He is Muhammad son of As-Sayyed Yahya son of As-Sayyed Muhammad son of As-Sayyed Sa’id son of As-Sayyed Muhammad son of As-Sayyed Ali (the first to be called Al-Ninowy upon migration to northern Syria around the 1800’s), who’s family descends from the southern Iraqi village of Ninowa, the place where Al-Imam Al-Husayn was martyred, a partial area of which is also known as Karbala. Shaykh Muhammad’s 33rd grandfather is The known blind pious scholar, the flag bearer of the Sunnah of his time, Al-imam Ibrahim Al-Mujab, (the first one of the family of the Prophet, sallallahu alayhi wa aalihi wa sallam, to migrate to Ninowa and established an Islamic University system). The family then migrated from the village of Ninowa to the province of Ninowa, which lies in Northern Iraq, with a known mountainous region, that is famous for Olives and Olive Oil trades, which Shaykh Muhammad’s Family took part in. A venture which eventually led a part of the family to migrate to around Halab in Northern Syria. Al-Imam Ibrahim Al Mujab is the son of Al-Imam Muhammad Al-Aabed, son of Al Imam Musa Al Kathem, son of Al Imam Ja’far As-Saadeq, son of Al Imam Muhammad Al- Baqer, son of Al-Imam Zaynul’Abideen Ali,son of the Martyred Imam sayyidina Al-Husayn As-sibt, son of Maulana Al-Imam Ameer Al- Mu’mineen Ali bin Abi Taleb and the Lady Fatima Azzahra, daughter of the Best of the creation Sayyidina Muhammad bin Abdillah bin Abdil-Muttaleb bin Hashem from the tribe of Quraysh, sallallahu alayhi wa ala aalihi wa sallam.
When his 4th grandfather As-Sayyed Muhammad bin Ali immigrated for business and traded in olives and olive oil from Northern Iraq to Northern Syria, he settled in the north east parts of Aleppo (Halab) where he had his first born son As- Sayyed Sa’id who married a local woman and had a son; Sidi Muhammad bin Sa’id and a female named Amatullah. Sidi Muhammad married an honorable Lady named Fatima, and they had two sons : As-Sayyed Sa’id and As-Sayyed Yahya and 6 daughters. As-Sayyed Yahya (may Allah shower him with his Mercy and blessings and raise his rank in paradise) had two sons: Muhammad and Isa, may Allah protect them.
Shaykh Muhammad was born in Aleppo (Halab) the northern capital of Syria in 1386 AH in a family who maintained its religious and honorable Qur’an and Sunnah traditions.