A unique chain of authority in the Mujaddidi order

The Mujaddidi order is the most widespread branch of the Naqshbandi order, and perhaps the only living branch. It was started by the great Mujaddid Imām Rabbānī Hadhrat Shaykh Aḥmad Sirhindī Fārūqī (971-1034 AH) raḍiy-Allahu ‘anhu (may Allah be pleased with him).

Almost all branches of the Mujaddidi order alive today have their connection to the great Mujaddid through his son and successor Hadhrat Khwāja Muḥammad Ma‘ṣūm Sirhindī. The only other branch of the Mujaddidi order started from a great deputy of Imām Rabbānī, Hadhrat Shaykh ’Ādam Bannūrī, that is usually called Naqshbandī Aḥsanī order.

Following is a unique and rare branch of the Mujaddidī order that does not connect to either of the above two exalted masters. Rather, it started from another deputy of Imām Rabbānī, Haḍrat Shāh Husain raḥmat-Allāhi ‘alaihi.

  1. Imām Rabbānī, Mujaddid Alf-i Thānī, Shaykh Aḥmad Fārūqī Sirhindī
  2. Haḍrat Shaykh Sayyid Shāh Husain
  3. Haḍrat Shaykh ‘Abd al-Bāsiṭ
  4. Haḍrat Shaykh ‘Abd al-Qādir
  5. Haḍrat Shaykh Sayyid Maḥmūd
  6. Haḍrat Shaykh ‘Abd-Allāh ’Imām
  7. Haḍrat Shaykh ‘Ināyat-Allāh Shāh
  8. Haḍrat Shaykh Ḥāfiẓ ’Aḥmad
  9. Haḍrat Shaykh ‘Abd aṣ-Ṣubūr
  10. Haḍrat Shaykh Gul Muḥammad
  11. Haḍrat Shaykh ‘Abd al-Ghafūr
  12. Haḍrat Shaykh ‘Abd al-Majīd
  13. Haḍrat Shaykh ‘Abd al-‘Azīz
  14. Haḍrat Shaykh Muḥammad Malūk
  15. Haḍrat Shaykh Niẓām ad-Dīn Kiyānī (Kashmīr)
  16. Haḍrat Shaykh Muḥammad Qāsim (1845-1943), founder of the khāniqāh at Mohrā, near Islamabad, Pakistan

Shaykh Muḥammad Qāsim was one of the well known Sufi masters and left behind a large number of followers including many deputies who spread and carried on his order, and many branches of this order are alive today and spreading the Naqshbandī Path in the world.

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One Response to A unique chain of authority in the Mujaddidi order

  1. Aftab Zaman says:

    Asalaam alay kum Dear Brother

    May be worth extending that golden chain to include Hazrat Shaikh ul-Alam Pir Alau’ddin Siddiqui (ra), the deputy of Hazrat Sultan-e-Nerian Sharif Pir Ghulam Mohi’uddin Ghaznavi (ra) the deputy of Haḍrat Shaykh Muḥammad Qāsim (ra) of the khāniqāh at Mohrā

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