The Golden Chain

Qasim ibn Muhammad

Qasim ibn Muhammad ibn Abu Bakr (may God sanctify his innermost being), the fourth Shaykh in the Naqshbandi Golden Chain, said the following:-

“One of the greatest sins is to belittle one’s own sins.”

Despite being the greatest scholar of his time, he said, “By Allah, we do not know the answer to all of what you ask. If we knew, we would not hide it from you, and it would not be lawful for us to do so anyway.”

“Almighty God bestowed a mercy on people through the different opinions of the Companions. Whichever of the Companions’ opinion you take, you will not be distressed.”

He related the following Hadiths from his aunt, Aisha (may Allah be pleased with her):-
“They are those who when their rights were entrusted to them, they accepted, and when a right was asked from them, they generously abided, and when judging amongst the people, they acted as if they were judging for themselves.” (Ahmed)


“The most blessed marriage ceremony is the one that is not financially burdensome.” (Abu Nuaym)

Abu Nuaym said in his book ‘Hilyat al-Awliya’, “He was able to extract the deepest juristic rulings and he was supreme in manners and ethics.”

Yahya ibn Sayyid said, “We never found in our time in Medina, anyone better than Imam Qasim. He left 100,000 dinars behind for the poor when he passed away, and it was all from his lawful earnings.”

May God be pleased with him.

Source:- “The Naqshbandi Way – History and Guidebook of the Saints of the Golden Chain”, by Mawlana Shaykh Hisham.