Masters of the Path

    Masters of the Path: A History of the Masters of the Nimatullahi Sufi Order

    Javad Nurbakhsh

    This is a concise biographical account of each of the Masters of the largest modern Sufi Order (Nimatullahi) from the Prophet Mohamed to contemporary times.

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    Masters of the Path

      Divergent sufi orders are but branches of a single tree of loving-kindness. If one order denies or repudiates another, it only repudiates itself. What follows is the sisilah or chain of the Nimatuallhi Sufi Order – the initiatory succession of sufi masters whose esoteric teaching is transmitted and continued today by our current master, Reza ‘Ali Shah (Dr. Alireza Nurbakhsh).

      Reza ‘Ali Shah (Dr. Alireza Nurbakhsh)
      Nur ‘Ali Shah II (Dr. Javad Nurbakhsh)
      Munis ‘Ali Shah
      Sadiq ‘Ali Shah
      Wafa ‘Ali Shah
      Munawwar ‘Ali Shah
      Rahmat ‘Ali Shah
      Mast ‘Ali Shah
      Majdhub ‘Ali Shah
      Husayn ‘Ali Shah
      Nur ‘Ali Shah
      Ma’sum ‘Ali Shah Deccani
      Rida ‘Ali Shah Deccani
      Shams al-Din Deccani
      Mir Mahmud Deccani
      Mir Shah Shams al-Din Muhammad III
      Mir Kamal al-Din Atiyyatullah II
      Mir Shah Shams al-Din Muhammad II
      Shah Habib al-Din Muhibbullah II
      Mir Shah Shams al-Din Muhammad I
      Mir Shah Burhan al-Din Khalilullah II
      Shah Kamal al-Din Atiyyatullah
      Shah Habib al-Din Muhibbullah I
      Shah Khalilullah I
      Nur al-Din Shah Nimatullah Wali
      Abdullah Yafi
      Salih Barbari
      Najm al-Din Kamal Kufi
      Abu’l Sa’ud al-Andalusi
      Abu’l-Barakat
      Abu’l-Fadl al-Baghdadi
      Ahmad al-Ghazali
      Abu Bakr Nassaj al-Tusi
      Abu’l-Qasim ‘Ali al-Gurgani
      Abu Uthman al-Maghribi
      Abu Ali ‘Katib
      Abu ‘Ali Rudbari
      Abu’l-Qasim al-Junayd
      Sari al-Saqati
      Ma’ruf al-Karkhi
      Da’ud al-Ta’i
      Habib al-‘Ajami
      Hasan al-Basri
      Ali