بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم

اللهم صل على سيدنا محمد الفاتح لما أغلق والخاتم لما سبق ناصر الحق بالحق والهادي إلى صراطك المستقيم وعلى آله حق قدره ومقداره العظيم

Sheikh Ahmed Tidjani

May ALLAH be satisfied with him

Seyyidina Ahmed Tidjani (may ALLAH sanctify his precious secret) looked upon Sidi Abdelwahab Tazi El Fesi (may ALLAH be pleased with him) with satisfaction throughout his life. Sidi Abdelwahab Tazi El Fesi (may ALLAH be pleased with him) was punctual and assiduous regarding the accomplishment of the prayers in the blessed zawiya except in case of exceptional impediment. Every time he was obliged to perform the prayer elsewhere, he would then accomplish the same number of meritorious (nawafil) prayers at the zawiya. He prayed a great deal in this blessed place because he was certain that his prayers would be accepted as Seyyidina Ahmed Tidjani (may ALLAH sanctify his precious secret) had affirmed: “Undoubtedly, prayers are accepted in our Zawiya.

Read more ...

The noble Sidi Abu Abdallah Sidi Abdsalem Abu Taleb (may ALLAH be pleased with him) was endowed with the qualities approved by God, of praiseworthy and pure conduct, he was a source of secrets, knowledge and sacred divine gifts, of sherifian origin (descendant of the Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him). He was among the elite of the companions of Seyyidina Ahmed Tidjani (may ALLAH sanctify his precious secret) and the long-time disciples who had the privilege of accompanying him from the beginning and drew from his niche of light until he attained radiant spiritual opening. His station of sainthood was steadfast.

The Muqaddam Sidi Tayeb Sefiani (may ALLAH be pleased with him) and many others related the story of a pious man who used to pray in the Andalous Mosque in Fes. One night, he dreamt that he was going to the mosque when suddenly he saw a spring of milk. He was surprised at this vision, and a man appeared in front of him who he asked: “By ALLAH, please explain to me the origin of this spring.” The man replied: “Follow it and enter the garden from where it comes, because it is flowing from the tomb of a great saint.” Thus, he followed the source, entered the garden and finally found from where it came.

Read more ...

Sultan Sulayman (may ALLAH pleased with him) was a righteous Imam and diligent scholar who received the Tariqa from Seïdina (may ALLAH sanctify his precious secret), having received the authorization from the Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him). The Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him) asserted that Sultan Sulayman was indeed one of his descendants.

Sultan Sulayman (may ALLAH pleased with him) witnessed the prodigies of Seyyidina Ahmed Tidjani (may ALLAH sanctify his precious secret) which reinforced his faith in him. In addition, the Sultan rejected the words of those who opposed Seyyidina Ahmed Tidjani (may ALLAH sanctify his precious secret) (who were numerous at that time).

It has been related that he often requested Seyyidina Ahmed Tidjani (may ALLAH sanctify his precious secret) to enable him to see the Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him) in an awakened state. Our master (may ALLAH sanctify his precious secret) would reply: “I fear that you are unable to bear this.

Sultan Sulayman (may ALLAH pleased with him) was so persistent that Seyyidina Ahmed Tidjani (may ALLAH sanctify his precious secret) could not convince him to renounce, and so, ultimately, he granted his request. For this purpose, first and foremost, Seyyidina (may ALLAH sanctify his precious secret) recommended secrecy, then to dedicate a pure and totally empty place, exclusively for this, and lastly, to be alone.

Read more ...

 

  1. His origins

Sidi Muhammad El ‘Arbi was the son of Muhammad, who was son of Muhammad Sa-ih, himself son of Muhammad, who was son of Dawud, son of Muhammad, who was son of Abdelqadir, himself son of the Pole Sidi Muhammad Sharqi El ‘Umar El Faruqi, and his ancestry goes back to the second rightly guided Caliph, our Master Abu-l-Hafs ‘Umar ibn El Khattab (may ALLAH be pleased with him). His father Sidi Muhammad was among the hardworking scholars and virtuous Saints of elevated rank among the people of the town of Meknes.

 

  1. His birth and childhood

He was born at the dawn of Eid el Ad-ha in the year 1229 of the hegira (1813 ad) in their home which was opposite the great mosque of the city of Meknes. His birth brought joy, happiness, gladness and satisfaction to his parents because his aging father was, until then, without male issue. He had humbly begged ALLAH, Glorified and Exalted, to grant him a pious child who would delight him and to this end, he tried everything that people advised him, including both material and spiritual remedies. Thus, he used to visit the Saints, both dead and alive, invoking ALLAH, without losing heart, through their intermediary in order to obtain this gift.

So, when he had reached the age of seventy-five years old, ALLAH granted his request and gave him a child, as he had done for his Prophet Zakariya (peace be upon him). He named the child Muhammad el ‘Arbi, after two virtuous Awliya (plural of Wali, i.e. Saint) who had announced the coming birth: Sidi Muhammed ‘Arbi ibn Mu’ti ibn Salih Charqi and Sidi Muhammad ‘Arbi El Wazzani (may ALLAH be pleased with them). Sidi Muhammad el ‘Arbi was born twenty years old before his father returned to ALLAH. During these years, his father gave him all attention and affection and the best of educations, careful to provide him with teaching and instruction in keeping with the high rank of his origins. Thus, this sublime being grew up in a virtuous environment, bathed in faith, knowledge, virtue and love for the Messenger of ALLAH (peace and blessings be upon him), his pure family and the virtuous saints.

Read more ...

By continuing to use our site, you accept the use of cookies.