Sufi Saints of the Indian Subcontinent
By Zahurual Hassan Sharib
Munshiram Manoharlal Publishers
428 pages, Illustrated, 5 ¾” x 8 ¾”
Sufi – a man of the people called sufiyah who profess the mystic principles of tasawwuf (mysticism). There are many silsilas (concatenations) in sufis, but they are all agreed in their principal tenet – submission to a murshid (inspired guide). The great object of the Sufi mystic is to lose his own identity. The sole object of Sufism is to lead the wandering soul onward, stage by stage, until it reaches the desired goal – perfect union with the Divine Being. This book is a short biographical sketch of sufiya’-e-kiram (the generous mystics) of Indian subcontinent.
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