Silsilah

The unbroken initiatic chain (Arabic: سلسلة Silsilah) of the order’s spiritual transmission from the present guide back to the Prophet, Allah bless him and give him peace, in Arabic prose is available for download below. The blessed masters’ names rendered in English are as follows (where available, click on highlighted names to read biography):

The Lord of Truth and All-Powerful Sustainer of the worlds,
ALLAH
Magnificent is His Majesty and sanctified be His Names
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Our liege, the Archangel and, the Holy and truthful spirit,
Jibra’il
Allāh bestow upon him peace
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Our liege, chieftain of the Messengers and seal of the Prophets,
Al-Habib Al-Mustafa Abu-l Qāsim Muhammad b. ‘Abd Allāh b. ‘Abd al-Muttalib
Allāh bless him, his family, companions and bestow upon them peace
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Our liege-lord, leader of the believers and paragon of chivalry,
Imām Abū Turāb ‘Alī b. Abū Tālib b. ‘Abd al-Muttalib al-Murtadā
Allāh ennoble his countenance and be pleased with him
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Our liege-lord, prince of the believers and beacon of justice,
Imām Abū ‘Abd Allah Husain b. ‘Alī as-Sibt ash-Shahīd
Allāh be pleased with him
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Our liege-lord, ornament of theworshippers,
Imām Abu al-Hasan ‘Alī b. Husain Zain al-‘Ābdīn as-Sajjad
Allāh be pleased with him
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Our liege-lord, the revealer of knowledge,
Imām Abū Ja’far Muhammad b. ‘Alī al-Bāqir
Allāh be pleased with him
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Our liege-lord, the virtuous polymath,
Imām Abū ‘Abd Allah Ja’far b. Muhammad as-Sādiq
Allāh be pleased with him
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Our liege-lord, the generous and munificent,
Imām Abū Ibrāhīm Mūsā b. Ja’far al-Kāzim
Allāh be pleased with him
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Our liege-lord, the morally upright,
Imām Abu al-Hasan ‘Alī b. Mūsā ar-Ridā
Allāh be pleased with him
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Our liege-lord, the tolerant and intoxicated lover,
Shaikh Abū Mahfūz Ma’rūf b. Fīrūz al-Karkhī
Allāh be pleased with him
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Our liege-lord, the devout and abstinent,
Shaikh Abu al-Hasan Sarī as-Saqatī b. al-Mughallis
Allāh be pleased with him
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Our liege-lord, the bridge between exotericism and esotericism,
Shaikh Abu al-Qāsim al-Junaid b. Muhammad al-Baghdādī
Allāh be pleased with him
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Our liege-lord, the spiritually drunk ascetic,
Shaikh Abū Bakr ‘Abd Allāh Dulāf b. Jahdar ash-Shiblī
Allāh be pleased with him
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Our liege-lord, the sign-post to right guidance,
Shaikh Abu al-Fadl ‘Abd al-Wāhid b. ‘Abd al-‘Azīz at-Tamīmī
Allāh be pleased with him
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Our liege-lord, the pathway to gnosis,
Shaikh Abu al-Faraj Yūsuf b. Yūsuf ath-Thāwī at-Tarsūsī
Allāh be pleased with him
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Our liege-lord, the river to the Divine Ocean,
Shaikh Abu al-Hasan ‘Ali b. Muhammad al-Qurashī al-Hankarī
Allāh be pleased with him
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Our liege-lord, the Hanbali Judge and pious ascetic,
Shaikh Abū Sa’īd al-Mubārak b. ‘Alī al-Makhzūmī | al-Mukharrimī
Allāh be pleased with him
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Our liege-lord, the lordly cardinal pole, mightiest succor & gray falcon,
Muhyi ad-Dīn Abū Muhammad ‘Abd al-Qādir b. Jangi Dost Musa al-Jīlānī
Allāh sanctify his secret
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Our liege-lord, the expert jurist and exemplary guide,
Tāj ad-Dīn Abū Bakr ‘Abd ar-Razzāq b. ‘Abd al-Qādir al-Baghdādī
Allāh sanctify his secret
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Our liege-lord, the modest Chief Justice and pillar of the religion,
Imād ad-Dīn Abū Sālih Nasr b. ‘Abd ar-Razzāq al-Baghdādī
Allāh sanctify his secret
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Our liege-lord, the learned scholar and pious ascetic,
Fakhr ad-Dīn Abū Nasr Muhammad b. Nasr al-Baghdādī
Allāh sanctify his secret
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Our liege-lord, the excellent leader and eloquent preacher,
Zāhir ad Dīn Abu al-Sa’ūd Ahmad b. Muhammad al-Baghdādī
Allāh sanctify his secret
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Our liege-lord, the venerable Gnostic and knower of Allāh,
Shaikh Sayyid ‘Alī al-Qadiri
Allāh sanctify his secret
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Our liege-lord, the venerable Gnostic and knower of Allāh,
Shaikh Sayyid Mūsā al-Qadiri
Allāh sanctify his secret
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Our liege-lord, the venerable Gnostic and knower of Allāh,
Shaikh Ahmad al-Halabī al-Qadiri
Allāh sanctify his secret
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Our liege-lord, the venerable Gnostic and knower of Allāh,
Langotbandh Baba Shaikh Bahā’ ad-Dīn al-Ansārī al-Qadirī 
Allāh sanctify his secret
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Our liege-lord, the venerable Gnostic and knower of Allāh,
Shaikh Muhammad Sharīf al-Qādirī
Allāh sanctify his secret
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Our liege-lord, the venerable Gnostic and knower of Allāh,
Shaikh Shams ad-Dīn al-Qādirī
Allāh sanctify his secret
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Our liege-lord, the venerable Gnostic and knower of Allāh,
Shaikh Salāh ad-Dīn b. Jum’a al-Qādirī
Allāh sanctify his secret
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Our liege-lord, the venerable Gnostic and knower of Allāh,
Shaikh Sayyid Ahmad Husain Bukhārī
Allāh illuminate his resting abode
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Our liege-lord, the venerable Gnostic and knower of Allāh,
Shaikh Sayyid Ismā’īl Husain Bukhārī b. Sayyid Ahmad
Allāh illuminate his resting abode
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Our liege-lord, the venerable Gnostic and knower of Allāh,
Shaikh Sayyid Muhammad Bukhārī b. Sayyid Ismā’īl
Allāh illuminate his resting abode
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Our liege-lord, the possessor of charismatic exploits,
Shaikh Sayyid Muhammad Bukhārī Tangal b. Sayyid Aḥmad
(Tamil: கண்ணணூா் புஃகாரி தங்கல் Kannanūr Bukhāri Tangal)
Allāh illuminate his resting abode
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Our liege-lord, the zealous missionary and elegant Sufi poet,
Shaikh ‘Umar b. ‘Abd al-Qādir al-Qāhirī
(Tamil: உமா் வலியுல்லா ‘Umar Waliyullāh)
Allāh illuminate his resting abode
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Our liege-lord, the profound teacher, scholar and mystic,
Taykā Sāhib al-Kirkarī Shaikh ‘Abd al-Qādir b. Muhammad Naina
(Tamil: கீழக்கரை தைக்கா ஸாஹிப் Kīzhakkarai Taikā Sāhib)
Allāh illuminate his resting abode
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Our liege-lord, the erudite scholar, savant and reviver of the era,
Shaikh Imām al-‘Arūs Sayyid Muhammad b. Ahmad Lebbai
(Tamil: மாப்பிள்ளை லெப்பை ஆலிம் Māppillai Lebbai ‘Ālim)
Allāh illuminate his resting abode
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Our liege-lord, the zamindar missionary and knower of Allāh,
Shaikh Sāhib al-Jalwah Shah al-Ḥamīd b. Sayyid Muhammad
(Tamil: ஜல்வத் நாயகம் Jalwat Nāyagam)
Allāh illuminate his resting abode
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Our liegelord, the philanthropic scholar and saint,
Shaikh Taikā Ahmad ‘Abd al-Qādir b. Shah al-Hamīd
(Tamil: பெரிய ஷைஃகு நாயகம் Periya Shaikhu Nāyagam)
Allāh illuminate his resting abode
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Our liege-lord, the ark of guidance,
Shaikh (Dr.) Taikā Shu’aib b. Ahmad ‘Abd al-Qādir
Allāh protect and bless him, his family, progeny and disciples and benefit us through him! (Tamil: ஷைஃகு நாயகம் Shaikhu Nāyagam)
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Our liege-lord, the chosen successor,
Shaikh Taikā Ahmad Nāsir b. Shu’aib
Allah protect and bless him, his family and progeny!
(Tamil: ஃகலீபா நாயகம் Khalīfa Nāyagam)

May Allāh be pleased with them and us, sanctify their secret & ours,
and illuminate their resting abodes and ours.

May He forgive us, have mercy on us, shower us divine grace, facilitate our affairs,
fulfill our needs, and give us complete Gnosis.

May Allāh bless & bestow peace on our liege-lord Muḥammad, his family, companions, and inheritors. May we too be from them.

Āmīn!

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