Maulana Ashraf Ali Thanwi : His views on religion, Moral Philosophy and tasawwuf
Maulana Ashraf Ali Thanwi, as an exponent of Islamic Moral Philosophy and tasawwuf, ranks high amongst the Muslim thinkers of his time and occupies a distinct position amongst them. He has practically left no field of Islamic Learning and its different aspects in their varied shades of thought which he has not explored and explained.
Since Maulana had a self-contained and synthetic view of Islamic Shari'at and held it as all embracing and comprehensive including his views of Tasawwuf and their varied implications and essentials, he brings them all within a scope of shari'at and gives his personal independent views calling it as meaningful Jurisprudence. He brings all the stages, stations and states that a Sufi undergoes, that is, Tariqat, Haqiqat and Ma'rifat within the fold of Islam as Din which covers the entire field of human activity in it's different domains, inward and outward.