Kashf-ul-Mahjoob (کشف المحجوب), or Kashf al-Mahjub, is the first ever Persian book written on the philosophy and practice of Tasawwuf (Islamic Sufism). The author Hazrat Sayyid Ali bin Usman Hajveri is a highly celebrated Sufi saint of Pakistan, often called Data Ganj Bakhsh. The book was written in Farsi, but has been translated in many other languages. In Urdu alone, there are more than a dozen translations. The presented edition is one of the best Urdu translations by Allama Fazl-ud-Din Gohar, and published by Zia-ul-Quran Publications, Lahore, in 2010.
This is the most downloaded book on our website of Maktabah Mujaddidiyah, with more than 8000 downloads only during the year 2012. During the same year, it was viewed on Scribd for more than 40,000 times.
We request our readers to help us produce a text version of this book, which is not only better for customized reading (every reader can set his/her own fonts and page sizes), it will also be helpful to search in its contents.
Please type in Microsoft Word or OpenOffice Writer (not in Inpage). Before starting, suggest how many pages you will type (send it to این آدرس ایمیل توسط spambots حفاظت می شود. برای دیدن شما نیاز به جاوا اسکریپت دارید), so that every page is typed by one person only. Otherwise there will be multiple persons typing the same pages.
Author: Data Ganj Bakhsh Sayyad Ali Hujweri (rahmatullah alaih)
Translated in Urdu by Allama Fazl-uddin Gohar
With a foreword by Pir Karam Shah al-Azhari
Published by Zia-ul-Quran Publications, 2010
Digitized by Maktabah Mujaddidiyah (www.maktabah.org) in December 2011
Urdu translations of Kashf ul Mahjoob
Another Urdu translation (PDF file attached here)
Sayyad Ali Hujweri (d.465 AH)
Hazrat Sayyad Ali bin Usman Hujweri Lahori (d. 465 AH / 1072 or 1073 CE), (سيد علي بن عثمان الهجويري) quddis sirrahu is the renowned Sufi shaykh of 5th century Hijri and is well known with his title Data Ganj Bakhsh. He was originally from Hujwer, a town in Ghazni (now Afghanistan), and later migrated to Lahore for the propagation of Islam and Sufism. He was a sayyid from the line of Sayyidina Imam Hasan, and his mother was from the line of Imam Hussain, may Allah be pleased with them both.
He wrote many books but all of them perished. The only title available today is the masterpiece of Sufism and the first book written on this topic in Persian, Kashf al-Mahjoob. This is the most popular book of Tasawwuf in the Indian Muslims. Sultan al-Auliya Shaykh Nizam al-Din Auliya (d. 725 AH) is quoted to have said: “One who does not have a Murshid will find a Murshid by the blessings of reading this book.”