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Shaykh Abd ar-Rashid Mujaddidi Naqshbandi (1820-1871)

Shaykh ʻAbd ar-Rashīd Fārūqī Mujaddidī Naqshbandī was a renowned Sufi master of the Naqshbandī Order and a member of the Mujaddidī family of Sufi masters. He was the eldest son and spiritual deputy of Shāh Ahmad Saʻīd Mujaddidī (d.1860). Biography … Continue reading

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Sayyid Badruddin Badri Kashmiri Naqshbandi

Sayyid Badruddin ibn Abdus-Salam Badri Kashmiri was a Sufi of the Naqshbandi Ahrari Order, an author, historian and a prolific poet. He lived in the tenth and eleventh centuries A.H, exact dates are unknown. Initially he learned the Kubravī Sufi … Continue reading

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Shaykh Jamaluddin Dana Naqshbandi

Hadrat Shaykh Sayyid Jamal ad-Din Dana Naqshbandi Ahrari was a renowned Sufi master of Gujarat, India. He was born in the Middle East, possibly in Turkey. His father Sayyid Badshah Parda-Posh was of Husaini lineage of sayyids, and was martyred … Continue reading

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Sayyid Abdul Halim Siwani Naqshbandi (-1912)

The venerable saint Mawlānā Sayyid ʻAbdul-Halīm Sīwānī Naqshbandī Mujaddidī qaddas-Allāhu sirrahū was the deputy and successor of Muftī Razā Alī Fārūqī Banārasī (d. 1895). He was also a student of Muftī Razā Alī in exoteric knowledge and studied with him … Continue reading

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Imam Murtada Zabidi (1145-1205)

Imām Sayyid Muḥammad Murtaḍa al-Zabīdī Ḥusaynī Naqshbandī (1145-1205 AH) was an illustrious scholar and master of many sciences. He was a Sayyid by descent and from a prominent family of Sayyids in Bilgram, India. He was born and raised there … Continue reading

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Shaykh Taj ad-Din Sambhali Uthmani Naqshbandi (d.1051H)

Ḥaḍrat Shaykh Tāj ad-Dīn ʿUsmānī Sambhalī was a Sufi master of the Naqshbandī order and one of the chief deputies of Khwāja Muhammad al-Baqī Dahlawī quddisa sirruhū (971-1012 AH). His full name is Shaykh Tāj ad-Dīn ibn Zakariyā ibn Sultān … 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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Shaykh Uthman Jalandhari

Ḥaḍrat Shaykh ʿUthmān Jālandharī was one of the perfected deputies of Khwāja Bāqī Billāh Dahlawī quddisa-sirruhū. Shaykh ʿUthmān is rather an obscure figure in the biographies of Khwāja Bāqī Billāh and other historical works. Ḥaḍrāt al-Quds and Zubdat al-Maqāmāt do … Continue reading

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Sayyid Adam Bannuri: a great wali in the Naqshbandi Order

Ḥaḍrat Sayyid Ādam Ḥusainī Bannūrī quddisa-sirruhū was one of the well known deputies of Imām Rabbānī Shaykh Aḥmad Fārūqī Sirhindī. His spiritual legacy still lives on in the form of many active branches of his Order spread across the world. … Continue reading

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