Mehmet Nâzım Adil or better known as Syaikh Nazim Adil Al Naqshabandi Al Haqqani was born in Lamaca, Cyprus on the 21st of April 1922 ( 23rd Shaaban 1340H ).
According to his followers, Syaikh Nazim was a descendent of Syaikh Abdul Qadir Al Jilani and Maulana Jalaluddin Rumi.
After moving to Istanbul at the age of 18 years old, he continued his Islamic studies and Arabic language under the tutelage of Syaikh Cemalettin Elassonli. It was in Istanbul that he met his mursyid Syaikh Suleyman Erzurumi.
Soon after graduating from Istanbul University with a degree in Chemical Engineering, Syaikh Nazim left for Damascus to meet his spiritual guide Shaykh Abdullah Fa’izi ad-Daghestani.