“During his tow campaigns in Hejaz, Mawlana Yusuf [al-Kandhlawi] noticed that a vast numbers of the pilgrims who gather there annually are well nigh completely unacquainted with the virtues and aadaab of Hajj. They seem to be unaware of the vast blessing of this great form of worship with the result that they do not return home with the feelings, the inspiration, and enthusiasm for righteousness with which they should have returned.
For this reason Mawlana Yusuf insisted on me that a booklet with Ahadith and explanation on Hajj should be compiled to be put before the Ummah so that intending Hajis should set forth for Hajj prepared with the proper enthusiasm for those special spiritual inspirations as are required by them. It is hoped that when the proper condition for Hajj is created within the heart of the Haji, he shall have the desire to carry out the functions of the Deen more diligently.”
The works by Imam Harith al-Muhasibi (ra), the teacher of Shaykh Junaid al-Baghdadi (ra), are considered to be amongst the earliest treatises on Tasawwuf. Imam al-Muhasibi (ra) was born in Basra during 2nd century Hijri. The renowned research & Hadith scholar Shaykh Abdul Fattah Abu Ghuddah (ra) did the tahqeeq and takhrij of the treatise Risalat al-Mustarshideen which is attached above.
I hope to be able to sort these books alphabetically and provide one post per book which would include all available editions. For now, I have simply listed the links to the Internet Archive where you can find the books organized in collections.
With help, I would also like to provide some posts that organize the books according to subject and also according to year of study in a typical Dars Nizami institution.
A fascinating book on the praise of the Prophet (upon him blessings and peace) based on a study of the poetry of two of the last century’s greatest writers, the Arabic poet Ahmad Shawqi and the Urdu poet Muhammad Iqbal.
Ever since I saw this book on a side table at Shaykh Omar Qureshi’s house, I was dying to find a copy for myself. I am overjoyed to have been able to find a pdf of the book, although I am still looking out for a seller of a hard copy. Enjoy.