Shaykh Muhammad Adil, also known as Shaykh Mehmet Adil, was born in 1957 in Damascus. He is the eldest son of Shaykh Nazim Adil Al Haqqani. He is regarded as the 41st Shaykh of the Naqshbandia Haqqani Order.
He is a Sayyid. On his fathers side his lineage goes back to Sheikh Abdul Qadir Gilani, while his great grandmother is of the lineage of Mevlana Jalaladdin Rumi.
Shaykh Muhammad Adil spent his youth in Syria under the guidance of both Shaykh Abdullah Fa’izi ad-Daghestani and his father, Moulana Shaykh Nazim Al Haqqani. He received training from them spiritually and physically with manners and disciplines of the Most Distinguished Naqshbandi Tariqa. He also completed his Islamic education at the Madrasa from the Ahl-e Sunnat scholars of Damascus.
Background: Turkish Cypriot
Resides: Istanbul, Turkey
Current Occupation: Sufi Shaykh
Preferred Subject: Tassawuf
Notable Teachers: Shaykh Nazim Adil Al Haqqani
Shaykh Muhammad Muhammad Adil, resides in the village of Akbaba of Beykoz district, Istanbul. As long as he is there, he treats his guests arriving from all corners of the world. He sees his guests, young and old, one by one, and gives advice and sohba to them.
At the same time he used to attend madrasa and took İslamic lessons from the famous Ulema of Damascus. When Mevlana (qa) and his family returned to Cyprus, Shaykh Muhammed (qa) was living in İstanbul and helping Mevlana (qa) in there. For many years he accepted bayath for the name of Mevlana and opened a lot of dargahs and zawias in İstanbul.
Shaykh Muhammed (qa) was doing his service to İslam, to tariqa, to Auliyas and to his father and Shaykh very silently. Even now He doesn’t like to show what he does.
- Shaykh Muhammad Nazim Adil declared publicly before passing away that the person to succeed him, i.e. his khalifa, would be Shaykh Muhammad Adil.