Excerpts from KASHF-AL MAHJUB
The oldest Persian treatise on Sufism
Ali B. Uthman Al-Jullabi Al Hujwary
(Popularly known as Hazrat Data Gunj Baksh)
Translated by Reynold A. Nicholson
The objective of the book seems quite clear: to set
forth a complete system of Islamic Sufism,
carefully separating non-monotheistic elements
from it. It starts as a response of questions to one
of the most accomplished Sufis, his junior
companion, Abu Sa`id Al-Khair and throughout
the book a teaching tone has been maintained.

Hazrat Ali Hujwari has been present at the
ceremony of bestowing "khalafat" of Hazrat
Nizam-ud Din Awliya and both of them had
blessed "sainthood" to Baba Farid Ganj Shakr.
No doubt that arising out of religious feat of 40
days at his Shrine Hazrat Moeen-ud-Din Chishti –
Khawaja Ghareeb Nawaz of Hind had exclaimed
Thou art treasure, real manifest of bounty of
God, Spreading light across
Thou art real Master for novice; and for Masters
thou art but perfect guide
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