Habib Luthfi bin YahyaPreacher
Birth: 10 November 1947 (Age: 70)
Source of Influence: Preachers & Spiritual Guides
Influence: Scholarly, Spiritual Guide
School of Thought: Traditional Sunni
Status: Featured in current year
Seeker of Knowledge: Habib Luthfi started his quest for knowledge early in life, and first studied under the tutelage of Ba Alawi teachers in Indonesia. He then travelled to Makkah and Madinah for further education and received authorisation (ijaaza) in all the traditional fields of learning including hadith, and sufism (tasawwuf). His authorisation to be a spiritual master comes from more than one tariqah (spiritual brotherhood).
Spiritual Guide: He has established thousands of schools, mosques and zawiyahs in Indonesia, and has a following numbering millions. He emphasises spiritual practices, especially the recitation of litanies (awraad).