’ban 435 AH in Ghujdawan near Bukhara (modern-day Uzbekistan). He passed away on 12 Rabi’ al-Awwal 575 AH in his hometown Ghujdawan, near Bukhara (Uzbekistan), where his tomb is … Continue reading

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Khalifa Mawlana Sa’d-Allah Soomro Naqshbandi (1876-1956)

Hadhrat Mawlānā Shaykh Sa’d-Allāh Soomro Naqshbandī Mujaddidī quddisa sirruhū (may his secret be sanctified) was a deputy of Hadhrat Khwāja Fazal Alī Qureshī quddisa sirruhū and also of Shaykh Abd al-Ghaffār Fazalī Naqshbandī quddisa sirruhū. He was born circa 1876 … Continue reading

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