Sidi Abu-l-Abbas Sidi Ahmed ibn Kirane (may ALLAH be pleased with him), the meritorious and grateful knower and dhakir (i.e. he who remembers ALLAH very often) was among the close beloved of Seyyidina Sheikh Ahmed Tidjani (may ALLAH sanctify his precious secret).
He was among those who used to perform the Azan in the zawiya towards the end of Seyyidina’s life and even afterwards. Seyyidina Ahmed Tidjani (may ALLAH sanctify his precious secret) had said to him: “All those who see your face and also those who see those who have seen you will enter Paradise.”
He often used to sit at the door of the zawiya saying (or words to that effect): “Look at my face so that you will be successful because this is what my master told me.”
Research and translation by Zawiya Tidjaniya el Kubra in Lyon, France