Abu ali Farmadi

Fazal bin Muhammad bin Ali (Arabic: فضل بن محمد بن علي,; born 1016 - 1084) commonly known as "Abu Ali Farmadi"[1] or just "Abu Ali" was a saint of the Naqshbandi Golden Chain, and a prominent Sufi[2] master and preacher from Ṭūs, Khorasan Iran,

Hazrat Khwāja Abu Ali Farmadi
Hazrat Sheikh Abu Ali Farmadi Rahmat Ullah Alaih - panoramio.jpg
Shrine of Abu Ali Farmadi
Born1043 AD (401 AH)
Farmad, Tus, Iran
Died1043 AD (470 AH)
SchoolIslamic philosophy
Main interests
Implementation of Islamic Law, Islamic Statehood
Notable ideas
Evolution of Islamic philosophy, Application of Sharia


He was born the year 407 hijrah He was called al-Fārmadī on account of his place of birth, Fārmad, a village in the vicinity of Ṭūs.[3]


After completing his elementary education he entered the madrasah of the famous Sufi Abdulkarim Qushayri in Nishapur.[4]and then he was a follower of Abu Al-Hassan Al-Kharqani. He was the disciple of Imam Abu Qasim Qaisheri and Sheikh Abu Qasim Jurjani. In his last days he got spiritual favours from Sheikh Abdul Hasan Qarqani.[5]


Abu ali Farmadi is called the Knower of the Merciful and the Custodian of Divine Love. He was a scholar of the Shafi’i school of jurisprudence and a unique `arif (endowed with spiritual knowledge). He was deeply involved in both the School of the Salaf (scholars of the First and Second Centuries) and that of the Khalaf (later scholars), but he made his mark in the Science of Tasawwuf. From it he extracted some of the heavenly knowledge which is mentioned in Qur’an in reference to al-Khidr salla: “and We have taught him from our Heavenly Knowledge” [18:65].[6]


He died at 4 Rabi-Ul-Awwal 477 Hijri on Thursday.

External linksEdit


  1. ^ Kabbani, Muhammad Hisham (2003). Classical Islam and the Naqshbandi Sufi Tradition. ISCA. ISBN 978-1-930409-10-1.
  2. ^ Hanif, N. (2002). Biographical Encyclopaedia of Sufis: Central Asia and Middle East. Sarup & Sons. ISBN 978-81-7625-266-9.
  3. ^ al-Samʿānī, 10/124; Yāqūt, 3/839
  4. ^ The Golden Chain of Transmission MASTERS Nagshibandi way Osman Nuri Topba§ © Erkam Publications 2016 / 1437 H Istanbul - 1437 / 2016 ISBN 978-9944-83-887-0
  5. ^ https://archive.org/details/gulzarauliya13/page/n2/mode/1up/search/Farmadi?q=Farmadi
  6. ^ https://naqshbandi.org/the-golden-chain/the-chain/abu-ali-al-farmadi/