Abu Madyan Shuaib Bin Al Hussain
Born near Seville, he came to Fez. He met Ahmad ar Rifai in Iraq. He was the master of the 12th century Sufis of western Islam.
His Madayni order was perpetuated through his pupil Abdus Salam whose pupil Abul Hasan Ali ash Shadhili, became very famous in north Africa and whose Shadhiliya silsila spread from Morocco to Egypt and also gained a considerable following in Syria and Arabia.
Compiled by:M. Nauman Khan / Ghulam Mohiuddin