He is Sayyid Shaykh Muḥammad Nazim ‘Adil ibn al-Sayyid Ahmad ibn Hasan Yashil Bash al-Haqqani al-Qubrusi al-Hanafi, may Allah sanctify his soul. His kunya is Abu Muḥammad – after his oldest son – and he is also the father of Baha’ al-Din, Naziha, and Ruqayya.
He was the Grand Mufti of Turkish Cyprus. He was born in 1341 (1922) in the city of Larnaca, Cyprus (Qubrus) to a family of Arab origin with Tatar roots. His father descended from the Cardinal Saint of Islam, Sultan al-Awliya Sayyid Shaykh ‘Abd al-Qadir al-Jilani; who declared “My foot is on the necks of all Saints”. His mother descends from Mawlana Jalal al-Din al-Rumi.
There are many more prestigious names of the Ulema and Awliya’ of Syria who loved and associated with both Shaykh ‘Abd Allah Daghestani and Shaykh Nazim al-Haqqani during the golden thirty-year period of their association such as Shaykh Muḥammad Bahjat al-Baytar (1311-1396), Shaykh Sulayman Ghawji al-Albani (d. 1378) the father of Shaykh Wahbi, Shaykh Tawfiq al-Hibri, Shaykh Muḥammad al-’Arabi al-’Azzuzi (1308-1382) the Mufti of Lebanon and principal Shaykh of Shaykh Husayn ‘Usayran, al-’Arif Shaykh Shahid al-Halabi, al-’Arif Shaykh Rajab al-Ta’i, al-’Arif Shaykh Ibrahim al-Yaqoubi, Shaykh al-Qurra’ Shaykh Najib Khayyata al-Farazi al-Halabi, al-’Arif Shaykh Muḥammad al-Nabhan, Shaykh Yahya Sabbagh, Shaykh Abd al-Wahhab al-Salahi, Shaykh ‘Abd al-’Aziz ibn Muḥammad ‘Ali ‘Uyun al-Sud al-Hanafi, Shaykh Makki al-Kittani, Shaykh Amin Kuftaro, Shaykh Najib Siraj al-Din, Shaykh Ahmad ‘Izz al-Din al-Bayanuni, al-’Arif Shaykh Ahmad al-Harun (1315-1382), Shaykh Muḥammad Zayn al-’Abidin al-Jadhba, and many others – Allah have mercy on all of them!