Anfas al-Arifeen : Urdu,
[A5] Hardback - 397 pages,
by Shah Wali'Ullah Muhaddith al-Dehlawi [d.1176.h],
Translated by Shaykh Sayyad Muhammad Faruq al-Qadiri.
This book contains the biography of the sufi Shaykh Shah 'Abd ur-Raheem ad-Dehlawi, rahmatullahi ta'ala 'alayhi,
by his noble son, the mujaddid
[reviver, as well as reformer] of his time, Shah Wali'Ullah Muhaddith ad-Dihlawi, rahmatullahi ta'ala 'alayhi
It is important to note that Shaykh Abd ur-Raheem, and his son Shah Wali' Ullah, may Allah have mercy upon their souls,
were both followers of the path of tasawwuf
and their aqida
(creed) was 100% of the Ahl al-Sunnah w'al-Jama'ah
, contrary to misguided claims by other groups and sects.
The Author :
He is Qutb al-Din Ahmad ibn 'Abd al-Rahim, popularly known as Shah Wali'Ullah, was born
in 1114AH / 1703CE near Delhi (Dehlawi), a member of a distinguished intellectual
and religious family. He received a highly structured education and
spiritual instruction at the madrassah established by his father, Shah
'Abd al-Rahim, at Delhi. As well as the Qur'an, he studied Arabic and
Persian grammar and literature and the higher philosophical,
theological, metaphysical, mystical and juridical texts. He graduated
from the school when he was barely fifteen years old; in the same year,
his father initiated him into the famous Naqshbandiya Sufi order.
Wali-Ullah of Delhi, arguably the greatest Muslim scholar of
eighteenth-century India, made an immense contribution to the
intellectual, economic, social, political and religious life of the
Muslim community in India, the effects of which persist to the present
Shah Wali-Ullah wrote in both Arabic and Persian. He
published between fifty and seventy works, with his writings playing a
major role in the intellectual and spiritual life of the Muslims in the
Indo-Pakistan subcontinent, a role which continues today. Some of these
works have greatly changed the Muslim approach to the study of the
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