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Jamia Masjid Al Mustafa

Charity No: 281189 England

The Excellence of Knowledge

Est. 1975

Sheikh Muhyiddeen Abdul Qadir Gilani (RA)

Redhill Islamic Centre 30 Earlswood Road, Redhill, Surrey, RH1 6HW, Tel Ph: 01737-760 251, 056014 91966 Email:

Sallallahu alayhi wa Sallam. a man over fifty years of age. son of As-Sayyid Musa. Abu Salih. a collection of books that deal with the 5 pillars of Islam. son of Imam ul mashariqi wal magharib. Redhill. son of As-Sayyid Yahya as-Zahid. the blessed daughter of Khaatam an-Nabiyyin Habibi Rabalaalamin Sayyidina wa Mawlana Muhammad ibn Abdillah. For this reason. Sayyidina Ali ibn Abi Talib. Sayyidi wa Imami Abu Muhammad Abdul Qadir Jilani. Persia. (The spellings Sheikh and Shaykh may also be encountered in English language publications. Many of his works take the form of sermons which he delivered to his students (whom he had many) The most popular of his books are the Ghunyat. son of As-Sayyid Musa al-Jawn. son of Sayyidina al-Imam al-Hasan. son of As-Sayyid Abdallah al-Jili. The genealogical roots of Shaykh Abdul Qadir Jilani Rady Allahu ‘Anhu can be traced to Habib ul Azam Sayyidina Muhammad. 056014 91966 Email: mosqueric@yahoo. the Qadariyya(Qadiri) based upon his teachings. Qutb Rabbani (the spiritual axis established by the Lord). and of Sayyidatina Fatima az-Zahra. His writings were similar to those of al-Ghazali in that they dealt with both the fundamentals of Islam and the mystical experience of Sufism.) Redhill Islamic Centre 30 Earlswood Road. was a man of taqwa (piety) and a direct descendant of Sayyidina Imam Hasan ibn Ali Rady Allahu Anhu. Tel Ph: 01737-760 251. Its basic meaning in Arabic is "an elder. as follows: Gawth al Azam Sayyidina Shaykh Abdul Qadir Jilani. son of As-Sayyid Abdallah al-Mahd. the greatest saint). Nurin min Nurillah. among jinn and men as well as among the arwaah (souls). Rady Allahu Anhu. Surrey. His father. Sallallahu alayhi wa Sallam . (1077 – 1166 CE) was a mystic scholar and saint of Islam.Sheikh Muhyiddeen Abdul Qadir Gilani. Thus Muhyiddin Shaykh Abdul Qadir Jilani was both Hasani and Husayni. Rahmatulla was born in Ramadan 470 A. son of As-Sayyid al-Imaam alHasan al-Muthanna. RH1 6HW. Rady Allahu Anhu. son of As-Sayyid Dawud. al-Gauth al Azam. Sallallahu alayhi wa Sallam from his beloved daughter Sayyidatina Fatima az-Zahra. Allahumma Salli wa Sallim wa Baarik alayh The Shaykh's Names & Titles Shaykh :. His contribution and renown in the sciences of Sufism and Sharia was so immense that he became known as the spiritual pole of his time. and the rijaal ul ghayb (men of the unseen). son of As-Sayyid Abu Salih Musa Jangi Dost. son of As-Sayyid Abdallah. He was the luminary of his time in the Islamic spiritual sciences and in the disciplines of the Divine Law (He was a follower of the Hanbali School of law). His mother. and Ghawth al A'zam (the greatest helper. Rady Allahu the malaaika (angels). Ummul Khayr Fatima was a saintly daughter of a saintly father Shaykh Abdullah Sawma'i who was a direct descendant of Sayyidsh shuhadaa Imam Husayn ibn Ali Rady Allahu Anhu. experience and wisdom. Rady Allahu Anha. formed. son of As-Sayyid Muhammad. the Sindhis for example. Later a Sufi order. Shaykh Abdul Qadir Jilani's Genealogy The most universally acclaimed saint of all times and the most celebrated in all the alamin (worlds). a descendant of the Holy Prophet Muhammad.H/1077 C. lovingly call him "putar mithe mahbub jo" (the blessed son of the sweet beloved Holy Prophet). the beloved of Allah Ta'ala who throughout history has been showered the titles of Muhyiddin (reviver of the faith).A term applied throughout the Islamic world to respected persons of recognized seniority in learning.E in .

Surrey. who came from Jiil in the district of Baghdaad. Redhill Islamic Centre 30 Earlswood Road. Abu Muhammad :. will generally refer to the latter as Sayyidunaa [our Master]. "The Mightiest Succor"). In matters of Islamic jurisprudence [fiqh] and theology [kalaam].H. Muhyi'd-Diin :. Ghawth is an Arabic word meaning: (1) A cry for aid or succor.) It has always been a common practice."Our Master." (The form 'Abdul Qaadir. or Sayyidii [my Master].A surname ending in -ii will often indicate the bearer's place of birth. in A. author of the celebrated work al-Insaan al-Kaamil. in an era when sectarianism was rife. should not be confused with the surname of the venerable 'Abd al-Karim al-Jiilii. the Shaykh. Radiya'llaahu 'anh :. meaning "Servant [or Slave] of the All-Powerful. (2) Aid. Al-Jilani 056014 91966 Email: mosqueric@yahoo. (In some texts. we must note some important elements contained within this even longer version: al-Ghawth al-A'zam Sultaan al-Awliyaa' Sayyidunaa 'sh-Shaykh Muhyi'd-Diin 'Abd al-Qaadir al-Jiilaanii al-Hasanii al-Husainii (Radiya'llaahu 'anh).This is the author's personal . south of the Caspian Sea. RH1 6HW."May Allaah be well pleased with him!" This benediction is the one customarily pronounced–and spelled out–in writing after mentioning the name of a Companion of the Prophet (Allaah bless him and give him peace). Sayyidunaa 'sh-Shaykh :. nonMuslim as well as Muslim. 470/1077-8 C. Al-Ghawth al-A'zam :. help."The Supreme Helper" (or. to give a male child a name in which 'Abd is prefixed to one of the Names of Allaah. and when materialistic and rationalistic tendencies were predominant in all sections of society." It is widely acknowledged by historians.'Abd al-Qadir :. Finally. which may also be encountered.) Let us now consider a slightly longer version of the Shaikh's name."Reviver of the Religion. is simply an alternative transliteration of the Arabic spelling. with the prefix Abuu [Father of–]. a devoted follower of Shaikh 'Abd al-Qaadir." A writer who regards himself as a Qaadirii. succor. Tel Ph: 01737-760 251. that Shaikh 'Abd al-Qaadir displayed great courage in reaffirming the traditional teachings of Islaam. as it occurs near the beginning of Al-Fath ar-Rabbaanii [The Sublime Revelation]: Sayyidunaa 'shShaikh Muhyi'd-Diin Abuu Muhammad 'Abd al-Qaadir (Radiya'llaahu 'anh). a man's surnames usually include the name of his first-born son. The abbreviated form al-Jiilii.E. the Persian spelling Giilaanii is used instead of the arabicized form al-Jiilaanii. in the Muslim community." In the Arabic system of nomenclature. he adhered quite strictly to the highly "orthodox" school of Imaam Ahmad ibn Hanbal. Redhill. which the reader may come across elsewhere."Father of Muhammad. deliverance from adversity. Shaikh 'Abd al-Qaadir was born in the Iranian district of Giilaan. The preference for this particular invocation is yet another mark of the extraordinary status held by Shaikh 'Abd al-Qaadir in the eyes of his devoted followers.

Shaikh Muzaffer Ozak Efendi (may Allaah bestow His mercy upon him): "The lineage of Shaikh 'Abd al-Qaadir is known as the Chain of Gold. 056014 91966 Email: mosqueric@yahoo." This reinforces the preceding title. WAS-SALAAM Redhill Islamic Centre 30 Earlswood Road. Tel Ph: 01737-760 251. RH1 6HW. Sultaan al-Awliyaa' :." As for the many other surnames. it may suffice at this point to mention al-Baaz al-Ashhab [The Gray Falcon]. titles and honorific appellations that have been conferred upon Shaikh 'Abd al-Qadir al-Jilani. traced hers through Imaam Husain. the grandsons of the Prophet (Allaah bless him and give him peace)." To quote the Turkish author. al-Hasanii al-Husainii:. traced his descent by way of Imaam ."The descendant of both al-Hasan and al-Husain. Redhill. Umm in response to His creatures' cry for help in times of extreme adversity. 'Abdullaah. His noble father. since both his parents were descendants of the Messenger (Allaah bless him and give him peace). Surrey."The Sultan of the Saints. while his revered mother. who is empowered by Allaah to bring succor to suffering humanity. emphasizing the supremacy of the Ghawth above all other orders of sanctity.(3) The chief of the Saints.