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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.



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Sudan Tribune
Mon, 03 Nov 2014 21:48:45 -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 ...

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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 Vision

Sudan Vision
Sat, 27 Sep 2014 08:13:27 -0700

Italy is one of the witnesses of the Comprehensive Peace Agreement (CPA) and we have a strong historical and cultural presence. The Khatmiyya Mosque in Kassala, which is perhaps the most beautiful Islamic monument in Sudan, was restored by the Italian ...

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Sun, 24 Aug 2014 12:35:11 -0700

Leaders of the Sudan Revolutionary Front (SRF, an alliance of the main rebel movements) on Friday met with the leader of the Khatmiyya sufi order and head of the mainstream Democratic Unionist Party (DUP), Mohamed Osman El Mirghani, in London.

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Fri, 26 Sep 2014 11:11:15 -0700

KHARTOUM - The Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) led by Mohamed Osman Al-Mirghani announced its support for the agreement on the national dialogue and constitutional process and warned against the continuation of war and the current international ...
 
Sudan Tribune
Fri, 21 Mar 2014 01:07:34 -0700

Indeed, commentators wishing to implant life into the Bashir-Turabi mujamala drew a comparison with the historic 'meeting of the two sayeds', the patron of the Khatmiyya Ali Mirghani and the patron of the Ansar Abd al-Rahman al-Mahdi, on 3 December ...

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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
Sat, 07 Dec 2013 19:11:34 -0800

Jalal Yusif al-Digeir, the President's aide and head of the 'registered' Democratic Unionist Party (DUP), a breakoff from the Khatmiyya-based mainstream DUP that draws largely from the Hindiyya religious order, the Khatmiyya's historical minor ally ...
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