He who has the guidance of the Holy Prophet has been given the wisdom and authority to catch people from the road of self-destruction and degradation and bring them to the Path of Eternal Happiness.

- Shaykh Nazim

The Golden Chain

Of the Naqshbandiyya-Nazimiyya Sufi Order

Prophet Muhammad ibn Abd Allah, radiya

Abu Bakr as-Siddiq, radiya-l-Lahu`anh radiya

Salman al-Farsi, radiya-l-Lahu`anh radiya

Qasim ibn Muhammad ibn Abu Bakr kadas

Jafar as-Sadiq, alayhi-s-salam assalam

Tayfur Abu Yazid al-Bistami, radiya-l-Lahu canhradiya

Abul Hassan Ali al-Kharqani, qaddasa-l-Lahu sirrah kadas

Abu Ali al-Farmadi, qaddasa-l-Lahu sirrah kadas

Abu Yaqub Yusuf al-Hamadani, qaddasa-l-Lahu sirrah kadas

Abul Abbas, al-Khidr, alayhi-s-salamassalam

Abdul Khaliq al-Ghujdawani, qaddasa-l-Lahu sirrahkadas

Arif ar-Riwakri, qaddasa-l-Lahu sirrahkadas

Khwaja Mahmoud al-Anjir al-Faghnawi, qaddasa-l-Lahu sirrahkadas

Ali ar-Ramitani, qaddasa-l-Lahu sirrahkadas

Muhammad Baba as-Samasi, qaddasa-l-Lahu sirrahkadas

as-Sayyid Amir Kulal, qaddasa-l-Lahu sirrahkadas

Muhammad Baha’uddin Shah Naqshband, qaddasa-l-Lahu sirrahkadas

Ala’uddin al-Bukhari al-cAttar, qaddasa-l-Lahu sirrahkadas

Yaqub al-Charkhi, qaddasa-l-Lahu sirrahkadas

Ubaydullah al-Ahrar, qaddasa-l-Lahu sirrahkadas

Muhammad az-Zahid, qaddasa-l-Lahu sirrahkadas

Darwish Muhammad, qaddasa-l-Lahu sirrahkadas

Muhammad Khwaja al-Amkanaki, qaddasa-l-Lahu sirrahkadas

Muhammad al-Baqi bi-l-Lah, qaddasa-l-Lahu sirrahkadas

Ahmad al-Faruqi as-Sirhindi, qaddasa-l-Lahu sirrahkadas

Muhammad al-Masum, qaddasa-l-Lahu sirrahkadas

Muhammad Sayfuddin al-Faruqi al-Mujaddidi, qaddasa-l-Lahu sirrahkadas

as-Sayyid Nur Muhammad al-Badawani, qaddasa-l-Lahu sirrahkadas

Shamsuddin Habib Allah, qaddasa-l-Lahu sirrahkadas

Abdullah ad-Dahlawi, qaddasa-l-Lahu sirrahkadas

Khalid al-Baghdadi, qaddasa-l-Lahu sirrahkadas

Ismail Muhammad ash-Shirwani, qaddasa-l-Lahu sirrahkadas

Khas Muhammad Shirwani, qaddasa-l-Lahu sirrahkadas

Muhammad Effendi al-Yaraghi, qaddasa-l-Lahu sirrahkadas

Jamaluddin al-Ghumuqi al-Husayni, qaddasa-l-Lahu sirrahkadas

Abu Ahmad as-Sughuri, qaddasa-l-Lahu sirrahkadas

Abu Muhammad al-Madani, qaddasa-l-Lahu sirrahkadas

Sharafuddin ad-Daghestani, qaddasa-l-Lahu sirrahkadas

Abdullah al-Fa’iz ad-Daghestani, qaddasa-l-Lahu sirrahkadas

Muhammad Nazim Adil al-Haqqani, qaddasa-l-Lahu sirrahkadas

Naqshbandiyya means to "tie the naqsh very well." The naqsh is the perfect engraving of God's Name in the heart of the seeker.

- Shaykh Hisham Kabbani