Hamza al Qâdiri al Boutchichi

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Hamza al Qâdiri al Boutchichi (born 1922) is a murshid and the spiritual guide of the Qadirriyya Boutchichiyya Sufi order.[1] This Qadiri order's origins go back to Abd al Qadir al-Jilani(1083–1166) which become very important a few decades later with his descendants. The Boutchichi branch of this order came into being in the eighteenth century in the North-west of Morocco. Its headquarters principal zaouia is found in the small village of Meddagh near Berkane but Sidi Hamza himself has built another zaouia near Naima in the province of Oujda where he now resides in seclusion. The disciples of Sidi Hamza regard him as the heir of the spiritual secret (sirr) descended from the prophet Muhammad through Abd al Qadir al-Jilan and also consider him to be the spiritual pole (qutb or kutb) of his time

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