Hast o Neest Karachi Open Friday Sitting
The Spiritual Masters or Saints of Karachi
A series of talks introducing the life and teachings of well-known
& contemporary Spiritual Masters (of the Islamic Tradition) that are buried in Karachi.
Shah Shahidullah Faridi (né John Gilbert Lennard) (1915–1978)
Presenter: Shaykh Harun Reidinger
Friday, 4 November at 6:30 pm (including Q&A)
at Lyceum (The Lyceum, 78 Clifton, Karachi)
Shah Shahidullah Faridi (né Gilbert Lennard) (1915–1978) was a notable British Muslim Convert, born to a Christian family. He embraced Islam after reading "Kashf al-Mahjub" (The Unveiling of the Veiled), the classical treatise on Sufism written by Hazrat Syed Ali ibn Uthman al-Hujwiri urf Data sahib of Lahore. Though born and raised in a wealthy English family, he left his home in search of a Sufi shaikh. In India, he eventually met the Chishti Sabri shaikh, Hazrat Maulana Syed Muhammad Zauqi Shah and was initiated by him.
The responsibilities of spiritual succession were entrusted to him when he turned forty, following which he shifted to Karachi and lived here for about thirty years.
He died on Ramadan 17th in 1978 and was buried at Sakhi Hassan Graveyard in Karachi where his mazaar is now located.
Shah Shahidullah Faridi was a renowned writer on spiritual matters and was regarded as having great clarity and insight. His most acclaimed work is titled 'Inner Aspects of Faith'.
Shaykh Aby Faydan Faridi (Muhammad Harun Riedinger) was born in a Christian family in Bavaria, Germany in 1947. After a journey to the shrine of Mevlana Jalaluddin Rumi r.a. he accepted Islam in Pakistan in 1975 and eventually took bayt with Hadrat Shahidullah Faridi r.a. of the Chishti Sabri tariqa.
After a journey to the shrine of Mawlai Abd-as-Salam ibn Mashish r.a. in 2011 he entered the Shadhili-Darqawi tariqa under the guidance of Shaykh Ebrahim Schuitema whom he met during that trip. Presently he lives in Karachi with his family and counsels a growing circle of seekers and devotees.
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