Grandsheikh Mawlana Muhammed Nâzım Adil al-Haqqani, 1922 -2014 / (Sha'ban 26 1340 AH), best known as our much loved Sheikh Nazim, was a Turkish Cypriot who last lived in Lefke, Cyprus, He was leader of the Naqshbandiyya Nazimiyya Sufi Order from 1973 to 2014, and we leave this page here as a grateful memorial to his recent passing.
He was an Islamic scholar, had a degree in Chemical Engineering, and was fluent in Turkish, Arabic, Greek and English. For many decades he worked tirelessly to promote Sufism and religious tolerance around the world.
He was widely acknowledged to be the greatest living Sufi, and to those fortunate to meet him, his luminous character was immediately self-evident.
His daughter Hajjah Naziha Adil, is married to Sheikh Hisham Kabbani, and he had two sons and two daughters, one of whom is Sheikh Mehmet Adil.
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