According to Shaykh Zulifqar Ahmad Naqshbandi, every salik should have this book, and should consider it not only a self correcting manual but also a primary instruction and guidance from one’s Shaykh (a guide on the path of the spiritual purification), and hence should give it the proper importance and respect.
Whenever a Salik (a seeker on the spiritual path of self-purification) takes an oath of allegiance (bayah) and enters into the Naqshbandi chain of spiritual reformation, he/she is assigned lesson and daily routines that are essentials for him/her to carry out.
These daily routines and maintaning a schedule for them is so important and beneficial in the life of the salikeen that it has become necessary to wrote this book in which everything could be discussed in detail. The more the salik will understand, the more he will be able to practice with love, diligence, and perseverance.
Shaykh Zulfiqar Ahmad Naqshbandi is one of leading Shaykahs of Tasawwuf in the present era. Formally granted authorization (ijazah) in the Naqshbandi spiritual path (Trariqah), he retired from his position as an electrical engineer at the age of forty to devote himself entirely to the service of Islam. He regularly travels to more than thirty countries transforming the lives of people all over the world. A testament to his deep love for Allah, his uncompromising dedication to Sunnah of the blessed Prophet , and his firm adherence to Islamic Law (Shariah) is that thousands of religious scholars and students of Islamic learning are among his students (murids). Shaykh Zulfiqar Ahmad regularly delivers lectures in both English and Urdu across the world. Furthermore, he has written dozens of books many of which have been translated into several languages. Online versions of both talks and writings are available at the links on the left.
Shaykh Zulfiqar Ahmad’s spiritual chain traces back through a series of authentic teachers all the way to the Holy Prophet . To view a listing of the masters of this Silsilah (chain), click on the link below.
The Silsilah of Shaykh Zulfiqar Ahmad – Trace the chain of the honourable Mashaikh Naqshband from Shaykh Zulfiqar back to our beloved Prophet .
Author: Shaykh Zulifqar Ahmad Naqshbandi
Publisher: Faqir Publications