digplanet beta 1: Athena
Share digplanet:


Applied sciences






















Flag used by the Khatmiyya order.

The Khatmiyya is a Sufi order or tariqa founded by Sayyid Mohammed Uthman al-Mirghani al-Khatim. The Khatmiyya is the largest Sufi order in Sudan, Eritrea and Ethiopia. It also has followers in Egypt, Chad, Saudi Arabia, Somalia, Uganda, Yemen and India.

It was established by Sayyid Mohammed Uthman al-Mirghani al-Khatim, the grandson of Al-Sayyid Abdullahi Al-Mirghani Al-Mahjoob who was the Imam of Al-Haram mosque in Mecca and the Mufti.

It was established as an amalgamation of five other orders which are: Naqshbandiyya, Qadiriyya, Shazaliyya, Junaidiyya and Mirghaniyya. Mirghaniyya having been already established by Al-Sayyid or Abdullahi Al-Mirghani Al-Mahjoub.

Al-Sayyid Al-Khatim was born in Al-Taief in Hijaz and buried in Mecca in Tihamah. He started his travels at the age of twenty five after gaining his education through a number of prominent Islamic scholars in Mecca of his time among whom was Sayyid Ahmad Ibn Idris al-Fasi.

His lineage goes back to the Islamic prophet Muhammad through his grandson the noble Al-Sayyid Al-Hussain as specified in the famous book of Ajayib Al-Athar by Al-Jabarti.

He spent a significant amount of time in Sudan, Eritrea, Egypt and Ethiopia where he lived with the local communities and played a significant role in introducing the Arabic language and the teachings of the religion of Islam to the people of these areas in an organised structure at a time when many of these communities were largely isolated and lacked organised education.

Among his accomplishments was the precedence of establishing the first school for the education of women in the Horn of Africa.

He was a man of extraordinary linguistic ability and knowledge of the sciences of both Shari'a and Haqiqa as praised by his scholars as well as an extensive knowledge of the Abrahamic religions (some of which were already practised when he arrived in Ethiopia and Egypt). These abilities allowed him to write over 30 books and articles. His writings included an explanation of the verses of the Quran in his book Taj Al-Tafaseer, a concise and immaculate description of the story of the birth of the prophet Muhammad Al-Asrar Al-Rabaniya and over 112 literary poems on the description of the attributes and praise of the prophet Muhammad.

Original courtesy of Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Khatmiyya — Please support Wikipedia.
This page uses Creative Commons Licensed content from Wikipedia. A portion of the proceeds from advertising on Digplanet goes to supporting Wikipedia.
7 videos found

Cherif Ibrahima Aidara Tidjany : Dund Ak Jaar Jaari El Hadj Mansour Sy Malick - AsfiyahiWEBTV

Cherif Ibrahima Aidara Tidjany : Dund Ak Jaar Jaari El Hadj Mansour Sy Malick - AsfiyahiWEBTV , La Télévision Tidjane sur le Web.

journee Seydina Cheikh 2012

L'association ZAWIYA TIDIANE de PROVENCE a le plaisir de vous convier à la 4ème édition de la journée cultuelle Cheikh Ahmad Tidiàne Chérîf «Spéciale ...

Kassala - SUDAN - Tourist Countries

Kassala State .. Kassala Tourist in Eastern Sudan http://wikitravel.org/en/Kassala.

Old Mosque in Kassala, Sudan

Old Mosque in Kassala, Sudan.

The Sufi Order

Muhammad Ahmad bin Abd Allah (Arabic:محمد أحمد المهدي) (August 12, 1844 -- June 22, 1885) was a religious leader of the Samaniyya order in Sudan who, on ...

Khatmiya de Cheikh HAMED TIDJAN CHERIF (RTA)

Conférence sur la vie de Cheikh Hamed Tijan Cherif (RTA) par Cheikh Cherif Oumar Abdel Aziz Khalife de la Farda Ibrahimmiya en Cote d'Ivoire, NASRUL ILM ...

كيف تلبس العمة السودانية؟ د. راشد دياب

Help us caption and translate this video on Amara.org: http://www.amara.org/en/v/B2Ry/ Dr. Rashid Diab on How to wear Imama (For TEDxKhartoum 2013: ...

7 videos found

39 news items

Sudan Tribune
Mon, 11 Jan 2016 12:52:26 -0800

The Nationalist Unionist Party of the Khatmiyya (renamed the Democratic Unionist Party [DUP] after a tumultuous split in 1956 and a sorry reunification in 1966) vegetates today as a beneficiary of the NCP. Nimayri's decade and a half of inspired ...

Radio Tamazuj

Radio Tamazuj
Mon, 07 Dec 2015 21:55:30 -0800

Following the 1989 army coup, the party became one of the founding members of the opposition umbrella National Democratic Alliance. DUP chairman Mohamed Osman El Mirghani, who is also also head of the Khatmiyya Sufi order, became its chairman.

Sudan Tribune

Sudan Tribune
Sat, 01 Aug 2015 14:22:30 -0700

It is worth noting that the Khatmiyya sect is a major supporter of the Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) led by Mohamed Osman al-Mirghani who is also the leader of the sect. The Sufi orders have largely suffered during the government of president Omer ...

Sudan Vision

Sudan Vision
Mon, 20 Oct 2014 12:41:15 -0700

The lively and wide-ranging discussion began with Ambassador El-Tom wishing Al Mirghani good health and expressing the view that the leader of the Democratic Unionist Party and the Khatmiyya is revered nationwide as a voice of moderation and peace.
Sudan Tribune
Mon, 03 Nov 2014 21:51:09 -0800

On the one hand, there were the unionists, backed by the Khatmiyya supporters, calling for unity with Egypt. On the other hand, there was the Umma party, supported by the Ansar sect, suspecting Egyptian intentions, they participated in the two colonial ...
Fri, 30 May 2014 19:15:00 -0700

He further went on to say that Nasser provided support to Major General Abboud and his officers, who have links to the Khatmiyya sect, to advance the union of Egypt and Sudan. This sect was supportive of the union of the two countries. Nasser's efforts ...


Tue, 04 Feb 2014 22:05:53 -0800

Baathists, Ansars, Khatmiyya, Communists, Secularists, Islamists, Christians, Animists, Progressive Muslims, and Radical Democrats would fight nightly over a range of concerns, from the seemingly most minute details associated with the management of ...

Sudan Tribune

Sudan Tribune
Wed, 25 Sep 2013 00:11:55 -0700

According to the source, Al-Mirghani who is also the leader of the Sufi order of Al-Khatmiyya, decided to move to London after a decision by the security services banning the organization of an annual religious gathering “Hawliyya” to commemorate its ...

Oops, we seem to be having trouble contacting Twitter

Support Wikipedia

A portion of the proceeds from advertising on Digplanet goes to supporting Wikipedia. Please add your support for Wikipedia!

Searchlight Group

Digplanet also receives support from Searchlight Group. Visit Searchlight