Author: Abu Talha
Publisher: Idara-e Naqshhbandiah Owaisiah
Pages: 211 Binding: Hardcover
Description from the publisher:
This is the English language version of the irradiating and inspiring, Dalael us-Suluk by the late Hadhrat Maulana Allah Yar Khan-RAA, the greatest Sufi Master of the Muslim Ummah. No sooner had this work been published in 1965 than it had its second revised edition through the untiring efforts of Idarah-e Naqshbandiah Owaisiah and has since had ten reprints. This indicates a burning urge for spiritual bliss in consonance with the Shariah, and it is our hope that the English translation will extend the usefulness of the work. The arduous task of translation to which, quite frankly, I considered myself unequal, was undertaken by me with only the hope of guidance from ALLAH. By far, the single greatest single difficulty faced in this venture was the search for precise words and expressions which could convey the true meaning of the nuances of the original text. Hence my reliance on the closest approximation, and where this also did not achieve the desired clarity, actual words or expressions have been inserted in Romanized Urdu. A Glossary has been placed in the beginning, in alphabetical order, to facilitate quick reference during study. Nevertheless, responsibility for any incorrect rendering of real meaning is entirely mine. The footnotes by the compiler of the Urdu version, Professor Hafiz Abdur Razzaq, have been placed below the line.
I sincerely hope that this endeavor will achieve the desired object, to impart true knowledge- as distinct from information- to the English speaking Muslims the world over, including many at home, who find themselves at greater ease with the language. I believe the work will help to regenerate the powerful influence for good that Tasawwuf offers.
I am deeply indebted to Professor Hafiz Abdur Razzaq for his patient explanation of the spirit of the original text, and also to others who lent a helping hand in any way in this noble undertaking, particularly the late Muhammad Abdul Latif, former Session Judge, who painstakingly reviewed the script. I must also thank Yuwsuf R. Abdulghafoor and Muhammad Naseem Malik for their most valuable help in updating the second edition.