Sheikh Saifuddin Abdul Wahab
Sheikh Abdul Wahab (ra) was the eldest son of Sheikh Abdul Qadir Jilani (ra). He was born in the month of Shabaan in the year 523 AH in the city of Baghdad. He passed away in the month of Shabaan 593 AH and is buried in Baghdad. He attained proficiency in the fields of Hadith, Fiqh, etc. at his father’s feet. He also travelled abroad to study ancient medicine. At the age of twenty, he taught Islam under the watchful eye of his father.
After the demise of Sheikh Abdul Qadir Jilani (ra) he continued lecturing and issuing Fatawa (Religious Decrees). Many people from far and wide gained benefit from his lectures and teachings. From all his brothers, he was the most pious and most learned. Indeed, he was the true successor of the great Ghawth. He wrote various books, including the subject of Tassawuf. He was also a very great and renowned Jurist of his time. Amongst the books written by him are also, “Jawaahirul Asraar” and “Lataa’iful Anwaar”.