Hajjah Naziha Adil Kabbani is Ahlu ‘l-Bayti, a descendant of Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) through her paternal and maternal lineages, which includes the polestar of saints, Shaykh Abdul Qadir al-Jilani and globally renowned poet Jalaluddin Rumi (may God be pleased with them). Hajjah Naziha is the eldest child of Shaykh Muhammad Nazim Adil (d.2014), founder of the Naqshbandiyya-Nazimiyya Sufi Order, and Hajjah Amina bint Ayesha (d.2004), a shaykha and Islamic scholar who wrote extensively on lives of the prophets, whose family escaped religious persecution in Tatarstan, Russia. She is married to Shaykh Muhammad Hisham Kabbani, Shaykh Nazim’s deputy and spiritual heir, and together they advise Muslims around the world.
Hajjah Naziha was born in Damascus into a unique household devoted to the service of Allah (swt). She lived next door to renowned Shaykh `AbdAllah al-Fa’iz ad-Daghestani, then leader of the Naqshbandi Sufi Order, who gave her the distinct honor of translating his Arabic lectures to Turkish. Shaykh `AbdAllah predicted she would be a teacher of women, which became a reality in the early 1990s. Over the years she has served as: Chairwoman, Kamilat Muslim Women’s Organization; Writer, The Muslim Magazine, a national quarterly read by policymakers on Capitol Hill; Co-Chair, the International Islamic Unity Conference (Women’s Interests) in Washington, DC; and currently, Director, Hajjah Naziha Charitable Society (HNCS).
Hajjah Naziha advises women on issues of Shari`ah, family life, and reconnecting with their spiritual selves. She has traveled extensively throughout the Middle East, United Kingdom, Europe, the Indian subcontinent, Southeast Asia, Australia, South America, the Caribbean, Canada and the United States.
For more than twenty years, Shaykh Hisham and Hajjah Naziha have advanced Shaykh Nazim’s legacy by directing various emergency disaster relief and humanitarian aid projects in Banda Aceh, Indonesia (tsunami relief); NWFP, Pakistan (earthquake relief); Kabul, Afghanistan (modern medical equipment and winter clothing); and Istanbul, Turkey (earthquake relief). HNCS is the natural evolution of their past work to advance those outreach projects most dear to Shaykh Nazim’s heart.
Hajjah Naziha Charitable Society (HNCS) * 17195 Silver Parkway #401 * Fenton, Michigan 48430