Sayyid Ahmed Amiruddin

Researcher of Political Science & Classical Islam. Initiated by the Khwajagan i-Naqshband.

Accolades & Global Recognition


Star of Ishmael


“Anyone coming against you, I am coming against them!”
GrandShaykh Muhammad Nazim Adil al-Haqqani al-Qubrusi addressing Lord Sayyid Ahmed Amiruddin


54:17 “No weapon forged against you will prevail, and you will refute every tongue that accuses you. This is the heritage of the servants of the Lord, and this is their vindication from Me”


Lord Sayyid Ahmed Amiruddin’s blog has been visited by hundreds of thousands of guests from over 174 countries globally.  In recognition of his research in political science and classical Islam, during his life, the venerable GrandShaykh Muhammad Nazim Adil al-Haqqani appointed Lord Sayyid Ahmed Amiruddin as one of his Deputies on behalf of Wa’iz al-Ummah GrandShaykh Mawlana ‘Abd Allah al-Faiz ad-Daghestani, and granted him over twenty-three honorary degrees, known as Ijazahs.  Lord Sayyid served as GrandShaykh Nazim al-Qubrusi and GrandShaykh ‘Abd Allah ad-Daghestani’s Deputy in Hyderabad, Deccan, India, and GrandShaykh Nazim’s Representative in Toronto, Ontario, Canada where he contributed research under the tutelage of Mawlana GrandShaykh Nazim pertaining to political science and covenant theology.

GrandShaykh Nazim was the second most influential Muslim in the world according to a 2009 Reuters online poll. GrandShaykh Nazim was regularly recognized among the world’s 50 most influential Muslims. In the annual publication, The 500 Most Influential Muslims: he was ranked 49th, 49th, 48th, 45th, and 42nd in the 2009-2013 editions, respectively.

According to Laurier University’s ‘Laurier M.A. Journal on Religion and Culture’, Lord Sayyid Ahmed Amiruddin is credited as being the inspiration behind Canadian Pakistani scholar Dr. Tahir ul-Qadri’s historic six-hundred page fatwa against terrorism -published and recognized by the OIC (Organization of Islamic Cooperation), an organization representing 56 Muslim states, and the collective voice of the Muslim world, with permanent delegations to the United Nations and the European Union.

Wilfred Laurier University’s “The Laurier M.A. Journal of Religion and Culture” (2010) writes on pg. 31,

“…the establishment of Amiruddin’s Al Sunnah Foundation and the twelve-step program…can be seen as inspiring and reinforcing the flurry of activism that has continued to emerge from within the community since mid-2009…This growing anti-jihadist activism includes Canadian-based sheikh Tahir ul-Qadri independently issuing a 600-page document in London in March 2010, thoroughly refuting any potential theological justifications for Islamic extremism and going so far as to state that terrorists and suicide bombers are destined for damnation”.

Mawlana GrandShaykh Nazim referred to Lord Sayyid Ahmed Amiruddin on record as “one of closer ones to Mahdi (alaihi salam).”

In March 2013, GrandShaykh Nazim honored with Ijazah Lord Sayyid Ahmed Amiruddin in the ‘Alid line of transmission of the Naqshbandi Sufi Order. This line is traced  through the venerable Khwaja Baha al-Din Shah Naqshband Bukhari – a biological descendant of al-Imam Hasan al-Askari – back to the Caliph of the Prophet Muhammad (sallallahu alaihi wa aalihi wa sallam), Haydar ul-Karrar, Sahibu DawranShah Mardan, Shah Maydan, the Lion of Allah; al-Imam ‘Ali ibn Abi Talib (radiAllahu anhu), the head of all spiritual chains in Islam and the progenitor of the ‘Aliid dynasties, empire, caliphates, kingdoms and nobility.

Lord Sayyid Ahmed Amiruddin maintained his affiliation to the Order of the Masters of Wisdom (Khwajagan i-Naqshband) after the passing of Mawlana GrandShaykh Nazim and was visited by his son in-law Mawlana Shaykh Hisham Kabbani and his family in Hyderabad at his residence. Furthermore, Lord Sayyid’s initiation in the Order of the Masters of Wisdom was confirmed renewed in person thereafter at Cyprus by the venerable Mawlana Shaykh Muhammad Rabbani; eldest son and identified Successor of GrandShaykh Nazim al-Qubrusi, although Lord Sayyid maintains his independence from all such religio-political leadership since 2016.

It is the accepted belief of senior murids of Mawlana GrandShaykh Nazim al-Qubrusi that while a successor figure was identified to Mawlana GrandShaykh Nazim, the Secretum Secretorum (Sirr) of the Naqshbandi Order returned to Mawlana Amir al-Muminin Shah e-Mardan Imam ‘Ali b. Abi Talib and to Saheb uz-Zaman Imam Muhammad al-Mahdi al-Muntadhar ‘alaihi salam after the life of Mawlana GrandShaykh Nazim al-Qubrusi.

img_1041Global Recognition from Distinguished Members of Ahl al-Bayt 


Mawlana GrandShaykh Nazim Adil al-Haqqani qadasAllahu sirraul ‘Aziz’s patrilineal family tree tracing his illustrious lineage back to the founder of Tariqah Sufism Sultan ul-Awliya Ghawth al-Adham Shaykh ‘Abd al-Qadir al-Jilani radiAllahu ‘anhu over twenty-four generations through his eldest son and successor Shaykh ‘Abd al-Wahhab al-Jilani

Amongst his sons, Hadrat Shaykh ‘Abd al-Wahhab was the eldest; he was a great scholar. He was given charge of the Madrasa of his father in 543 A.H...” –

The late Mawlana Shaykh Nazim was the fortieth GrandShaykh of the Most Distinguished Naqshbandi Golden Chain. He was arguably the most influential Sufi Muslim of the 20th century. His authority as a GrandShaykh and the Qutb of the era was widely recognized around the world. He was a direct lineal descendant of Sultan ul- Awliya Shaykh ‘Abd al-Qadir al-Jilani, the founder of Tariqat Sufism.

The venerable Mawlana Shaykh Nazim’s illustrious paternal lineage is as follows:

Shaykh al-Sayyid Muhammad Nazim Adil al-Qubrusi b. Shaykh al-Sayyid Ahmed b. Shaykh al-Sayyid Hasan b. Shaykh al-Sayyid Abi Salih Abdullah b. Shaykh al-Sayyid Abdul Rahman al-Qadiri b. Shaykh al-Sayyid Hasan b. Shaykh al-Sayyid Hamid b. Shaykh al-Sayyid Abdul Wahhab b. Shaykh al-Sayyid Muhiuddin b. Shaykh al-Sayyid Vicaruddin b. Shaykh al-Sayyid Musa b. Shaykh al-Sayyid Muhammad b. Shaykh al-Sayyid Tahir b. Shaykh al-Sayyid Husayn b. Shaykh al-Sayyid Ahmed b. Shaykh al-Sayyid Muhammad b. Shaykh al-Sayyid Yahya b. Shaykh al-Sayyid Zahid b. Shaykh al-Sayyid Salih b. Shaykh al-Sayyid Hasan b. al-Sayyid Majiduddin b. Shaykh al-Sayyid Muhammad Aoun b. Shaykh al-Sayyid Abdul Wahhab b. Sultan ul-Awliya al-Sayyid al-Sharif Abi Muhammad Shaykh ‘Abd al-Qadir al-Hasani al-Husayni al-Jilani radhiAllahu ‘anhu.

During his life, Mawlana GrandShaykh Nazim personally endorsed Lord Sayyid Ahmed Amiruddin on record, even identifying in him a religiously significant rank as a one of closer ones to Imam Muhammad al-Mahdi.

Sayyid Ahmed Amiruddin with al-Ghawth Mawlana Shaykh Nazim Adil al-Haqqani

Lord Sayyid Ahmed Amiruddin with the venerable Mawlana Shaykh Nazim Adil al-Haqqani

“I am appointing you Shaykh Ahmed Amiruddin to be there Deputy for me, on behalf of our GrandShaykh, to collect people, to make association with them, and to make Dhikr and to give Dhikr, bai’at to people, to build Khaniqah, to build Tekkia, to build Dergah and places for Dhikr for our Tariqat brothers and people.”Qutb ul-Ghawth al-Sayyid al-Sharif Mawlana GrandShaykh Nazim Adil al-Haqqani an-Naqshbandi qadasAllahu sirraul ‘aziz 

“(His) spiritual name (is) ‘Abdullah. This (Sayyid Ahmed Amiruddin) one of closer ones to Mahdi ‘alaihi salam” Qutb ul-Ghawth al-Sayyid al-Sharif Mawlana GrandShaykh Nazim Adil al-Haqqani an-Naqshbandi qadasAllahu sirraul ‘aziz 

H.E. Mawlana Shaykh al-Sayyid Adnan al-Kabbani, Khalifa of GrandShaykh ‘Abd Allah Daghestani: Beirut, Lebanon


“All of GrandShaykh’s senior murids know you. You are a great Awliya. You  (Sayyid Ahmed Amiruddin) will be one of the main inheritors of Mawlana Shaykh Nazim and the Naqshbandi Way.  You will be among of the high ranking Awliya of the time and you will carry on the legacy of this Tariqa, this is your position”Shaykh Adnan al-Kabbani, March 2013

H.E. Dr. Shaykh al-Sayyid Muhammad Hisham Kabbani, Khalifa of GrandShaykh ‘Abd Allah Daghestani- United States of America Oct 2013


H.E. Dr. Shaykh al-Sayyid Muhammad Hisham Kabbani at University of Toronto, Oct 6th, 2013

On Oct 6th, 2013 Lord Sayyid Ahmed Amiruddin met Dr. Shaykh al-Sayyid Muhammad Hisham Kabbani at the University of Toronto where the Shaykh spontaneously gave Lord Sayyid Ahmed Amiruddin a strand of his blessed beard, advising him to keep it with him.

Although Lord Sayyid Ahmed Amiruddin was directly initiated by Mawlana Shaykh Nazim in person afterwards, in 2002, it was H.E. Dr. Shaykh al-Sayyid Muhammad Hisham al-Kabbani who first initiated him into the Naqshbandi Sufi Order. After initiating him, H.E. Dr. Shaykh al-Sayyid Muhammad Hisham Kabbani predicted about Lord Sayyid Ahmed Amiruddin, “…when you will grow your beard, and wear a turban, hundreds of thousands of people will accept Sufism because of you…

“Deputy of Mahdi”


After the fortieth day of the passing of Qutb ul-Ghawth Mawlana Shaykh Nazim al-Qubrusi qadasAllahu sirrahul ‘aziz, on June 15th, 2014, Shaykh Hisham identified Lord Sayyid Ahmed Amiruddin in writing as “one of the Forty Deputies of Imam al-Mahdi ‘alayhi salam“.

Mawlana Shaykh Hisham visiting Sayyid Amiruddin in Hyderabad

Mawlana Shaykh Hisham visiting Lord Sayyid Ahmed Amiruddin in Hyderabad

“Amiruddin is first one among Mawlana’s directly appointed Khalifas to come to India.  He has a special connection directly from Shah-e Mardan.  He hears from Shah-e Mardan and is guided by him in his heart…I heard Mawlana appointing him a Khalifa, that’s not an easy thing to be appointed a Khalifa by Mawlana.  I heard Mawlana say it about him…(his name among the Forty Deputies of Mahdi ‘alayhi salam) is secret, there is no permission for me to disclose it…”
– Madad ul-Haqq as-Sayyid Mawlana Shaykh Hisham Kabbani, Hyderabad

Mawlana Shaykh Hisham Kabbani in Hyderabad, India

With Sahib el-Sayf Shaykh Seyyid Abdul Kerim el-Kibrisi el-Rabbani (rahmatullahi alaihi)-NY, USA


A hug from the late Shaykh Seyyid Abdul Kerim el-Kibrisi el-Rabbani, NY, USA

Mawlana Shaykh Nazim’s Lecture Regarding the Supernatural Supporters of the Mahdi From Shaykh Seyyid Abdul Kerim By Sayyid Ahmed Amiruddin

His Excellency al-Sayyid Muhammad AM Hussein, Grand Mufti of Jerusalem, Grand Imam Masjid Al-Aqsa – June 2014


His Majesty King Abdullah II of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan meets the Grand Mufti of Jerusalem H.E. AM Hussein in Ramallah, Palestine – August 2017. The Grand Qadi- Chief Justice of Palestine and Jerusalem also visible (third back).

H.E. al-Sayyid Muhammad AM Hussein, Grand Mufti of Jerusalem, Grand Imam of Al Aqsa Mosque visits Lord Sayyid Ahmed Amiruddin’s residence for a dinner reception in Hyderabad

H.E. al-Sayyid Muhammad AM Hussein,Grand Mufti of Jerusalem, Grand Imam of Al Aqsa Mosque, Jerusalem at Lord Sayyid Ahmed Amiruddin’s residence in Hyderabad for a dinner reception in his honour in support of the Palestinian cause.

During his visit, H.E. told Lord Sayyid the religious leadership in Palestine is under the descendants of Al-Hussein ibn ‘Ali ibn Abi Talib ‘alayhi salam, that the Palestinians celebrate Mawlid, love Ahl al-Bayt and do not oppose Sufism.  On the contrary, there are mosques in Palestine named after Sufi Scientists like the Sultan Ibrahim Ibn Adham Mosque in Beit Hanina, Palestine.  H.E. the Grand Mufti of Palestine inaugurated a conference of Sufism during his visit to Hyderabad.

He told Lord Sayyid Ahmed Amiruddin he is aware of Mawlana Shaykh Nazim and was very happy to learn of his connection to him.  He granted Lord Sayyid Ahmed Amiruddin a Key to al-Haram al-Sharif Masjid al-Aqsa in Jerusalem.

Related, Magic and Talismans: Mohammedan Saints and Structures in Palestine: The Tawfiq Canaan Collection of Palestinian Amulets


His Holiness Pope Francis received at the Dome of the Rock by H.E. al-Sayyid Muhammad AM Hussein, Grand Mufti of Jerusalem, Grand Imam of Al Aqsa Mosque

Degrees & Ijazahs in the Qadiri School

In addition to being authorized in teaching the Naqshbandi Sufi Way, Lord Sayyid Ahmed Amiruddin has Khilafa and Ijazah Mutlaqa the Qadiri Tariqah of his maternal ancestors tracing back through both a spiritual and biological chain of authority to the venerable Ghawth al-Adham Shaykh ‘Abd al-Qadir al-Jilani – recognized and authenticated by Naqib al-Ashraaf Sayed Ahmad al-Jilani, Mutawalli of the Mosque and Tomb of Shaykh ‘Abd al-Qadir al-Jilani in Baghdad, Iraq.


With H.E. Naqib al-Ashraaf Sayed Ahmed Zafar al-Jilani

Do you know who he (Sayyid Ahmed Amiruddin) is? He is a big Shaykh…He (Sayyid Ahmed) is the Shaykh of the area.  Everyone must listen to him. Everyone must obey himH.E. Naqib al Ashraaf Sayed Ahmed al-Jilani, Sajjada Nashin, Dargah Ghawth al Adham, Baghdad, Iraq


Vist from H.E. the new Naqib al-Ashraaf al-Shaykh Sayed ‘Abd al-Rahman al-Jilani the Custodian of the Mosque and Tomb of Ghawth al-Adham Shaykh ‘Abd al-Qadir al-Jilani, Baghdad, Iraq 

image Visit from His Eminence Pir Salman al-Gailani, Baghdad, Iraq


His Eminence Pir Salman al-Gailani is the son of Pir Najmuddin al-Gailani, son of  Naqib al-Ashraaf fi Dar el-Islam Pir Syed Ibrahim Saif al-Din al-Gailani, grandson of H.E. Qutb al-Aqtaab, Naqib al-Ashraaf ‘Abd Al-Rahman al-Gilani, first Prime Minister of Iraq.

“Sayyid Ahmed Amiruddin, I will never forget you and I will always remember you in my prayers. Convey my salam to Shaykh Haqqani and ask him to continue to pray for me”H.E. Pir Salman Gailani

Visit from Dr. Shaykh al-Sayyid Muhammad ibn Yahya an-Ninowi

Lord Sayyid Ahmed Amiruddin hosted a dinner in honor of Shaykh Ninowi at his residence in Hyderabad with leading dignitaries and religious scholars. Below, Shaykh Ninowi holding a fragment of Lord Sayyid Amiruddin’s centuries old paternal family tree-tracing his descent back to Imam al-Hasan al-Askari radiAllahu anhu.

Invitation to Mawlid at Dr. al-Sayyid ‘Abdullah Fadaaq’s home in Jeddah, KSA-June 2010


Visit to al-Sayyid Dr. Sami M. Angawi at Harvard University in Boston, USA.

Founding of initiative for the preservation of Quraysh heritage sites in the holy cities of Mecca and Medina


Lord Nawab Lt. Colonel Sayyid Mohammed Amiruddin (1917-2012) 

The famed preacher from Hyderabad (Deccan), Colonel Amiruddin, at whose hands nearly three thousand Americans have accepted Islam…” (“Note to Revised Edition”, Fatawa-e-Rahimiyah Vol.1, Lajpuri, 1975)

“You (Sayyid Ahmed Amiruddin) are the pride of our family.” – Lord Nawab Lt. Colonel Sayyid Mohammed Amiruddin (1917-2012) 

Lord Nawab Lt. Colonel Sayyid Mohammed Amiruddin (1917-2012)

Poem by Lord Sayyid Ahmed Amiruddin

IMG_1692Bismillahir Rahmanir Rahim.
I am Ahmed son of Abbas son of Amir ud-Din,
I am the father of Hasan and ‘Ali my sons.

I am a son of ‘Ali,
the Lion of Allah,
And I praise his sons, and his ancestors
without being afraid,
nor am I shy.
Allah chose them
and they are the honored ones
mentioned in all scriptures
Lord Sayyid Ahmed Amiruddin


One comment on “Accolades & Global Recognition

  1. Kaif
    December 29, 2011

    Salaams Shaykh Ahmed and Jazakallah for the Istikharah technique that you posted today on the Haqqani Soul website. I desperately need guidance to make a decision on a worldly matter and I’m using that for gudance. Your blog has appeared like an answer to my prayers.
    Dua’s for you from the bottom of my heart……………

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