Maktubat Imam Rabbani Shaykh Ahmed Sirhindi Faruqi (Rahmatullah alaih)
Original Language: Persian (some in Arabic)
Maktubat is the common term referred to the letters of Sufi sheikh and scholars. The Maktubat of Sheikh Ahmed Sirhindi are indeed the most popular among the letters of sufi sheikhs. This book is a classical and most venerated book of Sufism that covers classical Sufism, methodologies, beliefs and practices of Islam and many other spiritual secrets.
Letters of Sheikh Ahmed Sirhindi (may Allah be pleased with him) were compiled in his lifetime. Three volumes were compiled, as detailed below:
Volume 1 contains 313 letters, and was compiled by Khwajah Yar Muhammad Badakhshi Talqani (rahmatullah alaih), a murid of Sheikh Ahmed Sirhindi. The volume was named as Durr al-Ma'rifat (در المعرفت) and was finished in 1025 AH, as the Sheikh ordered to complete it at 313 letters, 313 being a sacred number.
Volume 2 was named as Noor al-Khallaq (نور الخلاق) and contains 99 letters. It was compiled by Khwajah Abdul Hayy.
Volume 3 was compiled by Khwajah Muhammad Hashim Kashmi and contains 124 letters. The volume was named Ma'rifat al-Haqa'iq (معرفت الحقائق).
Maktubat Sheikh Ahmed Sirhindi have been translated in many languages. Urdu translation presented here is by Maulana Saeed Ahmed Naqshbandi. Another popular Urdu translation of the complete book is by Sayyad Zawwar Hussain Shah Naqshbandi, a famous Sheikh of Naqshbandi sufi order. Arabic translation was completed by Sheikh Muhammad Murad Makki, a Naqshbandi sheikh of 19th century.
- Maktubat Imam-e-Rabbani translated in Arabic
مكتوبات الامام الرباني
Translator: Muhammad Murad Al-Manzilvi (محمد مراد المنزلوي)
Volume I (الجلد الأول), Volume II (الجلد الثاني), Volume III (الجلد الثالث)
Maktubat Imam-e-Rabbani translated in Urdu
مکتوبات امام ربانی مجدد الف ثانی شیخ احمد سرھندی رحمة اللہ علیہ
Translator: Muhammad Saeed Ahmed Naqshbandi (مولانا محمد سعید احمد نقشبندی)
Publisher: Madina Publishing Company, Karachi (مدینہ پبلشنگ کمپنی، بندر روڈ، کراچی)