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 in Jhal Magsī, Balochistān. His father was Muhammad Qāsim Soomro. Later his family migrated to Sindh.

He studied Arabic, Persian, Sindhi and Urdu, and Islamic sciences which led him to become a qualified Islamic scholar.

He first swore allegiance in the Naqshbandī Sufi Path to the master of masters Hadhrat Khwāja Pīr Fazal Alī Qureshī Naqshbandī quddisa sirruhū in Miskīnpur sharīf, Punjāb. He stayed with his shaykh for about a year, after which his shaykh granted him deputyship and he returned for preaching and teaching the Spiritual Path.

Due to his personal matters and his business, for he which he often had to travel, he was unable to go to the company of his shaykh again. When Khwāja Fazal Alī passed away in 1935, he swore allegiance to his chief deputy Hadhrat Shaykh Abd al-Ghaffār Fazalī Naqshbandī alias Pīr Mitthā quddisa sirruhū and completed the remaining spiritual path. He was again granted deputyship by Pīr Mitthā.

When Hadhrat Pīr Mitthā established the khāniqāh at Rahmatpur, Lārkānā, he moved there and lived the rest of his life in the blessed company of his second shaykh.

Whenever Hadhrat Pīr Mitthā would travel for preaching, he was appointed by him to be the Imām to lead the daily prayers in the mosque at Rahmatpur. He also wrote Malfūzāt (speeches) of his shaykh, published recently in 2011.

He also went for Hajj by foot during the British rule (before 1947).

He married twice and had two sons. His second son died in childhood. His elder son was Hadhrat Mawlānā Habīb-Allāh Soomro (d.2004), who was also a disciple of Khwāja Fazal Alī and later received deputyship from Hadhrat Pīr Mitthā.

Mawlānā Sa’d-Allāh Soomro passed away in 1956 at Rahmatpur khāniqāh. His janāzah prayer was led by his master and shaykh Hadhrat Pīr Mitthā. He was buried in the Abūbakar graveyard near the khāniqāh.

After more than fifteen years of his burial, another grave was dug beside his grave to buy the mother of Manzūr Ahmad Shaikh. Suddenly his grave opened up and people saw that his noble face was as fresh as that of a living person.

His successor was his son Mawlānā Habīb-Allāh who was also a deputy of Hadhrat Pīr Mitthā and a great saint.

May Allah grant us the blessings and Faiz of these holy souls and true lovers.


  1. Tazkirah Khulafā-i Ghaffāriyah (Sindhi), by Mawlānā Karam-Allāh Ilāhī Naqshbandī, 2009.
  2. Malfūzāt Hadhrat Pīr Mitthā (Sindhi), by Mawlānā Sa’d-Allāh Soomro, research by Mawlānā Karam-Allāh Ilāhī Naqshbandī, published in 2011.
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