The making of this site was authorized by Shaykh Hassan Cisse. is a collaborative effort, and suggestions and reliable content updates are most welcome. The main contributors of content so far have been the following:

Zakariya Wright is a graduate student in African History based in Chicago. He has spent several years studying with Tijani scholars in Senegal, Morocco and Egypt; most notably Shaykh Hassan Cisse in Medina-Baye, Senegal. He is the author of On the Path of the Prophet: Shaykh Ahmad Tijani and the Tariqa Muhammadiyya (2005) and co-editor of Pearls from the Divine Flood: Selected Discourses from Shaykh al-Islam Ibrahim Niasse (2006).

Dr. Muhammad Nasiruddin Andrea, has his PhD in African History/Islamic Studies from Italy’s University of Naples. His work concerns Sufi Qur’an exegesis (tafsir) in Northern Nigeria, where he has studied with Malam Bashir Buhari al-Rumi. His initiation into the Tijaniyya is through the Italian student of Shaykh Muhammad al-Hafiz al-Misri, Shaykh Abd al-Samad Paolo.

Shaykh Fakhruddin Owaisi al-Madani, of the people of Sayyidina Owais al-Qarni, is a muqaddam of the Tijaniyya in Cape Town, South Africa. He was born in the USA but grew up and studied in Medina al-Munawwara for 18 years. He has an MA in Islamic Studies from the University of Cape Town and is the Imam of the Hout Bay Mosque in Capetown. He is also the Head of the Sunni `Ulema Council of Cape Town. Shaykh Fakhruddin studied with Sayyid Muhammad `Alawi al-Maliki of Mecca and also has ijazah in Hadith from Sayyid Muhammad al-Yaqubi. He took the Tariqa from the great Sufi master Shaykh Hassan Cisse of Senegal.