Shaykh Muhammad Hisham Kabbani is a scholar and a Sufi shaykh from the Middle East. He graduated from the American University of Beirut in Chemistry. From there he went to Belgium, to continue his Medical Degree in Louvain. Then he received his Islamic Law Degree from Damascus. From his childhood, he accompanied Grandshaykh `Abdullah ad-Daghestani and Shaykh Muhammad Nazim Adil, the masters of the Most Distinguished Naqshbandi Order in this time, on travels throughout the Middle East, Europe, and the Far East.
His arduous spiritual training of 40 years at the hands of his grandshaykh and his shaykh, has endowed him with the sublime qualities of wisdom, intellect, and compassion.
In 1991 he moved to America and there established the foundation of the Naqshbandiyya-Nazimiyya Sufi Order of America.
Since that time, he has opened 23 Sufi centers in Canada and the United States. He has lectured in many universities, including Oxford, SOAS, Yale, the University of California at Berkeley, the University of Chicago, Columbia University, Rutgers, Howard, McGill, Concordia, Dawson College, as well as in many spiritual and religious centers throughout North America, Europe, the Far East and the Middle East.
In his outreach mission to transmit the message of love, peace, and acceptance that comprises Traditional Islam, Shaykh Kabbani has met with countless heads-of-state, diplomats, politicians, scholars, intellectuals, religious figures and common folk around the world. His students number in the hundreds of thousands. He has successfully established programs to counter radicalism and promote tolerance and peace in a number of conflict-ridden areas of the world.