Kashful Mahjoob is among the great and earliest books on Islamic mysticism. It was written by Hazrat Ali Bin Usman Al-Hajveri (R.A). He is famous with the name of Hazrat Data Ganj Bakhsh (R.A).
About the Author
A complete life history of Hazrat Data Ganj Bakhsh (R.A) can be read in the following post.
Here some other details about the author are added. Data Sahib was a Hashmi Sayyed. His lineage reaches to Hazrat Ali (R.A) from Hazrat Hassan (R.A). There are different views about the exact date of birth and death of Data Sahib. Some information about his life is present in Kashful Mahjoob.
Hazrat Data Ganj Bakhsh (R.A) was a follower of Junaidi maslak of spirituality. Hazrat Junaid Baghdadi (R.A) is among the chain of spiritual masters that reaches Data Sahib. Data Ganj Bakhsh (R.A) followed Hazrat Imam Abu Hanifa (R.A) in fiqh. He himself had sound knowledge of Quran, Hadith and Fiqh.
Data Sahib (R.A) had authored a number of books other than Kashful Mahjoob. A list of books written by Hazrat Data Ganj Bakhsh (R.A) is given below.
- Fana o Baqa
- Al Riayat Ba Haqooq ullah Ta’ala
- Kitab ul Bayan Lahlul Ayan
- Nahwal Qulub
- Asrar ul Khalq ul Munat
- Dewan e Ashar
- Minhaj ud Din
- Sharah Kalam Mansoor Halaj
Unluckily none of these books is available now days. The names of these books are present in Kashful Mahjoob.
Kashful Mahjoob was originally written in Persian language. Since then about twenty translations in Urdu have been made. The book is also translated into English, Russian and other languages due to its popularity. Kashful Mahjoob is highly esteemed by both Sufis and Saints alike. The Urdu translated edition is under discussion.
The writing style and language of Kashful Mahjoob is simple and easy. It is easily understandable to the general readers. The publishing agency has made a brief review of early religious Saints at the start. A complete life history of the author is also presented before the contents of the book start.
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