The cultural Emarat of Sayyids

Preserving the light of Prophet Muhammad´s blood

Sayyid Raphael is the highest Sayyid also known as Mir or Amir Kabir of the Qadiri Naqshbandi branch of Sunni Islam, bearing the hereditary title Sayyid ul Sadaat (Highest Sayyid). In this light he has the responsibility of Auditing and assessing the claims of descendants of Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) to bear the title Sayyid.

It is a heredity inherited by the Amir Kabir Sayyid Mir Fazlullah Agha, who is the father of his successor The Amir Kabir Sayyid Mir Muhammad Jan. Sayyid Mir Muhammad Jan is his father´s maternal and his mother´s paternal grandfather.

The Sayyid himself was also strictly audited by his family seniors, which is the reason why he is allowed to hold the title, being furthermore promoted as Imam of the Qadiri Naqshbandi Imamate.

لاَ تَقُولُوا لِلْمُنَافِقِ سَيِّدٌ فَإِنَّهُ إِنْ يَكُ سَيِّدًا فَقَدْ أَسْخَطْتُمْ رَبَّكُمْ عَزَّ وَجَلَّ

(Sahih in Sunan Abu Dawood)

Do not call a hypocrite a Sayyid, because if you consider him so, you have indeed caused the anger of Allaah, The Most-High.

The need of a Mir

Based on the above saying of his grandfather Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) and the problem of false claimants the Sayyid is precisely investigating the genealogies of claimants and furthermore investigates their knowledge and noble conduct as "Sayyid" is a title of nobility.

Based on this Sayyid has furthermore the right to renounce the title Sayyid from claimants.

In Persia the title Mir or Sayyid ul Sadaat is used, whereas in Arabia the title Naqib is used.


The Methodology is based on the Quran where Allah praises Prophet Yahya (as) as a Sayyid. Allah called Prophet Yahya (as) a Sayyid as he had:
1. Knowledge of the Torah (which would be today Quranic knowledge)
2. Lived an ascetic life with social commitment (as a Salih)
3. Abstaining from Zina with women (Hasoor)

Furthermore it is also derived from the Sunnah as Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) referred to Imam Hasan (as), the 2nd Imam, as a Sayyid on the occasion of his social commitment to save the Ummah.

Furthermore the Sunnah states a negative catalogue of how a Munafiq behaves on which occasion one must abstain from such behaviors.

فَنَادَتْهُ ٱلْمَلَـٰٓئِكَةُ وَهُوَ قَآئِمٌۭ يُصَلِّى فِى ٱلْمِحْرَابِ أَنَّ ٱللَّهَ يُبَشِّرُكَ بِيَحْيَىٰ مُصَدِّقًۢا بِكَلِمَةٍۢ مِّنَ ٱللَّهِ وَسَيِّدًۭا وَحَصُورًۭا وَنَبِيًّۭا مِّنَ ٱلصَّـٰلِحِينَ ٣٩

Quran (3:39)

So the angels called out to him while he stood praying in the sanctuary, “Allah gives you good news of ˹the birth of˺ John who will confirm the Word of Allah and will be a great leader (Sayyid), chaste, and a prophet among the righteous.”

إِنَّ ابْنِي هَذَا سَيِّدٌ، وَلَعَلَّ اللَّهَ أَنْ يُصْلِحَ بِهِ بَيْنَ فِئَتَيْنِ عَظِيمَتَيْنِ مِنَ الْمُسْلِمِينَ 

(Sahih Bukhari)

This son of mine is a Saiyid (i.e. a noble) and may Allah make peace between two big groups of Muslims through him.

The Patrilineality delusion

One stubborn delusion that is mostly promoted by Shiites is the patrilineality delusion. According to this delusion Sayyids are an ethnic group and that a patrilineal lineage to Ali ibn Abi Talib suffices to call one self a Sayyid. It is because of this that Mir Sayyid Ali Hamadani´s legacy is mostly forgotten and "Shiified".

This is immensely wrong and against the teachings of the Sunni Shafii scholar of the Kubrawi Order Amir Kabir Mir Sayyid Ali Hamadani, who holds the Quran and the Sunnah as a reference (see above).

Sayyid is a title of merit under a personage cult of the Amir Kabir Mir Sayyid Ali Hamadani and not an ethnicity.

The Emarat System (or Naqabat in Arabia) was introuced by the Amir Kabir and based on this a descendant of the Prophet 8pbuh) independant if patrilineal or matrilineal, must pass an audit under a Mir or Naqib to call himself a Sayyid.

Furthermore a Sayyid cannot be a Shiite as the Amir Kabir Mir Sayyid Ali Hamadani and his descendants used to curse Shiites and even order Jihad against them.


The Audit will be carried out in light of the Leadership Programmes of the Amir Kabir where he and the Naqabat Gremium under him decide on the status of his followers from the Qadiriyya wa Naqshbandiyya to hold the title Sayyid.