The Tarekat Naqshbandiyah- Jahriyah in China


The Tarekat Naqshbandiyah- Jahriyah in China

Sheikh Mohammed Habib Al-Alim Abudu Ah-Rauf Yemeni, the Sheikh of China Naqshbandiyah-Jahriyah Sufi Order has said:

We hope the Islam world can be revived, and Muslim’s heart filled with peace, harmony and joy. We hope all the descendants of Adam (A.S.) can obtain the light from Allah.

Bismillahhir rahmanir rahim

Assalamu alaikum wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuh

All the Muslim brothers and sisters.

In China, there is a noble Islamic Sufi Order: Naqshbandiyah -Jahriyah. It has been inherited in China for about three hundred years until now.

Naqshbandiyah-Jahriyah Golden Chain

Sayyidina Prophet Muhammad (saws)

Sayyidina Uwais al-Qarni Sayyidina Moaz ibn Jabal

  1. Sayyidina Abdul Qadir Gilani
  2. Sayyidina Baha-ud-Din Naqshband Bukhari
  3. Sayyidina Muhammad al-Baqi
  4. Sayyidina Taj al-Din
  5. Sayyidina Mohamed Zain
  6. Sayyidina Abd al-Elkhalek
  7. Sayyidina Mohamed Aben Zain
  8. Sayyidina Shaykh Weakayeton al-Allah
  9. Sayyidina Imam al-Alaimee
  10. Sayyidina Qatab al-Alealam
  11. Sayyidina Haqiq al-Allah
  12. Sayyidina Tabeat al-Allah
  13. Sayyidina Hilal al-Din
  14. Sayyidina Riyad al- Din
  15. Sayyidina Abdul al- Jameemer
  16. Sayyidina Mohammed Habbib Al-Alim Abudu Ah-Rauf Yemeni

In the early 18th century, China Sheikh Weakayeton al-Allah learned Naqshbandiyah Sufi knowledge from his Murshid: Yemen Sheikh Mohamed Aben Zain in Sanna , capital city of Yemen, .  Benefit from Allah’s help, Prophet Mohammand(saws)’s favour and Sheikh weakayeton al-Allah’s own efforts, Naqsgbandiyah Sufi can spreard and be passed down from generation to generation in China up to . Through the help from Allah, the favor of Prophet Muhammad (saws) and the efforts of Sheikh himself that Naqshbandiyah Sufi path can spread in China, and passed down from generation to generation until now.

The venerable Sheikh Mohammed Habib Al-Alim is as follows:

Sheikh Mohmmed Habib Al-Alim is son of Sheikh Abdul Al-Jameemer, who is son of Sheikh Mohammed Sidiyqun Al-Allah. Mohammed Sidiyqun Al-Allah is son of Sheikh Mohammed Shams Al-Din, who is son of Sheikh Mohammed Abduallah. Sheikh Mohammed Abduallah is son of Sheikh Mohammed Ibrahim Al-Jawfi.

 Who ancestry can be traced back to Al-Sayyid Shams al-Din Umar, He is the 25th ”generation descendant of Prophet Muhammad (swas).peace be upon them. Sheikh Mohammed Habib Al-Aim is the 49th generation descendant of Prophet Muhammad (swas).

Our present Sheikh Mohammed Habib Al-Alim, was born in Xiji county,Ningxia Province in 1939 and he is now settled in Kunming, the capital city of Yunnan Province.Kunming. He is a very pious, famous Sufi Master who are well-respected by others.A lot of Karamat and Firasa are appeared on Sheikh. He is the khadim of many Sufi leaders.Sheikh Mohammed Habbib Al-Alim is a veritable great Chinese religious revivalist, especially during the Cultural Revolution in 1966-1976. This decade. Sheikh spread Islam to “lots of parts in China” in that hard and difficult situation. His whole life “is devoted to Promoting Islam and calling on people to return to Allah and follow the path of Islam, call on the people to return back to Allah and follow the path of Islam. Sheikh is the leader and Murshid of Chinese Sunni Muslim and Alims.

In the name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful (بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم). There is no god but Allah, Muhammad is the messenger of Allah (لَا إِلٰهَ إِلَّا ٱلله مُحَمَّدٌ رَسُولُ ٱلله).

Assalamu alaikum wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuh

Dear Muslim leaders, scholars, Muslim brothers and sisters,

I shall introduce you our Sheikh,   Mawlana Sheikh Muhammad Habib Al Alim.

“…O you who have believed, fear Allah and seek the means [of nearness] to Him and strive in His cause that you may succeed.” (Holy Quran, 5:35)

It says in the most standard Tafsir (تفسير), “Indeed,no one can obtain the nearness to Allah Ta’ala unless by Wasilah (وسيلة). The Wasilah (وسيلة) is just the ʿUlamaʾ (علماء) who master” of the truth or the Sheikh who guides people towards the Straight Way.” (Refer to P388 of <تفسير روح البيان> Book II, line14)

In contemporary time, many religious sects of Islam appeared as well as consistent disputes and conflicts, Islam world religious sect stands in many numbers, disputes and conflicts remain frequent. The enemy of Islam has been taking of the divergence of knowledge and perspective among Muslims, to stir up troubles. Some Muslims are unaware of the truth and followed the steps of Shay tan which causes the hostility and vendetta among Muslims. what’s worse, some of the disputes were even upgraded to wars.” . A peaceful religion is being trampled. There are two main reasons” we can find:

 First, we are unable to really grasped the rope of Allah, We are easy to understand and practice the Qur’an and Hadith according to our own private understanding. In this way make us out from the way of Allah Ta’ala and His Messenger (Sallallahu alayhi wa sallam). 

And second, we did not seek the Murshid (مرشد) of the time that Allah Ta’ala willed. The Murshid (مرشد) that Allah Ta’ala willed is the one who can guide us close to Allah by Allah’s command, he is the one have authority among us.

“…O you who have believed, obey Allah and obey the Messenger and those in authority among you. And if you disagree over anything, refer it to Allah and the Messenger, if you should believe in Allah and the Last Day. That is the best [way] and best in result.” (Holy Quran, 4:59)

Our Prophet Muhammad (Sallallahu alayhi wa sallam) said: “Murshid to his followers is as Prophet to his people, ”also, “To those who do not have a Murshid, Shay tan will be their leader.”

“…Indeed, Allah [alone] has knowledge of the Hour and sends down the rain and knows what is in the wombs. And no soul perceives what it will earn tomorrow, and no soul perceives in what land it will die. Indeed, Allah is Knowing and Acquainted.” (Holy Quran, 31:34)

Indeed, in the most standard Tafsir (تفسير) says, “Those unseen predictions of all the Prophets and Wail are with the instruction, revelation or the true dream from Allah” This is unseen knowing. Allah said: “Allah knows everything, He does not show the unseen to anyone unless the messengers He likes” Although the knowledge of Judgment day was concealed, Prophet Muhammad (Sallallahu alayhi wa sallam) still predicted many signs of this day, such as Daija would appear, return of Prophet Isa (Jesus) and the sun would rise from the west, etc. And also some Wail know the amount of the raindrops, the gender of the fetus, and the emergence of heresy and so on.

Today I would like to introduce to you a Sheikh from China, Mawlana Sheikh Muhammad Habib Al Alim (Radiya -llahu ʿanhu).  With the help of Allah Ta’ala and Shafa’ah (شفاعة) of Prophet Muhammad (Sallallahu alayhi wa sallam) he has revitalized the way of Islam. In his journey of propagating Islam, there were countless signs from Allah’s help have shown and many Mu’jiza (معجزة) of Prophet Muhammad (Sallallahu alayhi wa sallam) reappeared among people. The call from him can open people’s minds, the true light of him banishes dark of this life and hereafter. Muslim who fear and obey Allah, they all come to follow his guide.

“…Say, “The knowledge is only with Allah, and I am only a clear warner.” (Holy Quran, 67:26)

Indeed, in the most standard Tafsir (تفسير) says, the most knowledgeable person, Allah let no one but him know it and reveal the truth.  معاذ بن يحي (Radiya -llahu ʿanhu) said, “Allah only concealed in His servants the things of knowing it.” (Refer to P96 of <تفسير روح البيان> book X, line 4)

For examples

First,by Allah’s order, Sheikh knows what people are thinking and what they will have in their mind, and also the changes afterwards. In this way, many people increased their belief of Allah and their belief towards our Prophet strengthened. Sheikh says, all the evidences he has shown are signs of Allah Ta’ala and Shafa’ah of Prophet(*). He is only a Sabab and just a slave of Allah. He would know nothing without….


It rained in many different places under Allah’s Permission and Sheikh’s(*) Sabab.

He was facing a big trouble: There was a serious drought and it hadn’t rained for 3 months. As a result, the fruit trees and crops were all dying. Ma was worried and went to ask for help in Kunming. When he saw Sheikh, he said, “O Maulana, could you please pray to Allah for rain. He is the most merciful.” ……

When Ma arrived home, it was raining heavily. There were many times like this kind during the life of Sheikh.(*)

The third:

During his period of promoting Islam, Sheikh(*) has given Muslim names to many children before they are born. Sometimes the children’s parents have just married or even not married yet. However the gender of the name given by Sheikh has never made any mistake.

What’s more miracle, Sheikh(*) once written down some Muslin names on small cards strung together. Sheikh took one card from those cards to those People who came for their children’s Muslim names. The name given by Sheikh was right with the gender without exception.


Once, a young man got an offer from a Pakistani University. Before he went to school he came to visit Sheikh Muhammad Habib Al Alim   (Radiya -llahu ʿanhu). Sheikh asked him to stay in Kunming for one month, but he refused because of lacking in time. Then Sheikh told him to stay for one week, but he still refused. In the end, Sheikh told him to stay for three days, and he agreed reluctantly. However, this young man went back home without informing others. Two days later, he was unfortunately killed by a train at the time when he getting off the train.

  Once, son of an Imam in Pan Xi town, Yuxi, Yunnan province,  wanted to make a living as a driver and he told Sheikh. Sheikh did not agree. After some time, when the young man visited Mawlana again, Sheikh asked him what he was doing. The young man replied he was making a living by driving truck. Mawlana (Radiya -llahu ʿanhu) said: From now on, no more driving. You can only sit in the car driven by others. After he left Sheikh, he did not pay enough attention to what Sheikh said. He told his friend, “It will be the last day I drive.” Then he drove the car carrying his friend. However, unfortunately, they had just drove for very short time when they had an accident. The son of the Imam died while his friend survived. There has been many cases like these.

The fifth thing is about the exact time of the end of the world which is confidential secret of Allah Ta’ala. This secret can be revealed by knowing what is for tomorrow and the time of death

By the help of Allah Ta’ala, Shafa’ah (شفاعة) of Prophet Muhammad (Sallallahu alayhi wa sallam ﷺ), and assistance of Sahabah (Radiya -llahu ʿanhum) and generations of Sheikh (Radiya -llahu ʿanhum), Sheikh Muhammad Habib Al Alim   (Radiya -llahu ʿanhu) has shown many Karamat (كرامة) during his life, among which many Mu’jiza (معجزة) are what Prophet Muhammad (Sallallahu alayhi wa sallam) once shown.

Dear sheikhs, you are warmly welcome to China. Hoping to obtain pleasure from Prophet Muhammad (Sallallahu alayhi wa sallam). Indeed, China is a great and blessed country. Just as our honorable Prophet Muhammad (Sallallahu alayhi wa sallam ﷺ) said, “Seek knowledge, even it is far away in China. Definitely, seeking knowledge is Fard (فرض) to all the Muslims, men and women.

The author of the book تفسير روح البيان said in this authoritative Tafsir (تفسير), “No matter where you are, there will be Murshid (مرشد) of comprehensive and profound virtues. They are concealed pillars that Allah Ta’ala take to protect the world of spirit and essence. Murshids can be found in every city and village, who are appointed by Allah Ta’ala to protect Muslims and kuffars (كفّار) in their places.”

Sheikh Muhayyidiny (Radiya -llahu ʿanhu) said in his book, “The last top-ranking Murshid (مرشد) will be born in China. And sterility will be prevalent among men and women after him. He calls on people to the nearness to Allah Ta’ala, but they do not respond to his call. O people, respond to his call! After Allah Ta’ala takes him and the believers in his time, people left on the earth will live as animals that they do not distinguish the halal (حلال) from the haram (حرام). Then, the Day of Judgment comes, with the destruction of the world. (Refer to <تفسير روح البيان> book VII, page 359)

It’s written in another book, “The person is the last one who has the same high rank. He will be born in China and speaks native language of his country. At that time, giving birth to children will be limited. People cannot give birth to more children due to limitation, even though men and women get married. He educates and guides people back to Allah Ta’ala, but they do not follow him (educating and guiding people is his obligatory responsibility). After Allah Ta’ala took him and his believers back, other people left in this world will live as animals. They do not take the halal (حلال) as the halal (حلال), nor do they take the haram (حرام) as the haram (حرام). They judge things by their own nature and irrational selfish desire. Then, the day of Resurrection comes due to their sins, and this world will be sealed because of them.” (Refer to <خواتم الحكم329>)

Sheikh Ibn.Arabi said, “The last top-ranking Wali of humanity will appear in China.”

The confines of knowledge referred to by Prophet Muhammad(peace and blessings be upon him ﷺ) is broad. The highest-level knowledge should be understanding of Allahu, which is genuine knowledge inherited from Prophet Muhammad(peace and blessings be upon him). Regarding the prediction of Sheikh Ibn.Arabi, we can infer that the highest Islamic knowledge is certain to appear in China in the future. The Chinese muslim scholars have been seeking and practicing Islamic genuine knowledge for long time. Sparing no efforts, they have devoted all their lifetime to struggling for the way of Allahu, courageously and unyieldingly. Their spirit is soul-stirring and inspiring.

 Chinese Sufi of Naqshiban-diyyah al-Jahriyyah has been existed in China for about 3 hundred years). The Tariqah stems from Zawyah(زاوية) Sarah in the Arabian Peninsula in Yemen. The Silsila dates back to Ashabal Nabiy Muazzez. We have been practicing in the Path inherited from the Prophet Mohammed (peace and blessings be upon him) in strict coordinance with heritage in Tariqah from Zawyah(زاوية) Sarah in Yemen, without any differences or changes.  Keep the Tariqah original, and keep Islam pure and clear. Allahu Ta’ala said, “We sent thee not for any other reason, but as a Mercy for all human beings.” Chinese Al-Jahriyyah Sufi Order follows and practices the teachings in Quran, and respects the traditional virtues of Chinese nation. It has been completed that cultural fusion of the five-thousand-year Chinese culture combined with Islamic inherited Tariqah to help different nationalities in China understand and practice the genuine knowledge of Islam. We all pray that the radiance of genuine Islamic knowledge will bring the Chinese nation happiness and serenity, bring the east of the world light and resplendence, and bring all humanity peace and auspiciousness.

 We sincerely invite Sufi Sheikhs and Sufi brothers from every Tariqah all over the world to China. Let’s discuss and study genuine Islamic knowledge together,  enjoy the breathtaking sightseeing in China, and experience colorful Chinese  customs. We will promote communication between Chinese nation and other nations from all over the world, explore and practice effective ways of harmonious coexistence among different nations, and strive for establishing the fate community of all humanity.

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