Lataef e Ashrafi Written by Nizam Yameeni Translated by Shams Barelvi and S.M. Lateefullah. Lataif-e-Ashrafi: Sufi Anecdotes of Makhdoom Ashraf Jahangir Simnani On . Originally, Lataif-e-Ashrafi was written in Persian and was first rendered into Urdu . Lataef e Ashrafi Urdu volume 3 – Free ebook download as PDF File .pdf), Text File .txt) or read book online for free.

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He was particularly imbued with Ibn al-Arabi’s spiritual doctrine of wadhat-ul-wujud Unity of Existence. In this context, Makhdoom Simnani has aptly quoted Syyid al-Taifa Hazrat Junaid Baghdadi, one of the most renowned early Persian mystics of Islam and a central figure in the lattaif chain of many Sufi orders.

After I went through a large chunk of the spiritual discourses presented in Lataif-e-Ashrafi, I felt the need to share a very interesting and pertinent discourse that Makhdoom Simnani has delivered with regard to the basic Laraif tenet, Tawheed monotheism or oneness of God. In this process, the observer mushahid goes to the extent that he begins to urd his own existence as that of the Almighty and his own observation mushahida as an attribute of His.

Log In Sign Up. This is the stage where he negates the heresy in its entirety”.

In fact, it is a document on different glorious dimensions of Sufism. Attributed to the name of Ashraf Jahangir Simnani r. He says it in Arabic: Owing to the failing health of Allama Shams Barelvi, the task of comparing and authenticating the original manuscripts with the earlier translations was assigned to Dr.

Khidr Naushahi, a distinguished scholar of Persian language, literature and history with a strong background in Sufi sciences Uloom-e-Tasawwuf. In this state, one should be overwhelmed by the light of Tawheed in such a way as the stars lose their light in the sun. This is how he illustrates what he thinks the term means: In fact, he has adopted and interrelated a Sufi approach to profess and practice this basic Islamic doctrine.


He has put it into various categories, mainly 1 tawheed e imani oneness in conviction2 tawheed e ilmi oneness in intellect and 3 tawheed e hali oneness in personal state. At the end of this write up, it is worth recounting that in this book, Makhdum Ashraf Jahangir Simnani is often mentioned as “Qudwatul Kubra” a person looked to by others as a great example to be emulated.

Lataaif-e Ashrafi

Blessed with the 14 different chains of Sufism, he rendered remarkable services to the development of Chishti and Qadiri Sufi orders in India. Muwahhid is a creditor who cannot laataif his debt and he is a poor who cannot fulfil his dues.

The Urdu translation of sizeable Indian Islamic literature from Persian and Arabic goes to his credit. In this discourse, he sought to deepen his disciples’ understanding of the very first and foremost pillar of Islam, that is, belief in Tawheed.

Sufi Definition of Tawheed At the very outset, Makhdoom Simnani gives a very touching and mystically moving definition of Tawheed. Makhdoom Simnani left behind his spiritual theories and ideas in a book titled “Lataif-e-Ashrafi” which asshrafi means subtleties of Ashraf explaining the anecdotes of Sufism.

Skip to main content. His quotation on Tawheed goes on as a remarkable Sufi proverb in Arabic: He left behind his spiritual theories and ideas in a book titled “Lataif-e- Ashrafi” which essentially means subtleties of Ashraf explaining the anecdotes of Sufism.

His family is a descendent of Prophet Muhmmad pbuh through the lineage of Imam Hasan r. Thus, as he gets more and more deeply immersed in the sea of Tawheeed, his existence attains complete synergy with that of the Almighty”. Based on the malfoozat the spiritual exhortationsashrafo is an unparalleled rendition of Sufi precepts and practices, edicts urvu narratives. Enter the email address you signed up with and we’ll email you a reset link.


He beautifully dwells on each category of Tawheed in a manner imbued with spiritual connotations. And at the crack of dawn, its light begins to prevail and gradually overpowers the light of kataif the stars”.

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Makhdum comments on this quotation: Shaikh Shibli said on Tawheed: Remember me on this computer. Moreover, it was approved and authenticated by Syed Ashraf Jahangir r. Click here to sign up.

Then, the complete Urdu translation was undertaken by Allama Shams Barelvi, a well-versed Islamic scholar ashrafo accomplished translator with profound literary skills in Urdu, Persian and Arabic. Its originality and authentication stand up to scrutiny because it was written and compiled by Makhdoom Simnani’s most senior and the closest disciple Nizam Yamani.

I am briefly reproducing below the gist of his key reflections on the meanings of each term. All other personas, virtues and actions are nothing in laataif to His persona, virtues and actions. Help Center Find new research papers in: Thus, Makhdum-e-Simnan concludes that “a Muwahhid believer is like a drop in the roaring ocean of Lataiff. In fact, it is a historical document on different glorious dimensions of Sufism that was written and compiled in the 8th Century Hijri.

He gives an example of lightening and says that “just as a flash of light comes for a moment and then it ends immediately, similarly, to a Sufi practitioner, all human customs emerge momentarily and vanish after a very short while.

All darkness of the existence is lost in the light of Tawheed.