Shaykh Sayyid Ahmad Bin Idris – (1757-1835)
Sidi Ahmad bin Idris was born in Maisur, a village in ‘Arayish, located in the city of Fez (Morocco) on the month of Rajab 1163 H (1749-50 AC). However, there are accounts claiming his birth year to be on 1172H (1757-58 AC) .
His complete name is Saiyyid Ahmad ibn Idris ibn Muhammad ibn ‘Ali  ibn Ahmad ibn Muhammad ibn Abdullah ibn Ibrahim ibn Umar ibn Ahmad ibn ‘Abdul Jabbar ibn Muhammad ibn Yamluh ibn Masyish ibn Abu Bakar ibn ‘Ali ibn Hurmah ibn ‘Isa ibn Salam ibn Marwan ibn Haidarah ibn Muhammad ibn Idris al-Asghar ibn Idris  al-Akbar ibn ‘Abdullah al-Kamil ibn al-Hassan al-Muthanna ibn Saiyyidina Hassan al-Sibt ibn Saiyyidina ‘Ali dan Saiyyidatina Fatimah al-Zahra’ binti Habibuna Saiyyidina Muhammad Rasulullah s.a.w. He is from the house of Syarif Hasani Idrisi  ,famous in Morocco since the progeny of Imam Idris ibn ‘Abdullah al-Mahd  once held royal dynasty in Fez (788-974) .
Although Sidi Ahmad bin Idris is known as a mujadid, among the Sufis he is known as a saint who has attained the station of Qutub, aside from having reached the station of Sultan Salatin al-Awliya  . He has ventured far and wide and spread the tariqah to places such as Makkah, Madinah, Egypt, Sudan, Yaman, etc.
He passed away on a Friday night,between marghib and isyak on the 21st of Rajab. His Murid, Saiyyid al-Soleh Ahmad Uthman al-‘Uqaili  was selected to perform the ghusl on him and al-‘Allamah al-Wali Sayyid Yahya ibn Muhsin al-Ni’ami al-Hasani led the prayers. . He was interred the next morning, 21 Rajab 1837 Masihi (1253 H) at Sabya, a city once part of Yaman and now governed by the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
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