Tabaqat al-Shadhiliyya al-Kubra : English

 Biographies of Prominent Shadhilis :
Tabaqat al Shadhiliyya al Kubra
: English
*[A4+] Large Hardback - pages, 
by Shaykh Muhammad b. Qasim al-Kuhin,
Translated by Ahmad Ali al-Adani,
Published by Visions of Reality.

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This is a collection of biographies of prominent masters of the Tariqa Shadhiliyya. The Tariqa is also associated with considerable scholarly erudition in the traditional Islamic fields of learning, with large numbers of scholars being its adherents, resulting in extensive contribution to Islamic literature in general but literature concerned with Ihsan or Sufism and its practice in particular.

Nearly one hundred of the leading Awliya Allah – Friends of Allah, over the last eight centuries are listed showing countless karamaat – miracles that Allah manifested through their hands. This is an important work as the Shadhili Tariqa is spearheading the revival of traditional Islamic teachings in the Muslim communities in the West.

The Qur'an tells us of a category of people for whom ‘there is no fear and nothing to grieve’, these people the friends of Allah – the Awliya Allah (Surah Yunus: 62-63), are the inheritors of the Prophets, peace be upon them all. Through them humanity has benefited for centuries.

The Sufi Tariqas developed along the same lines as the madhhabs (Schools of Fiqh) and represent the science of Ihsan in traditional Islamic teachings of Ahl al-Sunnah wal Jama'ah. Of these Tariqas, one of the greatest in the world of Islam is the Tariqa Shadhiliyya based on the teachings of, and named after Abul Hasan al-Shadhili.

Abul Hasan al-Shadhili, who was born in the tribe of Ghumara in Morocco to a sharif family descended from the Prophet’s, ﷺ, grandson al-Hasan, may Allah be well pleased with him. The teachings of Abul Hasan al-Shadhili stress the importance of spiritual purification, the perfection of moral character, and the adoption of pietistic etiquette (adab). There is an emphasis on adherence to the Shariah, lifelong learning and gratitude to Allah the Almighty, due to which the Tariqa Shadhiliyya is also known as the Tariqa of gratitude (shukr).

The Tariqa is also associated with considerable scholarly erudition in the traditional Islamic fields of learning, with large numbers of scholars being its adherents, resulting in extensive contribution to Islamic literature in general but literature concerned with Sufi theory and practice in particular.

The Sufis in general and the Shadhilis especially have absolute dedication and devotion to the Prophet ﷺ, something that this book shows in detail for example in the entry on Sayyidi Abu’l-Abbas al-Mursi we find:

He would say: ‘For forty years I have not been veiled from the Messenger of Allah Almighty even for the blinking of an eye, and had that occurred I would not have counted myself from the Muslims.’

Also in the book regarding Sidi Ali al-Jamal Imrani (d. 1194 AH) we find the following :

He was always able to see the Prophet ﷺ whether he was asleep or awake, and said, ‘Whenever the Messenger of Allah ﷺ comes to my mind, I find him in front of me along with the Ten [Companions] Promised Paradise – physically present, not only spiritually. We speak with them and learn knowledge and action directly from the source of knowledge and action, may Allah bless him and give him peace.’ His student Mawlay al-Arabi al-Darqawi said about him, ‘By Allah, our shaykh Mawlay Ali al-Jamal was even more engrossed in the being of the Messenger of Allah ﷺ than Abu al-Abbas al-Mursi.’

This is a translation of Al-Kuhin’s famous ‘Tabaqat Al-Shadhiliyya Al-Kubra’ a collection of biographies of prominent Shadhili Masters. This book is further enhanced by including biographies from Al-Kattani’s ‘Salwat al-Anfas’ as well as some internet based reference points.

Table of Contents :

---Publisher’s Note,

---Auhor’s Introduction,

---Part One,

---Part Two,
-----Sidi Abu’l-Hasan al-Shadhili,
--------The 15 Distinctions of the Qutb,
--------Centres of the Nafs,
--------A Wise Exhortation,
--------The 25 Excellences of the Shadhili Path over Other Paths ..
---Sayyidi 'Abd al-Salam b. Mashish,   
---Abu’l-Hasan al-Shushtari, 
---Sayyidi 'Abd al-Rahman al-Zayyat,
---Sayyidi Abu’l-'Abbas al-Mursi,
---Abu 'Abdullah 'Umar al-Sa’ih,
---Abu’l-Qasim al-Qabbari al-Shadhili,
---Sayyidi Ahmad al-Badawi, 
---Abu 'Abdullah Muhammad al-Shatibi, 
---Abu’l-'Abbas Ahmad b. 'Ujayl,
---Sayyidi Ibrahim al-Ja'bari,
---Sayyidi 'Umar b. al-Farid,
---Sayyidi Ahmad al-Rifa'i,
---Sayyidi 'Abd al-Qadir al-Jilani,
---Sayyidi Ibrahim al-Dusuqi,
---Imam al-Busiri,
---Sayyidi 'Abd al-Rahim al-Qina’i,
---Sayyidi Abu’l-Hajjaj al-Uqsuri,
---Sayyidi Makin al-Din al-Asmar,
---Abu’l-'Abbas Ahmad b. 'Alwan al-Yamani,
---Sayyidi Abu 'Abdullah b. 'Abbad al-Rundi,
---Sayyidi Taqi al-Din b. Daqiq al-'Id
---Sayyidi Taj al-Din b. 'Ata’Illah al-Iskandari, 
---Sayyidi 'Abd al-'al al-Ahmadi,
---Sayyidi Yaqut al-'Arshi,
---Sayyidi Abu’l-Qasim al-Tahtawi,
---The Wafa’i Masters,
------Sayyiduna Muhammad Wafa,
------Muhammad al-Najm,
------Muhammad al-Awsat,
------'Ali Wafa,
------Shihab al-Din Ahmad b. Wafa,
---The Founder of Fez: Mawlay Idris II,
------Mosque of the Wafa’i Masters,
---Sayyidi Dawud b. Makhila,
---Abu Muhammad 'Abdullah al-Yafi'i,
---Sidi Taj al-Din al-Nakhkhal,
---Sidi Abu’l-'Abbas al- Hadrami,
---Imam al-Jazuli,
---Imam Ahmad Zarruq,
---Sayyidi Shams al-Din al-Hanafi,
---Mawlana 'Ali al-Saddar al-Shadhili,
---Mawlana Abu’l-Mawahib al-Shadhili,
------Du'a for seeing the Prophet in a dream,
---Sayyidi Abu’l-Hasan al-Shadhili al-Yamani,
---Sayyidi Abu 'Abdullah al-Ghazwani,
---Sayyidi al-Damardashi, 
---Sidi 'Ali b. Ahmad  al-Dawwar al-Sanhaji,
---Ustadh al-Khudayri,
---Qutb al-Sha'rani,
---Sidi 'Abd al-Rahman b.'Ayyad al-Majdhub,
---Sidi Yusuf b. Muhammad al-Fasial-Fihri,
---Sidi 'Abd al-Rahman b. Muhammad al-Fasial-Fihri,
---Sidi Qasim b. Qasim al-Khasasi,
---Sidi Muhammad b. Muhammad b.'Abdallah Ma'an,
---Sidi Ahmad b. Muhammad b.'Abdallah Ma'an,
---Sidi al-'Arabib. Ahmad b.'Abdallah Ma'an,
---Sayyidi 'Ali al-Bayyumi,
---Qutb Sayyidi Muhammad al-Samman,
---Mawlana 'Abd al-'Aziz al-Dabbagh,
---Mawlana 'Ali b. al-'Arabi al-Saqqat al-Shadhili,
---Abu’l-Hasan al-Shadhili al-Jawhari,
---Sayyid 'Ali al-Bakri,
---Abu’l-Barakat al-Dardir,
---Sayyidi Muhammad b. 'Abd al-Qadir al-Kuhin,
---Sayyidi 'Abd al-Wahhab al-'Afifi,
---Sayyidi Ahmad al-Budayri,
---Sayyidi Abu 'Abdullah al-Tawudi al-Fasi,
---Sayyidi Ahmad al-'Arusi,
---Sayyidi Ahmad b. Idris,
---Sidi 'Alial-Jamal  b.'Abd al-Rahman al-'Imrani,
---Mawlay al-'Arabi b. Ahmad al-Darqawi,
---Sayyidi Ahmad b. 'Ajiba al-Hasani,
---Sayyidi Ahmad al-Tijani,
---Sayyidi Muhammad al-Harraq,
---Sayyidi'Abd al-Wahid al-Dabbagh,
---Sayyidi Abu Bakr al-Bannani,
---Sayyidi Rifa'i b. 'Ata’Illah al-Sammani,
---Shaykh Fathullah al-Bannani al-Shadhili,
---Sayyid Muhammad al-'Aqqad,
---Sayyidi Muhammad al-Fasi,
---Muhammad Bin Qaddur Al-Wakili,
---Sidi Muhammad ibn al-Habib Al Buzidi,
---My father al-Hajj Muhammad b. Qasim al-Kuhin al-Fasi,
---Sayyidi Shaykh Nasim Hilmi al-Daramlali,
---Sidi Muhammad Bin Yallas,
---Mawlana Sayyidi Mahmud Nasim al-Shadhili,
---Sayyidi Muhammad al-Shanwani,
---Sayyidi Shaykh 'Imran al-Shadhili,
---Sayyidi Ahmad b. Mustafa al-'Alawi,
---Shaykh Amin al-Baghdadi,
---Sayyidi 'Iwad al-Zabidi al-Shadhili,
---Sidi Boumediene Qadiri Boutchichi,
---Sharif Sayyid Salama Hasan al-Radi,
---Shaykh Muhammad ibn Ahmad ibn al-Hashimi,
---Shaykh Muhammad Sa’id al-Kurdi,
---Shaykh Muhammad ibn al-Habib al-Filali,
---Shaykh Ibrahim al-Yaqubi,
---Shaykh Abd al-Rahmanal-Shaghouri,
---Poem ‘The Sublime Connections: the Men of the Shadhili Order’

---Author’s Concluding Du'a.

More Shadhiliya books.
Also see Qasidas of the Shadiliya : New,

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