Shaykh Zainuddin

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Born in Australia, Shaykh Zainuddin has been appointed by Mawlana Shaykh Hisham as a Representative of the Naqshbandiyya Nazimiyya Sufi Order, to lead Sufi Chanting (Dhikr) in Australia and other places.

He has studied under Shaykh Hisham for many years and has travelled extensively with Shaykh Hisham throughout the United Kingdom, India, Indonesia, USA and Australia.

Shaykh Zainuddin’s introduction to Sufism was when he met the Naqshbandi Sufi Master, Shaykh Abdullah Sirr Dan al-Jamal in London, in 1980. He became his student then and remained so for twenty years, whilst living in the United Kingdom and Australia, until Shaykh Abdullah passed away. Shaykh Abdullah introduced him to the Naqshbandi Master, Shaykh Muhammad Rashid Erol in Adiyaman, Turkey, from whom he took allegiance (bayat).

Shaykh Zainuddin would sit in the company of Shaykh Nazim when he visited Shaykh Abdullah in London, during Ramadan in the early 1980’s. He also prayed the Tariweeh prayers behind Shaykh Nazim during these times.

Consequently, Shaykh Zainuddin has been studying under the Shaykhs of the Golden Chain for thirty eight years.

Shaykh Zainuddin has also had association with and attended the talks of Shaykh Muzaffer Ozak al-Jerrahi (the Turkish Helveti-Jerrahi Shaykh), Shaykh Mahmoud Effendi (the Turkish Naqshbandi Shaykh) and Shaykh Muhammad Aslam (the Pakistani Naqshbandi Shaykh).

Shaykh Zainuddin is currently a pupil of Mawlana Shaykh Hisham and is under his sole guidance.

He’s married to Amina, who has also been travelling on the Sufi path for many years. He’s a Registered Architect, having been the Managing Director of an Architectural Practice in Australia and has also been a Registered Architect in the UK.


“He it is who sends down peace into the hearts of the faithful that they might add faith to their faith.” (Quran 48:4)

Prophets MMawlana Shaykh Hisham and Shaykh Zainuddin in the Holy Prophet Muhammad’s Mosque in Medina


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Mawlana Shaykh Hisham and Shaykh Zainuddin at the event attended by Prince Charles.


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Mawlana Shaykh Hisham and Shaykh Zainuddin with a hair of the Holy Prophet Muhammad.


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Mawlana Shaykh Hisham, Shaykh Gibril, Habib Shaykh & Shaykh Zainuddin in Indonesia.


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Shaykh Ali Elsayed and Shakyh Zainuddin folding the grave covering of the great Naqshbandi Shaykh, Shaykh Ahmed al-Faruqi as-Sirhindi, in India.