Hamza al Qâdiri al Boutchichi was born in 1922, and died on January 18, 201.
He was a murshid and the spiritual guide of the Qadirriyya Boutchichiyya Sufi order.
The Qadiri order’s origins go back to Abd al Qadir al-Jilani( from 1083–1166) who became very important a few decades later with his descendants.
The Boutchichi branch of this order came into place in the eighteenth century in the North-west of Morocco.
The headquarters principal zaouia is found in the small village of Meddagh near Berkane but Sidi Hamza himself built another zaouia near Naima in the province of Oujda where he now resides in seclusion.
However, The disciples of Sidi Hamza regard him as the heir of the spiritual secret (sirr) descended from the prophet Muhammad through Abd al Qadir al-Jilan and also consider him to be the spiritual pole (qutb or kutb) of his time.
Hamza al Qadiri al Boutchichi passed away at 95 years old.