Category Archives: Uzbekistan

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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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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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 Durwish Muhammad (846-970H)

Ḥaḍrat Khwāja Darwīsh Muḥammad qaddas-Allahu sirruhu was the nephew (son of sister) of Khwāja Muḥammad Zāhid Wakhshi quddisa sirruhu, and was his chief deputy and spiritual successor. He was born on 16th Shawwal 846 AH (17/18 February 1443). He passed … 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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Khwaja Muhammad Amakanagi (918-1008 AH)

Hadhrat Khwāja Mawlānā Muhammad Amkanakī quddisa sirruhu was born around 918 AH (1512/1513 CE). He lived in Amkana, a small town near Samarqand (now Uzbekistan). He received spiritual training in the Naqshbandi tariqah from his father Mawlānā Durwish Muhammad quddisa … Continue reading

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SHAH NAQSHBAND Adapted from al-Khani’s al-Bahja al-Saniyya

[Written by Shaykh Gibril Fouad Haddad] Some qualities of the Way’s Imaam, the Rescue (ghawth) of creation (in his age), the Godly Scholar, Temple of The Eternally Besought (Samad), Allah’s Argument over Gnostics and His Gift to the worlds, the … Continue reading

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Sayyid Ameer Kulal Bukhari (676-772 H)

Hazrat Khwājā Sayyid Amīr Kulāl quddis sirruhū was born in 676 AH (1277/1278 C.E) and passed away on 2 Jumāda al-Thānī 772 AH (21/22 December 1370). He received spiritual training from Hadhrat Khwaja Muhammad Baba Sammasi quddisa sirruhu. He was … Continue reading

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