Family Tree (Shajarah) of Naqvi Sadaat from Bukhara

Within many Sadaat [descendants of Prophet (pbuh) via Hadhrat Fatima (sa) and Imam Ali (as)], there has been a tradition of preserving and keeping the family tree (shajarah) up to date as it passes down to the next generation. The shajarah that we have, seems to have been officially documented or created on Tuesday, 10 November 1885 CE (3rd Safar, 1303 Hijri) – as per the signature on it. Most of the text on it is written in Farsi and Arabic so I am unable to understand it, but I decided to “digitize” our family tree. The family tree begins from Imam Ali (as); however I am starting the tree here from Prophet Ibrahim (as) and going through Abd al-Muttalib to Abu Talib and then to Imam Ali (as)  [as opposed to going through Abd al-Muttalib to Abdullah to Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) and then to Fatima (sa)].

  • Prophet Ibrahim (as)
  • Prophet Ismael (as) [1]
  • Nabit
  • Humaysa
  • Udad
  • Adnan [2]
  • Ma’add
  • Nizar
  • Mudhar
  • Ilyas
  • Mudika
  • Khuzayma
  • Kinana
  • Nadr
  • Malik
  • Fihr [3]
  • Ghalib
  • Lu’ayy
  • Ka’ab
  • Murrah
  • Kilab [4]
  • Qusay [5]
  • Abd Manaf
  • Hashim
  • Abd al-Muttalib
  • Abu Talib
  • Ali (as)
  • Husain (as)
  • Zayn ul-Abideen (as)
  • Muhammad al-Baqir (as)
  • Ja’far al-Sadiq (as)
  • Musa al-Kadhim (as)
  • Ali al-Ridha (as)
  • Muhammad Taqi al-Jawwad (as)
  • Ali Naqi al-Hadi (as)
  • Syed Ja’far [6]
  • Syed Ali Asghar
  • Syed Abdullah [7]
  • Syed Ahmed
  • Syed Mahmood [8]
  • Syed Muhammad
  • Syed Ja’far Muhammad Hussain
  • Syed Ali al-Moeed
  • Syed Jalaluddin Surk-Posh Bukhari [9]
  • Syed Sultan Ahmed Kabir
  • Syed Makhdum Jahaniyan Jahangasht [10]
  • Syed Abdullah Qital
  • Syed Qasim
  • Syed Muhammad Hussain
  • Syed Zain ul-Ibad
  • Syed Muhammad Jilal
  • Syed Muhammad Ali Bukhari
  • Qadhi Sulayman Shah
  • Syed Muhammad Musa
  • Syed Sharf ud-Deen
  • Syed Abdul Ghani
  • Syed Muhammad Momin
  • Syed Jamal ud-Deen
  • Syed Muhammad Saleh
  • Syed Abd al-Nabi
  • Syed Anwar Shah
  • Syed Munawar Shah
  • Syed Fazal Hussain Shah
  • Syed Wilayat Hussain Shah
  • Syed Ijaz Hussain Shah
  • My father
  • Myself


[1] There is discrepancy on the number of descendants after Ismael (as) before they reach Adnan. Different historians and genealogists have come up with varying conclusions, some listing dozens of individuals after Ismael (as) before reaching Adnan and some listing only 4 individuals between Ismael (as) and Adnad. For the purpose of keeping it short, I have opted to go with the what Tabari records in his Tarikh: Umm Salamah (the wife of the Prophet): I heard the Messenger of God say, “Ma’add b. Adnan b. Udad b. Zand b. Yara b. A’raq al-Thara.” Umm Salamah: Zand is Al-Hamaysa, Yara is Nabt and A’raq al-Thara is Ishmael, son of Abraham. [Source: The History of Al-Tabari, Volume VI, Muhammad At Mecca, translated and annotated by W. Montgomery Watt and M.V. McDonald, pp. 38].

[3] His mother was Hind bint Surayr and was born in 208 CE. He is the founder of the tribe of Quraysh.[4] He was born in 373 CE and his wife was Fatima bint Sa’ad who bore him Qusay.

[5] Born in 400 CE, he was the great-grandfather of Abd al-Muttalib. He reconstructed the Ka’aba from a state of decay and built the first town hall (Dar an-Nadwa) in Arabia.

[6] He died in 271 AH and is buried in Samarra.

[7] He moved from Samarra and settled in Mashhad.

[8] He moved from Mashhad and settled in Bukhara (present day Uzbekistan).

[9] Born in 595 AH (1199 CE), he was a Suhrawardi Sufi saint and was called surkh-posh because of a red mantle he often wore. He migrated from Bukhara to South Asia in the 13th century.

[10] Born in 1308 CE (17 Sha’ban, 707 AH) and lived in Makkah for 7 years earning his living by writing the copies of Quran at night. He lived 2 years in Medina and once led the prayers in Masjid al-Nabawi. He died in 1384 CE (10th Zhul Hijjah, 785 AH).

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