Researcher of Political Science & Classical Islam. Initiated by the Khwajagan i-Naqshband.
“…our Naqshbandi Sufi Order is known as the “Most Distinguished”, at-tariqah al-mumayyaz al-`aliyyah. The Most Distinguished Sufi Order, bidayat tariqatun nihayat jami` at-turuq, as Shah Naqshband (q) said one-thousand years ago, “The beginning of our tariqah is where other tariqahs end.”
…Why? Because the Naqshbandi Sufi Order comes from two huge, main engines, two lines that form one main engine: from Sayyidina `Ali (q) and from Sayyidina Abu Bakr as-Siddiq (q). Their lines meet in Sayyidina Jafar as-Sadiq (q). Even Sayyidina Mahdi (a) will take from ana madinatul-ilmi wa `aliyyun bab’uha – I am the City of Knowledge and `Ali is its gate.” There is no one above these two lines…
…Sayyidina Khalid al-Baghdadi (q), one of the biggest “gurus,” if you want to use that word, a very wise man, 150 years ago. He sent his students to make pilgrimage and he said to them, “You are going to meet Mahdi (a)”….(SufiLive.com)