Assalaamualaykum , I have a question related to the spiritual station of Al Ghawthiyya. I was reading that during the time of Shaykh Abdullah Daghistani (ra) He was considered to be the highest ranking Saint by many. But He lived during the same time of a Shaykh by the name of Shaykh Muhammad Ahmad Al Mahi Bukhari (ra) from Madinah Munawwara (originally from sudan). He was also known to be the Highest ranking saint of that same time by many. Is it possible for more than one person to occupy the same station at the same time?
wa `alaykum salam,
No two saints may co-occupy one station at the same time. There is only one who shall be, and at that time it was Grandshaykh ‘Abdullah al-Fa’iz al-Daghistani. There may however be many saints of very high spiritual rank and known by different names or accolades. In our time however, the Sultan of all Saints is Mawlana Shaykh Muhammad Nazim al-Haqqani (may Allah gives him long life and happiness!).
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