Shaykh Zulfiqar Ahmad (db)

Shaykh Zulfiqar Ahmad Naqshbandi (born 1 April 1953) is one of the leading mashaekh of Tasawwuf in the present era. Formally granted authorization (Ijazah-o-Khilafat) in the Naqshbandi spiritual path (Silsila), he retired from his position as General Manager (Planning and Development) at the age of forty to devote himself entirely to the service of Islam. He has travelled to more than sixty countries transforming the lives of people all over the world. A testament to his deep love for Allah, his uncompromising dedication to Sunnah of the blessed Prophet (PBUH), and his firm adherence to Islamic Law (shariah) is that thousands of religious scholars and students of Islamic learning are among his students (murids). Furthermore, he has written dozens of books and over 200 books have been produced from his lectures, many of which have been translated into several languages.


Shaykh Zulfiqar Ahmad is one of the most famous Naqshbandi Shaykhs of Tasawwuf with a worldwide following. Hundreds of thousands of seekers across the world, from America and Africa to Southeast Asia and from Russia to Australia count themselves among his students.


The spiritual chain of Shaykh Zulfiqar Ahmad (DB) traces back through a series of authentic teachers to the Holy Prophet (PBUH). To view the listing of the masters of this Silsilah (chain), click on the link below.

The Silsilah of Shaykh Zulfiqar Ahmad Naqshbandi (db) – Trace the chain of the honourable Mashaikh Naqshband from Shaykh Zulfiqar Ahmad Naqshbandi (db) back to our beloved Prophet (pbuh)