JIH President Syed Sadatullah Husaini releasing a book, “Understanding Sufism,” at the JIH headquarters in New Delhi on 26 Aug. 2021.
New Delhi, 07 Sept. 2021; Jamaat-e-Islami Hind (JIH) Syed Sadatullah Husaini has released a book, “Understanding Sufism,” here at its headquarters.
Speaking at the book-launching ceremony, the JIH President, said, “unfounded concepts have prevailed in the name of Sufism that paved the way for a parallel but a variant religion to Islam. In this situation, the book contains the authentic interpretations of Islamic thoughts and concepts, fulfilling the need of the hour. So, the book ‘Understanding Sufism’ is very useful, timely and compatible with Islamic teachings. Everyone, Muslims or non-Muslims will benefit from this book.”
The book, which was published by the Board of Islamic Publications, New Delhi and written by its secretary Dr. Waquar Anwar aims to provide the introductory material on Sufism, along with its history and underlying concepts. The characteristic features of all the strands of Sufism have been discussed. Terms like Fana, Baqa, Kashf, Wahadatul Wajood and Wahadatul Shahood have been explained in simple language. The related issues have been studied with references to the primary sources of Islamic Shariah – The Qur’ān and the Sunnah of Prophet Muhammad (PBUH). The book also talks about lives and works with citations of views of some prominent Sufis.
In the foreword of book, JIH Secretary of Dawat department Muhammad Iqbal Mullah said, “The book aims to present Sufism in its true light and clear the shroud that has engulfed it. Dr Waquar Anwar has very painstakingly presented for the readers, the definition and history of Sufism and its real status in Islam as per the Qur’ān and Sunnah.” He hoped that it would be useful in conveying the true message of Islam to all the people.
Prof. Ejaz Ahmed Aslam Editor in Chief of the Radiance views Weekly, Delhi was also present on the occasion.