Sufi teaching proceeds by means of a teacher-student relationship. Each teacher-student relationship forms a link in a chain which connects any authentic Sufi Order back to the Prophet Muhammad (SAW). This “Chain of Initiation” or “Silsilah” is called the Lineage Tree (Shajrah’i Tayyaba).

The Silsilah of the School of Sufi Teaching connects the current Shaykh of the Order, Hazrat Shaykh Hamid Hasan, to the Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) through the five main Sufi Orders, Naqshbandi, Mujaddidi, Chishti, Shadhili and Qadiri. Each of these is named after the name of a prominent Shaykh of the order.


Prophet Muhammad (s.a.w)

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Chishti

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Shadhili

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Qadiri

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The Caliph Abu Bakr Siddique

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Hazrat Salman Farsi

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Hazrat Qasim Bin Muhammad Bin Abi Bakr

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Hazrat Imam Jafar as-Sadiq

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Hazrat Shaykh Abu-Yazid Tayfur Bistami

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Hazrat Abu al-Hasan ‘Ali ibn Ahmad Kharaqani

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Hazrat Abu Ali Farmadi Tusi

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Hazrat Abu Ya’qub Yusuf al-Hamadani

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Hazrat Khwajah ‘Abd al-Khaliq Ghujduwani

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Hazrat Mawlana ‘Arif Riwgari

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Hazrat Khwajah Mahmud Abu al-Khayr Anjir Faghnawi

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Hazrat ‘Azizan ‘Ali

Ramitani

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Hazrat Mawlana Muhammad

Baba Sammasi

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Hazrat Sayyid Amir Kulal

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Hazrat Khwaja Muhammad Baha’uddin Shah Naqshband

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Hazrat Khwajah ‘Ala’uddin al-Attar

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Hazrat Mawlana Ya’qub al-Charkhi

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Hazrat Khwajah ‘Ubaydullah Ahrar

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Hazrat Khwajah Muhammad az-Zahid Wakhshi

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Hazrat Mawlana Darwish Muhammad

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Hazrat Mawlana Muhammad Khwajah al-Amkanagi

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Hazrat Khwajah Muhammad Baqibillah

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Hazrat Imam Rabbani Shaykh Ahmad Faruqi Sirhindi

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Hazrat Adam Banuri

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Hazrat Sayyid Abdullah Akbarabadi

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Hazrat Shah ‘Abd ar-Rahim

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Hazrat Shah Waliullah

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Hazrat Shah ‘Abd al-Aziz

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Hazrat Sayyid Ahmad Shahid

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Hazrat Sufi Nur Muhammad

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Hazrat Sufi Fatih ‘Ali Uwaysi

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Hazrat Maulana Ghulam Salmani

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The Caliph Hazrat ‘Ali ibn Abu Talib

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Hazrat Hasan Basri

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Hazrat Abu al-Fadl ‘Abd al-Wahid ibn Zayd

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Hazrat Abu al-Fayd Fudayl

Ibn Iyad

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Hazrat Ibrahim ibnn Adham Balkhi

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Hazrat Khwajah Sadiuddin Hudhayfa Mar’ashi

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Hazrat Khwajah Aminuddin Abu Hubayrah Basri

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Hazrat Khwajah Mamshad ‘Ulw Dinawri

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Hazrat Khwajah Abu-Ishaq Shami Chishti

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Hazrat Khwajah Abu Ahmad ibn Farasnafa

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Hazrat Khwajah Abu Muhammad ibn Ahmad

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Hazrat Khwajah Abu-Yusuf Chishti

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Hazrat Muhammad Mawdud Chishti

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Hazrat Hajji Sharif Zindani

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Hazrat Khwajah ‘Uthman Harvani

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Hazrat Khwaja Mu’inuddin Chishti

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Hazrat Qutbuddin Bakhtiyar Kaki

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Hazrat Fariduddin Mas’ud Ganj-i Shakar

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Hazrat Khwajah Nizamuddin Awliya’

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Hazrat Nasiruddin Chiragh-i Delhi

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Hazrat Kamaluddin ‘Allama

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Hazrat Sirajuddin

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Hazrat ‘Ilmuddin

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Hazrat Mahmud

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Hazrat Jamaluddin

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Hazrat Hasan

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Hazrat Muhammad

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Hazrat Muhammad Yahya Madani

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Hazrat Mawlana Kalimullah Jahanabadi

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Hazrat Mawlana Nizamuddin

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Hazrat Mawlana Fakhruddin

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Hazrat Mawlana Shah Niyaz Ahmad

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Hazrat Mawlana Shaykh Miskin

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Hazrat Mawlana Nijabet ‘Ali Shah

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Hazrat Abu-Hamid Karim Baksh

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The Caliph Hazrat ‘Ali ibn Abu Talib

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Hazrat Imam Husayn

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Hazrat Shaykh Muhammad Jarbadi

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Hazrat Shaykh Sa’id Qirwani

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Hazrat Shaykh Fatih Mas’udi

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Hazrat Shaykh Abu al-Qasim Mirwani

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Hazrat Shaykh Abu Ishaq Ibrahim Basri

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Hazrat Shaykh Qutbuddin Mahmud Qazwini

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Hazrat Shaykh Shamdsuddini

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Hazrat Shaykh Tajuddin

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Hazrat Shaykh Abu al-Hasan Ali

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Hazrat Shaykh Taqiuddin Sufi

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Hazrat Shaykh Sharafuddin Madani

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Hazrat Shaykh ‘Abd as-Salam ibn Mashish

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Hazrat Shaykh Nuruddin Abu al-Hasan Shadhili

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The Caliph Hazrat ‘Ali ibn Abu Talib

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Hazrat Imam Husayn

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Hazrat Imam ‘Ali Zayn al-’Abidin

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Hazrat Imam Muhammad Baqir

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Hazrat Imam Ja’far as-Sadiq

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Hazrat Iimam Musa al-Kazim

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Hazrat Imam Ai Musa Rida

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Hazrat Ma’ruf Karkhi

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Hazrat Sari Saqati

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Hazrat Junayd Baghdadi

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Hazrat Shaykh Abu Bakr Shibli

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Hazrat Shaykh ‘Abd al-’Aziz Tamimi

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Hazrat Abu al-Fadl Abu al-Wahid Tamimi

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Hazrat Abu al-Farah Tartusi

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Hazrat Abu al-Hasan Farshi

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Hazrat Abu Sa’id al-Mubarak Mukharrami

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Hazrat Shaykh ‘Abd al-Qadir Jilani

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Hazrat Hafiz Hamid Hassan ‘Alawi

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Hazrat Muhammad Sa’id Khan

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Hazrat Azad Rasool

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Hazrat Shaykh Hamid Hasan

note:

Uways al-Qarani was a contemporary of the Prophet Muhammad. Although the two never physically met, Uways received teachings and transmissions from the Prophet, and there are various sayings of the Prophet that attest to this. (eg., Sahih Muslim, c.55). In Sufism, the term uwaysi is used to describe a spiritual connection through which a student receives instructions from a deceased Shaykh (or, in some cases, the Prophet Muhammad).