Obituary of Shaikh Muhammad al-Muhammad al-Kasnazan
With hearts full of submission to and acceptance of Allah’s decree, and with extreme sadness and great sorrow mixed with complete content and surrender to Allah’s indisputable will, Ṭarīqa ʿAlīyya Qādiriyya Kasnazāniyya announces the passing of its Master Shaikh Muḥammad al-Muḥammad al-Kasnazān al-Ḥusaynī may Allah sanctify his secrets, benefit us with his knowledge and favours, and confer on us his blessing and light. Allah Almighty has taken him to His presence after midnight on Saturday 4th/July/2020 CE, 13th/Dhū al-Qiʿda/1441 Hijri, 13th/al-Bayʿa/1495 Muḥammadī, in the USA where he was receiving medical treatment. Read more...
Ṭarīqa ʿAliyya Qādiriyya Kasnazaniyya
Ṭarīqa is the spiritual side of Islam. It is the way that links the Muslim spiritually to the spirit of the Prophet (prayer and peace be upon him) and ultimately to the Greatest Spirit, Allah. This link is established through the spiritual touch of the “bayʿa (pledge)” when the person puts his hand in the hand of the Shaikh of Ṭarīqa who is linked to the Prophet. The foundations of the bayʿa is this Qur'anic verse:
Those who pledge their allegiance to you [O, Muḥammad!) are in fact pledging their allegiance to Allah; the Hand of Allah is above their hands. So whosoever breaks his pledge he breaks it only to his soul’s harm, and whosoever keeps his covenant with Allah He will bestow on him a great reward. [48.10]
Ḥaḍrat Sayyid Shaikh Muḥammad al-Muḥammad al-Kasnazān al-Ḥusseinī (may Allah sanctify his secret) has instructed that 100 times of dhikr of “Lā ilāha illā Allah.” has been added to the end of the Wird al-ʿAṣr. He has described this addition as “the Victory Dhikr”.