Sayyidina Ahmed Abd al-Hadi al-Qadi

Location: Masjid al-Qadi – Near al-Sayid al-Badawy

He (may God be pleased with him) was born in the city of Tanta in the year 1925 CE in the honorable home of Sayyid Husayn al-Qadi, a member of the council of Shaykhs and whose home was named Baytul Ummah (Home of the [Prophetic] community). His family’s lineage goes back to the Emissary of Godﷺ.

Abd al-Hadi had the opportunity to learn the esoteric and exoteric sciences at home. He memorized the Qur’an, mastered Tajweed, and learned the science of Hadeeth while memorizing its transmission chains. He obtained a degree in modern law at the Cairo University in 1949. He (may God be pleased with him) was an exemplar Sufi and was greatly engaged with his society. He was concerned about his nation and acquired many politically influential positions until he became a minister in the government. As a minister, he focused on unifying the Muslim Arab nations.

Shaykh Abd al-Hadi took the path of Sufism, following the footsteps of his father and grandfather Sayyid Hasan al-Qadi whose tomb is in Nasha – al-Mansoura and was a Shaykh of the Khalwateyya path. Eventually, Abd al-Hadi was appointed as a teacher and Shaykh in his Sufi order and eventually became the supreme teacher of the Sufi paths of Egypt in the year 1994 CE. He passed (may God be pleased with him) in the year 1998 CE.