Mawlānā Sayyid ʻAbd as-Salām Haswī Naqshbandī was one of the distinguished deputies of Shāh Ahmad Saʻīd Mujaddidī.
He was son of Sayyid Shāh Abul-Qāsim Naqshbandī. He was born in Haswa, a town near Fatehpur, UP, India, in 1234 AH (1818/9).
After memorizing the Quran, he studied Islamic sciences with his uncle Mawlawī Sirāj ad-Dīn Ahmad, Mawlawī Muʻīn Karvī and Mawlawī Muhammad Muʻīn Lakhnawī. He studied the six books of Hadith with Shaykh ʻAbd al-Ghanī Mujaddidī al-Muhaddith. He graduated from his studies in 1261 AH (1845).
To seek the spiritual path, he became a disciple of the venerable master Shāh Ahmad Saʻīd Mujaddidī, and later became his deputy. A few letters of his master written to him are present in Khānqāh Mazhariyah, Delhi.
In 1282 AH, he performed Hajj and there he received certificate (ijāzah) in Hadīth from Shaykh Ahmad Dahlān Makkī.
He died in Shawwāl 1299 AH (1882).
- Tazkirah Ulamā-e Hind, by Mawlawī Rahmān ʻAlī.