Posted by: Seeker of the Sacred Knowledge | November 17, 2014

Shaykh Ghassan Darkal al-Hassani Passes Away


Shaykh Ghassan Darkal al-Hassani

Assalamu Alaykum Wa Rahmatullahi Wa Barakatuh , We pray this finds everyone well, wrapped in Allah’s mercy and steadfastly travelling the path to eternal felicity, in sha Allah.

Shaykh Ghassan Darkal al-Hassani has passed away, he was one of the Notable Ulama & he was the Khadim of Sayyiduna Sayyid Shaykh Abd al-Rahman Abideen al-Shaghouri Rahimahullah. Inna lillahi wa inna ilayhi raji’un. May He give him to drink from the Basin of His Prophet (alayhi salat wa salam), that he may never thirst thereafter, and may He enter him into the highest gardens of Paradise! Ameen.

Sayyiduna Sayyid Shaykh Abd al-Rahman Abideen al-Shaghouri al-Shadhili al-Damishqi

Sayyiduna Sayyid Shaykh Abd al-Rahman Abideen al-Shaghouri al-Shadhili al-Damishqi Rahimahullah

“To the mercy of Allah, Sayyid Shaykh Ghassan Darkal al-Hassani

We have received with great sadness and sorrow the news of the death of our brother and beloved friend, sheikh Ghassan Darkal. A Great Sufi, a man of Allah, an ascetic, and caller to the way of Allah, and a Sharif. May the mercy of Almighty God’s wrap him and may his soul rest in Paradises. He belonged to the Shadhili order and his father was a disciple of the Great Shaykh Muhammad al-Hashimi, Rahimahullah.

Sheikh Ghassan lived and married in Spain and spoke Spanish and did huge efforts to help Spanish Muslims and several people took shahada at his hands.

He was an example of good character and humility, generous, opened his home to students and took care of foreigners. He accompanied the late Sayyid Shaykh Abdul Rahman al-Shaghouri, Rahimahullah for all his life and benefitted from him.

We extend our condolences to his family especially his sons and his students and to our Shadhili fellows in Syria and around the World. We pray that Allah Almighty grant them patience and fortitude and that Allah end our lives with the best of actions in a state of invocation with our tongues being moist by the Name of Allah.”

- Sayyid Shaykh Muhammad al-Yaqoubi, Hafidahullah

إلى رحمة الله تعالى العارف بالله الشيخ غسان دركل رحمه الله

تلقينا ببالغ الحزن والأسى نبأ وفاة أخينا وحبيبنا العالم العامل الداعية الفاضل الصابر الشاكر العابد الذاكر ولي الله العارف بالله الشريف الحسني الشيخ غسان دركل رحمه الله تعالى رحمة واسعة وأسكنه فسيح جنانه. كان فينا نعلم ولا نزكي على الله أحدا صوفيا حقا نشأ في بيت نسب وعلم وولاية على الطريقة الشاذلية فوالده الشيخ وجيه دركل كان مريدا عند العلامة المحقق والعارف المدقق قطب الولاية والإرشاد وإمام الأولياء الزهاد الشيخ محمد بن الهاشمي التلمساني. فنشأ ابنه في هذه الحلقات مريدا وطالب علم ثم اشتغل بالدعوة إلى الله تعالى ورحل إلى بلاد الأندلس (إسبانية) وتزوج بها وانتفع به أهل تلك البلاد فقد تحدث لغتهم وهدى الله على يديه العديد منهم ولازم العارف بالله المرشد الشيخ عبد الرحمن الشاغوري وانتفع به وما زال مستقيما على الذكر والمذاكرة وإقامة الدروس وجمع الطلبة على الله تعالى حتى توفاه الله راضيا مرضيا.
نتقدم بالعزاء إلى آل بيته وأبنائه وإخوانه وطلابه داعين المولى عز وجل أن يرزقهم جميل الصبر وحسن السلوان وأن يجعل فيهم الخير والبركة إلى يوم الدين.

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Posted by: Seeker of the Sacred Knowledge | November 17, 2014

Shaykh Abd al-Wahhab al-Janabiy Passes Away


Shaykh Abd al-Wahhab al-Janabiy

Assalamu Alaykum Wa Rahmatullahi Wa Barakatuh , We pray this finds everyone well, wrapped in Allah’s mercy and steadfastly travelling the path to eternal felicity, in sha Allah.

Shaykh Abd al-Wahhab al-Janabiy has passed away, he was one of the leading Qaris at the Maqam of Sayyiduna Sayyid Shaykh Abd al-Qadir al-Jilani RadiAllahu Anhu, and he was the Khadim of Sayyiduna Shaykh Abd al-Karim Mudarris al-Sharazuri Rahimahullah, Inna lillahi wa inna ilayhi raji’un. May He give him to drink from the Basin of His Prophet (alayhi salat wa salam), that he may never thirst thereafter, and may He enter him into the highest gardens of Paradise! Ameen.

Shaykh Abd al-Karim al-Sharazuri Rahimahullah

Sayyiduna Shaykh Abd al-Karim Mudarris al-Sharazuri al-Qadri al-Baghdadi Rahimahullah

بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم
قال تعالى: ( كُلُّ نَفْسٍ ذَائِقَةُ الْمَوْتِ وَإِنَّمَا تُوَفَّوْنَ أُجُورَكُمْ يَوْمَ الْقِيَامَةِ فَمَنْ زُحْزِحَ عَنِ النَّارِ وَأُدْخِلَ الْجَنَّةَ فَقَدْ فَازَ وَمَا الْحَيَاةُ الدُّنْيَا إِلَّا مَتَاعُ الْغُرُورِ)
’’ إنا لله وإنا اليه راجعون ’’
إنتقل إلى رحمة الله تعالى
فضيلة الشيخ / عبدالوهاب حسين الجنابي
الإمام في جامع الشيخ عبدالقادر الكيلاني رضي الله عنه و
الذي تخرج على يده الكثير من خيرة العلماء في احكام التجويد والتلاوة ومخارج الحروف
رحم الله الفقيد رحمة وأسعه وأسكنه فسيح جناته والهم أهله وذويه الصبر والسلوان.
اللهم اغفر له وأرحمه وأعف عنه.
اللهم أكرم نزله ووسع مدخله وبدّله داراً خيراً من داره وأهلاً خيراً من أهله.
اللهم أغسله بالماء والثلج والبرد ونقه من الذنوب والخطايا كما ينقى الثوب الابيض من الدنس.
اللهم باعد بينه وبين خطاياه كما باعدت بين المشرق والمغرب.
اللهم ثبته بالقول الثابت.
اللهم قه عذاب القبر وعذاب النار.
اللهم أظله بظلك يوم لاظل إلا ظلك.
اللهم أدخله الجنة مع الأبرار.
اللهم الهم أهله وذويه الصبر والسلوان.
اللهم لا تحرمهم أجره ولا تفتنهم بعده.
اللهم وارحم أموات المسلمين وأرحمنا إذا ما صرنا إلى ما صاروا إليه.
اللهم أنت القائل وقولك الحق (أدعوني استجب لكم)
اللهم هذا الدعاء ومنك الإجاب إنك على كل شئِ قدير.
’’ إنا لله وإنا اليه راجعون ’’

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Posted by: Seeker of the Sacred Knowledge | October 7, 2014

Sayyid Shaykh Nizar al-Khatib al-Husayni Passes Away


Sayyid Shaykh Nizar al-Khatib al-Husayni Passes Away in Damascus

Assalamu Alaykum Wa Rahmatullahi Wa Barakatuh , We pray this finds everyone well, wrapped in Allah’s mercy and steadfastly travelling the path to eternal felicity, in sha Allah.

Sayyid Shaykh Nizar al-Khatib al-Husayni al-Hanafi al-Qadri has passed away at the age of 83 in Damascus, Inna lillahi wa inna ilayhi raji’un. May He give him to drink from the Basin of His Prophet (alayhi salat wa salam), that he may never thirst thereafter, and may He enter him into the highest gardens of Paradise! Ameen.

He was Al-Shaykh Nizar ibn al-Shaykh Muhammad ibn al-Shaykh Kamal ibn al-Shaykh Salih ibn al-Shaykh ‘Abd al-Rahman ibn al-Shaykh Salih ibn al-’Allamah al-Shaykh ‘Abd al-Rahim ibn al-Shaykh Muhammad, al-Khatib al-Qadiri al-Hasani al-Hanafi al-Dimashqi.

He was born in 1931 in Damascus, and started his primary studies in the madrasahs (named after): ‘Abd al-Rahman al-Ghafiqi, Abu ‘Ubaydah ibn al-Jarrah, and Tariq ibn Ziyad, and completed the primary studies in 1945, Allah placed a great love for ‘ilm in his heart.

He started attending the halaqahs of Al-Shaykh Salih Farfur in the Umawi masjid in 1948, which whom he studied, among other things: Tafsir al-Nasafi, Al-Risalah al-Qushayriyah, parts of Hashiyah ibn ‘Abidin and Sahih Muslim and Sharh Sahih Muslim (Al-Nawawi) and Ihya Ulum al-Din and Al-Kamil of Al-Mubarrad.
He also studied:

  • Nahw and Nur al-Idah and Maraqi al-Falah in Hanafi fiqh with Al-Shaykh Shu’ayb al-Arna’ut
  • Tajwid with Al-Shaykh ‘Abd al-Qadir al-Arna’ut
  • Balaghah with Al-Shaykh Ramzi al-Bizm
  •  ‘Aqidah (Sharh Ibn ‘Abd al-Salah ‘ala al-Jawharah and Tuhfat al-Murid), Nahw (including part of Sharh Ibn Aqil), fara’id [inheritance], Hanafi usul al-fiqh (Al-Manar with the Sharh of Ibn Malak and Usul al Bazdawi with Hashiyah of ‘Abd al-Aziz al-Bukhari) with Al-Shaykh Adib Kallas
  • Hanafi fiqh (part of Al-Ikhtiyar, Al-Hidayah, Maraqi al-Falah with Hashiyah al-Tahtawi), Mustalah al-Hadith (Muqaddimah Ibn al-Salah), Hanafi usul al-fiqh, ‘Aqidah (Al-Musayarah of Ibn al-Humam and its sharh by his student, Al-Musamarah) with Al-Shaykh ‘Abd al-Razzaq al-Halabi.
  • Hanafi fiqh (Maraqi al-Falah with Hashiyah al-Tahtawi) with Al-Shaykh ‘Abd al-Hamid Kiwan (or Kaywan?)
  • Al-Quran al-Karim with Al-Shaykh Dr. Sa’id al-Hulwani

[This is basically the first half of the translation of the Arabic bio there, all I had time for at the moment. Insha Allah someone could summarize the rest or maybe I can do it soon. Masha Allah, his list of teachers are a who's who list of great 'ulama!]

انا لله وانا اليه راجعون
انتقل الى رحمة الله تعالى
العلامة العارف بالله الشيخ محمد نزار الخطيب القادري الحسني الحنفي الدمشقي رحمه الله
الله يرحمه ويجعل مثواه الجنة
إنا لله وإنا إليه راجعون ولله ما أخذ ولله ما أعطى

الشيخ نزار بن الشيخ محمد بن الشيخ كمال بن الشيخ صالح بن الشيخ عبد الرحمن بن الشيخ صالح بن العلامة الشيخ عبد الرحيم بن الشيخ محمد الخطيب القادري الحسني الحنفي الدمشقي

ولد عام 1931 م في حي القيمرية بدمشق، نشأ في حجر والده تاجر الأقمشة في سوق الحرير، وتعلم العلم الابتدائي في مدارس عبد الرحمن الغافقي في القيمرية ثم أبي عبيدة بن الجراح في زقاق البرغل ثم طارق بن زياد في المهاجرين ونال الابتدائي سنة 1945 م.

ووضع الله تعالى حب الدين في قلبه عن طريق أستاذه جمال العش، فالتحق بحلقة الشيخ صالح فرفور في الأموي سنة 1948 م ،وقرأ على الشيخ شعيب الارناؤوط الدروس النحوية الثاني والثالث، ونور الاضاح ومراقي الفلاح.

وأخذ التجويد على الشيخ عبد القادر الارناؤوط وعلى الشيخ رمزي البزم البلاغة، وعلى الشيخ أديب الكلاس التوحيد. شرح الجوهرة للباجوري ولابن عبد السلام، والدروس النحوية الرابع، وشيء من ابن عقيل على الألفية والفرائض وقرأ على الشيخ عبد الرزاق الحلبي شيء من الاختيار والهداية، ومقدمة ابن الصلاح في الحديث.

كما قرأ بعد ذلك على الشيخ صالح فرفور تفسير النسفي والرسالة القشيرية، وشيء من حاشية ابن عابدين وصحيح مسلم وشرح للنووي، وشيء من أحياء علوم الدين للغزالي، والكامل للمبرد.

وقرأ الأصول على الشيخ عبد الرزاق الحلبي والشيخ أديب الكلاس المنار وشرحه لابن ملك، وأصول البزدوي (الأسرار)، وعليه حاشية للبخاري (عبد
العزيز).

كمت قرأ على الشيخ عبد الرزاق المسامرة والمسايرة في التوحيد، والمراقي وحاشية الطحطاوي.

كما قرأ على الشيخ عبد الحميد كيوان المراقي وحاشية التحطاوي وقرأ القرآن على الشيخ الدكتور سعيد الحلوني.

وبدأ جديا قراءة الحاشية لابن عابدين بعد قراءتها على الشيخ صالح فرفور، على كل من العلماء مفتي الشام الشيخ الطبيب محمد أبي اليسر عابدين ثم الشيخ عبد الرزاق الحلبي ثم الشيخ أديب الكلاس، وكان أكثرها على الشيخ محمد أبي اليسر عابدين وقد كتب عليها الشيخ بخطه على حاشيته أنه بدأ بقراءتها مع الشيخ نزار الخطيب والشيخ أديب الكلاس……ونال منه إجازتين إجازة علمية وإجازة روحية، وكان يحضر معهما الشيخ سعيد الطناطرة، والشماع ،وسامر النص،والسيدة انعام رمضان الحمصي, وأخذ الطريق النقشبندي والقادري والشاذلي من السيد أحمد وهاج الصديقي التيمي مع الشيخ أديب الكلاس، كما أخذ الطريق النقشبندي من الشيخ محمد أبي اليسر عابدين أيضا.

تسلم امامة الأموي من الشيخ بشير الخطيب في 1 رمضان 1961م ،والخطابة في مسجد سنان باشا 1970 م في صفر الخير، وتسلم التدريس من دائرة الفتوى 1969م بعد امتحانه في دار الفتوى ونالة الإجازة بدرجة عالية،وكان له درسا في الأموي والقلبقجية وفي جامع العفيف وله دراسات خاصة، وديوان خطب ،وأبحاث من الفرق بين المذاهب الإسلامية وغير الإسلامية، ولح مكتبة خاصة جمعت أطراف العلوم كتبا وصحافة ومجلات.

وكان والده الذي توفي سنة 1944 م قد ورثه تجارة القماش في محله التجاري في سوق الحمدية سوق الحرير ، وبعد طلبه للعلم أصبح محله قبلة للفتوى.

حج بيت الله الحرام 49 حجة حتى نهاية 2010 م .

كان الشيخ نزار يحضر مع الشيخ ابراهيم اليعقوبي في حلقة الشيخ صالح فرفور، ومع الشيخ سعيد تناطرة ،وأحمد رمضان ، ومحمد القطان ، والسيد عزة الخيمي، والشيخ فكري (مفتي تركيا)

وقرأ على الشيخ شفيق العمري شيئا من القرآن، وأثنى على درسه الشيخ العالم هاشم الخطيب

حين تسلم امامة الشافعي في الأموي ، كان ينزل من المهاجرين إلى الأموي ماشيا يوميا صيفا وشتاء قبل الفجر. ليصلي إماما، ثم يذهب إلى جامع فتحي حيث المدرسة (معهد الفتح الآن)، وكان من كرم الله عليه أن حفظ في الطريق ثلثي القرآن غيبا.

له ترجمة في كتابين الأول كتاب غرر الشام لشيخ عبد العزيز الخطيب ،والثاني كتاب من صلى وأم وخطب ودرس في المسجد الأموي للدكتور حسن الصواف.

A Special Thanks to Sidi Imran Ahmed for the English Translation of the Arabic Biography

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Posted by: Seeker of the Sacred Knowledge | July 19, 2014

Sayyid Shaykh Ahmad Zafar al-Jilani Passes Away


Sayyid Shaykh Ahmad Zafar al-Jilani Passes Away

Assalamu Alaykum Wa Rahmatullahi Wa Barakatuh , We pray this finds everyone well, wrapped in Allah’s mercy and steadfastly travelling the path to eternal felicity, in sha Allah.

Naqib al-Ashraaf  Sayyid Shaykh Ahmad Zafar al-Jilani has Passed Away, he passed away this morning in Baghdad, he was the Custodian of the Mosque and Maqam (Tomb) of Ghawth al-Adham Sayyiduna Shaykh ‘Abd al-Qadir al-Jilani in Baghdad, Iraq and he was the older brother of the Late Qudwatul Awliya Sayyid Shaykh Tahir Allauddin Al-Qadri Al-Gillani RadiAllahu Anhu.  Inna lillahi wa inna ilayhi raji’un. May He give him to drink from the Basin of His Prophet (alayhi salat wa salam), that he may never thirst thereafter, and may He enter him into the highest gardens of Paradise! Ameen.

The genealogy of  the Naqib al-Ashraaf  is as follows:

Sayyid Shaykh Ahmad Zafar al-Jilani, Son of Shaykh Sayyidna Mahmood Hussamu-ud-Din Al-Jilani Al–Qadri Son of Shaykh Sayyidna Said Abd Al-Rahman Al-Jilani Al-Mehadh Al-Qadri, Son of Shaykh Sayyidna Ali Al-Qadri, Son of Shaykh Sayyidna Mustafa Al-Qadri,Son of Shaykh Sayyidna Suleman Al-Qadri, Son of Shaykh Sayyidna Zain-ud-Din Al-Qadri, Son of Shaykh Sayyidna Muhammad Dervesh Al-Qadri, Son of Shaykh Sayyidna Hussamm-ud-Din Al-Qadri, Son of Shaykh Sayyidna Noor-ud-Din Al-Qadri, Son of Shaykh Sayyidna Wali-id-Din Al-Qadri, Son of Shaykh Sayyidna Zain-ud-Din Al-Qadri, Son of Shaykh Sayyidna Sharaf-ud-Din Al-Qadri, Son of Shaykh Sayyidna Shams-ud-Din Al-Qadri, Son of Shaykh Sayyidna Muhammad Hattak Al-Qadri, Son of Shaykh Sayyidna Abdul Aziz Al-Qadri, Son of Ghawth al-Adham Shaykh Muhyiuddin Abd al-Qadir al-Jilani (radhi allahu ta’ala anhu).

انتقل الى رحمه الله الواسعه السيد احمد الكيلانى متولي الحظره القادريه المشرفه ظهرهداليوم وسيقام مجلس الفاتحه في جامع الشيخ عبدالقادرالكيلاني

 

Photos of the Late Shaykh, general and family photos

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A Miracle of Sayyiduna al-Ghawth Shaykh Abdul Qadir al-Jiani RadiAllahu Anhu  | A Flood in Baghdad ash-Sharif:

Posted by: Seeker of the Sacred Knowledge | June 30, 2014

Ustadh al’-Ulama Shaykh Ghulam Muhammad Tonswi Passes Away


Ustad al'-Ulama Shaykh Ghulam Muhammad Tonswi Passes Away

 

Assalamu Alaykum Wa Rahmatullahi Wa Barakatuh , We pray this finds everyone well, wrapped in Allah’s mercy and steadfastly travelling the path to eternal felicity, in sha Allah.

Ustad al’-Ulama Shaykh Ghulam Muhammad Tonswi has Passed Away, he passed away this morning , he was a student of Shaykh al-Kul Malikul Ulama, Allamah Ata Muhammad Mateen Bandyalwi  (Allah have mercy on him), who was considered the greatest Muhaddith in Pakistan for over 50 years. Inna lillahi wa inna ilayhi raji’un. May He give him to drink from the Basin of His Prophet (alayhi salat wa salam), that he may never thirst thereafter, and may He enter him into the highest gardens of Paradise! Ameen.

Update – The Janaza of His Eminence Allamah Shaykh al-Hadith wa Tafseer Ghulam Muhammad Tonswi Rahimahullah will be held on, Thursday, 06, July, 2014 [Thursday 06, Ramadan, 1435 A.H] at 6.30 PM in Hazrat Sultan Bahu Trust, Balsall Heath, Birmingham .

 

He is the greatest scholar in Pakistan today. He is from Multan and has taught over 30 sciences and over 100 books in the last 53 years with an endless list of ‘Ulamah that he has produced, who are now serving all over the world.

The Shaykh is considered the master of logic, classical philosophy, Kalam, tafsir, balaghah, Arabic grammar, usul, astronomy and many other sciences. He continued to teach 6 hours a day and spends 6 hours preparing lessons, I have never met a man as disciplined and time concious as him. He teaches what other ulama have stopped teaching and each book is incredibly difficult. Hamdullah, Meer Zahid, Umur Amah, Shamse Bazighah, Mulla Sadra, Mulla Abdul Ghafoor, Chighmini, Mullah Hasan, Talweeh Tawdeeh, Musallam Thubut, Baydawi, Maani, Rasheediyah, Khayali, Sharh al-Mawaqif, Khudri ala Ibn Aqeel are just some of the classical Darse Nizami books our beloved Shaykh has taught for several years. He was also a senior teacher at Jamia Naushahia at Naushapur Shareef. Amongst his students are many young English speaking ‘Ulamah who have studied with them, The Madrassa is under the guidance of the noble Shaykh; Sayyid Mahroof Hussain Naushahi Qadri.

The noble Shaykh read the dars-e-nizami books twice (it takes eight years to do the course once) at the hands of the teacher of the ulamah, the master of Islamic sciences, Allamah Sayyidi Ata Muhammad Bandyalwi who then commented “you have eaten much lentils of bandyaal, it is time for you to leave”.

One of the Shaykh’s miracles is that he cannot write. He never went to school. But he is one of the greatest authorities of the Islamic sciences in Pakistan!

His memorisation is amazing and when he teaches, he offers all the commentary to Khayali, for example, all from his memory in such a way that he analyzes Nibras and Hashiya Abdul Hakeem at once and gives his original remarks too (all 3 of these are commentaries to single aqida text Sharhul Aqaid). This is with the tawfiq of Allah Almighty.

He is perhaps one of the healthiest men I have met at his age. He eats yoghurt for breakfast and tea after a while, has food just once a day at noon, sleeps after zuhr, has tea after he wakes up, meets guests between asr and magrib and then prepares lessons for the following day till midnight in a single seat. He walks 2.5 hours everyday at tahajjud/fajr time whether at home, in the madrasa and even during his travels to other cities. He always told us one of the reasons for good health was walking in the morning as it circulated blood around the entire body.

Many gems of the ummah are sitting in a single seat where the whole world turns up to them. These are true Awliya of Allah almighty who have sacrificed their lives for the service of the Islamic sciences..

 

 

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Shaykh al-Kul Allamah Ata Muhammad Bandyalvi

Shaykh al-Kul Allamah Ata Muhammad Bandyalvi

When a Mountain Vanished – The Demise of His Eminence Allamah Ghulam Muhammad Tonswi (Allah have mercy on him).

Only two days prior, upon the advent of Ramadan, I visited a mountain. Two days later, that mountain has vanished.

With tear filled eyes and a grieved heart, I convey the news that today morning, 2nd Ramadan 1435, our beloved teacher, the Erudite Scholar, Sufi and Saint, Teacher of Scholars, Allamah Ghulam Muhammad Tonswi (Allah have mercy on him) left this world, aged 88 years. It has come as a shock to all who knew him. I was speaking to him only two days ago, at about 1am, wherein he made a lot of duas for all present.

His Eminence was a towering figure among the Ulema of Pakistan and an accepted authority in the sacred sciences. He was a direct student of the respected Allamah Ata Muhammad Bandyalwi (Allah have mercy on him). He studied hadith with the Grand Hadith Scholar Sardar Ahmad Qadiri (Allah have mercy on him). He began teaching the sacred sciences during his teen years, and for over 65 years he has produced thousands of scholars; this is his gift to this Ummah.

His character was gentle, his speech subtle. His behaviour and personality were a paradigm of knowledge, sincerity and integrity. No matter how another person would behave, Ustadh Sahib would maintain a good opinion for that individual – he was a Radiant Sun of Husn Al-Dhann.

He was blessed with a powerful memory; he memorized all that he learnt from his teachers without making notes. His advanced scholarship was evident from the classes he taught, wherein he would teach advanced texts such as Umur Aamah, Mullah Hasan and Qazi Mubarak, to name a few.

He was always in a state of dhikr; outside the classroom I rarely saw his hand without a subhah. Sufi poetry was his delight; especially the poetry of Rumi and Shirazi, which he would quote often.

He was more than a teacher of knowledge: He was a door to good character; a reflection of the Salaf. Allah have mercy on him.

We ask Allah Almighty to have mercy on this Heir of the Prophet (peace be upon him); to grant patience to his family and students; to elevate the Shaykh to the highest ranks of Paradise; to make his grave a garden from the gardens of Paradise and grant him ease in the hereafter.

To Allah we belong and to Him is our return.

A Special thanks to Shaykh Adnan al-Shadhili, Shaykh Mufti Wajid Iqbal al-Shadhili and Shaykh Abu Bakr al-Shadhili for the photos and the information regarding the late Shaykh 

Announcement of the Passing of Ustad al’-Ulama Shaykh Ghulam Muhammad Tonswi Rahimahullah

 

Photos of the Noble Shaykh and some of his teachers

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Posted by: Seeker of the Sacred Knowledge | June 17, 2014

Shaykh Muhammad Abdul Latif al-Farfour al-Hassani Passes Away


Shaykh Muhammad Abdul Latif al-Farfour al-Hassani Passes Away

Assalamu Alaykum Wa Rahmatullahi Wa Barakatuh , We pray this finds everyone well, wrapped in Allah’s mercy and steadfastly travelling the path to eternal felicity, in sha Allah.

Shaykh Muhammad Abdul Latif al-Farfour al-Hassani from Damascus has Passed away, he passed away recently, Shaykh Muhammad is the son of Sayyid Shaykh Muhammad Salih Farfour (born in Damascus in 1901 and died 1986)  who was renowned for his piety, knowledge and diligence in the pursuit of educating others who sought knowledge. He founded the famously known institute in Syria known as Al-Fatih (Ma’ad al-Fath al-Islami) in Damascus, graduating students by the thousands as well as a specific branch of the school for females, Shaykh Salih had famous students such as Sayyid Shaykh Ibrahim al-Yaqoubi, Shaykh Adib Kallas, Shaykh ‘Abdur Razzaq al-Halabi, Shaykh Shu’ayb and ‘Abdul Qadir al-Arna’ut, Shaykh Suhayl az-Zabibi, and others. Inna lillahi wa inna ilayhi raji’un. May He give him to drink from the Basin of His Prophet (alayhi salat wa salam), that he may never thirst thereafter, and may He enter him into the highest gardens of Paradise! Ameen.

Sayyid Shaykh Muhammad Salih al-Farfour Rahimahullah

Sayyid Shaykh Muhammad Salih al-Farfour Rahimahullah

Before the news of his passing was verified –

Between veracity and prevarication

Sayyid Shaykh Muhammad al-Yaqoubi

I heard that my friend Shaykh Dr. Abdullatif Farfoor died; then people said it was a rumour. So, I wrote this poem in 20 lines; and here is the highlights of it in English:

Enviers claimed I died
But I actually I won the Mercy of Allah (because when someone dies we say rh)

They wish everyday for my death
Yet, I am alive by my praiseworthy deeds (i.e. not by my breath and heartbeat – if if that stops I am still alive)

I am a sun which never eclipsed at any time (so, it will not again)
I am a moon which is safe from waning

I am as firm as a mountain; never worried
The more winds blow the more stable I become

How many a unfortunate persons die everyday
While he is a meaninglessly live and never missed!

And a noble man dies while he is remembrance remains
written forever in the annals of history

If I were ambitious at some point in my life;
Today, I have repented from all my ambitions

I do not fear meeting my lord and I am indeed
ready for it; when its time is due.

 

التعزية بفقيد الشام العلامة الشيخ الدكتور عبد اللطيف الفرفور رحمه الله

 

الأخ الفاضل الشيخ محمد صالح وإخوانك الكرام ووالدتكم المصونة وإخوان الشيخ المشايخ الفضلاء وتلاميذه النجباء

 

أحسن الله عزاءكم في درة الشام وفقيد الإسلام ، وجبر مصابكم في هذا العلامة الإمام والأديب الهمام. ورحم الشيخ رحمة واسعة.

 

يعز علي أنه توفي غريبا عن بلده بعيدا عن أصحابه ، ولكن يؤنسني أن الله تعالى عصمه من الوقوع في الفتنة والتلوث بالنفاق. ولعمري إنها لكرامة له من الله تعالى تحسبُ له.

 

يعز علي أنه توفي مقهورا يشتكي جور الأقارب ولسع العقارب وعقوق التلاميذ وخيانة الأصحاب، ولكن سلواننا أنه مضى وهو ثابت على طريق العلم لم يغير ولم يبدل، لم تزده الصعاب إلا ثباتا، ولا الشدائد إلا قوة ومضاء.

 

إن حق الصحبة والأخوة بيني وبين الشيخ يقتضي مني أن أكتب في تأبينه ما هو أوسع من ذلك. فقد كان نادرة الزمان وأعجوبة العصر. ولعمري إنه لمصاب جلل وخطب عظيم نزل بالشام ورمى العلم عن يد واحدة.

 

لكم منا أصدق العزاء والدعاء ونسأل الله تعالى أن يجعل فيكم الخير والبركة وأن يتغمد الراحل بالرحمة والمغفرة، وأن يمن عليكم بجميل الصبر وحسن السلوان.

وإنا لله وإنا إليه راجعون.

Rare Photos of Sayyid Shaykh Muhammad Salih al-Farfour RadiAllahu Anhu and some of  his many Students

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Talk on at-Tazkiyah (Purify your soul) by Sayyid Shaykh Muhammad Abdul Latif al-Farfour al-Hassani Rahimahullah

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xKPhLJa031U

Posted by: Seeker of the Sacred Knowledge | May 30, 2014

Shaykh Sa’ad ad-Din al-Murad Passes Away


Shaykh Muhammad Sa'ad ad-Din al-Murad Rahimahullah

Assalamu Alaykum Wa Rahmatullahi Wa Barakatuh , We pray this finds everyone well, wrapped in Allah’s mercy and steadfastly travelling the path to eternal felicity, in sha Allah.

Shaykh Muhammad Sa’ad ad-Din al-Murad al-Hamwi al-Hanafi ash-Shadhili has passed away, he passed away shortly after Fajr, he was the first khalifa of Shaykh ‘Abdal Qadir ‘Isa al-Halabi Rahimahullah,  Inna lillahi wa inna ilayhi raji’un. May He give him to drink from the Basin of His Prophet (alayhi salat wa salam), that he may never thirst thereafter, and may He enter him into the highest gardens of Paradise! Ameen.

The Janaza of Shaykh Muhammad Sa’ad ad-Din al-Murad al-Hamwi al-Hanafi ash-Shadhili Rahimahullah was held in Masjid al-Nabawi and he was laid to rest in Jannatul Baqi, a large group of scholars attended the Janazah amongst them was Shaykh Dr. Khalil Mulla May Allah preserve him

انا لله وانا اليه راجعون
انتقل الى رحمة الله تعالى
العلامة العارف بالله الشيخ سعد الدين بن محمد سليم المراد الشاذلي رحمه الله
الله يرحمه ويجعل مثواه الجنة
إنا لله وإنا إليه راجعون ولله ما أخذ ولله ما أعطى
His Family:

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Posted by: Seeker of the Sacred Knowledge | May 7, 2014

Shaykh Sayyid Nazim al-Haqqani Passes Away


Shaykh Sayyid Nazim al-Haqqani Passes Away

Assalamu Alaykum Wa Rahmatullahi Wa Barakatuh , We pray this finds everyone well, wrapped in Allah’s mercy and steadfastly travelling the path to eternal felicity, in sha Allah.

Shaykh Sayyid Muhammad Nazim al-Haqqani from Cyprus has Passed today away at the age of 92. Inna lillahi wa inna ilayhi raji’un. May He give him to drink from the Basin of His Prophet (alayhi salat wa salam), that he may never thirst thereafter, and may He enter him into the highest gardens of Paradise! Ameen.

The Janaza prayers will be at Salamiya Mosque in LEFKOŞA after asr the. To Lefke InshaAllah. Please spread word. 5pm Cyprus time today.

إنا لله وإنا إليه راجعون

وفاة العالم الرباني العارف بالله تعالى الشيخ محمد ناظم الحقاني القبرصى

انتقل إلى رحمة الله تعالى وجوار الأنبياء والصديقين والشهداء والصالحين اليوم الأربعاء في قبرص شيخ الطريقة النقشبندية العارف بالله تعالى القطب الشيخ محمد ناظم الحقاني عن اثنين وتسعين سنة (ويقال إن عمره يزيد على المائة).

وهو أحد كبار أولياء هذه الأمة وأعلام المسلمين الذين أحيا الله تعالى بهم الدين في القرن العشرين. نشر الإسلام في بلاد الغرب والشرق وأسلم على يديه الآلاف من الناس، وكان سببا لهداية أعداد لا تحصى من المسلمين.

إنه خطب جلل ومصاب عظيم حل بالأمة في هذا الوقت العصيب الذي تعاني فيه الأمة من التمزق والضعف وموت العلماء وذهاب الصالحين.

نسأل الله تعالى أن يتغمد بالرحمة والرضوان هذا العالم الجليل والإمام الكبير، وأن يجعل في أبنائه وتلاميذه الخير والبركة، وأن يعوض الأمة الإسلامية خيرا. إنه سميع مجيب. ونقدم تعازينا لأخليفة الفقيد وسائر أبنائه وتلاميذه.
وإنا لله وإنا إليه راجعون.

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It is a sad day when such a great man of Allah leaves this world. With a lot of grief and sadness we announce the passing away of the great Qutb and Murshid, shaykh Sayyid Muhammad Nazim Al-Haqqani, who passed away today Wednesday and was buried in Cyprus at Asr time.

We offer our condolences to his Khalifa and son, shaykh Mehmet and to his family and students around the world.

It is a big loss to the Muslim Ummah, so we pray that Allah compensate this Ummah.

We request all our brothers and sisters and students to recite Fatiha for his blessed pure soul and do as many khatem of al-Qur’an as possible.

- Shaykh Sayyid Muhammad Abul Huda al-Yaqoubi from Damascus

Update -

Many scholars have offered their condolences including:

Shaykh Sayyid Muhammad Abul Huda al-Yaqoubi from Damascus
Shaykh Sayyid Muhammad Bin Yahya al-Ninowy from Aleppo
Shaykh Sayyid Afeefuddin al-Gaylani from Baghdad
Shaykh Sayyid Hashimuddin al-Gaylani from Baghdad
Shaykh Muhammad Zahid Sultani from Kashmir

Including many other scholars from Pakistan, India, Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Yemen, Iraq, Syria, Makkah, Madinah, Jordan, Lebanon, Dubai, Kuwait, Egypt, Turkey, Abu Dhabi, Palestine, Morocco, Spain, Ghana, Somalia, Iran, Kurdistan and several countries in the East and west such as the UK, USA and so on ..

As well as this many custodians from Maqams of ‘Awliya in India and Pakistan such as Ghamkol Sharif, Golra Sharif, Nerian Sharif, Gulhar Sharif, Balawara Sharif, Mohra Sharif and so on…

Miracles on the Passing of Shaykh Sayyid Nazim al-Haqqani

As the Prophet ﷺ said in an authentic Hadith, “Mention the good tidings of your deceased” so we wanted to share with you all the Karama [e.g. miracles] Mawlana Shaykh Sayyid Nazim al-Haqqani showed us after his passing:

1- In Cyprus the last time it rained in May was 42 years ago and similarly in the Middle East. Yet the day of Mawlana’s passing, there was powerful thunder and flashes of lightning that woke people from their sleep. It rained heavily, non-stop, for two days. The ocean, after 2 or 3 days of big waves, became suddenly calm. 

Even in Makkah al-Mukarramah and al-Madīnah al-Munawwarah, Damascus, India and the UK rain was falling at the time that coincided with Mawlana’s soul leaving his body. Later that afternoon, everyone realized that even the sky was weeping for the loss of the world’s great saint. It is a mercy [rahmah] from Allah that these rains were falling to show how much love Allah has for His saint. 

2 – Many people witnessed an amazing incident during the burial of Mawlana Shaykh in his Masjid in Lefke. Men had dug a very large grave approximately 4 meters [12 feet] in length. Four people stood in the grave to place Mawlana Shaykh´s holy body inside. As they carried his beloved body down into the grave it was weightless, as if carrying a feather. When they laid his holy body down, miraculously his body had become long enough to fill the grave from one end to the other! His head was touching one end and his feet touching the other, which measured over 4 meters. This was to show all of those present that Mawlana was inheriting from the prophetic tradition of being a stature and size exceeding normal human beings. Never has anyone seen during a burial that a body would stretch so his grave is almost insufficient. Perhaps if we were to expand his grave to 10 meters Mawlana´s body might stretch to fill it. That was a tremendous indication that he truly was the inheritor of Prophet Muhammad ﷺ.

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In Memoriam of Shaykh Sayyid Nazim al-Haqqani RadiAllahu Anhu from Cyprus

In the Name of Allah, Most Compassionate, Most Merciful. Peace and Salutations be upon His Messenger

His full name is Muhammad Nazim ‘Adil ibn al-Sayyid Ahmad ibn Hasan Yashil Bash al-Haqqani al-Qubrusi al-Hanafi, may Allah sanctify his soul and preserve his secret. His kunya is Abu Muhammad – after his oldest son – and he is also the father of Baha’ al-Din, Naziha, and Ruqayya.

He is the Grand Mufti of Turkish Cyprus. He was born in 1341 (1922) in the city of Larnaca, Cyprus (Qubrus) to a family of Arab origin with Tatar roots. His father descended from the Cardinal Saint of Islam, Sultan al Awliya Shaykh ‘Abd al-Qadir al-Jilani; who declared “My foot is on the necks of all Saints”. His mother descends from Mawlana Jalal al-Din al-Rumi.

He grew up in Cyprus, as a top student in all of his classes and he also showed great signs of Wiliyat throughout his youth. As a youth, he was initiated and trained in both the Qadri and Mevlavi Paths. He excelled in both of these to the extent that elders would come to visit him and ask him to make istakharah for them regarding various matters concerning their personal lives.

His Educational Background

After finishing school in Cyprus, young Shaykh Nazim went to university in Istanbul and graduated in Chemical Engineering. While in Istanbul, he also studied Arabic and fiqh under Shaykh Jamal al-Din al-Alsuni (d. 1375/1955) and received ijaza from him. He also took initiation into the Naqshbandi Tariqa from Shaykh Sulayman Arzarumi (d. 1368/1948) who eventually sent him to Syria in search of the renowned Wali of the epoch, Shaykh ‘Abd Allah Daghestani, who held the secrets of the Naqshbandiyya.

Shaykh Nazim then left his homeland and headed towards the Middle East, where he sought the company of Shaykh ‘Abd Allah Daghestani. He spen five years looking for his Shaykh. During these intense five years, he continued his Shari’a studies in Halab (Aleppo), Hama, and Hims. He studied at the shrine and madrassah of Khalid ibn al-Walid (radi allahu anhu) in Hims under its great Ulema and obtained ijaza in Hanafi fiqh from Shaykh Muhammad ‘Ali ‘Uyun al-Sud and Shaykh ‘Abd al-Jalil Murad, and ijaza in hadith from the Muhaddith Shaykh ‘Abd al-’Aziz ibn Muhammad ‘Ali ‘Uyun al-Sud al-Hanafi.

Shaykh ‘Abd al-’Aziz ibn Muhammad ‘Ali ‘Uyun al-Sud al-Hanafi is one of the ten great hadith teachers of the late Rifa’i Hafiz of Aleppo, Shaykh al-Islam ‘Abd Allah Siraj al-Din (1924- 2002 CE) who met Shaykh ‘Abd Allah Daghestani in 1959 and gave bay’a to Mawlana Shaykh Nazim during the latter’s last visit to him in Aleppo in 2001.

Shaykh Nazim also studied under Shaykh Sa’id al-Siba’i who sent him to Damascus after receiving a sign related to the coming of Mawlana Shaykh ‘Abd Allah al-Daghistani to Syria. After his initial arrival in Syria from Daghistan in the late thirties, Mawlana Shaykh ‘Abd Allah lived mostly in Damascus but often visited Aleppo and Hims. In the latter city he got to know Shaykh Sa’id al-Siba’i who was director of the Khalid ibn Walid madrassah. Shaykh Sa’id wrote to him, “We have a remarkable student from Turkey studying with us.” Mawlana Shaykh ‘Abd Allah replied to him, “That student belongs to us; send him over!” That student was Mawlana Shaykh Nazim who came to Damascus and gave his bay’a to Shaykh ‘Abd Allah Daghestani between 1941 and 1943.

According to the Ulema

The director of Dar al-Ifta’ in Beirut, Lebanon, Shaykh Salah al-Din Fakhri wrote by hand: “On the morning of al-Ahad 20 Rabi’ al-Akhir 1386 corresponding to Sunday 7 August, 1966, we were granted the privilege of visiting Shaykh ‘Abd Allah al-Daghistani – Allah have mercy on him – in Mount Qasyun in Damascus on the initiative and in the company of Mawlana al-Shaykh Mukhtar al-’Alayli – Allah have mercy on him – the Mufti of the Republic of Lebanon at the time; Shaykh Husayn Khalid the imam of Nawqara Mosque; Hajj Khalid Bashir – may Allah have mercy on both of them; Shaykh Husayn Sa’biyya [the present director of Dar al-Hadith al-Ashrafiyya in Damascus]; Shaykh Mahmud Sa’d; Shaykh Zakariyya Sha’r; and Hajj Mahmud Sha’r. The Shaykh received us most kindly, with a warm welcome full of happiness and mirth. This was in the presence of Shaykh Nazim al-Qubrusi – Allah save and keep him! We sat from nine o’clock in the morning until the zuhr call to prayer while the Shaykh – Allah have mercy on him – explained and spoke about Sham, its excellence, its extraordinary merits, and the fact that it is the site of the Resurrection and that Allah will gather all human beings in it for the final Reckoning. He mentioned things that moved our hearts and minds, imbued with the glorious spirit of the Salihiyya district, and he spoke about the indissoluble link – in practice as well as discourse – between tasawwuf and the Shari’a….”

Reverence From the Pious Ulema

There are many more prestigious names of the Ulema and Awliya’ of Syria who loved and associated with both Shaykh ‘Abd Allah Daghestani and Shaykh Nazim Al Haqqani during the golden thirty-year period of their association such as Shaykh Muhammad Bahjat al-Baytar (1311-1396), Shaykh Sulayman Ghawji al-Albani (d. 1378) the father of Shaykh Wahbi, Shaykh Tawfiq al-Hibri, Shaykh Muhammad al-’Arabi al-’Azzuzi (1308-1382) the Mufti of Lebanon and principal Shaykh of Shaykh Husayn ‘Usayran, al-’Arif Shaykh Shahid al-Halabi, al-’Arif Shaykh Rajab al-Ta’i, Shaykh al-Qurra’ Shaykh Najib Khayyata al-Farazi al-Halabi, al-’Arif Shaykh Muhammad al-Nabhan, Shaykh Ahmad ‘Izz al-Din al-Bayanuni, al-’Arif Shaykh Ahmad al-Harun (1315-1382), Shaykh Muhammad Zayn al-’Abidin al-Jadhba, and others – Allah have mercy on all of them!

Thus has it been noted that in every encounter with the Awliya’ and righteous Ulema of this Ummah, they invariably show the highest respect and most fearsome humbleness to Mawlana and his silsila even when they are ostensibly on a different path such as al-Habib ‘Ali al-’Aydarus in Malaysia; Sayyid Muhammad ibn ‘Alawi al-Maliki in Makka; al-Habib ‘Umar ibn Hafiz of Tarim; Sayyid Yusuf al-Rifa’i of Kuwait; Shaykh ‘Isa al-Himyari in Dubai; Sayyid ‘Afif al-Din al-Jilani and Shaykh Bakr al- Samarra’i of Baghdad; al-Sharif Mustafa ibn al-Sayyid Ibrahim al-Basir in central Morocco; the Grandmufti of Syria Shaykh Ahmad Kuftaro ibn Mawlana al-Shaykh Amin and his friends Shaykh Bashir al-Bani, Shaykh Rajab Dib, and Shaykh Ramazan Dib; the Kattani Shuyukh of Damascus; the late Shaykh ‘Abd Allah Siraj al-Din and his nephew Dr. Nur al-Din ‘Itr; Mawlana al-Shaykh ‘Abd al-Rahman al-Shaghuri; Dr. Samer al- Nass; Shaykh Osman Sirajuddin from Kurdistan, Shaykh Abdul Karim Mudarris from Baghdad, Shaykh Mahmud Efendi from Istanbul, Shaykh Abdul Baki from Turkey, Shaykh Muhammad Sadiq from Kashmir, Shaykh Ahmad Habbal, Shaykh Muhammad Zakariyya al-Bukhari from Madina, Shaykh Muhammad Alauddin Siddiqui from Kashmir, Shaykh Faqir Rehmat Karim from NWFP, Pakistan, Shaykh Babikir Ahmed Babikir from Sudan, Shaykh Muhammad Iqbal Abbasi from Madinah, Shaykh Habib Abdul Qadir as-Saqqaf from Jeddah, Shaykh Muhammad Amin al-Hasanat Shah from Punjab, Shaykh Sufi Muhammad Aslam from Jhelum, Shaykh Muhammad Tahir from Jhang, Shaykh Shukri al-Luhafi from Damascus,  Shaykh Sayyid Shah Turab ul-Haq Qadri from Pakistan, Shaykh Murabit al-Hajj from Mauritania, Shaykh Sayyid Hashmi Miyan from India, Shaykh Sayyid Shabir Ali Shah from Attock, Shaykh Sayyid Naseer ud din Naseer from Islamabad, Shaykh Muhammad Naqib-ur-Rehman from Rawalpindi, Shaykh Hazim Abu Ghazala from Amman, Shaykh Muhammad Ahmad al-Mahi from Madinah, Shaykh Abdul Ghani al-Jafari from Egypt and more- may Allah have mercy on them! Each of the above-named Ulema all invoke tarazzi on Mawlana al-Shaykh Nazim, expressing belief in the loftiness of his wilaya and asking for his du’a. “And Allah suffices as Witness that Muhammad is the Messenger of Allah” (48:28-29).

His Seclusions

During his thirty years of intense training under Shaykh ‘Abd Allah Daghestani, Shaykh Nazim was placed in numerous seclusions. When he was only 33 years old, he was ordered into seclusion by Shaykh ‘Abd Allah Daghestani who told him, “I have received an order from the Prophet for you to make seclusion in the mosque of Shaykh ‘Abd al Qadir Jilani in Baghdad. You go there and make seclusion for six months.”

About this same seclusion Shaykh Nazim himself states, “I only emerged from my room for the five prayers. Other than that I spent my whole time in that room. I was able to reach such a state that I was reciting the whole Qur’an in nine hours. In addition to that I was reciting 124,000 times the Dhikr ‘Laa ilaha ill-Allah’ and 124,000 prayers on the Prophet (salawat) and I was reading the entire Dalail al-Khayrat [book of devotions]. Added to that I was regularly reciting 313,000 ‘Allah Allah’ every day, in addition to all the prayers that were assigned to me. Vision after vision was appearing to me every day. They used to take me from one state to another and give me a state of complete Annihilation in the Divine Presence.”

 

His Students & his representatives :

Students & representatives of Sayyid Shaykh Nazim al-Haqqani

Shaykh Muhammad Hisham Kabbani

Shaykh Muhammad Adnan Kabbani

Shaykh Gibril Fouad Haddad

Shaykh Abdul Kerim Efendi al-Kibrisi

Shaykh Muhammad Mehmet Adil

Shaykh Bahauddin Adil

Shaykh Naimatullah

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Inheritor of the Masters

Before his passing from this temporary abode, Shaykh ‘Abd Allah Daghestani made a will and appointed Shaykh Nazim Adil Al Haqqani as his Caliph and Sucessor. He granted to him his office and the secrets of the Naqshbandi Tariqa. He ordered that Shaykh Nazim’s name be included in the Silsila of the Naqshbandi Tariqat and that people take Shaykh Nazim as their Murshid in his place, who would now connect them to the Naqshbandi Masters. Since then, Mawlana Shaykh Nazim in addition to his travels towards the East, he began frequenting the West regularly, conveying to Europeans and Americans the spiritual and peaceful message of Islam and its mystical teaching as taught by the Naqshbandi Masters.

Mashallah, Mawlana Shaykh Nazim Al Haqqani  dedicated his entire life to Defending Truth and constant ascetic worship of his Lord. His spirituality has attracted hundreds of thousands of Seekers to the Path from all walks of life and from all over the world, including internationally acclaimed musicians, artists, businessmen and even Monarchs and Heads of States such as the Sultans of Malaysia and the Sultans of the UAE. His miracles (Karamah) are countless, from literally disappearing into thin air and later reappearing while in presence of numerous witnesses to appearing countless times in dreams and visions with the Messenger of Allah, the Prophet Muhammad (peace and blessings be upon him) to guide his Murids to their heavenly destinations. Mawlana’s efforts to spread Islam in the West have resulted in more than 100,000 persons having taken the Naqshbandi Order through him both directly and indirectly and more than 10,000 people having embraced Islam through him.

Grand Mufti of Syria the late Shaykh Yaseen Ahmed Kuftaro calls Mawlana al-Shaykh Nazim “Our greatest Shaykh”

Shaykh Sayyid Muhammad al-Yaqoubi from Damascus never mentions Shaykh Nazim except with awe and respect.

Shaykh Abd al-Qadir al-Jili of Madina the son of Sidi Muhammad Mahi al-Bukhari when he visited the shiekhs house in Damascus shook from head to toe and was saying Allah, Allah the whole visit.
The Grand Shaykh of the Shadhili Tariqa, Shaykh Sayyid Abdul Rahman Shaghouri Rahimahullah, Shaykh Nuh Keller’s Shaykh, when he sees a Murid of Sheikh Nazim always says to them: “Remember us in your Du`a.”

Sheikh Sayyid Alawi al Malaiki who is considered by millions to be one of the main supreme knowledgeable ulema of this century took bayat with the sheikh Nazim al Haqqani and said; “If you follow Shaykh Nazim then you must be Haqqani.” he also added Sheikh Nazim Is the ‘sheikh of sheikhs’ perhaps some of you don’t know Syedina Nazim al Haqqani holds many of the most fascinating hadith sharif’s along with there entire chains which have been narrated over period of time, which ulema such as Sheikh Syed Alawi al Malaiki have been presented with, which many sub continental ulema continue to translate even today.

 

Habib Ali al-Jifri visits Shaykh Nazim al-Haqqani:

Mawlana Shaykh Nazim Speaks About Visiting the Maqam of Imam Ali Hajveri Rahimahullah in Lahore:

Shaykh Habib Kadhim al-Saqqaf And Habib Ja’far Visit Mawlana Shaykh Nazim:

Conversation between Grand Shaykh Abdullah Faiz Daghestani And Shaykh Nazim:

 

 

 

Posted by: Seeker of the Sacred Knowledge | April 27, 2014

Shaykh Hisham Burhani Passes Away


Shaykh Hisham Burhani Passes Away (30)

Assalamu Alaykum Wa Rahmatullahi Wa Barakatuh , We pray this finds everyone well, wrapped in Allah’s mercy and steadfastly travelling the path to eternal felicity, in sha Allah.

Shaykh Muhammad Hisham Burhani from Damascus has Passed away at the age of 82, Shaykh Muhammad Hisham Burhani was a leading senior scholar of Damascus who came from a prominent family of scholars, he was the son of the Late Waliy Shaykh Muhammad Sa’id Burhani al-Shadhili Rahimahullah. Inna lillahi wa inna ilayhi raji’un. May He give him to drink from the Basin of His Prophet (alayhi salat wa salam), that he may never thirst thereafter, and may He enter him into the highest gardens of Paradise! Ameen.

إنا لله وإنا إليه راجعون
ننعي إلى الأمة الإسلامية وفاة شيخنا العلامة المربي العارف بالله بقية السلف الصالح سيدنا الإمام الشيخ محمد هشام نجل مولانا العارف بالله محمد سعيد البرهاني

Clarification regarding a misconception about the body of Shaykh Muhammad Sa’id Burhani Rahimahullah:

كما ورد..
نقلا عن..
الأخ ابو انس ظريفة
وهو الذي أنزل جسد الشيخ هشام الى قبر والده:
( وجدت هيكلاً عظميا كاملا”فقط ..
ولا اثر لأي بقية من جسد الشيخ سعيد..
وتم جمع العظام في كيس خام و وضعتها في طرف القبر.)
يرجى الحذر من تناقل أخبار غير موثقة
والله اعلم..
كما ورد..
- Shaykh Muhammad al-Yaqoubi

Gathering with the Late Shaykh Hisham Burhani Rahimahullah:

Photos of the Late Shaykh:

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Posted by: Seeker of the Sacred Knowledge | April 8, 2014

Shaykh Muhammad Abdul Qadir al-Maini al-Qadri Passes Away


Shaykh Muhammad al Maini al-Qadri Passes Away

Assalamu Alaykum Wa Rahmatullahi Wa Barakatuh , We pray this finds everyone well, wrapped in Allah’s mercy and steadfastly traveling the path to eternal felicity, in sha Allah.

al-Arif Billah Shaykh Muhammad Abdul Qadir al-Maini al-Qadri from Halab (Aleppo) has passed away at the age of 94. He compiled his own Diwan and he was one of the teachers of Shaykh Samir al-Nass. Inna lillahi wa inna ilayhi raji’un. May He give him to drink from the Basin of His Prophet (alayhi salat wa salam), that he may never thirst thereafter, and may He enter him into the highest gardens of Paradise! Ameen.

 

إنا لله وإنا إليه راجعون اختارت العناية الإلهية شيخنا الشيخ محمد عبد القادر معيني القادري لينتقل إلى رحمته تعالى ليل الاثنين 7 جمادى الاخرة 1434 الموافق 7 ابريل / نيسان 2014 في القاهرة

وسيصلى عليه في جامع سيدنا الحسين بعد صلاة ظهر الثلاثاء .

ولا حول ولا قوة الا بالله العلي العظيم

ولا حول ولا قوة الا بالله العلي العظيم

 

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