Mawlana Shaykh Nazim is the fortieth Grandshaykh in the Naqshbandi chain. He was a scholar of Devine law, being Turkey’s topmost scholar in the Hanafi Madh-hab and also the Mufti of Turkish Cuprus. He was born in Larnarca in Cyprus on 23 april 1922. His lineage from his father’s side traces its roots to Sayyid ‘Abdul Qadir Jilani, founder of the Qadiri Order. His lineage from his mother’s side goes back to Sayyid Jalaluddin Rumi, founder of the Mevlevi Order. Mawlana Shaykh Nazim al-Haqqani is a Hasani-Husayni, being related to the Prophet (s.a.w.s) through the lineages of his grandfather. He received the Qadiri Order from his father’s side, and the Mevlevi Order from his mother’s side.