Muhammad al-Kabir al-Kattani



Muhammad al-Kabir al-Kattani
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Tariqa Kattani
Born 1819 (1234 AH)
Fes, Morocco
Passed away 1872 (1289 AH)
Fes, Morocco
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Founder of the Kattani Tariqa

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Town / City Fes
Country Morocco
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Abu Abdullah Sidi Muhammad ibn Abd al-Wahid Ibn al-Kabir al-Kattani was born in Fes and raised in an orphanage after his father passed away several months before his birth. He became one of the most well-known Gnostics in Morocco.

He took from a number of scholars and saintly figures including the famous Shaykh Muhammad ibn al-Qasim al-Qandusi, who was his main reliance and to whom he was ascribed spiritually. It is said that on their very first meeting, which took place in the al-Qarawiyyin Mosque, Imam al-Qandusi bought Shaykh Muhammad al-Kabir into the presence of the Prophet ﷺ in a wakeful vision.

He founded the Kattani Tariqa in 1862 (1278 AH) and set up zawiya where he taught his disciples and students hadith and tawassuf amongst other sciences. He also authored more than 40 books including Uloom al Muhammadiyya and Rihla Fath al-Mubin. The tariqa was later developed by his son and spiritual successor Sidi Abdul Kabir ibn Muhammad ibn Abd al-Wahid Ibn al-Kabir al-Kattani.

He passed away on 26 Dhul Qadah 1234 AH (1819) and was buried in his Zawiya. His son, Sidi Abdul Kabir passed away on 26 Rabiul Awwal 1333 AH (1915) and was laid to rest next to his father.  The Kattani Tariqa than continued through his son ash-Shahid Muhammad ibn Abdul Qadir and Sidi Abdul Hayy al-Kattani.

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Muhammad al-Kabir al-Kattani
Click to enlarge
Details
Rank Awliya
Tariqa Kattani
Born 1819 (1234 AH)
Fes, Morocco
Passed away 1872 (1289 AH)
Fes, Morocco
Noted for

Founder of the Kattani Tariqa

Burial Place
Town / City Fes
Country Morocco
Open in Google Maps