Monthly Archives: August 2013

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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The Twelve Imams and the Naqshbandi saints

The Twelve Imams of Ahl al-Bayt, also called the Silsilat al-Dhahab (the golden chain), are the great Imams of Islam and Sufism from the Ahl al-Bayt  (household) of the Holy Prophet Sayyidina Muḥammad ṣall-allāhu ʿalaihi wa-sallam. Though commonly claimed by … 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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Imam Ja’far as-Sadiq (80-148 AH)

Hazrat Sayyidinā Imām Ja’far as-Sādiq raziyallahu anhu (80-148 AH) was the sixth Imam of the twelve Imams of Ahl al-Bayt and one of the greatest Tābi’een. He was the heir to the throne of sainthood of his grandfather Imam Ali, … Continue reading

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Khwaja Muhammad Baqi Billah Naqshbandi (971-1012 AH)

Hadhrat Khwāja Muhammad Bāqī Billāh Berang Naqshbandī Ahrārī Dihlawī quddisa sirruhū (may his secret be sanctified) was a great Sufi master of the Naqshbandī-Ahrārī Sufi order, who established and propagated the Naqshbandī order in India. He was born in Kābul … Continue reading

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