Author: Sheikh-ul-Hadith Maulana Muhammad Zakariya
Publisher: Darul Ishaat Pakistan (2009)
Pages: 277 Binding: Hardcover
Description from the publisher:
A wonderful work, written approximately 3 years prior to the author's demise. With references from the Qur'an, Hadith, lives of the Noble Companions and the Great scholars and Shaykhs of Islam, it beautifully explains the essence, purpose and necessity of taqlid and tasawwuf. It proves in an indisputable manner that the Shari'ah and Tariqah are part and parcel of the same whole Islam; they are interdependent. If the Shari'ah deals with the outer body, then Tariqah deals with the inner spirit and essence.
This book serves as a beacon of guidance for the true seeker of the spiritual path and answers many questions that constantly arise in his inquisitive mind. It clarifies many misconceptions and misinterpretations of tasawwuf that have become common in Muslim communities.
English translation by Asim Ahmad