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Naqshbandi Mujadadi Saifi Golden chain

This chain starts after Muhammad al-Masum (No 26) Akhundzada Pir Saif-urRahman Mubarak ( ) also known as Mubarak Sarkar) is a Sufi sheikh of the Naqshbandi Mujaddadi Tariqa, the founder of the Saifiya Tariqah. [1] He is famous for activating the hearts of disciples so that a clear vibration can be seen in the chests of many of his followers.[2]. Many people have accepted Islam through him.[3] His followers practise strict compliance with Sunnah, activation of Lataif and Wajad during Zikr[4]. [edit] Early lifeHe was born in a small village named Baba Kalai, about 20 km from Jalalabad on Muharram 20, 1344 A.H. (August 10, 1925 C.E.)[5]. His father, Sufi Hafiz Qari Muhammad Sarfraz Khan, a disciple of Sheikh Haji Muhammad Amin, a sheikh from Qadiriyah sufi order. At the very first sight the Sheikh predicted that the child would be the Sultan of all the Auliya' of his time and would be renowned throughout the world The sufi scholar Sheikh-alMashaikh Shah Rasul Taloqani, a Naqshbandi sheikh, one of the great AuliyaAllah[6], visited the area. Akhundzada Saif ur Rahman Mubarak, who had already developed a special interest in Sufism and had resorted to private study for a conceptual understanding of the subject, was among the audience. The virtues of the sheikh made an impression on him and he requested bay'ah. He was instantly granted Qalbi Zikr and bay'ah in Naqshbandiyah order. During the very first sitting all five Lataif of Aalim-e-Amr were activated and he was placed at higher spiritual status. At that time he was 32 years of age.[5] Shah Rasool Taloqani being old and weak, had instructed his Salikin to remain in the company of his favourite murid, Maulana Muhammad Hashim Samangani, after his departure. After his death in 1381 A.H., Akhundzada Saif ur Rahman Mubarak got bay'ah from Samanagani, who renewed the zikr and started guiding Akhundzada Saif ur Rahman Mubarak in his spiritual journey. The disciple in turn held fast onto his Murshid so long as he lived.[5] Akhundzada Saif ur Rahman Mubarak purchased land for his Murshid and built a meeting-house for him where a great number of people entered the Naqshbandi order. Maulana Hashim Samangani, in 1387 A.H., fell ill and called for Akhundzada Saif ur Rahman Mubarak, who had been granted limited Khilafat, to share the responsibilities of training the salikeen. This not only provided opportunity to Akhundzada Saif ur Rahman Mubarak to enjoy the company of his Murshid, but also gave an implicit indication of his superiority over other Salikeen, in the eyes of the Murshid. Akhundzada Mubarak performed his duties with such vigour and sense of responsibility that his Murshid gave him Mutliq (autonomous) Khilafat.[5]

He spent 3 years in service of his Murshid after which he was directed to Sheikh Haji Pachero for training in the Qadiriyah. Soon he was bestowed with Khilafat of that order too. He then went to Nowshehra, Pakistan, where he spent some time and imparted coaching to the salikeen in the vicinity. After some time, he returned to Afghanistan and travelled in various parts of the country including Nangarhar, Jalalabad and Nauman. On instructions by his Murshid, Akhundzada Saif ur Rahman Mubarak returned to Archi where he remained busy spreading the essence of the religion.[5] Maulana Hashim Samangani died in 1391 A.H. Before his death, he had ordered all his disciples to keep the company of Akhundzada Pir Saif ur Rahman Mubarak. In 1398 A.H. Akhundzada Mubarak performed Hajj. He also visited Madinah and visited various regions on his journey back to Afghanistan[7]. 1. The Naqshbandi Golden Chain or silsilah include (in date order): 1. Imam ul-Ambiyaa Sayyidna Muhammad ibn Abd Allah ibn Abdul Muttalib, d 11AH, buried Madinah SA (570/571 - 632 CE) 2. Abu Bakr as-Siddiq, radiya-l-Lahu`anh d 13AH, buried Madinah, SA 3. Salman al-Farsi, radiya-l-Lahu`anh d 35AH buried Madaa'in, SA. 4. Qasim ibn Muhammad ibn Abu Bakr d 107AH buried Madinah SA. 5. Jafar as-Sadiq, alayhi-s-salam (after which moves to Iran) d 148AH buried Madinah SA. 6. Tayfur Abu Yazid al-Bistami Bayazid Bastami, radiya-l-Lahu canh d 261AH buried Bistaam, Iran (804 - 874 CE). 7. Abul Hassan Ali al-Kharqani, qaddasa-l-Lahu sirrah d 425AH buried Khurqaan, Iran. 8. Abu Ali al-Farmadi, qaddasa-l-Lahu sirrah (after which moves to Turkmenistan) d 477AH buried Tous, Khorasan, Iran. 9. Abu Yaqub Yusuf al-Hamadani, qaddasa-l-Lahu sirrah d 535AH buried Bayram-Ali, Mary, Turkmenistan. 10. Abul Abbas, al-Khidr, alayhi-s-salam (after which moves to Uzbekistan / Afghanistan) (Omitted in some silsilahs). 11. Abdul Khaliq al-Ghujdawani, qaddasa-l-Lahu sirrah d 575AH buried Ghajdawan, Bukhara, Uzbekistan. 12. Arif ar-Riwakri, qaddasa-l-Lahu sirrah d 616AH buried Reogar, Bukhara, Uzbekistan. 13. Khwaja Mahmoud al-Anjir al-Faghnawi, qaddasa-l-Lahu sirrah d 715AH buried Waabakni, Mawralnahar. 14. Ali ar-Ramitani, qaddasa-l-Lahu sirrah d 715AH buried Khwaarizm, Bukhara, Uzbekistan. 15. Muhammad Baba as-Samasi, qaddasa-l-Lahu sirrah d 755AH buried Samaas, Bukhara, Uzbekistan. 16. as-Sayyid Amir Kulal, qaddasa-l-Lahu sirrah d 772AH buried Saukhaar, Bukhara, Uzbekistan.

17. Muhammad Baha'uddin Shah Naqshband Baha-ud-Din Naqshband Bukhari, qaddasa-l-Lahu sirrah d 791AH buried Qasr-e-Aarifan, Bukhara, Uzbekistan (13181389 CE). 18. Ala'uddin al-Bukhari al-cAttar, qaddasa-l-Lahu sirrah buried Jafaaniyan, Mawranahar, Uzbekistan. 19. Yaqub al-Charkhi, qaddasa-l-Lahu sirrah d 851AH buried Charkh, Bukhara, Uzbekistan. 20. Ubaydullah al-Ahrar, qaddasa-l-Lahu sirrah d 895AH buried Samarkand, Uzbekistan. 21. Muhammad az-Zahid, qaddasa-l-Lahu sirrah d 936AH buried Wakhsh, Malk Hasaar 22. Darwish Muhammad, qaddasa-l-Lahu sirrah d 970AH buried Samarkand, Uzbekistan. 23. Muhammad Khwaja al-Amkanaki, qaddasa-l-Lahu sirrah (after which moves to India) d 1008AH buried Akang, Bukhara, Uzbekistan. 24. Muhammad al-Baqi bi-l-Lah (Mohhammad Baqi Billah Berang), qaddasal-Lahu sirrah d 1012AH buried Delhi, India. 25. Ahmad al-Faruqi as-Sirhindi Ahmad Sirhindi, qaddasa-l-Lahu sirrah d 1034AH buried Sarhand, India (15641624 CE) 26. Muhammad al-Masum, qaddasa-l-Lahu sirrah d 1096AH buried Sarhand, India.

27. Hadrat Khwaajah Sighbat Ullah (qaddasa-l-lahu sirrah) 28. Hadrat Khwaajah Muhammad Ismail (qaddasa-l-lahu sirrah) 29. Hadrat Haji Ghulam Masum (qaddasa-l-lahu sirrah) 30. Hadrat Shah Ghulam Muhammad (qaddasa-l-lahu sirrah) 31. Hadrat Haji Muhammad Saifullah (qaddasa-l-lahu sirrah) 32. Hadrat Shahiid Sahab (qaddasa-l-lahu sirrah) 33. Hadrat Mianji Sahab (qaddasa-l-lahu sirrah) 34. Hadrat Shams al Haqq Sahib Kohistan (qaddasa-l-lahu sirrah) 35. Hadrat Maulana Shah Rasuul _ Sahab Taliqani (qaddasa-l-lahu sirrah) 36. Hadrat Maulana Muhammad Hashim as-Smankani (qaddasa-l-lahu sirrah) 37. Hadrat Saif-ur-Rahmaan Mubarak Khuraasani (qaddasa-l-lahu sirrah)