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Siddiqui is a family name or surname. Siddiqui means The Truthful in Arabic. Siddiquis are spread all over the world mainly in Middle East and South Asia. Siddiquis are descendants of the first Muslim Caliph Abu Bakr as-Siddiq of the Rashidun Caliphate (The four Rightly guided Calips). The title "Siddiq" (veracious) was given to Abu Bakr by the Prophet Mohammad himself. Siddiqui is sometimes also rendered as Siddiqi, Sediqi, Siddique, Siddiquee, Siddighi, Seddighi, Sidiki, Siddiki, or Siddiquie.

The Siddiqui surname is found among a number of ethnic groups and communities after its spread from Africa to Central Asia and South Asia.

Also the Sufi Order of Naqshbandi was originally known as Silsila e Siddiqiyyah before the renowned saint of the order Baha-ud-Din Naqshband Bukhari as most of the Sufi Order are through Hazrat Ali but this Sufi Order[1] is the Only Order which Traces its Lineage to Prophet Muhammad through Abu Bakr as-Siddiq also Known as Siddiq e Akbar, First Caliph of Islam after the Demise of Final Prophet.

Later on the Sufi Order Name was Changed to Silsila e Naqshbandiyah due to the Popularity of Hazrat Baha-ud-Din Naqshband Bukhari

Peerzada is the also one of the Surname used by Siddiqui's as Most of the Pir were from this Lineage and Sufi Order.

Between 1690 and the early 20th century, the District of Badaun, in India, was ruled by the Rohilla Siddiqi Nawabs.[1]

Siddiqui is cognate with the Hebrew name Tsaddik which means righteous.

Notable Siddiquis[edit]



  • Abu'l-Faraj ibn Al-Jawzi (Islamic scholar who authored books on Quranic sciences, Theology, Traditions and Asceticism, History, Fiqh and various Sciences)
  • Sibt ibn Al-Jawzi (scholar and author of History and Islamic books)
  • Shaikh Saadi (Persian poet of medieval times known for the depth of his social and moral thoughts)

  • Muhammad Ibrahim Siddiqui (Islamic scholar, poet, orator, writer, philosopher, social worker, councilor and author of many books)
  • Sir Abdul Qadir (Muslim leader, editor of Observer 1st Muslim English newspaper and owner of Makhzan magazine)
  • Muzammil H. Siddiqi (Islamic scholar, theologian and chairman of Fiqh council of North America)
  • Obaid Siddiqui (National Research Professor at TIFR for Biological science)
  • Faiz-ul-Aqtab Siddiqi (British Muslim scholar, principal of Hijaz college, National convenor of MAC, Secretary General of International Muslim Organisation, grand blessed guide of Naqshbandi Hijazi Sufi order and Barrister at Law)
  • Ali Shaikh Ahmed (founder and president of Mogadishu University and former president of Al-Islah, Islamic scholar)
  • Kazi Zulkader Siddiqui (CEO Techcorp, has been a Professor of history, ethics, medical ethics and author of many books)
  • Shahid Aziz Siddiqi (former senior government official and Vice Chancellor of Ziauddin Medical University)
  • Abdul Kader Siddiqui (fighter and organiser of Bangladesh Liberation War. In Bangladesh he is known as Tiger and Hero of Bengal)
  • Fakhr al-Din al-Razi (Islamic theologian, philosopher, writer and scientist who wrote on medicine, physics, astrology, literature, history and law)
  • Asif Azam Siddiqi (Bangladeshi American space historian and Associate Professor at Fordham University)



  • Muffakham Jah (belongs to the Nizam family of Hyderabad. He donated the vast piece of land for educational purpose to Sultan-ul-Uloom educational society)
  • Nur ibn Mujahid (Emir of Harar during 16th century and leader of Muslim forces fighting Christian Ethiopia)
  • Ambassador Islam A. Siddiqui (Chief Agricultural Negotiator in the Office of the United States Trade Representative)
  • Mohamed Ibrahim Liqliiqato (former Chief of Staff of Somali armed forces, speaker of Somali parliament and first Somali ambassador to Soviet Union)


  1. ^ An Eighteenth Century History of North India: An Account Of The Rise And Fall Of The Rohilla Chiefs In Janbhasha by Rustam Ali Bijnori by Iqtidar Husain Siddiqui Manohar Publications

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