Grand Mufti of Pakistan, Mufti Mohammad Shafii’, senior khalifa of Hakeem al-Umma (Allah have mercy on them) writes:
“The narratives regarding the senior Awliya Allah fall under three categories;
- Those regarding their kashaf & karamat (unveiling and miracles)
- Those related to their higher levels of ibadah (worship) and piety.
- Finally, their advice and instruction for improvement to general Muslims.
From all these it is this third thing that the general Muslims have to read and learn with utmost emphasis. This is because it is essence of the teachings of Awliya. It is the most effective medicine for betterment of Muslims.”
Preface, Nuzhatul Basateen (Translation of Imam Yafai’i ra’s Rawdh ur Reyaheen+) page 6. Hakim al-Umma Mawlana Thanawi (Allah have mercy on him) supervised the translation of this book and recommended its reading for salikeen to develop and increase the love of Allah.
It is published by HM Saeed Co., Karachi, Pakistan. It is freely available at major Islamic bookstores.