All praise is due to Allāh ta‛ālā, Maktabah Dār al- Ma‛ārif Allāhābād, has had the honour of conveying several books on various themes and sciences to the masses and the elite. Scholars and spiritual masters blessed them with acceptance, and authors received them with approval. May Allāh ta‛ālā reward them with the best of rewards.
The book before you – Hayāt al-Qulūb fī Ridā’ al- Mahbūb – is in reality a comprehensive and detailed explanation of the famous supplication of the Naqshbandīyyah masters:
O my Allāh! You alone are my objective. I seek Your pleasure alone. Therefore confer me with Your love and recognition.
My honourable father tried to demonstrate the evil traits from which the hearts are to be purified, and the praiseworthy qualities with which they are to be embellished so that they can become sound hearts. After all, Rasūlullāh sallallāhu ‛alayhi wa sallam said: “I desire to go before Allāh ta‛ālā with a sound heart.” Every believer ought to have this desire that his heart must not be dead. Rather, it must be alive so that it is valued by Allāh ta‛ālā. May Allāh ta‛ālā inspire us to practise. Āmīn.
Respected reader! There are a few other useful books which have already been compiled but need to be printed. We request your prayers so that Allāh ta‛ālā may provide the means from the unseen and make the task easy.
Finally, I consider it essential to inform you of a major tragedy. My honourable mother departed from this temporary world to the eternal world of the
Hereafter on 9 Rajab 1437 A.H./17 April 2016. To Allāh we belong and to Him is our return. I request your prayers for her forgiveness.
Also, I earnestly request you to remember my honourable father in your prayers – that Allāh ta‛ālā blesses him with good health and wellness, and to keep his shadow over us for a long time so that these academic works may continue and we are able to present various types of books to you.
Muhammad ‛Abdullāh Qamar az-Zamān Qāsmī Allāhābādī
17 Rajab 1437 A.H.
25 April 2016