Knowledge derived from kashaf


Hadhrat Hakim al-Ummah Mawlana Ashraf Ali Thanawi (may Allah sanctify his secret) said,

“Since I now consider the knowledge derived from kashf unworthy of notice, I forbid people from discussing this with me, either orally or by way of writing. Although there was a time when I was engrossed in this knowledge, [so much so that] I would remain absorbed in this night and day, I now consider it (the knowledge derived from kashf) to be an impediment in reaching the goal.”

Bawadir al-Nawadir, page 589.

This is a salient feature of tarbiyet in the Ashrafiya path.

(Translation & editing by Shaykh Mawlana Ismaeel Nakhuda db.)