برصغیر کی عربی کتب تصوف کا تعارفی جائزہ
An Introductory Review of Subcontinent Arabic Sufism Books

Rahat Ajmal *
HOD Arabic Department/Principal Intermediate College, Lahore College for Women University, Lahore, Pakistan.

Hafiza Farwa Iftikhar **
Lecturer, Arabic Department, Lahore College for Women University, Lahore, Pakistan.

Abstract

Self-purification, morality, and mysticism are listed in those topics of the educational world, on which the books of Muslim scholars achieved a worldwide reputation. On one hand, these books have revolutionized the lives of Muslims whereas, on the other, there is also a huge number of non-Muslims who benefit from the books of Muslim scholars and intellectuals. These are undoubtedly honourable assets of the Islamic nation.

No one can deny the effects and amendments caused to the hearts and minds of inhabitants of the Indo-Pak Sub-continent because of the teachings of Sufis. It is an undeniable fact that Muslim scholars of this region played a major role in preaching, publishing, and issuing Islam. On one side, Sufi scholars performed the duty of refinement through preaching & counselling, reminding & reporting, organization, negotiation & observation; while on the other, they directed those divine teachings by the use of pen and paper. Scholars and Sufis of the Sub-Continent have written many books on this topic in the Arabic language along with Persian, Urdu, Punjabi, and many other local languages. As Arabic has been the most spoken, understood and written language of the Muslim world, those books written in Arabic gained worldwide fame. The truth is, books of connoisseurs and Sufis portrayed the real face of mysticism and recommendation in front of Arabs and denied its wrong visions.

A discussion about many books will be part of this essay. We hope this research proves to be an important source for Arabic books on the Sub-continent about mysticism.

Keywords

Tasawwuf, Sub-Continent, Sufi Scholars, Mysticism, Arabic Books

Al-Wifaq

Vol 5

Issue 1

January – June 2022

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