Siddiqui is a family name or surname belonging to the descendants of Abu Bakr (R.A), a companion of The Prophet Muhammad (S.A.W). The title Siddiq (Arabic: Veracious) was given to the first Muslim Caliph (one of the Rashidun, or Rightly guided Caliphs) Abu Bakr (R.A) by The Prophet Muhammad (S.A.W). Siddiqui means The Truthful in Arabic. The Siddiqui surname is found among a number of ethnic groups and communities after its spread from Middle East and Africa to Central Asia and South Asia.Siddiqui is sometimes also rendered as Siddiqi, Sediqi, Siddique, Siddiquee, Siddighi, Seddighi, Sidiki, Siddiki, or Siddiquie.One of the major spiritual orders of Sufism, the Naqshbandi Tariqa, were originally known as the Siddiqiyyah before the life of Baha-ud-Din Naqshband Bukhari. The Naqshbandis are the only Sufi Order who trace their spiritual lineage to The Prophet Muhammad (S.A.W) through Abu Bakr (R.A).Peerzada (Persian: Son of Saint) is a surname used by some Siddiquis as many Pirs, or Spiritual Masters, were from this Lineage and Sufi Order.

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