Salamalaikkum to our beloved Shyukuhs
Please advise us on the Naqshabandi Mujididi a right path. They have a Silsilah which changers in the middle.(28th position). How ever this Silsilah doesnt have our beloved Sulthan al Awliya MOwlana shaykh Nazims name. therefore whats the interpretation of this? is it a another sub branch of naqshabandi haqqani??
Please forgive us for our ignorance
wa `alaykum salam,
Naqshbandiyya-Haqqaniyya is the top of the Golden Chain but under it are many prior branches. There are literally hundreds – if not thousands – of branches of the Naqshbandiyya from the time of Mujaddid Alf ath-Thani Sayyidina Ahmad al-Sirhindi al-Faruqi, known also as Imam Rabbani. After him the Tariqah spread far and wide, and through various caliphas took on different branches. The same happened with our Grandshaykh Khalid al-Baghdadi, so you find sub-branches of the Naqshbandiyya-Khalidiyya all over the world.
See “Titles of the Naqshbandi Golden Chain” at the Naqshbandi website for further explanation.