حكيم الامت مولانا اشرف على تهانوى رحمة الله عليه
All praise is to Allah.
This out-of-print book is now available online.
It can be downloaded from here:
This book is an essential reading for all those into Tasawwuf, especially in these days when serious confusion exists in the name of traditional, spiritual and sufi music.
Assalamu alaykum warahmatullah,
I find your blog very valuable. May Allah reward you! Could you please give a line or two in English about the conclusion of the book?
wa alaykum as salam wa rehmatullah
JazakAllah for the comment. Please, pray that this blog is most beneficial for my own reformation (islah).
In summary ‘Haq us sama’ discusses the prohibition of instrumental music as per Hanafi fiqh, the nature & reality of sufi sama’, the stringent rules and regulations pertaining to it as outlined in the classical sufi works such as Ihya ul Uloom of Imam Ghazali and ‘Awarul ma’arif by Shaykh Shahabuddin Suharwardi (may Allah have mercy on them), and comparison of all this to the prevalent sufi practices is made.