Responsibilities of the Imam of the Astan

1400 year old golden chain of Excellence

  • Succession (Imamate) of the Prophet, bearing the light of Ali. H.H. is the 53rd Imam

  • Supreme leaders of the Naqshbandi Sufi Order. His Highness Prince Sayyid Raphael is the 25th supreme leader as descendant of Sayyid Bahauddin Naqshband, the founder of the Order

  • Mujtahid Azam of the Hanbali Madhab in Farszamin (Greater Persia)