He is the great teacher, role model for the salik (one journeying the Sufi path), and sheikh of the Khalwati order. He was born in Damascus in 1099 AH. He wrote over 200 works and over 60 litanies and prayers. His works include al-Rawdat al-Arshiyya ‘Ala al-Salawat al-Mashishiyya, Wird al-Sihr, and his meta-commentary on al-Hamziyya.
His works include a famous poem which he wrote in response to those who falsely claim mystical authority.
He died in 1162 AH. His grave which is in Egypt is well known and visited. Prayers performed by his grave have been known to be answered.