Researcher of Political Science & Classical Islam. Initiated by the Khwajagan i-Naqshband.
The late Muhaddith of Hijaz; Shaykh as-Sayyid Muhammad ibn ‘Alawi ibn ‘Abbas ibn ‘Abd al-‘Aziz al-Maliki al-Hasani al-Makki (rah) was a descendent of the Prophet Muhammad (uwbp). He was the first “Saudi” to receive a PhD. from Sunni Islam’s foremost seat of learning, Al Azhar. He held over 200 Ijazah’s in Hadith, Aqedah, Fiqh, Usool etc. Shaykh Muhammad ibn ‘Alawi’s family taught in the Haram in Makka Al Mukkarama as did the Shaykh himself, from the age of 15.
He was titled ‘Shaykh al-Islam fil-Balad al-Haram’, the educator of Ahl al-Sunna and light of the House of the Prophet in his time, a major contemporary Scholar of Hadith, commentary of Qur’an, Law, doctrine, tasawwuf, and Prophetic biography (sira), the most highly respected authority of Ahl al-Sunna in the Mother of Cities, and passed away in 1425/2004. Both his father (d. 1971CE) and grandfather were the Imams and head preachers of the Sacred Mosque in Makka, as was al-Sayyid Muhammad himself beginning in 1971 and until 1983. May Allah have mercy on them and continue to benefit us with them. He single handedly refuted each and every one of the Wahabi/Salafi scholars of Najd.
The venerable Shaykh al-Islam fil Balad al-Haram as-Sayyid Muhammad ibn ‘Alawi al-Makki encouraged the regular recitation of the Qaseeda Jalia til-Qadr on the 17th of each month, and recited it himself as well. This Qaseeda makes mention of the Imams of Ahlul Bayt, specifically identifying them as “Ali, Hasnain, ‘Ali Sajjad, wa bi Baqir, wa bi Sadiq, wa bi Kadhim, thummar Radha…Naqihum, wa Taqihum, wa bi ‘Askari, a’immati ithna ‘ashar (the Twelve Imams), and the Seal of them, the descendant of the Prophet; Muhammad Mahdina (our guide), Imam al-Muntadhar (the Awaited Imam)”.
Here are the verses from the Qaseeda about the Twelve Imams in Arabic,
وكذا بفاطمة التي فَضُلَتْ على كل النِّسَاء وقلِّدَتْ عِقدَ الفَخرأيضاً
وبالحَسَنين سِبطي سيِّد ال كونين مَن بكِسائِهِ لهُما ستر
وبعمه العباسِ ثمَّ بنجلِهِ ال حَبر عبد الله نِبراس الفِكر
وكذا بكل الآل والأصحاب وال أزواجِ والعمات ربَّاتِ الخَفر
وعليٌّ السَّجَّادِ مِصباحِ الدُّجَى وبباقرٍ مَن للمعالمِ قدْ بقر
وبصَادقٍ وبكاظمٍ ثمَّ الرِّضَى مَن للمَساجد والمدارس قد عَمر
والأمْجَدَين نقِيهُم وتقِيهُم وبعسكري أئِمَّة اثني عشر
وبختْمِهم نجْلَ الرَّسُول مُحَمد مَهدِينَا الآتِي الإمَام المُنتظَر