- Paternal Family
- “Who is more honorable than the descendants of the Prophet (saws )? Woe to you! Woe to you! All the fitna/corruption is from this, because you left the banner of the Prophet (saws) and his children…” (Mawlana Shaykh Nazim Adil al-Haqqani qadasAllahu sirrahul ‘Aziz, Oct 2012, Saltanat.org)
In her book “Pain and Grace: A Study of Two Mystical Writers of Eighteenth-Century Muslim India” p. 32, Dr. Annemarie Schimmel writes:“Khwaja Mir Dard’s family, like many nobles, from Bukhara; led their pedigree back to Baha’uddin Naqshband, after whom the Naqshbandi order is named, and who was a descendant, in the 13th generation of the 11th…imam al-Hasan al-Askari.”
In addition to the centuries old Sufi traditions tracing the lineage of numerous Sufi Saints by descent to Imam Hasan al-Askari, a narration in the Shiite hadith collection al-Kafi also establishes Abi Muhammad al-Hasan ibn ‘Ali had relations with other women through whom he had progeny. According to al-Kafi, in his Usool, in the chapter of the Birth of Abi Muhammad al-Hasan ibn ‘Ali:
“When Abi Muhammad al-Hasan ibn ‘Ali became ill…the Sultan…called certain women with knowledge to deal with pregnancy. They examined his (Abi Muhammad al-Hasan ibn ‘Ali [as]) ladies. A certain woman had said one of the ladies is pregnant. She was accomodated in a certain quarter…When the pregnancy was proved invalid, they distributed his legacy between his mother and brother” [al-Kafi, by Muhammad Ya’qub Kulayni. Translated by Muhammad Sarwar. Chap. 124, Birth of Abi Muhammad al-Hasan ibn ‘Ali, p.705].
Like the venerable Baha al-Din Naqshband Bukhari, Sayyid Ahmed Amiruddin is a direct lineal descendant of ten of the Twelve Imams from the family of the Prophet (S) from his paternal side; tracing his lineage to the Prophet (sallallahu alaihi wa sallam) through Imam Hasan al-Askari (alaihi salam), and a descendant of Imam Hasan ibn ‘Ali ibn Abi Talib from his maternal grandmother, thereby making him a descendant of eleven out of the twelve imams of the biological progeny of the Prophet Muhammad.
- Master Islamic Occultists
On page 59 of the book “Tulasī kī sāhitya-sādhanā: The Legacy of the Nizams”, published by the H.E.H The Nizam’s Urdu Trust Hyderabad, author Lallana Rāya writes of the relationship between Sayyid Ahmed Amiruddin’s ancestor Nawab Sayyid Munir ud-Din Khan-Bahadur and the King of Hyderabad, Mir Mahbub Ali Khan Siddiqi, stating Nawab Sayyid Munir ud-Din Khan was a teacher of occult Islamic practices to the King.
Rāya writes: “(The King) Mir Mahboob Ali Khan was known to possess healing power for snake bite. With his spell, it is said that the venom of the snake would abate. It was his order that if anyone from the public had a snake bite, he could approach him…It is said that Nawab Muneer uddin Khan Taluqdar (Landlord) who knew this spell, taught the mantra to Mir Mahboob Ali Khan. When a man suffered from a snake bite, the name of the Mahboob Ali had to be mentioned in these terms: “Mahboob Ali Pasha Ki Dohaee”. Then, the venom would not spread further, or in other words, the venom of the snake would abate. Hence, the name of Mahboob Ali Pasha, and the practice of spell of snake bite became famous throughout Hyderabad.” [Tulasī kī sāhitya-sādhanā: The Legacy of the Nizams by Lallana Rāya, published by the H.E.H The Nizam’s Urdu Trust Hyderabad, 2002. p. 59].
Sir Sultan Muhammed Shah Aga Khan III
Although herself Ahlus Sunnah Wal Jama’ah - Safia Ali Akbar shared a great grandfather with Sir Sultan Muhammed Shah, Aga Khan III, GCSI, GCMG, GCIE, GCVO, PC, the 48th Imam of the Nizari Ismaili community. This makes Sayyid Amiruddin a fourth cousin of His Highness Prince Shah Karim Al Hussaini Aga Khan IV, the 49th Nizari Ismaili Imam.
Maternal lineage: From his maternal grandmother, Sayyid Amiruddin is a Hasanid, and a 26th generation maternal descendent of Ghawth al-Adham Shaykh ‘Abd al-Qadir al-Jilani (may Allah be well pleased with him), the Cardinal Saint of Sufism. His lineage is as follows. Sayyid Ahmed Amiruddin, son of, Sayyida Fazal un-Nisa,daughter of, Sayyida Habib un-Nisa Mohammedi Qadiri, daughter of, Sayyid Shah Ahmad Badshah Qadiri al-Musawi, son of, Sayyid Shah Pir Badshah Qadiri, son of, Sayyid Husayni Badshah Qadiri, son of, Sayyid Shah Musa Qadiri, al-Musawi (Qadas Allahu Sirrah) son of, Sayyid Muhiuddin Muhammad son of, Sayyid Shah Darwaysh Muhiuddin Qadiri son of, Sayyid Muhiuddin Qadiri son of, Sayyid Shah Ghulam Mohiuddin al-Qadiri (Pir Shah Mohiuddin Thani Qadiri) son of, Sayyidul Abdaal Syed Shah ‘Abd al- Lateef Qadiri, Lawbali, al-Hamawi son of, Syed Shah Taher, son of, Syed Shah Sharfuddin Zahid Qadiri, son of, Syed Kamaluddin Arif Qadiri al-Hamawi, son of, Syed Shah Nasiruddin Hashim Qadiri, son of, Syed Qutbuddin Muhammad, son of, Syed Shabbuddin Ahmed, son of, Syed Badruddin Hassan, son of, Syed Shah Shaykh Alauddin Abul Hasan ‘Ali, son of, Syed Shamshuddin Mohammed Thani, son of, Syed Saifuddin Abu Zakariyya Yahya-Al- Hamawi Wa Baghdadi son of, Syed Zaheeruddin-al- Bagdadi, son of, Syed Abu Nasr Shamsuddin, son of, Syed Imaduddin Abi Saleh Nasr Qadiri, son of, Syed Al Aqtab Sayyid Shah Tajuddin ‘Abdur Razack Qadiri, son of, Qutb Al ‘Arifeen, Sayyid Al Mashriqayn, Naib Al Rasulullah, Arif Billahil Qaili Bi Amrillah ‘Qadami Hadhi ‘Ala Raqbati Kulli Waliyillahi, Imamul Awliya I Fakhal Asfiyai Ghawthus Samadani Ma’shuqir Rabbani Sahibish Sharia’ti Madanil Tariqati Wal Haqiqati Muhiyillahi Wad Din, Jaddina Wa Shaykhina Wa Sayyidina Wa Mawlana Sayyidina ‘Abd al-Qadir al Hasaniul Husayni, al-Ja’fari, al-Jilani (Radiallahu Ta’ala ‘anhu).