Shaykh Muhammad Mehmet Adil ar-Rabbani (QS), who is the titled Sultanul Awliya of the present time, was born on 29 March 1957 in Damascus, Syria. He is the oldest son of Shaykh Nazim Adil al-Haqqani (QS) and Hajjah Amina Adil Sultan Hanim.
His father and guide Shaykh Nazim Adil al-Haqqani (QS) is of the lineage of the founder of the Qadiriyya Tariqa, Abdul-Qadir Gilani, while his great grandmother is of the lineage of the founder of the Mevlevi Tariqa, Mawlana Jalaluddin Rumi. From his father’s side, his lineage goes back to the family of our Holy Prophet Muhammad (saws).
His mother, Hajja Amina Sultan, is the daughter of a Tatar family who migrated to Sham Sharif (the Levant), through Anatolia of the Ottoman Empire due to the start of anti-religious policies of Communist countries of the time. She is originally from the Orenburg Bakey town of the Republic of Tatarstan, a subject of the Russian Federation.
Shaykh Muhammad Mehmet Adil spent his youth in Syria’s capital, Damascus, under the guidance of both Mawlana Shaykh Abdullah Fa’iz ad-Daghestani (QS) and Mawlana Shaykh Nazim Adil al-Haqqani (QS), training in the manner and discipline of the Naqshbandi Tariqa. He received his madrasa Islamic education from the Ahl-e Sunnat scholars of Damascus.
Mawlana Shaykh Nazim Adil al-Haqqani (QS) declared publicly before passing away that the person to succeed him, i.e. his khalifa, would be Shaykh Muhammad Mehmet Adil. He took over the trust as the 41st Shaykh of the Golden Chain of the Naqshibandi Tariqa with the passing of Mawlana Shaykh Nazim Adil al-Haqqani (QS) to the Abode of Eternity on 7 May 2014 / 8 Rajab 1435.
Shaykh Muhammad Mehmet Adil resides in the village of Akbaba of Beykoz district, Istanbul, Turkey. Whilst there, he treats his guests who arrive from all corners of the world. He sees his guests, young and old, one by one, and gives advice and sohbat to them.