Awarif ul-Ma'arif (in Arabic) has bever before been translated into English. This is one of the oldest and most authentic books on Sufism. What is here given to the reader, comprises more than a half of Misbah-ul-Hidayat. Shaikh Sahab ud-Din Muhammad Shurawardi, the author of this work in Arabic, was the son of Abu Najib, was born at Suhraward and he died at Baghdad. The sources of this book on Sufism have been derived from Disquisition on Sufism by Sir W. Jones, Soofies (History of Persia) by Malcolm, The Gulshan i-Riaz and other sources.