Shaykh Muhammad Mehmet Adil, was born on 29 March 1957 in Damascus. He is the oldest son of Sultanul Awliya Shaykh Muhammad Nazim Adil al-Haqqani ar-Rabbani (QS) and of Hajja Amina Adil Sultan Hanim, respectively. As Mawlana Shaykh Nazim’s successor, Shaykh Muhammad is now the 41st Shaykh of the Golden Chain of the Naqshbandi-Haqqani Tariqa.
His father and guide Shaykh Muhammad Nazim Adil al-Haqqani ar-Rabbani (QS) is of the lineage of the founder of the Qadiriyya Tariqa, Abdul-Qadir Gilani, while his great grandmother is of the lineage of the founder of the Mawlawi Tariqa, Mawlana Jalaluddin Rumi. From his father’s side, his lineage goes back to the family of the Islamic prophet Muhammad.
His mother, Hajja Amina Sultan, is the daughter of a Tatar family who migrated to Sham Sharif (the Levant), through Anatolia of the Ottoman Empire due to the start of anti-religious policies of Communist countries of the time. She is originally from the Orenburg Bakey town of the Republic of Tatarstan, a subject of the Russian Federation.
Shaykh Muhammed Mehmet Adil spent his youth in Syria’s capital, Damascus, under the guidance of both Shaykh Abdullah Fa’iz ad-Daghestani (QS) and Shaykh Muhammad Nazim Adil al-Haqqani ar-Rabbani (QS), training in the manner and discipline of the Naqshbandi Tariqa. He received his madrasa Islamic education from the Ahl-e Sunnat scholars of Damascus.
Shaykh Nazim Al-Haqqani (QS) declared publicly before passing away that the person to succeed him, i.e. his khalifa, would be Shaykh Muhammad Mehmet Adil.