Contains the biographies of the Mashaa'ikh in the Shajarah of Shaykh al-Hadith Maulana Muhammad Zakariyya Kandhlawi.
This book which is presented to readers, contains the names and life-episodes of such noble Auliya and Masha-ikh whose existence constitutes a ni'mat (divine favour) and whose very mention is a rahmat (divine mercy) for the world.
Most aptly does the following gracious Quraanic ayat apply to these illustrious Souls:
Those first ones who have taken the lead among the Muhaajireen and the Ansaar and those who have followed them with the firmest conviction of Imaan (Ihsaan), Allah is well-pleased with them and they are well-pleased with Him.'
They were the true and perfect Mumins. They were excellent Muslims. In reality they were the slaves of Allah. They fully fulfilled the design declared in the ayat:
I have not created jinn and man except that they worship Me.'
Translated by Majlisul Ulama of