(His tomb lies in Imbaba district next to his mosque)
He is Isma’il ibn Yusuf ibn Isma’il al-Imbaby and his lineage goes up to Qays ibn Sa’ad ibn Ubada al-Ansary. He was born in 8 AH and grew up under the influence of Sufism. His father Yusuf was a follower of Sidi Ahmad al-Badawi and later associated with Sidi Abdul Mut’al and became his successor in the order.
Sidi Isma’il al-Imbaby became the head of the order during his father’s lifetime and gained numerous followers, benefiting many people.
He died in 890 AH.