Silsila

Sufi teaching proceeds by means of a teacher-student relationship. Each teacher-student relationship forms a link in a chain which connects any authentic Sufi Order back to the Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him).

This “chain of initiation” is called a “Silsila“.The Silsila of the School of Sufi Teaching connects the current Shaykh of the Order, Shaykh Hamid Hasan, to the Prophet Muhammad (p.b.u.h) through the five main Sufi Orders, the Naqshbandi, Mujaddedi, Chishti, Shadhili and Qadiri. Each of these are named after of a prominent Shaykh of the order.

Sufi Meditation has always been an important part of the teachings of all the Sufi shaykhs in this tariqa. The more recent Shaykhs of the School of Sufi Teaching have made these Sufi meditation practices available to modern seekers of truth.

This Sislila shows how the order that was found by Hazrat Abdul Bari Shah shares the Naqshbandi silsila, the Shadhili Silsila, the Qadiri Silsila the Chishti Silsila.

The Naqsbandi Mujaddidi sillsila is a special branch of the Naqshbandi silsila, which gets its name from Shaykh Ahmed Faruqi Sirhindi (1564-1624). He was known as “Mujaddid Alf Thani” - The Renewer of the Millenium – because he was said to have renewed Islam and Sufism for the next thousand years.

 

Muhammad (saws)

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Chishti
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Shadhili
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Qadiri
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The Caliph Hazrat Abu Bakr as-Siddiq
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Hazrat Salman Farsi
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Hazrat Qasim Bin Muhammad Bin Abi Bakr
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Hazrat Imam Jafar as-Sadiq
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Hazrat Shaykh Abu-Yazid Tayfur Bistami
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Hazrat Abu al-Hasan ‘Ali ibn Ahmad Kharaqani
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Hazrat Abu Ali Farmadi Tusi
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Hazrat Mawlana ‘Arif Riwgari

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Hazrat Khwajah Mahmud Abu al-Khayr Anjir Faghnawi

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Hazrat ‘Azizan ‘Ali
Ramitani

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Hazrat Mawlana Muhammad
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Hazrat Sayyid Amir Kulal

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Hazrat Khwaja Muhammad Baha’uddin Shah Naqshband

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Hazrat Khwajah ‘Ala’uddin al-Attar

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Hazrat Mawlana Ya’qub al-Charkhi

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Hazrat Khwajah ‘Ubaydullah Ahrar

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Hazrat Khwajah Muhammad az-Zahid Wakhshi

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Hazrat Mawlana Darwish Muhammad

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Hazrat Mawlana Muhammad Khwajah al-Amkanagi

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Hazrat Khwajah Muhammad Baqibillah

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Hazrat Imam Rabbani Shaykh Ahmad Faruqi Sirhindi Mujaddid

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Hazrat Adam Banuri

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Hazrat Sayyid Abdullah Akbarabadi

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Hazrat Shah ‘Abd ar-Rahim

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Hazrat Shah Waliullah

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Hazrat Shah ‘Abd al-Aziz

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Hazrat Sayyid Ahmad Shahid

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Hazrat Sufi Nur Muhammad

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Hazrat Sufi Fatih ‘Ali Uwaysi

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The Caliph Hazrat ‘Ali ibn Abi Talib

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Hazrat Hasan Basri

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Hazrat Abu al-Fadl ‘Abd al-Wahid ibn Zayd

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Hazrat Abu al-Fayd Fudayl
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Hazrat Ibrahim ibnn Adham Balkhi

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Hazrat Khwajah Sadiuddin Hudhayfa Mar’ashi

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Hazrat Khwajah Aminuddin Abu Hubayrah Basri

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Hazrat Khwajah Mamshad ‘Ulw Dinawri

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Hazrat Khwajah Abu-Ishaq Shami Chishti

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Hazrat Khwajah Abu Ahmad ibn Farasnafa

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Hazrat Khwajah Abu Muhammad ibn Ahmad

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Hazrat Khwajah Abu-Yusuf Chishti

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Hazrat Muhammad Mawdud Chishti

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Hazrat Hajji Sharif Zindani

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Hazrat Khwajah ‘Uthman Harvani

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Hazrat Khwaja Mu’inuddin Chishti

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Hazrat Qutbuddin Bakhtiyar Kaki

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Hazrat Fariduddin Mas’ud Ganj-i Shakar

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Hazrat Khwajah Nizamuddin Awliya’

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Hazrat Nasiruddin Chiragh-i Delhi

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Hazrat Kamaluddin ‘Allama

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Hazrat Sirajuddin

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Hazrat ‘Ilmuddin

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Hazrat Mahmud

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Hazrat Jamaluddin

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Hazrat Hasan

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Hazrat Muhammad

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Hazrat Muhammad Yahya Madani

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Hazrat Mawlana Kalimullah Jahanabadi

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Hazrat Mawlana Nizamuddin

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Hazrat Mawlana Fakhruddin

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Hazrat Mawlana Shah Niyaz Ahmad

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Hazrat Mawlana Shaykh Miskin

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Hazrat Mawlana Nijabet ‘Ali Shah

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Hazrat Abu-Hamid Karim Baksh

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The Caliph Hazrat ‘Ali ibn Abi Talib

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Hazrat Imam Husayn

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Hazrat Shaykh Muhammad Jarbadi

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Hazrat Shaykh Sa’id Qirwani

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Hazrat Shaykh Fatih Mas’udi

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Hazrat Shaykh Abu al-Qasim Mirwani

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Hazrat Shaykh Abu Ishaq Ibrahim Basri

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Hazrat Shaykh Qutbuddin Mahmud Qazwini

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Hazrat Shaykh Shamdsuddini

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Hazrat Shaykh Tajuddin

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Hazrat Shaykh Abu al-Hasan Ali

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Hazrat Shaykh Taqiuddin Sufi

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Hazrat Shaykh Sharafuddin Madani

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Hazrat Shaykh ‘Abd as-Salam ibn Mashish

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Hazrat Shaykh Nuruddin Abu al-Hasan Shadhili

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The Caliph Hazrat ‘Ali ibn Abi Talib

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Hazrat Imam Husayn

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Hazrat Imam ‘Ali Zayn al-’Abidin

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Hazrat Imam Muhammad Baqir

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Hazrat Imam Ja’far as-Sadiq

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Hazrat Iimam Musa al-Kazim

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Hazrat Imam Ai Musa Rida

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Hazrat Ma’ruf Karkhi

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Hazrat Sari Saqati

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Hazrat Junayd Baghdadi

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Hazrat Shaykh Abu Bakr Shibli

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Hazrat Shaykh ‘Abd al-’Aziz Tamimi

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Hazrat Abu al-Fadl Abu al-Wahid Tamimi

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Hazrat Abu al-Farah Tartusi

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Hazrat Abu al-Hasan Farshi

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Hazrat Abu Sa’id al-Mubarak Mukharrami

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Hazrat Shaykh ‘Abd al-Qadir Jilani

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Hazrat Sayyid ‘Abd al-Bari Shah
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Hazrat Hafiz Hamid Hassan ‘Alawi
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Hazrat Muhammad Sa’id Khan
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Hazrat Azad Rasool
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Hazrat Shaykh Hamid Hasan
(The Current Shaykh)

Note:
Uways al-Qarani was a contemporary of the Prophet Muhammad. Although the two never physically met, Uways received teachings and transmissions from the Prophet, and there are various sayings of the Prophet that attest to this. (eg., Sahih Muslim, c.55). In Sufism, the term uwaysi is used to describe a spiritual connection through which a student receives instructions from a deceased Shaykh (or, in some cases, the Prophet Muhammad).