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

Sidi Hajj Ahmed Djawiyed Tanji (may ALLAH be pleased with him) is a man of God whose love for our Master Muhammad (peace and blessings be upon him) was passionate. Before meeting Seyyidina Sheikh Ahmed Tidjani (may ALLAH sanctify his precious secret), he was searching for the person who would take his hand on the path. Committed to the fulfilment of his wishes, he wore the robe of the disciple who had submitted to his master. Every time he heard speak of a Sheikh, he travelled to meet him and to benefit from him until he heard that Seyyidina Sheikh Ahmed Tidjani (may ALLAH sanctify his precious secret) was in Fes.

He left the region of Tanja to meet him. He reached Fes on a Friday at noon (zawwal) and entered the Qarawiyin Mosque to accomplish the Jumua. He approached the mihrab and found a place in the first row, near to where a kind of rug had been placed. He performed the Salaah of Tahiyyat-ul-Masjid (the prayer of greeting the mosque) beside this rug and then Seyyidina Sheikh Ahmed Tidjani (may ALLAH sanctify his precious secret) came to pray at this very place which had been prepared for him. Sidi Hajj Ahmed Djawiyed Tanji (may ALLAH be pleased with him) was overwhelmed by an intense and unfamiliar spiritual state. He had never seen Seyyidina Sheikh Ahmed Tidjani (may ALLAH sanctify his precious secret) before and did not know him.

Even after the end of his prayer, his spiritual state continued. He did not raise his head or turn to Seyyidina Sheikh Ahmed Tidjani (may ALLAH sanctify his precious secret) because of his majestic reverential fear.

Having concluded his prayer Seyyidina Sheikh Ahmed Tidjani (may ALLAH sanctify his precious secret) began to recite the Quran from the very beginning but he concluded when the people was still waiting for the preacher.

Sidi Hajj Ahmed Djawiyed Tanji (may ALLAH be pleased with him) listened to the recitation of Seyyidina Sheikh Ahmed Tidjani (may ALLAH sanctify his precious secret) from beginning to end and was sure that he had heard all of it, and was very surprised that Seyyidina’s reading had been accomplished in such a short time. He thought that this was what he was looking for. This was the first of Seyyidina’s prodigies that he had seen. When the sermon and the prayer were finished, the people came to greet and “visit” Seyyidina Sheikh Ahmed Tidjani (may ALLAH sanctify his precious secret) as was their habit when they saw him.

Sidi Hajj Ahmed Djawiyed Tanji (may ALLAH be pleased with him) questioned the people regarding the identity of the Sheikh that they had come to greet and they replied that this was Seyyidina Sheikh Ahmed Tidjani (may ALLAH sanctify his precious secret). Sidi Hajj Ahmed Djawiyed Tanji (may ALLAH be pleased with him) approached him with perfect conduct and introduced himself, begging him to accept him among his disciples. At that moment, he took the Tariqa and was irrigated by his ocean. Then he returned to his homeland, victorious to have achieved his objective.

 

Research and translation by Zawiya Tidjaniya el Kubra in Lyon, France

 

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