FloodPlains sorrowfully announces the passing of two great men of the Tijānī Path: Imām Sayed Abdus-Salām (New York), and Shaykh Aḥmad b. Muḥammad al-Ḥāfiẓ (Cairo).
Imām Sayed was among the oldest and strongest pillars of the Path in the United States; dedicating his life service and resources to serving the Dīn and his community. He was the only American to receive the lofty spiritual license (ijāza al-muṭlaq) from the late Imām al-Ḥājj Sayyid ‘Alī Cissé, the successor of Shaykh Ibrāhīm Niasse. His legacy lives on through his family and the countless students he supported and guided in the African-American Muslim community and beyond.
Shaykh Aḥmad was the son of the Egyptian master ḥadīth scholar and epistemic Shaykh Muḥammad al-Ḥāfiẓ al-Tijānī (d. 1978). Continuing the work of his father, he served the Dīn worldwide through lectures, teaching, and promoting goodwill in Allah’s Name. His students number among the thousands from Indonesia to Canada.
Please pray for Allah ﷻ to forgive them and envelop them in His infinite mercy. al-Fātiḥa, Ṣalāt al-fātiḥi (x3)
إنا لله و إنا إليه راجعون