Born and raised in Baghdad Shaykh Afeefuddin Al -Jailani is the 19th direct descendant of Shaykh Abdul Qadir Al -Jailani and the 33rd direct descendant of the Prophet Muhammad (Salla Allahu ‘alaihi wa aalihi wa sallam). He is a renowned Islamic Scholar, founder and leader of the Qadriyyah Spiritual path. Shaykh Afeefuddin specializes in jurisprudence, Shariah laws and spirituality. One of his greatest teachers is the current Mufti of Iraq, Shaykh Abdul Karim Al-Mudarris (also known as Abdul Karim Bayarah). Shaykh Afeefuddin has been certified as an Islamic scholar by Shaykh Abdul Karim Al-Mudarris – with the credentials of Ijazah Ilmiyyah. He has studied with many other Islamic scholars as well.