41 orders and salaat al fatih


Assalam u alayekum ys sayyidi ya Sheikh Hisham!

I want to request you to mention 41 orders existing today (with a brief description). I am asking this because a friend of mine told me that Founder of Naqeebi order Hazrat Naqeebullah Shah had largest number of murids after Hazrat Sheikh Abdul Qadir and that he was the person who travelled the most on the earth for Islam,after Hazrat Sheikh Abdul Qadir (May Allah’s blessings be upon both of them).Is it true?
Also, explain the blessings of Salaat al fatih as the Tijani order claims that its blessings and Sawaab is more than the prayers of all Jinn and Human beings except that of the word Allah.
Shukran ya sayyidi and forgive me if i sounded rude or i went against any of adaabs.


`Alaykum salam,

Required reading for your question is J. Spencer Trimingham’s  The Sufi Orders in Islam.
As for Salat al-Fatih I was told by the munshid Ali Elsayed that he heard Mawlana Shaykh Nazim say in Uzbekistan that it is equivalent to 5,000 Salawat.

Hajj Gibril Haddad

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