Category Archives: Masha’ikh

Masha’ikh: Scholars, Sufis and Awliya

Khalifa Mawlana Abd al-Wahid Bhutto Naqshbandi (1880-1953)

Hadhrat Khalīfa Shaykh Abd al-Wāhid Bhutto Naqshbandī Mujaddidī (1880-1953) 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. His father was … Continue reading

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Mawlana Abd as-Sattar Naqshbandi Fazali

Hadhrat Mawlānā Shaykh Abd as-Sattār Naqshbandī Mujaddidī Fazalī quddisa sirruhū (may his secret be sanctified) was one of the deputies of Hadhrat Shaykh Fazal Alī Qureshī Naqshbandī (1854-1935) quddisa sirruhū. He was younger brother of Hadhrat Shaykh Abd al-Ghaffār Naqshbandī … Continue reading

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Khwaja Arif Riwgari (616 AH)

Hadhrat Khwāja Ārif Riwgarī, may Allāh sanctify his secret, was the deputy of Hadhrat Khwāja Abd al-Khāliq Ghujdawānī quddisa sirruhū. He was born in a village called Riwgar, about fifteen miles from Bukhārā, Uzbekistān. Khwāja Abd al-Khāliq had four deputies. … Continue reading

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Khwaja Mahmood Anjir Faghnawi (628-717 AH)

Hadhrat Khwāja Mahmūd Anjīr-Faghnawī, may Allah be pleased with him, was born in a village called Anjīr-Faghnī, located near Wābakna, close to Bukhārā (now Uzbekistān) circa 628 AH. He was the deputy and spiritual successor of Khwāja Ārif Riwgarī quddisa … Continue reading

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Khwaja Azizan Ali Ramitani (585-715 AH)

Hadhrat Khwāja Azīzān Alī Rāmītanī quddisa sirruhu (585-715 AH) was born in Ramitan, a town located near four miles from Bukhara (now Uzbekistan), circa 585 AH. He was also called Nassāj, meaning weaver, as initially he used to weave clothes. … Continue reading

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Sanad of Hadith of Hadhrat Pir Mittha

Following is the chain of authority (Sanad) in the science of Hadith, for the great Sufi master of the Naqshbandi Order Hadhrat Shaykh Abdul-Ghaffar Fazali Naqshbandi Mujaddidi qaddas-Allahu sirrahu. It is presented in Arabic, and will later be transliterated in … Continue reading

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Five letters of Pir Fazal Ali Qureshi

Hadhrat Khwāja Pīr Fazal Alī Quraishī quddisa sirruhū often wrote letters to his followers, although very few of these have survived. The following five letters were written in Urdu and have been acquired through reliable sources. For the readers of … 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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Hazrat Khwaja Ala’uddin al-Attar al-Bukhari (d.804 H)

Hazrat Khwājā Alā’uddīn al-Attār al-Bukhārī radiyAllāhu anhu (d.804H) was son-in-law and the chief deputy of the founder of the Naqshbandi Sufi order Hadhrat Khwaja Baha ad-Din Naqshband al-Bukhari radiyAllāhu anhu. He passed away on Wednesday 20 Rajab 804 AH (23 … Continue reading

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Khwaja Muhammad Baba Sammasi (d.755 H)

Ḥaḍrat Khwāja Muḥammad Bābā Sammāsī qaddas-Allāhu sirruhu was the most distinguished deputy of Khwāja ʿAzīzān quddisa sirruhu. He was born in Sammās, a village near Rāmītan, about ten miles from Bukhārā (Uzbekistan). His tomb also lies there. He had a … Continue reading

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