Sufi - a man of the people called sufiyah who profess the mystic principles of tasawwuf (mysticism). There are many silsilas (concatenations) in sufis, but they are all agreed in their Principal tenet submission to a murshid (inspired guide). The great object of the Sufi mystic is to lose his own identity. The sole object of Sufism is to lead the wandering Soul onward, Stage by stage, until it reaches the desired goal - perfect union with the Divine Being.
This book The Sufi Saints of the Indian Subcontinent is a short Biographical Sketch of sufiya-e-kiram (the generous mystics) of Indian subcontinent. If we want falaah wa behbood (success and well-being) here faani (perishable) world and in aakhirat (the next world, life after death) which is baqa'e-davam (everlastingness), the teachings of sufis (described in this book) will be very useful because sufis have left a lasting legacy that will guide the people today and in future.