The Prophet (PBUH) Names the Present Shaikh “Muhammad al-Muhammad”

Number: 117
Date: 18/3/1491 Milādī Muḥammadī
Date: 27/2/2016 CE

وَنُرِيدُ أَن نَّمُنَّ عَلَى الَّذِينَ اسْتُضْعِفُوا فِي الْأَرْضِ وَنَجْعَلَهُمْ أَئِمَّةً وَنَجْعَلَهُمُ الْوَارِثِينَ
And We wanted to confer favour on those who were oppressed in the land and make them leaders and make them inheritors. (28.5)

اللهُمَّ صَلِّ عَلى سَيِّدِنا مُحَمَّدٍ الوَصْفِ والوَحْيِ والرِسالَةِ والحِكْمَةِ وعَلى آلِهِ وَصَحْبِهِ وسَلِّمْ تَسْليما
Allahumma ṣallī ʿalā sayyidinā Muḥammadi ’l‑waṣfi wal‑waḥyi war‑risālati wal‑ḥikmati waʿalā ‘ālihi waṣaḥbihi wasallim taslīmā (O Allah! Send prayer on our Master whose quality, revelation, message, and wisdom are most praised (Muḥammad), and on his lineage and companions, and salute him with a perfect salutation).

To: All khalifas, teachers, and dervishes of Ṭarīqa ʿAliyyah Qādiriyyah Kasnazāniyya

Allah (Glorified and Exalted is He) has conferred a unique favour on our present Master, Sayyid Shaikh Muḥammad al-Kasnazan al-Ḥusseinī (may Allah sanctify his secret). The Prophet (ṣallā Allah ʿalaihi wa sallam) has directly informed our Shaikh that he has made his name associated with the Prophet’s name, naming him “Muḥammad al-Muḥammad.” This is another favour from Allah to our Shaikh (may Allah sanctify his secret) in addition to making him the heir of the Prophet (ṣallā Allah ʿalaihi wa sallam), granting him the permission to give spiritual guidance, and appointing him the general deputy of the Prophet (ṣallā Allah ʿalaihi wa sallam). Allah has put him under His eyes, as He said to His beloved and chosen one (ṣallā Allah ʿalaihi wa sallam): “Your are under Our eyes” (52.48). Similarly, the Prophet (ṣallā Allah ʿalaihi wa sallam) has exclusively conferred on his beloved heir, our present Shaikh, this noble name.

We need to give this Prophetic blessing the attention and care it deserves. Therefore, from now on, we must use the honourable name “Muḥammad al-Muḥammad” in all literature and practices of the Ṭarīqa, including the circle of dhikr, the individual and collective dhikrs, and whenever and wherever the name of our Shaikh (may Allah sanctify his secret) is mentioned. 


Sayyid Shaikh Dr Nahro Muḥammad al-Muḥammad al-Kasnazān
The General Deputy of Ṭarīqa ʿAliyyah Qādiriyyah Kasnazāniyya


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