The great teacher and guide of souls, Sīdī Muhammad ibn al-Hāshimī (may Allah sanctify his soul) was born to pious parents, both prophetic scions who traced their lineage back to al-Ḥasan ibn 'Alī radīallahu `anhu, on Saturday, the 22nd of Shawwāl 1298 A.H. in the town of Sabda, which lies in the vici nity of Tilmisān, one of the main cities of Algeria. His father was one of the city's scholars, and a judge therein. When he died, he left behind him young children; the Shaykh was the oldest of them.

The Life of Sīdī Shaykh Muhammad al-Hāshimī al-Tilmisānī