The perfect Wali, the knower of ALLAH (al Arif al wasil) deeply-rooted in sainthood and enveloped by an attentive regard, and renowned for his attainment of great spiritual opening and immense blessings, Abu AbdAllah Sidi Tahar Butayba Tilimsani (may ALLAH be pleased with him). He was among the elite of the holders of the spiritual opening within the Tariqa Tijaniyya Hanifiya.
He was one of the radiant signs of ALLAH (The Glorified and The Exalted), famous for prodigies so numerous that it is not possible to mention them all. His attainment of Great Mastery (Khilafa) in this Tariqa Ahmediya Tijaniyya was certified.
During his lifetime he received a limited Muqaddam diploma (ijaza) from Seyyidina Ahmed Tijani (may ALLAH be pleased with him) himself, and later, Sidi Hajj Ali Tamacini (may ALLAH be pleased with him) gave him unlimited authorization. Sidi Hajj Ali Tamacini (may ALLAH be pleased with him) only gave unlimited authorization to those who were at the station (maqam) of Khilafa and specific education. The Tariqa was known in the region of Tlemcen thanks to Sidi Tahar (may ALLAH be pleased with him). The disciples from Tlemcen reported incredible events concerning Sidi Tahar and his degree (maqam).
The authorization to join the Tariqa was given to Sidi Bachir son of Sidi Muhammad El Habib son of Sidi Ahmed Tijani (may ALLAH be satisfied with them all) by Sidi Tahar.