As Sufi master and leader of the Naqshbandi-Haqqani order, Sheikh Mehmet Nazim Adil al Qubrusi is influential as one of the highest ranking Sufi spiritual guides and traces his lineage back to the prominent Sufis ‘Abd al Qadir al Jilani (1077-1166 CE) and Jalal al Din Rumi (d. 1273 CE).
Al Haqqani’s travels have taken him to meet with students and followers of the Naqshbandi Sufi order across the globe. This order, which traces its spiritual lineage back to Prophet Muhammad’s companion Abu Bakr, is one that practices silent remembrance of God. Al Haqqani has a great deal of influence with Muslims around the globe, having spent time with the Muslim communities in the former Yugoslavia, the United Kingdom, the United States, Syria, and Uzbekistan—where the tomb of the founder of the Naqshbandi Sufi order is located.
Al Haqqani has ministered to the Sultan of Brunei, Sir Sultan Hamengkubuwono X of Indonesia, and members of the Malaysian Royal Family. He is credited for the growing popularity of the Naqshbandi order, which reaches millions through his followers. In 2010 an online portal authorized by Shaykh Nazim launched his official online journal titled Saltanat.org which contains articles written by him and broadcasts his lectures via livestream.
The Arab Spring events have not significantly affected the influence of Sheikh Nazim.