Muhammad Usman Damani

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Muhammad Usman Damani
Born 1244 AH (1828/1829 C.E)
Mussa Zai Sharif, Dera Ismail Khan, Pakistan
Died 22 Shaban 1314 AH (26 January 1897)
Mussa Zai Sharif, Dera Ismail Khan, Pakistan
Region Islamic scholar/Sufi
School Sunni Islam, Hanafi, Sufi, Naqshbandi
Influences
Influenced

Khwaja Muhammad Usman Damani (Urdu: خواجہ محمد عثمان دامانی‎) was a prominent Muslim scholar and Sufi shaykh of Naqshbandi tariqah of 19th century (1828–1897) in South Asia (present day Pakistan).

Biography[edit]

He was born to Hazrat Mawlana Moosa Jan in 1244 AH at Loni town in the Dera Ismail Khan district, present day Pakistan.and his father belongs to the Achakzai tribe. and his mother belongs to the family of Hazrat Khwaja Bandanawaz Sayyid Muhammad Gesudaraz Rahimahullah Gulberqa (INDIA). His family background was very strong and respectable from his father as well as mother.[1] He was a khalifa and successor of Khwaja Dost Muhammad Qandhari, and was the successor of khanqah Mussa Zai Sharif in Dera Ismail Khan. His shaykh awarded him with Ijazah (Khilafat) of eight Sufi orders, namely Naqshbandi Mujaddidi, Qadri, Chishti, Suhrawardi, Shattari, Madaria, Kibrawiya and Qalandari.[2]

His letters are published in a collection named Tuhfa Zahidia with Urdu translation. In the last years of his life, he did not take the oath of allegiance from newcomers and referred them to one of his two leading Khulafa, namely Khwaja Sirajuddin Naqshbandi his son and Sayyad Laal Shah Hamdani.

He died on Tuesday 22 Shaban 1314 AH (26 January 1897) and was buried in Mussa Zai Sharif alongside the grave of his Shaykh Khwaja Dost Muhammad Qandhari.[1] His Janazah prayer was led by his son Khwaja Sirajuddin Naqshbandi.[2]

Spiritual chain of succession[edit]

Khwaja Muhammad Usman Damani belonged to the Mujaddidi order of Sufism, which is the main branch of Naqshbandi Sufi tariqah. His spiritual lineage goes to Prophet Muhammad, through Shaikh Ahmad Sirhindi, the Mujaddid of eleventh Hijri century.

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