Golden Chain

Naqshbandi Mujaddidi Tahiri Golden Chain

Naqshbandī Mujaddidī Tāhirī Golden Chain is the chain of spiritual successors of the Naqshbandī Sūfī order which descends on Hadhrat Khwāja Muhammad Tāhir Bakhshī Naqshbandī Mujaddidī well known as Hadhrat Mahboob Sajjan Sāeen. The recitation of this golden chain as supplication (dua) is part of the daily practices of a follower in the Naqshbandī Tāhirī order.

The Golden Chain

Name Buried Death
Hiri
Death
Greg
Sayyidinā Muhammad al-Mustafā Madinah 11 632
1. Sayyidinā Abū Bakr as-Siddīq Madinah  13 634
2. Sayyidinā Salmān al-Fārsī Iraq  33 654
3. Imām Qāsim ibn Muhammad ibn Abū Bakr Madinah 107 725
4. Imām Ja’far Sādiq Madinah 148 765
5. Khwājā Bāyazīd Bastāmī Iran 261 875
6. Khwājā Abul-Hasan Kharaqānī Iran 425 1033
7. Khwājā Abul Qāsim Gurgānī Iran  450 1058
8. Khwājā Abū Alī Fārmadī Iran 477 1117
9. Khwājā Abū Ya’qūb Yūsuf Hamadānī Turkmenistan 535 1141
10. Khwāja ʻAbd al-Khāliq Ghujdawānī Uzbekistan 575 1179
11. Khwāja ʻĀrif Riwgarī Uzbekistan 616 1219
12. Khwāja Mahmūd Anjīr-Faghnawī Uzbekistan 717 1317
13. Khwāja Azīzān ʻAlī Rāmītanī Uzbekistan 721 1321
14. Khwāja Muhammad Bābā Sammāsī Uzbekistan 755 1354
15. Sayyid Amīr Kulāl Uzbekistan 772 1370
16. Khwāja Muhammad Bahāʼ ad-Dīn Naqshband Bukhārī Uzbekistan 791 1389
17. Khwāja ʻAlāʼ ad-Dīn ʻAttār Uzbekistan  804 1402
18. Mawlānā Yaʻqūb Charkhī Tajkistan 851 1447
19. Khwāja ʻUbayd-Allāh Ahrār Uzbekistan 895 1490
20. Khwāja Muhammad Zāhid Wakhshī Tajikistan 936 1529
21. Khwāja Durwesh Muhammad Uzbekistan 970 1562
22. Khwāja Muhammad Amkanakī Uzbekistan 1008 1600
23. Khwāja Muhammad al-Bāqī Berang India 1012 1603
24. Imām Rabbānī Shaikh Ahmad Fārūqī Sirhindī India 1034 1624
25. Khwāja Muhammad Maʻsūm Fārūqī India 1079 1668
26. Khwāja Muhammad Saifuddīn Fārūqī India 1096 1685
27. Hāfiz Muhammad Muhsin Dahlawī India
28. Sayyid Nūr Muhammad Badāyūnī India  1135 1723
29. Mirzā Mazhar Jān-i-Jānān Shahīd India 1195 1781
30. Shāh Abdullāh alias Ghulām ʻAlī Dahlawī India 1240 1824
31. Shāh Abū-Saʻīd Mujaddidī India 1250 1835
32. Shāh Ahmed Saʻīd Mujaddidī Madinah 1277 1860
33. Khwāja Hājī Dost Muhammad Qandahārī Pakistan 1284 1868
34. Khwājā Muhammad ʻUsmān Dāmānī Pakistan 1314 1897
35. Sayyid Laʻl Shāh Hamdānī Pakistan  1313 1896
36. Khwāja Muhammad Sirāj ad-Dīn Pakistan 1333 1915
37. Pīr Fazal ʻAlī Qureshī Pakistan 1354 1935
38. Khwāja ʻAbd al-Ghaffār, alias Pīr Mithā Pakistan 1384 1964
39. Khwāja Allāh Bakhsh Abbāsī alias Sohnā Sāīn Pakistan 1404 1983
40. Khwāja Muhammad Tāhir Abbāsī Bakhshī, alias Sajjan Sāeen Pakistan

Some Clarifications

  • Hazrat Sayyid Laal Shāh Hamdānī (35) and Hazrat Khwājā Sirājuddīn Naqshbandī (36) were both khulafa of Hazrat Khwājā Muhammad Usmān Dāmānī (34). Hazrat Pīr Fazal Alī Qureshī (37) was first a murīd of Sayyid Laal Shāh Hamdānī (35) and later he received khilāfat from Khwājā Sirājuddīn Naqshbandī (36). Some other spiritual chains do not mention Sayyid Laal Shāh Hamdānī as he is not a shaykh of Khwājā Sirājuddīn Naqshbandī.
  • Similarly, Hazrat Hāfiz Abū Saeed (31) and Hazrat Shah Ahmed Saeed (32) who was his son, both received Khilāfat from Hazrat Shāh Ghulām Alī Dehlavī (30). But since Hazrat Hāfiz Abū Saeed (31) succeeded Shāh Ghulām Alī first, and then was followed by Shāh Ahmed Saeed, both names are mentioned in the chain.
  • Hazrat Khwājā Alā’uddīn Attār (17) and Hazrat Khwājā Ya’qūb Charkhī (18) both received khilāfat from Hazrat Khwājā Bahā’uddīn Naqshband Bukhārī (16). But Khwājā Ya’qūb Charkhī later received further spiritual training from Khwājā Alā’uddīn, his name comes after Khwājā Alā’uddīn.

 

6 Responses to Golden Chain

  1. Muhammad Ashraful Islam says:

    Great work.

  2. qamarudinqamarulhashmi says:

    Salamwarahmatullah oliyaAllah naqishbandi.

  3. Masood Ahmed Soomro says:

    Nice work . Jazak Allah…

  4. Muhammad Anwar says:

    Assalaamu alaikum
    please clarify
    There is a age gap between Khwaja Abul Hasan kharaqani(425) and Khwājā Bāyazīd Bastāmī (261).

    • Shan says:

      You are right. But Hazrat Abu al Hassan Kharqani got spiritual education from the grave of Bayazid Bistami

  5. Saiyed Zia Ul Hasan says:

    Asalamalykum,

    I am Saiyed Zia Ul Hasan,

    I am looking for Sajrah Detail for Hazrat Khwaja Saiyed Jamaluddin Dana Naqhbandi, Surat, Gujarat, India. I read many of books but detail not found properly. Kindly help If you any information. I can send you some of detail which I know. If possible you can mail me at saiyedziaulhasan@gmail.com or Call at 9898062058.

    Please help.

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