Naqshbandiya Foundation for Islamic Education

The Naqshbandiya Foundation for Islamic Education (NFIE) is a non-profit, tax exempt, religious and educational organization dedicated to serve Islam with a special focus on Tasawwuf(Sufism),

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Qadiriyya in Iraq

Al Sheikh Al Seyed Afeefuddin Al Gaylani
The 19th direct descendant of Sultan Ul-Auliya (King of Saints) Kuthub-Ul-Aktab Al Ghouzul-Ul-A'zam Al Sheikh Al Sayed MUHIYIDEEN ABDUL QADIR AL GAYLANI AL HASSANI WAL HUSSEINI (Qaddasalaahu Siraahu Al Azeed). And the 33rd direct descendant of SAYIDINAH RASSULULLAH (Salah Allahu Alaihi Wasallam).
Sayidinah Sl Sheikh Abdul Qadir Al Gaylani (Q.S.A) is the most renowned Islamic Scholar and the founder and leader of the Al Tariqah Al Qadriyah school of Islamic thought and teaching which publish the Islamic guidance called Al Tasawuf that, in English, is called Suffism.
The Gaylani family (Sheikh Afeefuddin's family) is the most well known family in the Islamic world and in Iraq it is the head of Ahlul Bayt - descendants of Rasulullah (S.A.A.W.) that are called Ni'qabatul Asharaf.
His Holiness is one of the current leaers of Tariqatul Qadriyah and specializes in Fiqh and Shariah Laws and Tasawuf. One of his great teachers is the current Mufti Of Iraq, Maulana Al Sheikh Abdul Karim Al Mudarris (they call him Abdul Karim Bayarah). Sheikh Afeefuddin Al Gaylani has been certified as an Islamic Scholar by Al Sheikh Abdul Karim Al Mudarris - with the credentials of Al Ijazzah Al Elmiyah which is the most important certification for an Islamic Scholar and teacher. Al Sheikh Afeefuddin Al Gaylani has studied with many other Islamic scholars as well
Al Sheikh Afeefuddin Al Gaylani was born in Baghdad in 1972 and studied his Academy (primary, secondary, and college) in Baghdad also. At college, Al Sheikh specialized in Shariah Sciences. He was the Imam and Khatib in several Mosques in Baghdad including the Mosque of Al Sheikh Abdul Qadir Al Gaylani. He was also a frequent guest lecturer in Iraq and other countries.
There are many murid's (students) throughout the world who seek knowledge of Al Tariqatul Qadriyah from Al Sheikh Afeefuddin Al Gaylani including Pakistan, Sri Lanka, India, Iraq, Singapore, Malaysia, etc. These students frequently travel great distances and endure much difficulty just to be able to increase their knowledge in this spiritual path to Allah (S.W.T.) the Almighty and to taste their iman, their prayers, their Haj... and their selves.
Wa'solah'Allahu ala Sayidinnah Muhammad wa ala alaihi wa sohbihi wa saleem taslimah
Maulidur Rasul: Bedok Stadium, Singapore ,2008
Concluding Doa by Moulana Syeikh Afeef Uddin Al-Jailani


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