This book is a summary of the Naqshbandi way of approaching Allah and getting close to Him. It describes the methods of self-purification and the meanings of Divine nearness. The author was a spiritual guide who dedicated his life to the service of others by supporting them with their self-improvement and developing their spirituality.
Hafiz Muhammad Abdul Karim was born into a respected religious Mughal family, which came from Ghazni, Afghanistan. His great, great grandfather had settled in Rawalpindi. Hafiz Abdul Karim affectionately known as Hafiz Jee among his followers was born on 11th April 1848 in Rawalpindi. Hafiz Jee led a pious, frugal, and simple lifestyle abstaining from worldly pleasures. Zuhd or renunciation of worldly pleasures was also a feature of Muhammadan life, he used to say “poverty is my pride”.
In 2009 he was awarded the OBE for his services to community relations in Britain. Dr Musharraf Hussain is the director of the Karimia Institute in Nottingham, a leading British Muslim organisation, which works on a number of projects ranging from community development to adult classes and interfaith work. He undertook his Islamic education in the UK, Pakistan and the Al-Azhar University in Egypt. Dr Musharraf has also helped to establish a number of Muslim schools in the UK. He has also written numerous books on Islam as well as numerous articles.