Shah Shahidullah Faridi

Shah Shahidullah Faridi

Hazrat Shah Shahidullah Faridi (1915-1978) embraced Islam after reading "Kahful Mahjub" (The Unveiling of the Veiled), the classical treatise on Sufism written by the famous saint Hazrat Ali bin Uthman al Hujweri. He left his home in search of a Sufi shaikh. In India, he eventually met the Chishti Sabri shaikh, Syed Zauqi Shah and pledged allegiance to him. At forty years of age, the responsibilities of spiritual succession were entrusted to him. He lived in Karachi for about thirty years until he died in 1978. He was well-known among the local population as a dedicated servant to the common people, and he died in relative obscurity except in the Sufi community in Pakistan. His work has attracted the attention recently of another English Muslim convert, Timothy Winter, a.k.a. Abdal Hakim Murad.

His brother, who had also read "Kashf'ul Mahjub" and had accompanied him in his worldwide spiritual quest, also became a Muslim and followed Sufism. Shaykh Faridi's brother is buried within the famed Mausoleum of the Sufi Saint of Lahore, Pakistan - Ali Hajweri - known locally as "Data Sahib" or "Data Ganj Baksh."

Shah Shahidullah Faridi was a renowned writer on spiritual matters, and was regarded as having great clarity and insight. One of his most famous books is "Inner Aspects of Faith".

He also compiled Part Two of "Tarbiatul Ushaq" ("The Training of Divine Lovers"), Syed Mohammad Zauqi Shah, 1425/2004, pub. A.S.Nordeen, Kuala Lumpur, ISBN 983065185-1

Main source: A brief biography of his, published recently in Urdu called "Talash e Haqq rudad." by Ahmed Ghazali Shaheedi,printed by M. Naeem Hashmi, Saudabad Malir Colony Karachi

elected Works

*_________ (1970) "Everyday practice in Islam" Sufi Publishers, Karachi, [ OCLC 246753] , new edition (1979) Mahfil-e-Zauqia, Karachi, [ OCLC 12205889]
*_________ (1976) "Spirituality in religion" [ OCLC 28858132]
*_________ (1979) "Inner aspects of faith" Mehfil-e-Zauqia, Karachi, [ OCLC 7706353] , new edition (1985) Nur Academy, Delhi, [ OCLC 59078626]
*_________ (1981) "Daglig praksis" Da'wa, ISBN 8787728222

External links

* [ Belief]
* [ Tasawwuf]
* [ Battles]
* [ Faridi's books]

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