Recently I got a new iPad, my father gifted it to me but it wasn’t an empty iPad . My father is an avid reader, he reads Islamic books and he reads a lot. He calls his books his treasure and he said that he has given all his treasure to me in my iPad. My iPad contains around 1500 books including Quran Majeed(The holy book of Islam), Arabic, Urdu , and Persian dictionaries and many other ancient Islamic books.
I read books only in English language and my Urdu (reading and writing) is pretty bad and all the books are in Urdu, so that’s one challenge I have to go through in order to read those books. The first book that I selected from the entire lot is “Kash ful-Mahjoob (Revelation of the Veiled)” by Ali Hujwiri. I have no idea when I would complete the book but selecting and starting is the first step I can do in order to proceed in the forward direction.
An aspiring murid (disciple) one who does not (yet) have a murshid (spiritual master), should read Ali Hujwiri’s book Kashf ul-Mahjoob, as that would (temporarily) guide him spiritually.
Moinuddin Chishti Ajmeri, a chief saint of the Chishti order
Ali Hujwiri was a Sufi saint born around 990 CE and his mausoleum is in Lahore. He wrote the book in Persian and it has been translated into many languages since then. I was researching about him on the internet today and I found out that he passed away on 9th Muharram 465(AH). Surprisingly enough, today is his death anniversary from Islamic calendar. What a strange turn of events indeed !!