Hamza al Qadiri al Boutchichi

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Hamza al Qâdiri al Boutchichi (1922 – January 18, 2017) was 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) who became 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 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

Al Boutchichi died on January 18, 2017 at the age of 95.

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